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JOHN BUTLER TRIO

the AU interview: John Butler (WA) talks The Seed Fund Fundraiser Concert and Pozible Campaign!

Eleven years in, John Butler and Danielle Caruana's Seed Fund is giving incredible opportunities to musicians all over Australia. And now they're asking for the support of Australians to help them keep giving back, launching their first ever fundraising campaign through Pozible and announcing an incredible fundraising concert happening in Melbourne next month. To talk about it all, we caught up with Mr. Butler himself:

Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio headline VANFEST in Forbes, NSW this December

The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.

Live Review: Ottawa Bluesfest Day Six ft. Future Islands + Mama Kin + Edward Sharpe + Operators and more! (14.07.15)


Lynyrd Skynyrd in action. Photo by Mark Horton for Ottawa Bluesfest. Used with Permission.

The sixth day of Ottawa Bluesfest served up a phenomenal mix of artists; from Australia’s own John Butler Trio, Mama Kin and Hamish Anderson, to North American acts including Operators, Future Islands, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and - just to shake things up - Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Photo Gallery: Ottawa Bluesfest Day Six ft. Edward Sharpe + Lynyrd Skynyrd + John Butler Trio + Mama Kin and more... (14.07.15)

We head to the sixth day of Bluesfest in Ottawa, and bring you some photos of Australia's own Hamish Anderson, John Butler Trio and Mama Kin who played alongside the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dan Boeckner's new project Operators, METZ, Black Lips and many more. Enjoy these photos and stay tuned for the full review of today's action packed event!

The AU Weekend Gig Guide: March 27th - March 29th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we'll be going to throughout the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - where will you be heading?

Sheppard, Dan Sultan, 5SOS and Sia lead 2015 APRA Music Award nominations with multiple nods!

Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.

The Big Pineapple Music Festival Unleashes 2015 Lineup!

With two sold out years in a row since its inception, The Big Pineapple Music festival is set for its third year to hammer home a trifecta of awesome vibes, the best names in Australian music and crowds of 10,000+ in a beautiful Sunshine Coast location. Set behind the iconic Big Pineapple in tree-lined surroundings the laid back vibe of the festival will give way to such acts as The John Butler Trio, Violent Soho, The Jezebels and Dune Rats. There will be three stages, camping grounds for 2500 people and of course plenty of parking! Full Lineup and dates below.

Chet Faker, Augie March, Hilltop Hoods and more shortlisted for the APRA Music Awards!

The nominees for the 2015 APRA Music Awards were announced today, with the Sydney event set to celebrate some of the country's best at Carriageworks in March. The shortlisted artists for the prestigious Song Of The Year Award will be whittled down to five finalists, the winner of which will be announced at the ceremony on March 24th. Hosted by Brian Nankervis again this year, the event will also be joined by APRA Music Awards Director Robert Conley, who will be curating the live peformances on the night.

the AU interview at the Falls Festival 2014: John Butler (WA) reflects on the success of 'Flesh & Blood' backstage at Lorne!


Photo: John Goodridge

Festival and Australian touring favourites, the John Butler Trio, brought their now renowned live show through the Falls Festivals and Southbound over New Year's recently, performing some killer live shows. Having had a successful 2014 off the back of their latest release, Flesh & Blood, which saw the band take home the 2014 ARIA for Best Blues & Roots Album as well as travel the world on tour, Butler sat down with us backstage at Lorne to reflect on it all.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Three - Lorne, Victoria (30.12.14)

The third day of the Falls Festival hits and everyone is on great spirits helped by an amazing line up of local and international acts. The Black Lips tore it up in the Grand Theatre while George Ezra had everyone singing along with hit song "Budapest". The closing acts of the main stage were more like production numbers; La Roux, Empire of the Sun and SBTRKT all putting on amazing shows. The Village was also a hive of late night cabaret and performances. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the action.

Festival Review: Falls Festival Day Three ft. John Butler Trio + SBTRKT - Lorne, Victoria (30.12.14)

By Day Three, everyone's hitting their stride; it's the first day of Falls where both the Grand Theatre and Valley Stage are in operation, more international visitors are in the joint and punters stand to bear witness to some more world class festival sets. And we've still got one full day and night to go.

The second Campfire Festival 2015 artist announcement drops!

The bill for the inaugural event set to take place at the Hope Estate Winery has just been expanded with the addition of seven new acts including Shannon Noll, Wendy Matthews and The Wolfe Brothers .

Photo Gallery: 2014 ARIA Awards Winner Wall! - The Star Event Centre, Sydney (26.11.14)

After they won, the 2014 ARIA Awards winners headed backstage and we're snapped by our photographer Nathan Atkins with their new trophies. Check out Chet Faker, 5 Seconds of Summer, Neil Finn with Paul Kelly and more!

2014 ARIA Award Winners celebrated in Sydney overnight!

Another extraordinary year for Australian music was capped off by the sold out ARIA Awards, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable year it was for artists in 2014. For the first time the sold out event was broadcast to millions in Asia, cementing Australia's rising prevalence in the international eye.