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Listen Up Music Are Bringing Torch Fest To Sydney And Melbourne
Award-winning mental health music charity Listen Up Music will host the day festival in Sydney on Saturday 3rd of July and Melbourne on Saturday 14th of August.
Listen Up Music Are Bringing Torch Fest To Sydney And Melbourne
After the success that Listen Up Music had with the inaugural Torch Fest event in Brisbane in April, the award-winning music industry mental health charity is bringing the special event to both Sydney and Melbourne.
With the initiative to help shine a light on mental health and provide support and guidance, Listen Up Music are working with artists to reach more artists. This has instigated Listen Up Music to bring the massive day-festival featuring a slew of artists to both Sydney and Melbourne.
Ali Taylor the co-founder of Listen Up Music states:
“After launching Torch Fest Brisbane in April, we wanted Sydney and Melbourne to have their own editions, so we’re doing just that. Mental health doesn’t discriminate, and so we felt it only right to shine further light on the topic, in two other states, taking place in July and August.“
Torch Fest Sydney on the 3rd of July will be held at The Factory Theatre. While hosting 15 artists and 10 DJ’s, there will also be a Wellbeing Village featuring incredible surprises across the huge day. Some of the artists performing on the day include Phebe Starr, AYA YVES, Imogen Clark, Tiarnie, David Taylor, Jesabel, Amy Vee and many more.
Following in Melbourne on the14th of August at Max Watts, Torch Fest will host another massive day of music with performances from 13 artists including Shannen James, Alexander Biggs, Wolfjay, Sir Jude, Jade Alice, RARIA, NUSSY, The Mamas and more!
Tying the event together, all acts will perform a Torch Song representing the light that has helped them through any hardship and/or mental health challenges. The festival will distribute battery-powered torches to each attendee to turn on when each Torch Song is played to create warming atmospheres as the artists reflect on those experiences.
Tickets for Torch Fest Sydney and Melbourne are on sale now.
Torch Fest Sydney – ticketshere Torch Fest Melbourne – tickets here
Phebe Starr, Queen P, AYA YVES, SAYAH, RISSA, BVT, Sarah Wolfe, Laura Hyde, Imogen Clark, David Taylor, LamBros., Tiarnie, Seb Szabo, Amy Vee, Little Green, Jesabel, Forward Fox, Daniel Tonik, Oscar Jamo, Loyalty, Loosie Grind, MADAMI, Edgar Boulevarde
ThisMellow Releases touching debut single I’m With you
This Mellow – I’m With You
The ‘I’m With You’ is the shiny debut single to come from Perth based artist ThisMellow. Inspired by the lockdowns and being separated from family in the UK, ‘I’m With You’sums up the sentiment that we can all relate to after the past year. A song of faith that can be turned to in these difficult times, ThisMellow fuses the love for his family with the love he feels in his Christian faith.
ThisMellow is a Christian contemporary music artist based in Perth, Australia. Born and raised in the UK he was first inspired to pick up the guitar after seeing George Harrison on the Beatles Anthology series. ThisMellow started making music when he was fifteen years old and played his first live show only eight months after first picking up the guitar. At sixteen he went into the studio to record his first song, singing and playing all the instruments himself. He went on to spend many years as a gigging secular musician before becoming a born again Christian in 2017. This life changing moment led him to withdraw from the secular music world and to finally go solo, working on his own faith based music. ThisMellow spent 2020 writing his first Christian inspired songs, his first being forthcoming debut single ‘I’m With You’. His distinctive sound is described as stripped down acoustic music inspired by CCM artists Chris Tomlin, Leeland and Zach Williams. ThisMellow is currently in the studio recording working on new material and preparing for his first live shows.
21st Century Mayhem Rock Anthem Inspired The Buzz Kills
The Buzz Kills – 21st Century Mayhem
Inspired through frustration. Fed up of Government control, and one-sided media brainwashing ’21st Century Mayhem’ is the latest single to come from anthemic rock / pop duo The Buzz Kills. Filled with their attitude and energy, ’21st Century Mayhem’ heavy chorus chant sticks in your head and unites the people in the war for freedom. Feel the power in this song delivered by this charismatic duo.
Hailing from Tasmania, a remote island at the bottom of the world, The Buzz Kills are your latest 2-piece pop-rock sensation to have cycling through your head. Led by captivating vocalist and songwriter Nathalie Gower, The Buzz Kills is completed by born performer and songwriter Sam Haberle. Eccentric to the max, this duo have been making great strides since their debut single ‘Liar’ in 2020. With four consecutive weeks at #1 in the Australian Independent chart, #4 ARIA chart, and #23 worldwide with ‘Light a Candle’, a song they collaborated on with Jam Mountain Music, and donating all proceeds to charity. There’s big things on the horizon for The Buzz Kills, make sure you get involved now!
Timmy The Boy Releases Smashing New Music That’s Never Enough
Tim Pinter III AKA Timmy The Boy began his musical journey at the age of 17 with earbuds and an old laptop.
The singer has come a long way playing notable gigs and events such as Lil Whyte and Kstylis, Performed at the Odd Mall Music Festival in Alliance Ohio and headlined several sold out shows.
With his previous tracks gaining extensive radio play, his brand-new alternative rock single, ‘Never Enough’, could very well be the one to put Alliance on the map.
Producers Nelyk, Hieloways, Josh Beacom, Alex Artimez and artistic guidance from Kaelynn Kemp with video production by Jeep DiCicio, Tim’s upcoming album should be one on your radar.
Tim’s inspiration comes from Rex Orange County’s live album and ‘Never Enough’ is a song based on the mind set of majority of males, according to Tim.
With either bad luck or perhaps just the wrong girl, it seems that no matter how much he tried in giving to his girl, it was ‘Never Enough’.
‘I could give the world to a girl and they want to burn it. So, I took that raw emotion and put it into a song’, say’s Tim.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing during the recording stages, as his life was turned upside with unfortunate circumstances relating to his step-father attending rehabilitation, making this particular time in Tim’s life, rather taxing.
So, as an ode to the boys who gave it their all, but it’s just never enough, take a listen to this groove alternative rock track, ‘Never Enough’ and keep your head high.
