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Mon, 25 April 2016

Book Now Song Contest The Almost Eurovision Experience

Filed under: Comedy, Theatre, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs — site admin @ 9:37 am

Achingly funny, the more over the top it got the funnier it became. Herald Sun.
Final Shows: must close May 1st 2016. Alex Theatre St.Kilda
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Vardos back in Melbourne gigs

Filed under: world music, folk music, General — site admin @ 9:32 am

Sun 1 May 8pm
Eat Pierogi Make Love with Vardos and VULGARGRAD at the Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St Collingwood.International Workers Day! Pierogi Lovers Unite! In solidarity with the workers of the world Pierogi Pierogi return their highly successful Polish pop-up kitchen to The Gasometer to put a tasty dumpling shaped spanner into the machinations of an oppressive flavourless state. Home made lemon vodka will flow! Pierogi, classic polish soup, pickles and kanapka - traditional open sandwiches. Music by Russian criminal folk revolutionary bards Vulgargrad and their very special guests, gypsy apparatchiks Vardos Trio. Dinner from 5pm. Vardos play 8.30-9.15pm. 18+ event. $18 + booking fee. To book online click here.

Sat 7 May 10am-1pm
Coburg Shopping Centre, Sydney Rd Coburg. Vardos celebrate Mothers’ Day on the streets of Coburg.
Fri 13 May 6.30-8pm Speakeasy HQ, 522 Flinders St, Melbourne. Gypsy Jazz - Live Music from the Silk Road. Speakeasy HQ presents some of the most exotic musical and dance performances drawn from along the Silk Road. Produced by world renowned Serpent Dancer, Ronicka, Gypsy Jazz features The Ukelel Sounds of Beirut, Romania and Northern Middle East, including dance in performance by tribal fusion artists and belly dance performers. General admission $25, deluxe packages also available!

Tarantino Ball Northcote

Filed under: Live Music Venues, roots music, rock music, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs, General — site admin @ 9:22 am

Australia’s 5 pce Tarantino Band headlines The TARANTINO BALL. yes, its a costume party.
The Tarantinos perform their high energy show with (slightly) more attitude than usual.
Saturday May 14th, the annual Tarantino Ball is on from dusk til (almost) dawn paying tribute to one of the most iconic directors of our time.
Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Competition. Kill Bill show by Shirley Strumpet. Death Proof show by Butterfly. Vampire GoGo dancers. $5 Sailor Jerry shakes. Four Rooms lucky Zippo competition
Best dressed male: $100 Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar voucher + $50 bar tab
Best dressed female: $100 Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar voucher + $50 bar tab
Best dressed couple: $100 Welcome To Thornbury voucher, Burly Fellow care pack, voucher valued up to $70 from Miss Jay’s Nails And Beauty and $100 bar tab
Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday April 5th from Moshtix and 24moons.com.au or in person at Rose Chong’s
- Reservoir Dogs Package $100+bf - Admits 6 People - Includes 6 tickets at the price of 5 (so you get 1 free!)
- Hateful Eight Package $200+bf - Admits 8 People - Includes Entry, Table + 1 Bottle of Moet
- Jackie Brown Gold Package $350+bf - Admits 12 People - Includes Entry, Table + 2 Bottles of Moet
- Mr Wolf Package $750+bf - Admits 20 People - Includes Entry, Private VIP Area + 1 Bottle of Sailor Jerry + mixers
- Crazy 88 Package $2,500 - Admits 88 People - Includes Entry, Private VIP Room with Bartender and a $1,000 bar tab

Thu, 7 April 2016

The Tarantinos Band book now!

Book Australia’s band The Tarantinos exclusively with Entertainment Depot Booking Agency for corporate functions, special events and festivals.

The Tarantinos deliver a dynamic, energy filled show inspired by soundtracks from Quentin Tarantino movies. Performing the iconic and ageless songs from the films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. See them perform The infamous Misirlou – from Pulp Fiction Surf Rider, Little Green Bag, Son of a Preacher Man, Stuck in the Middle, Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon and the classic Hold Tight to name a few.
The Tarantinos embody all the hard hitting style of these films, includes musical genres: Surf, Blues, Country, Soul, Rock, Spaghetti Western, Motown and Rockabilly.
The band adapts the dialogue for each audience, bleeps are added when necessary, without taking the “sway” from the songs.

