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Knox: Amplified 2018

If you love playing and learning music, singing or performing, this one’s for you.

Image of Nicky Bomba performing at Knox Festival 2018

Whether you are a skilled musician, just starting out or simply love music and performance, Knox: Amplified presents a unique opportunity to get alongside some of Melbourne’s most established musicians and performance artists to learn, grow and collaborate with other like-minded local creatives.

Knox: Amplified offers a range of FREE music making workshops and school programs at Knox Community Arts Centre, and will culminate in a suite of live stage and festival performances, where you will be playing, singing, moving and collaborating alongside the likes of Nicky Bomba and members of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Mighty Buzzniks, Idiomatic Arts and Melbourne’s top Cabaret producers, Winding Road Productions.


Local music industry mentors and producers will be around to help build your local music industry network, featuring The Sound of Melbourne Records, ASV Singing Academy and more!

Nicky Bomba & members of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra March 2018: Performance @ Knox Festival

To get the program started, Nicky Bomba and members of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra presented a lively, interactive, reggae-jazz infused frenzy at Knox Festival on Saturday 3rd March. The Knox community jumped up on-stage as dancers, singers and a pumping rhythm section!

Here's how to get AMPLIFIED...

Image of Mighty Buzzniks with students from Bayswater West Primary School Workshop

Everyone is welcome to take part in this fun, free music making program, and here’s how:

The Mighty Buzzniks

Image of Bayswater West Primary School students performing at KCAC for Knox Amplified

Friday 8 June 2018, 7-8.15pm: Performance with Bayswater West PS


Well done to all the clever students who participated in the Bayswater West Primary School Knox: AMPLIFIED workshops recently at KCAC, and their collaborative performance with The Mighty Buzzniks on Friday 8 June.

Nicky Bomba & members of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Image of Nicky Bomba

Sept to October: General Workshops & Performances


Bring your instruments, vocal chords and musical dreams to these highly engaging music making sessions, working alongside some of Melbourne’s best musicians. Collaborate, build new works, get inspired, share your ideas, and skill up by the second.

Workshop Dates @ KCAC (Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions):
3rd September 7pm - 9pm
17th September 7pm - 9pm
8 October 7pm - 9pm

Performance Dates:
15th October - KCAC
21st October - Stringybark Festival


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Cabaret Showcase: Winding Road Productions

Image of Winding Roads Cabaret

July to August 2018: Auditions, Workshops and Performances @ KCAC


The Knox Amplified Cabaret Showcase Program is a free, exciting opportunity to work with multi award winning cabaret performers/producers, Melissa Langton and Mark Jones, to develop and perform your own short (10-25 min) cabaret show for an audience at Knox Community Arts Centre in late August.

The Program will include workshops in writing cabaret scripts, microphone technique, lighting a show, structuring your cabaret and most importantly choosing and arranging songs to showcase your particular vocal talents.

Auditions – July 2 & 4, 5pm-9pm (Bookings Essential – please call 9729 7287)

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Music Industry Forum

Monday 24 September, 7pm @ KCAC


Making your way in the music business as an independent artist calls for some skills as well as some industry know-how. If you’re passionate about making it in the music industry, this session gives you unprecedented access to music industry professionals and local industry mentors. Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to and listen to other’s journeys and insights..

Limited availability so bookings are required.

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School Holiday & Stringybark Festival Programs

Stay tuned for more details about how to get involved with the fun, interactive music making workshops and performances during Spring at KCAC School Holiday Porgrams and Stringybark Festival with The Mighty Buzzniks and Nicky Bomba.

More info coming soon.

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Knox: Amplified is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

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