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Live Review : John Butler Trio at Melbourne Zoo Twilights w/ Tinpan Orange – February 6, 2016

Review by Ben Connolly
Photos Lucinda Goodwin Photography
John Butler Trio at Melbourne Zoo Twilights
The support slot on the summer picnic rug festival circuit is easily the toughest around at the moment. With audience attention divided between divvying up the roast chook, keeping the ants out of hummus and wrangling over-excited toddlers out way past their bedtimes, it’s a tough mix. And, in the case of the hugely successful Melbourne Zoo Twilights series, adding to this is the distraction of a couple of boisterous lions having a bellow; it leaves little room for paying close attention to what’s happening on the main stage.
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John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and The Waifs – for one night only – Brisbane 2016

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Three of Australia’s most captivating live bands, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins & The Waifs, will come together exclusively for their Brisbane fans for a unique night of music under the stars. This special concert event will take place in the picturesque surrounds of the Brisbane Riverstage on Sunday January 31st. Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster.com.au and Oztix.com.au
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Melbourne Zoo Twilights – John Butler Trio SOLD OUT – Second & Final Show Announced

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With Melbourne Zoo Twilight series about to kick off, Perth’s San Cisco and Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs show is now sold out alongside a number of the other shows including The Waifs, José González, John Butler Trio x 2, and Birds of Tokyo with many of the other shows selling fast.
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Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series 2016 ** Updated : San Cisco / Last Dinosaurs SOLD OUT **

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With Melbourne Zoo Twilight series about to kick off, Perth’s San Cisco and Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs show is now sold out alongside a number of the other shows including The Waifs, José González, John Butler Trio x 2, and Birds of Tokyo with many of the other shows selling fast.
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CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL 2015’s Second Artist Announcement!

campfireAdding more burn to CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL in 2015 is the inclusion of seven further well-respected and award-winning acts.

The second lineup of artists confirmed for the 2015 CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL includes:
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CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL 2014 First Artist Announcement

campfireThe New South Wales Hunter Valley’s renowned HOPE ESTATE winery is excited to announce the first musical artists to be confirmed for the inaugural CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL to be held at the winery from Friday, 13 March to Sunday, 15 March, 2015.

The first lineup of artists confirmed for the 2015 CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL includes:

John Butler Trio
Lee Kernaghan / Kasey Chambers
Ash Grunwald / Beccy Cole / The McClymonts
Wendy Matthews / We Two Thieves / Greg Champion
Amber Lawrence / The Bob Corbett Band / Chelsea Basham and more to be announced soon!

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JOHN BUTLER TRIO bring their ‘Flesh & Blood’ tour to regional Queensland – October 2014

Photo Credit: Kane Hibberd
_AUG JBT tour QLD 1 Meg wall horiz Credit Kane HIbberd_The global release of ‘Flesh & Blood’ has seen the John Butler Trio receive the highest of accolades and sell out concerts around the world as they’ve introduced new drummer Grant Gerathy and their sixth studio album to devoted fans over the past 6 months. Come October, Queenslanders will get their live JBT fill as the band returns home for a brief run of shows in that region. It’s been two years since the band last played Kuranda and since John was in North Queensland performing solo in Mackay and Townsville and 3 years since they played Bundaberg and 4 years since they ventured to Toowoomba. JBT will also return to the Sunshine Coast taking part in the Caloundra Music Festival. Tickets for JBT’s QLD tour go on sale Thursday July 3rd (except the Caloundra Music Festival, tickets are on sale now). See all ticketing info below.
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John Butler Trio Announce National ‘Flesh & Blood’ Tour – March/April 2014

The John Butler Trio recently completed a quick stint of thrilling performances in capital cities selling out small capacity iconic venues around the country as they introduced new tunes and their new drummer, Grant Gerathy. With the trio’s sixth studio album ‘Flesh & Blood’ locked and loaded for a February 7th global release the band are pleased to announce a national tour, their first extensive Australian tour in 4 years. Tickets for the tour will go on sale Friday December 13th 2013.

