Rockingham Song Contest 2024

2023 winners

Entries must be submitted by end October 2024
Limit 3 songs by each artist in each category and 6 songs overall
If you submit both audio (mp3) and video (mp4) for a song, it counts as just one entry, and the video is automatically included in the Best Music Video category
For musicians residing in Rockingham City, City of Kwinana or the Peel Region. Proof of residency must be provided eg by electricity bill etc. Maps are below. Time to move music trends south from Perth!

Submit an entry or link to song by email to RockinghamGigGuide

The Trophies


Malibu Fresh Essentials Logo

Some early entries:

Billy Neal with Ayden Lukacs: 'Echoes from the Underground'

Rewind2Play: 'Saturday Night Comes Just Once a Week':

Here is Rewind2Play's video on YouTube of 'Saturday Night Comes Just Once a Week'

Jarick from HMAS Stalwart: 'Bleed for You':

Recorded January 23, see the video here of Bleed for You

Steve Parkins: 'Lay your love on me':

Steve Parkins: 'Christine':

Steve Parkins and Billy Neal: 'Keep a Light On':

Steve Parkins and Billy Neal: 'Red Dust Blues':

Purpose of the competition

To encourage songwriters and musicians to give it go, whether you play in your bedroom to the cat or you are an established cover band wanting to take the next step. The aim is to unleash your creativity and to include an original song or three in your play lists.

There are also some performers who have original songs but seldom play them at their live shows, thinking that the audience only want covers!

Competition Rules

Different rules this year:

Open to artists residing in the Cities of Kwinana, Rockingham or in the Peel Region, as part of developing a southern music scene separate from Perth, including Rockingham, Mandurah, Ravenswood, Waroona, Boddington etc. Let's show the world what musical creativity we have down here!

For trophies and prizes, depends what sponsorships come forward! And of course, plenty of kudos!

Simply submit an mp3 (audio) or mp4 (music video) or link to a youtube video and I'll post it on here. My email is below. Also advisable to include the lyrics!

Independent panel of judges. Last year was by popular vote, which can get biased results if one band is better known or has more followers.

Any entries from the 2023 Song Contest are ineligible.

Competition closes end of October, trophies and prizes (and heaps of kudos) awarded after judges votes are counted.

Most Creative Cover Version

Can be a drastic change of tempo, change of lyrics, (possibly humorous), up to you, but to put your own stamp on the song!

Best Music Video

Can be for entries in either Best Original Song or Most Creative Cover Version categories

Judges wanted

I'm looking for people to convene a judging panel to cast votes on each song in each category

Sponsors invited

Includes logo and link to your website and a speed test including accessibility and SEO results

The early entries

Billy Neal was first in. He is headed off to Europe in May, is keen to participate, so is getting early! His first entry for Best Original Song is Echo From The Underground.
Great song and lyrics!

Email gallearthur@hotmail.com

Rockingham Gig Guide Song Contest 2023 Results

Winner of Best Original Song went to Billy Neal for 'What a summer we had'. Trophy and $500.

Winner of Most Creative Cover Song went to Rewind2Play for 'Too Drunk to Funk' based on Superstitious by Stevie Wonder. Trophy and $250

Winner of Best Live Performance of a cover version went to Dirty Little Secret for the huge Kim Carnes smash hit, Bette David Eyes. Trophy

Winner of Best Music Video went to Rewind2Play for their cover of 'Iko Iko'. Trophy.

Maps for eligibility

City of Kwinana Map

Suburbs in the City of Kwinana:
Anketell, Bertram, Calista, Casuarina, Hope Valley, Kwinana Beach, Kwinana City Centre, Leda, Mandogalup, Medina, Naval Base, Orelia, Parmelia, Postans, The Spectacles, Wandi, Wellard

Map of City of Kwinana

City of Rockingham Map

Suburbs in the City of Rockingham:
Cooloongup, East Rockingham, Garden Island, Golden Bay, Hillman, Karnup, Peron, Port Kennedy, Rockingham, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour, Shoalwater, Singleton, Waikiki, Warnbro

Map of City of Rockingham

Peel Region Map

Map of Peel Region

Brought to you by Clive "Arthur" Galletly, editor/admin of the FB page, Rockingham Gig Guide