Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars Announce National Tour

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I managed to catch Blue Mountains based Eddie Boyd (sans The Phatapillars) for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was mightily impressed. His roots heavy music was an absolute delight to watch in solo mode so I’m excited to see what he can deliver with the full band.

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars are in the process of putting the finishing touches on their debut EP and they’ve just announced a national tour kicking off next week. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 30th October – Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill, VIC
Friday 31st October – The Crown and Sceptre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 1st November – Grottofest, Marburg, QLD
Saturday 1st November – The Factory, Maroocydore, QLD
Thursday 6th November – The North Shore Tavern, Perth, WA
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November – The Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA
Wednesday 12th November – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 13th November – The Swan Basement, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 15th November – The Earl of Spencer Hotel, Albany, WA
Sunday 16th November – The Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 21st November – The Boatshed, Manly, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
Thursday 11th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th December – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 13th December – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 14th December – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 19th December – The Great North Trading Post, Laguna, NSW
Sunday 21st December – The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW

Georgia Fair Announce November Tour

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Indie-folk favourites Georgia Fair are back with a new label (littleBIGMan Records), an upcoming single (“Break”) and a handful of tour dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

We’re super keen to hear what new music is in store from Georgia Fair. The tour kicks off in November in support of “Break” – check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 12th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th November – Easy Tiger, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tattletale Saints Announce Australian Tour

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Award winning New Zealand folk duo Tattletale Saints are about to head over the pond to for a series shows through October and November. Tattletale Saints have had a busy year so far having already extensively toured the US and the word on the street is these guys are not to be missed.

Check out the full list of dates for their tour below:

Thursday 23rd October – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, NSW
Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November – JamGrass, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 5th November – Araluen Town Hall, Araluen, NSW
Thursday 6th November – The Front Gallery and Café, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Stetson Family Announce November Residency

The Stetson Family

Melbourne alt-country/Americana favourites The Stetson Family have announced plans for a residency at the Yarra Hotel through November. The band will be taking on Sunday’s at the iconic Melbourne venue as a way to released their brand new double-single “Haunted Hills”/”Travellin’ Man”, both of which will appear on their upcoming album due in 2015.

The music will kick off each week at 4pm. Check out the full list of dates for the residency below:

Sunday 2nd November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Wilkinson’s Australian Tour Dates

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Incredible singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson is in the country and has just kicked off his latest national tour. Wilkinson has had a big 12 months, building a solid fan base overseas that have seen him sell out shows everywhere he goes.

Mark Wilkinson’s latest Australian tour sees him in solo singer-songwriter mode. Check out the remaining dates below:

Friday 17th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 26th October – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 31st October – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 2nd November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 8th November – Arnhem Club, Gove, NT
Sunday 9th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th November – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th November – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Sunday 16th November – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

The Once Announce New Album and Australian Tour

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If you’ve been following Passenger’s North American tour online you’ve no doubt come across Canadian folk trio The Once. And if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard then you’ll be excited to hear that The Once are heading our way in January to join Passenger on his Australian tour.

Check out the full list of dates here:

Friday 16th January – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 17th January – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, 18th January – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 20th January – AEC Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 22nd January – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 23rd January – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 25th January – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 27th January – Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 5th February – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 7th February – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth, WA

The Once are also set to release their forth album Departures, which is due for release on the 31st October. The first single from Departures is “We Are All Running” which you can stream below:

Sam Newton Announces Album Launch Tour Dates

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Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Newton is launching his debut album Set in Stone this weekend and he’s just announced plans to hit the road, bringing his music to the rest of New South Wales.

The tour kicks off with the official launch this Saturday 18th October at Hibernian House and then makes its way through the state until landing in Canberra in November. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 18th October – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd October – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th October – Belongil Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 29th October – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 30th October – The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 31st October – Roundabout Inn, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Heritage Hotel, Gladstone, NSW
Friday 7th November – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 8th November – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

And to give you a taster for the tour Sam Newton is already streaming Set in Stone online – listen to it here:

EP Release and Tour Dates for Co-cheòl

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Article originally published on Overheard Productions

Victorian Celtic quartet Co-cheòl launched their debut EP (Co-cheòl) at the Boite World Music Café in North Fitzroy on Saturday 11 October 2014.

Boasting a wealth of instrumental skill and experience, a real strength of the group is in their vocal harmonising which comes to the fore in their EP. The group was also recognised with a runner-up award in the recent AUS-ACA A Capella Championships, plus awards for ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Comedy Song’.

Co-cheòl made their festival debut in January 2014 at the ever-popular Cygnet Folk Festival in Tasmania to rapturous responses from audiences.

Co-cheòl comprises Claire Patti (vocals/harp), Georgina Walton (vocals/ukulele), and twins Merrily Hansen (vocals/flute) and Ginger Hansen (vocals/accordion).The group started singing together in October 2013 and this self-titled EP is their first recording.

Claire Patti was recently awarded the 2014 Female Vocalist of the year in the Australian Celtic Music Awards.

Ginger Hansen provided a little more background on where the band originated and what makes them hum (no pun intended):

“Claire, Merrily and I have all sung together in the past at one point or another in a community choir. Claire has her own solo career as well as singing with Taliska. She was doing a solo album and obviously can’t do harmonies with herself while performing! So she asked Merrily and I if we could give her a hand with concerts. We did the backing tracks on her album and thought this is a good thing; we’ll keep doing this. Claire works at a school where Georgina works, and one day Claire was singing to herself at work and then this other voice, Georgina, joined in with a great harmony line – and that was it! We want to do more original material. We have one or two original numbers, as well as some lyrics that are ready to be put to music. Aside from this, we do all our own arrangements of a mix of traditional and more modern stuff.”

Co-cheòl is pronounced ‘Co-shaal ‘ and appropriately means ‘harmony’ in Scots Gaelic. Ginger spoke briefly about the origins of the band’s chosen music.

The National A Capella Championships were great. The event was incredibly well-organised, really well-attended, and it was just amazing to get in contact and make friends with a lot of other musicians and groups.‘We have a family connection with Celtic music to varying degrees. We’ve all just had different amounts of exposure to it.

Quite of lot of groups from New South Wales and South Australia as well. When we go to Adelaide we’ll be meeting up with those people.

It was great to be in the company of a lot of other music nerds who enjoy singing as much as we do!

A capella is definitely a buzzword at the moment, so people are focussing on that aspect which is fine. They don’t necessarily have a picture of our music when they think of our singing, so that’s a nice surprise for them when they come to see and hear us.’

Victorians and South Australians have several chances to seeCo-cheòl perform starting with the EP launch:

Saturday 18th October — Darebin Music Feast, Wesley Anne, Northcote, VIC
Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd November — Carnival of Music, Clare Valley, SA
Sunday 23rd November — Creatively Celtic, Church of Christ, Aldgate, SA

More details on these dates are on Co-cheòl’s gig page.

You can see and hear more of Co-cheòl on their Youtube channel, Facebook page and Soundcloud site.

The EP is available from 11 October 2014 and pre-sale details are at Bandcamp.

Pepa Knight Reveals EP Details and Tour Dates

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After teasing us with a couple of tasty folk and world music infused singles Jinja Safari co-frontman Pepa Knight has finally revealed details of his debut EP.

Titled Hypnotized, the EP is scheduled to be released on 28th November with Pepa Knight planning an east coast tour to celebrate. Take a listen to the first two singles from Pepa Knight, “Rahh!” and “Clams”, below as well as checking out all the dates for the upcoming tour:

Sunday 9th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 13th November – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 27th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th November – Baker St, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD


Lanie Lane Announces National Tour

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With her new album Night Shade due on the 24th October, Lanie Lane has just announced a bunch of dates around the country from the end of this month.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 29th October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st October – Anita’s, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 8th November – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th November – The Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD

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