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Foley, Rory Noble, and Maurice Miller represent Aotearoa at SongHubs Gold Coast

Story Published Thursday 21 April 2022
SongHubs Gold Coast participants ready to kick-off their first day of the songwriting camp. Front row L-R: Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan (Client Liaison) Middle row L-R: Rory Noble, Lachlan McGuffie, Jennifer Harris, Matt McGuffie, James Todman, Millie Perks, Tyron Hapi, Angus Field, Ash Wallace, Maddy Rowe (GENES), Kylie Chirunga (KYE), Gabe Everett and Maurice Miller Back Row L-R: Riley Smith, Blake Malone, Milly Petriella and Anastasi Kotaras (Stace Cadet)

A selected group of up-and-coming Gold Coast songwriters and two New Zealand participants will be producing future hits from 20-23 April as part of SongHubs at Bignote Productions.

Melbourne's dynamic pop duo Client Liaison, Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan, are curators for the program. Through a competitive application process, they have selected the following Gold Coast locals: Angus Field of duo AYA J; producer and Amy Shark collaborator Blake Malone; James Todman pka Rave Radio; Ivey band members Millie Perks, Lachlan McGuffie and Matthew McGuffie; solo artist Genes, (Maddy Rowe); and producer/songwriter Riley Smith.

With two places available to APRA AMCOS members outside of the Gold Coast, two of New Zealand's top creators will be participating: Rory Noble, multi-talented instrumentalist, writer, producer and artist with credits including Kanye West and DJ Mustard; and Maurice Miller of duo DUAL.

The roster of locals will work with Client Liaison's special guests to produce new songs each working day. Guests are writer/producer Tyron Hapi, Masked Wolf's collaborator on the massive 'Astronaut in the Ocean', TikTok's 2021 song of the year; NZ pop-funk duo Foley, rising R&B star KYE and DJ/producer/vocalist Stace Cadet.

"Having attended SongHubs in the past it was a real honour to craft this one from the ground up. It's such a privilege to be part of something like this and we have been looking forward to it like it's a big family holiday," said Client Liaison.

Since SongHubs launched in 2013, across 80 events worldwide, over A$4m in performance royalties for the initiative's collaborators has been earned. SongHubs has produced commercial releases for the likes of Benee, Chaii, Troye Sivan, Tayla Parx, Morgan Evans, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Ainslie Wills, The Chainsmokers, Guy Sebastian, Ecca Vandal and many more.

FULL LIST OF GOLD COAST SONGHUBS PARTICIPANTS

Curator
Client Liaison (Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan)

APRA AMCOS special guests
Foley
KYE
Stace Cadet
Tyron Hapi

APRA AMCOS participants
Maurice Miller (NZ)
Rory Noble (NZ)

APRA AMCOS Gold Coast participants
Angus Field
Blake Malone
James Todman (Rave Radio)
Lachlan McGuffie
Matthew McGuffie
Maddy Rowe (Genes)
Millie Perks
Riley Smith