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BONJAH

the AU interview: David Morgan of BONJAH (New Zealand) talks Surfers Paradise LIVE, bands he loves and more

Melbourne-based New Zealanders BONJAH are set to bring their blues infused rock ‘n’ roll sound to the stage at Surfers Paradise LIVE in just a week's time. From Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May, the Gold Coast will be buzzing with free shows from some incredibly talented Australian and international musicians. BONJAH’s bass player David Morgan chatted with the AU review about their upcoming performance and their music, as well as other exciting bands and artists attending the event.

5 Shows not to miss at AWME this week!

The Australasian World Music Expo, affectionately known as AWME, is kicking off in Melbourne tonight, with various venues around the city set to host some of the world's (and Australia's) best blues, roots and world musicians over the next four days. The program is extensive and diverse, so if you're still trying to figure out what shows to check out, we've picked out our Top 5 as a starting point!

Festival Review: Follow the Sun Festival - Wigley Reserve, Glenelg (05.10.14)

Dave Elmes, the founder of the new Follow the Sun Festival in Glenelg, needs to be commended. The new kid on the festival circuit in South Australia had its first run over the Labour Day long weekend and brought about the perfect excuse to spend a Sunday down by the beach, enjoying some great live music and general excellent vibes.

Photo Gallery: Follow the Sun Festival - Wigley Reserve, Glenelg (05.10.14)

It was perfect weather on the long weekend for the first Follow the Sun Festival at Wigley Reserve on the foreshore at Glenelg. With a line up of quality Australian acts including Paul Dempsey, Bonjah and Dallas Frasca, it was a glorious day out for all the family. Our photographer John Goodridge was there and brings you these pics.

the AU interview: Regan Lethbridge talks the year of Bonjah in 2014 ahead of the Follow the Sun Festival!

Today is the day! The new Follow the Sun Festival is just hours from kicking off down at Adelaide's Glenelg beach precinct, with the likes of Paul Dempsey, Dallas Frasca and more visiting and local musicians set to perform on what has turned out to be a glorious Sunday. What a way to spend a long weekend, right? If you're heading down to Follow the Sun today or tonight, get warmed up with our chat with one of the talented bands set to play, Melbourne-via-NZ's Bonjah.

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part One)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part One, we take you from Airling to The Love Junkies.

Gig Announcements: SA & QLD - 3rd September 2014.

In this issue: Brisbane's LeSuits launch debut single, Katchfire perform at The Gov, BIGSOUND parties announced all over the place through Brisbane, The Skatalites bring 50th anniversary party to Adelaide, The Smith Street Band bring the noise to The Gov, The 1975 add an Adelaide show, Shihad performs live at The Gov, The Bloodpoets announce album launch, Bloodstock: A Mick Blood Benefit Gig, Lowrider perform final show in Adelaide, C.W. Stoneking to play Adelaide, Ball Park Music add another Adelaide show to tour, The Return of The Joint Effort hits Brisbane and The Con & The Liar announce an album launch for Deserters.

Paul Dempsey to headline the inaugural Follow The Sun Festival in Adelaide this October!

Adelaide is gaining a new festival to their music calender in the Glenelg-set Follow the Sun Festival! Event founder David Elmes runs the Watermark Hotel in the beachside area and has now been able to see his vision come to life with the October 5th event set to take place on the Wrigley Reserve. Headlining the first event will be Paul Dempsey and will feature many talents including Benjalu, Dallas Frasca and Bonjah.

the AU interview: Glenn Mossop from Bonjah (Melbourne) talks touring, videography and 'Beautiful Wild'.

The long arduous road of touring life doesn't phase Glenn Mossop. His band Bonjah has done it many times over before and intends to do it again in support of their latest album Beautiful Wild. As he tells Philippe Perez, it's all part of the territory.

Originals Music Festival releases 2014 line up!

The Originals Music Festival is the latest festival to head to the Sunshine Coast. The festival will feature performances from local acts across Australia. The Originals Music Festival will take place on September 13th at the Noosa AFL Grounds. The event will be all ages, involve two stages showcasing local Sunshine Coast musicians, alongside well-known Australian indie acts.

Album Review: Bonjah - "Beautiful Wild" (2014 LP)

From taking a one way flight to Melbourne eight years ago to touring internationally with headline shows, the Kiwi lads from Bonjah have put a lot of hard work into their sound which is clearly evident in their third studio release, Beautiful Wild. Every track exudes that bluesy rock fuelled confidence, with frontman Glen Mossop's signature vocals and the band's driving guitar making each hook electric.

CLOSED Win a copy of Bonjah's new album "Beautiful Wild"!

The Bonjah boys are at it again. With a third studio LP release ready to share with the world, a special one-off album launch show in Melbourne and European tour in their midst, the boys are showing no signs of slowing down.

New Music Video: Bonjah "Honey" (2014)

Acted, directed, filmed and edited by Glen Mossop himself, Bonjah's new video for "Honey" is pretty much just an excuse for Mossop to show off his sexy mug and bod. "Honey" comes off Bonjah's forthcoming LP Beautiful Wild. Definitely one for the ladies, enjoy it below:

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 12th March

In this Issue: Elk Bell heading to Melbourne, Katy Perry adds more dates to her Australian tour, T54 announce their first Australian shows, Bonjah announce new Album while Wolf & Cub trek over to woo Melbourne. Returning to Melbourne for a repeat performance will be Die! Die! Die! and the Melbourne Folk club has announced the artists who will be performing in its weekly concert series.

Album News Weekly: 11 March 2014

In This Issue: So this week it’s a little... big. Some massive announcements have just come through. Coldplay are releasing a new record, along with Band Of Skulls. Back on home soil Mia Dyson and a new Byron act Toy Boats are dropping new records. Back again overseas and Swedish pop singer Lykke Li is releasing a new one, and Lune is also dropping a record. Plus there’s tons more in here, so have a read!