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 Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement – and the presence of...

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, a consummate performer by many of his contemporaries and an elder statesman by the new...

Childish Gambino Releases A Summer Pack of New Music

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'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 co-produced by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson, the same creative team behind 'This Is America'. Listen...

RICHARD STUBBS IN FULL FLIGHT

Richard Stubbs is BACK! A potent force in Australia’s radio and television market, Richard is BACK performing stand up. He’s better than ever, doing what he loves best, telling stories to make people laugh! Richard Stubbs will present his one man show “Richard Stubbs in Full Flight” at Adelaide Fringe 2018. “In Full Flight” gives you thoughts of a man...

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 solo career, Alex started out his “musical life” playing the drums, an instrument he continues...

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 Flynn, Finch and Rafferty achieved name in lights status in cities far from their home...

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, out via Mute/ on Friday 20 January 2017. ‘Contact’, a space age pop song originally sung...

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 previously sold-out two Australian tours in 2011 and 2013 where his performances garnered rave reviews,...

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 of Filipino musical talent in Hong Kong where they proliferate throughout the entire live music...

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 splendour that is almost certain to make her a star.” – Stereogum “Payten follows her...