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…
“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
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.
— 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
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…
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…
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…
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.Read on for more info and show details…
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.
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!Read on for more info and show details…
It’s that time of year again, my friends.
It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and wish you all happy holidays!
This office is closed from 21 December – 3 January. If it’s urgent you can ring my mobile and emails will be checked periodically.
See you all in 2018.
Until then stay safe, have fun and fight the power!