The Bearded Gypsy Band Announce New EP and Launch Tour

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Adelaide experimental folk quartet The Bearded Gypsy Band recently released their brand new EP Leaving Town and are about to hit the road to officially launch it in a series of shows this November. Leaving Town hit stores late last month following the band’s succesful tour of Canada.

The Bearded Gypsy Band will be launching Leaving Town in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as appearing at a handful of regional festival dates in the coming months. Check out the full list of upcoming shows below:

Saturday 1st November – Nexus, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th November – Tell Tale and Vine, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 4th December – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Sookie Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th December – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th December – Golgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

The Wilson Pickers Reunite with Series of Special Shows

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When I interviewed Sime Nugent from Sweet Jean a couple of months ago he mentioned afterwards to expect to see some announcements from his other band., The Wilson Pickers, towards the end of the year. And I’ve kept quiet about it until now, with the announcement this week of The Wilson Pickers reuniting for a series of shows this November.

These shows will be The Wilson Pickers’ first since their appearance at Bluesfest 2013. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 14th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 15th November – Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Lachlan Bryan and Harmony James Announce November Tour

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Alt-country star Lachlan Bryan is currently making waves with a massive tour through the USA. Upon his return he’s teaming up with singer-songwriter Harmony James for a string of through New South Wales and Queensland this November.

The tour will see the two artists in solo mode performing in intimate surrounds.

“I’m such a fan of the way Lachlan thinks and writes,” says Harmony James. “It’s very visual for me, like reading a dime novel but set to music. I’m thrilled to get a chance to work with him again.”

Check out the full list of dates so far below – more dates to be announced soon:

Friday 14th November – Parkes Services Club, Parkes, NSW
Sunday 16th November – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 19th November – Hotel Imperial, Mount Victoria, NSW
Friday 21st November – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 22nd November -The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Thursday 27th November – Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD


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:

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