Aretha Franklin: sublime soul diva whose voice inspired the civil rights movement

Having absolutely nothing but, RESPECT - picture by Peter Foley/EPA It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate...

Broderick Smith New Book and Album – 3 Live Shows

St Kilda Writers Week Live Shows After decades on the Australian music stage Brod has a long list of credits to his name most notably as chief dog for Australian legends, "The Dingoes". He is considered to be a legend by his legion of fans,...

Childish Gambino Releases A Summer Pack of New Music

Childish Gambino
'SUMMERTIME MAGIC' AND 'FEELS LIKE SUMMER' Today, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning recording artist, actor and producer Childish Gambino releases a summer pack of two breezy, brand new songs – 'Summertime Magic' and 'Feels Like Summer'. Available everywhere now, both tracks were co-written and...

New Music from Alex Baudo

Alex Baudo
Alex was born in Rome, Italy, in 1962, but has lived for most of his life in North America and Australia, where he has pursued professionally his love of music and musical performance. Over the years, Alex has released many albums. Before embarking on a...

LOUISE  GIAVAS

Errol Flynn; Peter Finch; ‘Chips’ Rafferty. These names generated great excitement in the Australia before television, computer generated images, and cheap airfares. Back then, Australians being recognised because of their talent, other than with a bat or a ball, was a rare thing indeed. Once...

MICK HARVEY | ‘Intoxicated Women’ | Out Friday 20 January

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VOLUME 4 OF SERGE GAINSBOURG TRANSLATIONS  “Entrancing” 4* – MOJO / “Delightful” 4* – Uncut “Superb” 4* – Q magazine / “Masterful” 4* – Record Collector Mick Harvey has unveiled a new track, taken from his fourth and final volume of Serge Gainsbourg translations, Intoxicated Women,...

Want to meet R&B Superstar BRIAN MCKNIGHT

R&B SUPERSTAR BRIAN MCKNIGHT RETURNS TO AUS/NZ NEXT MONTH! Illusive and Frontier Touring are thrilled to be bringing R&B sensation and multi-award winning singer-songwriter Brian McKnight to Australia and New Zealand this October with his full live band. Supported by the sensational Nathanial (AUS) and Drax Project (NZ). Having...

AUST & HOLLYWOOD FILM GURU FRANK HOWSON HITS HONG KONG

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The Sunday Session at Hong Kong’s leading live music venue, The Wanch, was spiced up last Sunday July 24, 2016 with appearances by Aussie film and musical theatre writer and director, the impresario Frank Howson. The Sunday Session acts as a scoop for the cream...

GORDI’s CLEVER DISGUISE EP – OUT NOW + TOURING THE UK  & US

  SHARES STRIPPED BACK VERSION OF ‘CAN WE WORK IT OUT’ "Gordi's debut EP is simply a breath of fresh air, both sonically and thematically." – The Music “A musical mystic pulled from the pages of some pastoral romance.” – Music Feeds “Gordi’s EP is a work of absolute...

COMEDY SUPERSTARS RALLY FOR RUSSELL GILBERT

  An all-star line-up of Australia’s top comedians are rallying to help their friend and one of Australia’s favourite entertainers, Russell Gilbert, staging a fundraiser event – GALA FOR GILBO - at Palais Theatre on Sunday, July 17. Among the dozen plus renowned funny men and...