Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. The acclaimed live act has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada & their native Australia. Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP's independently. Pierce Brothers are returning to Australia to play a select run of shows to launch the Into The Dirt EP after spending the majority of 2015 touring the world, playing over 50 dates across 15 different countries selling out multiple shows and performing at some of the world’s largest festivals. Brand new EP ‘Into the Dirt’ is released September 25. Check them out here Website and Facebook
Australia’s most exciting soul diva, Kylie Auldist was born to sing. Hailing from the small farming town of Hay, New South Wales, Kylie was introduced to music at an early age and recorded her first song at just six years old. From such humble beginnings Kylie has grown to become one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished performers, having graced stages the world over, providing emotionally charged, powerful vocals for a variety of musical acts and establishing her own successful career as a solo artist. Most notably, Kylie has performed with Funk, Soul and Hip Hop outfits including Polyester, Mega Bias and of course The Bamboos and provided studio and live backing vocals for music legends such as Renee Geyer and Jimmy Barnes, thrilling and delighting audiences both at home and abroad.
Declaring that their pro-beard movement has achieved all it can through the medium of live performance, The Beards will be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and have announced a huge Farewell Tour for 2016. The band will be touring throughout Australia performing two sets jam-packed with pro-beard anthems from their impressive five album back-catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that saw them crack Triple J’s Hottest 100, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide. While the band have stated that they will continue to actively propagate a pro-beard agenda, they will be hanging up their touring hat indefinitely, and fans in all states and territories will have one last chance to get a dose of pro-beard activist rock. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap around Australia, starting in February 2016.
The Jessica Stuart Few
is like Haitus Kaiyote throwing a party with Joanna Newsom at Joni Mitchell’s house. In Japan. Internationally-acclaimed koto-toting folk-pop power trio, The Jessica Stuart Few has one of the freshest sounds around. Innovative songwriting featuring the traditional Japanese koto (13-stringed harp), vocal harmonies, double bass, drums and guitar are centered on danceable grooves that are rich with rhythmic texture and unexpected harmony. The trio is in it’s element in live performance, exuding a charisma that is not only heartfelt and infectious, but shows off the technical proficiency that has earned The ‘Few accolades world-wide. The band’s latest recording, Two Sides to Every Story, was released to rave reviews, winning the 2014 international Independent Music Award (IMA) for ‘Best Album’, and dubbed, ‘endlessly charismatic’, by The Globe and Mail. Having performed on festival stages in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, The ‘Few remains in regular rotation on Bravo! TV (USA), BBC (UK), PBS & ABC (AU), NDR (Germany) and CBC Radio (CAN) while topping campus radio charts, and appearing on the Japanese Top 40 charts. The JSFew are excited to return to Australia and the summer festival circuit in 2016 in support of their third studio album, The Passage.
"I love her! You will remember her - that voice!" Simon Cowell, 2015
Louise Adams is equal parts blues and country; what I'd imagine to be the dusty 1930s "Devil's crossroad" of blues and country before they parted ways!' Spoz's Rant, 2014
Originally from country town Kapunda in South Australia, but adopted by Mount Gambier and the South East; Louise Adams' overwhelming and all encompassing vocals and gutsy performances are wowing audiences throughout Australia and beyond. Seen around the nation via her increasing presence at gigs and festivals, and most recently, her incredible and left-field success as Runner Up on The X Factor 2015. Louise was an unexpected breath of fresh air on the show, bringing her genuine and original style to all that she did; her renditions of songs old and new were described, among many things, as "breathtaking, striking and unique". Louise was quickly signed to Sony Music Australia at the end of 2015, and has been touted as one of the most exciting and unique female artists to emerge in recent years.
Less than a year on from the release of his debut EP Ocean, prolific young Adelaide musician Jesse Davidson is marking his return. His timing couldn’t be better, having recently made his triple j Hottest 100 debut as the guest vocalist on Japanese Wallpaper’s hit ‘Between Friends’, and mesmerizing crowds at the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. ‘Laika’ is the first taste of Jesse’s forthcoming sophomore EP. With its sparkling synth flourishes, snappy drum patterns and elaborate guitar arrangements, the new single is an impressive return to form for the teenager who continues to defy belief and expectation with his prodigious talent. It comes following a year in which Ocean garnered rave reviews and frequent comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Grizzly Bear, while lead single ‘Big Bois Gotta Eat’ shimmered eerily and constantly on the triple j airwaves.
