Indie Artist

Award-winning alternative pop artist and songwriter She Nova, shares yet another side of her musicianship with an intimate album “for the weirdos”, releasing first single “Neon Tears” on January 15th.


Her fans, named the ‘Weirdo Crew’, who watch the outgoing performers’ live streams on the platform Twitch, requested the singer release the “#mushifying” piano and vocal arrangements of her songs to the world.


The multi-instrumentalist has notably collaborated with Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas writer/producer Printz Board, performed on Fox Original Series “GLEE”, and was music director/keyboardist/singer for Atlantic Records artist Alexander Cardinale known for his song “Simple Things” featuring Christina Perri. Summer 2019,

She Nova won “Best Pop Video” at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival for her self-made music video “ADHDAF”, where she depicts the ups and downs of having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), through contrasting a dark, muted palette with colorful, child-like “play” scenes.

She Nova is on her debut world tour the “Weirdo Crew Tour”, performing her gutsy, passionate one-women show with a variety of instruments, vocal harmonies and looping elements, creating one-of-a-kind performances each night. US dates for Spring 2020 have been announced.



01/25 Phoenix, CA
01/30 Orange, CA
02/02 Paso Robles, CA
02/07 Monterey, CA
02/16 Lake Stevens, WA
02/20 Seattle, WA
02/21 Seattle, WA
02/22 Portland, OR
03/10 Fort Worth, TX
03/11 Dallas, TX
03/13 Dallas, TX
03/28 Fargo, ND
04/02 Fargo, ND
04/08 Atlanta, GA
04/09 Atlanta, GA


She Nova’s debut single “She Weirdo” is an anthem to all the outcasts and dreamers who write their own identity. It’s a song that plays to the inner weirdo inside all of us… that voice in our heads that blurts crazy ideas that most say are weird or impossible. Listening to this voice was She Nova’s way of coping with a racing ADHD and dyslexic mind that refused to fit the norm. At a young age, she learned she could channel her seemingly random and up-side-down thoughts and feelings to create songs. She Nova aspires to be a role model for self awareness and mental health, helping others find the confidence to be uniquely themselves and find the superpower beneath their challenges. Here’s to the kids with fire in their bellies who chase wild dreams and march to their own beat, no matter who calls them weirdo along the way.





She Nova, Winner of Best Pop Video Kicks Off World Tour and Album

Melodic Rock Fest Melbourne March 2020







Melbourne Theatre Melodic Rock Fest LogoThe music of the 1980s and 1990s will go down in history for its unbridled love of rock and its almost unashamed glam rock look that involved men wearing makeup and hairstyles that defied logic.


It is a period of music that, despite initial scepticism, flourished and turned into a worldwide phenomenon with new fashion cultures spreading as rapidly as the music itself.


It was a time where image held just as much importance as the music and a time that revolutionised the world of music and ushered in legions of imitators and pretenders that continues unabated today.


The music then was almost a guilty pleasure, but if you looked beyond the glam and make up the quality of musicianship was – and still is – second to none.


Melodic Rock Fest 2020 promises to turn the clock back to the final two decades of the Millenium, rolling out the best bands and artists of that period and unleashing them back into a musical climate that is vastly different to when they played their first chords in anger.

Headlining MelodicRock Fest 2020 will be Firehouse, with support from some of the biggest names to grace melodic rock, with FM, Eclipse, Enuff Z Nuff, Crazy Lixx, Ron Keel, XYZ, Janet Gardner, Paul Laine, Tony Harnell (TNT) and Kip Winger rounding out the international contingent.

With a strong emphasis on local talent, MelodicRock Fest will also feature Midnite City, White Widdow, BB Steal, Serpentine Sky, The Radio Sun, Teargas, Ragdoll, Madman’s Lullaby, Cassidy Paris, Saint Scarlett, Terramaze, KVLTS of Vice and Dangerous Curves.

Held over March 6, 7 and 8 at The National Theatre, Melbourne, Melodic Rock Fest 2020 is taking you back to the days when music was more than just a background distraction. The fact that so many of the bands who dominated that period are still touring and performing today is testament to the enduring nature of rock. Music transcends age barriers and will continue to prosper long into the next generation.

Yesterday’s heroes remain today’s pacesetters, with the greatest line up of melodic rock ever seen in this country only fuelling this belief.

Join the rock revolution and relive the moments that will remain an integral part of music for many years to come.


