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FENDER NEXT – TO SUPPORT, AMPLIFY THE VOICE OF TODAY’S ARTISTS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 28, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (February 28, 2019)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the inaugural launch of a new annual global artist marketing program, Fender Next, geared toward elevating artists that represent the new face of guitar in fresh, innovative ways. The first of its kind for Fender and the musical instruments industry, the program aims to support a diverse set of artists; the goal is to amplify their voices as they evolve throughout their respective careers.

“The music industry has dramatically evolved in the last 10 years – from the diversity of artists, genre and new inventive usage of guitar to streaming service platforms, labels, social media and the emergence of accessible recording via home studios,” said Evan Jones, Fender CMO. “Guitar is healthier than ever before and being used in more inventive ways by an increasingly diverse set of artists across genres. In our recent research study, we found a new face of guitar is emerging with African American, Latino and female players making up 19, 25 and 50 percent of beginning/aspirational guitarists, respectively.”

“The Fender brand voice is the sum total of the artists and players that create with our products. So, as a global company whose products are represented on countless albums and stages around the world, we decided that it was time to make a deeper, long-term commitment to elevate and amplify artists that are moving music forward today. We have and will continue to invest in artists across every aspect of our marketing mix, but this program just deepens that ongoing commitment to a growing allegiance of artists keeping guitar at the forefront of music and culture.”


Since 1946, Fender has been serving players at every stage of their musical journey, and the Fender Next program is the newest iteration of its continued investment in that core belief. In addition to providing global performance opportunities and Fender product, Fender Next artists – such as Melanie Faye, Cautious Clay, Tash Sultana and Sam Fender – will be featured across Fender content from editorial to social, telling their individual stories as they progress through their creative journey. This will be the first year in what Fender plans to be a long-term, ongoing commitment to support today and tomorrow’s artists. With plans to expand global reach even further in 2020, a new lineup of Fender Next artists will be chosen through a submission process each year.

Fender is invested in driving increased exposure for Fender Next artists through media and the brand’s 16 million followers across platforms. The full list of Fender Next artist benefits includes:
• Select guitar, amp, effect pedals, accessories and audio equipment serving artist needs across the signal chain
• The benefits of Fender’s industry leading marketing efforts, including: social media promotion and takeovers and PR/communications support, as well as the opportunity to be featured in Fender marketing launches and ads
• To bring fans even closer to their favorite artists, Fender will collaborate with musicians to develop social media/campaign creative content, as well as mini docs with select artists reflecting their passion points and latest releases; that content will be distributed by exclusive partners, as well as on Fender social media and artist channels
• Inclusion on Fender Next playlists through music streaming services, like Spotify and more
• Inclusion of select artist songs in Fender’s digital learning platform, Fender Play
• Backline support for international touring
• Fender swag

In 2019, Fender Next will illuminate 50 (28 North American artists – 26 American, 2 Canadian – and 22 international) of the most exciting new artists from around the world representing the diverse state of music globally. Artists were selected via a submission process; they include: Ashley McBryde (USA), Boy Pablo (Norway), Tash Sultana (Australia), Cautious Clay (USA), FKJ (France), FIDLAR (USA), Japanese Breakfast (USA), King Princess (USA), Larkin Poe (USA), Melanie Faye (USA), Phoebe Bridgers (USA), Sam Fender (UK), Last Dinosaurs (Australia), King Gnu(Japan), HYUKOH (Korea), and others.

“Supporting and servicing artist needs first has long been at the core of our artist marketing efforts,” said Matt Watts, VP of Artist and Integrated Marketing. “Artists are the centerpiece of everything we do, and we’ve been giving them the tools they need to create for more than 70 years. Fender Next deepens those authentic relationships even further through the program’s direct investment in those artists – from cultural icons to those at the early stages of their careers. We’re beyond excited to see how Fender Next elevates players, as they make music on stages and in studios around the world – from Hollywood and Nashville to Tokyo, London, Sydney and beyond.”

