Scene News: Bank of Melbourne announce the finalists in its 3rd Melbourne Music Bank competition

Bank of Melbourne announced the finalists in its 3rd Melbourne Music Bank competition.  Now it’s over to you: from today until 9 October, the public is invited to vote for their favourite entry.  The four entries with the most overall votes will perform in a finale at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on 25 October, where a panel of industry experts will crown the winner.

The 12 finalists from a record 540 submissions showcase talent from all over Victoria in hip hop, alt-country, rap, folk, rock, pop, garage and soul.  The finalists are: Sal Wonder from Brunswick, Anna Oliphant Wright from Lake Gardens, Ayyoob Meeragani from Fawkner, B Cardamone from Richmond, Batz from Collingwood, Birdhouse from Caulfield, BLOOM from McCrae, HeavyHeads from Balaclava, James Franklin from Dandenong, Sienna Wild from South Melbourne, Tempus Sun from Moonee Ponds and Zii Music from Fawkner.

Prizes are up for grabs for voters, including double passes to this year’s Beyond the Valley festival and Pandora subscriptions. Find your favourite finalist and vote at

“We’re thrilled with the record number of submissions this year.  It confirms what we’ve known all along: that there’s an incredible amount of musical talent all over Victoria.  We love supporting the arts and uncovering the next star to grace the Hamer Hall stage” say Bank of Melbourne’s Head of Brand and Marketing Jac Phillips.

Melbourne Music Bank asked Victorian bands, musicians, singers and songwriters to submit an original song for the chance to win more than $60,000 in prizes.  Supported by industry heavyweights Pandora, Beat Magazine, Tone Deaf and Music Feeds, this year’s winner of Melbourne Music Bank will receive the ultimate toolkit to kick-start their music career: recording time at Melbourne’s The Studios In The City to record, mix and master an EP, two film clips, album artwork, printed CDs, styling, media training, and a photoshoot for the release.  The winner also receives management and mentoring by Matt O’Connor, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency, as well as the opportunity to tour the east coast of Australia, and perform at the renowned festival, Beyond The Valley festival.

Cast your vote at 

You have until the 9th October to have your say.

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