12-22 AUGUST 2021 View all events

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Ever wanted to play in a band? Now is your time! MASSIVE BAND brings together around a hundred women and girls to create one, ginormous rock band.

A music project by composer, drummer and percussionist Bree van Reyk, MASSIVE BAND provides informal music training and the opportunity to perform on stage in a ‘safety-in-numbers’ environment, in what is often a male-dominated space. Some leading Australian musicians will mentor less experienced players and we’ll perform a set of easy-to-learn classic rock hits and improvised soundscapes. Get ready to rock’n’roll!


– Sydney Morning Herald



Do I need any musical experience?

No, you don’t need any prior musical experience to be involved. A willingness to learn and be available to attend our Open Workshops is all we ask! We will have professional musicians and mentors leading the workshops, taking you through each step of the process.


Do I need my own instrument?

No, you don’t need to have your own instrument. If you do and can bring it along, that would be great! But if you don’t, we will do our best to offer a few options for you on the day. It may be that you will be learning on a shared instrument with others.


What if I can’t attend all the workshops?

That’s ok, we understand you may not be available for all the workshops dates. We suggest attending two of the open workshops to ensure you feel confident to perform with the group. We do require you to be available for the final rehearsal and performance date though!


What if I want to be involved but I’m not a woman?

This project is strictly for girls, women, non-binary, trans, and female identifying folk. The premise of the project is about creating a safe and inclusion space for women to make music together. If you really want to get behind the project, you could loan an instrument/s and/or an amp for someone to use!


What if my school is involved, do I need to attend the open workshops?

If we are bringing our musicians to your school, you don’t need to attend the open workshops. However, if you would like to attend you absolutely can! It’s a great way to meet other women in the music community and we always encourage extra practicing.


What access will be provided? 

The community workshops will be hosted at a community hall in Burleigh Heads. The space is wheelchair accessible, however the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. There are public wheelchair accessible bathrooms approximately 200m from the hall. Please get in contact with our team to discuss any access requirements and for further information:  info@placemakers.org.au or call (07) 5525 6468

About the artist

Bree van Reyk is a drummer, percussionist, composer and sound artist who makes unconventional and tradition-challenging performance works. Her music resides in the intersection between contemporary classical, indie-rock and performance art and is equally warm-hearted, celebratory, and focussed on issues of equality.

Presented byBLEACH* Blank Street Press Gold Coast Music Awards
Photo CreditChris Fraper

Burleigh Hub

Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220

Sunday 15 Aug3:00pm Support Acts 5:30pm Performance
All times are QLD AEST
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilet
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Important Info
  • Covid Safe
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Licensed venue
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Cancelled
  • Family
  • Music

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