The charming blues-folk-rock favourites known as The Audreys will play Kyneton Town Hall on June 13 and The Vine, Bendigo on June 15 in support of their latest album, ’Til My Tears Roll Away. The album saw Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall once again team up with Shane O’Mara, their longtime partner and friend.
“Trappist Afterland makes spirit music for the dispossessed. They explore psychedelia, ritualism and chanting amidst folk songs.” And with that introduction we are welcomed to the world of Trappist Afterland. The Melbourne band’s 2013 release, Like a Beehive, The Hill Was Alive, has found a lot of love from bloggers locally and internationally; now they are working on a newie.
On a scale of one to ten, how much do you love Ball Park Music? ’Cause you see, the band is hitting the road in September for their Trippin’ the Light Fantastic Tour, which should give them just enough time to fine-tune their new songs. Not that they really need it, being such a well-oiled musical machine. Hey, did you know that ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ means “To dance, especially in an imaginative or ‘fantastic’ manner.”
Another songbird is set to join Doctor Who, with Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, joining the cast when the show returns to TV later this year. Rose Allen: “I was playing a gig and got chatting to the show’s production team who’d been watching my performance. I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it.” Foxes and Zedd recently picked up a Grammy for their collaboration, ‘Clarity’.
While many of Bendigo’s musical identities attended high school in the days when bands like Guns N’ Roses and Metallica were in their prime, Stacy Varner’s both a current student and a fan of music by older hard rock and metal bands. “People will disagree with me here, but I just like the whole vibe of the old stuff,” she says. With a father who used to turn the family home into a heavy music haven on Saturday mornings while his wife was at work, the fourteen-year-old singer/acoustic guitarist developed musical tastes that aren’t necessarily shared by her peers.
Baghdad-born and honourary South Australian, Motez Obaidi, who works under Motez, is a man showing that Adelaide’s music scene is far more than just hip hop. The electronic prouder has won favour for his remixes of some of RnB and pop’s biggest names, including Mark Morrison’s ‘Return of the Mack’, Justin Timberlake’s ‘I Like You’ and Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You’. He has also performed alongside the likes of Disclosure and Pete Tong on his way to becoming a club favourite.
I say, I say, The Band Who Knew Too Much is a bona-fide foolproof floor-packing band. Whether it is performing on the festival stage, busking in the streets, or anything in between, I tell ya, they’re all class. They perform washboard/accordion-driven songs about spending the rent, hard rubbish nights, and every drinker’s favourite time of the day, Beer O’Clock. Yep, every hour is happy hour when it comes to this outfit.
Blues Boot Camp is a two-day workshop and live performance camp that is designed to give those with a love of music a chance to shine, through both the learning process and through performance. Students from Year 6 up, with an intermediate ability level in instrumentation, or a beginner to intermediate level in vocal performance, are encouraged to enter.
Rhath is the name chosen by Ry Hamilton-Smith as an outlet for his electronic dark chill and horror hop. Ry started going under the name after he discovered Sun Araw (aka Cameron Stallones) through the video game Hotline Miami. Initially, Ry fit the songwriter-guitarist mould, before taking a few steps over to the electronic genre. Influenced by instrumental hip hop, Ry combined this with his video game influences, notably the soundtracks of titles such as Hotline Miami, Portal and the Fallout series.
Having always been an avid music lover and playing a bit of it himself back in the day, Pete Raimondo’s decision to open a blues music restaurant here in Little Malop Street was a no-brainer in his mind. Pete’s gamble has paid off, with his business giving a new edge to Geelong’s dining and music life. One of the first artists that started Pete’s love affair of blues music was Chris Wilson. From there his passion evolved and he discovered his love for blues music.