Welcome to the Jellyfish Project!
We believe, that as musicians and performers, it is our responsibility to speak about issues that are important to us and important to our planet. As a band, we all grew up within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean and spent much of our childhood on beaches and in the water – swimming, fishing, and playing in the sand. These experiences planted seeds that have grown into a passionate desire to contribute to our planet by spreading awareness about our oceans’ current state of crisis, about climate change, and to offer suggestions as to ways people can become active participants in the sustainability movement.
The Jellyfish Project is an educational initiative focused on generating awareness among youth about the declining health of our world’s oceans and our environment at large. Through the power of music and live performance, students are engaged into the environmental conversation and are given information on how to become active participants in the sustainability movement.
Jellyfish are a symbol for the fragility and the declining health of our world's oceans. Jellyfish are an indicator species - meaning changes in jellyfish populations represent greater changes in the ecosystem. Around the world today, jellyfish are showing up in record numbers, which is NOT good. This is happening due to a global increase in ocean temperature and acidity, and the overfishing of jellyfish predators.
Mindil Beach Markets’ ability to adapt their sound has allowed them to play with acts ranging from Nazareth to Bedouin Soundclash to Del the Funky Homosapien. Though their music is laced with elements of funk, hip-hop and reggae, at the heart is a true passion for rock and roll, a passion matched by their commitment to the environment.
"We’ve had Mindil Beach Markets visit us twice and we’ve been very happy both times. They have great music and a great message and if you have the opportunity to have them perform at your school, I encourage you to do so." — Tessa Davis, Music Director, Revelstoke Secondary School, Revelstoke BC.