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Precinct plan amazing, music guru says

IDEA A HIT: Fleetwood Mac manager Dennis Dunstan.
IDEA A HIT: Fleetwood Mac manager Dennis Dunstan.

FORMER Fleetwood Mac manager and Front Row Management director Dennis Dunstan knows what it takes to make a hit.

He also knows what it takes to create environments that foster the next generation of musicians, and he believes Nambour Is on the right path to doing just that.

"I'm fully supportive," the Noosa and Nashville-based guru said.

"I've always thought that Nambour was a sleeping giant and what an amazing project.

"A lot of Australian cities will be crying out for this (trial program, if successful)."

Mr Dunstan left Australia in the late 1970s to work with the legendary Fleetwood Mac, and he said if a few bands could make headlines from the hinterland town, the live music scene could explode.

"I got demo tapes that were really impressive (at Turn Up music conference) from in and around the area," he said.

Mr Dunstan lamented what he said had been the "gentrification" of capital cities and how they'd slowly worn away at the cultural fabric that had made the cities such desirable places to live.

"If you don't have a good music or arts scene, then forget it," he said.

"Turn Up was fantastic.

"Everyone there had a real glow.

"They're excited about it."

Topics:  council live music nambour


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