Saturday, June 4, 2016

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Olivia Newton John and John Farnham. Two Strong Hearts Tour Starts April 4

The Two Strong Hearts Tour is set to commence in Margaret River on Saturday 4th April, 2015 (Easter Saturday) at the stunning Sandalford Estate.
John Farnham, a master performer whose classic album “Whispering Jack” is owned by one in four Australians, has a long-held nickname that still says it all: The Voice.
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal is timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe.
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John together with the Farnham band, singers and a 60 piece orchestra promises to be a unique, not-to-be-missed concert event.
Australia’s much-loved legends will perform a set together and solo sets on The Two Strong Hearts Tour to ensure all their hits spanning 5 decades are showcased for fans on this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
John Farnham has sold more tickets, more albums and notched up more achievements than any other Australian musician. A five times King of Pop winner,Farnham parlayed his teen idol fame into stage musicals, cabaret, and a stint with the Little River Band, fronting hits like “The Other Guy” and “Playing To Win.”
“Whispering Jack,” released in 1987, rebooted Farnham’s career as a headline act. Hits including “You’re The Voice”, “A Touch Of Paradise”,“Pressure Down” and “Chain Reaction” followed.
A 15-time ARIA Award winner, Farnham was named Australian of the Year in 1988, made an Officer of the Order of Australia, in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001, and inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2003.
Farnham holds the box office record for most number of arena shows by an Australian performer. His 2002 juggernaut tour, which ran the length and breadth of the continent for six months, was one of the highest grossing tours in Australian history.
Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA.
Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary, and has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.
She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.
The Two Strong Hearts Tour presented by Telstra Thanks will be the tour for young, old and new fans, a unique event with two of Australia’s superstars showcasing their vast careers.

Source: Sandalford

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Digger Revell

Sydney band The Denvermen was one of the premier Australian surf-instrumental groups of the early 1960s and although they have been somewhat overshadowed by their better-known contemporaries The Atlantics, they certainly deserve more recognition. 

The original lineup was formed in late 1961, by members of two earlier Sydney groups, Digger Revell and the Lonely Ones and Paul Dever and the Denvermen. 

Denvermen guitarist Les Green brought the Denvermen name with him when that group split and he joined Digger Revell. 

The group began by organising its own dances but gained national prominence thanks to appearances on the ABC's pioneering rock'n'roll TV show Six O'Clock Rock hosted by Johnny O'Keefe.

In 2012, Digger appeared in Windsor with Luck Starr and Johnny Devlin...

"Three living legends, in concert: Digger Revell, Lucky Starr and Johnny Devlin... our originals who pioneered our music history! Who can ever forget Bandstand, Six O'Clock Rock, The Sydney Stadium, The JO'K Show, Top Forty Hits Galore, It's Been a Long Way to the Top? Celebrating with you their 50th anniversary Australia's greatest rock 'n' roll show... audiences will be shouting for more! Our original pioneers! We should never forget their enormous contribution to the Australian music industry". was reported on an ABC website that digger was singing on Australia All Over in 2012.

Australian rock icon Digger Revell sings during a special broadcast of Australia All Over to mark the 80th anniversary of the ABC on July 1, 2012.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Donna Greene. Music is Life and Life is Music.

"Music is life and life is music. It's the fabric of our relationship, the air we breathe."
Donna Greene (AKA Donna G), made her reputation as a great singer and brilliant front lady with Lady Zeppelin, Western Australia's own unique salute to the heavyweight champions of rock'n'roll, Led Zeppelin.

After the late 2012 release of the Resonance Project digital EP, Rise And Fall, Graham Greene, and Donna G released the 2014 EP Tale Goes On.  

You can sample songs from this EP
Sample Donna G's new EP on iTunes 

Mesmerizing. Captivating. Dynamic. Exceptional. Classic Rock and Zeppelin nostalgia at its finest. 

These quotes were noted on Lady Zeppelins Website:

When Donna Greene steps up to the microphone and starts belting out some of the greatest songs ever written, magic happens – Lady Zeppelin are simply the most authentic tribute band I’ve ever heard – and we’re talking serious spine-tingling stuff..."
- Shane Pinnegar 

"...Added to the dynamic combination of Graham's virtuoso guitar work and lead singer Donna's incredible range and pitch, is a ballsy rhythm section and keyboards maestro. These guys form the ingredients for a super tribute band of international standard..."
- Clinton Morgan

"...Good band -- lead singer rocks -- great front lady -- makes it look easy because it is for her  --- they should tour --- great to play with. He's a mountain of a guitar player -- very humble nice guy too ---- thanks for the experience guys"
- John "Swanee" Swan

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Johnny Chester. Alone.

