Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Playing for a Triple J Ticket

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Playing for a Triple J Ticket

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Byline: Marc Stapelberg

IT'S the golden ticket and it is hotly contested and for high school musicians it is the only thing that matters at the moment.

Of course, we are talking about the rite of passage that is Unearthed high - a Triple J competition for musicians in high school.

Many acts have made a go of the music industry by themselves, but to win Unearthed High is like main-lining your music career with Red Bull, while drinking coffee and doing star jumps.

Most acts never look back.

For Richmond River High School bands Melted Couch and Next Week, expectations are high as they watch the charts with bated breath. The bands spent three hours in a studio at Southern Cross University and completed work on their entries.

Richmond River High School music teacher Ben Wordsworth said he wanted his students to get some airplay and experience music in a real-world environment.

"This school is a melting pot of talent," Mr Wordsworth said. …

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