MARY COUGHLAN (Ireland) – Australian Tour Dates – May/June 2018

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her lifestory gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.” — The Guardian

Mary said, “I Iove love love Australia. I honestly think about it most days! I’m so looking forward to being back down under and this whole tour.  It’ll be great to be back and these shows are very special to me.”

Her seminal first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song & her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation & redemption. Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who (to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words) “was born with the gift of a golden voice.” This is why she is so loved. As The Observer rightly said, “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.”

Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart.

She’ll be with us soon, here in Oz. Aren’t we lucky?

“A song is not complete unless it has been sung by Mary Coughlan.” — Melody Maker

Witness Mary Coughlan live at:

Paddington RSL Club, 8PM, Saturday12 May, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington NSW
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=368880

16 MAY WEDNESDAY – Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub, 7.30PM,135 George Street, Bathurst, NSW
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mary-coughlan-bathurst-tickets-44732525187

19 MAY SATURDAY – Petersham Bowling Club, 8PM, 77 Brighton St, Petersham NSW 2049
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=368886&

20 MAY, SUNDAY – Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston ACT 2611
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=369758&

29 MAY, TUESDAY – The JazzLab, 8PM, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria
Bookings: https://jazzlab.club

7 JUNE, THURSDAY – Perth Fly By Night , 7.30PM, Victoria Hall Building, 179 High Street, Freemantle WA
Bookings: http://flybynight.org/event/mary-coughlan/

8 JUNE, FRIDAY – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 7:30PM, The Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA
Bookings: www.manpac.com.au

 

Werewolves of Melbourne ‘Crossing The River’ album launch, Catfish Hotel, Saturday April 28th

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Hello Fellow Howlers!
Following hot on the heels of their Gasometer Hotel launch for their blues-infused psychedelic new single ‘Close To Me,’ Werewolves of Melbourne are proud to launch their full length album titled ‘Crossing The River’.

The band will be holding the event at The Catfish Hotel, 30 Gertrude Street Fitzroy on Saturday April 28th. Doors at 8pm Continue reading “Werewolves of Melbourne ‘Crossing The River’ album launch, Catfish Hotel, Saturday April 28th”

Lake Minnetonka launch debut album ‘Melbourneapolis’

“If you’re a fan of the mid-late 80’s era of Prince, this album is definitely for you…we can confidently award this new release Melbourneapolis with our highly regarded 5 out of 5 afros.” — Funkatopia.com 

Dearly Beloved,

It’s been a long time coming, but the debut full-length album from Lake Minnetonka is finally here and our purple hearts are bursting with pride and excitement!

The slammin’ Melbourneapolis party will strut in to Howler on Friday, February 23 at 7pm and you can get your tix through lakeminnetonka.bandcamp.com.

Werewolves of Melbourne launch ‘Close To Me’ at The Gasometer Hotel, 7 February with special guest Maya!

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Hello Fellow Howlers!
Werewolves of Melbourne‘s 1st single ‘Close To Me’ is here just in time for the 1st new moon of the year!

Download Link: https://soundcloud.com/werewolves-of-melbourne

From their forthcoming album ‘Crossing The River’, ‘Close To Me’ is a blues infused psychedelic guitar trip with soul vocals & a heavy groove back beat. Continue reading “Werewolves of Melbourne launch ‘Close To Me’ at The Gasometer Hotel, 7 February with special guest Maya!”

Direct from Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth – Sangria Jam. 

Nancy Ruth‘s latest release ‘Sangria Jam’ is a musical journey recounting her travels and life in Spain. Combining her influences of jazz, latin and flamenco, she says: I write what flows freely… I’m not trying to create a fusion, I just play what I feel. I’m a product of my experience and surroundings.”

Having toured Spain and Latin America in 2017, Nancy is looking forward to returning to Australia with shows in Adelaide, Drysdale, Ballarat, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

“Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines together jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene  Continue reading “Direct from Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth – Sangria Jam. “

Ann Vriend returns to Australia with tour and new single ‘All That I Can’

Canadian performer and songwriter Ann Vriend is best known for her soaring, evocative vocals. She ain’t too bad at the piano, either.

With a compelling combination of defiant resilience and heartfelt vulnerability she delivers her unique brand of gritty, inner-city soul and sometimes quite the funky old-school dance party.

Ann shows off her style with her latest single, the gospel-style ballad ‘All That I Can’ from her most recent EP ‘Anybody’s Different’. The track made it to many Top 20 of 2017 radio charts and lists, and was awarded the Cobalt Music Prize at the 2017 Maple Blues Awards. Continue reading “Ann Vriend returns to Australia with tour and new single ‘All That I Can’”

CLOTILDE AND ALEXANDRE (FRANCE) PRESENT ‘MADELEINE & SALOMON’ IN AUSTRALIA

The humanist and rebellious French duo Madeleine & Salomon –  Clotilde & Alexandre are bringing their beautiful musical collaboration to Oz!

‘Madeleine & Salomon’ is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flautist, Clotilde Rullaud, and pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Alexandre Saada.

Together, their show ‘Madeleine & Salomon’ embraces with ardour the feminist American songbook, covering it with loving-kindness tinged with minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Continue reading “CLOTILDE AND ALEXANDRE (FRANCE) PRESENT ‘MADELEINE & SALOMON’ IN AUSTRALIA”

New Tour Dates Announced for YolanDa Brown!

Award Winning British Saxophonist and Broadcaster YolanDa Brown announces first national Australian tour as part of her 10 year anniversary celebrations.

YolanDa Brown is the UK’s leading female saxophonist with a flourishing career, known for seamlessly blending jazz, reggae, and soul. She has toured with Diana Krall, The Temptations, Billy Ocean, and collaborated with artists such as Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

March 2018 sees YolanDa Brown return to Australia, this time for a National Tour.

Continue reading “New Tour Dates Announced for YolanDa Brown!”

Vince Jones & Special Guests – Live at Jazzlab in Melbourne, February 9&10

Australia’s best loved jazz man Vince Jones returns to Melbourne for two rare club appearances at Melbourne’s premier jazz venue, Jazzlab. He will perform with full band, featuring Matt McMahon, Ben Robertson and Danny Fischer, plus a special guest performer at each show, Feburary 9 and 10! Continue reading “Vince Jones & Special Guests – Live at Jazzlab in Melbourne, February 9&10”