Snap Scene: Jeff Martin, Leadbelly, Newtown – 5th July 2018

July 12, 2018 Mandy Hall

Jeff Martin’s reputation as a world renowned live performer is well known and he has been labeled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, and a “singer with perfect pitch”.  Jeff formed The Tea Party with his lifelong friends, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows in 1990 after many years of playing in bands together throughout their childhood. With a career spanning over 20 years , 8 major-label releases and 4 million record sales later The Tea Party have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, as well as touring a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.  Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound textures; the trio’s sound draws heavily on the rock and blues of the 1970s, as well as displaying some psychedelic influences with elements of Middle Eastern, Celtic and Mediterranean music. […]

Review Scene: Shannon Bourne – Words Fail

July 12, 2018 Maryanne Window

Words Fail is the third solo album to be released by Melbourne guitarist Shannon Bourne. While usually known for being a sideman to some of Melbourne’s most prominent singer songwriters, Words Fail sees Bourne placing his prowess as a guitarist and soundscape designer front and centre with this collection of 9 original instrumental tracks. Recorded over 2 days at the Melbourne home studio of fellow guitar hero Jeff Lang who engineered and mixed the album, Bourne has managed to paint an aural picture of textural imagery that is thought provokingly intense and comforting at the same time. Melodic, evocative and contemplative are words that come to mind when listening to this album in its entirety as the carefully constructed tones ebb and flow along with a multitude of stories that as a listener, I could have running through my brain at any given time. It is in this way that I found Words Fail to be an interactive listening experience. […]

Snap Scene: British India – 3hree8ight6ix launch – Chasers – 4th July 2018

July 10, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Chasers in Chapel St South Yarra recently announced the venue will return to hosting international and national live touring acts, stand-up comedy and cabaret under the live brand Three Eight Six.

The venue has undergone an extensive refit to provide Melbourne music fans and Australian concert promoters with an important mid-sized venue as Three Eight Six, that will allow the finest in Australian and international talent to continue to play in this city.

British India were revealed to be the headline act for the night.  […]

Snap Scene: Mannequin Death Squad – 3hree8ight6ix launch, Chasers – 4th July 2018

July 9, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Chasers in Chapel St South Yarra recently announced the venue will return to hosting international and national live touring acts, stand-up comedy and cabaret under the live brand Three Eight Six.

The venue has undergone an extensive refit to provide Melbourne music fans and Australian concert promoters with an important mid-sized venue as Three Eight Six, that will allow the finest in Australian and international talent to continue to play in this city.

Entertainment for the night consisted of a set from one of Melbourne’s most dynamic up and coming acts Mannequin Death Squad. […]

Snap Scene: Dan Brodie – Yarraville Live – 30th June 2018

July 4, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Brodie was raised in a musical family, his father, a professional guitarist and singer taught Brodie the basic chords of guitar and piano and along with his brother Chris, they began making music together, playing as fast and loud as they could to whoever would listen, not letting their lack of experience get in the way of having a good time, and honing their skills of playing live to an audience. […]

Snap Scene: Theory of a Deadman – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 26th June 2018

July 3, 2018 Paul Miles

Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman wound-up their first-ever Australian Tour at Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom on Tuesday 26 June 2018. Formed in Delta, British Columbia during 2001, Theory is fronted by Tyler Connolly on lead vocals and guitar, along with Dave Brenner on guitar, Dean Back on bass, and Joey Dandeneau on drums. They have had eight top ten hits on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including three that went to number one: Bad Girlfriend, Lowlife, plus Rx (Medicate) that is from their sixth and latest studio album Wake Up Call released last October.

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Snap Scene: THEORY (of a Deadman) – Prince Bandroom – 26th June 2018

June 29, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

“Complacency is such a disease when you’re in a band,” says Tyler Connolly, singer and guitarist for Vancouver, Canada’s THEORY (Of A Deadman). “People are so afraid to progress, but you have to change—you can’t just write the same song over and over. So when I saw where this record was going, I said to the other guys, ‘We’re in a car and it’s going off a cliff. Do you want to jump out or ride it to the bottom?’’ […]

Snap Scene: Bad Moon Born – Prince Bandroom – 26th June 2018

June 29, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Hailing from the Sydney rock scene, Bad Moon Born are an undeniably talented five-piece rock band with a captivating sound that is self-described as “girth rock”. They are a new wave of hard rock, with influences from Guns ‘N’ Roses, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold and Audioslave.

Their debut EP, Chemical Lullabies, has received positive reviews and had tracks added to rotation on the largest rock stations in New Zealand and Australia, gaining traction both nationally and internationally. […]

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