Timmy The Boy Releases Smashing New Music That’s Never Enough
Entertainment is the lifeblood of creativity, imagination, and fun in life. No one can deny the fact that listening to good music, watching entertaining and informative movies, and learning new skills online can help people grow in their respective fields. YouTube is among the best streaming platforms that have enabled people to achieve all these goals. However, many people don’t have 24/7 access to the internet and can only use it at specific timings. How can they make the most out of their limited internet access? Downloading youtube videos when they are online can help them stay informed and entertained even if they’re offline. This article shows how anyone can download youtube videos for free, so keep reading!
Use Your Smartphone
Portability and ease of use are the two biggest reasons why people use smartphones. And most internet users prefer using their mobiles to watch videos online. However, as mentioned earlier, limited internet access is why many people can’t make the most out of their online time. A youtube downloader app can help them download videos for offline infotainment. SaveFrom offers a great smartphone app that allows smartphone users to download videos on their mobiles. These are some of the amazing features of the SaveFrom android app:
This app is available free of cost.
You can download any video in all the available formats.
You can download videos from YouTube and various websites with it.
Using this app, you can manage all the videos you have downloaded.
SaveFrom android app doesn’t put a watermark on the download videos.
This app features a background downloading option for seamless productivity.
On Your Desktop
Even with all the superior features of using smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops are still the No.1 priority of power users. Watching videos is always better on a bigger screen, and this is why movie lovers prefer laptops/PCs over smartphones. But the limited access to the internet can even limit desktop users from enjoying infotainment when they are offline. Desktop users can download the SaveFrom helper app to easily download videos from youtube and all popular platforms. This app is 100% free and doesn’t feature any subscription plans as well. Using this app, you can ensure that you are connected to the world of entertainment even when you’re not using the internet.
From Your Browser
People running low on storage space may not want to install the desktop client of SaveFrom video downloader. The best solution for such people is to use the browser extension of the SaveFrom website. SaveFrom is the most-trusted platform for downloading videos because it supports all major platforms and lets the user download videos in all available formats. After adding this desktop extension, you will see a “Download” button on all the supported websites. You can click on the button to download your desired video within seconds (depending on your internet speed) without installing any app.
Follow these steps to get the “Download” button on YouTube and various other websites:
Visit the Google Web Store.
Install the Chameleon Extension in your browser.
Now visit the Opera add ons website and add the “SaveFrom.net Helper” extension.
Boom! Now you will see a “Download” button on the supported websites to quickly save your desired videos.
Download Instagram Videos
Instagram has been the Torch-bearer for years in the fashion and entertainment industry. Most people follow celebs and influencers on this platform to stay in touch with the latest in fashion. However, like YouTube and other mainstream services, you can’t download videos from Instagram by default. But you can download instagram video on both your desktop and mobile devices by using the methods mentioned above.
Jag Bentleyis back with a brand new single release everyone can relate to!‘Stress’is a jittery pop parody that runs high on anxiety and leaves you on the edge of your seat. This genre defying artist crosses over between Alt-Pop and Electro-Pop, whilst keeping his musical vision fresh and exciting. The track is self-written and produced, whilst recording took place at JMC Academy alongside collaborators, Jagger Alexander-Erber (finalist on Australia’s Got Talent), Kieran Shaw and Camdon Matthews. Conveying a strong sense of urgency and hyper-activity within this track,Jag Bentleyis here to say, ‘Stress, go away’.
Jag Bentley has an artistic background to compete with! An Australian singer/songwriter, musician, producer and actor who first gained attention in 2014 at the age of 12 when he co-wrote ‘Internet Love’ with Italian DJ ‘Dayans’. After releasing his first solo EP in 2014, he was signed on a publishing deal with Valminuta Records, and the first of the songs, ‘Cross That Line’ reached no.13 on the Italian DJ charts! He was invited to perform at ‘Sealand International Music Festival’ for thousands of people, and in 2019 was selected to be a featured artist performing his original song ‘Narcissist’ (an upcoming release) at NIDA. There’s no doubt that Jag Bentley is definitely an artist to keep a close eye on this year!
Soulful Thrilling New Kid On The Block Timothy Wolf releases Debut Single
Introspective soulful blues with a hint of ‘I’m ready to boogie’, Timothy Wolf is the thrilling new kid on the block sharing his extraordinary debut single In Your Arms Again, an alluring ode to long term love. Following an enormous debut sell out show at The Night Cat Fitzroy last month, Timothy Wolf and his boisterous nine-piece band The Howlers are set to step it up with their single launch show at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on May 6, with support from Guthrie.
Recorded in the tropical hinterland of Byron Bay at Bernard Fanning and Nick DiDia’s famed La Cueva Studios, produced and mixed by Dan Frizza (The Waifs, Gurumul, Ash Grunwald) and mastered by Michael Lynch (John Butler Trio), In Your Arms Again perfectly blends blues and soul, and immediately asserts that old-soul Timothy Wolf has indeed arrived. This is the song we didn’t know we needed from this hugely exciting new artist. In Your Arms Again is buoyed by gentle and restrained horns, and coupled with smooth electric guitar and moving keys that perfectly complement that stunning Timothy Wolf vocal, a falsetto on display that would make Al Green swoon.
Speaking on the recording at La Cueva, the singer songwriter says, “It was such a special time away. We didn’t know we were within the eye of the Covid 19 hurricane or that we’d head straight back into a gruelling stage 4 Melbourne lockdown. Timing came together for us perfectly as we were gifted the opportunity to hide away in the Byron Bay Hinterland, connect as the musical family we’d always seen the potential for and bring these songs to life.”
Growing up listening to 50s soul and rockabilly and as a kid learning songs in his bedroom by Otis Redding, Johnny Cash and Etta James, Timothy Wolf explains, “It inspires me that they came from a time where they literally founded and defined the rules of balladry and songwriting. I think ‘In Your Arms Again’ is pretty true to some of these classic influences whilst lending itself to a contemporary soundscape. I’ve been quite ambitious pushing the boundaries yet trying to serve this song with the influences it deserves whilst also incorporating the sound and identity myself and The Howlers have to offer.” He further insights, “The song comes from a dreamy, old soul, rosy-eyed state. I’m lucky enough for all of my grandparents to have had 50+ year marriages. This song highlights the commitment relationships like this take whilst also drawing from within my own rosy-eyed beginnings. There’s also a chance it might have come from one of the weddings I’ve played trying to support my original project.”
