Bayside City Council Youth Services
Contact: Emily Buttriss
Phone: 9599 4493
Web: www.facebook.com/baysidefreeza (new window) / www.bayside.vic.gov.au/youth_services.htm (new window)
Bayside's very own FReeZA committee, Boombox Events, is made up of enthusiastic, passionate, and determined young people aged 12-25. 2013 was a great year at Bayside, and we plan to make 2014 event better! This year the committee will kick things off by taking part in organising The Push stage at the prestigious St Kilda festival. They will also host their annual FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands event and hold their annual Art Exhibition. After the success of lasts years all ages Friday the 13th Block Party, Boombox will also host another all ages dance party, as well as some brand new events. The committee meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm at the Peterson Youth Centre in Highett.
Cardinia Shire FReeZA
Casey City Council
Contact: Rachael Lang
Phone: 9792 7021
Web: www.insideinfo.casey.vic.gov.au (new window) or www.facebook.com/pages/Spectrum-Entertainment-Casey-FReeZA-Committee (new window)
Spectrum Entertainment consists of 11 enthusiastic young people with extensive knowledge of the music scene in Casey. They organise regular live music events including their annual Fringe Fest and Live ‘n’ Loud events along with skate, bmx and scooter competitions, acoustic gigs and FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition. Performers that Spectrum Entertainment has worked with in the past include The Getaway Plan, Dream On Dreamer, House Vs Hurricane and Phrase. Spectrum Entertainment meet fortnightly at the Cranbourne Youth Information Centre where they discuss new and upcoming local bands and soloists and plan events that appeal to a vast demographic of young people in the City of Casey.
Muso Network and Meltdown Committees
City of Greater Dandenong
Contact: Shannon Stephens
Phone: 9793 2155
Web: www.greaterdandenong.com/youthservices (new window) / www.facebook.com/CGDyouthservices (new window) / www.facebook.com/musonetwork (new window)
Muso Network youth music event committee is open to young people aged 12 to 25 who have a keen interest in the live band scene. The committee provides a range of event management training in the organising of all events. Events include punk, rock, metal, and acoustic nights plus the annual FReeZA Push Start Battle of The Bands. The Meltdown Committee is similar and focuses on cultural, hip hop, dance, and disability events. The committees meet fortnightly at The Castle in Dandenong. On Thursdays we conduct Parkside Live (previously The Beat) where young people can gain skills in musical instruments. This is free and is held 4-7pm at The Castle, Hemming Park, Princes Hwy, Dandenong. For further details please contact City of Greater Dandenong Youth Services on 9793 2155.
Port Phillip Freeza Collective
Frankston City Council - Youth Services
Contact: Chris Hoffman
Phone: 9298 7110
Web: www.facebook.com/freshentertainment.frankston (new window) / http://youth.frankston.vic.gov.au (new window)
Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services
Contact: Jackie Rickard
Phone: 5950 1666
Web: www.mpys.com.au/programs/impakt-freeza (new window) / www.facebook.com.au/impaktfreeza (new window)
Impakt Freeza welcomes 2013 with a brand new committee. Events kick off with two lunch time gigs at Rosebud and Dromana Secondary College. They are set to host a training event by The Push, then comes the South Eastern League Skate Comp in collaboration with the YMCA. Event highlights this year include lunch time gigs in local high schools with the high energy pop/punk rockers ‘Brighter At Night’ and the exciting privilege of hosting the Push Start Battle of the Bands Regional Final. All the behind the scenes ground work is done at weekly Impakt meetings held at the Rosebud YLounge every Thursday afternoon.
Stonnington Youth Services
Contact: Holly Marriott
Phone: 8290 7020
Web: www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/soundslike (new window) / www.facebook.com/soundslikeproductions (new window)
The Soundslike Productions FReeZA committee is made up of passionate, motivated young people aged 14-23 who are committed to making positive changes for young people in their community. In the next 12 months the committee will host a FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands event, host the underage DJ event 'Soundslike Beats', work in partnership with Melbourne High’s Rock Club to hold a lunchtime gig, host a stage at the annual Viva Youth Festival, hold the family friendly Phoenix Skate Park Jam, take part in organising The Push stage at the prestigious St Kilda festival, and hold industry training for committee members to improve event production skills!! The committee meet weekly on Wednesdays from 4.30-6.30pm at Level 1/22 Little Chapel Street, Prahran.