It's 2021 and we're heading into the New Year with an Online O-Week Party live from the Wellington St campus auditorium. Our student events are only made possible with student power, and as always, this lineup is chockfull with Collarts talent—from the artists to the students controlling lights, camera and action—rounded out by another indomitable headliner.Get to know them and their triumphs before you see their sets this Friday 29th January.
AUDIO ENGINEERING STUDENTS
For our final Collarts Connected livestream last year, a group of our legendary Audio Engineering students were placed in charge of the lights, camera, and action. All working from home, they utilised remote softwares and the comprehensive education gleaned from their coursework to bring a livestream to life; and they're doing it again for Online O-Week.
Jett Bond & Aiden Wilcox
Comedy students Jett Bond and Aiden Wilcox made a cheeky appearance for our O-Week last year with a live Wellington St campus kitchen tour, and they're back again for our Trimester 1 O-Week party. This time, as hosts, they're here to kick off the night live from the Auditorium. Jett was a Class Clowns grand finalist, performed at the 2019 Melbourne Comedy Festival, and has been keeping busy in his own time writing, producing, and performing comedic YouTube content. But keep an eye out this year: Jett and Aiden are planning on debuting a joint live show at Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2021.
Originally hailing from South Australia, Music Performance student Camryn Jordans embraces indie and folk, powered by a poignant, dulcet voice with a vast dynamic range. She may have started out busking on the streets in Adelaide, but you might also recognise her from the 2017 edition of The Voice Australia, where she reached the Top 24 as a finalist. Now, she's carving her own path in the music industry, aiming to release her debut EP HIM by the end of 2021.
EBONY & THE DILEMMAS
This Melbourne-based band is bringing the edge to our party, with their own concoction of art rock, post-punk, and blues. Led by singer-songwriter Ebony de Lima, Ebony & the Dilemmas are coming hot off the back of debut single 'Ain't No Saint', a charged punk ode to defiance. Usually known for their rounds on the live circuit, the band are back at it again as the Victorian lockdown eases, with a slew of live shows on the cards at the Old Bar.
If there's a band out there proving the collaborative and supportive nature of our Collarts community, it would be Springer. Deep into lockdown, six Collarts students and alumni banded together from their individual bedrooms to create a virtual band, making music over the internet. Featuring Music Performance alumni Dominic Brinkley, Nick Laby, Maddy Petch, Gabriel Sathiaseelan, Music Performance student Miguel Hutton, and alumni and Entertainment Management student Camryn Sheehan, this will be the first time Springer brings their creations to the stage.
Leading our Online O-Week Party lineup is Kee'ahn: bluesy, soulful, and smooth, the Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Badu Island singer is travelling full steam ahead, coming off the back of her debut single 'Better Things', as well as winning the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards. Warm, inviting, and comforting, Kee'ahn's lush melodies and four-piece live band are bound to be the perfect closer for our O-Week party.
Collarts students can check their e-mails for an invitation to the Collarts Online O-Week Party this Friday 29th January 1PM–5PM.