Joondalup band Raksha wins Behind The Wall’s Ultimate Band Camp


Joondalup-based band Raksha. Picture: Josh Wells Photography
Joondalup-based band Raksha. Picture: Josh Wells Photography

RAKSHA band members said it was “the best news to wake up to” when they found out they had won Behind The Wall’s Ultimate Band Camp competition.

The win will see the Joondalup-based band complete a specialised artist camp worth $20,000 in Lancelin from October 3-11, finishing with an all ages headline show at Badlands Bar on October 12.

The camp will give the members of Raksha expert industry training, developing skills in live sound, lighting, musicianship, artistry and management to help take the band from amateur to professional.

The course will include mornings of yoga and meditation, lecturers in music business skills, song writing classes, technical-based construction classes and band rehearsals.

Behind The Wall said Raksha had “best and most creative” entry.

They said Raksha showed them they “wanted to win the most”.

“That’s who we want to work with at Behind The Wall; bands that really want to make it and want to use the industry and the knowledge.”

Band member Conor Lawson said they entered the competition because it had “a broad approach to the music industry”.

“For example, I don’t know anything about lights but after this, I will,” he said.

Band manager Rosie Oldham said it was “an honour” for them to win “such an amazing prize and will undoubtedly help us take Raksha to the next level”.

“This will help each member grow individually as performers and professionals, as well as allowing us to grow as a band.”

Raksha also has gigs booked at Jack Rabbit Slims on October 6 and Amplifier Bar on October 7.