Scene News Herbie Hancock to headline the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

February 15, 2019 Scene News

Herbie Hancock is the master of modern jazz – he is innovative, influential, a living legend and will close the 2019 Melbourne International Jazz Festival at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Michael Tortoni, said, “We are excited to make this early announcement and extremely honoured that Herbie Hancock is returning to Melbourne to close the festival. Our festival program will continue to offer a diversity of experiences that will showcase many outstanding Australian and international artists.” […]

Scene News Apia Good Times Celebrate Their 7th Anniversary with 7 Allstars

February 14, 2019 Scene News

The highly acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its 7th anniversary with a line-up of 7 of our all-time favourite Oz music Allstars taking to stages from Bunbury (16 May) to Canberra (16 June), with stops in Perth, Adelaide, Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Hobart, Launceston, Newcastle, Sydney and Thirroul in between.

Our 7th Apia Good Times Tour will be the biggest yet with performances from Allstars Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. […]

Snap Scene: I’m Talking – Secret Show, Memo Music Hall 11th Feb 2019

February 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

In the worst kept secret in Melbourne, I’m Talking played a secret show at Memo Music Hall on Monday 10th February.

On 16 October 2018, the members of I’m Talking announced that they will return to the stage in 2019 as the supporting act for Bryan Ferry’s Australian tour, which will take place between February and April.

The reformed lineup consists of five of the seven original members: Goodge, Hogarth, Charlesworth, Ceberano, and Abeyratne. Ian Cox and Cameron Newman will not return due to personal commitments and will had replacements to take Cox’s saxophone spot and Newman’s drumming duties. They also have not ruled out about whether they’ll record or perform any new material beyond that.

Scene News: Paul McDermott and Gatesy Go Solo

February 14, 2019 Scene News

Two of Australia’s most adored singer-songwriters will lock harmonies and minds in unmissable shows in Adelaide and Melbourne this year.

Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars) and Steven Gates (Tripod) have been friends for 18 years, and singing together in private for five years. It’s time for them to share. […]

Scene News: ‘Its only rock’n’roll but I like it’ Photographic Exhibition by Wendy McDougall

February 14, 2019 Scene News

The classic ‘Jagger/Richards’ song ‘It’s only rock’n’roll but I like it’ – perfectly sums up the life and working career of music photographer Wendy McDougall, so it is fitting that she has chosen this as the title for her new exhibition.

Thanks to Canon Australia, Wendy will be presenting a retrospective exhibition of her life’s work in Sydney and Melbourne which will include photographic images of INXS, Crowded House, Paul Kelly and The Church along with many other images chosen from her extensive portfolio. In recognition of a 40 year career spent photographing iconic Australian and International musicians, Wendy was the recipient of the inaugural 2018 AWMA (Australian Women in Music Awards) for Best Photographer. […]

Snap Scene: Icehouse – By The C – Leura Park Estate 9th Feb 2019

February 13, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

ICEHOUSE was formed by Iva Davies and are one of those bands who have managed to transcend age groups with a career spanning 40 years. Generations of music lovers have been brought up with hits such as Crazy, Electric Blue, We Can Get Together, Great Southern Land, Hey Little Girl and Man Of Colours to name a few. ICEHOUSE have sold over three million albums locally, more than nine million internationally have achieved 28 platinum album sales in Australasia. They have had eight Top 10 albums and more than 30 Top 40 singles. ICEHOUSE and Iva Davies have won many awards including the Countdown Award for the Most Popular Male Performer and ARIA Awards for the Best Album and Highest Selling Album for Man of Colours. The band was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. In June 2013 Iva was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to the music and entertainment industry’ as a songwriter and performer, and to the community. One of Australia’s greatest live acts, they are set to present a show not to be missed. […]

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