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Photos! Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ – Opening Weekend featuring Josh Pyke, Winterbourne

Photos by Maclay Heriot
Josh Pyke at Twilight at Taronga
Sydney’s favourite singer-songwriter Josh Pyke brought his sweet indie-pop for a sold out Twilight performance on the Taronga Zoo concert on Friday night. Warming up the crowd ahead of the main set was Central Coast duo Winterbourne, whose easy-listening folk rock kept spirits high. Once Josh Pyke took the stage, the amphitheatre was filled with the sound of his audience singing along to the catchy hooks and beautiful harmonies he has become renowned for as he performed songs from his most recent album But For All These Shrinking Hearts.
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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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The White Album Concert – July 2014 Tour Dates

Tim Woods & Phil Bathols present
The Beatles’ brilliant double masterpiece live on stage
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BY POPULAR DEMAND
THE WHITE ALBUM CONCERT RETURNS!
With the original all-star cast:
CHRIS CHENEY, PHIL JAMIESON, JOSH PYKE & TIM ROGERS

The sold-out live rock phenomenon of 2009 is back: 30 of the Beatles’ most breathtaking songs performed with a 17-piece rock orchestra.
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Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2014 Shows Selling Out

twilightThe announcement of The Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2014 program towards the end of last year received a red hot response from music lovers with three shows selling out well ahead of the start of the season. Tickets to shows featuring Jessica Mauboy, Xavier Rudd and James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite sold out in record time, with other shows selling fast.

Melbourne Zoo Twilights offer a unique experience combining wildlife, stunning musical performances and gourmet delights, all within the spectacular grounds of Melbourne Zoo, under the blanket of balmy summer nights.
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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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STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!

**** LINEUP CHANGES ANNOUNCED – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ****

The Frontier Touring Company, in association with the University of Canberra’s entertainment division UC LIVE!, are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s hotly anticipated Stonefest festival scheduled for Saturday 30 October 2010 and held on the University’s grounds.

The addition of Frontier Touring as festival co-promoters is sure to add to the magnitude of the festival. This year sees Frontier celebrating its 30th year of operation and 500th tour. Frontier Touring are extremely pleased to be a part of the venerable Stonefest festival in 2010.

Stonefest has previously hosted an array of highly reputable local and international artists including Cut Copy, The Waifs, Paul Kelly (2007), Faker, Grinspoon, The Dandy Warhols (2008), Josh Pyke, Children Collide, British India, The Living End and Birds of Tokyo (2009). Continue reading STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!

The Go Between Bridge Concert – Brisbane June 25, 2010 [Photo Gallery]

Photographer: Matt Palmer
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Artists: John Steel Singers, Bob Evans, Yves Klein Blue, Josh Pyke, Robert Forster, Angus & Julia Stone
Venue: Go Between Bridge, Brisbane
Date: June 25, 2010
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Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

  On Friday June 25, 2010 Brisbane will be welcoming a new bridge to their river, and it will be welcoming it in style. The Go Between Bridge Concert will be a special show that will see national and local bands take the stage, right on top of the new Go Between Bridge.  It will be Brisbane’s chance to not only celebrate the new link to the streets of their town, but also a rare opportunity to see the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and a Go-Between man himself, Robert Forster, singer-songwriters Josh Pyke and Bob Evans and locals Yves Klein Blue and John Steel Singers play over their river. 

After touring their #1 Gold album “Down The Way” throughout UK, Europe and the US, brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone will be boarding a ‘Big Jet Plane’ to return home to Australia and grace Brisbane’s new edition.

It will be their first show in Brisbane since they captivated fans at a SOLD OUT show at The Tivoli earlier this year.  They look to bring their tales of yearning, travel and love onto the romantic river passageway, to show their fans that the adoration is mutual. Continue reading Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

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The Great Music Keeps on Coming…

FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

Playing Schedule online + One Day tickets selling FAST

The third major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. The great music just keeps on coming in what is fast being considered by the media as the best ever Bluesfest bill – a fitting scenario for a 21st birthday celebration. And there’s still approximately 40 artists yet to be announced!
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LEENA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY & MARCH SHOWS

leena   Following the release of her ‘Mean Old Clock’ EP and some highly sought after tour supports in 2009 (including Paul Dempsey, Joshua Radin and Tim Finn) Melbourne based singer songwriter Leena will be showcasing her talent throughout February with Carus Thompson, as well as her first headlining show in Sydney.
Leena has spent the Summer writing songs for her new EP, due to be recorded in February.

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Live Review: Aria Awards 2009 Red Carpet Wrap up

The Aria’s Red Carpet
By: Bek Grealy
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[Photos: Stuart Blythe ]

36 degree heat blistered the red carpet as an entourage of stylish Limousines followed suit to the entrance of the red carpet. The fans eagerly awaited their stars, one hand grasping their digital cameras in anticipation, the other holding a makeshift fan and the odd shout of “Robbie or Keith” could be heard from a distance.

As the stars made their way up the red carpet, photographers, Television production crew and journalists fought their way to the front to capture the moment.
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Josh Pyke – Announces Debut DVD Release “The LightHouse”

Sydney’s prolific songsmith, Josh Pyke, announces the release of his debut DVD ‘The Lighthouse’, out November 13 through Ivy League.

