Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

August 18, 2017

July 14-16 Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo  I waited in the shuttle car between hotel and festival site, excited to be heading for my first afternoon workshop of the weekend.  Tabla player Ninder Johal from ‘New Wave […]

Snez – Singer-Songwriter on Tour

July 11, 2017

Australian singer-songwriter Snez begins her upcoming House on Four Wheels tour on Friday (14 July 2017), performing at The Commons, Hamilton, Newcastle. She will follow that up with more New South Wales gigs, then gigs […]

Lloyd Spiegel by Samuel J Fell

July 7, 2017

This feature is in the current issue of Rhythms Magazine. Get your copy now! A little over two years ago, Lloyd Spiegel closed a chapter in the already long and detailed book that is his […]

DISSECTING THE CHOCOLATE CAKE by TONY HILLIER

June 24, 2017

The songwriting genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’s violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake […]

JENNY BIDDLE – CROWDFUNDING FOR NEW ALBUM

March 30, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter Jenny Biddle has launched a Pozible crowdfunding campaign for her new album, Wild & Free. Wild & Free, which is due for release in September/October 2017, includes producer Sean Carey on bass, percussion, […]

CD Review: Starlite Campbell Band

March 27, 2017

Starlite Campbell Band Blueberry Pie Supertone Records Blues/R&B Starlite Campbell is a UK outfit fronted by Suzy Starlite and partner Simon Campbell, and Blueberry Pie is an album that has been proving particularly popular with […]

REVIEW: WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE

March 21, 2017

WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE by TONY HILLIER Boundaries may have blurred and parameters extended over its 25 years, but WOMADelaide has unwaveringly maintained its status as Australia’s most stimulating and satisfying festival. In terms of diversity […]

REVIEW: 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival

March 21, 2017

41st Port Fairy Folk Festival 10-13 March 2017 Diehard folkies came to Port Fairy (Pyipgil) to revel in Celtic, colonial, rootsy acoustic, spoken word and electrified shenanigans. The enduring coastal event is nothing, if not […]

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