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August 4, 2017

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CELEBRATING WITH TELL-ALL BIOGRAPHY,
NEW ALBUM RELEASE & NATIONAL TOUR
ON THE DAY The Angels release their highly anticipated double album Brothers, Angels & Demons, the legendary rock band have announced an exciting tour of the same name, celebrating all their greatest hits.
It has been an incredible year for The Angels.
In what marks almost five decades of rock, the band celebrated with a tell-all biography, penned by industry alumnae Bob Yates `The Angels’ and scheduled an intimate run of book shows talking about the behind-the-scenes happening of the iconic band.… Members read the rest!

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Jemma Rix releases debut album

August 3, 2017

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`GRAVITY’ LIFTS MUSICAL THEATRE
STAR INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO
DUBBED the best female vocalist in Australia, musical theatre superstar Jemma Rix has released her much anticipated debut album, GRAVITY.
Jemma Rix has released her debut album.
To launch her new album, Jemma Rix will also perform three ‘one night only’ concerts at Hayward Street Studios in Brisbane (August 12, 2017), the Hayes Theatre in Sydney (August 20 – sold out) and Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne (August 27).… Members read the rest!

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1965 Masters Apprentices return for one-off show

August 2, 2017

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FIRST TIME BOWER AND VAUGHTON
TO SHARE STAGE AGAIN IN 50 YEARS
MELBURNIANS are about to experience a very special piece of music history this September as the reconstituted expanded nine-piece 1965 Masters Apprentices return to the music city to perform, with founding members Mick Bower and Brian Vaughton sharing the same stage for the first time in Melbourne in 50 years.… Members read the rest!

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Christopher Kim raps to a new beat

July 14, 2017

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FROM KPOP SUPERSTAR TO
SKINCARE LEADING MAN
WHEN a new century was just about to dawn in 2000, KPOP star Christopher Kim was at a point in his career where he was at the top of his game and adored by millions of fans throughout Korea and around the world.
As a member of unisex group The S#arp (Sharp) his success came quickly and included 9 hit songs and 5 #1 albums.… Members read the rest!

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Join Mulry Gang at Ted’s 70th birthday bash

July 13, 2017

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ORIGINAL MEMBERS WITH STEVE MULRY
ON STAGE TO HONOUR GREAT BALLADEER
16 YEARS AFTER CANCER TOOK HIS LIFE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 is a special day for Australian music fans – it marks what would have been the 70th birthday of iconic musician Ted Mulry. The day prior – September 1 – is also 16 years since this acclaimed balladeer passed away.… Members read the rest!

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GEOFF HARVEY TAKES HIS MUSIC ON THE ROAD

June 6, 2017

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Midday Show maestro returns
for concert tour across NSW
AN all-time favourite here at On With The Show and former Midday maestro, veteran composer and grand piano virtuoso Geoff Harvey has teamed up with Return Fire Productions to present Geoff Harvey in Concert.
Geoff Harvey goes on tour. (photo by Robert Billington)
After a preview in Mittagong, this uplifting matinee of music will be touring the State visiting Chatswood, Wyong, Thirroul and Parramatta, with more venues to be announced.… Members read the rest!

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Aussie greats band together for major fundraiser

June 3, 2017

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PLAYING IT FORWARD BENEFIT CONCERT TO AID
STUART (CHET) FRASER, SUPPORT ACT AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN WELLNESS CENTRE
STARRING JOHN FARNHAM, JIMMY BARNES, NOISEWORKS & DIESEL
TICKETS GO ON SALE ON FRIDAY 
MUSIC industry mates John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks and Diesel (solo) will band together for one night only with the Playing It Forward benefit concert at Hisense Arena, Melbourne on June 28.… Members read the rest!

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Actor in Leith shines in The Parting Glass

May 23, 2017

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REVERED SINGER-SONGWRITER REPRISES
ONE-MAN SHOW FOR 2017 AUSSIE TOUR
A CHANCE to see another side to the extraordinary talents of Damien Leith will be on offer when the talented singer/musician and actor takes his one-man cabaret show, The Parting Glass, on tour later this year.
Damien Leith is taking his acclaimed one-man show, The Parting Glass, on tour in October-November 2017.… Members read the rest!

