Lisa Mitchell Announces 2015 Acoustic Tour

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Lisa Mitchell is back on home soil after a jaunt to the UK, and she comes with her brand new single “Wah Ha”. The track is a return to acoustic form for Mitchell and has been getting so much love and attention online and on the radio since it’s release.

Next March Lisa Mitchell will be heading out on tour for a handful of acoustic shows with guitarist and serial-collaborator Tim Harvey. Check out the full list of dates below and make sure you snap up tickets to these quickly as they’re bound to go fast:

Wednesday 25th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Frank Turner Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

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The latest artist to announce Bluesfest sideshows when they’re in the country next year is folk-punk icon Frank Turner. Turner has been slowly building a fan base outside of his native England over the last year so this tour is bound to be an exciting one.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 5th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 6th April – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Wednesday 8th April – Unibar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 9th April – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 10th April – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th April – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th April – The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Sam Brittain Announces 12 Weeks / 12 Songs Shows

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Having spent the last few months touring in the UK and Europe South Australian singer-songwriter Sam Brittain is returning home with a bunch of new songs. To help showcase this new material Sam Brittain has planned two very special shows, titled 12 Weeks / 12 Songs, which will be presented in intimate studio style venues for two nights only in Melbourne and Adelaide.

This shows are guaranteed to be special so make sure you make time in your busy Decembers to get along. Check out the list of dates below:

Wednesday 3rd December – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Ben Howard Announces Full Australian Tour

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Following his announcement as part of the 2015 Bluesfest lineup and an already sold out show at the Sydney Opera House, Ben Howard looks to be extending his Australian stay with extra shows announced in Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne.

The UK based singer-songwriter has become a firm favourite amongst Australian audiences, selling out almost every venue he plays here. Howard’s latest album, I Forget Where We Were, is already garnering glowing reviews both here and overseas so his upcoming shows are not to be missed.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 26th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 28th March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 31st March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

CW Stoneking Announces Gon’ Boogaloo Regional Tour

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After wrapping up a successful national tour CW Stoneking is taking his new album Gon’ Booglaoo to regional Australia. Stoneking has been getting plenty of praise for his latest album which sees the vintage-style singer “plug in” for the first time.

Check out the full list of dates for the east coast regional tour below:

Friday 6th February – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 7th February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 8th February – Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Tuesday 10th February – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 11th February – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 13th February – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 14th February – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Sunday 15th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 18th February – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 20th February – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Saturday 21st February – Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, NSW
Sunday 22nd February – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 27th February – The Substation, Newport, VIC
Saturday 28th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 1st March – The Memo, Healesville, VIC

Little Bastard Announce 2015 Tour and New Video “Desert Roller”

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Sydney alt-country-rock band Little Bastard have been off the road for the last few months and they’re itching to get back out there. Little Bastard have announced a national tour for February and March next year before they start work on their next album.

The tour kicks off in Sydney and then makes it’s way through the country, finished up in Fremantle. Check out the full list of dates below as well as their brand new video “Desert Roller”:

Friday 13th February – Dues Ex Machina, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th February – Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 21st February – Party In The Paddock Festival, TAS
Thursday 5th March – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 6th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 7th March – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

Paolo Nutini Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

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Paolo Nutini is an artist that will not be confined by genre. A quick search on Youtube for the Scottish singer-songwriter will reveal a career peppered with rock, pop, blues, Americana, folk and trad. When he’s in the country for Bluesfest next year he’ll be touring his soul and funk infused album Caustic Love – but don’t be surprised if you hear a little bit of everything in his live show.

While he’s in the country for Bluesfest Paolo Nutini has also announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 31st March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Slow Club Announce Australian Tour Dates

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When we first started writing Timber and Steel almost five years ago now UK duo Slow Club were the new darlings on the UK nu-folk scene. In the years since they’ve moved away from the folk side of music to a more electronic and rock sound, but at their core has always been the amazing harmonies that first attracted our attention.

Slow Club are heading back to Australia this January and while they may not be “folk” enough for Timber and Steel anymore we’re still going to recommend heading out and seeing them. Check out the full list of dates and their new video “Everything is New” below:

Thursday 15th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th January – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th January – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale Announce Very Special Canberra Show

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The Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra is a building known for it’s amazingly clear, resonant acoustics and they’re opening their doors to The Spooky Men’s Chorale next week, inviting in folk music for the first time. The Spooky Men’s Chorale will be “undertaking a full scale acoustic evaluation” of the venue with their very special brand of deadpan a cappella music that has delighted fans around the world.

The show will take place on Saturday 22nd November at The Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra and will kick off at 2pm – for more details check out the official Facebook event here. The Spooky Men’s Chorale also have a couple of New South Wales shows planned in the lead up to their Canberra gig. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 20th November – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Milton Theatre, South Coast, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – The Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra, ACT

Listen to the New Betty & Oswald Single “Fragile Little Lover”

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Sydney folk, jazz and acoustic duo Betty & Oswald this week debuted their brand new single “Fragile Little Lover”. For the last few months it feels like Betty & Oswald have been absolutely everywhere around the Sydney scene and the jazz-blues goodness of the new single is only going to turn a few more heads.

Take a listen to “Fragile Little Lover” below:

To celebrate the release of “Fragile Little Lover” Betty & Oswald will be playing a launch show at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on Saturday the 15th November followed by a series of shows up and down the east coast finishing at the Woodford Folk Festival. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 15th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Babushka, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th December – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 6th December – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 11th December – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Peregian Originals, Peregian Beach, QLD
Sunday 14th December – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th December to Thursday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

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