Filmed by Shoelace Creative (Didirri, Kim Churchill, Hollow Coves), the video for In Your Arms Again follows Timothy Wolf + The Howlers at their sold out debut show at The Night Cat last month. Wolf explains, “It is important to me that people can get an idea of what to expect at a Timothy Wolf + The Howlers show, so we turned our debut show at The Night Cat into a film clip. It will also serve as a beautiful life cataloguing moment of our humble beginnings. Our debut show with so many of our dearest friends, playing a song written in my bedroom.”
With a stack of new music to back up this thrilling debut single, and a vibrant show that will wow and set tongues wagging, we suggest you grab your tickets, strap on your dancing shoes and stay tuned for an early look into the mischief that is Timothy Wolf + The Howlers.
Timothy Wolf + the Howlers are Tim Richardson (vocals, choral harmonies, piano, Wurlitzer, electric rhythm guitar), James Difabrizio (lead electric guitar), Jesse Richardson (trumpet), Ayden Thorne (bass and saxophone), Graham King (drums and percussion), Piper Bennett-Swinley (vocals), Jessie Singleton (vocals), Lawson Kennard (bass guitar) and Barry White (keys).
Nkechi Anele, Triple J – “Your falsetto is unworldly and your voice by itself is so f&$*ing pure – you’re a unicorn.”
No, Thank You Ella Fence For Sublime and Inspirational New Music
Ella Fence releases her new 5 Track EP, NO THANK YOU!
Released through Golden Robot Records, this wonderful collection of new music is, as always, sublime and inspirational. Ella continues to work outside the bullshit pre-existing order of the music industry and has recorded, without fear or favour, an EP that is elegant and experimental, a mix of pop electro beats and soaring cinematic vocals. Ella has tendency to do things differently and this engaging EP is no different.
“Known Better” was the single lifted from the EP, a brooding clash of drums and atmospheric synth. “More to Life”, another gem, combines Avantgarde with pure pop sensibilities and a tip of the hat to Minnie Ripperton. Also noteworthy is “Hurricane”, embracing the spirit of high-octane dance/electro grooves mixed with inspired electronica.
NO THANK YOU is beautiful example of sweet and succulent vocals blended with popish energy and soul all bundled in an unapologetically explorative, emotional and intense listening experience, from an artiste who would rather make own trail than follow a pre-ordained path.
TRACK LISTING Hurricane More to Life This Was Supposed to be my Freedom Move to Slow Known Better
Sam Marks Delivers Lush New Single ‘Tend To Yourself’
With his compelling, husky vocals and soft spot for reverb-drenched guitars, Sydney-based virtuoso Sam Marks is back with a new single ‘Tend To Yourself’, a lush indie-rock track brimming with groovy reggae influences.
His third single, following the release of well-received summertime tune ‘Eventide’ last November, ‘Tend To Yourself’ sees Marks bring a new depth to his music, adding a flavoursome reggae twist to his familiar blend of upbeat indie-rock.
A rich single charged with soaring guitars and a contagious beat that accentuates Marks’ powerful vocals, ‘Tend To Yourself’ surges with unbridled energy in the song’s second half with a razor-sharp overdriven guitar riff and solo, bringing an exhilarating edge to the track. Like a cooling breeze on a warm day, ‘Tend To Yourself’ is a breath of fresh air, further showcasing Marks’ vocal prowess and willingness to explore multiple influences within his music.
Known for invoking feelings of nostalgia through his music, Marks wrote ‘Tend To Yourself’ whilst reflecting on his time during COVID-19, aiming to remind people about the importance of self-care, stating:
“The title says it all. Tend To Yourself. However that may be. Ironically, this is something I’m not very good at – switching off and relaxing. During covid I was forced to have some down time, as most people were. I learnt about how important it can be.”
No stranger to the Australian music scene, Sam Marks studied classical composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has played in multiple rock bands during the past decade. Since starting his own venture in September with his solo debut single ‘Ellie Mae’, Marks continues to solidify his standing as a respected solo artist with his uniquely crafted brand of nostalgic indie-rock.
Marks’ previous releases have seen support from Triple J Unearthed, Aus Music Scene, The AU Review, AAA Backstage and more.
LT Shares Slice Of Dream Indie Pop With New Single
Three times Queensland Music Award winner, singer songwriter LT shares her delightful new single, Hold Ya – a sugary slice of heartening dream pop. The track is accompanied by a charming Chelsey Johnston video that perfectly captures some lovely moments of connection between people.
Soaked in nostalgia, Hold Yais clever indie pop that showcases LT at her best. Littered with triumphant brass notes and uplifting guitar, the track is buoyed by LT’s dreamy voice with that refreshing Aussie pronounciation she’s known for. “Hold Yawas written during a pretty turbulent time,” explains LT, “It’s a story about two people in love, however through the struggles they’ve endured they begin to drift apart. Neither of them want to leave, but both of them are desperately seeking reassurance that the other wants them to in fact stay and it turns out they both do.” Listen to Hold Ya
Already notching up some impressive acclaim pre-release, Hold Yaplaced LT as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the Queensland Music Awards (Blues & Roots category). And LT’s last single Overthinker was part of the Slow Down Songs campaign last month, she’s one of ten Queensland acts (including Jungle Giants, Tijuana Cartel and more) who have donated their tunes to a Spotify campaign addressing road safety outside schools, alerting drivers when they are five kilometres from a school zone. The Slow Down Songs campaign on behalf of the Australian Road Safety Foundation sees Spotify insert the songs, edited to include the safety message, into the personalised playlists of its Queensland premium users.
Filmed and edited by emerging filmmaker and fellow Cairns local, Chelsey Johnston, with visual effects and animation by Annie Murray from Bigger Picture Animation, LT insights, “Chelsey had the beautiful idea of capturing moments of connection between people. Mothers and daughters, best friends and lovers all connecting in different ways. She messed around with the speed of the track during the filming process, which really signified to me the changes of pace we all experience in any relationship. Relationships change, move, disappear and reinvent themselves all the time and our life can be quite tough if we don’t allow them to do that. Sometimes you’ve got to try harder, and sometimes you have to let go. We chose to film at the Cairns Roller Skating Rink as it’s dear to the community and holds so many memories and stories of connection within its 1980s decor.” View Hold Ya video
The UK-born, Papua New Guinea-raised, far north Queensland resident, LT recently rebranded from Leanne Tennant. After the release of her third studio album Happiness Is…..in the troubled year of 2020, Leanne had the space and time to reflect on her career to date – and where she wanted to head in 2021. She explains, “I rarely ever get called by my full name, and I really felt that after such a complicated year it was time to simplify my life and go by the name most know me by and start 2021 with a fresh outlook. LT feels so right to me.
