Eastside Radio is supporting the Bondi WAVE program in 2023.
Bondi Wave is an exceptional initiative from Waverley Council that puts school kids into a program connected to their Music Studios at the newly renovated Bondi Pavilion.
The 12-week course teaches upper primary and high school bands how to write and arrange original music. Designed for bands in the making or individual musicians in need of a crew, each week groups are mentored by a rotating roster of industry professionals, including Jim Elliot from The Cruel Sea, Rosie Fitzgerald and Luke O’Loughlin from I Know Leopard and Brendan Gallagher from Karma County.
It’s hosted by the very talented and supportive Dr Michael Galeazzi, who’s the Producer of Music in the Arts and Culture team with Council, and he’s also the founder of the Java Quartet too, a band we’ve known and loved for over 20 years here on this station.
The program culminates with a concert performance and professional recording for the artists to debut to an audience larger than just their folks. And this is exactly where Eastside Radio comes in…
The band being interviewed is called Baby in the Clouds. The band consists of Matilda Baines on guitar, Kenya Borlotti on piano, Maria Capos on piano, and Mackenzie Harris on bass.
Matilda and Maria have been friends since the beginning of high school. The band was formed through the Waves program and the members didn’t know each other prior to that.
Baby in the Clouds was inspired by a toilet paper ad that featured a baby in the clouds. The band chose the name because they liked how it sounded.
The band members reflect on their experience with the Waves program. Despite initially not knowing each other, they had a positive experience working together. They appreciate the opportunity to connect with talented individuals through the program.
The band members express their desire to continue making music together. They face challenges in finding a place to practice but are determined to stay together.