Australian three-piece Flamingo have only been making their lush brand of alternate electronica for just over a year - but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Taking influences from various styles to make music that doesn't satisfy any one genre, Flamingo have spent the last 12 months refining their sound and building a powerful live show supporting the likes of Bonobo, Yacht, Giraffage, Classixx, Rüfüs, Kilter and The Kite String Tangle. In April 2014 Triple J selected the trio to represent JJJ Unearthed on the main stage of Groovin The Moo Oakbank. Following this Red Bull Music Academy invited Flamingo to perform at Splendour In The Grass amongst an incredibly talented line-up including Nicolas Jaar and Hiatus Kaiyote. On top of their debut festival performances 2014 has also seen Flamingo embark on a ten date sold out tour around Australia with good friend The Kite String Tangle. The last half of the year will see Flamingo put pens to paper in a bid to release there best work to date." SOCIAL LINKS facebook.com/flamingoaus soundcloud.com/flamingoaus twitter.com/flamingoaus instagram.com/flamingoaus
The Streamliners are hailed as one of the best kept secrets and premier R&B bands in South Australia. Consisting of some of the cream of R&B players, they’ve won countless awards over the years & backed up many international artists such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Holmes Brothers, Big Jay McNeely, Carrie Bell, Joe Loius Walker, Charlie Musselwhite, Fabulous T-Birds, Dave Hole to name a few. Their premiere was a 2 night double bill with the Dutch Tilders Band where they formed a great relationship and in turn were picked up by BLUES CLUB records to record their first EP/compilation in 1994 called “Deep South SA Rhythm & Blues”. This won them “Best New” R&B band at the Lithgow blues festival including their song “Hummingbird” coming runner up as “best blues” song receiving national air play. Six albums later, The Streamliners are a “must see live” band putting on incredibly fiery and unpredictable shows that go way beyond their studio albums. Comparisons have been made to such artists as Allman Brothers, Van Morrison & early Fleetwood Mac yet stamping their own unique sound of Roots and Blues. Check them out here Website and Facebook and Youtube
Benny C and The Associates
have just released their debut album 'RED DRESS' both on line and live at Adelaide's premier band room the Gov in April 2015. The album which reached No.1 on the Australian ITUNES blues charts, is getting interest from people all over the globe and the guys are super excited to be 'out showcasing' live at venues across Australia. . 'Red Dress' was tracked in various studios around Adelaide from April to June '14, with the guys heading to Nashville for final production and mixing with Andrija Tokic in July. Andrija mixed the Grammy nominated smash debut album for the Alabama Shakes 'Boys & Girls'. The album also features some of Nashville's best musos including the late Ikey Owens from the 'Jack White band' & 'The Mars Volta' on hammond, rhodes & farfisa. The band rounded out an inspired 2014 by winning the ARBA/SA Blues & Roots Association 'Most Outstanding New Act' award. 2015 has seen BCA travel throughout much of SE Australia promoting their album, this includes Melbourne's CherryBar, Bar 303 and B-East, Adelaide's Deep South Blues Fest, the Bendigo Blues Fest, Lazybones in Sydney and the National Press Club in Canberra, along with a series of regional stop overs. 2016 sees the guys continue touring with dates already booked at the Geetroit Fest in Geelong, the BlenheimFest in Clare, and more dates in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. To add to a busy ’16 a planned first tour to the USA where it will play a number of premier rooms and festivals including Summerfest and Rosemont. The guys will also be hooking up with music legend Stan Lynch who will be working with the band on its next album. Be sure to catch the guys live for a night of screamin' blues, soul and funk, or check out their FB, Twitter & web sites for Website click here for everything The Associates!!!!
NUVO are an 8-piece Afro-Caribbean band well known to Adelaide audiences for their uplifting soca grooves, wicked horn sounds and percussive beats. This is a party ensemble guaranteed to get you jumping on the dance floor with their vibrant mix of original tunes plus a few favorites including soca, highlife and afrobeat. The band comprises vocals, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass, keys and guitar. Check them out here Youtube and Facebook
Led by expat Colombian musician Hugo Salcedo, Soul Macumbia performs an opulent mix of Latino rhythms laced with smooth jazz, funk, ska, rock, dance hall and more to create an irresistible and sizzling hot Latin cocktail that will get any party started. Born in Cartagena, the Caribbean coast of Colombia, director Hugo Salcedo brings with him a wealth of experience and Afro-Caribbean heritage. He has travelled the world performing with internationally celebrated Colombian artist Toto La Momposina and has worked with a wide range of Colombian artists such as Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, Ballet Folklorico de Colombia, Sonia Osorio and Fiesta de Tambores before settling in Australia. Soul Macumbia is a melting pot of cultures with each band member contributing their unique experience, knowledge and flavour. The result? A truly international, world-music band with a strong Colombian and Latino heritage reknown for their uplifting energy, funky Latino beats and spicy dance moves. Soul Macumbia will add sizzling Latino flavour and energy to any event – big or small!
