The Chapel is the oldest Baptist church of its kind in Victoria, opening its doors on the first of November 1857. Upon walking inside Chapel, the first thing you will notice is the integrity to the heritage structure and the abundance of natural light. The venue’s designers have complemented the original building with a cutaway transparent floor that showcases the original baptismal bath.
Ah, these young rock and roll heartthrobs. Reece Mastin won fans and stole hearts through his 2011 X-Factor journey, a journey which would see him take out top honours before releasing a double Platinum album. With a new album due later in the year, Reece is hitting the road for his first extensive run of shows since late 2012.
A rave performance at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival’s Telstra Road to Discovery Grand Finals and a 2013 TSA/APRA ‘New Songwriter of the Year’ award are just a couple of accolades country-roots singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller has picked up in her time. Raised on the muddy banks of the Murray River, Ziller’s appetite for music was catered for in what would be a familiar fashion to many of us – through rage and Video Hits.
When you come across a band who describes themself as “tequila-inspired party pop”, you just have to give them a listen. Then have a drink … then another drink. Sydney outfit The Griswolds is that band in question. The band is on a tequila-soaked high on the back of the release of Be Impressive, their debut album. And impressive is just what they’ve been.
Bendigo is probably one of the last places you would expect to find Grammy-winner, producer and writer for a stack of chart-topping and platinum-selling singles, BMI Urban Award ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Producer of the Year’ and BET Award-winner T-Pain, but it is happening.
Greetings live music listeners, practitioners, prima donnas and roadies, Dan here with an issue that I would like to discuss just to change things up for a week. I’ve been trained as an audio technician and I work The Eastern week to week in which I get to mix many awesome bands and see a great variety of live music. Does this make me a successful audio technician?
If Dave Grohl can swap a pair of sticks for a guitar, By Jove anyone can. Born and raised in Melbourne, Cat Canteri found a music life as the singer-songwriter and drummer for The Stillsons. The Stillsons formed in 2006 to find a warm place within the contemporary roots scene.
A nod to George Orwell is what greets us in the bio of Melbourne folk-inspired outfit Husky. “George Orwell said that writing should be transparent – like a clear window pane,” says frontman Husky Gawenda. It is something he feels about music. “You shouldn’t notice the music or the art of it; you’re just transported to another place.” It’s a nice little way of looking at things indeed.
In 2007, seven manly beasts came together to form the heavy metal colossus known as Barbariön. In 2008, they began to perform – and the world was never quite the same. Crowds would begin to experience shows incorporating fire, smoke, skulls, weapons and other battle/heavy metal-themed props.