With so many genres and a splash of theatrics it is a unique show.

Set lists where one song will thematically lead into the next one, rather than sticking to how they’re used in the films.
The Tarantinos – Australia are one of the hottest tribute bands in Australia, book them directly with Entertainment Depot.

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Filed under: CD Launches — site admin @ 9:52 am

- tracklisting salutes an incredible career -
Kate Ceberano is an artist revered by fans, peers and industry alike, one of the most acclaimed voices of our time. On May 6, Kate will release her twenty fourth album ‘Anthology’, featuring a mighty 53 tracks over three CDs as she partners with ABC Music again.

‘Anthology’ is a comprehensive look at Kate’s impressive back catalogue. With a career over 35 years, ‘Anthology’ harks back to her first album with funk band I’m Talking released in 1986, marking 2016 as the album’s 30th anniversary. It also covers albums such as ‘You’ve Always Got The Blues’, ‘Brave’, ‘Blue Box’, ‘Pash’, ‘Nine Lime Avenue’, 2013’s ‘Kensal Road’ and many more, the tracklisting brings together the most wonderful collections of songs.

Featuring hits, rarities, live tracks, special projects, and duets with some of the biggest names in the business – John Farnham, Ronan Keating, Paul Kelly, Wendy Matthews, David Campbell - ‘Anthology’ will also feature a selection of songs never before released, including Kate’s cover of The Carpenters’ ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ from Australian movie The Castle.

Kate said today, “I’m immensely proud of this collection of songs. It is my life’s work in song to date and it’s been amazing revisiting these memories. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as me!”

Kate is part of the APIA ‘Good Times’ 2016 concert series: http://apiagoodtimes.com.au/

Kate Ceberano ‘Anthology’ released May 6 on
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia

baroque celebration in Brisbane

Filed under: Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 9:50 am

Brisbane welcomes world’s leading artists for baroque celebration.
This Friday marks the beginning of the second Brisbane Baroque – the festival that won an extraordinary five Helpmann Awards last year and is exclusive to the city. On Friday morning at 11am some of the world’s leading Baroque artists will be officially welcomed to the city by Brisbane Baroque Artistic Director, Mr Leo Schofield.
Artists attending the official welcome include:
MS ULRIKE SCHNEIDER – the star of Brisbane Baroque’s centrepiece AGRIPPINA, Ms Schneider is an acclaimed global operatic performer and journeys to Brisbane from Germany. Agripinna will be performed four times during Brisbane Baroque, and it is the first complete staging of this masterpiece in Australia.

MS VIVICA GENAUX – Brisbane Baroque is honoured to present the exclusive Australian concert debut of this internationally renowned American virtuoso mezzo soprano. One of the most dynamic and exciting artists, Ms Genaux will perform in Vivica + Vivaldi with the Camerata of St John’s on Sunday evening.

MS GRETA BRADMAN – star soprano Greta Bradman is acclaimed internationally as a recitalist, concert and stage performer. Just as her grandfather the great Don Bradman commanded the world’s attention on the cricket field, so too does Greta in the great music halls around the globe. Ms Bradman will star in Bach – Music in the Castle of Heaven on Saturday evening, before flying overseas to perform.

MR LAURENCE DALE – one of the opera world’s leading directors, and the director of Agrippina. After an extremely successful career as one of the leading lyric tenors, singing role at Glyndebourne, Vienna, Berlin and Paris, Laurence Dale was encouraged by the legendary director Peter Brooks to turn his hand to directing. Lauded by critics and audiences alike for his Agrippina.

Brisbane Baroque will be held from April 8 to 16 at stunning venues all over Brisbane. It is the only dedicated baroque music festival in the southern hemisphere, and celebrates an era of unmatched creative energy. After scooping the pool at last year’s Helpmann Awards with an unprecedented five wins, the successful Brisbane Baroque has expanded the 2016 season and this year will showcase international stars and a host of emerging Australian musicians. www.brisbanebaroque.com.au

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