For over ten years the music, the look, the feel and the power of KISS has been channelled by Kisstroyer. Formed by brothers Andrew and Stephen Kyriacou in 2001, Kisstroyer has worked its way up to the top of the tribute band pile. With three decades of official KISS costumes, over 15 authentic KISS guitars and a massive functional light-up KISS logo in their trick bag, Kisstroyer is a fire-breathing, blood-spitting, devil horns rock ’n’ roll ride.
Are you in need of a good dose of country/folk, western swing and hillbilly rock ’n’ roll? That is the question that awaits you on the official page of songman Nigel Wearne. Equipped with an arsenal of personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel’s storytelling tunes play out over finger-style guitar, country twang and honky-tonk.
He will, or he Wil. Ah, not-so-clever wordplay. With his second solo album being tinkered with, not to mention a third Smith Street Band album also in the works, Wil Wagner has decided to step away from writing duties for a spell on the road.
Surf, sunshine and greater opportunities are three key things that prompted songbird Áine Tyrrell and her family to uproot from Ireland and head to our shores around four years ago. Becoming a mother is what prompted her to have a serious crack at her dreams. Inspired to write by her dad, Áine put her dreams on hold once she became a mother.
‘The Real Thing’ was recorded by Russell Morris in 1969 and stands as one of the most well-known Australian songs of all time. In 2001 the track secured its place in the Australasian Performing Rights Association’s Top 30 Australian Songs of All Time and in 2013 was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia.
It never hurts to take a look at what is happening a little later in the year, especially when it involves the Maldon Folk Festival. Held annually for more than four decades, the festival is a weekend of music, dance and theatre. International performers include Beth Patterson, Kristina Olsen, Fiona Ross, Colin O’Brien and The Stage Hogs, while local performers include The Woohoo Review, The BordererS, Damien Howard, Janette Geri, Alanna & Alicia, The Capitalist Pigs and The Go Set.
A dramatic topic wrapped in a goodtime feel isn’t the easiest thing to pull off, but Melbourne blues and roots specialists The Hornets are pros. Climate change, or more accurately those who choose to deny or play it down, is a hot topic. It is also the inspiration for The Hornets’ new album, Dangerous Dancing.
It all started when Zac Norris, Alex Moorcroft and Aaron Saunders, three guys from pop punk bands in the Newcastle area, decided they wanted to play something a little heavier. So they started jamming, recruited James O’Hearn, and got down to business. Presented by Destruct Agency and The Artery Foundation, Rivalries hit the road next month with a helping hand from SA outfit Pridelands. The Edge Hotel, Mildura – August 16. (AA)
Any publicity is good publicity, or so they say, and it’s fair to say that the clip for Marcia Hines’ new track ‘Remedy’, which was directed by and features Russell Crowe, has received a share of flack. It’s doubtful either care, however. (Well…). Remedy is lifted from Hines’ recently released Amazing, her first album of original material in 20 years. The Sydney Morning Herald gave it four stars…
10 years ago Eskimo Joe released their sophomore album, A Song is a City. With its heart in their home city, the album has been described by frontman Kav Temperley as “about me, my friends, the people I love, and Fremantle. It’s the stories that go on between us”.