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hailing from shepparton

This crew of young artists hailing from Shepparton, Numurkah and Echuca in north east Victoria, take you on a lyrical journey from their roots in Yorta Yorta country, to African and gospel inspired hip hop, to the smooth vocals and soul of the Pacific Islands. Flavoured with self produced beats, lyrics and rhymes, withcatchy hooks and moves, and a good dose of straight up swagga, these are some of the freshest and most exciting new talents emerging in the region. With Shepp based mentor and respected hip hop artist 1/6 at the helm, the Heard Instinct Collective is Vince the Kid, Rivity Rascal, Madi Colville Walker, Ree Peric, Flexing Twice, AA Dancin Fever, Lasi Simaika, TheRealKingRose, Bricky B and Jonathan Safari.

The Heard Instinct Collective has evolved out of several unique arts and music mentoring programs produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria and partners in Shepparton including: the Ignite Sound Project at St. Paul’s African House, a unique youth music mentoring program that provides a creative, collective working environment for young artists to learn from professional artists and producers, to explore creativity, share stories and ideas, develop skills in songwriting, arranging and recording; Know Your Roots, a local grass roots movement of Pacific artists and culture keepers providing arts, skills and performance development for young Pasifika people; and the Heard Instinct Open Mic Nights at Shingo’s Coffee Lounge, a regular performance and jamming opportunity for emerging artists hosted by 1/6.