are a high energy 8 piece Adelaide based band. They draw rich rhythms from their Afro-Latin and Indian roots and merge them together with the experience of professional jazz foundations. This exotic mix gave rise to their addictive original soulful sounds. From the joyful ecstasy of the African savanna and the earthy roots of Kingston, to the feet shaking bounce of New Orleans, their music continually crosses world boundaries, delivering crowd rocking shows with positive vibrations that warm the hearts of everyone involved. Their music is shaped by the legendary inspiration of many past and present musical souls, including Fela Kuti, Santana, Bob Marley and Rage Against Machine. With two EP's and four successful national tours, 2015 brings their first Album, along with the change and evolution for an even greater Local Revolution experience. Local Revolution acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.
Dubbed ‘Adelaide’s Queen of Folk’ after this year’s Fringe Festival, Delia has one of the most recognisable voices in Adelaide. She was named as one of Rip It Up’s 2015 Hot Six and has recently expanded her sound to include Jesse Davidson, who will join Delia onstage at Blenheim, along with long-term collaborator Dom Symes.
Matt Stillert's sound has been described as an "Alt-Blues Onslaught", and considering the high energy of his live shows and the pool of blood left on stage, this is an accurate description. The shoeless rambler left his home in Adelaide 4 years ago headed for the east coast where he's been sharing his tunes, writing and recording his album Shoe Boycotter. In recent times he has opened for CW Stoneking, played at Byron Bay Bluesfest and received an awesome response from Triple J and Community Radio all over Oz. Launching the new album in late 2015, Matt is currently touring it down the east coast on his way to Blenheim. Reuniting with old band mates, Dave Phillips on drums and Tim Foster on bass, the bearded bluesman will announce the new band name at the festival. The highly energetic solo show that Matt has cultivated in recent years has been captivating the east coast crowds, but what will happen when the man hits the Blenheim main stage with the return of his full entourage will be, in Matts words; "Like a mutant bush turkey yielding nuclear weapons." Be sure to catch the 2:00pm set on the Main Stage. To check out Shoe Boycotter online, head to mattstillertmusic.com
Ollie English is a young blues and soul singer-songwriter. He found his calling at a young age after listening to electric blues at a young age through discovery of classic Muddy Waters and BB King records. This has led to recording his debut EP 'Cabin Thoughts' with blues and roots producer Craig James. He's since expanded his sound live and formed a band consisting of local musicians Louis Donnarumma, Joseph Caporaso and Lewis Brideson to support him on regular shows.
Tom West sings songs about lost love and getting lost. He plays music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes. His performances are characterised by complex patterns on unconventional open tuned guitars, haunting melodies with pop sensibilities and a knack for engaging storytelling delivered via an unforgettable voice. 2015 saw West release his acclaimed EP “Oncoming Clouds” with tours around Australia as well as Canada, with music added to rotation on Double J radio and CBC Sonica. Australian tastemaker radio station, Triple J, described lead single ‘Easy, Love’ as “beautiful, warm, friendly folk” and “charming”. Montreal based Critique De Salon provided “Oncoming Clouds” with an 8 out of 10 review comparing West to the likes of Kim Churchill, Of Monsters And Men and The Lumineers, describing West as a musician in perfect control of his music. Following an appearance at Canadian Music Week 2015, West was named by the AU review as one of the top 7 acts to appear at the festival that year. The second half of 2015 saw West nominated for two categories in the 2015 SAM Awards, best songwriter and best video clip, as well as signing for startup indie label Poke in the Eye. Check out Tom here Website
Funk Latin Union
Pioneers of the Cumbia Casera 'home made Cumbia' in Australia, FLU twist prettiness and grittiness together to serve you a blend of high energy Latino experience. Synonymous for their energetic, dynamic performances and loud fan base, during '2015' FLU exploded into the scene playing around town with some of the best acts Radelaide have to offer. Dancing is a must, moshing compulsory.... FLU!