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TALES IT IS! (FOR BAND FORMERLY KNOWN AS WINTER GYPSY)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2018


Dreamy indies, Tales, formerly known as The Winter Gypsy, have rebranded as TALES, alongside a lush new single, So Blue. So Blue is an intricate arrangement of a wide variation of different, intriguing musical and lyrical ideas, which was released on August 24. They have also announced a stunning video to accompany the track, co-directed by Rory Pipan (Mallrat, Tigerilla, DJ Tigerlily), Luke Franceschini and Nikita Kimiye, and will launch the single alongside Timberwolf on stage at Crown And Anchor (Adelaide) on September 28.

So Blue is demonstrative of the kind of magic that happens when artists allow themselves to be open to any new idea that surfaces. The track is opulent, with exquisite strings and horns arrangements, sitting perfectly atop a bed of gentle indie folk guitars and percussion. There’s a lot going on, but everything fits well into place, as Tales’ thoughtful lyricism also floats above it all. Lead vocalist Tushar Singh reflects on the songwriting process, which was a collaborative one, saying, “This track was co-written with our friend Timberwolf (Chris Panousakis). I took the song to him with only the chorus written, and Chris really helped bring the song to life for us. For us it’s essentially about living with free minds and not letting little issues strike us down in times of vulnerability. We worked hard to fuse dark and light sounds into this one, so it lifts you but gives you chills too. The build in this track is so epic, it definitely pulls on the heartstrings for us!”

The clip for So Blue takes this exploration of vulnerability to a visual level, and the result is extraordinary. Set in the early ‘90s, with beautifully-framed shots and delicate natural light, the clip follows a young man and his everyday stuggle to find himself. Through each scene, the viewer gains an insight into his life. Tush elaborates on this theme, saying, “This clip portrays a man going through the process of dealing with a dark time in his life. It shows the vulnerability in one person, and how it can slowly but surely effect you in times of struggle. It’s very imagery and metaphor-heavy – it’s a piece of art that we’re proud of.”

Tales, formerly known as The Winter Gypsy, decided that a name change was the right move for the band at this point in time, as Tush says, “We wanted to change our name for a few reasons – ‘gypsy’ is an outdated term and we want to stay relevant and respectful. We also felt that being locked down by our name to an indie folk image wasn’t something we wanted in the long term. This release gave us a way to make the change cleanly and we feel very good about it – excited even, for something new and different.”

The group certainly have a lot to be excited about. They’ve been mentored by Stu MacQueen and Dan Crannitch from Aussie label and management company Wonderlick (Amy Shark, Montaigne, Boy & Bear) and the past 12 months have been huge, taking out the SA Music Awards ‘Best Folk Artist’ category and performing at 2018’s Scouted festival, as Tush reflects, “(The mentorship has) been such a huge eye opener for us, in terms of working our way up, to be more established as a band. We’ve never been mentored before, so this was such an amazing experience for us. They’ve really helped us pave a path for our next step in what we hope, is the right direction!”

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/tales

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CRANBOURNE MUSIC’S 2018 ROCKFEST NATIONAL FINAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2018


Australian Musician headed out to Templestowe College in Melbourne yesterday to attend the annual Rockfest National final, a school band competition run by Cranbourne Music. As usual, the standard of acts was amazing and the styles of music eclectic.

Performing in the senior band section were: Empire (Wangaratta High), Dropout Paradise (Carranballac College), Sounds of Unity (Woodridge State High), Common Boys (Cranbourne Secondary) , Disgruntled Architect (Templestowe College), Nana Klumpp (Camden Haven High ), and The Leftovers (Trafalgar High).

Performing in the Junior section were: Amplified (Caranballac College), Splinter Kiss (Euroa Secondary), Snake Rope  (Trafalgar High), In the Works (Templestowe College), and Next Generation (Narre Sth P12). Also worth mentioning were Zen, and Matt Broome, showcase solo artists who appeared in the heats.

