The AMA and its partner charity, Soundhouse Music Alliance helped this fantastic initiative complete its epic journey from Melbourne to Darwin and many points between. AMA Member Casio has also been a foundation supporter of this initiative. This program takes live music into regional and outback areas, and engages communities in workshops too. The UTG’s crew achieved some incredible results in regional communities across Australia, bringing great experiences to places that are extremely isolated and connected with indigenous Australia through a means that so many can relate to. Music. UTG delivered 18 live shows, with 2,286 attendees and 12 regional workshops attended by 587 school kids, driving 9,388kms from Melbourne – Darwin (and back), filling up in VIC, SA and NT 33 times! Congrats to all concerned. Check out the highlights video.



The Soundhouse Music Alliance in partnership with the Australian Music Association has made a grant to the Up The Guts Tour in 2017.

Up The Guts 2017 will involve 12 school workshops presented by the organisers, performers and crew members of the tour and co-sponsored by APRA/ACMOS and a variety of other partners. Aiming to reach upwards of 1000 young Australians nationwide, these sessions will give invaluable insight into performance, navigating the music industry and how to effectively use equipment/technology in today’s musical landscape. In pursuit of our mission, Soundhouse is pleased to be able to assist in presenting these workshops in regional and indigenous communities.

The tour also presents four local acts in a variety of locations between Melbourne and Darwin, starting in August. For more information go to

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Tour.

Dates: 10th Aug – 4th Sept

Check out these pictures from the 2017 Tour so far:

Locations: Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Warnambool, Mount Gambier, Adelaide, Jamestown, Whyalla, Quorn, Coober Pedy, Saint Teresa Community, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Ngukurr Community, Barunga Community, Katherine, Grove Hill, Darwin

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