Thrilled to get back to performing live after the year that was, LT recently supported Bernard Fanning and has announced shows at Bearded Lady (Brisbane) on April 17, Brother Jenkins (Cairns) on April 22 and will play the Sunshine Sounds Festival (Eumundi, QLD) on May 1 and 2.
Videogames are an essential part of modern pop culture. They are much more than just a source of fun. They have become a lucrative business, but a lot of modern video games are, in a certain way, forms of art. The stories are immense, the visual design’s quality is movie-like and if we include the music, some video games truly become memorable artistic experiences. Today, we are going to talk about the latter, as we are going to give you a list of the 10 best video game soundtracks ever. We are going to be diverse in our choices, as our main goal will be to bring you the best soundtracks and not the games themselves. Enjoy!
1. Super Mario Bros.
We start off our list with a timeless classic, the famous Super Mario Bros. video game, which is even today, when the design has evolved to, for that time, incomprehensible levels, a true classic among video games. The 8-bit music is one of the most recognizable scores ever and there’s no older gamer that has not, at least once, heard this brilliant, quirky and fun melody. The legacy of Super Mario is also evident and this soundtrack is undoubtedly a piece of history.
2. Pokémon Red and Green (or Blue)
Nintendo has yet another title (or titles in this case) on our list, and they are the first twoPokémon games that appeared on the GameBoy handheld console. The legacy of the Pokémon franchise is something that needs no introduction, but along with the whole franchise, the music of the first pair of games is also something that defined a whole generation of gamers and is instantly recognizable by fans around the world. These 8-bit pieces are so memorable that they have been remastered, remixed and reworked several times, including the versions used in the Pokémon Go video game.
3. Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage
Now we move on to the PlayStation and its timeless classic – Spyro the Dragon. Spyro is likewise a franchise that has defined not just a generation of gamers, but also the whole PlayStation console, alongside Crash Bandicoot. As for the soundtrack, we have chosen the soundtrack for the second game, although each of the first three games deserves a spot on our list. Spyro 2 was a great game and it had a very innovative and magical soundtrack that perfectly fit each of its levels, and that is why we have listed it here.
4. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
We are not sure that there is a gamer that does not know about Crash Bandicoot, the quirky, yet highly entertaining titular character of a whole series of video games that certainly defined the PlayStation as a console. Like with Spyro, Crash’s legacy is undeniable and it is without a doubt one of the best and most memorable franchises in the history of video games. The soundtrack for the third game featured many recognizable and fun compositions that perfectly fit the game’s quirky nature and that is why we have decided to list it here.
5. God of War
It is difficult to find a game that has done so much for the PlayStation as God of War and its sequels. The story of the rise and fall of Kratos and the Olympian gods is one of the best stories ever written for a video game, and with the recent universe shift – as Kratos and his son explore the Norse realms – the future of the franchise is guaranteed. Although the “Greek games” had great music as well, the most recent God of War has such an amazing score that we could not avoid it.
6. Nier: Automata
Now, Yoko Taro’s original Nier game wasn’t a hit initially, but it became a cult classic. In fact, it became such a big cult classic that it received a sequel, Nier: Automata, a game that instantly became one of the best games of its generation. Taro’s deep, melancholic stories intertwined with tragic subplots have captivated fans around the world, and his characters are beloved even today. Still, one of the most important aspects of the series is Keiichi Okabe’s brilliant music, both for Nier and Automata, which has received numerous awards, as well as being credited as one of the best in history.
7. Batman: Arkham City
The Arkham series is certainly going to go down in history as the best superhero video game franchise ever, with Arkham City being, by far, the best superhero video game ever made. This series has done so much for the evolution of Batman’s character that we’d need a whole article to list everything. This is why we have opted for the soundtrack, which was absolutely great and which, we think, deserves a mention on the list.
8. Death Stranding
Another recent hit, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding doesn’t just eerily echo a darker version of our current, pandemic-stricken society, it also features one of the best stories we’ve seen in years. Along with the great design, Death Stranding is a true modern classic, whose soundtrack brilliantly complemented the game’s story and crucial moments, and that is why we are listing it here.
Thinking about Fumito Ueda’s trilogy – Ico, The Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian – we cannot ignore the fact that these truly magical stories have done a lot for the development of video game narration. All three games are true classics that need to be played, but we have opted for Ico when the music is concerned, as its simple, yet mesmerizing soundtrack is the most special among the three.
10. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Okay, this last one is a humorous one, but we have decided to congratulate the designers of Sackboy’s most recent, PlayStation 5 adventure by honoring its soundtrack on our list. The original compositions are quite befitting of the game, but the true surprises start pouring in when you see how the levels are beautifully designed to fit the songs of David Bowie, Bruno Mars, Madonna, a-ha, Frank Sinatra and others, which is why we have listed it on here.
And that’s it for today. Although there are many more brilliant soundtracks, we think that our choices are among the best. We have chosen the most memorable and most influential soundtracks, compositions that have had a larger cultural impact, as well as being recognized around the world. We do hope that you have enjoyed our list and that you are going to enjoy listening to these soundtracks. Also, don’t forget to follow us for more of the same and see you next time!
Set to kick off in Sydney On The Lawn at Royal Randwick on May 8, the massive festival will then head up to Cairns, before moving on to Sandstone Point Hotel Bribie Island, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Darwin Amphitheatre, Gosford Entertainment Grounds, Stuart Park Wollongong, Red Hill Auditorium in Perth and will wrap in Victoria on November 27.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday March 24 at 10am local time.
Thrilled to be on the bill, You Am I’s Tim Roger’s explains, “It’s kinda unavoidable that nostalgia surrounds these shows, but the past year I’ve heard new music from most of our friends here that is as vital and visceral as any they’ve done in the past, which makes these potential shows all the more thrilling.”Not one to mince words, Rogers goes on to offer some solid tips for punters, ordering,“Dress up, turn up, muck up!”
Stoked at the opportunity to get the band back together after what was a long 2020 for everyone the world over, Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson says, “I’m terribly excited to be playin’ with Grinspoon at Spring Loaded. Since FireFight we have barely stepped onto stage, let alone seen each other.”
