The Clark Stanley Music Hour started out as three friends with acoustic guitars getting together and jamming once a week, with beer. It has since expanded into a four piece pop/roots band, with a goal to create music that is easily accessible, intelligent, and musically challenging. The collaborative writing team of Edward Buckridge (guitar, vocals), Duncan Beale (guitar, vocals), Ben Retschlag (bass) and Evan Chalk (drums), artfully compile songs which draw influence from just about any style of music you care to think of - pop, folk, reggae, epic prog, stadium rock, math rock, blues, jazz, and so on - and manage to weave them together into a congruous whole. Over the top of this are sweetly-styled, key shifting vocal melodies and harmonies delivering intelligent and humorous lyrical themes. Beer is still part of the process. KMuSS are senior students from Kedron State High School involved the practical Music Studies subject. As part of this extremely practical course, they realise projects from conception to delivery. The students compose, perform, and then record, material in the school’s industry standard recording studio, learning the practicalities of being a musician in the technological age. A gifted, and diverse group of young people, the KMuSS students perform acoustically music from a variety of genres. They look for any opportunity to perform and are extremely excited to be making their BuG debut.