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Wed, 8 June 2016

Eagle And The Wolf-Harry Hookey & Grizzlee Train

Filed under: blues music, country music, CD Launches, Gigs — site admin @ 4:56 pm

Eagle And The Wolf announce debut Sydney headline show at Newtown Social Club
Special Guests: Harry Hookey & Grizzlee Train
Singer-songwriter Sarah Humphreys and country-blues musician Kris Morris met and decided to make a life and music together as Eagle And The Wolf. Together they are truly magical.
Their debut single ‘Mama, Son and The Holy Ghost’ has had a huge response. After premiering on Triple J’s Roots ’N’ All it was also playlisted on Double J and reached Number 1 on the Amrap Chart.

Their self titled album, ‘Eagle & The Wolf’, a collection of ten songs co-produced by the duo alongside Syd Green (Matt Tonks, Dirty Lucy, Iota) in an old farm house in the Southern Highlands is as raw and heartfelt as it gets and the performances are stunning. Released in March the album has received rave reviews from Rhythms Magazine, Rolling Stone and Sydney Morning Herald to name but a few.

Now Eagle & The Wolf take to the stage with a full band for their very first Sydney headline show with Harry Hookey and Grizzlee Train along for the ride.
Hookey will be joining Eagle and The Wolf after a year of relentless gigging that has seen him playing shows and festivals from one end of Australia to the other (literally), throughout Europe and Cuba! His debut album ‘Misdiagnosed’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Blues & Roots album and he won the International Songwriter award for the title track in 2014. He recently supported the UK’s Jamie Lawson on a national tour and is in the studio recording his 2nd album, due out later in 2016.

A romping stomping roots duo, Grizzlee Train take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion. They have spent much of the last year touring nationally and internationally as part of the Kasey Chambers band. Grizzlee Train’s debut EP ‘Come Back Around’ was released in January 2015 to a wave of positive reviews and continues to be frequently spun on national radio all over the country. A truly dynamic duo, they blend an old school core with sharp new-age kicks - a stripped back firing of raw energy and honest music.

Eagle And The Wolf with Special Guests Harry Hookey & Grizzlee Train
When: Sunday June 19
Where: Newtown Social Club, 387 King St, Newtown Ph (02) 9550 3974
Time: Doors open 6pm, Show starts 630pm
Tix: $15+bf pre sale, $20 door

Lloyd Spiegel Solo Tour and Signature Guitar Giveaway

Filed under: acoustic music, contemporary music, CD Launches, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 4:38 pm

Lloyd Spiegel Solo Tour and Signature Guitar Giveaway
After a wildly successful year in 2015 on the back of his award-winning ‘Double Live Set’ album, Aussie acoustic blues master Lloyd Spiegel is headed back on the road in June/July for his first solo tour in 7 years.
This tour celebrates the launch of Spiegel’s new Cole Clark signature model guitar - an instrument designed with these new solo shows in mind. Spiegel has worked alongside Cole Clark Guitars for the past 15 years and has had a hand in every advancement in technology and design at the company in that time. Says Lloyd: “I received the honour of my first signature guitar in 2012. It served me well, but now that I’m returning to solo performing I needed something different to evolve with.

The 2016 LS signature model is built with Australian Blackwood top, back and sides. The extremely hard top was picked to suit my aggressive, hard hitting style and withstand the tour schedule I keep.”
Thanks to the good people at Cole Clark, audience members attending shows on the tour will have the opportunity to win Lloyd’s signature guitar (RRP $3299) fresh out of the workshop.
Tour Dates
Thursday 16th June
The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Doors 7:30pm
$25 + bf online, $30 door
Tickets: http://oldmuseum.org/?p=4124

Friday 17th June
Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi, QLD
Doors 7:30pm
$20 presale, $25 door
Tickets: 07 5442 8144

Saurday 18th June
The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Doors 7:00pm
$30, $25 concession
With Marshall Okell
Tickets: www.byroncentre.com.au

Thursday 23rd June
The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Doors 7:30pm
$20 + bf online, $23 door
Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/heritagehotel/book/event/42032

Friday 24th June
The Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW
Doors 6:30pm
$20 online
Tickets: https://theagresticgrocer.yapsody.com/event/index/38453/live-at-agrestic-lloyd-spiegel

Saturday 25th June
The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Doors 7:30pm
$25 + bf
Tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/10322/lloyd_spiegel_@_camelot_lounge.aspx

Sunday 26th June
Canberra Blues Society, The Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Doors: 4:30pm
$20 + BF Online, $22 door, $15 CBS Members
Tickets: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=62269

Friday 1st July
The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets: 03 5255 1566

Saturday 2nd July
Baby Black, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Doors 6:00pm
$20 presale, $25 door
Tickets from the venue

Friday 8th July
Hickinbotham Winery, Mornington, VIC
Doors 5:00pm
Tickets: 03 5981 0355
Dinner and show available

Friday 15th July
The Wonderland Spiegeltent, Harbour Town Docklands, VIC
With special guest Cass Eager
Doors 8:00pm
$25 + bf
Tickets: https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au/whats_on/event/196f6ce2-fb94-4bf9-896b-f62de4521bf9

Friday 29th July
The Gold Dust Lounge – Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo, VIC
Doors 7:00pm
$20 online, $20 door
Tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/37967

Win A Lloyd Spiegel Signature Guitar.
To win a new Lloyd Spiegel signature model guitar - lovingly christened ‘FL2EC-LS-BLBL’ - all you have to do is put your name and contact details on an entry form available from the box office or merch table at each show. Place your entry form in the barrel at that show. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received at all shows and the winner will be notified on July 31, 2016.

