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Andrew Parisi is the venue booker for Melbourne's Croxton Hotel, and recently expanded to the Frankston Pier Hotel.
He says there is strong growth in demand for music in regional areas."So it's a great opportunity for industry people to come in and actually see these venues and realise there's an opportunity to come out here and play…
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Music Victoria's chief executive Patrick Donovan says the benefits are twofold."We're taking the most influential live music people from the city out to the regions to see all of the venues," he said."We're going in, we're showing them the rooms, so of course you can't just walk into a cold dark room in the morning. The first toured through Central Victoria earlier this year.
Lone Free are playing music — loud, hectic sounds that shake the room — to a mostly empty venue.
But it is an important gig for the band, as a chance to show off to a group of music booking agents from Melbourne.
A fresh alternative to typical events that seem more like a job fair than a relaxed way to connect.
It's a simple as selecting your city, choosing the event and location that best suits you and registering online. We think the best relationships are forged when we are comfortable, relaxed and free of pressure.