The man who masterminded this bodacious opportunity for us all to relive our youth and celebrate the return of live music, Empire’s Marc Christowski says, “Having been at various Big Day Outs and Homebakes over the years, it is a massive buzz for us to produce Spring Loaded. Bringing together such an amazing lineup that will go to every corner of the country, flying the flag of indie rock is a dream come true.”
Covering all bases, the festival will be bustling with craft beer and an enviable collection of the locale’s cherry-picked food trucks. Spring Loaded is a fully licensed 18+ event, strictly no BYO food or alcohol. The shows are outdoor concerts and will go ahead rain, hail or shine. No tables, tents, sun shelters or umbrellas are permitted, punters are urged to bring ponchos/raincoats and gumboots if rain is forecast. Picnic rugs and low camp chairs are permitted, as are sealed bottles of water, and there will be water refill stations. And this killer event will be taken indoors to Adelaide – expect all the festival vibes with no weather issues.
After an unprecedented write off for live music in 2020, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the return of the festival and the greatest era of the indie alt rock scene in Australia, and come and relive the soundtrack of your youth live at Spring Loaded in 2021.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday March 24 at 10am local time, with a presale offered to Telstra customers from Thursday March 18 at 10am local time to Sunday March 21 at 10pm AEDT. There will be a My Ticketek and Oztix presale from Monday March 22 at 10am local time. VIP tickets will be available for the Just Ace Place VIP Bar offering a premium viewing area, exclusive VIP entry, private bar and food area.
The Spring Loaded festival dates will be held with a commitment to a COVID Safe environment. Festival organisers will work closely with and comply with all requirements of the public health authorities in respect of these shows. If any shows are required to be postponed, a postponement date will be announced and punters will be eligible for a full refund if they are unable to make the new date.
Ultimate Aussie ALT Rock Festival SPRING LOADED SPRING LOADED DATES
SAT 8 MAY | ON THE LAWN AT ROYAL RANDWICK, SYDNEY | NSW | 18+ Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets Tickets available fromwww.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 12 JUN | CAIRNS SHOWGROUNDS | QLD | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets Tickets available fromwww.oztix.com.au| 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 19 JUN | SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND | QLD | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets Tickets available fromwww.oztix.com.au| 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 26 JUN | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE | SA | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
FRI 23 JUL | DARWIN AMPHITHEATRE | NT | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
SAT 16 OCT | GOSFORD ENTERTAINMENT GROUNDS | NSW | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
SAT 23 OCT | STUART PARK, WOLLONGONG | NSW | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au| 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets Tickets available fromwww.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 30 OCT | RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH | WA | 18+ Tickets available fromwww.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849 | All Moshtix Outlets Tickets available fromwww.ticketek.com.au| 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
It’s Only The Beginning For Singing Sensation, Harlow
Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist
“Once You Get The Music Bug, You Never Get It Out Of Your System.”
It’s Only The Beginning For Singing Sensation, Harlow
On one of my very first trips to Nashville at age 14, a much older and seasoned musician looked at me with sympathetic eyes and said, “Once you get bit by the music bug, you never get it out of your system”, and he was absolutely right.
For me, getting into music was simultaneously the most natural and yet abnormal thing I’ve ever done. That “music bug” was in me from day 1 but I don’t come from a musical family so I had to do a lot of convincing to get my parents to take me seriously at first. It only took a few times of being kicked off the soccer fields for singing and day-dreaming for them to see that their “little athlete” might actually be an entertainer instead. They finally got the picture a few years later and have been on board ever since!
Because I had to work so hard just to get the chance to start pursuing my dreams I have a huge appreciation for getting to do what I do. After nearly 10 years of visiting Nashville (and living there for 4 of those) I finally found what I was looking for the whole time: myself. There was lots of trial and error but all of it led me to where I am at now. So to anyone wanting to get into this industry I can honestly say just stay the course and stick with it! I’ve had so many doors open because of the power of the internet and apps like TikTok, where I have gained close to 70k followers. You can see how listeners are really gaining the power to choose who pop’s off and who doesn’t. We, as music consumers, have a lot more say than we’ve ever had before so there’s never been a better time to go for it!
Now, I am overjoyed to be releasing music and it is only the beginning! Releasing my first single “Haunted Houses” in October last year was actually so terrifying but so liberating. The song is a light-hearted and lyrically clever take on dealing with your inner demons and realizing that sometimes the biggest obstacle you have is yourself. I knew I wanted to write a song about mental health but I didn’t want it to perpetuate the sadness. I wanted it to be more playful and upbeat so that it makes you feel better! Seeing this song gain traction on radio stations this year has been really cool especially since I am still an independent artist. It can be really hard to break through FM radio but I have a handful of FM stations that are now playing “Haunted Houses” in their rotation and seeing it win multiple fan voted contests has also been such a highlight for me!
My latest single “Dirty Mouth” is relatable for anyone on dating nowadays as it addresses the issues of commitment and catching feelings which often feels so taboo in today’s dating culture. This song is basically me making fun of myself for promising to not get involved with anyone and then immediately finding myself getting attached to someone new. Vocally this song is so much fun to play with and really hits the perfect combination of soulful and spunky. Lyrically, it feels really confessional which is definitely a format I intend to keep using in my songwriting.
One more single is on the way, set to release in early April 2021, and I am eager to keep writing and growing. This is a very exciting time for me and there has been such an outpouring of support that I am eternally grateful for!
Casey Barnes Australian Tour with New Single and Video
Australian country megastar Casey Barnes has today released his energetic new single Come Turn Me On, a track that reminds us that there’s nothing better than coming home to the one you love. Casey has also announced a dynamic, thrilling, neon-soaked video to accompany the track. To celebrate Come Turn Me On, he’ll be hitting the road, kicking off in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival (Today) on March 7, then moving through Prince Bandroom Melbourne, Mathinna (Tas), Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Gippsland Country Music Festival, Toowoomba, the Gympie Music Muster on August 26 and 27 and wrapping up at Savannah In The Round (Mareeba, QLD) on October 1.
With a bunch of chart-topping singles (and albums) already under his belt, Casey Barnes is headed straight to the top again with Come Turn Me On. Evocative of country/pop crossover masters Dan + Shay and Keith Urban, Come Turn Me On is a firecracker of a single, comfortably at home on both country and pop radio and playlists. Written by Casey and Nashville-based songwriting duo Brown + Gray (who also co-wrote Casey’s number one singles Sparks Fly and We’re Good Together) and produced by production duo MSquared in Australia, a pounding beat and hooky guitars characterise this enticing track. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Casey explains, “I’d like to think that we’re trying to shape our own unique sound at the moment. I don’t really want to sound like anyone else…. With this single, it has that blend of modern country meets commercial pop which I’ve really connected with over the last few years. The song is about a guy who’s basically travelled around the world, seen his fair share of girls but nothing compares to coming home to the one he loves.”
