Review by Lauren Sherritt
It’s been six years since Robbie Williams last graced Brisbane’s stages, but the wait was well worth it for fans of the talented pop superstar.
On the back of the 2013 album Swings Both Ways, for the past few months Robbie Williams has been smashing out a world tour of the same name and September has seen Australia’s turn to get in on the swinging action. With shows already played in Perth and Sydney, Brisbane audiences were thrilled to pack out two shows this week at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Continue reading Live Review | Robbie Williams ‘Swings Both Ways’ @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre – September 22, 2014
Review by Lauren Sherritt
Photo Credit: Pete Coorey
||On possibly the most humid Brisbane night in 2011 so far, a small crowd gathered at The Zoo in hopes of witnessing something special. Clutching cold beverages and gathering close to fans and windows, last Thursday night proved to be the time for these fans of funk and soul to have their wishes come true and be transported back to a time when their music, played with passion and skill, was at it’s very height.
Continue reading Charles Walker and The Dynamites @ The Zoo, Brisbane | November 24th, 2011 | Live Review
by Lauren Sherritt
US funk masters The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker are in Australia delivering their unrelenting barrage of stripped-down, rhythmic R&B, funk and swinging soul!
Lauren Sherritt chats with singer Charles Walker and guitarist Leo Black and delves deeper into the soul of the band.
LS: You’ve been to Australia before, you played here last year?
Charles: Yeah we were there last year. This will be our third time.
Leo: Our first time was last April, then we came over for New Year and here we come again.
LS: And is Australia a country you like to tour in?
Charles: Oh yeah, very much so. We have a great time there and people really enjoy the music. It makes for a great tour.
Continue reading Interview with Charles Walker and Leo Black of The Dynamites
Review by: Lauren Sherritt
Unidentified Flying Collection of Songs is the first album released by My Own Pet Radio, the name under which Brisbane artist Sam Cromack works solo. The bedroom recorded, experimental album is a solid example of decent, hard worked music created by a passionate and hard working musician.
Cromack, also known as the front man for indie rock/pop band Ball Park Music, really goes to town on the album cutting samples, employing effects and layering instruments, all played by himself, with intricate and distinct lyrics. The songs collectively move through various styles, bluesy influences sitting alongside poppy rock and folksy, lilting acoustic pieces. Carefully crafted to fit together as a whole album, the spectrum of styles in the songs speaks of the years of work gone into developing Cromack’s skill, and the album transcends the hyped world of sale figures and radio play stats to sit as a thought provoking piece of artwork.
Continue reading My Own Pet Radio – Unidentified Flying Collection of Songs [Album Review]