It was such an abundance of musical talent that gathered for the 2013 Goliath Music Fest. Young musicians who help lead music for liturgy in various Parishes around Perth were able to release their own original song writing skills and showcase it together on Saturday 20th April, in the Sacred Heart Primary School Hall – Highgate.
The opening group for the night came from Cloverdale Parish. They featured wonderful jazzy tones and impressed everyone with such beautiful voices, harmonies and acoustic instrumentation. This was followed by an annual Goliath favourite Gaetan Raspanti who brought some of his own life’s spirituality of Marian prayers and his recent marriage into his music for this year. He encouraged many of the local songwriters to continue to get involved and build the event to further develop the forum for original Catholic songwriters in Perth.
Mick the Joker showcased his new jokes material for the crowd and throughout the night Anthony D’loia MC’d with his comedic traits too. A new comer to Perth, Paul Curtis originally from Brisbane, featured his music for the first time at Goliath and many people were inspired by his music and discovered that his musical journey has also included recording his original music which has featured on the international label of Rockin’ Romans.
The close of the night was the SeaKeeper group who decided to record their music after the positive crowd response from Goliath 2012. The 2013 night was to be the launch of their debut EP and the group were swamped with those gathered looking to purchase the EP’s and get signatures from the band members.
The whole night was a wonderful success, coordinated by Michael Connelly from CYM Perth. It brought together such an amazing talented group from the young Catholics in Perth. Keep an eye on the CYM YouTube channel for an upcoming appearance of highlights from the night.