It is a blessed person who can do what they do for near-on forty years and still love it. If after near-on forty years they feel as though they’ve got more to give, well, that is something pretty special. Songman James Reyne has been in the music world for a long, long time.
For those unfamiliar with the story of journeyed songman Rodriguez, make sure you have a look at Searching for Sugar Man, the 2012 Oscar-winning doco from Malik Bendjelloul. If that isn’t your thing, well, just let the music do the talking.
It’s about time, if you haven’t done so already, to grab yourself a cuppa and get familiar with Melbourne’s Woodlock. Back in June, the band headed out on a 17-show tour which took them to six states and three regional festivals. Now they’re at it again.
Every second Wednesday of the month at Strasse Bar is Pub Werewolf, a fun-filled social game night. Werewolf is an alternative name for ‘Mafia’ or ‘Assassin’, a game in which the object is to figure out which people in the group are secretly conspiring against the others. Multiple games are run throughout the course of the night, so you don’t have to get there bang on time.
Well, Sticky Fingers have kicked off their Land of Pleasure tour, and they’re hoping the experience is as pleasurable for you as it is for them. The name of the tour, which I am sure you well-read readers would have assumed, is taken from the band’s new album which was released at the beginning of August.
Exposure to family friends playing the acoustic guitar at family gatherings planted the seed for Melbourne-born and raised songman Matt Katsis. After a little nagging (rather, a great deal of nagging), Matt’s parents finally bought him a guitar. And boy was that the start of something.
Hi Geelong music lovers, I’m back in town after 3½ weeks on the road, touring from Geelong to Brisbane and back, promoting the new album Dead Man’s Garden. In that time I’ve done 15 live performances, 22 radio interviews and six magazine/street press interviews, with more to come in the next couple of weeks. The ABC radio facilities in Australia are simply amazing. We truly are a lucky country.