By admin, 2017-11-21
Melbourne raised singer/songwriter Missy Higgins has released three number one albums between 2004 and 2012 and has been making a return to music, releasing new singles and playing select dates across Australia. Missy is an advocate for human, animal, and environmental rights and has made numerous efforts to support select causes, ranging from anti-fur to carbon control campaigns.
Missy has made her tours carbon neutral, a significant move that would be great for more artists to actively pursue. With a history of live shows behind her, Missy Higgins will be returning to the stage for two shows over two nights in Glenelg and then Melbourne. First, Missy will perform under headliners John Butler Trio at the SummerSalt day-fest on November 18th and again the next day November 19th in Melbourne.
Between The Sound of White, On a Clear Night, and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, Missy Higgins has been nominated for five ARIA awards and at this point in her career has sold over one million album units. Missy Higgins has released two singles since 2016, first being “Oh Canada”, followed by “Torchlight”, which was written for the film “Don’t Tell”. Definitely, check out Missy’s causes and long career in music and acting. If you’re in the area, catch Missy Higgins at the Blue Mountains Music Festival 2018. Missy Higgins will be headlining, and will take place March 16-18. Also, she’ll be performing alongside Kate Miller-Heidke, Archie Roach Band and more! Earlybird tickets are on sale now, head to www.bmff.org.au/tickets for more info. Find Missy on social media and we recommend you check out her recent single, “Oh Canada”!
By admin, 2017-11-13
English born Australian pop singer John Farnham has a tremendous career, and he will soon be touring Australia in 2017 and 2018. Since signing a label deal at 18 and becoming a teen pop idol in the 60s and 70s to replacing the lead singer of Little River Band in the early 80s, John Farnham has accomplished numerous more feats, including 20 ARIA Awards, making it into the 2003 Hall of Fame class, and earning the second highest selling album in Australian history in his ‘86 debut Whispering Jack. Not to mention he won 1987 Australian of the year and was voted king of pop by TV Week readers five years in a row! Clearly, John Farnham is a big deal.
Starting in November, John Farnham will be touring several Australian cities with some dates already being sold out in cities like Perth and Gold Coast. Over the recent two year span of 2015 and 2016, Farnham released two albums, first Strong Hearts Live and then the platinum plague earning Friends for Christmas, both albums a collaboration with artist Olivia Newton-John.
John Farnham has been called the most successful solo artist in the history of Australian rock and pop. From November 2017 to March 2018, he will be touring what might be to be sellout shows each night. Said to be a man with a great sense of humor and the simple everyman charm, it’s no wonder he’s been so successful.
By admin, 2017-10-12
Evanescence is an American Rock band who released their first full length album Fallen in 2003 and would go on to sell more than 17 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards, led by smash hit “Bring Me To Life”, which recently got a remake leading up to their international tour and new album, Synthesis.
Over a one week period in February, Evanescence will be hitting the Australian leg of their international tour to play in South Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. The band will also be playing several dates across North America and Europe. The international tour will be in promotion of their new album Synthesis, a project the band say will bring something unique and complex and something that will be new territory for the band.
A band that has already made their mark on history, Evanescence is now looking to reinvent themselves before embarking upon the world once again. From winning the MTV Australia award for Album of the Year in 2007 to now returning to the land down under for what could be their last tour, Evanescence will be available for one week only in February. Look into buying tickets for your nearest city before they sell out and check Evanescence’s official site and social media pages to find out more information.
By admin, 2017-10-07
Folk and Country singer/songwriter Sam Newton has been touring all over Australia leading up to his headlining set at Cully Fest as well as the release of his third studio album, to be released in 2018. Sam Newton mainly plays acoustic and develops songs that dive deep into melancholy devotion and flawed but fascinating characters. Sam Newton’s influences include the likes of Neil Young, Glen Hansard, Feist, Iron & Wine, and Johnny Cash.
From Sydney, Sam Newton first started playing guitar at the age of 12 and would be writing his own songs by 15. In 2011, Sam released his first project, a self-titled EP. Sam Newton’s debut album Set In Stone dropped in 2014, and was met with critical acclaim. In 2016, Sam Newton would embrace his stylistic fluidity and take on the challenge of writing 100 songs in 100 days before the release of his second album, Violet Road. Recently Sam was featured on Porch Light Sessions, a showcase of upcoming and established acoustic singer/songwriters.