Motor Ace Playing Bushfire Benefit Australia Day







Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years


After making their highly anticipated return to the stage in 2018, beloved Aussie band Motor Ace are hitting the road for a run of summer shows, kicking off next week at 48 Watts in Newcastle on January 25, before heading to play Festivale in Launceston on January 31, Coopers Ale House in Adelaide on February 21, and finishing up playing in Dunsborough (WA) on February 22.  They will also be jumping on stage and doing what they do best to help Aussies in need, playing a bushfire benefit show on-ground in Sale, East Gippsland on Australia Day.
We all loved getting the band back together and had a really great time on the road last year, so when we were asked to do a few more shows, we were excited to take them on.  It was such fun to get out and play and we’re soo humbled that our fans haven’t forgotten us!” says drummer Damian Costin.
Passionate about helping those caught up in the bushfires that ravaged East Gippsland on new year’s eve, Motor Ace are keen to do all they can, Costin enthuses, “Words won’t fix anything right now.  Action is required, and getting down into the Gippsland area to do a benefit show is important to us.  So all ticket sales will be passed on in cash form, straight to those in the area that need it most.  There’ll be auctions, the hat is getting passed around and we are having a bbq to bring some slight relief to the area.  We’re hoping to get Melburnians along to spend some money in the community as well, donations are great, but actually getting in your car and heading down to eat, stay and be there is massively important right now too.”
With a rich musical history spanning over twenty years, Motor Ace’s debut album Five Star Laundry went gold within the first month of going on sale in Australia. After that massive feat, the band spent many months on the road touring and making music, with massive supports slots alongside Foo FightersOasis and Blink-182.  You couldn’t turn on the radio without coming across Motor Ace; and as sold out shows became the norm, their tracks became a mainstay on the ARIA charts.  Their timely sophomore album Shoot This was released in 2002 to abundant critical acclaim.  It spawned lead single Carry On that held the coveted #1 most played song on Australian airwaves for 8 weeks in a row, and Shoot This, debuting at #1 on the charts and achieving gold sales on release.  
Can we expect to hear a new Motor Ace tune any time soon? “Patch and Dave have been writing new music and we had a session in the studio late last year, the expectations are high, so we can’t drop anything until it’s really right.  The magic was there and that’s what is important to us, to find the magic,” beams CostinAnd quality takes time, and time is something we don’t have a lot of.  But I can confirm what we have been working on sounds fucking brilliant, better than anything that currently exists in this solar system.  The new tunes are like a universe of rainbows and magical musical notes sprinkled with pools of baby dolphins and fluffy pink sun lounges with a cocktail bar in your ear!
Motor Ace is Patrick Robertson (vocals, guitar), Dave Ong (guitar), Damo Costin (drums) and Matt Balfe (bass).
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Motor Ace Playing Bushfire Benefit Australia Day

Bushfire Bootcamp Appeal This Weekend Australia Wide 

DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Daray Featured On Drummers From Hell’s Drum Cam Compilation







Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years

DrummerDrummers From Hell have posted online their ‘Drum Cam Compilation 2019’, featured also DIMMU BORGIR extraordinary drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski, performing ‘The Chosen Legacy’ at Rockstadt Festival-Romania 2019.

Just recently DARAY launched his own drum school “Daray Drum Academy”. He’s also offering individual drum lessons on 2020 European Tour with DIMMU BORGIR, see the tour dates below.

Read Daray’s announcement:

“I decided to start my own drum school DARAY DRUM ACADEMY. The decision was made after a many lessons, that I organized on tours with Dimmu Borgir and Hunter. The school is located in Warsaw in Poland. If you want to have a drum lesson with me but you are not from Warsaw, I will be offering individual lessons on my practice pads while on the tour with DIMMU BORGIR in Europe this January/February. Lessons will be 1 hour long, and cover areas of the students choosing. The price is 50Euros and NOT includes entry to the show. Bookings are essential. If you would like to book in a lesson, please email: with subject indicating which date/city you’d like to book.“

Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski is one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene. Well known for his extreme drumming, blastbeats, precision and supersonic speeds, he earned his reputation through the years and was repeatedly valued for his achievements. Extensively touring the world with his bands. He played over a 1000 shows.

Born in 1980, he got his first kit at the age of 14. His story began with the band Vesania, and was continued in Vader, Masachist, Hunter, Black River. He’s also a session musician for multiple bands. Today, drumming for Vesania and Dimmu Borgir and being an active clinician and educator, he remains in the lead of worlds‘ uncompromising drummers.

More information at, #daraydrumacademy

January 22 – London UK – 02 Forum Knetish Town
January 23 – Paris FR – Bataclan
January 24 – Zurich CH – Komplex 457
January 25 – Tilburg NL – O13
January 26 – Wiesbaden DE – Schlashthof
January 28 – Munchen DE – Tonhalle
January 29 – Filderstadt DE – Filharmonie
January 30 – Berlin DE – Columbiahalle
January 31 – Oberhausen DE – Turbinenhalle
February 1 – Hannover DE – Swiss Life Music Hall

More information at:

DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Daray Featured On Drummers From Hell’s










Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years

Australian fitness personality, Sophie Guidolin has raised over $1million dollars for the NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Fund in NSW and the CFS Foundation Volunteer Fund in just over a week.

Since then, the fitness professional has her eyes set on rolling out the Bushfire Bootcamp Appeal, with the aim of raising $250,000 to go directly to Kangaroo Island which will be held on Saturday 18 January from 7am.

Now being termed “Australia’s biggest bootcamp for the bushes”, Sophie has enlisted the help of a number of well- known faces in the fitness community to help her run the bootcamps across the country.

Names such as Rachel Dillon, Revie Jane, Triniti-Jean, Sally Harding, Julia Woodford, Zac Smith, Chloe Szep, Sophie Allen, Kwame Duah, Joe Pitt, Mitchell Orval, Amanda Matthews, Lauren Simpson, Danni Belle, Ali Oetjen and more have signed up to donate their time to run the events.

Tickets are $25, with 100% going directly to Kangaroo Island. No profits, no overheads, no expenses. All aid must and will go to those directly impacted on Kangaroo Island.

Guidolin, who’s father has served in as a volunteer firefighter for over 40 years, was immediately and personally impacted by the Australian bushfires. Knowing all too well the exhaustive efforts and dangerous conditions that so many men and women face on the front line, Sophie could not just sit back and do nothing.

Sophie said, “Kangaroo Island is undoubtedly one of Australia’s crown jewels, with over half of the island already burnt this will effect this beautiful island for many years to come.”

“Kangaroo Island has lost its major sources of income: Tourism and Farming/Food Production. Tragically, we have lost lives (which can never be replaced) however, many have lost their homes, properties and livelihoods.”

