Live Review : Ian Moss at Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 16 November 2019

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Ian Moss at Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 16 November 2019 Photographer: David Jackson

For those of us lucky enough to have lived it the first time around it’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the release of the ‘Matchbook’ album. On Saturday night at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne the near full house got a chance to relive the memories live again. We may all be a little older but Ian Moss has lost nothing in momentum or ability to engage and play an electric guitar like an extension of his own anatomy.

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Live Review : EYEHATEGOD + Black Rheno + Post Truth at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 November 2019

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EYEHATEGOD at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 13 November 2019 Photographer: Ben Hosking

Mid-week gigs are always a mixed back for international acts. They really need to be pretty big names to ensure a full house. Some, even after some 30 years, can end up with a small room only half full and that is what New Orleans sludge veterans Eyehategod were faced with at the Cambridge Hotel’s smaller Warehouse room.

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Bootleg Rascal – ‘Booty Camp: Summer Vacay Tour’ – Jan-Feb 2020

Following on from their sold-out ‘Yin & Yang’ Australian and New Zealand tour, Sydney-based party starters Bootleg Rascal have just announced a 15-date national tour across metro and regional areas.

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Northlane Announce The 4D Regional Tour 2020

Off the back of a huge sold-out national headline tour, Australia’s elite metallers Northlane announce the 4D regional tour. The tour sees the band hitting up the east coast of Australia throughout January 2020 with special guests Gravemind and local triple j unearthed winners.

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Photo Gallery : Grinspoon + The Hard Aches + The Gooch Palms at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 1st November 2019

Photos by Meghan Player

Grinspoon at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 1st November 2019 Photographer: Meghan Player

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Live Review : Grinspoon + The Hard Aches + The Gooch Palms at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 1st November 2019

Review and photos by Meghan Player

Grinspoon at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 1st November 2019 Photographer: Meghan Player

Hot on the heels of a sell-out show in Wollongong the night before, it was bound to be all guns blazing for the Newcastle leg of the ‘Chemical Hearts’ tour.

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Scorpions And Whitesnake – Australian Tour 2020

Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons SCORPIONS return to Australia in 2020 with WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline east coast arena tour starting at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 19 before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, February 22 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, February 24.

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Kevin McCloud Bringing His Live Show To Australia – February 2020

BAFTA award winning broadcaster, TV host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist and storyteller. Kevin McCloud is all that and a bit more that you don’t know about. Now it’s time for him to tell his remarkable story – in his own words, live on stage. Kevin McCloud will be doing just that in February 2020 as he brings his live show to Australia. 

Thu 13th February        Perth                  Perth Concert Hall
Sat 15th February          Adelaide           Festival Theatre
Sun 16th February        Melbourne        Hamer Hall
Thu 20th February        Brisbane           Concert Hall
Fri 21st February           Sydney             State Theatre
Sun 23rd February        Canberra           Canberra Theatre
Tue 25th February         Hobart               Wrestpoint

Kevin has been a part of our lives for the past two decades, since the last millennium in fact, as the presenter of the hit TV show Grand Designs.

The World According to Kevin McCloud is a live theatre event, with Kevin sharing stories from the show, as well as anecdotes from his eventful life.

Australia is an extraordinary place where luckily I feel very welcome,” Kevin says. “I like the can-do attitude that people have. It also has this fantastic energy about it, which is very appealing. So I’m looking forward to returning with my  brand new show.” 

It’s an evening that will entertain – and make you think. “I enjoy taking complex ideas and making them accessible,” Kevin says.

The World According to Kevin McCloud includes a Q&A session that allows audience members to ask Kevin questions and air their deep-seated concerns about architecture, DIY and cushions. Kevin will also dig into his own past in an entertaining survey of 1960s wallpaper, the Space Programme, McMansions, Community and the Planet.  Everything that makes our environment in fact.

Raised in a house his parents built in Bedfordshire, Kevin, the son of a rocket scientist, studied the history of art and architecture at Cambridge, where he designed shows for the Footlights theatre club and its stars, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson.

Kevin also studied opera in Italy and designed the famous fruit and vegetable ceiling at the Harrods Food Hall, of all things.  The Daily Mail described Kevin as a “heartthrob – the one your wives all fancy”, while The Guardian called him “a serious man of taste and integrity”. To prove that, he’s an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is now allowed to use grown-up scissors and power tools.

In a piece headed “Kevin McCloud Is, Hands Down, The Greatest TV Host of All Time”, VICE dubbed him “the most puzzlingly charismatic TV host ever to grace our screens … Kevin McCloud is a character. He’s the person you dream of being sat next to at an otherwise dull dinner party.” Kevin, however, objects to the word ‘puzzlingly’.

In short, The World According to Kevin McCloud gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the man himself.  “Come one, come all,” Kevin says. “There’ll be some very poor music and maybe a little construction mayhem. No hard hat necessary. Hope to see you there.” 

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KEVIN McCLOUD

Thu 13th February        Perth                  Perth Concert HallBUY TICKETS HERE
Sat 15th February          Adelaide           Festival Theatre
Sun 16th February        Melbourne        Hamer Hall
Thu 20th February        Brisbane           Concert Hall
Fri 21st February           Sydney             State TheatreBUY TICKETS HERE
Sun 23rd February        Canberra           Canberra Theatre
Tue 25th February         Hobart               WrestpointBUY TICKETS HERE

via www.kevinmccloudlive.com.au

SIX things you might not know about Kevin McCloud
He studied opera and won a place at Florence’s Conservatory of Music.

After university, he retrained and worked as a theatre designer. He designed sets and costumes for the band Harvey and the Wallbangers and even a West End Show. Once.

He speaks French and Italian and has lived in both countries.  There again, he describes himself as a
‘European first, Citizen of the World second, Honorary Yorkshireman third.’

He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2014, for services to sustainable design.

His favourite piece of architecture might be the rebuilt facade of the library at Ephesus in Turkey.

He converted his Land Rover to run on recycled vegetable oil.

Tour News : Eagles of Death Metal – Australian Tour 2020

American Rock band from Palm Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal will be returning to the land down under to perform at Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Founded in 1998 by best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the pair came upon the band’s name in a pondering effort as to what a cross between The Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, the band was born!

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