More Than This targeted emerging musicians and music industry professionals in a state of career flux. The forum provided access to new networks as well as up to date information on how to leverage your musical career into a sustainable and diverse career in Community, the Arts or creative enterprise. The forum also touched on the use of digital distribution platforms to further your career. More Than This gave Western Sydney musicians what they needed to know to dovetail a career in music with other disciplines.
The forum included:
The event was hosted and facilitated by Trey Thomas and Christian Tancred. Jacinta Tobin presented a special Welcome To Country and cultural talk.
MC Trey (born Thelma Thomas in Lami, Fiji) is a Fijian-Australian rapper, vocalist and hip-hop activist. She was also nominated as one of Sydney’s Top 10 Creative Innovators in the field of music and is a member of an ARIA nominated band, Foreign Heights. Over the past 13 years, Trey has established herself as an artist within hip-hop and urban music in Australia.
Trey is a youth arts worker, who facilitates hip-hop music workshops for young people around Australia.
Jactina Tobin is a Darug Woman who believes music is a wonderful form of education and life. She has been writing songs for the last five years and is currently releasing her first debut CD ‘Yarramundi and the Four Leaf Clover’ which is a musical story of the Darug People. Jacinta was born believing she was an Australian/Irish with Spanish descent, now knowing that the Spanish descent is in fact Aboriginal descent.
Six Pound is a recording artist based in Marayong, Sydney. He specialises in developing and facilitating mentorship and leadership programs and Hip Hop music workshops to young people in juvenile detention centres, local service providers, behavioral schools & mainstream high schools. He is the founder of ‘Done and dappered – Garage barber spot’.
Richard is a music producer, songwriter, facilitator and events producer. His work focuses on engaging, writing and recording with diverse communities to create new music and cultural events of significance. Richard has studied contemporary music practices and explored music making with world and sacred music practitioners.
Zehrish, also known as the 26th Letter is a multi-skilled DJ, MC & Music Producer from Rooty Hill, Sydney, Australia.He has supported many high profile artists such as Katy Perry, Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Xzibit, Good Charlotte and most recently Naughty by Nature. After winning the 2013 Australian Beat battle, his music and his band Soul Benefits have gathered a devoted following.He is also a youth worker and workshop facilitation with services such as the Ted Noffs Foundation, Information and Cultural Exchange, The Street University, Salvation Army, Mission Australia, The Australian Museum.