Sweat for good, and join us as we raise funds for Kangaroo Island. For more information or to purchase tickets jump on to Eventbrite, Instagram @bushfirebootcamp or


Bushfire Bootcamp Appeal

Saturday 18 January – Nationwide

Starting at 7am

Tickets are $25 and available via Eventbrite:

Fitness Personality


Melbourne Albert Park

Indoor Sports Centre Albert Park, VIC 3206


Sydney Centennial Park

Centennial Park, NSW 2021


Perth Wellington Square

Wellington Street, East Perth, WA 6004


Adelaide Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Wakefield Road, Adelaide, SA 5000


Gold Coast

Southport Sharks Musgrave Avenue, Southport, QLD 4215


Bushfire Bootcamp Appeal This Weekend Australia Wide 

Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years







Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years

The Golden Years

Following SOLD OUT shows in 2019, including its debut show at the Corner Hotel, it is only fitting that BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS become an annual celebration paying homage to the epic career spanning music of rock and roll legend, DAVID BOWIE. 

The variety and depth of David Bowie’s music requires an epic line-up of artists in their own right to ensure justice is done; Bringing the show back in 2020 is the line-up that blew audiences away in 2019:





Also joining the line-up for 2020 is MICK PEALING, of iconic 1970s Australian Country Rock Band STARS.


With only two shows planned for 2020, BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS will pay tribute to David Bowie on his birth day, 8 JANUARY at the OCEAN GROVE HOTEL and on the anniversary of his passing, 10 JANUARY, at the CORNER HOTEL

Backed by a incredible band comprising some of Australia’s premier musicians, including BABY ANIMALS DAVE LESLIE on guitar and TAXIRIDE’s SEAN McLEOD on drums, BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS will celebrate the breadth of BOWIE’s musical styles from Rebel Rebel, Jean Genie and Space Oddity to Heroes, All The Young Dudes, Modern Love, China Girl, and Where Are We Now.



8 JANUARY – OCEAN GROVE HOTEL *Dale Ryder appearing only on 8 January




Epic Line Up To Pay Tribute To David Bowie’s Golden Years

Rolling Sets Music Festival Looks To Be A Blast With Awesome LineUp







Australian String Quartet creates new interactive adventure with experience design company, Sandpit

Music Festival

Rolling Sets has today announced there will be more awesome Aussie artists joining the lineup including pop rock outfit Lime Cordiale, as well as producer LTTLE KNG, Coffs locals Seafome, and DJ unit Dr. Cool and Prof. Funk.  The brainchild of Matt Wise and Steve Sewell of music agency Kingdom Sounds, this one-day festival is set to light up Coffs Harbour on January 25 and has already dropped a stacked lineup including Hilltop Hoods, The Rubens, Mallrat, George Alice, Los Scallywaggs and more.  And due to overwhelming demand, Rolling Sets is excited to announce that the festival is now a licensed, all-ages event. 
The all new festival has also today revealed its mouth-watering lineup of food vendors including local faves The Palmetto and Bubble Pop.  Punters are urged to get in quick, as tickets are moving fast to the inaugural event that will take place on Gallows Headland, boasting 280 degree ocean views from the harbour all the way around to Boambee Beach.
This all-Australian lineup of acts was already a colossal statement for the brand new festival, but with the new lineup additions, things just got a whole lot bigger.  LTTLE KNG are set to get the dancefloor vibing with their eclectic cocktail of soul, hiphop and pop, while Coffs locals Seafome will be bringing their groovy surf-rock to centre stage, and DJs Dr. Cool and Prof. Funk spinning crowdpleasing bangers for the masses.  
Lime Cordiale have had a huge 2019, with multiple national tours and singles MoneyInappropriate Behaviour and RobberyRolling Sets organiser Matt Wise is thrilled to add Lime Cordiale, enthusing, “Steve and I are stoked to include Lime Cordiale on the Rolling Sets lineup.  We have been working with the guys for many years now, watching them sell out smaller rooms to now large capacity concert venues!” Pumped to be included, guitarist and singer Oliver Leimbach says,“We can’t wait to drop in to Rolling Sets Festival! We’ve always had a lot of love for the area, even recording our upcoming album at a farm near Coffs Harbour and our show at Hoey Moey a while back was insane!”
Fresh off an ARIAs win for Best Australian Live Act, Hilltop Hoods are sure to bring the heat to their headlining set at Rolling Sets, while triple j darlings The Rubens, Mallrat and George Alice will be keeping those vibes high throughout the day. 
Not just satisfied with an unbelievable lineup of music for their punters, Rolling Sets have also curated a delicious array of food vendors for fans to satisfy every type of craving.  Vendors will include The Red C, featuring burgers, fish and chips and curry, the famous southern cooking of The PalmettoBubble Pop, The Boba Tea Shack, the Asian fusion delights of Hawker Hero, the sweet or savoury stylings of Master Crepe, and more. “We’re also excited to have a stellar line up of delicious food trucks, flea markets and some dope activations happening throughout the day,” enthuses Wise.
It’s sure to be a massive day full of incredible Aussie live music, with delectable eats to boot – Rolling Sets is bound to be a staple in the summer festival family for years to come. 
TICKETS are available now


Rolling Sets Poster




Rolling Sets Music Festival Looks To Be A Blast With Awesome LineUp

Australian String Quartet creates new interactive adventure with experience design company, Sandpit







Australian String Quartet creates new interactive adventure with experience design company, Sandpit

Australian String Quartet

In the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birth, the ASQ pays homage to Beethoven in a brand-new interactive experience for music-lovers young and old, presented in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The Quartet has teamed up with Sandpit, the experience design company behind exhibitions at ACMI (Melbourne), Arts Centre Melbourne, Google’s Creative Lab, the University of South Australia’s MoD (Adelaide), Beyond Blue, Penguin Books, Melbourne Zoo and more, to deliver Project Ludwig – an interactive journey into Beethoven’s sound-world, where the audience determines the program.

