Students ready for epic event

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Artist liaison and performer Connor Jacobs (left), songwriter Stephen Kilgour and singer/songwriter Beka Ellen at the Southern Institute of Technology.

EPIC Jam 2017, Southern Institute of Technology’s (SIT) annual singer/songwriter showcase, will hit the SIT Centrestage next Thursday.

The main acts of the night will be Bachelor of Contemporary Music students Beka Ellen and Stephen Kilgour.

Singer/songwriter Beka Ellen will be first on stage.

“My music is quite inspired by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. It is pop music which is moving into electronic-based music,” she said.

Kilgour’s music was mostly based on the rock genre.

“Performing at the Epic Jam is a really great opportunity for me to share my music with the people in the community,” Kilgour said.

Artist liaison and performer Connor Jacobs said there would be six acts performed by SIT students and a special guest band from out of town – Left or Right.

“This is an annual event, but this year we are trying to step it up. It will be a great show with lots of different styles of music. There are also Bachelor of Audio Production students working behind the scenes to put up the show – it wouldn’t be possible without them. People should come and see the future of New Zealand music,” Jacobs said.

All proceeds will go to Lifeline New Zealand, a counselling service which supports people in crisis.

Epic Jam 2017, SIT Centrestage, 33 Don St, Thursday, October 12, doors open 7pm. General admission $5, students gold coin, door sales only.

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