Brad Butcher Announces Well Dress Man Tour with The Weeping Willows

Brad Butcher
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Brisbane based alt-country singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has announced plans to head out on tour this June and July. The tour will celebrate Butcher’s upcoming single “Well Dressed Man” which is taken from his highly anticipated album From The Bottom Of A Well.

Joining Brad Butcher on the tour with be Melbourne based folk and bluegrass favourites The Weeping Willows. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 16th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Americana Sessions @ The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th June – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 24th June – House Concert, Carrum, VIC
Sunday 25th June – House Concert, Bittern, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 1st July – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th July – Two Goats Cafe & Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 8th July – New England Brewing Co., Uralla, NSW
Friday 14th July – House Concert, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 15th July – Little Rivers Brewing, Scottsdale, TAS
Sunday 16th July – Regional Flavours Fest. – City Sounds Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st July – Nambour RSL, Nambour, QLD
Sunday 23rd July – Burleigh Brewing Co., Burleigh, QLD

Taasha Coates Announces High Times Tour

Taasha Coates
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Wonderful Americana singer-songwriter Taasha Coates is hitting the road again this June on her High Times. “High Times” is a track taken from Taasha Coates’ excellent 2016 album Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts (which I’ve added to the end of this piece).

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 27th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd June – Kingston Town Hall, Moorabbin, VIC
Friday 9th June – The Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Saturday 10th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Ahern Brothers Announce Self Titled Album and National Tour

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The Ahern Brothers is the new project from Timber and Steel favourite singer-songwriters Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady. Formed after an impromptu trip to the US last year the new duo have announced plans to launch their self-titled album on the 23rd June.

“Steve and I hadn’t written anything together before, but as soon as we got to San Francisco we pulled out our guitars, and the songs just came pouring out,” Rennie-Hynes said. “We’d wake up, make a Coffee and work on writing a song for that day. At the end of three weeks, we had a bunch of material that we were so proud of.”

The first single from the album is the beautiful “Comb That River” which has a real Everly Brothers vibe. Check out the video below:

The Ahern Brothers are also heading out on a national tour, kicking off at the end of June. The full list of dates are as follows:

Thursday 29th June – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 30th June – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 1st July – Royal Mail Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Friday 7th July – Woodford Open Space, Woodford, QLD
Friday 14th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 20th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd July – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th July – Green Door Wines, Ferguson Valley, WA
Saturday 29th July – The Church, Donnybrook, WA
Sunday 30th July – The Pottery-Restaurant, Bridgetown, WA
Thursday 3rd August – Secret Show, Mandurah, WA
Friday 4th August – Wild Vinegar, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 5th August – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th August – Secret Show, Perth, WA

Lloyd Spiegel Announces New Album and East Coast Tour

Lloyd Spiegel
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If you read our review of this year’s Bluesfest you’ll know that Lloyd Spiegel was one our favourite artists of festival. So we’re super excited to hear that Spiegel has just announced a new album and an east coast tour.

The album is titled This Time Tomorrow and is due for release on the 3rd July. Lloyd Spiegel wrote the album while travelling through Europe, Central and North America, all of which had a influence on his blues and roots sound.

“I’ve never written at home,” Spiegel explained. “I find it hard to be creative in my lounge room looking at bills and checking footy scores – and find that the inspiration to write comes from those few quiet hours in a hotel room on tour, the airport transit lounge or the long bus ride. This is where I can reflect and put those experiences into lyric. I’ve travelled most of my life so really, they’re like letters home.”

To celebrate the release of This Time Tomorrow Lloyd Spiegel is heading out on an east coast tour this June and July. Check out the full list of dates, plus the new track “Devil On My Shoulder”, below:

Friday 16th June – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17th June – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th June – The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Friday 7th July – Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana, VIC
Friday 14th July – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 20th July – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st July – The Mullumbimby ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 22nd July – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 5th August – The Melbourne Guitar Show, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th August – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th August – The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-Long in June

Liz Stringer
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Before she heads over to the Northern Hemisphere for their Summer later this year Melbourne singer-songwriter Liz Stringer will be hosting a very special series of events in her home town.

For the four Tuesdays in June Stringer will be taking over The Gasometer in Melbourne to sit down with four of her songwriting elders and have a conversation about their art, their careers and what motivates them to continue to produce art. And of course there’ll be some live performances as well.