Deviating from the traditional string quartet performance, audiences will be able to participate in this interactive adventure by walking through the performance space gathering information about Beethoven’s famous Opus 18 string quartets, listening to excerpts through ‘bone-conductive sound technology’, and ultimately, using NFC-chip technology to vote for which movements they’d like the ASQ to perform. This show is designed to be enjoyed by everybody, regardless of age, classical music knowledge, experience or expertise.

Collaborations at the core, the State Library of New South Wales, Museum of Brisbane and SAHMRI (South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute) all join the project as presentation partners with the ethos of learning and discovery truly at the project’s core, and Adelaide-based luthier URTEXT Stringed Instruments joins as the project’s Listening Installation Partner.


“There are so many ways to enjoy music other than just sitting in a seat and quietly listening. We believe that behind every sound, lies a journey of discovery waiting to be explored. Through Beethoven’s stunning Opus 18 string quartets, with the inspiring and creative minds at Sandpit, we hope to help illuminate the path of musical discovery for everyone!” Francesca Hiew, Violin 2, Australian String Quartet


“Sandpit’s approach, as with much of our work, is to create an immersive, magical experience for the audience – where technology is hidden into seemingly ordinary objects that come to life during the performance.” Sam Haren, Creative Director, Sandpit


This is the second time the ASQ has created a new interactive listening experience for Adelaide Fringe audiences, following the success of its sell-out, five-star hit PitchFork, a collaboration with food experience producers Post Dining, which went on to win a Fringe Weekly Award for Best Interactive, Film or Digital Work  and currently shortlisted for an Adelaide Critics Circle award for Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation.


Melbourne Mon 24 February, 6.30pm, Melbourne Recital Centre (Salon)
Sydney Wed 26 February, 6.30pm, State Library of NSW
Brisbane Thu 27 February, 6.30pm, Museum of Brisbane
Adelaide Sun 1 March, 2pm & 4pm Mon 2 March, 6pm, SAHMRI Auditorium

Australian String Quartet creates new interactive adventure with experience design company, Sandpit

Heart Transplant Recipient Victoria McGee Joins Star-Studded Line Up For Rodeo 4 Life







Australia’s Largest MHeart Transplant Recipient Victoria McGee Joins Star-Studded Line Up For Rodeo 4 Lifeusician Marketplace, Allegro Live, closes seed funding round lead by Uluwatu Capital

Country Singer

Today, Rodeo 4 Life producers announced Victoria McGee, one of Australia’s queens of country music, will join the Rodeo 4 Life star-studded line-up alongside Travis Collins, John Jarratt and 25 superstar bull riding cowboys in the explosive rodeo and country music arena spectacular at WIN Entertainment Centre on Saturday 30 November.

The Rodeo 4 Life arena spectacular will mark 7 months to the day since Victoria McGee received the heart transplant that saved her life.

Passionate about donating her time and talent to many worthwhile charity causes, McGee now brings her vocal talents to the centre arena to open Rodeo 4 Life by performing the Australian National Anthem.

Overwhelmed by the generosity of her donor, McGee said, “I’m one of the lucky ones whose life was saved because someone cared enough to register to become an organ donor and because of many years of dedicated research into organ transplantation.

“It’s an incredible honour to be part of this special event to raise vital funds for the RPA Transplant Institute’s important research to enable more lives to be saved by increasing organ transplants,” she said.

“I will always be grateful for this gift of life my donor entrusted to me; and I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Rodeo 4 Life to give something back to transplant research while being a voice for all those whose lives have been saved and to pay tribute to the wonderful donors who’ve given many of us a second chance at life,” Ms McGee said.

A country girl, McGee is no stranger to bull riding rodeos. Hailing from “The Bull Riding McGees” – a family considered among Australia’s rodeo royalty, McGee’s uncle is one of the only cowboys to ever ride the notorious rodeo bull, “Chainsaw” for the full 8 seconds.

Rodeo 4 Life’s producer Doug Vickers OAM said, “It’s an absolute honour to have Victoria join our line-up of extreme talent to play such a poignant role of singing our National Anthem on behalf of all of us who owe our lives to the researchers, surgeons, nurses, medical staff and above all, our generous donors. 

“We owe this talented young woman a sincere debt of gratitude for getting behind Rodeo 4 Life and together we’ll help save the lives of others in need of a transplant with 100% of profits supporting the vital work of the RPA Transplant Institute to help increase the number of lives that can be saved each year.

“The audience should be prepared for an ‘edge of their seat’ experience when Rodeo 4 Life explodes with a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment,” Mr Vickers said.

Rodeo 4 Life’s star-studded line-up includes Victoria McGee, John Jarratt as MC and seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins performing a full length concert with some of Australia’s toughest bull riding superstars fighting the odds to stay mounted on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $30,000 in prize money!

Rodeo 4 Life will also star Australia’s legendary rodeo clown, Big Al Wilson, rodeo protection clowns Gene McDonald and Rodney-Ray (Rude) Mancell – both risk takers who’ll put their lives on the line to distract the bulls away from the grounded riders, rodeo announcer Glen Morgan whose name is synonymous with Australian rodeo sports; and, the spectacular mighty rodeo bulls bred by John “Happy” Gill and Sons Rodeo Contractors who’ll be doing their darnedest to send Rodeo 4 Life’s bull riding superstars flying!

For tickets to the Rodeo 4 Life arena spectacular visit Ticketmaster or 

Heart Transplant Recipient Victoria McGee Joins Star-Studded Line Up For Rodeo 4 Life

‘Pick It Up! Ska In The 90’s’ – The Definitive Third Wave Skacumentary







Australia’s Largest Musician Marketplace, Allegro Live, closes seed funding round lead by Uluwatu Capital

90s Music Documentary

PopMotion Pictures’ critically-acclaimed third wave ska documentary ‘Pick It Up! Ska in the 90’s‘, directed by Taylor Morden, has been a fan favorite on the festival circuit and now the film is coming to DVD & Blu-Ray on November 18!