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JON STEVENS HITS THE ROAD

May 22, 2017

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HIS NATIONAL STARLIGHT TOUR
TO ALSO FEATURE KATE CEBERANO
HOT ON THE HEELS of his UK tour, Jon Stevens is hitting the road around Australia for a national tour to celebrate his latest album release Starlight.
The tour, which will see him rock into six states and territories, will also feature very special guest and Jon’s long-time friend Kate Ceberano.
Jon Stevens will soon hit the road on his national Starlight Tour featuring special guest Kate Ceberano.… Members read the rest!

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FARNHAM HEADING FOR `THE GONG’

May 22, 2017

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DARYL BRAITHWAITE TO JOIN
`THE VOICE’ AT PERFORMANCE
OF HIS GREATEST HITS
IN A VERY SPECIAL EVENT, The Voice of Australian music, John Farnham, has announced an exciting show at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong this December, with special guest Daryl Braithwaite.
John Farnham to sing his hits for Wollongong fans in December.
In a rare event, this solo headlined show will see John and his band traverse his greatest hits from the iconic Whispering Jack through his extensive back catalogue.… Members read the rest!

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Jess Holland releases new single

May 9, 2017

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COUNTRY SINGER-SONGWRITER
SHOWCASES TALENTS IN
`LINBURN LANE’
COUNTRY sweetheart and formidable singer-songwriter Jess Holland is back with the first single from her highly anticipated third long-player.
The single – Linburn Lane – draws upon childhood, youth, family and love.
Staying true to her unique style, Linburn Lane is a sassy country-blues record, a track that speaks of nostalgia and memory in a way that is universal and accessible.… Members read the rest!

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Farnham to top bill at Electric Day concert

April 25, 2017

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WERRIBEE TO HOST AUSSIE ENTERTAINMENT GREATS
FOR ONE BIG CONCERT IN NOVEMBER
TICKET SALES START MAY 1
EVERY year the highly anticipated ONE ELECTRIC DAY concert sells out well in advance, and with a coveted line-up of Australian music royalty on the line-up for the fifth year, the 2017 event will be no different.
This November, the Australian-centric music festival celebrates the best of the best with a line-up headlined by Aussie icon John Farnham, with very special guests Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, Diesel and 1927.… Members read the rest!

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Status Quo book date in Newcastle

April 21, 2017

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GET READY TO ROCK WITH THE LAST
NIGHT OF THE ELECTRICS TOUR
REVERED as one of the best classic rocks bands of all time, Status Quo have announced a Newcastle show on their final full-on electric shows for Australia in October 2017.
It’s been four years since they’ve toured down under, and due to popular demand, Novocastrians will now be able to catch the rockers as they play for one night only on Saturday, October 14 at the Civic Theatre.… Members read the rest!

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Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric release album

April 18, 2017

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Uniquely Australian, long
awaited album out April 20
NOTORIOUS Melbourne pub rockers Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric are releasing their long-awaited and uniquely Australian second album, HWY.

Having had first-hand experience of that old adage ‘sometimes life gets in your way’, after a challenging 2016 with the band on hiatus, the six-piece have come busting out for 2017 revived, renewed, refreshed and ready to rock.… Members read the rest!

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Lee Kernaghan inducted into CMC Hall of Fame

April 5, 2017

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AUSSIE GREAT MARKS 25TH
ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE
HALL OF FAME and ALBUM
at #2 ON ARIA CHARTS
AFTER a stellar 25 years of sold-out tours and platinum selling albums, Lee Kernaghan’s career just keeps going from strength to strength.
In what can only be described as a massive week for the country music star, he was inducted into the CMC Hall Of Fame at the CMC Awards held on the Gold Coast the day before the release of his new 25th Anniversary Album at the end of March.… Members read the rest!

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Debut rock single launch for Simon Densley

April 3, 2017

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AUSSIE ROCK EX-PAT RELEASES
DEBUT SINGLE `HISTORY’
UK-BASED Australian musician Simon Densley has created the perfect debut rock single – History – and is gearing up to release it in his home country this month.
The ex-pat Aussie, who has spent the better part of the past few years living and working in London, has been quickly establishing himself as one to watch.… Members read the rest!

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KEVIN BLOODY WILSON FINAL FAREWELL TOUR perhaps?

