Butch Bradley – My Name Is Contagious

 

Butch Bradley: My Name Is ContagiousA Comedy Central favorite and a regular on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Butch Bradley doesn’t just warm up an audience, he sets them on fire! His unique outlook on life and humorous translation of everyday fear and anxiety will leave you in stitches!

Butch has toured and been scouted to perform at many festivals including the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival and the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. When home in Los Angeles, Butch can be seen frequently at the Laugh Factory. Currently, Butch is the headlining act for popular Vegas Strip Hotel – The Stratosphere Hotel.

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Ingrid Garner – Eleanor’s Story


Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany

Ingrid Garner wrote and performs the internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s award-winning memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin.

During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor’s family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father in Berlin. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and return to the U.S. becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, fascist oppression, bombings, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.

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Eleanor’s Story: Home Is The Stranger

From the creator of the international sensation ‘Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany’ comes the fascinating sequel, detailing life after war.

Eleanor managed to survived WWII as an enemy alien in Nazi Berlin, but upon her long-awaited return to the U.S., she sorrowfully discovers that her beloved America is now foreign to her. She yearns for normalcy as she attempts to navigate U.S. high school, haunted by war trauma.

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Mary Webb – Be Brave In The Sun

Mary Webb - Single Launch
I had a chance to have a chat with Adelaide singer-songwriter Mary Webb who is releasing the first single from her new album ‘Love Like Planets’ with a launch at the Grace Emily Hotel on October 15th. The album was recorded in January this year at Snowghost Music, a renowned studio in the snow-covered mountains of Montana, USA. The album was funded by local hi-fi company Halcro, and Mary Webb fans, who pledged over $15,000 to the project.

 

Produced by Halcro owner Michael Kirkham, ‘Love Like Planets’ shows a great evolution of the artist since her first solo release ‘Forest Floor’ in 2012.

Recorded entirely to tape, alongside some impressive band mates, the album combines analogue warmth, folk-style story-telling and a swig of the Portland indie scene. Band mates include Cory Gray (keys, trumpet; appears on records by Decemberists, Grails, Nocturnal Habits, Norfolk & Western, The Dodos, Hosannas, Mirah), Daniel Hindman (guitar; co-creator of the band Pure Bathing Culture), Brian Wright (drums; Pure Bathing Culture) and Zachary Tillman (bass; Pearly Gate Music, Fleet Foxes).

Classically trained from an early age, Webb’s musicality is clear in this album. However, the major drawcard is Webb’s ability to yank on one’s heart strings, tell it like it is, and capture moments we’d all love to be able to conjure so poetically. A departure from the previous album, which featured cello, guitar and vocals, this one showcases a full band, a beautiful grand piano, and a range of analogue instruments, including Moog and Persephone synthesisers and a Hammond organ paired with a Leslie speaker.

This will be the first of many releases under Halcro’s new label, which is dedicated to the success of fantastic local music and musicians. The full album will be released exclusively to Halcro clients on the 3rd of November at the International Hi-Fi Show and then released to the public and toured nationally early next year. It will be available not only as CD and high-res download, but also as a double LP, which will please the vinyl buffs out there.

‘Brave In The Sun’ is the first single from ‘Love Like Planets’. It will be launched at the Grace Emily Hotel on Sunday October 15th. Opening the show will be Aaron Thomas (trio). An afternoon show with doors at 4pm, the event was designed to be family friendly. Those who attend will be given a free download of the single. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite for $10 + booking fee, or for $15 on the door, and kids are free.

Liz Stringer – 22nd September 2016

In the decade since her first album release Soon in 2006, Liz Stringer has enjoyed a unique position in the Australian music scene.

Liz Stringer - Interview

2012’s album Warm In The Darkness was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, and she toured extensively in Canada and Germany in 2015 as well as showcases at international music conferences in Kansas City and Nashville, as well as several of Australia’s prestigious festival appearances on her list.

Liz is just nearing the end of a national tour for her latest album All The Bridges and will be playing tomorrow night at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in the city.

Interview with Liz Stringer

 

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Liz Stringer – Protecting Myself
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km – 9th June 2016

kmkm is a 23 year old Townsville musician, mother of two, and student. She got her first guitar when she was 14 from her dad, wrote her first song when she was 16, and music from then on has been a very up and down hill battle.

The 4 track EP ‘More Me Than You’ is currently her favourite work, something she’s very proud of that delves into the breakup that’s shaped her life to be how it is today. km isn’t one to take life too seriously, and that’s also how she goes about her musical abilities; one step at a time and she is mostly greatful, not for the music, but for the people she meets, and friends she makes along the way.

I spoke with her on Friday 3rd June.

interview with KM

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