Nov 282014
 

Friends,

Squeeze’s iconic frontman returns for this first time since 2007 for a December tour of Oz with his brand new studio album, Happy Ending, on limited edition vinyl, CD, and digital bundle.

“stuffed with ludicrously catchy melodies” — Mojo Magazine * * * *

 

As half of the iconic songwriter team Difford and Tilbrook of beloved pop legends Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has written some of the most enduring pop classics of ’80s UK New Wave with such global hits as “Tempted” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).

With more recent performances in the States on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live from the Artist’s Den, Squeeze has proven itself to be relevant and enduring as new generations of fans discover the band’s incredible songbook.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Tilbrook is back — ducking and diving, bobbing and weaving — with his fifth non-Squeeze album, Happy Ending, available now digitally and as a limited edition vinyl through www.glenntilbrook.com,  iTunes and Amazon.

Inventive, witty and stuffed with a twinkling treasure trove of brand-new melodies, Happy Trails proves that the man’s musicality and sense of craft are as fresh and energised as ever.

Visit Glenn at www.glenntilbrook.com to order a copy of ‘Happy Endings’ or come and buy one at a show near you and get it signed on the night!

Don’t miss Glenn playing songs old and new at these tour dates!

 

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Nov 242014
 

AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS WINNERS 2014!

Daddy Cool and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians gathered last night to wow a capacity crowd at The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, with Daddy Cool playing a nostalgic and note perfect greatest hits set after their induction to the Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame!

The band delivered thrilling versions of Cherry Pie, Come Back Again, Eagle Rock and Hi Honey Ho amongst others at the sold out awards night show.

Ross Wilson said, “Daddy Cool first met, played, recorded and worked together in Melbourne and since those early days we’ve been inducted into the industry hall of fame in Australia.  As “hometown heroes,” The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame means that little bit more because it’s a cultural award, not a commercial one.”

 

Other award night highlights included Ed Nimmervoll‘s induction to the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris, who also played Black Dog Blues and The Real Thing.  Davey Lane, Jess Cornelious, Ash Naylor, Stonefield and Henry Wagons also performed on the night, with Henry doing double duty as event host.

 

This year’s big winners were Dan Sultan and Courtney Barnett, with Dan receiving the Tone Deaf Best Male Artist Award and The Age Best Album Award for Blackbirdand Courtney winning TheMusic’s Best Female Artist and a $2,500 cash award from APRA/AMCOS for Best Song Award for Avant Gardener. Dan celebrated by treating the audience to a fabulous unannounced performance of Same Man with the legendary EG All Star Band.

 

Remi topped off a huge year with a well-deserved win for BigSound &Travel Beyond’s Best Emerging Artist Award, which includes flights and accommodation to Brisbane’s BigSound Conference and a slot in a high-profile showcase.

The Mountain Goat award for Best Venue went to Melbourne’s internationally recognised top venue Corner Hotel and Crumpler’s Best Festival award went to Meredith Music Festival, both winning for the second year in a row.

 

The Dixon Creek’s Estate Best Regional Venue Award went to Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine and the Cosmic Psychos took out the award for Best Regional Act, which was sponsored by Live At Your Local.

 

The hotly contested Corner Presents Best Band Award went to solid rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and the RocKwiz award for Best Live Band went to souled out funksters Saskwatch.

 

The Age Music Victoria Awards studio partner Bakehouse will donate studio rehearsal prizes to all artists nominated, with winners also receiving recording time.

 

Editor of The Age ‘Shortlist’, Martin Bolton, said “From the hypnotic hip-hop of Remi to the fascination the music loving

 

public has with Melbourne’s own Courtney Barnett, this year’s awards have again shone a bright light on the best

 

musical talent in the country, while celebrating the sheer joy of Daddy Cool.

 

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and thanks to all those who voted for their favourite music in this

 

years Age Music Victoria Awards.”

 

Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan said, “Congratulation to all of this year’s winners and nominees as well as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees!  We are thrilled that the legendary Daddy Cool graced our stage this year and look forward to celebrating 10 years of the awards next year.”

 

 

 

Best Album – presented by The Age

Dan Sultan – Blackbird

 

Best Band – presented by Corner Presents

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

 

Best Song – presented by APRA

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

 

Best Male Artist – presented by Tone Deaf

Dan Sultan

 

Best Female Artist – presented by TheMusic

Courtney Barnett

 

Best Emerging Artist – presented by Travel Beyond/BigSound

Remi

 

Best Live Band – presented by Rockwiz

Saskwatch

 

Best Venue – presented by Mountain Goat

Corner Hotel, Richmond

 

Best Festival – presented by Crumpler

Meredith Music Festival

 

Best Regional Venue – presented by Dixons Creek Estate

Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

 

Best Regional Act – presented by Live at Your Local

Cosmic Psychos

Photo by Ros O’GormanawardsRosOGorman12

 

Nov 142014
 
A.J. STEEL PREMIERES DEBUT SINGLE 'DROWNING ON DRY LAND’ IN SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW – 20 NOVEMBER @ MR BOOGIE MAN!

 Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a studio musician at the top of his game live. Melbourne singer-songwriter A.J. Steel premieres debut single Drowning On Dry Land in his one-night-only solo acoustic show at Mr Boogie Man Drowning on Dry Land is a moving and evocative track mixed by ARIA and Golden Guitar Nominated Producer/Mixer/Engineer Jimi Maroudas. Maroudas has worked [more]