March 20, 2017

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AUSSIE LARRIKIN SET TO HIT THE ROAD
FOR SECOND FINAL FAREWELL TOUR ALONG
WITH SPECIAL GUEST JENNY TALIA
AS 2017 ROLLS quickly forward, Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is gearing up to hit the road again with his riotous show The Second of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps.
The tour has already seen the funnyman play to packed houses throughout 2016, and was an extension of the sold-out run of The First of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps that saw him touring consistently throughout 2013 and 2014.… Members read the rest!

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LEE KERNAGHAN ADDS FOUR NEW SHOWS

March 20, 2017

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AUSSIE COUNTRY GREAT’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
`BOYS FROM THE BUSH’ JUST GOT BIGGER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
AFTER announcing his massive 25th anniversary tour in January, Lee Kernaghan has added four special Victorian dates to the expansive run.
Heading through Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo in November, the Boys From The Bush tour will wrap-up in Victoria in stellar style.
Lee Kernaghan adds four new dates to this 25th Anniversary Tour.… Members read the rest!

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STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE LAST EVER FULL-ON ELECTRIC TOUR

March 20, 2017

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NZ & AUSSIE AUDIENCES SET
TO ROCK WITH THE QUO
REVERED as one of the best classic rocks bands of all time, Status Quo have announced their final full-on electric shows for Australia and New Zealand in 2017.
It’s been four years since they’ve toured down under, but in a massive coup for New Zealand audiences, this will be the band’s first run in more than 40 years.… Members read the rest!

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Charity luncheon to honour Dame Vera Lynn

March 11, 2017

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The Forces Sweetheart releases
New album at age 100 and
Aussie showbiz peers celebrate
DAME VERA LYNN, who has been Patron of the Australian Ladies Variety Association since 1979, continues to deliver for her fans with the release of a brand new album.
Dame Vera Lynn turning 100 on March 20.
It seems there is no slowing down the English-born hit-maker who first stole the hearts of the military during World War II when she was known as The Forces Sweetheart for hits including We’ll Meet Again.… Members read the rest!

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Dragon hit road with `Countdown Round Two’

February 20, 2017

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ICONIC AUSSIE BAND SET TO ROCK OUT
IN TOWNS NEVER BEFORE ON THEIR GIG LIST
ICONIC band DRAGON are back after a raft of sell-out Countdown performances throughout 2016 with round two of the popular tour.
Countdown Oz Chartbusters will see Dragon celebrate the best of the Australian chart-toppers, and a swag of the band’s own finest hits.

The Countdown Australian Edition is an opportunity for music fans to celebrate an Australian party institution, with a band who know how to put on a celebration.… Members read the rest!

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Greg Doolan takes his final bow

February 17, 2017

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WICKETY WAK STAR LOSES
BATTLE WITH CANCER
By Shirley Broun
YESTERDAY afternoon I checked in to read the latest notifications on Facebook.
A post from entertainment industry stalwart Brian Fogarty caught my eye. Something about my dear friend Greg Doolan. `Oh what’s Greg up to,’ I thought inquisitively. Then I read it:
“Another shock! Too young and a great talent — Greg Doolan (Wickety Wak) sadly passed away this afternoon @ only 63 yrs of age.”
Greg Doolan
Can’t be right, I thought and read it again.… Members read the rest!

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Grant Buse to talk Birds & Beats at Comedy Festival

February 13, 2017

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Comedy musician to present
hilarious new show at
Melbourne Festival
COMEDY MUSICIAN Grant Busé is ready to ‘have the talk’ with audiences at his forthcoming run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his new show The Birds and The Beats.
A sex-education class for grown-ups, his hilarious tongue-in-cheek performances will be a romp through the things we should’ve learned in sex-ed class in high school, all set to a lively hip-hop soundtrack.… Members read the rest!

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Dragon remembers April Sun in Cuba

February 13, 2017

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TWO BIG SHOWS CELEBRATE
40 YEARS OF CLASSIC HIT
WHEN it comes to iconic songs, there are few as anthemic and recognisable as April Sun in Cuba. 
A chart-topper, it peaked at #2 in 1977 and stayed on the charts for a massive 22 weeks, acting as the first monster hit for legendary band Dragon and endearing them to Australian audiences.… Members read the rest!