The video for Come Turn Me On is a full-on production – shot as though all in one take, the clip takes the viewer through a nighttime hotspot filled with neon lights and dark, alluring bars, with clever choreography and fun piece-to-camera moments. Reflecting on the process of making the video, Casey says “We’ve gone all out with this video and I think it’s easily the most expensive clip I’ve shot to date – but we wanted to make sure this one was pretty special. My wife Michelle is a creative genius and the whole concept for this video has been her baby. Colin Jeffs from Ten of Swords Media has brought it to life. We found this incredible venue in Brisbane called Smoked Garage which is a multi-level event space where each floor has a completely different look to it, so it was the perfect place to shoot. The concept is that it’s one big party and everything has been made to look like it was shot in one take within the venue, culminating in a big high energy finale out in the side street at the end.”
Despite the global pandemic setback, 2020 was an epic year for Casey Barnes, seeing him nominated for ARIA’s Country Album Of The Year with his ARIA #1 Australian Country Album, Town Of A Million Dreams. And 2021 is set to be even bigger with Casey already lapping up four Golden Guitar nominations (2021 Toyota Album of the Year, Contemporary Country Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year), as he prepares to take his high octane live show around Australia to celebrate Come Turn Me On. Fans can expect to see the country luminary’s consistently impressive vitality and killer performance chops on full display, with a massive set including all of his chart-topping hits. Casey says, “I can’t wait to add Come Turn Me On into the set for all our upcoming shows! We’ve actually created a brand new live show for 2021, and it’s great to finally see some major festivals and events coming back after the pandemic, which we’re thrilled to be playing at in the weeks and months to come.”
Adelaide music promoter and historian Victor Marshall has been heralded as the ‘Indiana Jones’ of Australian Music after uncovering the ‘holy grail’ of lost recordings, Hamish Henry’s vault of now historical Australian recordings, including lost Fraternity tracks featuring AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott. Marshall has worked alongside the surviving members of Fraternity and their manager Hamish Henry to put together the band’s remastered complete recordings. Fraternity’s original albums (Livestock and Flaming Galah) and singles have been remastered from Hamish Henry’s original tapes along with an entire album of new unheard songs featuring the then future lead singer of AC/DC, Bon Scott. The new album is called ‘Second Chance’, named after its title track.
The box set was released by Cherry Red Records world wide on Friday January 22nd 2021. Space Lab 9 will also be releasing each album in a special edition limited double vinyl later in 2021.
Victor Marshall made the amazing discovery of lost recordings whilst conducting interviews for the upcoming Fraternity biography that he has written. Tracking down each surviving band member and their entourage from their days in Fraternity, Marshall was able to forensically write the band’s story using the band’s own accounts and perspectives. The Fraternity book will be published by Brolga Publishing. The book and the CD boxset will be launched at a 50th Anniversary celebration of Fraternity on Thursday March 18th at Thebarton Theatre. (More info below)
Victor Marshall: “It has been a dream come true to work with one of Australia’s most important pioneering pub rock bands. This project could not have been possible without the generosity of the band (Bruce Howe, John Freeman, John Bisset, Sam See, Mauri Berg, Uncle John Eyers & Tony Buettel) and the band’s original manager Hamish Henry. I hope that all the members of Fraternity will finally receive the recognition they deserve and have their real story told.”
Hamish Henry ran the majority of Adelaide’s venues and bands in the late 60’s and early 70’s from his offices on Le Fevre Terrace, Adelaide. Hamish and his businesses including Grape Organisation, Music Power and Caine Promotions ran top venues such as Headquarters Central (95 Grote Street), North (The Octogon Theatre Elizabeth), West, Snoopy’s, The Scene, St Claire and Summer Sound Off (Memorial Drive). Hamish brought international acts to Adelaide promoting the likes of 1910 Fruitgum Co., Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, Free and Manfred Mann. Eventually Hamish funded and organised the 1971 Myponga Music Festival in which he had Black Sabbath headline with Fraternity and Billy Thorpe. Hamish went on to fund and organise the Meadows Technicolour Fair in 1972. He also managed other Adelaide bands such as Lotus, War Machine, Nostra Damus and Headband. Amongst Hamish’s other activities at this time included successfully running the North Adelaide Galleries.
After leaving Adelaide and moving Fraternity to England, Hamish went on to manage international acts including The Pink Fairies, Focus and Charles Aznavour.
Fraternity quickly rose to prominence after forming in 1970 and became Hamish’s premier headlining band. Led by Bassist Bruce Howe, a hard taskmaster, alongside seasoned guitarist Mick Jurd, the group was known for the quality of their performances and their original material. Other members included the master of the drawbars on the Hammond Organ John Bisset, the best right foot in the business John Freeman on drums, the elusive harmonica extraordinaire Uncle John Eyers, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sam See and of course Bon Scott.
Some of the band’s great achievements were: Winning the 1971 Hoadley’s Battle Of The Sounds (defeating Sherbet and Jeff St John) Representing the Country Arts Council on the then largest regional tour of SA Performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Festival of Arts The first Australian rock band to have a devoted national prime time TV special Performing with bands such as Black Sabbath, Status Quo, Free and Manfred Mann
A 50th Anniversary celebration will be held at Thebarton Theatre On Thursday 18th March. Fraternity will be celebrated along with Hamish Henry’s 1971 Myponga Music Festival.
Fraternity – 50th Anniversary Celebration Thursday 18th March 2021
50 years ago Adelaide was home to Australia’s no.1 rock band, FRATERNITY
To celebrate Fraternity’s 50th Anniversary, Fraternity’s entire back catalogue has been remastered from Hamish Henry’s original tapes, including a third never before heard album of unreleased songs titled ‘Second Chance’. The Fraternity boxset is complemented with 18,000 word liner notes prepared by Victor Marshall. The band’s official biography written by Victor Marshall is also being launched at this event.
Another of Fraternity’s achievements was performing at the 1971 Myponga Music Festival which was organised by their manager Hamish Henry and the Grape Organisation. A once in a lifetime event will be held at Thebarton Theatre including original 1971 Myponga Music Festival bands such as Mike Rudd’s Spectrum, Matt Taylor’s Chain, Doug Parkinson and more to be announced!