No Bagpipes 7th July - Leaps and Bounds Festival

Filed under: country music, roots music, rock music, CD Launches, Gigs, General — site admin @ 3:55 pm

Tix at ww.thegasometerhotel.com.au
$10 +BF/$12 On Door Doors 8pm
Originally from Shetland, pop-infused alt-country rocker Duncan Phillips and his band The Long Stand join forces with Scottish born
Australian raised blues/soul man Steve Boyd and The Rum Reverie to launch their new albums at a special one off gig dubbed “No
Bagpipes!” on Thursday 7th of July!

Born into a musical family, Duncan arrived in Australia in 2010. Afteropening for a sold out auditorium show with Steve Earle back home
he knew he needed to build a music career. Join him on a journey from whisky soaked lullabies to boot stomping anthems as he
plays his debut album “The Wilderness” for the first time live at Gasometer.
Steve Boyd’s reputation precedes him. He has a rich history on the festival circuit and has shared stages with Bob Dylan and Ray
Charles in the 90’s. After a long hiatus, he’s back with The RumReverie and a new album with a punk brain, a gospel soul, a blues
heart and sly hints of jazz trickling through its veins, “Healers And Howlers.”
Two great bands. Guitars. Horns. Scotch Whisky at the bar. But No Bagpipes!

Rory Ellis Rah Rah Tour

Filed under: roots music, acoustic music, CD Launches, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 3:51 pm

Master Australian songwriter Rory Ellis will hit the road this June to welcome his new 5-track release ‘Rah Rah’ into the world.
An underground hero in alt-country and Americana circles, Ellis has released seven independent albums to date and is a veteran of the hard road of tough trails across Australia, The UK and Europe. ‘Rah Rah’ is classic Rory Ellis and brings magically crafted lyrics, taking the listener to places of sensuality, life awakenings and the dark side.
Rory has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, alongside Richie Havens, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, Seth Lakeman, and many others. Seven acclaimed albums, seven countries of extensive touring, and hundreds of festivals later, Rory is looking forward to concreting his return to his homeland and catching up with his Aussie fans on the road.
The Rah Rah Tour will take in the East Coast including Tasmania.
“His is one of the most distinctive voices in Australian folk and country music, rich and full and emotive.”
Jeff Glorfeld: The Melbourne Age, 2015

“Rory Ellis is one of those singer/songwriters, like Leonard Cohen, who makes the hairs on your arms stand up by simply opening his mouth and uttering a few throaty words.”
Brett Callwood: Acoustic Magazine UK

“Rory Ellis is one of the great storytellers on the Australian roots scene. A big man with a huge voice, with a trove of outstanding material at his disposal, he immerses us into his world… His huge, deep voice is a remarkable instrument of rich and raw emotion. It is that voice, the absolute quality of the musicianship and incomparable song writing talent that really sets him apart as an artist.”
Mick Griffin: Live Review, Bendigo Weekly

Sat, 21 May 2016

Adi Sappir Instead of a Love Poem

Filed under: contemporary music, CD Launches — site admin @ 2:37 pm

Hello good people,
I hope you’re all travelling well.
In the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed recording with Neil Kelly at Run Stop Sound studios. The recording of Instead of a love poem is complete!

The 6 track EP is available for purchase on my website: www.adisappir.com.au
and will soon be available on itunes, spotify, etc - I’ll keep you posted!

my upcoming gigs:

Saturday May 21st 11:30am
Solo at Coburg Library
Cnr of Victoria and Louisa Streets, Coburg

Wednesday May 25th 8pm
Solo at Clifton Hill Hotel
89 Victoria Pde, Clifton Hill


Filed under: jazz music, CD Launches, Gigs — site admin @ 2:16 pm

Piano jazz trio Refraction will launch their highly anticipated second
release ‘Inerrant Space’ at Bennett’s Lane on 19 May at 8pm.
Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Refraction
melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation
together into a compelling musical soundscape. Centred around drummer and
leader Chris Broomhead’s compositions, the trio celebrates the sanctity of
simplicity, upholding the primacy of a song’s melody while leaving space for
collective ensemble interaction and improvisation.
The band draws inspiration from influences Tord Gustavsen, Esbjorn Svensson,
Robert Glasper and Weather Report with original pieces that hold a clear vision
that makes the journey the very destination the music is seeking.
Their live performance has been perfected at Melbourne venues including The
Paris Cat, Bennetts Lane (including a three-week residency), Uptown Jazz Cafe
and Open Studio.
‘Inerrant Space’ features 10 new contemporary jazz compositions all written by
Chris Broomhead, pianist Brenton Foster (Max Savage, Independent) and
double bassist Jordon Tarento. It was recorded at Burwood Sound Studios,
Melbourne over two days in December 2015 and engineered by Allan
Neuendorf and Chris Broomhead , edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead
and mastered by Lachlan Carrick.
Refraction – ‘Inerrant Space’ Album Launch
•ticket purchase includes a copy of the new album and CD Baby download
Thursday 19 May, 8pm
Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
$18 General Entry

Thu, 7 April 2016


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

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