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MARLON WILLIAMS

Paul Kelly present the Merri Soul Sessions at a Day on the Green

Paul Kelly is reprising his recently acclaimed and innovative album and tour Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions at A Day on the Green. The concert experience includes 10 musicians and performers led by Kelly, with vocalists Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika and Linda Bull.

Live Review: Rubber Soul Revolver (Beatles Cover Show) - Sydney Opera House (08.08.15)

A melting pot of Australian talent in Husky Gawenda, Fergus Linacre, and Jordie Lane joined forces to perform two Beatles albums - Rubber Soul and Revolver - back to back at the beautiful Sydney Opera House this past weekend, ending what has been a hugely anticipated national tour.

Live Review: Rubber Soul | Revolver - Festival Theatre, Adelaide (02.08.15)

When most people think of The Beatles, the massive hits and albums are likely to come to mind first. Even if you're unsure of what album the songs are featured on, you could probably name one hand some classics. In Rubber Soul and Revolver, the sixth and seventh albums released by The Beatles in the mid-sixties, are some of my favourite Beatles songs - from the lilting "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", to "Eleanor Rigby" and of course, "Tomorrow Never Knows", both records signified important stages in The Beatles' career and it's no surprise that they've continued to be revered well into today's music culture.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 31st - August 2nd.


Photo Credit: XRAY DOLL

And just like that, we're knocking on August's door. While we try to wrap out minds around that fact, some kickass bands are getting ready to tear up venues around the joint this weekend. Get out there and support your locals!

Live Review: Marlon Williams - Jive, Adelaide (02.07.15)

The magic Marlon Williams conjures on stage is something I've not seen in a live music environment for quite some time. He comes through Jive, a venue on Adelaide's west end, with an old-timey charm and an alt-country/folk music fusion that sets hearts aflutter before breaking them into tiny pieces with some powerful lyrical storytelling. Yet, in between songs when he's introducing his band, warning the crowd an upcoming guitar solo might not be up to scratch or throwing back to high school days with his band mates, the man who stands before us is a friendly and down to earth 20-something from Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Husky Gawenda, Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane & Kingswood's Fergus Linacre join forces for the 'Rubber Soul Revolver Tour'!

Some of Australia's finest are gearing up to bring two classic albums by The Beatles to life - Rubber Soul and Revolver. The band's sixth and seventh records are set to be given the live treatment by Husky Gawenda, Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane and Kingswood vocalist Fergus Linacre this July and August! Four remarkable and distinctly different voices are set to be supported by a talented cast of musicians in bringing the two albums to stages around the country, performed in their entirety back to back.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: April 17th - April 19th.

And so, another weekend of live music and events is upon us. Where will you be heading? Stuck for ideas? Have a cheeky look at just some of the shows our team will be checking out and go from here...

New Music Video: Marlon Williams "Dark Child" (2015)

"Dark Child", the lead single taken from Marlon Williams' forthcoming debut album, now has a film clip and well, it's definitely one not to be taken lightly! The track, beautifully brooding and dark and it's visual accompaniment is all types of morbid, odd and darkly humourous.

Photo Gallery: Justin Townes Earle + Lindi Ortega + Marlon Williams - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.10.14)

Supported by Lindi Ortega and Marlon Williams, Justin Townes Earle Performed at The Metro Theatre in Sydney lat night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Editor's Picks: The Best Music of Bigsound 2014 - Sose Fuamoli picks her five favourite performances from Brisbane

Now that the chaotic bubble that is BIGSOUND has been popped and the hundreds of delegates and musicians have gone home, bonded in varying levels of the same sense of exhaustion and hangovers, we take a look at which performances stood out the most. Larry brought you his Top 5 picks and below are just some of the artists who I managed to see totally owning it at the music love in that was Wednesday and Thursday night in the Valley.

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.

Photo Gallery: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

First Aid Kit have returned to Australia for their Stay Gold tour and hit Sydney's Metro Theatre last night supported by New Zealand's Marlon Williams. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos:

Live Review: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

In their first Sydney concert since their much lauded Opera House headline gig of 2012, First Aid Kit have returned to Australia, fresh off the release of their new LP Stay Gold, here as part of the Splendour in the Grass contingency. Tonight's performance at the Metro Theatre may be a bit of a step down from their previous habitat, but the sold out crowd was no less respectful and the concert no less memorable. Well, maybe it is hard to beat a gig at the Opera House, but I digress...

the AU interview: Melody Pool (Australia) and Marlon Williams (New Zealand) talk about their national co-headlining tour!

Melody Pool and Marlon Williams are joining forces later this week and embarking on a massive tour around Australia. Before they hit the road, they sat down with the AU review to discuss their music, the tour and much more....