It’s been more than a year since Crooked Colours released new music, and with the group’s return, they bring with them a whole new style. Taking a side step from the sound behind hits ‘Come Down’, ‘Capricious’ and ‘Another Way’, Crooked Colours are now opting for a more organic “band” feel.
The beloved Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival will be returning this month for its 10th year of free family fun and great live music – as well as being the final year directed by festival founder Marty Maher.
She’s been obsessed with the Australian classic film Jaws since she was a young girl, so it’s no surprise that Amy chose the word Shark to round out her stage name. With a penchant for fishing and all things Great White, it’s just another facet of the musician and film producer whose career was catapulted into the top charts last year with her ode to adolescent love, ‘Adore’.
It’s the flavour of the summer season, whether it’s bottled or fresh from the tap, you just can’t look past a delicious, cold beer. And you won’t be short of finding one at this years Bendigo Craft Beer & Cider Festival, where beer lovers will be surrounded with more than 100 beers and ciders to choose from.
After over a decade making music as a solo artist on the world stage, it’s a wonder Corinne Bailey Rae hasn’t yet made the trip down-under. But come this April, she will be performing her first set of shows in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as a slot at this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest.
For someone like Ewen Baker, who has spent over 25 years as a touring musician, crafted a massive career as a solo violinist, as well as sharing stages worldwide with the likes of Archie Roach and many other esteemed musicians, one of the greatest joys is seeing that your music won’t stop when you do.
With a career spanning seven studio albums and being classed as the godfathers of the ‘emo’ movement, Taking Back Sunday have truly earned icon status. Now the guys are back with their new release Tidal Wave, which highlights a new sound and direction for the band. However, according to Adam Lazzara, the bands front man, Taking Back Sunday has never tried to fit into a particular genre.
Sitting across the world in Geneva with a cup of coffee, singer-songwriter Greg Arnold is warmed by the fact that his band of 30 years, Things of Stone and Wood, are heading back to Australia this year, armed with the tracks of their 1993 debut album.
With the news of Music Victoria’s brand new Live Music Professionals program, a free opportunity for established independent promoters and venue bookers, Forté chat to industry expert Justin Rudge, head of Melbourne-based artist booking service Public Bookings, to get an insight into the booking business.