I felt refreshed on Saturday, and vowed to make this a big day…..and so it turned out that I would catch 11 acts throughout the day. This began with Australian cult TV (and now, live) music-trivia quiz show, Rockwiz. Hosts, Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro selected 4 panellists from the audience, who were later joined …

The Friday at Bluesfest is traditionally one of the bigger days as far as crowd attendance is concerned, with many 3-day ticket holders beginning their festival on this day. To kick off proceedings, who better than one of Australia’s finest party bands, 19-Twenty to launch into a set full of fun, frivolity and fervour with …

Following on from the special Camper’s Night show, Bluesfest Byron Bay began in earnest with its’ first full day’s entertainment. It is impossible to shoot/see everybody, but we tried to get to as many artists as possible. First up was the traditional Welcome To Country, with Festival Director, Peter Noble introducing local First Nation’s representative, …

Traditionally, Bluesfest Byron Bay commences on the Thursday before Easter, and goes through until Easter Monday, providing adoring crowds a full 5 day music extravaganza. However, in the last two years, and since recovering from shutdowns to its’ 2020 and 2021 festivals, Bluesfest Byron Bay has rewarded its’ early-bird campers, who arrive on the Wednesday …

Desert-blues pioneers, Tinariwen, have announced an eight-date tour of New Zealand and Australia in May/June of this year. The tour begins in New Zealand before winging its’ way across the Tasman to span the breadth of Australia, from Hobart and Fremantle through to Brisbane and Adelaide with appearances at Vivid Festival in Sydney and Rising …

Grammy Award winning bluesman, Cedric Burnside returns with his latest long-play offering, Hill Country Love, 14 tracks of authentic Mississippi hill country blues which is the follow-up to his Grammy Award winning album of 2021, I Be Trying. Not content to sit on his laurels, the album sees Burnside digging into both his personal life …

6 years on from their last release, Pink Fit, The Kill Devil Hills have released a juggernaut of an album in Matango! For those who may be unaware of The Kill Devil Hills, they are a band from Western Australia who play what has often been referred to as acoustic folk-rock. However, while this fits …

Martin Kennedy has been nothing if not prolific in recent times. From All India Radio to collaborations with Gareth Koch and Steve Kilbey, Kennedy has brought us some of the finest moments across many variations incorporated in the rock genre. His band, Observers, continues this fine tradition he has built. It is the somewhat harder …

Very privileged to have had Queens Of The Stone Age play twice in Hobart during the Museum of Old & New Art’s MONA Foma Festival 2024. These shots are from the band’s performance on the lawns of MONA on the first week of the festival, Friday 16.02.2024.

16 years in, and the fiercely independent and hard-working Hussy Hicks, continue to bring us truly wondrous new music. This time, it is the southern blues-inspired Fool On The Hill, the opening track from their forthcoming album, Swimming In Uncertainty, which will be their tenth long-player. The song was penned by Julz Parker, the band’s …