Category Archives: Music

Jonas Brothers – I Believe: Reunited and they’ve still got it! (Listen to the New Album here)

It was the much anticipated reunion that would see these siblings reunite in melody after a decade apart.  Available exclusively via Amazon Prime Video, the documentary, Chasing Happiness coincides with their album release and follows the band from their earliest days through stratospheric success, disbanding, and ultimately reuniting for the comeback we’ve all been waiting for.

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Blending classical music and urban life into a unique setting this Winter

It’s the underground bar that’s hosting some of the city’s coolest rumbles and quirky events.   From Whiskey and Scotch nights to old school face-to-face dating nights, burlesque and classical music, it’s the brainchild of two navy servicemen.  Our recent visit to the Irish Whisky rumble was a great excuse to celebrate the finest in celtic malt and knock back a few.

So what next?

As a first in Sydney nightlife, Soultrap Bar together with The Chamber Project will bring together classical music and urban underground life to create an intimate afternoon or evening of music and culture.  As part of an ongoing series of events, Soultrap aims to provide you with an up close, musical experience from the very best in classical music, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magic of sound.

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Mary’s Underground: An evolution from burgers to fine dining – Revisiting ‘The Basement’

For long time fans of Mary’s burgers in Newtown and Sydney’s CBD, the new grown up rendition of fine dining meshed with remnants of the old Basement vibes calls for a new refinement to our palettes.   Down the staircase there’s familiarity yet mystery as we place our trust in the stirling reputations of Mary’s and wondering what has become of Sydney’s oldest live music venue which was supposedly almost going to be used as commercial office space had it not been for the saving grace of Kenny Graham and Jake Smyth.

Jake’s smile and personable greeting sets the tone for this visit while Kenny oversees the backroom clam bar.  Turning over your menu, the resident live acts for the month are shown and its the feelgood sounds of The Pocket Trio that provide the mood music.   A salute to the emerging artists of yesteryear, the Mary’s Underground re-invention pays homage to that tradition as their stage continues to be a platform for local artists.

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How Vivid Sydney helps boost the local music scene: 170 performers, 73 artists, 24 venues over 23 days at Vivid Sydney

From a barbershop and a church to a brewery and cosy restaurants, venues across inner Sydney will feature a host of established and up-and-coming artists for Vivid Sydney 2019.  Much loved music hotspots like The Lansdowne and Freda’s in Chippendale and The Vanguard in Newtown will also take part in this curated Vivid Music program that will bring more than 170 performances by 73 artists to 24 venues over 23 days.

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The music of Disney and Musical Theatre royalty: Lea Salonga – touring Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, November 2019

Disney Legend and musical theatre royalty, Lea Salonga returns to Australia in November, this time adding Brisbane to her tour.

 

Saturday 9 November, 8pm – Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Concert Hall, Brisbane
Friday 15 November, 8pm / Saturday 16 November, 2pm

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Wednesday 20 November; and

Thursday 21 November, 8pm – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

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Rhys Tolhurst: Traitor – a set of emotions that is “unique yet relatable”

Hailing from Cairns in far North Queensland, Rhys is an up and coming Singer/Songwriter who has come a long way from his jazz inspired covers he brought to us early on when he first came to the nation’s attention.   Relocating to Melbourne where he has been based for the last three years, the importance of family and friends keeps his vists back home regular.   He’s been using that time to craft his songwriting and production skills, Rhys has a rather eclectic range of influences such as Matt Corby, Bon Iver, Angus & Julia Stone & John Mayer that shape his unique Indie sound style.

So what has changed since his last single ‘Being Together’?

“When I wrote Being Together, I was very young.  I think I was 17 or 18.  It didn’t get produced until I was 21 and even then I felt my direction had changed but I still wanted to get it out.  I like to think that whatever I sing over time will still sound like me, but my sound has massively changed direction and I’ve got many more songs and stories to share over the next couple of months.”

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s sensational Autumn season of sound!

Queensland Symphony Orchestra has a sensational season of sound in store for autumn, from hip-hop to Handel and trombone to T-Rex, guaranteed to keep you warm as the temperature (finally) heads south!

After the wonders of Dreamscapes featured the works of Australian pianist and composer, Elena Kats-Chernin as well as Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (allegedly written under the influence of opium, whilst Berlioz recovered from the heartache of being spurned by an actress who didn’t return his love letters!) on the weekend, next up is Jurassic Park!

‘Theme from Jurassic Park’ is widely regarded as one of John Williams’ greatest works and his score to the film, written in 1993 (nearly 30 years ago!), often makes ‘Top Ten’ lists of the greatest movie scores of all time! On Saturday 27 April, Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the entire Jurassic Park soundtrack live with the film projected in HD at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. It’s an epic concert for the whole family, 65 million years in the making!

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