An endless night of hits such as “Seasons of Change”, “I’ll Be Gone”, “I Remember When I Was Young”, “Dear Prudence” and many more!
A special band featuring Vince Contarino (Zep Boys) out front has been assembled to perform Fraternity’s songs live for the first time in almost 50 years. Hamish Henry’s lost Myponga 1971 footage will premiere on the night along with lost photos and footage of Fraternity.
Fraternity will forever be associated with their lead singer, Bon Scott, who would later join AC/DC and enjoy worldwide fame. Bruce Howe, Mick Jurd, John Freeman, John Bisset, Sam See, Uncle John Eyers and Tony Buettel have all left their mark on Australian music and this night is in celebration of their work.
Established In 1969 by Hamish Henry, the Grape Organisation managed many of Australia’s greatest bands and venues. Based in Le Fevre Terrace, Adelaide the offices of Grape were a hub for Adelaide’s musos, writers and artists. Grape and Caine promotions were a thriving and dynamic group of talented people who went onto to become great contributors to the Australian music scene and help cement Adelaide as the centre of creative music in the late 60s and early 70s.
Amongst Grape’s many artists, Headband, Lotus, Nostra Damus and Fraternity were the main attraction. Fraternity gained the title of Australia’s greatest band in 1971 after winning the Hoadley’s Battle Of The Sounds.
In 1971 Hamish Henry and his music companies including Music Power went on to organise and promote the Myponga Music Festival, which saw Black Sabbath headline and Daddy Cool steal the show. Grape also ran the popular ‘Headquarters’ in Adelaide plus a number other iconic musical venues along with organising and running multiple promotions and concerts featuring amongst others Deep Purple, Free and Manfred Mann at Apollo Stadium and nearly all of Australia’s top acts of the time.
Today The Grape Organisation with its new General Manager Victor Marshall continues to promote the interests of Australian bands and its own label. Grape will continue with its tradition of releasing great Australian music and continuing to promote high quality concerts and special events.
Suicide First Aid training for rock bottom music industry
Hundreds of musicians are to be offered free suicide first aid training, as part of ongoing support for the beleaguered industry – which has hit rock bottom during COVID-19.
Leading mental health music charity Listen Up Music has partnered with suicide prevention agency LivingWorks Australia and are set to roll out 200 online skills training courses over the coming months.
The move recognises the impact COVID-19 has had on music industry professionals, one of the first workforces to be hit by initial and ongoing pandemic restrictions to live performances.
Only last month, a report said that up to 50% of people working in music were set to leave due in the dire financial situation imposed by COVID-19.
“Musicians are continuing to struggle both physically and financially as the pandemic ramifications continue to put pressure on the beleaguered industry,” said Listen Up Music CEO, Ali Taylor.
“Thankfully, we are starting to see a relaxing of restrictions and, whilst we do not want to be alarming, we also want musicians to keep well and to be able to support each other as a community.
“That is why we have teamed up with LivingWorks Australia, who have kindly provided 200 free START licenses for us to provide to the community.
“The online training will ensure that music industry professionals can have the confidence and ability to reach into fellow professionals when they are vulnerable and may be thinking of suicide or other psychological distressing issues,” he said.
Much like CPR, START online provides the skills to spot the signs of suicide, directly ask the question if someone is thinking of suicide, keep them safe, and referring to an appropriate service.
However, if the person is not thinking of suicide, it also ensures a compassionate conversation has started and an opportunity to refer to other services, such as drug and alcohol, relationship, financial, or mental health related.
LivingWorks CEO Shayne Connell said: “The impacts of COVID-19 have left many of us feeling unsettled, uncertain and lonely, particularly those who have been living through restrictions, and musicians appear to be one of the most impacted workforces.
“Whilst these are associated risk factors for suicide, there is no current evidence that during this pandemic that there has been increasing suicide rates, including Australia, other than data from Japan early 2021 among young people.
“However, there is no room for complacency as we know from the research from traumatic events, such as natural disasters, it’s in the post-event period where we typically see the potential for an increase in suicidality.
“Hence the move to increase prevention efforts now and providing training as part of early intervention strategies, includes equipping communities with the skills to act on their gut feelings that close colleagues, friends, or relatives, may need immediate support.
“This suicide first aid training is a way for musicians to do something practical to support vulnerable colleagues, keep them safe and connect them to care early.
“We know asking someone about suicide is a conversation that can change a life and we need to complement essential conversation skills with building community capacity for suicide first aid” he added.
$10k donation towards work to support bushfire affected music communities
Through its music-focused events and education, Listen Up Music’s vision is to empower every music industry professional to develop and maintain positive mental health. They run events and services that build community, facilitate storytelling and promote positive mental health.
With that in mind, LivingWorks has also donated $10,000 towards work to support bushfire affected communities, linking up with Project Regeneration.
“We are still working through the details, but we aim to set up songwriting workshops and performances in three bushfire affected locations,” said Mr Taylor.
“It will team up local musicians with regional performers and will help use music to contextualise the traumatic events and help bring communities together via performances in the bushfire areas.”
Project Regeneration is funded through the money raising efforts of Magda Szubanski and Will Connelly, using PTSD art-health therapy in bushfire affected communities led by University of Canberra, with support of LivingWorks and The Phoenix Centre.
‘Ray of Hope’ is a simple, yet inspirational ballad of keeping hope in dark times and how your friends can help you through.
Sung by Tessa Libreri with music by Thomas Libreri, (the award-winning Australian husband and wife duo known as Destiny Band Oz) with lyrics by fellow artist and friend, Chris Lee, from Virginia USA. Drums by Darryn Farrugia; guitar and bass by Thomas Libreri; piano by Ron Armstrong and sound production by Chris Gale.
Destiny Band Oz has achieved numerous number #1, top #5 and top #10 Australian and International chart hits and won multiple major Australian and International awards since their first release in 2017.
