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Denmark Music student in the limelight at Perth WA Music Festival

South Regional TAFE Denmark music graduate Justin Pilkington recently performed at the WA Music Festival in Perth.

Justin, a Yamatji man, was invited to the WA Music Festival by North Metropolitan TAFE students. He played a thirty-minute set in Perth’s Yagan Square.

South Regional TAFE music lecturer Tony King said that Justin played psychedelic rock, influenced by bands such as Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, and Neil Young’s Crazyhorse.

“It was lovely for a Denmark TAFE band to be invited by North Metropolitan TAFE lecturer Matt Johnson to play at the festival,"  Tony said.

“Full credit to Justin for stepping into the limelight for the gig, and to Jonelle Grochowski who drove up to Perth the day after a Denmark gig.”

“In Semester 1, 2020 the Denmark campus is running Certificate II and IV in Music Industry. 

"Certificate II is pitched at the bedroom strummer looking to get some confidence on stage, and Certificate IV is aimed at the gigging musician who wants to take the next step with their music making and performance opportunities."

Tony also mentioned that the WA Music Festival Director, Mark Neal, graduated from the Denmark Music course.

 "Mark is a prime example of a Denmark music graduate that utilised his TAFE skills at the start of his career, and has worked hard to have an exciting, multi-faceted role in Western Australian music scene. "

Justin is pictured with drummer Jonelle Grochowski who has a Diploma of Music from South Regional TAFE. He played alongside lecturers Chris Edmondson (guitar) and Tony King (bass).


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