Best Senior Band, The Leftovers won themselves a Gretsch drum kit and Fender Stratocaster, while the Best Junior Band, In The Works were rewarded with a PDP drum kit and Fender Rumble 200ww bass amp.

Taking time out from preparations for his national solo tour, guest judge Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson was generous with his time and words.

Congratulations to Luc Travers and his team at Cranbourne Music for fostering young Australian talent through this wonderful project.

https://www.rockfest.net.au/

 

 

 

 

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FALLS FESTIVAL LINEUP INCLUDES LEGENDARY ROCKERS TOTO

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 30, 2018


Hold the line! The 2018/19 Falls Festival line up has been announced and includes a surprise visit from legendary, Grammy winning rockers Toto, mixed in with state of the art chart toppers such as Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Chvrches, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more.

Underneath the Falls hood you’ll find: world class music · creative installations · visual arts performances · pop-up bars and beer gardens · passouts all festival long · thoughtful camping facilities · comedy clubs · daily beach access · glorious gourmet fare · makers’ markets · local traders · beauty parlours · holistic yoga and well-being, plus loads more to be announced!

A line-up packed to the brim with red hot international and national artists has been carefully curated and the sites in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle will be whipped into shape in readiness for another New Year’s special. With every show selling out last year, there’s no doubt that after two and a half decades, Falls remains as vital as the summer sun.

THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2018/19 NATIONAL LINE-UP:

ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS · CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN (ONLY AUS SHOWS) · VANCE JOY · CHVRCHES · HILLTOP HOODS · TOTO · INTERPOL · 88RISING FEAT. RICH BRIAN, JOJI, NIKI & AUGUST 08 (ONLY AUS SHOWS) · FLIGHT FACILITIES · AMY SHARK · DMA’S · KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD · GOLDEN FEATURES · FIRST AID KIT (ONLY AUS SHOWS) · OCEAN ALLEY · HOCKEY DAD · CASHMERE CAT (ONLY AUS SHOWS) · THE VACCINES · CUB SPORT · RUEL · JACK RIVER · BISHOP BRIGGS · MALLRAT · BRIGGS · TOUCH SENSITIVE · TKAY MAIDZA · DERMOT KENNEDY · TIRED LION · HOBO JOHNSON & THE LOVEMAKERS · SOCCER MOMMY · ODETTE · MAHALIA · HATCHIE · WEST THEBARTON · SAM FENDER · TIA GOSTELOW · KOTA BANKS · TRIPLE ONE · ALICE SKYE · HEAPS GAY DJ’S & FRIENDS

+ PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED +

2018/19 EVENTS: 
Lorne VIC: 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec (est. 1993) 18+ event
Marion Bay TAS: 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec (est. 2003) All ages
Byron Bay NSW: 31 Dec, 01 Jan, 02 Jan (est. 2013) 18+ event
Fremantle WA: 05 Jan, 06 Jan (est. 2016) 18+ event

TICKETS TO FALLS:
Friends of Falls pre-sales will commence at 12pm (local time) Friday 31 August
VISA Checkout pre-sales will commence at 9am (local time) Monday 03 September
General Sales will commence at 9am (local time) Thursday 06 September
Local Tasmanian in store sales will commence at 9am (local time) Thursday 06 September
All details and pricing can be found at: fallsfestival.com

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MATT BALFE (MOTOR ACE) – BASS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 30, 2018

In 2001 Motorace’s Five Star Laundry by Motor Ace was being being played on triple j, Triple M and a bunch of other stations in between. Unheard of today right? Then there’s Motorace’s iconic track Death Defy, which reached an even wider audience as the theme song for the beloved…

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2nd ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS FOR OCTOBER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 29, 2018


Details of the second annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS have today been revealed, with Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event on Thursday 11th October.

Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana music in Australia, and will showcase a sensational array of the best local and international artists that the genre has to offer.