Lately, Sam has been touring all over Australia and has upcoming shows in the cities of Brunswick, Newtown, Tamworth and Bowen Hills. On November 18th and 19th, Sam Newton will be headlining Cully Fest in Glenvale alongside Killing Heidi and Pierce Brothers.
Sam Newton’s third studio album has been finalised and will be pressed by early November with a release date still to be determined. Keep up with Sam Newton on his website or Facebook and be sure to follow him on Spotify where he uploads all of his albums as well as a playlist dedicated to highlighting Australian-Americana music.
By admin, 2017-09-19
Anthony Callea has come an incredibly long way since placing as the runner-up on Australian Idol in 2004. Anthony’s first ever single, “The Prayer”, was and still is the fastest selling single by any Australian artist and held the top spot on the ARIA singles charts for five weeks, another record. Now, Anthony is releasing ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony, to celebrate and relive all a collection of #1 records. Following this release, Anthony Callea is going on a huge national tour, performing his biggest and best songs all over Australia.
ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony will make for Anthony Callea’s sixth studio album since 2005, not including a live album and an EP. The album is composed of instrumentation from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing a professionally curated selection of tracks that have reached number 1 on the ARIA charts. Callea was quoted saying “[These are] Songs that have not only been part of my musical landscape for the past 30 years but have resonated with so many of us – the ARIA charts don't lie." The album will feature songs from John Legend, Leona Lewis, Adele, Boyz II Men, and a whole lot more.
Released September 1st, 2017, ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony will be followed by a once in a lifetime show featuring Anthony and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall. In 2018, Anthony Callea will be embarking on a July and August Summer tour. Check Anthony’s site or find him on Facebook!
By admin, 2017-09-16
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By admin, 2017-09-09
Guy Sebastian is the only male Australian artist to ever earn six number one singles and two number one albums in the history of the charts. To lead off his upcoming album, Conscious, Guy Sebastian has released the single ”High On Me”, taking it back to his more upbeat and soulful roots.
Altogether, Guy has released 11 top ten singles, and three other top 15 singles. Six of those singles have achieved multi-platinum certification, including the 9x platinum “Battle Scars”. With and combined album and single sales over 3 million in Australia as well as 42 platinum and three gold certifications, Guy Sebastian truly is one of Australia’s finest success stories. Over the course of his career Guy has received 22 ARIA Award Nominations including Single of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist, and has so far won the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single.
Recently, Guy has worked alongside Australian producer Paces, and on December 2 of 2016 released his highly anticipated Part 1 EP, after the lead single, “Set In Stone” went to #1 and was a hugely successful run for the artist leading into early 2017. Now, Sebastian has spent the first half of 2017 in the studio putting the final touches on his upcoming album, Conscious. With Guy’s new single “High On Me”, the anticipation for his next album is reaching a peak and we really can’t wait any longer!
Guy Sebastian website
By admin, 2017-09-03
Kate Miller-Heidke is an Australian award winning singer/songwriter known for her blend of pop, folk, and opera. Kate's new album Live at the Sydney Opera House released August 11th 2017 is a huge compilation of Miller-Heidke's catalogue and fan favourites. Kate has achieved multi-platinum status and has appeared in the top 10 album and singles chart numerous times, a truly impressive career resume.
Live at the Sydney Opera House is a solid 16 songs while the digital version comes with the bonus track "God's Gift to Women". Kate got the chance to work with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in order to record this project, something Kate says was an "absolute career highlight, a crazy pinch myself moment". Certainly this excitement plays out on the record making a great listen for new listeners as well as long time fans.
Kate was trained as a classical singer, has appeared in New York operas, and has even composed her own operas. Only a couple years ago Kate would get her start in acting on national television, featuring in an ABC mini-series titled "The Divorce". Both "The Divorce" and Kate's original opera, "The Rabbits" were nominated for awards at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
Kate really is a talented, versatile, and unique artist worth checking out. With such an illustrious career behind her, it's amazing to see her still going after new landmarks while still releasing new content. You can find out more about Kate Miller-Heidke on her website or search her name on social media!