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DZ Deathrays Announce New Grant To Support Up & Coming Regional Guitarists

DZ Deathrays have announced a super positive collab with Fender and The Artist Studio. The Positive Rising Grant is a new grant they’ve launched to help aspiring guitarists living in regional areas.

The band’s founding members, Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley come from Queensland’s Bundaberg. So, the idea of the grant is to offer more opportunity and better access to instruments in regional areas.

DZ Deathrays and co are offering each grant recipient: a Squier guitar, Fender amp, a year of fortnightly, online guitar lessons from The Artist Studio, and DZ Deathrays’ albums Positive Rising: Part 1 and Positive Rising: Part 2 on vinyl. All along with a limited-edition pack of DZ guitar picks.

“One of the biggest hurdles starting out in music for me as a teenager was just being able to afford quality equipment that was not only actually enjoyable to play but also capable of being used for a gig,” says the band’s Simon Ridley. “Or even just an amp loud enough for playing with a full band.”

“Also growing up in a regional town, the quality and range of instruments available at the time was really limited.

“To be able to help people overcome that initial barrier and give someone the ability to jump straight into it is something I’m very grateful to be a part of.”

Applications for the grant are open now via the band’s website. They close 11pm AEDT Wednesday, 31st March.

DZ Deathrays recently kicked off their All or Nothing East Coast Tour.

Find the rescheduled, remaining dates below.

DZ Deathrays ‘All Or Nothing’ 2021 East Coast Australian Tour

Tickets on sale now

Wednesday 10th March
The Night Cat, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 11th March
Barwon Club, Geelong
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 13th March
The Espy, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

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