MILES AND SIMONE

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MILES AND SIMONE

FRI 4TH AUGUST 8:30PM

She and I Single Launch

Heartbreaker alt-country duo Miles and Simone weave their lonesome seaside lullabies and ballads with restraint - two sublime voices, gentle melodies, poetic lyrics and hilarious banter. The duet release first single, She and I, off upcoming EP produced by acclaimed producer Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Courtney Barnett) who has drawn out the darkness from the pair's sweet and mournful love ballads. With Pete Luscombe (Paul Kelly) driving the rhythm train on an old snare drum, Dan working his magic on a slide guitar and Jules Pascoe (Jazz Party) bringing up the bottom end on his upright double pass, the outcome is a hollering freight train of a song, screamin down the line towards The Heartbreak Hotel. The duo launch She and I nationally throughout July.

https://www.trybooking.com/QGAC

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GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA

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GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA

Sat July 8th 8:30pm

GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA: Sky and Sea National Tour with special guest Tiaryn

Two of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters are joining forces for their most expansive national tour to date.

Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special evening of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine. Expect luscious harmonies, world-class song-craft, and impromptu audience participation.

Hitting the road through July and August 2017, the Sky & Sea Tour will see these two unique artists lend their distinctive sound to each other’s material, as they reimagine songs from Fields’ Astral Debris and Phia’s The Ocean of Everything albums, both respectively released in 2016.

Support comes from neo-soul powerhouse Tiaryn, who’s latest single Cement Love was heralded by Faster Louder as “a heady slice of alternative pop”.

“Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor... Irrepressible pop." – four stars, The Age newspaper

 “Bright, catchy-as-hell pop done with absolute surety from Phia." – Double J

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QITV

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BEN SALTER

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BEN SALTER

FRI 9TH JUNE 8:30PM

“I firmly believe Ben Salter to be one of Australia’s best singers, and if I weren’t so goddamn competitive, one of its best songwriters as well.” – Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union)

Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the three-time ARIA-nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat (2011) and follow up The Stars My Destination (2015) have established his penchant for eclectic, esoteric arrangements and sounds that take in elements of rock, pop, jazz, folk, country and beyond, whilst all maintaining a coherence and inimitable melodic style.

Salter has collaborated, written and performed with artists as diverse as Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) and Marlon Williams, to name a few. He has toured with acts such as Cat Power, J Mascis, Gareth Liddiard, Counting Crows, Marlon Williams and most recently Built To Spill.

Salter continues to perform relentlessly across Australia and the world, both solo and with his band, and his captivating live performances have become quasi-legendary.

He is currently in the process of recording his third album, tentatively entitled Back Yourself, due for release in 2017.

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MIKE NOGA

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MIKE NOGA

Fri 26th May 8:30pm

Mike Noga is the former drummer for one of Australia's most critically acclaimed band The Drones. He's fronted numerous outfits of his own and has released two much lauded solo albums in 2012's 'The Balladeer Hunter' and 2010's 'Folk Songs'. Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene. From the lyrical and sonic assault of three time nominated and one time winners of the Australian Music Prize, The Drones, to the stripped back folk-rock of his previous solo efforts, Noga is one of the most in demand musicians in Australia. Critics declared his last album The Balladeer Hunter "an Australian classic" and Noga "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters... a new Paul Kelly or Tim Rogers". Noga has shared the stage with numerous high profile acts both in Australia and abroad including Band of Horses and Mark Lanegan, and has just returned from a huge tour of the UK, Europe and Australia opening for Minesotta's legendary art-rockers, 'LOW'. 

 

After blowing audiences away at the Kyneton Music Festival last year, former Drones drummer and acclaimed singer-songwriter Mike Noga is returning to Kyneton, sans band, for a special intimate performance at Major Tom's. Mike will be presenting songs from his critical lauded concept album 'KING'  (produced by Paul Dempsey and featuring actor Noah Taylor as 'The Narrator') as well as delving into his back catalogue. Tickets available now. Get in quick.

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QCSD

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LIZ STRINGER & TIM MOXAM

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LIZ STRINGER & TIM MOXAM

Sat 13th May 8:30pm

Following their debut collaborative tour of the east coast of Canada, during a chilly February 2017, Roaring Girl Records label-mates Tim Moxam (CAN) and Australia’s own Liz Stringer are reuniting for a month of Australian dates in May. Under the auspice of respected Canadian musician and general manager Miranda Mulholland, Roaring Girl Records is a boutique Toronto-based label, dedicated to supporting the finest independent artists from around the world. Stringer joined the fold for the release of her 2016 LP, “All The Bridges” on July 1st, with Toronto’s own Tim Moxam releasing his debut solo record “Soft Summer” through Roaring Girl in April 2016. Together these two kindred but distinct songwriters will be embarking on a co-headline solo tour, Moxam’s Australian touring debut, playing dates in VIC, NSW and WA throughout May. 

www.lizstringer.com

www.timmoxam.com

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/PNIN

 

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Kyle Lionhart

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Kyle Lionhart

Sat 22nd April 8:30pm

Neo-folk/soul/singer-songwriter Kyle Lionhart, who boasts one of the most incredible new voices in Australia music is heading out on tour this March and April.

Honing his craft and building an organic audience by busking on the beaches of his home town of Byron Bay since 2012, Kyle has just released a stunning new single ‘Call Back Home’, and a beautifully moody video to match – view it [here]

Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy), the song is a soaring indie-soul meets folk ballad about self-reflection.

“It’s about avoiding that darker side of yourself, the side of ourselves that we consistently distract and sedate only for it to explode at the worst possible moments”

Kyle has gained a legion of loyal fans since the release of his debut EP “Keep In Mind”, which he put out independently in mid-2015 and has since sold over 6000 copies and seen close to a million plays of lead single ‘Sleep By Rivers’ on Spotify. 

Kyle will be taking his guitar on the road, as he heads out for a national tour throughout March and April to celebrate the release of ‘Call Back Home’.

An undeniable talent, Kyle Lionhart is destined to become your favourite new artist of 2017.

‘Call Back Home’ is out now!

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/OQLJ

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ARCHER with Scott Cook & The Second Chances

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ARCHER with Scott Cook & The Second Chances

Sat 18th March 8:30pm

Archer returns to Australia after his sold out tour of Canada including an acclaimed support of Martha Wainwright.
In celebration of the launch of his new 7 inch "My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart" Archer is putting on his boots and heading out to walk the riverbanks and ranges, highways and backlanes of his beloved home country for a series of intimate shows. Don't miss your chance to hear this rare deep and true voice, the king of the galleys, singer of the great open sky, heartbreaker, kangaroo whisperer and tale teller.

Scott Cook & the Second Chances - A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada's Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers". 

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/OSUH

www.poundrecords.com/archer/archer/

www.scottcook.net

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STEfANIE DUZEL, BUCK EDWARDS & JARROD SHAW

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STEfANIE DUZEL, BUCK EDWARDS & JARROD SHAW

Sat 11th March 8:30pm

Local Singer/songwriters Stefanie Duzel and Buck Edwards along with blues artist Jarrod Shaw come together for a night of accoustic tunes.

Also featuring  new folk, blues and Americana inspired outfit, ‘ Old Money Mountain’.

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