Music masters come out for Regional Sounds opening night

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton's music community came out to support Regional Sounds' grand opening.
Camera IconGeraldton's music community came out to support Regional Sounds' grand opening. Credit: Kym Jefferies

Regional Sounds threw open the doors to the old Marine Terrace railway station last week to reveal what it hopes will become the hub of original music in the Mid West.

The organisation started eight months ago and has been supporting local musicians through workshops and inclusive live events.

It struck a deal with the City of Greater Geraldton to take over the historic railway station for a three-month trial, using it to provide a collaborative space for local artists and as a venue for live music nights to give emerging musicians their first taste of performance.

“It’s a place where artists can just drop in. We have a co-working space for musicians, regular events, upskilling,” executive director Alexia Parenzee said.

“This will not only enhance the local Mid West music scene but be beneficial for the wider community as a whole.”

Regional Sounds held an invitation-only opening before opening the doors to the public for the first time on Thursday.

Members of well-known local bands such as RATSALAD and Good Strife, as well as supporters of the scene such as sound engineer Phillip Mullins and manager Daron Keogh, were invited to take a first look at the new space.

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