Shane Nicholson

Shane Nicholson launches the inaugural Americana Music Prize of Australia

January 23, 2018

The Americana Music Prize of Australia is an annual grant to support up-and-coming artists in the genre, and has been launched today as a joint initiative of Shane Nicholson/The Sound Hole, Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia. Of this latest initiative to support the genre that he has become so recognised for, Nicholson has explained, “We […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Live Review: Shane Nicholson impresses at the beloved Caravan Music Club alongside Imogen Clark

August 6, 2017

It was a bittersweet night for Shane Nicholson at the Caravan Music Club last Friday night, with the venue announcing its closure after a decade of providing an iconic venue for bands and artists to play. Always a highlight venue on the Victorian leg of his tour; singing songs from his twenty-year career repertoire and […]

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Interview: Shane Nicholson takes us through his new release, Love and Blood

July 31, 2017

Singer, songwriter and producer, Shane Nicholson has just released his new studio album, Love and Blood. Following that Americana-influenced, Country sound, it’s a follow up to the ARIA-award winning, Hell Breaks Loose released in 2015. About to kick off on a national tour, we sat down to discuss the process of writing the new album […]

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More than 180 artists to roll through Nashville’s AmericanaFest including Kasey Chambers, Ruby Boots, C.W Stoneking & more

June 24, 2016

The line up for the 17th annual AmericanaFest has continued to roll out some brilliant names for its 2016 event, with the likes of Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Amanda Shires and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers being announced in their latest artist reveal. The festival is already boasting artists including Wynonna & The Big Noise, Jay Nash and The Black Lillies, […]

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Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote & more nominated for APRA Song of the Year!

January 19, 2016

The 20 contenders for this year’s APRA Song of the Year accolade have been announced this week, with a diverse range of Australian songwriters being acknowledged for some great releases through 2015. There were thousands of votes taken in over the last month or so, with a mix of established artists and emerging frontrunners on […]

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Tina Arena stands out at the ARIAs as Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett sweep the awards for 2015!

November 27, 2015

The ARIA Awards went down at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night, with the movers and shakers of the industry got dolled up and hopped an Uber Black to the venue, whereupon they braved 38 degree heat and attempted not to melt into the red carpet. As predicted, the night belonged to Tame […]

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