Blues aficionados – get ready for it!

Bluesman Chris Cain is coming to Oz in May for a string of must-see shows!
Chris concocts a soulful stew of Memphis-style electric blues accompanied by powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired blues guitar riffs that are uniquely his own, a fine brew that pays homage to his heroes, sometimes reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King, but always with his own inimitable seasoning. Read on for more info and show details…


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.

Read on for more info and show details…

Connie Lansberg residency at Chinacy Bar & Restaurant

On the back of her sold out launch of Insomnious Volume 1 Connie Lansberg will be doing a residency at Chinacy Bar & Restaurant at 352 Chapel Street, South Yarra every Friday and Saturday night. Connie will be appearing with her quintet CLQ.

If you haven’t heard her lush new CD Insomnious Volume 1, it’s available from Bandcamp at

Contact me for an interview or a review copy.

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.”Read on for more info and show details…

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…”Read on for more info and show details…

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

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…