ARETHA FRANKLIN QUEEN OF SOUL AND THE VOICE THAT INFLUENCED A GENERATION DEAD AT 76

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By; Dave (DOS) O’Sullivan  The often imitated but never equaled, the queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has passed away peacefully at her home in Detroit, Michigan earlier today. Born Aretha Louise Franklin in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25th, 1942, one of three daughters of Clarence LeVaughn Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin, the singer, songwriter, and pianist began her illustrious career …

SONGSTRESS, RIVAH RELEASES VIDEO FOR “CHEERLEADER”

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Last month, cross-hemisphere songstress RIVAH  released her latest pop-soul banger “Cheerleader”, featuring a supercharged chorus laced with rich, thick production. The single was developed over nearly a year, initiated with producer Jesse Sewell (Porsches, Super Cruel) before RIVAH returned to the track 8 months later to add the verses from a beach shack in northern NSW. Last month, cross-hemisphere songstress released …

RED BEE DROP ‘SILENT ENEMY’ SINGLE MUSIC VIDEO

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Blue Mountains prog-tinged three piece Red Bee have just Dropped a stunning new music video for their single ‘Silent Enemy‘, the title track off our new album. Red Bee will be touring the East Coast to celebrate the release of SilentEnemy with a show here in Newcastle at Hamilton Station Hotel – Friday, December 14th XYL, the creative team behind the video …

JAMES VAN COOPER’S COMING HOME ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH

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Following the announcement of his forthcoming tour dates supported by Axle Whitehead, James Van Cooper new album, Coming Home, is now available for pre-order via iTunes and due to drop on 7 September. James Van Coopers full-length debut is bursting with vibrant colour and musical beauty. The producer has done well to bring out the southern sounds of country/Americana and James’s …

KING COYOTE DROP KILLER VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘MOONLIGHT QUEEN’

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Aussie rockers, King Coyote have released a striking music video for their new single, ‘Moonlight Queen’. Produced by VFX master Danny McNeill, check it out below. Hailing from the NSW mid-north coast town of Port Macquarie, King Coyote, have been slowly building a solid fan base since forming in 2016 and have a stack of feathers in their bow including; Support slots for Unwritten Law, Nick Oliveri, …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE – NEWCASTLE 2018 ‘HEAT 1’ @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL

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Passport to Airlie – Newcastle kicked off last Sunday, August 12th at The Stag & Hunter Hotel. This was the first heat of Passport to Airlie 2018 with four sensational bands and artists taking to the Stag’s stage for a super tight heat with a big crowd of punters there supporting them all. A big congratulations to, Diplazar and Smoke & Rain who will be heading straight …

HAYLEY JENSEN RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘FOREVER WON’T BE LONG ENOUGH’

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The official music video for Hayley Jensen’s latest single, ‘Forever Won’t Be Long Enough’, has been released, featuring footage captured at her beautiful wedding, discreetly shot by Klik Productions. “As you’ll see in the video, it was quite a private gathering of our closest friends and family,” says Hayley.  “It was such an important milestone, I really wanted to share …

COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS UNLEASH THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘WARNING’ FEATURING KAIIT + EAST COAST SHOWS

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Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners are cracking the lid on their latest dance jam ‘Warning’ featuring the killer vocals of rising talent Kaiit. The time travellin’ purveyors of mid-60s soul, ‘70s funk and dirty breaks have been conquering the world with their infectious grooves for over two decades now and like a matured fine wine, …

DAN PARSONS NEW ALBUM ‘SUNDAY MORNING CINEMA’ RELEASED TODAY!

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By Terry Fleetwood Dan Parsons new record ‘Sunday Morning Cinema’ takes you on a sonic journey, filling the gaps between the many floating folk and Americana sounds held in the nine tracks. Here Goes Nothin’ the first single released from ‘Sunday Morning Cinema‘  The record has a Californian feel and could sit best in a Sunday afternoon BBQ atmosphere. The lyrically …

CARL THE BARTENDER DROPS ‘DOGS & ANGELS’ SINGLE AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE!

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Much loved Hunter Valley-based Blues/Country Singer-songwriter Carl The Bartender (Ben ‘Murph’ Murphy) has just dropped the first single ‘Dogs & Angels‘ ahead of his much-anticipated debut album release which will be launched at Newcastle’s, Wickham Park Hotel (The Wicko) on Friday, November 30th. ‘Dogs & Angels‘ was produced locally by Gareth Hudson at Hazy Cosmic Jive Studios in Newcastle, and featuring …