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Opportunity to play with jazz great

February 12, 2017

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SENIOR HIGH MUSICIANS INVITED TO RESIDENCY
HOSTED BY AUSSIE JAZZ GREAT JAMES MORRISON
THE JAMES MORRISON ACADEMY OF MUSIC is set to inspire young and upcoming jazz musicians on the Gold Coast.
The Jazz Jam @ The Arts Centre, which is open to senior high school instrumentalists, is an exclusive five-day residency program to be held from September 19 to 23, 2017 that is designed to give young, talented players a chance to immerse themselves in all elements of being a jazz musician.… Members read the rest!

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Ireland’s Young Folk to tour

February 10, 2017

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Unique songwriting talents
on show in Australia
CONSIDERED one of Ireland’s hottest exports, The Young Folk are heading down under for a select run of intimate show dates in hand-selected areas around Australia this March.
The Young Folk on tour in Australia February-March 2017.
Revered for their gorgeous musical tales of life and vulnerability, and led by ANTHONY FUREY – whose music lineage is stuff of Irish music legend – the band are the new Irish sound, something that will appeal to young and old.… Members read the rest!

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‘SIX RIBBONS’ – REMEMBERING JON ENGLISH

February 1, 2017

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AUSSIE ROCK’N’ROLL GREATS BAND TOGETHER IN MASSIVE
MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO REMEMBER JON ENGLISH
 
WHEN iconic performer Jon English passed away on March 9, 2016 Australia lost one of its most important and prolific ambassadors of the arts.
In a fitting tribute, some of his closest friends and colleagues have come together in his honour for a special concert – ‘SIX RIBBONS’, remembering Jon English – in Melbourne on the first anniversary of his passing to remember the life and music of a man who made an indelible imprint on the Australian music landscape.… Members read the rest!

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New single release for Zennith

November 1, 2016

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Hip-Hop Reggae sound rebooted
and back on the airwaves
with `Poet A Rhymer’
EMBRACING their hip-hop reggae roots, Kuranda’s dynamic family-founded outfit Zennith are back with a new single – six years after their last release.
Zennith has released their first single in six years.  Poet A Rhymer is out now.
Poet A Rhymer is the sound the band always set out to create, a dancehall anthem with beat-laden rap and a rhythmic undertone, interwoven with some mean guitar licks.… Members read the rest!

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Warren H Williams & Dani Young team up for new duets album

June 19, 2016

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July launch at Rooty Hill RSL
ICONIC Indigenous country music artist Warren H. Williams has teamed up with rising star Dani Young for a very special album release, due to launch in Sydney next month.
The duet album – Desert Water – is a unique collaboration featuring world-class original, yet traditional-style songs. The album launch, to be held at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday July 22, will not only feature the new songs including the already acclaimed single Two Ships, but also a string of special guests.… Members read the rest!

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Dozzi sisters take on X Factor’s Brothers 3

October 8, 2014

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New single showcases
three part harmonies
and song writing skills

By SHIRLEY BROUN

IT appears X Factor favourites Brothers 3 have stiff competition from sister trio Dozzi who are wowing country music audiences with their breathtaking three part harmonies.
Dozzi’s new single Weakness.
The sisters – Andrea 30, Jesse 29 and Nina 25 – have just released their latest single `Weakness’ which follows on the success of their `I Need You Tonight’ which peaked at #1 on the Hot Country Network All Australian Top 20 and the Cool Country 2KA charts.… Members read the rest!

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Review: Dogwood Crossing

October 7, 2014

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Latest single is hot hot hot!
SONG: Hold My Head Up High
ARTIST: Dogwood Crossing
DATE: October 7, 2014

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

THE latest single from Queensland rockers Dogwood Crossing has captured the essence of early Aussie rock band icons but with a unique modern twist that is completely their own.
I spoke with lead singer Tim Earle last week and was so intrigued with the story behind the new single `Hold My Head Up High’ that I just had to download a copy and take a listen.… Members read the rest!

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New album release for Rachel Collis

October 6, 2014

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“I wanted strong songs that
represented the real me”

By SHIRLEY BROUN

WHEN it comes to putting together an album, singer/songwriter Rachel Collis is not about to rush into it. She believes “every song has to matter”.
Rachel Collis
Rachel has spent the past 18 months working on her highly anticipated second album `Nightlight’ which has been described as a combination of exquisite folk, ballad and pop sounds with breathtaking vocals and delicate piano to create a perfect storm of both beauty and dark sensitivity.… Members read the rest!