The film will also be available for purchase digitally soon via Vimeo and Amazon.

Vimeo pre-orders have launched at: .

The feature-length documentary explores the third-wave ska explosion of the 1990’s, and tells the story of 90’s ska from a wide variety of points of view, including dozens of the key figures who lived it, such as members of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, No Doubt, and Sublime.

A “love letter” to third-wave ska, the film delves deep into how the genre of ska evolved from its original Jamaican form, through British “two-tone” in the 80s, into an entirely new global sensation in the 90’s, when it became wildly popular for an all too brief moment in music history; From the early years of bands like No Doubt, Fishbone, The Toasters, Let’s Go Bowling and Skankin’ Pickle, to the massive radio success of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Save Ferris.

‘Pick It Up’ is narrated by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and features commentary from the likes of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, the Pietasters, Fishbone, Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, Dance Hall Crashers, the Specials, Mustard Plug, the Toasters, Skankin’ Pickle, Hepcat, the Slackers, Kemuri, Blink 182/the Aquabats, the Hippos, The Skatalites, Sublime and many more!



Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour (1/18-2/1)

JAN 18 Twilight Cafe and Bar- Portland, OR

JAN 19 924 Gilman- Berkeley, CA

JAN 20 Holy Diver- Sa2cramento, CA

JAN 21 Thee Parkside- San Francisco, CA

JAN 22 Fulton 55- Fresno, CA

JAN 23 The Siren- Morro Bay, CA

JAN 24 Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA

JAN 25 Pub Rock Live- Scottsdale, AZ

JAN 30 The Bluebird Theater- Denver, CO

FEB 1 Backstage Bar & Billiards- Las Vegas, NV

‘Pick It Up! Ska In The 90’s’ – The Definitive Third Wave Skacumentary


Australia’s Largest Musician Marketplace, Allegro Live, closes seed funding round lead by Uluwatu Capital







Australia’s Largest Musician Marketplace, Allegro Live, closes seed funding round lead by Uluwatu Capital

Music News Website

Melbourne-founded  Allegro Live, the startup behind  Australia’s largest musician marketplace that wants to make it easy to book a musician or band for your event, has closed a seed funding round led by Uluwatu Capital.

The funding will be used to expand its team and begin paid marketing in a bid to increase the demand side of its marketplace given that the marketplace already has thousands of musicians registered.

Led by Heather Clarke, Allegro Live was born to provide the fastest, most transparent way to find and book great musicians for weddings and other events – corporate, private and public. It is another example of a company that disrupts the traditional agency model, where agents typically add margins of 100% + on top of the fees that musicians are paid.

Heather Clarke, CEO and co-founder of Allegro Live, said “Finding musicians for an event can be daunting, unless you’re prepared to pay huge booking agency fees and deal with reams of contracts, invoices and old-school payments. Finding musicians yourself can take weeks. Once you’ve finally found the right musicians, the phone calls and text messages begin, along with organising the logistics of the venue, deposit payments . . . And what if the musicians don’t show up?

“I founded Allegro Live to demystify the process of hiring bands, musicians, singers and DJs, allowing event hosts to find musicians that match their requirements quickly and for a fraction of the price of booking agencies.”

James Cotton, Founding Partner of Uluwatu Capital, said: “In addition to making it easier to book musicians and bands, Allegro Live will have a huge impact on musicians who are tired of being ripped off by traditional agents. The marketplace aims to improve pay and conditions for the musicians themselves by cutting out (and replacing) the traditional agencies who often don’t have the musicians’ best interests at heart, thus bringing transparency to an industry that desperately needs it”.

Australia’s Largest Musician Marketplace, Allegro Live, closes seed funding round lead by Uluwatu Capital








Neo-Classical/Ambient Composer Juan Sanchez Announces New Website and Free Album Download

The Carbons to Show Off “Comforts That Kill” with Australian Tour

Rock Band

American bass player Steve Di Giorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) and Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (SALAZH TRIO, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), globally renown for their fretless signature playing, team up to work on a brand new world-fusion-metal group named QUADVIUM. Furthermore, talented Dutch fusion-metal drummer Yuma van Eekelen (OUR OCEANS, EXIVIOUS, PESTILENCE) joins the group as permanent member.

‘About ten years ago we already had the idea in mind to form a group together. Using two fretless basses in one production is a different concept, we often discussed it in the past. Further completion of the line-up is in progress. Soon we start writing, collecting ideas for a debut and expect to announce a fourth member on short notice’, add Steve and Jeroen

In addition, TESTAMENT will release their upcoming album in 2020. Also OUR OCEANS who just finished studio recordings expect to release their second album that same year. SALAZH TRIO released their debut album ‘Circulations’ in 2017 and postponed the recordings for a second album.

QUADVIUM line-up (in progress):

Steve Di Giorgio – bass
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – bass
Yuma van Eekelen – drums

The fretless guru, STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.

STEVE DI GIORGIO is available for studio sessions as well as session bassist for tours.

Fretless Bassists Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling Build New Group QUADVIUM

BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference

 BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference
Indie DuoBriGuel  recently dropped their latest effort, an inspiring song entitled “The Difference.” Despite its name, the song is about unity, love, self-love, awareness and mindfulness, and is aimed at bringing hope and strength to all the underprivileged children from around the world.

The project was born from the collaboration between the Holistic Life Foundation and BriGuel, and the HLF’s founder Andres Gonzales makes a remarkable guest appearance on the track. A sophisticated mix of rap, pop, and electronic music, “The Difference” is an extremely catchy song set to take the music scene by storm this month.







BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference








Neo-Classical/Ambient Composer Juan Sanchez Announces New Website and Free Album Download

The Carbons to Show Off “Comforts That Kill” with Australian Tour

Rebirth Album

Neo-classical/Ambient/New Age composer Juan Sánchez makes dream-like inspirational music. Sánchez’s atmospheric melodies evoke the deepest feelings of the heart. Many listeners even go as far as to say his music has given them a new perspective on life. Now Juan Sánchez has launched a brand new website, where his stunning new album ‘Rebirth’ can be downloaded.


By simply entering an e-mail address, listeners will receive a link to a free download of ‘Rebirth.’ The album is already a hit with critics, with Stereo Stickman calling it “Stunning, a genuinely mighty and special collection of original compositions,” and The Ark Of Music praising it as “etheric and beautiful”. Led be Juan Sánchez’s emotive and passionate piano playing, the album’s nine tracks are deeply moving. Soaring string melodies intertwine with aching arpeggios to transport the listener away from the mundane and into the sublime.

“People often ask me why I chose the name “Rebirth” for my first album,” Juan Sánchez explains. “My goal is to completely overcome my limiting self beliefs. I feel that in some way I am becoming a new person. I have been reborn.”

‘Rebirth’ is available everywhere now.


For more information about Juan Sánchez and to download his ‘Rebirth’ album for free, visit his new website:

Neo-Classical/Ambient Composer Juan Sanchez Announces New Website and Free Album Download

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The Carbons to Show Off “Comforts That Kill” with Australian Tour







The Carbons to Show Off “Comforts That Kill” with Australian Tour

Rock Band The Carbons

Hailing from Canada, rock trio The Carbons deliver their newest single “Comforts That Kill” ahead of some special Australian tour dates which can give fans a long awaited taste of the Canadians special blend down under. Officially showcasing at Australian Music Week in Cronulla, they’re playing shows in Sydney and Brisbane to round out their trip!


“Whether it’s alcohol or narcotics, substance addiction affects millions of people around the world. Much like the effects of the substances, Comforts That Kill uncovers the topic of addiction in a multi-climactic, clean AND distorted rock ride.” The Carbons on “Comforts That Kill”


Forged in Western Canada, The Carbons are a rock trio known for their multi-climactic live shows, deep powerful vocals and huge groovy drums. Their debut LP August Ash is a 10-song groove rock ride that explores the shallower waters of young adulthood and progressively dives into deeper human challenges like mental health and temptation. With songs such as “Jerry, Can I Dance with Your Sister?”, “All I Need”, and “Stuck in Your Head”, the trio delivers melodies that grab you by the earlobes and lyrics that tickle your soul. Their latest single Black Mirror is a continuation of the dive. Fun and entertaining at first glance, the song uncovers the common fear that our best years may be behind us.


Off-stage, The Carbons can be found shredding some gnar, ripping through waves, and revving motorcycles through the Canadian Rockies. They often end the day with a craft beer in hand, a movie quote battle and depending on the number of beers, a lengthy conversation about all the world’s problems. Their environment fuels them with inspiration and they are currently preparing the next album. 

Thursday 7th November | Footstomp Party  | Cronulla, NSW
Friday 8th November | Australian Music Week Showcase | Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 9th November | Frankies Pizza | Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 27th November | Triffid Beergarden (SOLO) | Brisbane, QLD

The Carbons to Show Off “Comforts That Kill” with Australian Tour

Music Talks’ Massive Giveaway Event – in Conjunction with its Fourth Birthday







Music Talks’ Massive Giveaway Event

Giveaways from Music Talks

Based in Sydney, Australia, Music Talks is a music website that began in 2015 as a place for independent Australian artists to showcase their talents. Four years have passed since and Music Talks has grown by leaps and bounds, functioning as an information hub for artists, fans, musicians, labels and those in the independent music business. An overwhelming response from the overseas community, artists and indie labels quickly expanded Music Talks on a global scale within the first year, in 2016. And, Music Talks is celebrating their fourth birthday, marking it with a massive giveaway  spanning four weeks of November 2019, its birthday month, with giveaways  worth more than $1,000 USD. ($2,000 AUD)


Music Talks regards their supporters and participants as a family and the site is using social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to allow the participants to win peachy-keen prizes that include Music Talks’ special backpacks, caps, video animation, artist directory listings and full 35 video  online singing lessons courses. By checking in regularly, Music Talks’ followers can update themselves on what’s new and win the cool and exclusive prizes. Everyone has the opportunity to participate in the Music Talks’ grand giveaways. Access for participants has begun at 10am Australian eastern standard time (AEST) on Sunday 27th, (11pm UTC, Saturday 26th).

Music Talks’ Founder, Tracey Arbon expresses her delight of seeing Music Talks’ robust growth,

“Music Talks has exceeded my initial idea and plan by developing into something that is not only helping independent artists but creating awareness of what indie music is to the general music listeners who are receptive to all kinds of music from all kinds of artists. We still have a long way to go to spread the word about indie music and how incredible it has become, not only in the quality of sound but songwriting abilities from independent musicians. This is the biggest giveaway to date endeavoured with the hope people and artists will share and spread the word and get it out to the music listeners. It’s truly a joint effort from both artists, blogs, and radio to grab the attention of the average music listener.”

Besides the funky Music Talks’ backpacks and caps giveaways, what Tracey Arbon is really looking to push, is the full online singing course  that will act as a valuable learning curve for indie singers  who are looking to polish their professional singing abilities. As for artist branding and social media, Music Talks personalised video animation giveaways would help enhance and promote brands and names on the cyberspace connected community. As for Artist Directory listing, that includes tracks for the Music Talks’ Radio Portal  enabling radio to download tracks to their own shows in a straightforward manner, with minimum hassle.

