2020 is shaping up to be a big one for Caravãna Sun, as the band announces their signing with Berlin’s leading independent record label, EMBASSY OF MUSIC, as well as March/April East Coast tour dates in support of their forthcoming single, ‘Charlie’. For international fans, the band will also be appearing mainstage at the Boardmasters Festival in the U.K, performing alongside the likes of The Kooks, The 1975, and Kings Of Leon.
One of Sydney’s finest young emerging talents is about to hit the stage at The Fusebox. Gia and her band are coming together to showcase a fine selection of eclectic and electrifying songs of which Gia has written and composed herself. Her rich lyrical style and professional, yet, humble stage presence are the perfect match for an absolutely stunning evening of well-crafted live music; sure to have you on a high! An act not to be missed. It’s all happening on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Jeff Lang + 3 Days Of LIVE Music! Fundraiser for NSW Rural Fire Service & Wildcare!
Raise The Fun Fest🕺
Raise The Fun Fest is coming to Captains Flat (40 minutes from Canberra), 20-23 December 2019 this is a charity event raising funds for the Rural Fire Service and Wildcare. Raise The Fun Fest is bringing together a brilliant selection of artists and family entertainment spanning 3 days including one of Australia’s best blues & roots musicians, Jeff Lang and 14 other Australian bands including Blue Cheese Rats, Marrickesh Club, Tiarni Music, The Mighty Resonators, Art Party and Mangrove Swamps!
What To Expect 💁♀️
Saturday is where the party is at! We have two stages at the Captains Flat Hotel with a full day of live music, entertainment for the kids + great pub food. As the year winds down and the festive season begins, we encourage musical lovers, families and friends to make a weekend of it! Come on Friday to get a camping spot, settle in and enjoy the sunset with the live music + cold drinks + a free bbq! And for those wanting to make a full weekend of it, stick around for the Sunday afternoon warm down sesh!
There are two FREE camping and van sites in Captains Flat. Winchester Park and Wilkinsons Oval provide camping only two minutes walk from Raise The Fun Fest.
Support & Celebrate Our Heros' 🇦🇺
With so many effected by droughts & fires like never before across our beautiful country we wanted to show some love to the families effected by these natural disasters and to those heros' out there fighting for the good of our people and native wildlife. That is why we are offering the chance to donate a ticket to effected families around the area and are fundraising to support our amazing firies in the Rural Fire Service protecting us all and our land and also the compassionate volunteers at Wildcare who rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release native wildlife in the NSW area surrounding the ACT.
Returning to ring in the summer with vibrancy, Jackson Carroll unveils his new single, ‘Happyman’. It’s the perfect song to demonstrate Carroll’s versatility as a songwriter and performer. Known for injecting his music with an earthy richness and that pulls from a blues-influenced emotional centre, ‘Happyman’ puts Carroll in an up-tempo and shining songwriting space. Taken from his forthcoming EP Name It After Me, ‘Happyman’ is a great entry point for newcomers to his sound, while a great progression for longtime fans to get around.
The release of ‘Happyman’ and Name It After Me kicks off a significant chapter for Jackson’s touring career. Already an in-demand performer on the east coast, the release of the EP will have the young performer on the road right throughout the summer. Heralded by a single launch in Sydney and then a lucrative appearance at this year’s Australian Music Week, Jackson’s tour schedule is packed out into February.
Looking forward to the next few months on the road with ‘Happyman’ and Name It After Me, Jackson approaches this release of new music with confidence. “It is more of a song about hope than happiness. It’s about trying to get to a happy place, to become a happy person. It’s more about desire and looking for desire in your immediate surroundings, looking for desire in other people.” Jackson Carroll
Jackson’s growth as a songwriter is evident throughout the Name It After Me EP. Previous releases have seen him compared to the likes of Matt Corby and Jeff Buckley, while his flourished collection of music here shows that Jackson Carroll is embracing a creative identity all his own.
Set to unleash music that will connect emotionally and show off more of his artistry and personality, Jackson Carroll is ready for not just a new summer of shows, but a brand new phase of his career to start.
“Contemplative and raw in its delivery – both elements of Carroll’s thriving artistry.”
“Good voice on Jackson! But he doesn’t oversell it! That’s classy. Matt Corby and Jeff Buckley performing duets at the saloon in Westworld.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
Renée Geyer's past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70s and 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author.
2012 saw Renée notch up 40 years in the music business and to celebrate this amazing anniversary Renée recorded a Big Band Swing album – something that no female artist has ever endeavoured to do in this country.
Renée Geyer had started out a sensual blues belter. Now she has evolved into a bona fide music icon - someone to look up to for never having let go of her dreams. This consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixes a room with the power of her song.
Showcasing more than 150 artists over its three days, Australian Music Week boasts genuine music discovery across an incredibly diverse cross-section of Australian and international music, from Indie, Rock, Pop, Electronica, Rock and Blues through to Folk, Americana and Country.
