Isn’t It A Pity
out April 28, 2017 via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia
Continue reading Bernard Fanning – New Single ‘Isn’t It a Pity’
Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Five consecutive days in the sunshine was a rare treat for Bluesfest regulars who have endured years of mud to listen to the incredible artists invited to perform at this world class festival. Day five felt very relaxed as the big crowds had thinned and lining up for a bite to eat or something to drink seemed almost instant in comparison to previous days. Weary stall holders still served customers with smiles and delicious concoctions but understandably they were looking forward to the event drawing to a close.
Continue reading Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Five
By Wanda Hill
Photo (Bernard Fanning playing at Falls Festival 2016 – Lorne) by Ruby Boland
Falls Festival Byron Bay – Day 3
Searing heat and a dry dusty walk into the festival site felt like a pilgrimage to a holy land where hardship must first be endured to prepare the mind for revelation. Seeing people with various states of epic sunburn prepared me for what would be my skins fate at the end of this 3rd and final day of Falls festival.
Continue reading Live Review : Falls Festival, Byron Bay 2017 – Day 3 (2 January 2017)
Photographer: Ruby Boland Photography
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Falls Festival, Lorne 2016 – Day 3 (30 December 2016)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20, 2016 – Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR today announced he will return to Australia for the first time in seven years for a series of indoor and open-air performances.
Continue reading James Taylor and His All-Star Band Live In Concert – Tour February 2017
‘Reckless’ is the second official single from Bernard Fanning’s stunning, ARIA Nominated third solo release, ‘Civil Dusk’.
Continue reading Bernard Fanning Releases New Single & Video ‘Reckless’ + Touring Nationally – October 2016
Bernard Fanning will be giving 200 fans an exclusive glimpse into Civil Dusk, his breathtaking third solo album. August 2nd, three days before the album’s official release, Bernard and his band will take over the stunning Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney, to play Civil Dusk in it’s entirety. Giving fans a one-off opportunity to hear the new music in a intimate setting, showcasing the warmth, earthiness and complexed simplicity of Bernard’s new material. Tickets will be on sale 12noon Tuesday 19th July via giantdwarf.com.au.
Continue reading Bernard Fanning – Exclusive Sydney Album Launch
As an artist in continuous motion, Bernard Fanning has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum; charting a course from creation to an interactive live experience like no other. With his solo career now spanning 10-plus years, Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and lyricists. From the country folk-tinged charm of his multi-platinum debut solo album Tea and Sympathy (#1 ARIA Debut) to the rock grooves and horn breaks of its follow up Departures (#1 ARIA Debut).
Continue reading Bernard Fanning New Single ‘Wasting Time’ from the forthcoming LP ‘Civil Dusk’
Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Bernard Fanning at A & I Hall, Bangalow, NSW – May 19, 2016
From the world-class vantage point of its harbour-side amphitheatre, Twilight at Taronga returns this summer for the 20th anniversary series, with 17 brilliant concerts across each Friday and Saturday night from Friday 30th January to Saturday 21st March, 2015.
Continue reading Twilight at Taronga 2015: Line-Up Announcement
Photos by Lucinda Goodwin Photography
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Bernard Fanning at Melbourne Zoo Twilights – January 31, 2015
Photographer: David Jackson
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Beat the Drum – Celebrating 40 Years Of Triple J
Review By: Elize Strydom
“You’re going to a Kev Carmody tribute, eh?” Silence. “So, who’s Kev Carmody?”
Sadly that was a common response when I mentioned tonight’s gig to friends. Sadly, it was my initial response, too. However, I’ve been told that that is what the show is all about: taking one of Australia’s finest songwriters and exposing his talents to a whole new audience. Kev Carmody has been singing about the realities of Aboriginal society for the past 24 years through blunt protest songs and poetic ballads; blending folk, country, rock and gospel. In 2007 Paul Kelly pulled together the who’s who of the Australian music scene and an album was released featuring those singer songwriters performing Kev’s songs. Tonight those artists – including Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, John Butler, Clare Bowditch, the Herd and the Drones – will take to the stage to honour a man who is very much alive and passionate about his people and his country.
Continue reading Live Review | Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009
Interview: Elize Strydom
The girl can’t help it. She’s surprised and excited and confused. She’s asking questions, making plans and speaking out. Clare Bowditch is just being Clare Bowditch.
Elize Strydom catches the fire.
“I really love the idea of his stories living on. It’s great to be able to do a tribute with someone who is very much alive and there! You see what’s happening in the culture at the moment with Michael Jackson – I think that’s too late to celebrate someone. My theory is if you love someone, do your best to celebrate them while they’re alive and can enjoy it.”
Clare Bowditch is talking about legendary Indigenous singer/songwriter/storyteller Kev Carmody. And she wants you to know about it. On August 1st Bowditch will take to the stage with a swag of other artists including Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, John Butler, Bernard Fanning and the Drones for Cannot Buy My Soul – a tribute to Carmody and the culmination of the Queensland Music Festival.
Our Live Review: Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009
Our Photo Gallery: Kev Carmody “Cannot Buy My Soul” Landmark Australian Music Event @ Brisbane Riverstage 1 August 2009
Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, John Butler, Missy Higgins, Clare Bowditch, Tex Perkins, The Herd, The Drones and many, many more join forces in a special twilight concert at Brisbane Riverstage to celebrate a unique Australian talent.
Powerful, versatile and utterly original, for the past 24 years legendary singer songwriter Kev Carmody has evoked the realities of contemporary Aboriginal society with a clarity and grace that has won him fans across Australia and around the world.
This signature Queensland Music Festival event sees Carmody’s repertoire – from blunt protest songs to poetic ballads – reinterpreted by a thrilling line-up of Australia’s most acclaimed singer songwriters and musicians who contributed to the 2007 album Cannot Buy My Soul, produced by long-time friend and collaborator Paul Kelly.