The John Butler Trio’s ‘Flesh & Blood’ album tour will take in major capital cities and a host of regional centres throughout March and April 2014. Fans can expect a set list encompassing tracks from their new album ‘Flesh & Blood’ as well as crowd favourites from the breadth of the trio’s catalogue.
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012 – Day 4 – John Butler Trio, Blue King Brown, The Pogues, Josh Pyke, The Audreys, Angelique Kidjo, Round Mountain Girls, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Seasick Steve, Maceo Parker, Eagle and The Worm, Watussi, Busby Marou, Mama Kin

Photographer: Chris Dornan Photography

Photographer: Chris Dornan Photography
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2010 ARIA Award winners!


After an exciting lead-up to the 2010 ARIA Awards that has seen the presentation of sixteen ARIA ‘Genre’ Awards, four ARIA Artisan Awards and the induction of five bona fide music legends at a heartfelt ARIA Hall of Fame event, ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) is proud to announce the final winners of the 2010 ARIA Awards season.

Before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans, the final eleven ARIA Awards were presented in style at a dazzling event at Australia’s most iconic venue – the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 7 November 2010 (broadcast on Network Ten).

Capping off an extraordinary year, brother / sister act ANGUS & JULIA STONE have taken out the much coveted ARIA Award in the category of ALBUM OF THE YEAR. With thirteen lovingly crafted songs reflecting a myriad of emotions, the album is Down the Way, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Album Chart and has been an unstoppable force. ANGUS & JULIA STONE have also won the ARIA Award in the category of SINGLE OF THE YEAR for Big Jet Plane, a beautifully understated song with a dreamy string arrangement that has captured hearts. The siblings also won an ARIA Award on Friday night in the category of BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM and proving that their talent lies beyond writing and performing, ANGUS & JULIA STONE also won two ARIA Artisan Awards in September for PRODUCER OF THE YEAR and BEST COVER ART.
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SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 ANNOUNCED!!

SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 HAS SOLD OUT IN MINUTES!!!!

SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

With the Wednesday, 26 January Sydney BDO tickets snapped up in record time a second Sydney BDO will now be added.

It’s only the third time in the Festival’s 19 year history that a second show has been staged in any city.

Fans can now attend the second Festival in Sydney, comprising the same bill, on THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY 2011
We a very thankful and proud of the continued popularity and support of the event which enables us to present an additional show in Sydney for the second year in a row.
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BLUE KING BROWN – TWO SPECIAL HEADLINE SHOWS – October 2010

  Blue King Brown, Australia’s premier live Urban roots crew, are Comin’ to conquer! Fresh off the back of a national run with the John Butler Trio, they are now bringing their hot new International sound to the stage for two special headline Victorian concerts in celebration of the release of their new album!

With the drop of their new record WORLDWIZE Part 1 North & South, (receiving a string of 4 & 5 star reviews across the Nation) they have established themselves as one of Australia’s most engaging, unique & quality acts.

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Jeff Lang @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – 11 September 2010 – Live Review

Review: Ben Connolly
Photo: Amy Skinder
Jeff Lang was not always the teller of disturbed tales accompanied by face-melting blues guitar shredding. There was time – in the heady post-grunge days – way back at the beginning of this 15-year-long and counting career, that Lang appeared to fancy himself as a bit of a fringe-rock crooner. His then long locks and fresh face even graced morning television and he seemed always just on the verge of tipping into the mainstream proper.

While his blues-folk-roots-rock brethren (The John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, et al) watered down their origins after initially making the cross-over and opting for the high-exposure, high- sales paths, Lang instead maintained a steady personal path of discovery through the back alleyways which make up his self-described ‘disturbed folk’.

Along the way there have been excursions into deep south blues, rousing sea shanties, psychedelic-laden folk-pop and, more recently, ‘world music’ (with a collaboration with Malian kora player Mamadou Diabante and Indian tabla player Bobby Singh). His latest album, Chimeradour, stayed true to its Greek- mythology based namesake and married them together, but with subtle nod back to the earlier straight-rock days with some crunchy numbers laying a solid base layer.
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