The whole giveaway event is designed to delight winners with Music Talks’ merchandise as well as help indie artists consolidate their talents and for radio to have easy access to independent artistsvmelodic stuff. Indeed, there’s no better way for Music Talks to celebrate its fourth anniversary.



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Music Talks’ Massive Giveaway Event

Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!

Australian Radio Supports New world/Pop Sound







Australian Radio Supports New world/Pop Sound

Australian Indian SingerA recent collaboration between Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and singer-songwriter Mahmood Khan represents Australia’s continuous growth as the World’s most culturally diversified country.

His new single ‘One line down’ is airing across Australia on community and commercial radio stations.

This overwhelming response has prompted a national radio tour. Mahmood will become first Pakistan born singer-songwriter to tour the Australian radio circuit which began October 7th, 2019.


Stations supporting this new genre are:

Tribe FM –South Australia
5 Triple Z – S.A
Coast FM – S.A
Inner FM –VIC
Yarra Valley FM –VIC
Radio Alex (Goolwa) – S.A
Goldfields FM – VIC
Plenty Valley FM –VIC
Donnybrooke FM –WA
2 Oceans FM –WA
Tank FM – NSW
Happy FM –S.A
Eastern FM –VIC

Australia’s rich and deep music history from Indigenous folklores, rhythms, and chants to the modern storytellers like Paul Kelly has been inspiring souls across the globe for many generations.

In 2009 Mahmood Khan’s single Like the River went to number one on the Aria pop charts. Like the River was recorded live at the Sydney Opera House and has undoubtedly influenced a change in the Australian music industry. Once considered a hard industry to crack it became a hotbed for fostering diverse international singer-songwriters.

But is the industry set up for migrant artists? There isn’t really a single artist with a (Subcontinental) South Asian or Asian continent background who commands a respectful audience in Australia. There are no labels, promoters or managers to support and develop the special needs of such artists.
Under these extreme conditions, defying all odds there are artists bubbling along who keep releasing music and adding to the ever-evolving Australian sound.


“Vastness inspires thoughts and for a songwriter, it purely means creative juice”.

‘Here in Australia, there is plenty of that. And it is serene and as I get to explore more, I can see my expansion as a writer. My expression has diversified. And as this brings me more peace within I write more effortlessly. It is a cycle, continuous evolution’, said Mahmood Khan.

‘Yes, it is tough for a migrant Artists to create a new audience but it is difficult no matter where you are. Important thing is to stay focused and keep creating your work. I have received tremendous support from Australian Community radio networks and some Industry folks have been very kind as well. Through the ‘Jagamarra’ song project, I was able to make some amazing friends in the Aboriginal world. I would not have experienced this incredible culture if I had not come to Australia. I think it is my greatest find and what to place to develop your craft’, he added.

Mahmood’s new single ‘One Line Down’, which features some of the Latin Music Industry’s greatest musicians, is out now exclusively on 






Australian Radio Supports New world/Pop Sound

Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!

Elite Bull Riding Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!







Elite Bull Riding Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!Rodeo 4 Life Banner

Today, Rodeo 4 Life announced its line-up of elite bull riding champions* who’ll thrill audiences when Australia’s richest bull ride and country music arena spectacular explodes at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong on Saturday 30 November to help save lives!

18th Annual dependent Music Awar

In an Australian first, Rodeo 4 Life combines electrifying rodeo sports entertainment starring Australia’s toughest bull riding champions from across Australia with a full length live concert by seven-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, Travis Collins, performing some of his greatest hits.


Australian Country SingerRodeo 4 Life will be a thrilling night of entertainment featuring a star-studded line-up of bull riding daredevil cowboys who’ll fight the odds to stay mounted for the full 8 seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $30,000 in prize money!

Rodeo 4 Life’s cowboy line-up includes bull riding superstars Cliff Richardson (NSW), Troy Wilkinson (NSW), Wade McCarthy (WA), Mathew Bee (QLD), Troy Cross (NSW) and Toby Collins (VIC) who’ll be going for gold to take home the Rodeo 4 Life inaugural title and the grand prize! But these bull riding legends won’t have an easy ride! They’ll be challenged by young gun cowboys already with a string of titles under their belts including; Wyatt Milgate (QLD), Sam Woodall (VIC), Joe Down (VIC), Bryden Atkins (VIC) and Ty Thomson (QLD) – all aiming to smash records to win the Rodeo 4 Life title and the pot of gold!

Producer Doug Vickers OAM, a long-time rodeo man who’s produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia said,

“We’re thrilled to have such a fine line up of champions in this spectacular event that will keep the audience on the ‘edge of their seats’ when Rodeo 4 Life rocks The Gong in a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment.”

While Rodeo 4 Life will be exhilarating, Australia’s bull riding champions won’t just be bucking for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful  bulls in the ride of their lives; they’ll risk all by ‘riding for a greater cause’ – to raise bucks that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute (RPATI).

Champion cowboy Troy Wilkinson who currently holds the highest bull riding score in Australia with a record of 93 and the titles of 2015 APRA Bull Riding Champion, 2017 PBR Australia Champion and 2017 PBR World Finals Qualifier, said, “Rodeo 4 Life will be massive and the competition as tough as it gets!”

“We’ll all be riding our hearts out for this important cause and hoping to bring home the grand prize in Australia’s richest bull riding rodeo arena spectacular.”

