Alive in the Park
Enjoy some great food and music at our youth concert, featuring international guest, Curt Anderson. We are also delighted to feature local artists and bands, including:
Curt Anderson has been making music since he could first reach the piano keys. Fast forward a couple decades and his songs can be heard on the radio on every continent. Whether he’s playing to a crowd of thousands, hundreds, or less than a dozen, what matters most to Curt is the impact he can have with an audience. He strives to make a personal connection with every crowd.
Awkward Silence, Launceston, Tas
Awkward Silence started out as a high school band, with Zac Jessup, Hannah Lawes, Toby Verhaege and drum wizard Tyler Watson. Over the last 2-3 years this close-knit group of friends have performed at events such as Rock Challenge, the Launceston Competitions and various community events in Riverside and Beaconsfield. They have played gigs featuring their mix of indie/rock covers and originals at Bakers Lane, the Greenwood and the Tramsheds. The group hopes to record this year and continue to play gigs for fantastic people around the state.
Bostonians formed early in 2017 with Reuben Koops and Jamon Dingemanse wanting to create a high-quality sound mixing their natural music inclinations with well-known songs. Reuben found success on a national talent show early in his career and has since built upon this, releasing two EPs whilst recording and touring the US and Canada. Jamon has been involved in many types of bands and ensembles as a drummer and percussionist and has recorded extensively with producers both locally and in Sydney and Melbourne.
Christa loves life and living every day with Jesus. The gift of an old piano grew into a passion for playing music, including flute, guitar and dabbling with any instrument that crosses her path. Christa’s music taste has developed significantly over the last few years and ranges from acoustic pieces to hip hop. Some artists that have influenced her musically include John Butler Trio, Jon Bellion and Gang of Youths.
The Fergusons are three young brothers who play blues, jazz and funk. They started their musical journey playing in a family band with their dad. Since then they have developed into well-known musos working in and around Tasmania, regularly playing at local gigs, public events and functions. Recently they had the opportunity to play at Festivale and Music in the Park.
Emma is a singer-songwriter based in Launceston, sharing gut feelings through song. Her unique voice reflects influences from jazz and indie-pop and her background in theatre.
Humphrey Murray, Launceston, Tas
Local Tasmanian IT expert Humphrey Murray gave song writing a go at high school, but never really followed through on it until recently. His recent online study has included a song writing component, which has taught him that song writing is hard! Music, for Humphrey, is a way to connect with God and a means of imparting truth. His influences include Housefires and United Pursuit.
Emily Peterson, Launceston, Tas
Emily Peterson is a Tasmanian singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from her faith, family, friends and the monotony, chaos and wonder of everyday life.
Bec Thiele is a local music teacher in Launceston. Born and bred in the city, she attends Door of Hope church with her husband, Sam, and two children, Judah and Elsie. Bec recently released her EP What We Know and writes music to creatively express her love for God and life experiences.
Jess is a wife, mother, student and part-time worker. She has attended church most of her life, serving in children’s ministry and on the creative team as a guitarist, back-up vocalist, and worship leader. Her desire is for God to use her voice and songs to touch the lives of others in the same ways that He has touched and changed her life.