Gearing up for a JAMM

CONCERT: Jessica Payne (left) and Breeze Millard are looking forward to performing at Whyalla's 11th annual "Jamm For Genes".


CONCERT: Jessica Payne (left) and Breeze Millard are looking forward to performing at Whyalla's 11th annual "Jamm For Genes". ------------------------------------

Whyalla's 2017 JAMM FOR GENES is ready to rock for its 11th year.

The annual event which raises much needed funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute will be held on August 17.

This year the event will be "Concert Style" in the D'faces Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, with fundraising on the night by way of donation tins, Jeans for Genes merchandise and a giant chocolate raffle.

Fully sponsored by Stormfront Productions - Whyalla's "Jamm" has raised nearly $6000 dollars in its history.

"Ours is now the longest running "Jamm" in Australia, and we thank all of the performers who've appeared over the years, and of course the fabulous audience who make it such a success" Stormfront owner Mark Tempany said.

"We work with children of all ages at Stormfront Music Tutoring, many with their own health issues and special needs - so we feel very passionate about the work the CMRI does."

Special Guests - local songstress Emma Taylor, singer/songwriter Jessica Payne and Whyalla Recording Scholarship winner Breeze Millard - will join a cast of all ages and abilities in a 2.5-hour extravaganza.

"The success of Breeze's WRS single "I Have My Own Life" grows further every day - her recently launched music video is receiving global acclaim, with over 6800 views so far so we're thrilled to have her performing on the night" said Stormfront's Alison Hams.

"JJ Payne returns to her hometown of Whyalla having just released her latest single "Little Dreamer" and for her to make the journey from Adelaide especially for "Jamm" is special" Mark added.

"Emma Taylor is always a delight to hear - we're so proud of her having performed as part of our very first "Jamm" way back in 2007".

One in 20 children are born with chronic disease or genetic issues. Jeans For Genes tirelessly raises much needed research funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute.

The institute is an independent organisation committed to unlocking the mysteries of genetic diseases in children.

People can also donate to the cause online at:

Whyalla's "JAMM FOR GENES" is FREE and on Thursday 17th August from 6:30pm at D'faces Hall, Viscount Slim Avenue.