Melbourne Music Bank finalists announced for 2016 – voting now open!

Who would be the finalists that would emerge victorious in this year’s Melbourne Music Bank Competition? It’s now all up to you the fans to cast your votes on the Bank of Melbourne website (

Besides showing support for your favorite musician, voters get the chance to win prizes themselves, including Pandora subscriptions and passes to this year’s Beyond The Valley festival.

This year sees an all time high in submissions with over 540 entries from musicians, singers and songwriters from all over Victoria submitting an original song for the chance to win over $60,000 in prizes. A sponsored recording of an EP, two film clips, as well as a chance to get mentored by Matt O’Connor and a space on the roster at the Beyond The Valley festival is at stake here!


Sal Wonder  (Brunswick)
Anna Oliphant Wright (Lake Gardens)
Ayyoob Meeragani (Fawkner)
B Cardamone (Richmond)
Batz (Collingwood)
Birdhouse (Caulfield)
BLOOM (McCrae)
HeavyHeads (Balaclava)
James Franklin (Dandenong)
Sienna Wild (South Melbourne)
Tempus Sun (Moonee Ponds)
Zii (Fawkner)

Voting closes on October 9th, so get your votes in now! Look out for the four finalists that will be performing in the finale on October 25th, which will be held at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.


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