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.
WOMADelaide is said to be the “world’s festival” bringing together some of the finest international acts to our shores.
Rock Off MND is a live music event which raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research and promotes awareness around the local community. Taking place at Deakin’s Waterfront Campus, it was decided that after the previous years successful events, raising more than $60,000 in 2015 alone, it was time to go again!
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.
“You’re not Kylie are you?” “No, but I’m an impersonator!” It’s a common conversation for entertainer Lucy Holmes, who has crafted a long-standing career playing Australia’s own ‘Princess of Pop,’ Kylie Minogue in her world-wide touring tribute show, 100% Kylie.
She’s one of the finest acts from regional Victoria; a recording artist, teacher, mother, director and an all around kick-ass woman. For over 25 years, Sarah Carroll has made herself known in the music industry, performing with The Junes and The Cartridge Family, as well as supporting high-profile artists like Mic Conway, Neil Murray and Jackie Marshall.