Tag Archives: Ben Folds

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo announces 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo 2018
Friday 26 January – Saturday 10 March 2018

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo today announce their full lineup for their annual summer concert series. Running every weekend in 2018 from Friday 26 January until Saturday 10 March, Zoo Twilights is the ultimate destination for music lovers of all ages, offering the unparalleled thrill of live music set within the Zoo’s world-class grounds, with every ticket sold going back into Zoos Victoria’s ongoing commitment to fight extinction.
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Live Review – Ben Folds and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall Melbourne – December 20, 2014

Review by: Geoffrey D’Unienville
Ben Folds and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall Mel
“There’s two types of cities, those that have symphony orchestras and those that don’t, the ones that don’t, generally suck.” – Ben Folds

Members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra sit patiently in wait as a bout of applause commences for conductor Nicholas Buc to take the stage, at this point you can tell the crowd is getting excited. Suddenly a rapturous applause echoes throughout Hamer Hall and a sharply suited Ben Folds walks out onto stage.
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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Show:
May 12th 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Buy Tickets


Thanks to Matt Walters and Remedy Music, we have double passes to giveaway to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011

For your chance to win a double pass to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourney*

1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
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3. (Optional) For an extra chance to win *and good Karma*, Tweet this messsage: I entered for a chance to win tickets to the Matt Walters @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne http://tinyurl.com/3gkvb7z – @LifeMusicMedia

Note: Winners will be notified by email on the Sunday the 8th May 2011.

Good Luck!

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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney – May 11, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Shows:
May 11th 2011 – Vanguard, Sydney – Buy Tickets


Thanks to Matt Walters and Remedy Music, we have double passes to giveaway to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney on May 11, 2011

For your chance to win a double pass to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney*

1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook
2. Fill in the form below.
3. (Optional) For an extra chance to win *and good Karma*, Tweet this messsage: I entered for a chance to win tickets to the Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Vanguard, Sydney http://tinyurl.com/4x2ubsv – @LifeMusicMedia

Note: Winners will be notified by email on the Sunday the 8th May 2011.

Good Luck!

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Nicholas Roy “In A Shoebox Under The Bed” – LP Review

Review: Ben Connolly


In a Shoebox Under the Bed - Nicholas RoyNicholas Roy
  It’s a great romantic ideal, isn’t it? A fresh-faced boy with a heart of gold, a far-away stare and a modicum of musical ability notches up a home recording completed in his dreary Melbourne abode. Everything about it screams eyes-rolling type cliche, that we’ve read the story a million times to know it backwards and that nothing new or exciting can ever come out of that set up again. But that’s exactly what Melbourne lad Nicholas Roy has attempted in his first long player Nicholas Roy, released in August through indie label Little Tribe. And it’s a solid effort which manages to take a slightly different route than the troubled singer-songwriter path, but has it worked?

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Who Killed Amanda Palmer? An Interview with the Queen of Punk Cabaret

by Lisa Lamb
amanda palmer - photo by Lenka Sindelarova

[Related: Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009 : Photo Gallery]

Amanda Palmer embarked on a rock star journey from the age of four when her mother sat her on her lap and taught her to play piano by ear. With no formal musical training and a strong interest in drama, she explored dark cabaret, gothic burlesque and surreal musical theatre as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls. Then embarked on a solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which pays homage to David Lynch (Twin Peaks) from a girl who doesn’t watch TV. She is a walking contradiction, part truth, part fiction and always entertaining. Her shows are not so much gigs as an experience and once the audience have the “experience” they are happy to spread the word.
 
 
Lisa: Amanda, you originally started out busking, doing street theatre and performing as a live statue, how did you start busking and has this influenced your later work?
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