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Dogwood Crossing launches new single

October 5, 2014

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Emotions run high as band
pens verse to new release

By SHIRLEY BROUN

“FIVE grown men talking about life and emotions is an amazing experience. You get to see each other’s soul.”
This was the way Dogwood Crossing lead singer Tim Earle described the band’s experience when putting together their latest album `Here Lies Freedom’, released early last month.
Dogwood Crossing is rocking along since the release of their Fear of Change album in 2011.… Members read the rest!

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International EP release for Dylan Meyer

October 2, 2014

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Young Melbourne songwriter
shows US Movie and TV
producers what he can do

By SHIRLEY BROUN

AUSSIE singer/songwriter Dylan Meyer had his pen in hand On September 22 when his debut EP `When It’s Quiet’ was released worldwide.
Dylan Meyer
On With the Show’s SHIRLEY BROUN was speaking with the talented performer in his Los Angeles home just three minutes after he heard it for the first time and Dylan couldn’t contain his excitement: “When you look forward to something like this for so long and it finally happens … wow, I just can’t take it all in.… Members read the rest!

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Eurogliders hit right note with fans

July 18, 2014

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Success sparks new album
And return to 80s dance moves
With Grace Knight on stage

By SHIRLEY BROUN

AWAKENING to the sad news of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down and the loss of 280 passengers and 15 crew including 27 Australians left Grace Knight speechless.
Grace Knight and Bernie Lynch, of the Eurogliders.
“I had only just got out of bed and heard the tragic news before you called for our interview.… Members read the rest!

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New series sparks song release

August 28, 2013

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Smith & Western create musical Wonderland
Collaboration produces catchy new song
THE debut of TEN’s new drama Wonderland on August 21 has not only introduced an exciting new television series to our screens but also provided a catchy new theme song, currently available to fans for free download from the Wonderland Facebook page.
Sydney collective Smith & Western released the theme song ‘(Come On) Come Inside’ ahead of its network debut.… Members read the rest!

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Album release for former Rose Tattoo member

July 1, 2013

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Top musicians form Mamas New Bag
as Geordie bows out of Rose Tattoo
FORMER Rose Tattoo bass player Geordie Leach is set to launch the debut album for his new band, Mamas New Bag at the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Hotel on July 13.
Former Rose Tattoo bass player  Geordie Leach with his new Mamas New Bag Band members.
Geordie is best known for playing bass in Rose Tattoo for the past three decades.… Members read the rest!

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New album on iTunes – Harrison Craig

June 29, 2013

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`More Than a Dream’
Harrison Craig, 2013 winner of The Voice, has released his debut album, available on iTunes.
HARRISON Craig has followed up his latest achievement in being named the 2013 Voice of Australia by releasing his debut album, now selling on iTunes.
The talented performer’s many fans will be delighted with the wide choice of songs included on the album entitled `More Than a Dream’, aptly named because being a contestant and going on to win the latest series of `The Voice’ was definitely more than a dream for Harrison.… Members read the rest!

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Top 80 Best selling singles in Australia

April 25, 2013

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GUY Sebastian, Justice Crew, Psy, Taylor Swift and Cold Play are among artists who have excelled on Australia’s best-selling singles list, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

But it was Elton John’s double A-side charity single “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” (1997), a tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, that records state is “the biggest-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies”, making it the second best-selling single of all time.

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On the prowl

March 12, 2013

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Keating and McFadden
Ronan Keating

SPIED X Factor judge Ronan Keating and former Australia’s Got Talent judge Brian McFadden at Jupiter’s Casino on the Queensland Gold Coast this week where the multi-talented duo were performing for one night only.

It was one of those `chance meetings’ where I turned the corner towards the lifts and ran slap bang into Ronan and his expansive entourage who appeared to be in somewhat of a dilemma over whether to jump into the lifts or proceed in another direction.

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Recording news and reviews – Tim McGraw (1994)

February 24, 2013

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Tim’s album arrives `not a moment too soon’
Tim McGraw 1994
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1994
By SHIRLEY BROUN

I MUST admit, when Tim McGraw’s latest album `Not A Moment Too Soon’ arrived on my doorstep, I was apprehensive about just what it would sound like … not being familiar with his music. But this talented man, voted `Most Likely to Succeed’ and one of the 12 best singers of 1993 by Country American Magazine, won me over from the first track.

