The AU Sessions live series kicked off on Tuesday night with a special showcase at Erksineville's The Hive Bar, featuring two special unplugged, intimate and acoustic performances from the talented Taryn LaFauci and Imogen Clark. The series will continue monthly - the last Tuesday of every month! Keep your eyes on our sessions page for all the details. And in the meantime, enjoy these photos from Johnny Au from the first night:
USA rock group needtobreathe stopped by the AU earlier this month to perform their track "The Heart" while in Australia - filmed Live and Acoustic in Sydney as part of our AU sessions series. The track is taken from their album Rivers In The Wasteland, which is available now.
Watch Brisbane trio The Reversals perform their single "Squeeze" for the AU sessions. Filmed earlier this week in a park in Sydney. The band perform tonight in Adelaide and on Sunday in Melbourne. Dates are on their website, which you'll find after the jump...
US rock group needtobreathe are currently touring Australia for the first time as part of a run of special shows for World Vision. They stopped by the AU review to record two tracks for the AU sessions series, featuring artists from around the world performing intimately, acoustically and exclusively. In this video, three parts of the group perform their track "Brother", while standing on top of a slide in a park in Sydney, Australia.
the AU review presents Melbourne based artist Peter Bibby performing his track "Home Alone" in a park in Sydney - live, exclusively and acoustically for the AU sessions. Watch the performance after the jump (and head over to our Instagram channel to enjoy him taking over our feed...):
Today we're very excited to announce that following the first ever AU Sessions last month in Sydney, from February onwards we will be putting on a monthly event at The Hive Bar in Erskineville - on the last Tuesday of every month! Stay tuned for more details on the lineups! But until then, come and look back with us at performances from Tim Chaisson and Fanny Lumsden from our December 2014 event!
In our final AU session for 2014, we capture South Carolina's Trevor Hall performing his track "Wish Man" in a park in Sydney, Australia. The track is taken from his record Chapter Of The Forest, out now. Trevor will return to Australia in 2015 to play Bluesfest and shows with Michael Franti.
While here doing a quick promo visit for his Australian tour next year, Canadian singer-songwriter Adam Cohen stopped by our office with his band to perform the beautiful "So Much to Learn" off his latest album We Go Home. Catch him on tour in March as he sets off on a 10-show trip around the country.
Before he hits the stage as part of our LIVE AU sessions series in Sydney on Tuesday, December 9th, Canadian troubadour Tim Chaisson joined us at a park in Central Station to perform his beautiful track "Animals" for our AU sessions web series. Enjoy it here, and don't miss his LIVE and FREE at our event on Tuesday! He's playing other shows around the country, too, which are listed after the jump...
South Korea based rock band Used Cassettes performs their song 'Barcelona' LIVE exclusively for the AU Review and Hello Asia! Used Cassettes is made up of four expats living in South Korea and has been performing for the past 5 years.
Watch as New York based Australians The Kin perform their track "Get On It" (from the EP of the same name) in a park in Sydney, using a slide as a drum and nothing much else but a guitar and their voices. Maybe a set of keys. This is filmed live, exclusive and acoustic for the AU sessions.
the AU review captures Melbourne's Husky performing in stripped back duo mode, bringing us their latest single "Saint Joan" Live and Acoustic for the AU sessions. The track is taken from their brand new LP Rucker's Hill, in stores now.
the AU review captures artists Angie Hart, Katie Noonan, Sam Buckingham and Maples performing the Prince track "When You Were Mine" off the collaborative album Songs That Made Me. 100% of the album's profits go to Cancer Council and it is released Friday, October 17th ahead of a November/December tour in celebration of the record.
Watch Sydney's Jack Colwell perform his track "Three Ravens" off his EP White Noise, live and exclusive on the Grand Piano as part of the AU review's session series.
the AU review presents Sarah McLeod and Tim Henwood from The Superjesus performing their classic single "Gravity" LIVE, Acoustic and Exclusive for the AU sessions.