The Big Tuesday String-a-long will feature the formidable line up of Dr Lou Bennett, Deborah Conway, Neil Murray and Mick Thomas. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 6th June – Dr Lou Bennett
Tuesday 13th June – Deborah Conway
Tuesday 20th June – Neil Murray
Tuesday 27th June – Mick Thomas

Husky Announces National Tour and Releases New Video “Ghost”

Husky
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Following the announcement of their upcoming album Punchbuzz indie duo Husky have announced plans for a national tour this June and July.

Husky have also given us a taster of Punchbuzz with their new single and video “Ghost”. Check out the full list of tour dates and the video for “Ghost” below:

Saturday 17th June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th June – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 29th June – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th June – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 6th July – Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 7th July – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th July – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 15th July – Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 22nd July – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 23rd July – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Justin Bernasconi Announces New Album Barefoot Wonderland

Justin Bernasconi
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Melbourne based singer-songwriter and celebrated finger-picking guitarist Justin Bernasconi has announced plans to release his second album Barefoot Wonderland on the 19th May.

The album was recorded at Jeff Lang’s Enclave Record Facility, mixed by Shane O’Mara at #Yikesville and mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering. As well as Bernasconi himself Barefoot Wonderland also features some of the country’s top musicians including Ben Franz, Pete Fidler and Cat Canteri.

For a taster of Barefoot Wonderland check out the wonderful track “Careless Shells” below:

Justin Bernasconi will of course be heading out on tour to support the release of Barefoot Wonderland. The full list of dates are as follows:

Friday 19th May – Basement Discs In-Store, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 19th May – Saint Monday, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 20th May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th May – The Shared, Yandina, QLD
Sunday 28th May – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 2nd June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 3rd June – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 8th June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th June – The Skylark Lounge, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 10th June – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Saturday 26th August – Wauchope Community Arts Councilty Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 27th August – McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Uralla, NSW
Friday 8th September – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Mandy Connell Announces May Residency in Melbourne

Mandy
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Victorian based singer-songwriter Mandy Connell is setting up shop in Melbourne through May with Sunday evening residency at Tago Mago in Thornbury.

Connell is well renowned as a passionate folk singer with an unmistakeable voice that just draws you in and keeps you transfixed. Throughout her Tago Mago residency she’ll be sharing the stage with some of Melbourne’s finest performers including Joyce Prescher, Fire in the Head, Layla Jean, Alysia Manceau, Ruth Hazelton and Luke Plumb.

The shows kick off at 5pm each Sunday. The full list of dates and guest performers are below – check out Mandy Connell’s Facebook page for more details:

Sunday 7th May – Joyce Prescher
Sunday 14th May – Fire in the Head
Sunday 21st May – Layla Jean and Alysia Manceau
Sunday 28th May – Ruth Hazleton & Luke Pumb

Watch the New Rosie Burgess Trio Video “Run Through The Fire”

Rosie Burgess Trio
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I’ve been hearing so many great things about the Rosie Burgess Trio lately and with the release of their new single “Run Through The Fire” I can confirm that this is something special. Taken from their new EP Handful, Part Two, “Run Through The Fire” has a beautiful video shot by Agostino Soldati.

“We made it in a day down in Footscray and Altona, and it was this gorgeous sunny day so we had to work hard to avoid having loads of people in all the shots!” Rosie Bugess explained. “We got some great cameo appearances from members of the public though, which were really fun.”

Check out the video for “Run Through The Fire” below:

The Rosie Burgess Trio will be officially launching Handful, Part Two with shows this May – the full dates are here:

Thursday 11th May – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th May – The Bottlerocket, Nowra, NSW
Saturday 13th May – Burradise Festival, Culburra, NSW
Sunday 14th May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Tim Moxam (Canada) and Liz Stringer Announce Co-Headline Tour

Liz Stringer
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Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Moxam has announced plans to tour our great land in May and will be joined by co-headliner and Timber and Steel favourite Liz Stringer.

The singer-songwriters are promising warm, intimate shows in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 4th May – The Lush Factory, Tilba Tilba, NSW
Friday 5th May – House Concert, Nowra, NSW
Saturday 6th May – Lost Highway Bluegrass Music Festival, Karuah, NSW
Sunday 7th May – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Friday 12th May – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th May – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 14th May – Saints and Sailors, Portarlington, VIC
Thursday 18th May – House Concert, Fremantle, WA
Friday 19th May – Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 20th May – House Concert, Denmark, WA
Sunday 21st May – House Concert, Albany, WA
Tuesday 23rd May – Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA
Wednesday 24th May – Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA
Saturday 27th May – The Good Cartel, Broome WA


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