He has been mastering the craft of blues for nearly half a century, a period that has seen him produce over twenty albums, a number of hit singles and had his work covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Ray Charles.
Since signing to Run For Cover Records whilst still in high school back in 2009, American pop-punk group Citizen have released both an EP Young States and LP Youth and toured across the States.
As parts of Sydney's CBD remain in lock down as a result of the siege in Martin Place, the Sydney Opera House have "decided to cancel tonight's performances at the Opera House. This is to minimise pressure on transport networks and to provide as much notice as possible to staff and patrons."
Popular demand has pushed Danny Brown to add a second Melbourne show to his Australian tour planned for early January. Fast proving to be one of the most popular live performers in hip hop, Brown will hit The Corner Hotel on January 5th in addition to his sold out show the day before at the same venue, and his January 3rd performance at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane.
Following the widespread reactions that ensued when it was announced that Lenny Kravitz would be appearing at Bluesfest 2015m the legendary artist has now revealed that he will be performing two headline sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Lenny Kravitz will be supported by New Orleans hero Trombone Shorty!
In 1989, CJ Ramone became the new bassist for The Ramones, posing as a lynch pin that kept the band rolling towards the end of their legendary career. Now you can catch CJ Ramone on tour of Australia in support of his new solo album, Last Chance to Dance. With Dan Root of Adolescents on guitars and Pete Soso of Street Dogs on the drums the band will be performing classic Ramones songs as well as cuts from the new opus. The Adelaide leg of the tour is at the Crown & Anchor, for those who know the place, it will surely be an insane show!
American alternative rock band Switchfoot have announced they'll return to Australia to play two intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Fans, don't waste this opportunity to witness a band of this calibre in such an intimate setting.
Lindsey Stirling, the electric violin extraordinaire will make her return to Australian shores in 2015 for a massive national tour after sell out shows in 2013. This tour will also mark her Adelaide and Perth debut. After competing in America's Got Talent in 2010 Lindsey built a YouTube empire and now sees vapid success with her unique combination of big beats, animation and of course the violin! Tickets are on sale December 15.
Soul-rock outfit, Alabama Shakes, will be performing their one and only headline show in Sydney aside from rocking out at the colossal 2015 Bluesfest in Byron Bay.
Melbourne rockers Magic Bones and one-man-band Harts have announced they'll be touring our vast country hand in hand this summer. With Magic Bones' garage rock and Harts' electronic funk/soul rock/pop combo this show is a must see for next year.
Italian house gun Riva Starr, one of the hottest names in global dance music, is coming to Australia for a whirlwind tour around New Year's Eve. He's hitting up Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart around his headline slot in Auckland on NYE.
Pokey LaFarge and his six-piece band return to Australian shores with a run of east coast dates in April 2015, and light up Australian stages when he and his band bring their Midwestern appeal.
In this issue: Millions and Japanese Wallpaper team up for headline Metro show, Jaron Freeman and The Opposite of Everything hitting up the Hotel Gearin, Christmas At the Opera House returns for 2014, Paul Kelly bringing the Merri Soul Sessions through to Tamworth in 2015, Paul Simon and Sting reschedule their Sydney date, the Twilight at Taronga series announces second Paul Kelly show; Marquee Sydney announces NYE line up and Crooked Colours and Indian Summer on decks for Ivy Pool Club's 'Very Sweaty Christmas'.
The Getaway Plan are back and in the throes of a seriously exciting time. The Melbourne alt-rock quartet are in the studio recording a new LP and have announced a multitude of dates for next year.
Irish ensemble Celtic Woman bring a breathtaking new show to Australia in 2015 to celebrate the group's 10th anniversary together. Celtic Woman showcases four talented women - three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist - who have created a fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary song craft and state-of-the-art stage production.