Fender Next artists will be the cornerstone of Fender events worldwide, and on March 14-15, 2019, Fender will kick off the program with a unique interactive pop-up experience at SXSW in Austin, Texas: The Fender Next House. Here, fans will have the chance to attend thought leadership discussions and intimate concerts featuring Fender Next artists, pick up a guitar and try Fender Play at demo stations, and more. There will also be guitar techs on site to assist with set ups for all artists in the Fender family. Only Fender gear will be accepted for set ups on a first-come-first-served basis at the Fender Next House. In addition to SXSW, Fender Next will also activate at The Great Escape Festival in the UK for the second year this May, as well as other global music festivals in Japan and Australia through 2020. Activations will feature a mix of rotating daytime programming and nighttime concerts, as well as meetups with industry personnel to help artists foster meaningful relationships.
Fender is also teaming up with Lucky Brand as an event sponsor to show the leading denim brand’s commitment to artists in the Fender Next program. The storied Los Angeles denim brand will create custom merch for Fender Next artists at SXSW. The brands also collaborated on a custom photo booth for fans to enjoy and snap the perfect picture. Both Lucky and Fender uphold high standards of craftsmanship, pouring care and passion into every detail of their clothing and instruments in order to tell a story that celebrates artists and their individuality.

For additional information on Fender Next, Fender products or to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @Fender.

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FROM THE JAM RETURN TO PLAY THE JAM’S GREATEST HITS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 28, 2019

FROM THE JAM finally make their return to Australia in September to play all The Jam’s Greatest Hits.
FROM THE JAM features Bruce Foxton from the original line-up of The Jam. The words legend and icon are sometimes used too frequently these days, but not when being used to describe Bruce Foxton. Recently voted by NME readers as the 7th Most Influential Bass Player, shows the high regard he is held in.

On vocals is Russell Hastings who understands The Jam’s history and admirably fills Paul Weller’s shoes. “Russell Hastings is a good choice for vocals. Slightly Weller, but not tribute band Weller. He knew the songs. He respected the songs. But he wasn’t copying the songs, he was playing them” “The anger and frustration still seeps through the vocals, and Foxton’s bass slamming remains superb” – Shropshire Star
Since their inception in 2007 From The Jam have played over 1,000 live shows and gained a reputation for capturing the energy and excitement of live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago and are “as close to The Jam as you will get”.
“They roar into the final brace of ‘Town Called Malice’ and ‘The Eton Rifles’, to transport a responsive crowd back to the days of their youth” “the band left the stage to rapturous applause”

FROM THE JAM bring back some great memories and always deliver a cracking night out with a great atmosphere. All your favourite Jam tunes are included in the set – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, In the City, Start!, David Watts, Funeral Pyre, That’s Entertainment, Eton Rifles and loads more.

“The great songs just keep on coming, and they are executed brilliantly… It’s extremely unlikely that the world will ever see The Jam play again. But, as long as we have From The Jam, the true believers will be happy enough” – The Clothesline

FROM THE JAM September 2019 Austalian and NZ Tour Dates
Tuesday 17th – Auckland – Powerstation
Wednesday 18th – Wellington – San Fran
Friday 20th – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Saturday 21st – Melbourne – Max Watts
Sunday 22nd – Melbourne – Croxton Bandroom
Monday 23rd – Adelaide – The Gov
Tuesday 24th – Byron Bay – The Northern
Wednesday 25th – Brisbane – Triffid
Friday 27th Perth – Mojos
Saturday 28th – Perth – Rosemount

Tickets
Pre-Sale – Friday March 1st, 10am Local time – Monday March 4th, 8am Local Time
On Sale – Monday March 4th, 9am Local Time

From
Australia – http://metropolistouring.com/from-the-jam-2019/
NZ – http://metropolistouring.com/newzealand/from-the-jam-2019/

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INDIGENOUS MUSIC TO ROCK THE MAIN STAGES AT BLUESFEST 2019!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 28, 2019

MOJO JUJU

From folk to hip-hop and timeless classics, the Indigenous music circuit is incredibly strong right now. We are thrilled to announce that we have eight fantastic Indigenous acts performing at Bluesfest along with Boomerang Festival this Easter long weekend.

Indigenous artists playing Boomerang AND Bluesfest this Easter long weekend:

Baker Boy
Archie Roach
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project
Mojo Juju
Benny Walker
Mission Songs Project
Dallas Woods
Brotherhood of the Blues

Plus over 70 more acts across five stages, over five days!

Tickets are selling fast!
Commenting on the announcement, Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said “We have had the honour of being able to give some pretty big Indigenous musicians a slot on the Bluesfest stages over the years. Our Indigenous festival within Bluesfest – Boomerang Festival is being called ‘A line-up of the Best Indigenous Artists’ by some and we are extremely proud to announce that Baker Boy, Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project, Archie Roach, Mission Songs Project, Mojo Juju, Benny Walker, Dallas Woods and the Brotherhood of the Blues will all rock the house across our stages at Bluesfest this Easter.