An explosive line-up will take the stage on October 11, led by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price, who was discovered and signed by Jack White. Joining Margo will be fellow Statesider Joshua Hedley, along with local talents Diesel, Little Georgia, Shane Howard, Kevin Welch, Weeping Willows and Kasey Chambers featuring Alan Pigram.

With Triple R’s Denise Hylands and the Americana Music Association’s Jed Hilly set to host proceedings, the Australian Americana Honours Night will deliver an unparalleled evening of music for Roots and Americana fans for the second consecutive year.

“Americana is that sweet spot between folk and country, rock and blues. More than roots, it pulls in almost all the strands of American music whether it’s made with acoustic or electric instruments, is as modern as Dixie Chicks covering Beyonce, as old as a cotton field work song played on a crackling shellac 78, and can be made in Memphis, Manchester or Melbourne.

“Margo Price can cut from Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, Joshua Hedley feels like the early 60s reincarnated, while Kasey Chambers makes a modern desert campfire song sound timeless”. – Bernard Zuel

The Americana Music Association will present two honours during the course of this special musical event. Brian Wise will receive a Vanguard Award for his continued commitment to the genre through his magazine, Rhythms, and Triple R radio program, On The Record. Seminal recording artist Shane Howard will be honoured for his influence on Australian poetic and folk music traditions. “(He) captures something essential of the spirit of Australia in words and music… his songs have a global reach and explore universal themes”. – Aziz Choudry

Last year recognised for his decade-long commitment to Americana, Out on the Weekend festival founder, Brian “BT” Taranto, said, “It was a great maiden event to celebrate a style of music I’m very passionate about. There seemed to be a genuine collaborative spirit in the room, which is just the thing needed for this emerging genre in Australia to become widely recognised and accepted”.

“We have rounded up a fantastic group of artists to celebrate Americana and Roots music in Australia in 2018. It’s an incredibly exciting genre, and based on the buzz after last year’s event, we’ll be doing this for many years to come”, said Michael Chugg.

“It’s a thrill to be a part of the second Annual Australia Americana Honours event”, said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association and Executive Producer of the Critically Acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program in Nashville. “Last year’s event connected the community not just in Australia but around the globe, with a spirit that was and continues to be contagious. I can’t wait to get back to Melbourne.”

THE SECOND ANNUAL 
AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER – THE THORNBURY THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST, 10AM AEST
OZTIX.COM.AU OR 1300 762 545

In association with the US Americana Music Association, Chugg Entertainment, Essence Group, Virgin, Nashville Music City, TN Tourism, Triple R, Show Group, Sounds of the City, Rhythms Magazine

WITH PERFORMANCES FROM…
MARGO PRICE (USA) – DIESEL – JOSHUA HEDLEY (USA) – LITTLE GEORGIA
KASEY CHAMBERS FEATURING ALAN PIGRAM – SHANE HOWARD
KEVIN WELCH – WEEPING WILLOWS

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MOORE BLUES FOR GARY – A TRIBUTE TO GARY MOORE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 29, 2018

The sky was crying when Gary Moore passed away on 6th February 2011.  From Thin Lizzy to Colosseum II, together with his solo hits ‘Parisienne Walkways’ and ‘Out In The Fields’, Gary influenced a whole generation of guitar players and guitar playing.

The bass player/producer Bob Daisley had played with Gary since the 1980’s, and is known for suggesting to Gary that he should make a blues album – the rest is history, ‘Still Got The Blues’ was an immense hit, followed by a series of classic modern blues albums. Bob, also known for his contributions to Rainbow and Ozzy Osbourne, was the driving force behind “Moore Blues For Gary”.

“In my opinion, Gary was one of the best guitarists who ever lived”, says Bob Daisley. “It was an honour for me to have worked with him and to have known him so well. When Gary passed away in 2011 the world lost one of the all-time greats. I don’t think that enough was said or done at the time to acknowledge the loss of such a great player so I took it upon myself to pay personal tribute to the man and record some new versions of his music, mostly from his blues catalogue.

