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Hello August!  And hello Cam Giles!  Wrap your ears around Cam’s new album ‘A Jazz Tribute To INXS’. It’s all class. You can thank me later.  

Lots of great gigs and tours coming up. Stay tuned for more announcements and please keep an ear out for all of the excellent shows at my favourite venue, The Fyrefly at the Newmarket Hotel in St Kilda.

 

A TRIBUTE TO INXS — NEW JAZZ ALBUM BY CAM GILES

It’s a brave musician who dares to take a masterwork and reinterpret it. It’s a long-standing tradition, of course, particularly in the world of jazz, but it takes a stout heart and loads of talent to step up to the plate and throw one’s fate to the wind when the source is INXS.

And yet that’s exactly what CAM GILES has done, and knocked it right out of the ballpark. This album is a startling, sexy reinvention of the music of INXS. It’s been translated into the language of jazz and the translation is spellbinding.

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All India Radio releases ‘Space’

Earthlings & Others,

All India Radio aka Australian musician Martin Kennedy releases a new album ‘Space’. Dripping with atmospheric analogue synths and floaty vocals, the album takes its musical cues from David Lynch, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Stereolab and AIR.

The album artwork by veteran British artist David A Hardy was originally commissioned for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ but missed out to the famous prism art. David A Hardy says, “It would give me pleasure to see that image on a record after all these years.” Continue reading “All India Radio releases ‘Space’”

Old Man River launches his magnum opus – ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’ at The Fyrefly St Kilda, Sat. June 16.

Playing his first Melbourne show in years, Old Man River will launch the new long awaited album: ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’.

Ohad Rein is the singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind the internationally acclaimed Old Man River project, an eclectic musical voyage that manages to blend conscious pop, folk-rock, psychedelia and world music, all under one warm blanket of positive, melodic and inspiring sounds.

“He’s the wild sonic lovechild of Beck and the Beatles…” Continue reading “Old Man River launches his magnum opus – ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’ at The Fyrefly St Kilda, Sat. June 16.”

Connie Lansberg releases new jazz album ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ – launch 9 June, Lido Jazz Room

Songwriter/jazz artist and author Connie Lansberg releases her new album of bedtime stories for the sleep deprived Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’.  The album is part of an ongoing creative collaboration between Connie and one of Australia’s premier jazz artists, Mark Fitzgibbon.

She’ll be launching the CD live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 9th June at Lido Jazz Room at 9pm.  Click here for tix – every ticket purchase comes with a copy of Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. Continue reading “Connie Lansberg releases new jazz album ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ – launch 9 June, Lido Jazz Room”

INTRODUCING SIMON IMREI’S NEW TWO-PART ALBUM ‘THE SUM OF SCENES’ AND VERY SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH, FRIDAY JUNE 15TH AT CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL

In a modern world of disposable digital content and short-life singles/EP’s, Bayside blues/folk singer-songwriter Simon Imrei is paying homage to the days of cassette tapes and old vinyl 78’s with a special two-part, ‘two-sided’ album, The Sum of Scenes, which he’ll be launching Friday June 15th at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. Continue reading “INTRODUCING SIMON IMREI’S NEW TWO-PART ALBUM ‘THE SUM OF SCENES’ AND VERY SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH, FRIDAY JUNE 15TH AT CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL”

ERIC BOGLE – ALIVE & PICKIN’ TOUR

Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: ‘No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France)’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Now I’m Easy’, ‘Shelter’, ‘My Youngest Son Came Home Today’ and ‘If Wishes were Fishes’ are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.

After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres and clubs has become too strong, so he is heading out in May/June for a run of twelve shows, kicking off in Tamworth on 30th May and winding up in Warrnambool 16th June. Continue reading “ERIC BOGLE – ALIVE & PICKIN’ TOUR”

The Acfields’ new album ‘A Road Of Dust and Stone’: Australian tour dates announced!

We are very pleased to be working with sibling duo Hannah and Dan Acfield on the launch of their gorgeous new album in April!
More news, another date or two and a new video are all yet to come so please watch this space and visit Dan and Hannah at theacfields.com.
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Naturally charismatic performers”

— Jeremy Millar, Beat Magazine

“There’s no denying the power of their sibling harmony and they have a striking ear for song crafting and instrumental arrangement ”
— Rhythm Magazine

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