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Kevin (Sebastian Gregory) is a nineteen year-old with a dream: to play lead guitar for a famous rock and roll band. But being a Rock God in the sleepy harbour town of Montague isn't easy, especially when your father (William Zappa) is the proud leader of the town's Marching Band. As the band prepare for the upcoming championships, Kevin's father is hit by a truck and Kevin is forced to take over as musical director. At the same time, the Mayor (Colin Friels) decides to close down the band in order to make way for a tourist development project. But Kevin strikes a deal and the Mayor agrees that if the band wins first prize at the competition then their future is assured. With the help of Mandy (Isabel Lucas) - the Mayor's daughter - Kevin must get the band on his side, re-arrange an iconic rock song for brass, and totally overhaul their dated routine...


All in four weeks...


And of course, his father must never find out.




"There's a youthful romance and plenty of stirring brass music well mimed by some dedicated actors. [...] In league with cinematographer Robert Humphries, Gale Edwards fills the screen with colour, movement and detail."
"An interesting and unusual concept for a film, the storyline allows for the typical Australian larrikin characters to be included, as well as creating an all round jovial mood. Witnessing Kevin's journey is quite enlightening and satisfying. It also addresses deeper issues in that of expectations within the home, and preconceived perceptions of varying age groups. Overall a good piece of entertainment"


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