Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Sun 12 Oct 2014

After being inundated with hundreds of submissions from Victorian music artists, Bank of Melbourne today announced the 12 finalists of its community-driven music initiative, Melbourne Music Bank. The public is now invited to vote for their favourite and narrow the field to four semi-finalists. The chosen four will perform their song at the Melbourne Recital Centre in front of an expert panel who will determine the 2014 winner of Melbourne Music Bank.

The 12 finalists span genres including folk, pop-rock, hip hop and instrumental: Alex Brittan, Boyeur, Davies West, Heloise, Matt Walters, NY, Richard Cashion, Rick Steward, Selki, The Lion, This Public Life and Under The Arch.

Public voting is open until Sunday, October 12. Voters can share in fantastic weekly prizes including Melbourne Recital Centre tickets, iTunes vouchers and tickets for a hot air balloon ride with Melbourne Music Bank Ambassador Ella Hooper. To learn more about the finalists, listen to their songs and cast a vote, visit

“We are thrilled to celebrate Victoria’s local music talent with Melbourne Music Bank. It’s exciting to support the music community and give the winner a head start to their career,” says Bank of Melbourne Chief Executive Scott Tanner.

In July, Melbourne Music Bank asked local musicians and bands to submit a song inspired by Melbourne. The career-making prize up for grabs includes two days of recording at Sing Sing Studios, a video clip by film maker Wilk, live gigs, album artwork, 500 CDs, PR and marketing advice and the chance to have their song used in a Bank of Melbourne advertising campaign.

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Melbourne Music Bank is proudly created by Bank of Melbourne , supported by partners Melbourne Recital Centre, Beat Magazine, PBS, and Wilk . Music Bank 2014 Finalists PBS Web.JPG