Reilly Stapleton is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter. Her deep and emotional lyrics allow her audience to create an image filled with colour and honesty. Stapleton has never been good at speaking about her feelings or thoughts submerged in her mind, however at a young age she discovered the ability to articulate these thoughts through her music. This is why her audience can always expect a truthful perspective into the singers mind and an opportunity to capture her most raw notions and reflections, some of which can be perceived in a relatable aspect to those who let the words speak to them.
Reilly released her debut single ‘Call My Name’ in early 2018, after completing a 3-month artist development program with GRID series. She later followed that with a second single ‘That One’s On Me’, and also released a music video for it. More recently Stapleton just released her third single 'Lost Mind', which Happy Mag premiered. As well as actively working on her debut EP, Reilly also contributes to her local music scene by playing at bars and festivals within the Peninsula area.
Franjapan are a Melbourne quintet whose neoteric interpretation of 1970’s pop-rock and neo psychedelia music coupled with hazy distortions have led to them tailoring a uniquely benign yet danceable sound.
Drawing inspiration from contemporaries such as ORB and Post Animal, Franjapan’s considered balance of playful guitar jangles and pop hooks shrouded in psychedelic grooves give their performances a distinctive and catchy feel.
Manorism is the dream pop and post punk revival project of local South East sad boys Stas, Hai, Damien and Shazz
After playing in jazz, funk and punk bands growing up in the local scene, the group came together in early 2014 inspired by 80s indie and post punk revival. Outside playing house parties, growing the local scene and recording in and out of various studios, the boys have recently taken the reigns of producing and recording their music, in an attempt to create a nostalgic sound. Last year saw an exciting leg of shows and selection for the GRID Artist Development Series. As a result, the band is now bunkered in the studio working hard at their debut release.
Mornington Peninsula-based radio station RPP broadcast live from the Somers Arts Fair again in 2015. RPP FM is a local radio station with a new vibrancy and a focus steeped in community activities, current affairs and culture. It broadcasts on 98.7 FM and 98.3 FM to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, the Southern suburbs of Kingston, wider Melbourne including Geelong and the communities of Westernport and Port Phillip Bays. In all it broadcasts to about 350,000+ people.
Somers Primary School is most grateful for the continued support of this fantastic community radio station.