Grass Roots Open Mic Saw Young Artists Take to the Stage for a Wide Variety of Music | News from the region



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The Grass Roots open mic show saw a wide variety of young musicians take the stage to showcase their musical talent, from opera singers to metal bands. The show brought together seven musical talents from Griffith and the surrounding area to showcase their songwriting skills, competing for a recording session at the CAD factory, an opening opportunity for “A Day in the Orchard” and a cash prize of $ 250. The day opened like all good shows, with a cover of “Toxic” by Britney Spears. The song was performed by Aurora Kiddle who followed it from her original “Island”. From there, Missi J presented a series of originals, Zoe Yalouris showed her opera vocals, and Charlie Jones performed on guitar. After a brief intermission, Jorja Dalton showed off two originals, Alpha Cult performed a delightfully metal cover of Violent Femmes and the MOTO jazz ensemble presented “Rain Falling on a Tin Roof”. READ MORE After the wide array of acts, MOTO was announced as the winners of a recording session at the CAD factory. The group is made up of Declan Lucas, Liam Perry, Eilidh Lucas and Austin Bellany. “I don’t think any of us were there for the prizes, we just wanted to share our music and cheer people on. That’s what it will be,” the band said. “The solos we did together went really well, it’s cool that the boards are backing that up after last year.” Jorja Dalton won the “Standout Performance” award, taking home $ 250 as a reward. Miss Dalton is completely self-taught, she is learning to sing, to play the guitar and has just started to learn the piano on her own. She said the money was especially needed after a year of not being able to play concerts, but that she liked to get back to it for the performance. Finally, Missi J is now lined up to open for the ‘Day in the Orchard’ festival in October and is working hard to bring together other originals to bring the festival along with. “It was really fun, I really enjoyed it. It’s a great opportunity for young musicians,” she said. “I didn’t realize the quality of others, I just went out for fun.” The feeling was echoed by the other musicians, who were stunned by the talent displayed. All were excited to come back next year and perform again, and all were hoping to see more of Griffith’s musical talent on display. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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