Karin Schaupp: I have some very happy memories of playing in this series and I applaud Music By The Sea for their vision and nurturing of fine music, presented independently and yet to such a high level. This is truly a gift for the wider Brisbane music scene.
The Barlayshakes: Performing at Music By The Sea is a truly memorable special experience. The old building has many beautiful spirits from past performances. This magic enhances the atmosphere and brings out the best in all of us, audience and performers included.
Simon Tedeschi: ‘I have played at Music By the Sea a number of times and every time I am asked back, I am thrilled. Not only am I in the most picturesque environs but I am playing for a community - a group of people who know each other, know me and know of the power that music has to bind people together and to enrich our lives. Schubert is the prime example of this power - how music is more intimate than any other composer, more humble, and certainly more beautiful for no other reason than to be beautiful. It is this sense that Schubert and Sandgate are ideal bedfellows!’
Mark Cryle: Music By The Sea is an inspiring initiative in community arts. Residents of the Sandgate area (and anyone else with the good sense to drop by) can, and have, experienced musical performances of the highest quality in a wide range of genres. The event is remarkable too for its longevity and the spirit of generosity and good will which pervades it. As Lord Byron said: “Roll on thou deep and dark blue sea” [actually it was “ocean” but it seems appropriate].
Sebastian Flynn: Music By The Sea is such a unique privilege for a musician - to be able to play at such a great venue, with a fabulous audience of interested and intelligent people - and with attention to every detail - including great sound.