I asked many members of the Gary Moore family tree, and some other great players, to contribute to the project. The response was not only encouraging, but very moving. It seems that the name Gary Moore is also synonymous with the words ‘respect’, ‘honour’ and ‘greatness’. I didn’t set out to recreate anything that Gary had done, or to compete in any way, these arrangements and performances represent a ‘hats off’ to Gary and nothing more. Long live the memory of Robert William Gary Moore. Yes, he was an­other ‘Bob’ – something that I wasn’t aware of for all of those years that I worked with him. I feel such gratitude towards the people who contributed to this album and I’m honoured to have worked with them all.”

John Sykes (ex-Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) makes a triumphant return after a long absence with an uber-emotional rendition of ‘Still Got The Blues’, with the soulful vocals by Daniel Bowes (Thunder) complementing each other.
‘Parisienne Walkways’ is played by Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs) and Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders, The Almighty), with the unlikely pair resulting in a miraculous chemistry.

Gary’s friends are here – his rocking keyboard / guitar / vocal sidekick Neil Carter sings ‘Empty Rooms’, which he co-wrote with Gary. Don Airey (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) had joined forces with Gary on numerous occasions, together with Eric Singer (Kiss) and Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream). Brush Shiels, the leader of Gary’s first professional band Skid Row, also makes an appearance.

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Steve Lukather (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper) and Stan Webb (Chicken Shack) also unsparingly pour all their emotions to show their appreciation to Gary.

Gary’s sons Jack and Gus are also involved, playing guitar and singing on ‘This One’s For You’, showing that the ‘Blood Of Emeralds’ still runs their veins.
During his blues days, Gary made two albums to thank the guitarists that made him who he was: “Blues For Greeny” for Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and “Blues For Jimi” for Jimi Hendrix. Now this is his turn to be rewarded with an album full of love and respect.  We still got the blues for you.

 “Moore Blues For Gary”, due for a release on October 26th, 2018, is available to pre-order HERE

Tracklist
1. ‘THAT’S WHY I PLAY THE BLUES’
VOCALS – JON C. BUTLER; GUITARS – TIM GAZE; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER;    KEYBOARDS – CLAYTON DOLEY

2. ‘THE BLUES JUST GOT SADDER’
VOCALS – JOE LYNN TURNER; LEAD GUITAR – STEVE LUKATHER; RHYTHM GUITAR AND SLIDE GUITAR – TIM GAZE; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER; KEYBOARDS – CLAYTON DOLEY

3. ‘EMPTY ROOMS’
LEAD VOCAL, KEYBOARDS – NEIL CARTER; BASS GUITAR, HARMONICA, BACKING VOCALS – BOB DAISLEY;    DRUMS – ROB GROSSER;  GUITARS – ILLYA SZWEC; BACKING VOCALS – ROSANNA DAISLEY

4. ‘STILL GOT THE BLUES (FOR YOU)’
VOCALS – DANNY BOWES; GUITARS – JOHN SYKES; KEYBOARDS – DON AIREY; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY;    DRUMS – ROB GROSSER

5. ‘TEXAS STRUT’
VOCALS – BRUSH SHIELS; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; GUITARS – TIM GAZE; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER

6. ‘NOTHING’S THE SAME’
VOCALS – GLENN HUGHES; FRETLESS ACOUSTIC BASS – BOB DAISLEY; CELLO – ANA LENCHANTIN; GUITARS – LUIS MALDONADO

7. ‘THE LONER’
GUITARS – DOUG ALDRICH; DRUMS – ERIC SINGER; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; KEYBOARDS – DON AIREY

8. ‘TORN INSIDE’
VOCALS, LEAD GUITAR – STAN WEBB; BASS GUITAR, RIFF GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – DARRIN MOONEY;    KEYBOARDS – LACHLAN DOLEY

9. ‘DON’T BELIEVE A WORD’
VOCALS, LEAD GUITAR – DAMON JOHNSON; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER; RHYTHM GUITAR – ILLYA SZWEC