Their latest July single, ‘Slice of Heaven‘ has been charting for over 14 weeks now, reaching #4 in Australia nd top10 on several local and international charts. Their latest award in August 2020 was the 2020 International Singer-Songwriter Association ‘International Entertainer of the Year’ which follows Destiny Band Oz also winning the‘2019 ISSA International Band of the Year’
Other notable Destiny Band Oz awards include:
*2019 Independent Country Music Awards Most Popular Country Duo
*2019 Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia Top 10 Album (for their ‘Changes’ album)
*2019 Gold Medallion Media Award Collaboration of the Year (Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis duet)
*2019 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards National Country Artist of the Year
*2018 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards National Country Band of the Year
*2018 Gold Medallion Media Award Duo or Group of the Year
*2017 Overall #1 song for 2017 on the Official Tasmanian chart
*2018-2019 x 4 Australian Songwriter Association song award placings
*2018-2020 – Numerous international song and artist awards
Destiny Band Oz’s original songs have strong family and personal influences
and are a blend of country, rock and soul style music. They have so farrecorded 3 albums: ‘Changes’, ‘Makin Music’ and ‘Take Me Back in Time’
And 2 EPs: ‘From the Heart’ and ‘Special Songs’ – with more new music on the way!
Destiny Band Oz’s music is available for digital download or streaming
from all major online stores (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc.)
Hard copy CDs via mail order through their website:
The Love Of Music Brings Together The Ghosts Of Liberty
Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist
THE GHOSTS OF LIBERTY
“Through many of life’s challenges, they maintain a deep and abiding appreciation for the ways that love and music can truly overcome any obstacle.”
The Love Of Music Brings Together The Ghosts Of Liberty
The Ghosts of Liberty comprises husband and wife duo Emma & Tyler Millard. To fully understand their story, we should start from the beginning.
When Emma knocked on Tyler’s door for that first co-writing session one evening in May of 2014, all they really knew (aside from their mutual contact, Tyler’s brother Mark, who had suggested the meeting) was that they both had a passion for creating music.
Emma didn’t know until later that day that Tyler couldn’t see her; he had slowly been going blind from a degenerative retinal disease that the doctors discovered when he was 21. Tyler didn’t know that Emma had battled depression and anxiety throughout her life since childhood. Neither knew that one day the unique experience of carrying these invisible burdens, along with their shared passion for music, would forge the strongest of friendships, and ultimately lead them to the altar four years later.
Tyler picked up a guitar the same year he learned he was losing his vision. He began writing, playing and singing as much as possible, endeavouring to carve a different path for himself. Emma, a native Texan, was a classically trained singer, having performed in many genres and on many different stages since she was young, from dancing and singing in musicals to fronting an alt-pop band. Tyler and Emma quit their jobs as math teacher and executive assistant, respectively, and by 2015 were fixtures in the greater Greensboro, North Carolina music scene.
Their first EP “Daddy’s Daughter” named after the July 2020 single, comes as a breath of fresh air for anyone who craves the heart and thoughtfulness of folk music, with the modern polish of mainstream country and pop. From their writing style to their stage presence, Ty’s steady and cool nature balances Em’s gutsy emotionality, and together they are a musical force.
Through many of life’s challenges, they maintain a deep and abiding appreciation for the ways that love and music can truly overcome any obstacle. This message is the overriding theme of their work.
Two out of the three singles from theirifall 2020 EP have been released- look for the final single coming late this October.
Distinctive Edgy Alternative Pop Music from Haddix
Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist
“if you can’t move to it or feel something internally while listening – it just doesn’t feel authentic.”
Distinctive Edgy Alternative Pop Music from Haddix
The release of my first single is a nothing less than a huge milestone in my life and career.
Crash and Burn is a sexy and edgy alternative pop anthem that is all about confidence and power. I know we can all think of a situation where we have been approached by someone whose presence isn’t wanted – I’ve been there – I get you!
When this song was written we wanted to embody the strength of someone who is just out for a good night with friends with no intentions on meeting or going home with someone! It’s a song that not only makes for awesome club music, but also inspires and pumps up people’s independent confidence. Finally being able to share my music with the world on all platforms has really brought my dreams to life – and I am so excited to share all the amazing songs that I have been working on for the past few years.
My music tends to have a dark alternative pop vibe that I definitely think was inspired for my love of Contemporary dance and art – as a dancer and studio owner I always felt that music had to make people feel something. Whether it’s a hard hitting sexy pop song or a heartfelt vulnerable ballad – if you can’t move to it or feel something internally while listening – it just doesn’t feel authentic.
I started working in Nashville about two years ago, and fell in love with the city that seems to never sleep when it comes to music.
Being from Toronto, Nashville felt like a huge change in atmosphere! I was always so inspired by my surroundings and couldn’t wait to return for the next music trip. I am so grateful to work with my team, and have had the pleasure of working with Grammy nominated song writers and producers who have inspired me and made my EP killer!
I know this is just the beginning for my music – there are so many more songs to share! I hope my music gives my listeners a glimpse into my mind, but also speaks their truths too. No matter where my music takes me, I plan on making my mark in this world and putting on one hell of a show!
Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet
Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet
“The Buddha was once supposed to have said, ‘the trouble is you think you have time,” says chart-topping Canadian musician, Ed Roman. He describes his latest single, “Tomorrow Is Today” (MTS Records) as “the reflection of ‘act now’ in the living moment. Carpe Diem. Seize The Day!”
On Friday, September 4th, 2020, the award-winning singer-songwriter does just that, releasing the follow up to his #1 iTunes South Africa single, “Stronger.”
“Tomorrow Is Today” is being hailed by critics as Roman’s finest hour: “Ed has made possibly one of his best singles, if not his best..’Tomorrow Is Today’ finds Ed reaching new heights, exploring new territory, and as a result, producing one of the year’s best rock-based singles.” – Jamsphere
Produced by Michael Jack and Ed Roman, “Tomorrow Is Today” is from Ed’s forthcoming album, ARecipe For Perpetual Spring.
“We have come to rely too heavily on the system not only for our protection but our moral direction and social salvation,” says Ed. “What we don’t realize, is that we are the system…Each one of us, in our own individual beauty and jagged complexity. What I have come to understand, after 50 years of spinning around this star, is the things we create in our living environment every day are the most important of all. They are the things that promote mental and emotional stamina. They have tenure and longevity in your living experience.”
He continues, “The most important thing is we act every day on our thoughts and our feelings. Struggle and learn from the creative process of failure. Spend less of your time with your head in your hand, phone in your face, and look forward to the horizon where every day new opportunity lies in wait. Your opportunity is already here.. there’s no point in waiting for tomorrow.. The planet is gonna keep on spinning whether were here or not.”
ABOUT ED ROMAN: Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is an Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, an International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. He is also a #1 iTunes charting artist.
Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet