Recently we’ve been dusting off the old recipe book and cooking up a new type of live show that’s juicier than yo mumma’s peach pie. Take one world renowned beatboxer and an internationally awarded songwriter, add one story telling twelve string guitarist and a sound healing vocalist. Combine onstage with a liberal sprinkling of herbs. The result is Jamie Macdowell and Tom Thum, T.J.Quinton and Ahliya Kite live onstage together together for a two hour show of improvisation, songs, beats, harmony and stories. Some stories will be relevant, other will not. After a month of touring as separate artists, this is a unique opportunity to watch the group come together and deliver their own style of entertainment and fun.
Fresh off a national support jaunt with Australia’s much-loved Bob Evans, Sydney’s familial dream-pop five piece TIGERTOWN are back with a brand new single What You Came Here For and a national headline tour in support. Continue reading →
Australia’s favourite bluegrass funsters The Pigs are known worldwide for their combination of super-catchy original tunes and foot-stomping ‘Piggified’ cover versions. Crashing through musical genres like a runaway tractor, the Pigs’ latest album, The Great Bluegrass Swindle marries superb musicianship with a distinctly Australian sense of humour – and hints at the uniquely bent energy of The Pigs’ exceedingly popular live shows.
For over 8 years now, The Pig Family has been stepping out onto the big festival stages around Australia, barefoot and bewildered. Meanwhile the band’s YouTube Channel has seen more than 400 000 hits, with their Single Ladies video becoming something of a sensation (also seen on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Australia’s Got Talent). In 2013 The Pigs’ Great Bluegrass Swindle rolls on, with more Australian dates, followed by a return to Germany and Denmark.
Bart Thrupp is a storyteller at heart. With his Folk/Pop melodies, Aussie charm and songs that everyone can relate to, he’s been captivating audiences across the country.
Bart’s latest release, recorded at Tall Poppy, is the toe-tapping single, “Everything You Own”. A rousing homage to Aussie mateship, with echoes of Paul Kelly, this song has struck a chord with fans. It was also particularly popular at Bluesfest and has already sold over 500 copies.
Music-lovers in southern Queensland are in for a special treat this June as four impressive local bands join forces to showcase what makes the Queensland music scene one of the most vibrant in the country. QMusic, A-Venue and Arts Queensland are proud to announce the Round & Round, Up & Down Tour.
“We all know how difficult it is for young bands to get a gig in their local town, let alone towns close by, so we are delighted to with Arts Queensland’s support to provide this opportunity to tour live original music into regional communities” says QMusic program manager Martine Cotton.
The tour is a major two-phase operation, with a swag of exciting emerging talents signed up to blitz venues in the north and south of the State. The line-up includes the finest young talents in the field of hiphop, alternative rock, folk and fuzzed-up electro – guaranteeing that Round & Round, Up & Down Tour has something to suit everyone’s taste.