10. ‘STORY OF THE BLUES’
LEAD VOCAL – JON C. BUTLER; BASS GUITAR, RIFF GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS – BOB DAISLEY; LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITAR – TIM GAZE; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER; KEYBOARDS – LACHLAN DOLEY; BACKING VOCALS – ROSANNA DAISLEY

11. ‘THIS ONE’S FOR YOU’
VOCALS – GUS MOORE; LEAD GUITAR – JACK MOORE; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER;    RHYTHM GUITAR – ILLYA SZWEC

12. ‘POWER OF THE BLUES’
VOCALS – JOE LYNN TURNER; LEAD GUITAR – JEFF WATSON; BASS GUITAR, RIFF GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – DARRIN MOONEY; RHYTHM GUITAR – ILLYA SZWEC

13. ‘PARISIENNE WALKWAYS’
GUITARS – STEVE MORSE; VOCALS – RICKY WARWICK; BASS GUITAR – BOB DAISLEY; DRUMS – ROB GROSSER;    KEYBOARDS – CLAYTON DOLEY

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GUILD STARFIRE IV ST-12 in CHERRY RED

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - August 29, 2018

If you’re craving that 60s choral, jangly guitar tone defined by the Beatles and the Byrds, the Starfire IV ST 12-String both sounds and looks the part. Based on our popular Starfire IV ST, this thinbody semi-hollow electric has the added power of 6 more strings! Premium features include an…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2018 HIGHLIGHTS REEL

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 29, 2018

The 4th annual Melbourne Guitar Show, presented by Australian Musician and Triple M was yet another success with thousands of guitar lovers heading out to Caulfield Racecourse to check out a huge array of gear and experience some wonderful performances and information sessions from world class musicians. See you back at Caulfield Racecourse on August 4&5 in 2019!

Here’s a highlights reel we’ve put together, featuring a Triple M Jam performance from Brett Garsed, Rod Bustos, Marcus Ryan and Phil Turcio #MGS2018.

Thanks to Advanced Audio, Sam Tan and Jason Rosewarne for their contributions to this reel

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MAROON 5 ANNOUNCE ‘RED PILL BLUES’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 29, 2018

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band MAROON 5 will bring their RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR to Australia in February 2019 for three exclusive concerts.

The band will play live at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on February 19, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on February 21 and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on February 22. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 11am Monday, September 10.

Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, earned 20 Top 40 hits making them the only band to ever do so, sold over 36 million albums, 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries.

The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, “Songs About Jane” and their double platinum album, “It Won’t be Soon Before Long”. Maroon 5 went on to release studio albums, “Hands All Over”, which featured the anthemic ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ and ‘Overexposed’. The band’s fifth studio album, “V”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the #1 hit singles ‘Maps,’ ‘Animals’ and ‘Sugar,’ helping the band set a record for the most #1’s by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history, with 9 in total. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY- nominated single ‘Sugar’ has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date.

Maroon 5 released their 6th studio album, “Red Pill Blues”, in late 2017 via Interscope/ Universal Music Australia. The debut single off the album, ‘What Lovers Do,’ [feat. SZA] introduced the band’s latest body of work with a proverbial bang; accumulating over 574 million Spotify streams and 252 millionYouTube/VEVO views.

‘Girls Like You,’ Maroon 5’s most recent single, spent its fifth consecutive week at #1 on Top 40, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating almost 300 million Spotify streams and 679 million YouTube/ VEVO views.

RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIA 2019
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE               TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19
QUDOS BAND ARENA, SYDNEY                            THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE                       FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22

TICKETS ON SALE 11AM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
My Live Nation pre-sale begins 11am Friday, September 7 until 5pm Sunday, September 9

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: maroon5.comlivenation.com.au  

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WELCOME TO SYDNEY GUITAR AND DRUM SHOW 2019

Posted in Sydney Guitar Drum Show News    //    Post Date - August 28, 2018

Coming Soon

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