Author: Vanessa Ronan-Pearce

the AU interview: Lior (Melbourne) talks Kidgeeridge Music Festival, current tour, inspiration and more

April 21, 2015

After having burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his debut album Autumn Flow, Lior has gone on to perform at the likes of the Edinburgh Festival, and has in complete contrast won The Screen Writer Song of the Year Award in 2012 for his song “Lullaby” commissioned by the ABC for the […]

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the AU interview: Katie Noonan (Sunshine Coast) talks touring, crowd funding and favourite studios

March 11, 2015

On Thursday morning Vanessa Ronan-Pearce had the pleasure of meeting the lovely, humble and talented Katie Noonan on the eve of her upcoming tour. They caught up in Sydney near the Channel 7 studios early in the morning before Katie went in to do some filming. With a successful and prolific career that has, so […]

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the AU interview: Bertie Blackman (Melbourne) on her new album, "The Dash"!

June 25, 2014

“Run For Your Life”, the new single from Bertie Blackman triggers the very sensations Bertie Blackman is singing about: feet pounding the pavement, the air rushing into your lungs, the blood pumping through your veins. Referencing the stylistic choices of the 80’s and all the things that made Bertie happy growing up, Vanessa Ronan-Pearce had […]

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the AU interview: Vika Bull (Australia) on her current touring show "At Last: The Etta James Story".

June 24, 2014

Following a smash-hit national tour and back by popular demand the unforgETTAble sounds of Vika Bull and the Essential R&B Band will grace the stages of Bendigo, Ballarat and Subiaco (WA) this July to delight audiences with the story of one of the most influential soul singers of all times – Etta James. With a […]

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the AU interview: Charles Lloyd (USA) on working with Maria Farantouri on the ‘Greek Project’

June 3, 2014

Memphis Jazz legend and iconic Greek vocalist Charles Lloyd has arrived in Australia, bringing his fantastic Greek Project for a very special performance in Sydney’s City Recital Hall. The performance is an exploration of traditional Greek music and is a collaboration with political activist Maria Farantouri. Ahead of the performance tomorrow (Wednesday June 4), we […]

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Album Review: Swing Noir – Music From The Jazz Clubs of 1930s Europe (2014 Compilation)

May 24, 2014

This is certainly a swinging album of hot gypsy jazz of the 1930’s. Featuring some of the most influential musicians of the time – Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to name but a few. Although title Swing Noir this is certainly more of an example of the hot club jazz style […]

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Album Review: Ray LaMontagne – Supernova (2014 LP)

May 22, 2014

With his breakthrough track, “Trouble”, off the album of the same name, Ray LaMontagne made a distinctive name for himself in the music industry as a unique, soulful singer/songwriter with an acoustic and raw sound. But it has been more than 10 years since the cult favourite of folk, roots and classic rock fans released […]

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Album Review: Sarah McLachlan – Shine On (2014 LP)

May 21, 2014

Like stepping in from the cold to find a warm fireplace and your favourite blanket. The new album, Shine On, by Sarah McLachlan is the musical equivalent of getting re-acquainted with an old friend. Filled with her distinctive and glistening vocals that have been off the airways for far too long. In fact this album […]

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Album Review: Play It Again – Classic Hollywood (2014 LP)

May 11, 2014

For any nostalgia driven Hollywood movie buffs, and lovers of the grand music scores from classic movies, this album is a little slice of heaven. Each track transports the listener to another time and place, swept away in magnificent and timeless orchestrations, with the only down-side of leaving you a little jarred upon returning to […]

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Live Review: Michael Buble + Naturally 7 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (09.05.14)

May 11, 2014

It’s evident that Michael Buble has a special place in his heart for his Australian fans, as this is where he got his first big break in 2000, just before he almost gave up on music. Thankfully he didn’t, as his popularity and success over the last 14 years has only grown, and with good […]

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Album Review: Paolo Nutini "Caustic Love" (2014 LP)

April 16, 2014

Paolo Nutini got a lucky break when David Sneddon was delayed at the start of a performance in 2003 and Nutini won a spot to sing a few numbers. His ongoing success, however, is not just dumb luck, but is a result of his enduring and ever-growing talent. After five years of touring, writing, collaborating, […]

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