Eurovision Song Contest

I’m asking everyone to get behind WA progressive metal band Voyager as they represent Australia at the Eurovision song contest this week. Eurovision will see Bunbury’s Ashley Doodkorte play as Voyager’s drummer—and it’s worth watching him to see what is described as ‘bombastic drumming’. Not only is Voyager the first WA act to represent Australia at the Eurovision song contest; it’s also Australia’s first band to ever compete. The band members are in Liverpool right now to compete in the second semifinal of the competition, which will take place at 3 am WA time tomorrow. When Ashley isn’t playing drums for Voyager, he works at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre as marketing coordinator, where he has the finger on the pulse of all the various performers and performing arts in the south-west.

The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre will be hosting a 3 am watch party to cheer on Ashley and Voyager. I encourage everyone in and around the south-west, and around Australia, to support them in whatever way they can, whether locally at BREC or by watching them live as they take on the competition. The band themselves described this as ‘a wild experience on the global stage’. I wish Ashley and his bandmates all the very best of luck. I know they’ll enjoy every minute. They are ambassadors, as they said, for Australian music.