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.”Read on for more info and show details…

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 8pmRead on for more info and show details…

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’.Read on for more info and show details…

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.Read on for more info and show details…

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.

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

Read on for more info and show details…

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.Read on for more info and show details…

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 Read on for more info and show details…

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.Read on for more info and show details…