We believe that not only is it critical we present an Indigenous festival, but to also present these artists across the biggest stages of the festival. Their music and dance is an imperative part of all of us. Whether we are aware of it or not, and at this time, when Indigenous Australian music is breaking through on so many levels. The talent coming through with Indigenous Australian musicians is incredible. We will be rocking the house all over at Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary this Easter – have your dancing shoes ready!”

For full artist bios see bluesfest.com.au/artists

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PHIL MANNING CHAIN INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 27, 2019

Ahead of Chain’s performance at the Yarraville Club on March 9, 2019 Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to Chain’s legendary guitarist Phil Manning about the history of the band and the gear he has used throughout his career. The originators of Oz-Blues, CHAIN will return to The Yarraville Club on…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 27, 2019

Andrew Blanch + Ariel Hurhadi

The Melbourne Guitar Festival 2019 classical guitar concert series kicks off at 7pm on March 9, at Wyselaskie Auditorium, 29 College Crescent Parkville. This concert series, with several events throughout the year, complements the main 3 day September Melbourne Guitar Festival. This opening concert entitled “Alchemy”, sees guitar duo Andrew Blanch, (winner of the 2016 Melbourne Guitar Festival Concert Artist Competition) and Ariel Nurhadi take the stage.

They have been described as “two stunning young guitarists…virtuosic” (Sydney Arts Guide) and have been praised for their “dazzling guitar playing” (ArtsHub).

Alchemy is something of a ‘world-tour’, featuring some of the finest music written/arranged for guitar duet, with masterpieces from France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, USA, and Australia, including Houghton’s acclaimed ‘Three Duets’ that encapsulates Alchemy.
This concert will be 60mins without intermission. At the conclusion of the concert, everyone is invited to join Andrew and Ariel for refreshments which include complimentary beer, wine and cheese thanks to our good friends at Dainton Beer and Delinquente Wine!
There will also be fantastic guitar displays from local guitar makers, with attendees encouraged to have a play of these instruments and have a chat with these extraordinary luthiers.

Part of the MGF objectives is to provide world class music which is accessible for everyone, which is why tickets to this event use a “Pay-what-you-like” model. Bookings are essential as these events do sell out.

Bookings and event information can be found via THIS LINK

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CROOKED COLOURS ANNOUNCE LANGATA NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 25, 2019

After wowing audiences with two new tracks from the highly anticipated sophomore album Langata at the tail-end of 2018, Crooked Colours have announced that they will be bringing their unique brand of electronic dance music to audiences all around the country throughout April and May 2019, before heading overseas for a run of exclusive dates in June.  Fresh from closing out stages across the country for St. Jeromes Laneway Festival, the group will be joining the party at renowned Aussie festival Groovin’ The Moo, before embarking on their biggest headline shows to date.  Groovin’ will see the band moving through regional towns Wayville, Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury, while the headline tour will hit metro venues Unibar in Hobart, Metropolis in Fremantle, The Tivoli in Brisbane, Coolangatta Hotel on the Gold Coast, Enmore Theatre in Sydney, and wrapping up at the iconic Forum Theatre in Melbourne on May 25.  Joining Crooked Colours on the headline dates will be fellow triple j faves Nyxen and Kayex.

Crooked Colours, consisting of members Philip Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merrett-Park, burst onto the scene in 2013 with breakout singles Come Down, Capricious and Another Way, earning three consecutive #1’s on Hype Machine and gaining a solid fanbase around the world.  The result of a patient approach from an act determined to create a timeless debut, their album Vera released in 2017 demonstrated diverse and layered productions from a breed proving themselves as one of Australia’s hottest rising acts in electronic music today.  Hit singles Flow, I Hope You Get It and Come Back To You were been picked up by radio stations and press around the world such as Radio 1, Eins Live, triple j, Majestic Casual to name a few.  To date, the band has had over 50 million streams on their debut accompanied by award winning music videos for all previously released singles.

With new tracks from the trio I’ll Be There and Do It Like You gaining rapid momentum towards the end of 2018 and into 2019, the mysterious second LP from Crooked Colours, entitled Langata, is expected to drop just before they hit the road for what will be their biggest Australian tour ever.  Thrilled about the upcoming dates, Crooked Colours’ Philip enthuses, “We’re so excited about our upcoming headline shows – we get to curate the night, design the lighting and visuals, and play a full length set with music.  We always play tracks stretching from our first ever release Come Down, through our debut album Vera, and now we’ll also be showcasing brand new music from our forthcoming album Langata.”

