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Breakthrough Music Competition

Person playing guitar at the Reckingham Foreshore

About

The City of Rockingham’s annual Breakthrough Music Competition aims to showcase the talents of local aspiring musicians aged 12-24 years. The competition provides local individuals and groups who can sing or play an instrument an opportunity to experience performing at a public place in front of an audience. The competition also provides great local exposure within the community which can result in additional performance opportunities at future events within the City of Rockingham.

2023 competition details

This year's competition was held in November at various locations around the City. The heats showcased some great solo artists, duos, trios and bands as they competed for the top spot in this year's competition and the chance to win studio recording time, interviews on local radio, cash prizes and performance opportunities. 

Heat 1 - Bands (ages 12-24)

  • Date: Friday 3 November 2023
  • Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Venue: Rockingham Youth Centre

Finalists:

  • Triad
  • Terminal 3
  • Fun and Pointless
  • Broken Pedal

Heat 2 - Seniors (ages 17-24, or intermediate to advanced performers)

  • Date: Saturday 11 November 2023
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Venue: Channel 7 Rockingham Beach Cup

Finalists:

  • Alexandra Avery
  • Mark Trainer
  • Paris Cusack
  • Luke Blackshaw
  • Jaimie Topham and Grace Fender (Duo)

Heat 3 - Juniors  (ages 12-16, or beginner performers)

Junior category finalists holding their certificates

  • Date: Sunday 19 November 2023
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Venue: Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre

Finalists

  • Kav Fullerton
  • Grace Trimble
  • Helen Buchan, Jasmine Yalaz and Ashlee Riech (Trio)
  • Lily
  • Georgia
  • Mia Young
  • Izzy G
  • Joseva

Final

This year, the Rockingham Youth Centre hosted the final of the Breakthrough Music Competition for 2023. The finalists from each heat performed to win various prizes including: a professional photo shoot, a music studio recording session, cash prizes and more.

2023 Winners

Junior category

  • Runner up: Kav Fullerton
  • Winner: Grace Trimble

Senior category

  • Runner up: AJ (Alexandra Avery)
  • Winner: Paris Cusack

Band category

  • Runner up: Fun and Pointless (Lachlan Frear, Scott Topham, Monaro Bennington, Jayden Jooste)
  • Winner: Terminal 3 (Riley Spowart, Cuba Williams, Nikolas Dragicevich)

Original Song Category

  • Georgia Carter

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Street Hassle Events
  • Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre
  • Chop Street Music Productions
  • Guitar World
  • My Little Bookshop
  • Johnson Custom Automotive
  • Kwinana Industries Council
  • Rotary Club of Palm Beach
  • Rotary Club of Rockingham
  • Lions Club of Rockingham
  • PhotoCoffee
  • Channel 7 Rockingham Beach Cup

 

Contact the Rockingham Youth Centre on 9591 0836 or email youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au for more information.

2023 Gallery

  • Original Song Winner: Georgia Carter
  • Junior Runner Up Kav Fullerton
  • Junior winner Grace Trimble
  • Senior Winner Paris Cusack
  • Senior Runner Up AJ
  • Band Winners Terminal 3
  • Band Runner Up Fun and Pointless
  • Kav Fullerton receives junior runner up award with Kerry Ridley from My Little Bookshop
  • Grace Trimble receives junior winner award with sponsor Kerry Ridley from My Little Bookshop
  • AJ receives senior runner up award with Mayor Deb Hamblin
  • Paris Cusack receives senior winner award with Mayor Deb Hamblin
  • Fun and Pointless band receives runner up prize
  • Terminal 3 band receives winner prize
  • Georgia receives singer/song writer prize for best original song with two Rockingham Youth Reference Group members
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