Star Scene

Star Scene: Helen Carter, DO RE MI

Australia in the early 1980s was a time when radio stations were getting FM licences, music programmers were playing tracks outside of the standard top 40 fare and the local post-punk music scene was thriving. It was in 1981 that Deborah Conway, Helen Carter, Dorland Bray and Stephen Philip formed the band Do-Re-Mi in Sydney. After signing a record deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Records and recording their ground-breaking first full length album ‘Domestic Harmony’ featuring the controversial single ‘Man Overboard’ was hitting the airwaves. […]

Music Scene

Review Scene: Jimmy Webb and Friends, Hamer Hall, 9th August 2018

Jimmy Webb is a living legend as one of the great songwriters of the modern era. The average Joe probably wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street but if they heard a chorus of one of his songs, I’m sure the melodic recall would be instantaneous. A frequent visitor to our shores, Webb has built friendships within our music community and tonight’s show was all about the songs as interpreted by these friends. […]

Music Scene

Review Scene: Suzanne Vega, Palais Theatre – 3rd August 2018

There is always something warm and inviting about walking into the Palais Theatre on a cold winter’s night. The plush red velvet and the well worn leather seats always hold the promise of a special show for me and tonight’s performance from Suzanne Vega and her band in celebration of her landmark
albums, 1987’s Solitude Standing and 1992’s 99.9 Fahrenheit Degrees was no exception. […]