Mojo Rising 2017 Announced!

Cool Perth Nights are incredibly proud to announce Mojo Rising, an innovative competition for emerging West Australian bands to be staged at much-loved crucible of independent live music Mojo’s Bar.

Relationships and a strong sense of community is integral to everything Cool Perth Nights and Mojo’s do - Mojo Rising has been designed around this philosophy. The competition is a phoenix-like reboot of a talent drive we ran in 2010 which has now been adapted to suit to the realities of the music industry in 2017. We believe that connecting up-and-coming artists into a supportive network of contacts and carefully guiding them through their first years in the industry is now as important, if not more, than a traditional cash prize. With this experience in mind, we’ve designed Mojo Rising as a supercharged musical ‘buddy system’ where the winning band will be nurtured by our team and our networks over a year. In short, Mojo Rising is a competition that aims to give the winner the tools to help themselves.

Entries to Mojo Rising are open now and close on September 7 - very soon! Heats take place every Wednesday at Mojo’s from Sept 20 - Nov 8 ($5 entry). Semi finals take place on Friday November 17 and 24 with the grand final held on Saturday December 2 ($15 entry).

Each competition will judged by a panel of five judges selected from a pool of WA musicians, music industry and media.

Mojo Rising Is proudly sponsored by the following partners: 4 Pines Brewing Company, Blackbird Sound Studio, Dan Grant Photographer, Forensic Audio Mastering, Jarrah Records, Redroom, RTR FM 92.1, Sailor Jerry, Scenestr, Smirnoff, The Hills Cider Company

Andrew Ryan