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Another good ending to the year with our Beat Factor Music Student Concert on the weekend. It was great to see our younger students perform their solo items on the day along with our Beat Factor Drum Group students.

Thanks to all students for their effort and hard work during the year.

Thanks to the parents and our friends for their ongoing support and especially loved the big drumming jam at the end. Looking forward to a big one next year, for our 10th anniversary.

Christmas at the lakes photos & video

The Beat Factor Drum Group performed with a smaller outfit on this occasion their African Samba & Reggae Rhythms on December 7, from 5.00 pm to 5.40pm.

Many thanks to Sandee and Susan McIntyre for their support and help on the day.

Videos and photos from the Event:

At Breezewater Reserve, Sanctuary Lakes

Event runs from 3.00 pm to 10.30 pm. Fireworks 9.00pm

Lots of music acts and activities, rides and fireworks. Bring along all the family. A great day of celebration.


Jamaican Food & music festival – 10 november

Looking forward to playing some great Reggae music with GAIA the Band at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival on November 10 at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Melbourne. From 12.00 pm to 8 pm. Tickets $20- $40  GAIA the Band on at 2.00pm.

Should be a great day.

November 10th, 2019, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival family will gather like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of food, Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and Dancehall music in the Australian sunshine.
Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by music straight out of Jamaica.

With over thirty food and other traders and 10,000 visitors in 2018, this year can only hold more great entertainment and party vibes.

We hope you will join us for another magical afternoon in the unique surrounds of Seaworks, Williamstown.

Free drum class in African and Latin drumming -3/9/19

Beat Factor Music is offering a FREE drum class in African and Latin drumming on Tuesday 3 September, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook as part of the Wyndham Learning Festival week.

Bookings essential

All drums supplied of BYO

The classes promote healthy living by having fun through drumming, as well as meeting and interacting with like minded residents in the Wyndham community.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Drum Group

Mobile: 0411 028 077


Into the groove – Part I

What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.

  1. Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.


2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.


3. Big drum group jamming away.



4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.


5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.

Rockfest 2019 – 19 June

What a great day witnessing some great up and coming talent today as a guest judge for the Rockfest battle of the bands run by Cranbourne Music. Thanks Luc and Tim for giving young musicians an opportunity to perform on the big stage and your hard work in Rockfest. Thanks Rod – It was a pleasure to be part of this special event.

Point Cook Pop UP Park – 27 April

Our community Drum Group , Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own style of African and Latin drumming on Saturday 27 April from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Followed by the groovy AJP Trio – playing some cool Jazz and funk tunes for the community at the Pop Up Park from 4.00 pm to 5.30pm.


So come along and have some fun, and enjoy the music from these local artists and musicians.

If you feel the beat and want to join in the drumming group, we will have spare drums and percussion for those who wish to.

Don’t be shy !!


Upcoming Performances

Upcoming performances:

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Friday December 7

Red Arcade Event

4.30 to 6.30 pm

28 Watton St, Werribee

Saturday December 15

Beat Factor Music Concert

Special Invitation only

Celebrating all of our students work during the year in Drum-kit, guitar and bass.

Featuring Drum solo items

Rock Bands

Jazz.Funk Bands

African Drumming – Beat Factor Drum Group

Special guest performers

Presentations & Christmas Raffle Draw

Food & refreshments after the concert for all.

For more information on all the above performances.

Contact Rod – Beat Factor Music

0411 028 077