The centre piece of the DVD is a unreleased documentary, beautifully shot at The Norah Head Lighthouse and surrounding grounds on NSW’s Central Coast in August 2009. The documentary examines 10 prominent songs from across Josh’s career and provides insights from the talented singer songwriter himself as to what motivated them, what they are about and how they have affected his successful and critically acclaimed career.
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Live Review | Sounds of Spring 2009 (part 2)

Review By Jose Eduardo Cruz
Photo by Matt Palmer

MammalAfter overcoming security guards that were more intent on removing bottled water from punters then checking bags for dangerous items, I entered the RNA to a sea of people ready to have a good time. There was an incredible amount of space for everyone to move around in; there were plenty of real toilets, not those disgusting portaloo’s made famous by Kenny, and sufficient shade to shelter during the midday sun.
The first band on the agenda was Melodyssy on the Trash Stage.
With a sizable crowd present, Melodyssy dive into a powerful set. Unfortunately, the mix was way too bass driven and overpowered the guitar and vocals. Overall, they managed to please those that stayed around to listen to their whole set.

After The Fall at the Main Stage begin to warm things up with their danceable vibrant set. The crowd was rather tame considering the high energy these guys were putting out. Nevertheless, a masked Mexican wrestler and Barney Rubble made an appearance in the crowd which was duly noted by their front man.

Next in line was Dead Letter Circus and the first sing along of the festival gets started. These guys are professional and could be the next big thing potentially taking over the spot currently held by The Butterfly Effect. The pit was still subdued and only until their front man decided to jump from the stage and acquaint himself with the front row that the energy in the pit picked up. We see the first crowd surfers and the crowd ignites. In a gesture that will make everyone remember them, Dead Letter Circus started to throw multiple bottles of water into the crowd. DLC proclaim that “Sounds Of Spring” is the best festival and that there are “No glow sticks here!!”

Now I will dedicate several more words to the next band for they were, for me, by far the best band in the line up. Mammal exploded onto the stage with Ezekiel Ox wearing a pair of bull horns through the entire first song. The entire pit was electric and fed off every move from the entire band. Mid set things got a little interesting. Mr. Ox pointed to the Australian flag and explained why he did not associate himself with it. He pointed to the Aboriginal flag fixed to his mic and pledged his allegiance to Indigenous Australians. Not ever having associated Mammal with a political stance, it’s a pleasure to see and hear some level of social commentary in such a massive public gathering. Perhaps not the best delivery, considering alcohol and ignorance can lead to violent patriotism, but nonetheless an excellent move. It does not stop there, Mr. Ox decided to dive into the crowd, crowd surf his way to the middle of the pit while signing and carrying on a call and response. Looking forward to documenting this band in the near future.

Shihad, the on again off again band from across the pacific, jump on stage with their trade mark low rider guitars and embark on a greatest hits set. They struggle to get the crowd motivated enough, but it’s a hard task having to follow Mammal. The regulatory sing along is carried out as is the diving into the crowd.

As 5pm approached, the sun begun to set and people begun to tire and the ample grass space was taken over by sleepy bodies. Anticipating the forecasted dust storm, I made my way to a more protected area within the RNA.

Something with Numbers on the Triple J stage was an interesting band. They had the whole tent from the front to the back dancing. In between songs, I was approached by a fairy, which seem to come out a lot at festivals, and given a present. Before she left she said for me to dance and continue having fun.

The Beautiful Girls is a special band that is always well received wherever they play. Two new songs are debuted and near the end of their show they had the crowd singing to a Phil Collins classic. “I can feel it in the air tonight”, “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life”… very appropriate considering the dust storm that hit Brisbane that night.

Blue King Brown is received by a much smaller crowd then they are used to. They are always cultural, political and acknowledging. The fusion of latin, reggae and rock has made them the premier band in Australia within their genre. However, this is the third time watching this band and although I am a big fan, the format of their performance has been the same the three times I have seen them. My fear is that they will be overexposed and quickly become stale. Nevertheless, they are one of the best Australian independent bands. This reviewer just hopes that something new begins to happen in their shows.
As yet another festival draws to a close, Josh Pyke gently sends everyone home with his beautiful sound.

Overall this was one of the best festivals I have ever attended. The atmosphere was excellent, there were no overly drunk idiots ruining the day for someone else, the punters were very calm and respectful and even with a dust storm that made everything seem apocalyptic, fun was had by everyone. We all await 2010 with anticipation.

Josh Pyke’s Variations Tour : Oct-Nov 2009

Josh Pyke Variations Tour
With Special Guests Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown

Josh Pyke   In October 2009, multiple ARIA winning singer/ songwriter Josh Pyke will embark on what is his shortest, yet most ambitious tour to date. Four huge shows, in VIC, NSW, WA and QLD.

A regular road warrior, Josh has carved a well-worn groove around the country and gathered fans in small country towns and large cities over the past few years. All of his past tours have sold out weeks in advance and he has become a solid favourite on the live circuit among music lovers.

These four, one-off, city shows will be the largest venue’s he has headlined in his career, and Josh will be calling on fans to make their way to the big smoke to see him this time.

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