Melbourne in 60 Seconds: 62 Melbourne acts combine for amazing fundraising project

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Melbourne in 60 Seconds: 62 Melbourne acts combine for amazing fundraising project

Melbourne in 60 Seconds

62 Melbourne acts have each created an original 60-second long song about Melbourne to raise funds for Support Act.

Melbourne in 60 Seconds is an epic collaborative effort that was born in lockdown as a positive project during testing times, enabling the broader songwriting community to combine to raise funds for music industry charity Support Act. 

Melbourne in 60 Seconds was a challenge to compose and perform an original song about Melbourne that went for 60 seconds. With the doors open once again and music returning to the stages, the corners, the pubs and the footpaths, the project’s release today now serves a reminder of what a great musical town Melbourne is. You can find out more at the website here.

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Within the 62 songs below, you’ll find offerings reflecting on everything from the weather, the G, pubs and their clientele, Moomba, street lights, communication towers, lost love, lockdown, the lanes, the streets, the suburbs and the city. The performers are as varied as the music; established acts, troubadours, and careers spanning fifty plus years to the emerging and those yet to set foot on a stage.

There were only three rules; the work had to be original, relate in some way to Melbourne, with a maximum length of one minute (though the organisers have admitted that some artists believe a minute is 73 seconds, which they’re putting down to inflation. For their part, the originally-planned 60 tracks have crept out to 62.

The organisers say this is a salute to the performers, the road crews, designers, the venues, the pubs, the record stores, all those involved directly or indirectly in getting the music out there – and of course the punters, without whose support there would be no music industry.

All profit from CD sales and downloads will be donated to Support Act.

1 Rebecca Barnard  Cotton Dress

2 Connor Black-Harry  Marigold

3 Rob Snarski with Shane O’Mara  Watching Netflix On The TV

4 Alison Ferrier & Jeff Lang  Shopping At Pentridge

5 Fenn Wilson  City Lights

6 Brooke Russell  Viva

7 Charles Jenkins  Bellbird Bats

8 Sam See Oh, Melbourne!

9 Clio Renner  Hope At Last

10 Jasper Jolley  Daylight Savings

11 Peter Farnan  It Assembled Itself

(on growing up under the Surrey Hills Communication Tower during construction)

12 Little Wise  See You Around, Melbourne Town

13 Dan Warner  Raining in Melbourne

14 Davey Lane  The Barstools

15 Angie Hart  Moderation

16 Billy Miller  I Love Everything About Melbourne

17 Grand Pine  Don’t Trust The Weather

18 Monique diMattina  Livingest Place

19 Ed Bates  Northcote Swing

20 Loretta Miller & Darcy McNulty  Zombies

21 Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission  Blood And Guts

22 David Bridie  The Low Bar

23 Barb Waters  I guess she’s leaving for the meantime

24 Andre Warhurst  Bluestone Lanes

25 Cathy Dobson  East Side, West Side

26 Gallie  Leaving South Melbourne (Jimmy’s Song)

27 Dan Hall  Blue Avenue

28 Sienna Noyes & Riley Hunt  Last Train From Flinders Street

29 Luke Sinclair  Melbourne Rain

30 FJ Steele  See You Again

31 Ronnie Charles & Andy Burns  Freedom Comes, Freedom Goes

32 Shane O’Mara  Some September Morning 3031 2021

33 Jonnie Goes To Church  Why Didn’t He Drive Her All The Way Home?

34 Van Walker  Ramblin’ Van’s Big City Dream

35 Terry McCarthy & Nathan Farrelly   The Girl With The Moomba Fest Lanyard

36 The Killjoys Peers Street Richmond

37 Steve Hoy  Sixty Second St Kilda

38 Sarah Carroll  Fitzroy Women

39 Rick Dempster Strettle Street Strut

40 Jane Clifton with Paul Williamson  What’s it to me?

41 Ruth Hazleton  Skipping Girl

42 Horse and Wes Harrington (The Large No 12s)  Herring Island

43 Adi Sappir  Ticket To Melbourne

44 Henry Wagons  Knocks City

45 Cyril Moran & Greg Hunt  Bourke Street Mall

46 Tracey Miller  The Railway Hotel

47 Ben Rogers’ Instrumental Asylum featuring KN4V3  Lockdown Lingo

48 Mark Ferrie   Melbourne …The Universe

49 Xani  Brunch

50 Bruce Haymes  Isolation Blues

51 Kimberley Wheeler  Ground Hog Day

52 Chris Stockley  Saturday In Paradise

53 Department  Another Day

54 Eduardo Miller  Garden State

55 Marcel Borrack  Melbourne 14-03-1980 (The Night The Police Played)

56 Maria Forde  Melbourne Memories

57 Dave Walker  Oakleigh Line

58 Shaky Stills  Merri Creek Bullfrog

59 Yolanda Ingley II & Steve Dagg  Nicholson Street

60 Enda Kenny  Hooked

61 Ian Bland  11,432 Steps (Flinders Street to Brunswick East)

62 Kerri Simpson  Closing Time At The Black Cat

Find out more at the website here.