CDU students ready for first show 


Students from Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (BCAI) degree will launch their first show this Friday.

The much-awaited musical collective, “Darwin BCAI”, will feature music to appeal to a wide variety of tastes, including acoustic, rock and jazz.

The night will include some newly created and old music performed by BCAI contemporary music students, including acoustic performances by students more regularly spotted on the Darwin music scene.

Acoustic bands such as The Neo and Enth Degree will perform alongside electric rock bands Octapussy Wussy and The Ricky Hoe Band.

The evening also will feature jazz singer Milly Mornane and her four-piece band and sets from jazz band Blue Curacao as well as other special guests.

Now in its first year, the BCAI degree caters for students wanting to explore the diversity of creative arts in the areas of new media design, communications, fine arts and classical and contemporary music.

Contemporary music lecturer at CDU, Jack Tinapple is helping the students put together the gig at Happy Yess.

Mr Tinapple, also a member of local bands Jigsaw and The Neo, said: “It’s a really great opportunity for the students to increase their hands-on experience in the music industry.

“Their diverse musical styles and influences will definitely make for a really varied show that should be heaps of fun” Jack said.

The gig will take place on Friday, May 2 from 9pm, at Happy Yess, 5 Bennett Street, Darwin city.

Tickets are $5 at the door - no passouts.

For further information, contact Axel Carrington on 0422 891 035.