In a series of live intimate music gigs, FBi 94.5FM recently launched their brand new live-to-air space, FBi Live, building a new in-house live performance space to accommodate artists’ performances. Presented by Jack Daniels’ JD Future Legends, the community radio station has so far hosted several live gigs by Tkay Maidza, George Maple, Cloud Control, Baro and Gang of Youths. In a complete rehaul of their Redfern studios, the FBi team transformed the area into their creative vision of a permanent live-to-air space that showcases events, letting artists and their fans connect on a much deeper level.
Always on hand to provide access to the best local music, FBi Radio’s Local Live is a showcase for music appreciation.
Promoting Australian and Sydney-based artists, FBi (Free Broadcast inc.) 94.5FM plays over 50% of Aussie tunes and is one of Australia’s most independent, community-based radio stations dedicated to bringing you the very best in new music, arts, culture and emerging artists.
FBi’s Music Director Stephen Goodhew commented that the development of the performance space is one that is close to the heart of music fans not just in Sydney, but everywhere. “For most artists, live music lives at the heart of what they do” he said. “Allowing fans to connect with that naturally creates a deeper appreciation for who that artist is.” The FBi team, consisting of 200 plus volunteers, had the help of notable fold designer of Golden Age Cinema & Bar, The Commons, and Melbourne’s Rooftop Bar, Bob Barton, to build the space – which will host other events besides FBi’s free gigs.
As Stephen says “Having an in-studio performance space is something we had been wanting for a very long time, so it goes without saying we jumped at the opportunity. Total time from conception to reality was about five months.” The station’s foray into the live music scene will definitely encourage local emerging and established talent as well those from across international waters; with more than 50 artists signing up to get on the FBi stage each month for three hour sets, it will determine the face and success of the radio station for years to come.
According to Stephen “Recorded material and live performance are essentially two sides of the same coin for any artist. Being able to present both sides means artists can now present a more complete picture of who they are to our listeners.” For an insight into the look of the new space, head on over to FBi’s Facebook page.
To register for free tickets, email your preferred artist choice to [email protected] along with your name and date of birth and get at fbiradio.com/live for more info.
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