New South Wales five-piece, Go Mason Go, has won the first phase of Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012. The five finalists Lets Not Pretend, Masketta Fall, Your Ticket Home, Go Mason Go and Break A Leg travelled to the outer suburbs of Melbourne last Saturday for the Red Bull Backyard Jam final, which took place in the backyard of Masketta Fall’s drummer, Jamie Ross. With a set up that mirrored a small festival stage, all five played their best three tracks to a backyard full of fans and friends as well as the panel of judges. The
afternoon was capped off with an awesome set from Melbourne rockers, Stonefield.
Over 150 fans came to show their support at the invitation-only jam, making signs and posters to cheer on their favourite bands.
The judges had their work cut out for them, but concluded Go Mason Go to be the stand out of the day. Judge and A&R expert Michael Parisi says, "All of the finalists were great and played really well but Go Mason Go was a stand out. While they have a way to go as a band, they have a freshness and a real point of difference. Their songs are fun, simple and catchy and they have so much scope to become a genuine contender. I’m going to enjoy helping them and watching them grow and evolve in the process”.
"The weekend in Melbourne at the Red Bull Backyard Jam was so much fun and an incredible experience. The other bands were really awesome and it was such a pleasure to play with them making it a real privilege to win such beneficial prizes,” says Jesse Taunton (vocals/guitar, 15) of Go Mason Go who have scored themselves a week’s worth of studio time, exposure through Red Bull Bedroom Jam media partners and channels and the support and guidance of Michael Parisi.
Red Bull Bedroom Jam is back bigger and better in 2012. This year the competition aims to find the best vocalists, duos and bands aged between 15 and 21. To enter, all you need to do is record a video of an original track, create an artist or band profile then upload it to www.redbullbedroomjam.com.au. Spread the word to your friends and fans to create as much buzz as you can. Top the buzz chart, and you could be performing a gig from your very own bedroom beamed to the world via webcast. Winners will also get the chance to play one of the country’s most iconic live music venues, play a major music festival, plus score some studio time.
Phase two of Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012 kicks off now with the first finalist announced on Monday, 16th July. So if you know any young bands who want to get some industry experience, get them registered at www.redbullbedroomjam.com.au.