ALONE is such a lonely word
As sad as any word
I have ever heard

ALONE in some ways it's a state of mind
But you'd think that was too unkind
If you were ALONE

ALONE can be standing inside a crowd
People talking right out loud
Still you haven't any doubt
You are ALONE

Doesn't have to mean solitude
It's a soul destroying empty mood
When you feel you're ALONE

And so the lyric goes for what is Johnny Chester's umpteenth recording and the song chosen to kick off his Fifty Fourth year as a recording artist. To try and reduce his career to a few lines is impossible and so this is an invitation to listen closely to a man who has lived the words of his songs and brought them to life in his own uniquely believable style. "Loneliness the debilitating feeling that often cannot be expressed and is often misunderstood". "Loneliness is that feeling of hopelessness and of feeling ALONE". The song is quite a departure for Chess who is known for his positive attitude and for songs that reflect that. He has chosen ALONE because of the damaging effect loneliness can have on people in the hope that the song may help to make people who have not experienced loneliness appreciate the misfortune of those who have.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rose Carleo. Time Is Now.

As a young performer Rose Carleo sang backing vocals for Jimmy Barnes during the release of his “Soul Deep” album in 2000 and her trio, Sweet Revenge, supported Vanessa Amorosi’s Perth performance during her 2000 Western Australian tour. 

The brand new single "Time Is Now" is out now. It marks a slight departure from Rose's previous recorded efforts, which could be best described as blues-laced contemporary country music.

Time Is Now was written by Rose, long-time song writing partner Drew McAlister and real life partner Mick Adkins and produced by Multi ARIA award winning Mark Opitz, Colin Wynne, Rose and Mick.

TIME IS NOW - Rose Carleo

TIME IS NOW - Written by Rose Carleo / Drew McAlister / Mick Adkins Video Produced by Ross Wood (171 Entertainment) Hair and Makeup by Lee Hanly Filmed in West Gosford NSW, Australia SPECIAL THANKS TO: Steve and Michelle Dave Sleishman of Sleishman Drums The Robertson Brothers Entertainment Installations, West Gosford Ross Wood Lee Hanly Recorded at Thirty Mill Studios, Melbourne Australia 2014 Produced by Mark Opitz, Colin Wynne, Rose Carleo and Mick Adkins The Band: Mick Adkins (Guitar) Paul Woseen (Bass) Ben Ashwood (Drums) Steve Adkins (Guitar)

 After working consistently as a performer in her home town of Perth, she ventured east, moving to Brisbane to explore future possibilities for her country music career.
In 2006 Rose hit the studio to record her debut EP with esteemed producer Brendan Radford. The combination of both artist and producer culminated in a product that had something for all music lovers to enjoy.

Rose’s first single, Freedom was released to radio June 2006 and was followed by Whisper later that year. The film clip for “Whisper” was recorded at the 2006 Toyota Country Music Muster in Gympie and was shown to all passengers travelling on VirginBlue via their Inflight screens for several months. Rose went on to be a finalist in the 2007 Toyota Star Maker competition during the Tamworth country music festival. Mid 2007 saw Rose teaming up again with producer Brendan Radford for the release her album Everything I Need.

Co-writing tracks for the album with 2007 Golden Guitar winner, Drew McAlister, the first single from the album, 'Til I Find Me Again reached the top 40 on the Country Music Channel (CMC) chart.
Drew also made a special appearance on the third single to be released, “Sometimes You Just Know”. The duet saw Rose and Drew receive a Golden Guitar Vocal Collaboration finalist nomination and win the TIARA Award for Vocal Collaboration of the Year both in January 2008. The track also jumped into the top 10 on the Country Tracks Chart.

Rose’s songs are contemporary tales of taking control, of accepting that things aren’t always what you hoped, and moving on.
“When I’m writing songs, I look for catalysts — maybe things that have happened to me, but often stuff I’ve observed in other people’s lives. The crucial thing is to find a universal message in the song, something everyone can relate to,” Rose said.
“I see “Everything I Need” as a really positive album, even though it explores a wide range of emotions.” “It’s about taking control and living live to the fullest — about making the most of where you are and what you have.”