Women in Music Lineup Gets Bigger

Posted on Feb 4, 2011

Charismatic frontwoman, Patience Hodgson of Brisbane darlings The Grates joins the already stellar line up of Women in Music speakers. She will hit the forum direct from the studio in New York where she has been writing and recording The Grates highly anticipated third album due out later in the year.

Joining her is Amandah Wilkinson – vocalist and guitarist for the ARIA Award winning Operator Please. The band formed in high school and then shot to success in Australia and overseas where they have toured extensively and played many festivals including the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK and the current Big Day Out.

Well known for her stunning vocals, the five-time platinum recording artist Katie Noonan will be taking part and sharing some of her experiences as a successful solo artist and member of the groups george and Elixir.

Other talented musicians joining the WiM lineup include Eliza Lam – bass player for Oh Mercy; Joanna Nilson – bass player for The Butcher Birds; Sabrina Lawrie – guitarist, songwriter and live venue manager; Myka Wallace – drummer for Laneous & The Family Yah, Rene Collett – drummer for Undead Apes, Seja and previously with Gazoonga Attack and Michelle Xen – performer, visual artist and producer for Edge of Colour.

Aspiring music industry practitioners will also have a diverse range of experience to draw from with the addition of:

Megan Reeder-Hope – General Manager, Secret Service Public Relations
Sam Cook – Director, The Dreaming Festival
Natalie Bell – Milefire Management (Oh Mercy)
Leonie Yeoman – Manager (Chris Pickering)
Crystle Fleper –
Musician and Qld Editor, FasterLouder
Roxy Burt – DJ/Director, Pistol Whipped Events & Promotion
Belynda-Jane Hemmling – Director, Cherry Red Music
Leanne de Souza – Manager (The Medics)
Charlotte Lynch – Writer/Journalist, BATS Magazine
Lori Lee Cash – Promoter, Robot International (Greazefest)
Deb Suckling – Director, SugarRush Records
Elleni Toumpas – Photographer
Silvana Macarone – SMAC Photography
Natalie Dodds – PR for Mucho Bravado

The WiM program will provide a full day of informative panels and practical workshops and a chance to interact more closely with the speakers and explore career options in the Career Path Roundtables.

Stay tuned for more speaker and program announcements!