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Fans on `Babe’ watch as Hasselhoff tours

February 13, 2013

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Chance to see the `Hoff’ live
David Hasselhoff on tour in Australia
By SHIRLEY BROUN

THE star of Knight Rider and Baywatch, David Hasselhoff will kick off his National Tour of Australia tomorrow, February 14, at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne.

Channel 7 Sunrise viewers were given a glimpse into the humorous side of this international artist when he stood in for Kochie with `his angels’ segment and exchanged repartee with Entertainment Editor Nelson Aspen in New York.

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2013 Grammy Award Winners

February 11, 2013

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Aussie scores triple Grammy win

THE Aussies shone once again at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with home-grown talents Gotye winning all three awards in his nominated categories – Record of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

And the winners are:

Record of the year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.

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Tell us about your brush with fame

January 18, 2013

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Share your special memories

WHEN you look at what entertainers contribute in their bid to make our days, special occasions and lives so much more fun and memorable, then I can understand why the industry has such a strong following worldwide. And, I bet just about everyone has a special memory to share about how a performer – whether it be an actor, singer, dancer, personality, musician or another from the industry – has touched their lives.

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Jacksons to tour Downunder

December 10, 2012

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Jacksons set to delight Aussie audiences

MICHAEL Jackson may have `left the room’, but Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson will tour Australia in March next year with their Unity Tour, paying tribute to their late brother on stage.

A whole new generation of fans will be able to enjoy the music which took the world by storm when the Jacksons, as The Jacksons and then the Jackson Five, first kicked off their careers as early as 1964 and ultimately became one of the biggest pop music acts of the 1970s.

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Helen Zerefos’s `Love and Music’ makes history (1995)

December 8, 2012

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Album features historic Grand Organ
Flashback to Variety Today 1995
Helen Zerefos with organist Robert Goode and sound engineer Marcus Nassner – their `Love and Music’ album is a gem.
By SHIRLEY BROUN

COLORATURA soprano Helen Zerefos has presence and voice which commands your attention.

Moving renditions of such international hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Music of the Night, Amazing Grace and Danny Boy are just a few of the treats in store for those who have a copy of Helen’s recent `Love and Music’ album.

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Superb new album for Marty Rhone (1998)

December 7, 2012

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Flashback to Variety Today 1998

THE hitmaker of songs such as `Denim and Lace’ and `Mean Pair of Jeans’, Marty Rhone has released a new album of love songs, which is superb. His first CD in several years `Marty Rhone First Love’ consists of songs that touch hearts and spark emotions.

Popular and ever-memorable hits like `Unchained Melody’, `Crying’, `All By Myself’, `Right He

Marty Rhone

re Waiting’ and `You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’.

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Special CD launch in presence of `Royalty’

November 4, 2012

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A Right Royal Celebration
 

By Shirley Broun

 
Ian MacLeod, Arthur Coghlan and Bob Browne at the launch.

IT seems the King of the Gold Coast’s Magic Castle has woven a magical spell over songwriter Ian MacLeod.

The renowned Rockabilly Cowboy has penned a tribute to Australia’s much-loved escapologist/magician Arthur Coghlan, 80, which captures the essence of the man who has intrigued and thrilled audiences around the world.

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Attention all Entertainers!

October 20, 2012

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Membership Site
An invitation to contribute

By SHIRLEY BROUN

When I first started my National Entertainment Magazine Variety Today back in 1990, my aim was to promote Entertainers from all areas of the industry and provide them with a voice through its pages.

This was achieved by the industry not only reading and subscribing to the publication but also by contributing stories, columns, photographs, letters, updates, cartoons, jokes, funny annecdotes and so much more.

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John Williamson celebrates 25 years in Show Business (1992)

September 10, 2012

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Variety Today 1996
JOHN WILLIAMSON celebrated 25 years in Show Business in 1996 and industry peers took the opportunity to pay tribute to the `boy from the Mallee’.

Shirley Broun wrote in 1996:

 A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That may have been the case once, but John Williamson has rewritten the adage and turned a bird in the bush – Old Man Emu – into 25 years in show business.

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