Little Green, otherwise known as Amy Nelson is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sydney. Incorporating guitar, vocals, sax and flute into her live show, she has been likened to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Tash Sultana, and the guy from Anchor Man. Catch her set on Friday the 8th November at Code One stage!
This is the final show on a mini-tour yet to be announced! I grew up in this beautiful town, and can't wait to play a show there for the first time... See you soon Blue Mountains friends. This is a free event so all you need to do is rock up :)
Little Green, otherwise known as Amy Nelson, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sydney. Incorporating acoustic guitar loops, vocals, and flute into her live show, she has been likened to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Tash Sultana, Ricky Lee Jones, and the guy from Anchor Man.
The artists debut single, Sweet Pain, premiered on The Music, hit number 14 on the Triple J Unearthed pop charts and lead to a sold out single launch show in 2019. Her latest release is a unique blend of acoustic jazz, indie, folk and pop, in an EP titled ‘Raw’, and she is currently travelling around the country working with some of Australia’s best young producers for her highly anticipated next single, playing live shows along the way.
Sydney, it's that time of year again! Time to hear some of Australia's greatest songwriting talent all in one room, spreading positive messages surrounding mental health 🤯💚.
Listen Up Music's 'The Songwriting Prize' is back for its FOURTH year! The theme of 2019 is "Songs that Heal" and our entrants have showered us with music that does exactly that!
Come make some musical memories at this year's NSW/ACT Semi Final (26th Sept 2019 @ The Newsagency)🎶.
Your Sydney Semi Finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Citadel Soul Music
Dave Wells Music
Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM
START TIME: 7PM
The Money War & Valley Onda
+ Special Guest Little Green
Just three months after the release of their debut album ‘Home’, The Money War are back with their new single ‘Life Is Better In Dreams’, the title track from a new EP. The Money War are touring nationally in support of the EP including showcasing at Bigsound.
The track was inspired by a recent trip back to Ollivierre’s homeland: the Caribbean island of Bequia. The result was a creative period where Ollivierre and Pepper penned an album worth of new songs. “It’s been 10 years since I visited and it’s reconnected me with a stronger sense of who I am,” he says. “It’s such a different way of life over there and a lot of things made sense - the way I am, the kind of music I gravitate towards”. This shines through in the new EP with some deeply personal songs that come as a direct response to their lives over the last few months.
Since their formation in 2015, their success has seen them touring nationally with the likes of Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy, Neil Finn, and playing festivals both at home and abroad (Southbound, FOTSUN, SXSW). They’ve amassed over a million streams and multiple playlist adds on Spotify, secured airplay on radio stations across the globe including BBC6 (UK), KCRW (USA), NPR (USA) and cracked college radio charts in the US. In Australia, multiple singles received airplay on RTR, FBi, 4zzz and Double J, and “Recall” went on to be Triple J’s 5th most played track of 2017.
Valley Onda -
Started as an experimental project between Georgia Fair's Jordan Wilson and virtuoso drummer/producer Galan Sultmann, Valley Onda have evolved into one of Sydney's most interesting new bands – finding the final piece of their musical puzzle in Lamalo's producer/keys guru Michiya Nagai. Flawlessly blending electronic and acoustic percussion, synth and strings with Wilson's deep and baring lyric matter, the band have crafted their first generation of songs with thoughtful precision – best found in their stunning debut single, Relentless.
To all you music lovers out there... Sunday 9th August we will host another #UNITE live music event 🍻 our Sunday Sesh for travellers and cool cats featuring an array of live music, $5 buck coronas, $10 pizzas, $15 jugs of the beer of the month, free entry and hysterical banter. Remember this event is the first Sunday of every month! See you here! 😁
The Jesse Younan Tribute Show comes to The Newsagency for the first time. Now into its' 11th year, the Tribute show is a special evening celebrating the musical legacy of the acclaimed singer/songwriter, the late Jesse Younan.
Jesse Younan passed away on 22 July 2008 after a short battle with leukaemia after just finishing his fourth studio album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’.
The album received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing, virtuoso guitar-skills and masterful song writing.
The night promises to be a moving and powerful celebration of a exceptionally talented musician who used the magic of words and music to cope with life’s struggles.
“There is no softness in a Jesse Younan song but there is much tenderness. By that I mean that he doesn’t avert his eyes, or yours, from harshness lived or observed … Astonishingly good.” – Bernard Zuel (SMH)
This show WILL SELL OUT as it does each year. Get in early and DON’T MISS OUT.
Date: 26th April 2019
Location: 107 Projects in Redfern (107 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW)
Tickets: $15 adults, kids get in for free!
Incentive: There will be gifts, prizes, art, music and good vibes guaranteed!
Please note: This is a licensed venue. NO BYO