Bridget a’Beckett has just returned from an awesome mini tour of
The Bridget a’Beckett EP
The silky voice of this girl from Tumbarumba is as lush as her single’s
production. Her songwriting has a certainty and sophistication that
belies her bacdkground: there’s no country in this articulate selection
of classic piano based singer/songrwriter indie pop. A’Beckett is a
natural storyteller and she delivers those stories with an ease and
delicacy without ever slipping into the colloquial style of Missy
Higgins or the saccharine of Delta Goodrum, both of whom to which she
has been compared (although she shares a producer with the latter.)
Three’s a subtle earthiness that grounds it all and makes this EP a
real treat to the ears.
by Michael Smith
Check out todays Sunday Herald Sun in Melbourne for the very first review of the brand new (yet to be released) Bomba vs Laroz cd:
In short: Aussie reggae great skillfully remixed.
Fronted by Nicky Bomba, who has collaborated with such leading artists as Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano and the John Butler Trio, this is an outfit that holds the title of Australia’s No.1 exponent of good-time reggae.
With ‘Bomba vs Laroz’ the band presents 10 choice cuts from last year’s brilliant ‘Learn To Breathe’ album as reworked by mixmaster Laroz. The recording also features two exciting new songs.
This is an upbeat recording that highlights Bomba’s smooth reggae stylings and presents the band in a way that is fresh and accessible to those with tastes that lean more towards funk, hip-hop and soul than reggae.
However, Laroz’s greatest mixing achievements on this album are its old-school dub reggae-styled tracks, such as ‘Black Cat’ and ‘One Fine Day.’
For a dance-oriented audience, the cool funk of ‘Kiss Your Fate’ and ‘Essence Changed’ deserve honourable mentions.
written by David Flaherty
Greetings to all you daddies around the world from four of the coolest daddies in Oz!
We hope those of you down under saw the fantastic fathers day edition of ‘Sunday’ which aired this morning around Australia at 9am – while you were served a well deserved breakfast in bed by your adoring kids and the missus!
If you missed the broadcast you can go to www.sunday.ninemsn.com.au and find a great interview with the band.
And look out for a new Daddy Cool website coming soon.
Hey guitar lovas,
Axe maestro and rock composer Adrian Belew joins the hottest hostess in Oz Ms Julia Z and RocKonnoisseur Brian Nankervis next Saturday at 9.15 pm on RockWiz on SBS! You’ll have to tune in to see what song he sang with the mystery female guest on the night… and to hear the RockWiz orchestra playing their version of King Crimson’s “Elephant Talk” with The Mighty Belew. Tasty stuff!
If you’re looking at this blog/website chances are that you’re also a Daddy Cool fan!
You’ll want to check out this link:
to the Herald-Sun website to hear ‘They Built The Ute’ by Daddy Cool! And be sure to pick up a copy of the newspaper tomorrow if you’re here in Oz – where you’ll find yet another great DC editorial rave and info about their upcoming gig at the Deni Ute Muster!
This is the 1st rockin’ track to bounce from DC’s forthcoming album ‘The New Cool’.
Listen and then read about why everyone is catching ‘Ute’ fever.
All roads lead to Deni, so we’ll see you there!
Visit http://www.deniutemuster.com.au/ for more fest info.
FOR DADDY COOL – Ross Wilson, Ross Hannaford, Gary Young & Wayne Duncan
What is Ross getting up to?
Well….he’s just been inducted to the Aria Hall of Fame, mixing a new album and getting ready to do two major gigs (with Daddy Cool), touring with Mondo Rock as part of the Countdown Tour, gigging with his own bands The Urban Legends and the Ross Wilson Trio and writing songs for his forthcoming solo album. Oh, and touring with Chris Isaak at the Day On The Green concert series…Is that enough yet???
For all news Ross please go to www.rosswilson.com.au