Rodeo 4 Life producer Doug Vickers is more than a businessman, he’s also a grateful RPA liver transplant recipient who’s doing much more than setting the bar high for Australian rodeo sports entertainment; he’s also increasing awareness of organ donation and funding essential life-saving organ transplant research with 100% of profits dedicated to research conducted at the RPATI.


Bull Riding

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has long been Australia’s pioneers in organ transplant research and surgery having saved thousands of lives through developing breakthroughs to benefit all Australians.


Thanks to the funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life, the RPATI will be able to continue with the development of a world first organ perfusion system that will be able to extend organ viability from the current length of just a few hours to become viable for several days. This will allow more organs to be made available for transplant and a greater number of Australian lives to be saved.

“Rodeo 4 Life champion bull riders and the audience will be part of something that’s so much more than a night of exciting entertainment – they’ll have the time of their lives while giving seriously ill people time to live,” Mr Vickers said.

“By promoting the need to register to become an organ donor and funding this vital research at RPATI, we’ll be increasing the number of organs that can be transplanted and together we’ll save more lives,” he said.

Travis Collins, who’s well known for his tireless fundraising efforts by dedicating his talents to causes close to his heart to help others said,

“It’s an incredible honour to perform at Rodeo 4 Life. While music, song writing, recording and performing is my life, there is something very special about being part of something bigger that has the power to save the lives of many.”

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Superstars Raising Bucks For Charity in Australia’s Richest Bull Ride Rodeo Spectacular!

Ziggy Marley, Coolio, CeCe Peniston Join 18th Annual Independent Music Awards







Ziggy Marley, Coolio, CeCe Peniston Join 18th Annual Independent Music Awards Judging Panel

Independent Music Awards Logo

The year’s best music projects from around the globe to be announced June 2020 at annual IMA show in New York City

The Independent Music Awards (IMAs) the influential platform for self-released and indie label projects, today announced that Ziggy Marley, G. Love (G. Love & Special Sauce), Dee Snider, Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Walk the Moon, Jaci Velasquez, CeCe Peniston and Coolio have been added to the 18th annual IMA judging panel, currently accepting submissions at www.INDEPENDENTMUSICAWARDS.COM

They join Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Joe Satriani, Boyce Avenue, Robert Smith,  KT Tunstall  Bob Boilen (NPR Tiny Desk Concerts), Alan Light (Sirius XM), Michael Dorf (City Winery) and dozens of other industry icons and influencers tasked with selecting the year’s best music, video and design projects submitted for IMA award consideration. 

In addition to judge-selected projects in all award categories, fans select  the Vox Pop honorees in each Song and Music Video category; and earn points by promoting IMA artists to their social networks. Details, and a complete list of past and current judges is available at The IMA site. 

The most diverse awards on the planet, The IMAs recognize a broad range of established and emerging creatives worldwide in more than 150 Album, EP, Song, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.  

Winners will be announced June 2020 during the annual IMA award show and Indie Konference in New York City. 


The Independent Music Awards honor the year’s best indie projects – in all styles and mediums. IMA recognition is a badge of honor that generates more interest from music consumers, programmers, press, talent buyers and other influencers worldwide. 

Independent musicians, producers, visual artists and record labels from 95 countries on 6 continents enter new work for award consideration. Masta Ace, Marco Polo, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Melissa Auf der Maur, Air Traffic Controller, Juliana Hatfield, JD McPherson, Valerie June, Lacuna Coil, Macy Gray, Pokey LaFarge, John McEuen, The Motels, The Mud Howlers,  Esprit D’Air, Miss Tara, Nik West, Yemi Alade, Dollyrots, fun., RuPaul, Passenger, The Trews, Bright Eyes and Flying Lotus are among the extraordinary artists who have sought and earned IMA honors.

In addition to award recognition, winning tracks are promoted globally on branded streaming playlists and enjoy a targeted 12 week radio promotion campaign among other performance, promotion and distribution opportunities for winners, nominees and entrants.

New Album, EP, Song, Producer,  Music Video, Photography, Merch and Design projects can be submitted for review through December 12, 2019. Details available at www.INDEPENDENTMUSICAWARDS.COM

Ziggy Marley, Coolio, CeCe Peniston Join 18th Annual Independent Music Awards

Canadian Musician Ed Roman Supports Dyslexia



Canadian musician Ed Roman has been a champion for many causes over the years. He has helped deliver humanitarian aid and teach music to children in Jamaica. He has helped raise funds for veterans through the Heart Songs for Veterans organization. Ed has brought awareness to global environmental and sociopolitical issues through his music and press interviews. Now, Ed is raising funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to his heart…dyslexia.

You see, Ed Roman is dyslexic. Dyslexia is something that he refers to as “The Gift.”

With the EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video release of his award-winning animated music video for “Red Omen,” Ed is partnering with The Whole Dyslexic Society (WDS). Ed will donate a portion of the Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of the music video to WDS.

“I know with everybody’s help, love and support this can all be something extraordinary,” said Ed. “There has been a tremendous amount of effort that has gone into this project, and I am excited to have it evolving the way it is…A bigger than me kind of thing.”

The Whole Dyslexic Society’s mission is to offer coordinated and central approach to addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction, and support of individual growth and development. Your contribution will go towards our bursary objective, ensuring that anyone with the ‘gift of dyslexia’ will be able to take a program to fit their needs, no matter their financial status. 

“Red Omen” was directed by Ed and Nelson Diaz with There Be Dragons Creative Media (Kung Fu Panda 2, Sponge Bob). The animated music video has won Official Selection status, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner awards at film festivals around the globe, including the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, Lift Off Amsterdam, Cult Critic Film Awards, Twister Alley Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival and many others. The track itself reached the iTunes Canada Pop Songs chart Top 20.

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 a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 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.

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Canadian Musician Ed Roman Supports Dyslexia


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