After taking Australia by storm with their ambitious and impressive new live show, Crooked Colours will be heading overseas to perform at some of the hottest festivals in the world, including Bonaroo and Firefly festivals, plus more.  Crooked Colours have established themselves as one of the hottest rising acts with the debut Vera.  Now they are on track to become one of our biggest electronic exports with this superb sophomore release.

CROOKED COLOURS LANGATA NATIONAL TOUR
Presented by Falcona, Select Music, Sweat It Out and triple j
FRI 26 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, WAYVILLE SA | 16+
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 27 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, MAITLAND NSW | 16+ *SOLD OUT
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 28 APR  | GROOVIN THE MOO, CANBERRA VIC | 16+
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 03 MAY  | UNI BAR, HOBART TAS | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAYEX
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets |

SAT 04 MAY  | GROOVIN THE MOO, BENDIGO VIC | 16+ *SOLD OUT
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 05 MAY  | GROOVIN THE MOO, TOWNSVILLE QLD | 16+
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 17 MAY | METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE WA | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets |

SAT 18 MAY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au |

SUN 19 MAY | COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA QLD | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets |

FRI 24 MAY| ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW | LIC/AA | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets |

SAT 25 MAY | THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | *WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NYXEN AND KAYEX
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au|

CROOKED COLOURS LANGATA INTERNATIONAL DATES
SUN 14 JUNE | BONAROO FESTIVAL, MANCHESTER TE
SUN JUNE 21 | FIREFLY FESTIVAL, DOVER DE
SUN JUNE 28 | ELECTRIC FOREST FESTIVAL, ROTHBURY MI
MON JUNE 29 | WESTWORD FESTIVAL, DENVER CO

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REVIEW: BRYAN FERRY, I’M TALKING. MODELS, STEPHEN CUMMINGS – ROCHFORD WINERY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 24, 2019

Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: by Jackson/David Jackson.

With not a cloud in the sky, The Rochford winery in Victoria’s Yarra Valley is indeed one of our prettiest outdoor venues and this day marked their 69th hosting of an A Day On The Green event. With little preparation time, Stephen Cummings stepped in to fill the day’s opening spot, left void by the cancellation of Died Pretty. Sadly Died Pretty’s charismatic singer Ron Peno has been diagnosed with oesophegeal cancer and is in need of urgent treatment. We wish Ron well in his recovery.

Former frontman of The Sports and successful solo artist in his own right, Stephen has always erred on the eccentric side of personalities and that’s simply born out of shyness, an affliction which has affected his career to varying degrees for decades, as documented quite openly in his 2009 book Will It Be Funny Tomorrow, Billy?: Misadventures in Music. For Cummings, opening an arena-sized gig in bright sunlight may have been a prime opportunity to promote his excellent new album Prisoner of Love but it also magnified his personality quirks, leaving those unfamiliar with his style a little unsure of his offbeat humour. Yet, armed only with guitarist/producer Cam McKenzie and a drum machine, who couldn’t love being reminded of his acclaimed back catalogue with songs such as Don’t Throw Stones, She Set Fire To The House and Who Listens to The Radio. His recently released solo album Prisoner of Love, made in collaboration with The Ferrets’ Billy Miller is a quality work and I’d urge you to check it out, and perhaps also seek out Stephen in a more intimate setting.

With tongue firmly in cheek Melbourne’s kings of quirk-rock, Models opened their day with Kraftwerk’s The Model, easing into a groove and preparing us for a set full of 80’s alternative rock classics. Models’ aficionados have generally fallen into two camps, fans of their James Freud era pop or pre-Freud era alt-rock. Today the band offered a good spread of both. Energetic versions of Big On Love and Hold On from the more mainstream period of their career flowed from the stage before Unhappy, Local And or General and Two Cabs To The Toucan transported us back to the golden days of the thriving alt rock scene of inner city Melbourne, when venues like The Crystal Ballroom, The Club, Tiger Lounge, Bananas and The Venue ruled. Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight, their ‘MTV’ hit won the masses over followed by a killer version of I Hear Motion. For whatever reason, Models criminally missed out on global success. They well and truly had the songs and chops required to reach a larger audience and judging by today’s performance, they’ve still got what it takes to be a relevant and entertaining act in anyone’s music world.

While I’m Talking were never a household name and only ever released one studio album, they are known as the band that launched the career of Kate Ceberano. However, they’ve always been much more than just Kate, equally significant to the band’s allure was and still is co-vocalist Zan Abeyratne. Together with the two pronged, strong female vocal attack, backed by a brilliant rhythm section, I’m Talking are still able to deliver those spirited, infectious beats and had no trouble getting the Rochford crowd to their feet. With catchy tunes such as Holy Word, Lead The Way and Trust Me, the band easily generated pristine sounding dance grooves. As the Rochford sun headed south, a spectacular version of Rose Royce’s Love Don’t Live Here Anymore proved that Ceberano has lost none of her vocal prowess. Taking a well deserved bow, Kate reminded us that I’m Talking were Australia’s first dance band and proclaimed that they’re still pretty damn good. No argument here.

The Main Thing from Roxy Music’s Avalon album was a curious opener from Bryan Ferry, never a hit nor the strongest song off the record. It mattered little as it was followed Slave to Love and Don’t Stop The Dance, two hits from one of his most loved albums Boys and Girls. The 73 year old art-rock veteran not only sounded in fine voice but also looked the picture of elegance, surely the most dapper man in rock. A string of Roxy Music songs, Ladytron, Out of the Blue and Oh Yeah, ticked all the right boxes for a large portion of the audience. Ferry’s nine piece band created a mesmerising vibe, with a particularly spellbinding version of Windswept featuring Marina Moore on violin, Jorja Chalmers on sax and keys, with Chris Spedding shredding the distinctive guitar solo, originally recorded by David Gilmour. More Than This and Avalon gave Sydney-based sax player Jorja Chalmers even more time to shine as the show shifted into hit territory. Tonight Ferry was more about mood than movement and it wasn’t until show-enders Love Is The Drug, Virginia Plain and the encore Let’s Stick Together that the crowd really got to rock out. Do The Strand for instance, was sadly missing from the pointy end of the show. Performance-wise the show was grand and graceful but I can’t help but feel that a more dynamic set list may have taken the show’s energy up a notch. Still, the many dancing on the lawn like nobody was watching might argue otherwise.

https://www.adayonthegreen.com.au/

 

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CLARE BOWDITCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘WOMAN’ & ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 22, 2019

Clare Bowditch today releases ‘Woman’ her first single from her forthcoming solo studio album. To support the release, Clare will also be playing shows in Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney.

In explanation of the inspiration behind the new single, Clare has written this letter:

One Tuesday night back in 2014, I went out with my girlfriends for a shandy. 

Such a rare treat – being out like that on a school night – but I needed it. I’d been juggling three jobs, three small kids, and so much anxiety I could feel it in the front my neck.

When my husband Marty came home from work, I said “Mummy’s going to see her friends. Don’t wait up!” and walked (don’t skip!) out the front door.

God it was good to see them; my girls. This feeing – the relief of being in the company of other women, of being able to tell the truth, of speaking all those pieces of ourselves we tuck in during our normal working week – this has been my saviour for as long as I can remember.

Giddy with the adult company, I said way too much, and so did they. What began as a chat about eye-brow threading soon morphed into a rollicking conversation on guilt and hope and politics and periods and our secret self-doubt: that niggling inner-critic who promises to keep us safe but ends up robbing us of our chutzpah.

“No more!’ we said, charging our glasses like lunatics.

On the way home, I noticed that the anxiety that had been stuck in my throat for weeks… was gone. In its place, a song appeared, a rhythm –

“We spend our whole lives trying to fit in, trying to get thin, trying to be enough… for who?”

In our girlhood, we can’t help but swallow the stories the world tells us – the ones about why we matter, and who we need to be in order to “belong”. But in our womanhood, we have a chance to sing a different song, to tell a bigger story for ourselves and for the girls and women who don’t yet have that privilege. This work is not comfortable or safe, but in its wake comes all the feelings we’ve been longing to feel; a sisterhood, a world where we care for each other, and that caring is recognised as the super-power it is.

Once home, I tip-toed to the piano, put on the mute-pedal (so as not to wake the kids), and sang with all the courage I could muster. I sang out all the parts of myself I’d tucked away, all the times in my life I’d told myself I was too big, too ambitious, too angry, too much, not enough. I sang for my daughter, and my girlfriends, and the woman and men who show up at my shows. I sang the words my girlfriends sung to me every time the feeling in my neck got too much.

This is “Woman”.

