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BRUNO MARS

Live Review: Bruno Mars + Miguel - Qantas Credit Union Arena (08.03.14)

Ever since that ‘Nothin on You’ hook, the world has been trained to flock to Bruno Mars’ sugary vocals like bees on honey. As such, he has become one of the most bankable pop stars in the world; this tour was a complete justification of that. Stopping in Sydney for his worldwide ‘Moonshine Jungle’ tour, the Hawaiian-born artist took any doubts some may of his viability as a live performer and stomped all over them.

Live Review: Bruno Mars + Miguel - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (04.03.14)

He croons and makes the ladies swoon, he can shred a guitar, he can bang out on the drums, he’s sexy, and he’s one of the biggest artists in the world right now. His name is Bruno Mars and he has brought his animal prowess and an entourage to Melbourne as part of their 2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour.

Album Review: Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days: Special Edition (2013 LP)

One of the main musical genres making the Brits proud is the solo female category. Stemming from the success of Adele, this generation of music lovers were introduced to a modern take on female performers, who wrote about their past relationships and heartbreaks with class and poise - making it a winning formula. Following this pathway but putting her own unique sound towards it emerged Ellie Goulding with her folky and whimsical styled vocals. First gaining success in the UK with her debut album Lights back in 2010, Goulding endured a high level of success in her homeland of England.

Tour Updates: Thy Art Is Murder, Royal Chant, Bruno Mars, Royal Chant, Japandroids and more!

In this issue: Thy Art Is Murder add Western Australian shows to tour, Royal Chant add dates to Panic & Cash tour, Bruno Mars adds second Melbourne show, Japandroids add second Melbourne show; The Delta Riggs announce extra WA dates for album tour, They Might Be Giants announce ‘Flood’ shows and additional Melbourne tickets, and supports are announced for YACHT Australian shows.

Festival d'été de Québec releases more artist details and program information for 2013!

The Festival d'été de Québec, Canada's largest outdoor music festival, is taking place again this July 4-14. With 12 outdoor stages and venues, attracting over 1000 artists to the historical city over the 11 day event, this festival has been pulling visitors and performers of all arts in from all over the world since 1968.

Bruno Mars to tour Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in February and March 2014.

Bruno Mars wowed the Logies crowd in Melbourne over the weekend and now comes the announcement that he'll be touring the country through February and March next year. The arena tour will see Mars and his full band bring hits including "Just The Way You Are", "Grenade" and "Locked Out of Heaven" to life in his biggest Australian shows to date and going by how well his last run of Australian shows went, these are gigs you'll want to get tickets to quickly!

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 29th January 2013

Festivals in Australia are going through many a-drama, as Rainbow Serpent Festival survives, while Peats Ridge dyes. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue to grip tighter on the upper echelons of the ARIA Charts, and all the news from the Tamworth Country Music Awards, all in this weeks State Of Affairs.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 21st January 2013

Plenty of news from the industry circles this week, mainly in the opportunity area, with a chance to get grants galores care of The Hilltop Hoods or The Australia Council for the Arts. Push Songs also are giving a chance to get songwriting tips and advice for aspiring musicians. Also, CMJ applications have opened and Simon Crean appoints a new director of Sounds Australia. All this, and a historic event in the ARIA charts on The State Of Affairs this week.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 15th January 2013

Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.

This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.

Bruno Mars - Count On Me (2011 Single)

The uplifting and chilled sounds of Bruno Mars always manage to put me in a great mood. The latest single release from Mars is called "Count On Me" and hits all the right spots. His signature acoustic folk sound is back and with it some nice positive Lyrics.