Willyama High School grunge rock band Scream Street has been chosen as a finalist for Surround Sound – a band competition run by The Arts Unit of the NSW government and open to students from secondary schools in rural and remote areas.
The four-piece – made up of Louis Lutkins (guitar/vocals), Rylan Brown (guitar), Josh Reardon (bass), and Kye Turley (drums) – told the Truth they were excited about being selected as one of eight finalists, citing the success and exposure this opportunity could provide.
“We spend so much time and effort into making music and perfecting our parts to make it sound the best it can be”, the band said in a statement.
After first making a video submission, Scream Street were judged on ensemble skills, technical proficiency, musicality, and performance skills. The next stage of the competition sees the band supported in travelling to and being accommodated in Sydney during Term 4, as they prepare and perform a 15-minute set at a live event – Specfest – where they’ll also be judged on their ability to engage a crowd.
“Our band is in the early stages right now and we are thriving because of how well we have been pumping out music. We really want to continue with this success with entering in more competitions and doing more gigs in the future,” said the band’s statement.