It took a long time to get here, because I was waiting to feel ready, and I’m still not ready, but I’m not waiting any more. Life’s too short. We got too much shit to do.

CB xoxo

The Tour:
Clare promises a rare night of her trademark humour, empathy and beautiful music in a night where you can get to meet the rest of the tribe and come away feeling better than when you walked in. The wonderful Alice Skye will be supporting at all shows except Newcastle.
Since the release of her 2012 album The Winter I Chose Happiness, the ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter has been extremely busy. She hosted Afternoons on ABC Melbourne (2016 – 17), founded the creative social enterprise Big Hearted Business (2013) and Sing Song Showtime, appeared on hit show Offspring and most recently she has been preparing for the release of her debut book as well as writing songs for her upcoming sixth studio album
Clare has achieved Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), co-written with Gotye, toured with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and played in every venue in Australia at least two hundred times each.

CLARE BOWDITCH
‘WOMAN’ LAUNCH TOUR
Tix available from www.ClareBowditch.com
Tickets On Sale from Fri 22nd Feb at 9am
Fri May 24th – Sooki Lounge – Belgrave VIC
Sat May 25th – Corner Hotel – Melbourne, VIC
Weds 29th May – Lizottes, Newcastle -NSW (with Xani Kolac)
Thur  30th May – Factory Theatre – Sydney, NSW

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KIM CHURCHILL UNVEILS ‘AFTER THE SUN’ MUSIC VIDEO, EP & GLOBAL TOUR DATES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 21, 2019

Hot on the heels of unveiling the first taste of his exciting new global multi-EP project with feelgood single ‘After The Sun’, Kim Churchill today unveils the song’s official clip, alongside the release date of the project’s first EP titled ‘I AM’ and a slew of national and international tour dates.

Directed by Connor Rancan, the official music video for ‘After The Sun’ was shot in and around Berlin. Armed with a camera, the pair went adventuring throughout the historic city, finding areas including Grunewald Forest, Chemiwerk Rüdersdorf, The Spreepark and Brandenburger Tor, in particular looking for places that were abandoned or re-purposed.

Kim explains the inspiration behind the video as follows:
“It started out as a way to contrast the natural and the man-made, but as we started searching the city and finding things, we noticed that there were so many wonderful examples of nature jumping into buildings, re-taking over what it originally owned”.
Since release, ‘After The Sun’ has been added to triple j rotation and supported strongly via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube Music. It marks the first single to be released from Kim’s unique new project, which will see the celebrated singer-songwriter release four EP’s over time. The EPs were written and recorded in Germany, Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers.

To coincide with today’s official ‘After The Sun’ music video release, Kim has also revealed that his first EP –  recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields) – will be entitled ‘I AM’ and be released on Friday May 3.

Kim has further announced a huge run of global tour dates in celebration of the new EP, taking in Germany, South Africa, The Netherlands, France, UK and wrapping up with a national headline run in his native Australia, with stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

‘I AM’ will be available worldwide on Friday May 3

KIM CHURCHILL
WORLD TOUR
Tickets on-sale at www.kimchurchill.com

FRI 19 APR | LUSH FESTIVAL | CLARENS, SOUTH AFRICA
SAT 20 APR | SPLASHY FEN FESTIVAL | UNDERBERG, SOUTH AFRICA
MON 13 MAY | UNTER DECK | MUNCHEN, GERMANY
TUES 14 MAY | GROOVESTATION | DRESDEN, GERMANY
WED 15 MAY | BADEHAUS | BERLIN, GERMANY
FRI 17 MAY | BITTERZOET | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SAT 18 MAY | NOCHTSPEICHER | HAMBURG, GERMANY
MON 20 MAY | BLUE SHELL | KOLN, GERMANY
TUE 21 MAY | LES ETOILES | PARIS, FRANCE
TUE 28 MAY | JAZZ CAFE | LONDON, U.K.
FRI 7 JUN | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY | SYDNEY, AU
SAT 8 JUN | WOOLY MAMMOTH | BRISBANE, AU
SAT 15 JUN | HOWLER | MELBOURNE, AU
FRI 21 JUN | LION ARTS FACTORY | ADELAIDE, AU
SAT 22 JUN | JACK RABBIT SLIMS | PERTH, AU

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ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2019

DRW Entertainment is proud to present, for the first time in Australia & New Zealand, much loved Mexican-American singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. Alejandro will perform at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and at side shows on the East Coast in March 2019. Recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award,…

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