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Gig Alert: Rock The Bowl

MELBOURNE music fans are rejoicing with the announcement of Rock The Bowl, a mega music event featuring some of Australia’s hottest entertainers in February next year.

Capped at 3,000 due to Covid restrictions, the Live at the Bowl event will feature Aussie music royalty Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and The Black Sorrows with Darlinghurst.

The event was an incentive by the promoters of the Red Hot Summer Tour, to bring back a little love to both Melbourne, who suffered the longest and strictest lockdown of the Australian COVID-19 pandemic, and the music industry, which has been one of the hardest hit.

Rock The Bowl: Live at the Bowl will be held on Friday 12th February 2021 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.

Set times:
6:40PM – Darlinghurst
7:30PM – The Black Sorrows
8:35PM – Daryl Braithwaite
9:45PM – Jon Stevens 

Feature Pic: Daryl Braithwaite (Supplied)

Hay Mate- Band Together To Help Aussie Farmers

John Farnham leads an extraordinary line up of Aussie artists performing at Hay MateA Bush Christmas Appeal for Our Aussie Farmers, which will raise much-needed funds for Rural Aid in a massive concert in Mornington mid-December.

Joining Farnham will be Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, John Williamson, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda, Russell Morris, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tim Wheatley and Little Georgia.

Farnham said being part of Hay Mate was a no-brainer.
“Farmers are the backbone of this country,” he said.
“I understand what they are going through. They are doing it tough through this drought. Not only do we want to help out, we want to show them that they have our support.”

All profits raised from the massive Sunday event will go to Rural Aid’s Buy A Bale campaign. Rural Aid is one of the leading rural charities in Australia and have been championing the cause to farmers doing it tough. The Buy A Bale program supports farmers and rural communities throughout Australia, delivering hay and other essential items for those who have no feed left for their livestock. One of the key supporters of the Hay Mate event, Woolworths, has a long and strong history of supporting Australians in need, particularly in times of drought and disaster. Their continued support with Hay Mate will keep championing the cause for funds for drought-affected families.

Rural Aid CEO Charles Adler said everyone behind the Hay Mate concerts were to be commended for coming together to put on the event.
“They have recognised a need and are committed to supporting our farmers and families,” he said.
“I cannot say enough in terms of their generosity to this cause. The Hay Mate Buy A Bale program has so far distributed over $3-million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. But, with the worsening drought and the need for a lot more, the commitment has been made to distribute more through the funds that will be raised at the Hay Mate concert.”

The Nine Network will be broadcasting the Hay Mate concert from 8pm on December 15 on Channel 9, continuing its ongoing support of Australian farmers. Head of content, production and development Adrian Swift said the network is committed to helping farmers who are suffering through the worst drought in 100 years.
“The job isn’t over yet,” he said.
“Working with Rural Aid and Aussie music legends like John Farnham represents another massive opportunity to show support and raise more funds.
“Hay Mate will be a major television event featuring some of Australia’s biggest musical acts.”

Organiser Glenn Wheatley, who is one of the driving forces behind the Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers said the success of the event is about everyone coming together for a united cause.
“There are times when we need to stand together to support those in need, and our farmers are doing it tough,” he said.
“I can’t thank the performers enough for agreeing to participate. Their support to this cause is enormous. It is a credit to them, and I do hope Australians get behind this bush Christmas appeal to support our farmers. December is the perfect time to get together – celebrate Christmas early and help out our fellow mates – come and join us for this very special event in Mornington on December 15.”

Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers will be held at the Mornington Racecourse on Sunday, 15th December. Tickets go on sale at 9am AEST on Friday 1st November 2019. To donate to the appeal, visit the Hay Mate website.

ARIA Awards Winners Are Grinners

The biggest night in Australian music was held with minimal disruption in Sydney last night.

Kirin Callinan, AKA ‘that Aussie muso whose song was deemed so bad it was bagged out by Jimmy Fallon in America’ rocked up to the ARIAs wearing a kilt and showed the photographers – including our own Jasmine – whether he was really Big Enough. 

ICYMI, here’s Fallon’s take on the track – which includes our hero Jimmy Barnes as well:

Speaking of Jimmy, he took out the award for Best Children’s Album, of all things, for his album Och Aye The G’Nu! Is there anything he can’t do?

Later on, he also introduced Daryl Braithwaite for his induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Braithwaite then hit the stage with Guy Sebastian and Vera Blue for a rendition of his hit song Horses, proving his nearly 70-year self can still belt out and hold some ridiculous notes.

Sebastian had earlier admitted it was the first time he’d really sung the track sober. Either the who’s who of Australian music was in the same boat, or they were hitting the vinos, because everyone was on their feet singing along.

It’s refreshing watching the ARIAs over, say, the EMAs or AMAs. Not only do most of our acts sing live instead of lip synching – and yes, Lorde sang live instead of just doing the weird interpretive dance of the EMAs this year – but the reaction of our artists to winning awards and giving speeches is so damn Aussie.

Illy, upon completing his acceptance speech for Best Australian Live Act (read from his phone) finished with, “Now I’m off to get drunk!” whilst Apple Music Song of The Year winners Peking Duk started their speech with, “Well shit ay!”

No thanking God here, people. No sir.

Here’s the entire list of winners (and nominees) from the 2017 Aria Awards:

Best Pop Release
Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’
Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’
Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin”
Sia – ‘The Greatest’
Vera Blue – ‘Perennial’

Best Group
A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Skeleton Tree’
Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – ‘Stranger’

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Bernard Fanning – ‘Brutal Dawn’
D.D. Dumbo – ‘Utopia Defeated’
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Skeleton Tree’
Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’
Pete Murray – ‘Kamacho’

Best International Artist
Adele – ’25’
Bruno Mars – ’24K Magic’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Loose Change’
Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Damn. And Untitled Unmastered.’
Lorde – ‘Melodrama’
Metallica – ‘HardWired… To Self-Destruct’
Shawn Mendes – ‘Illuminate’
The Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’
The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’

Best Children’s Album
Jimmy Barnes – ‘Och Aye The G’Nu!’
Lah-Lah – ‘Having Fun!’
Peter Combe – ‘Living It Up’
The Idea Of North, Lior & Elena Kats-Chernin – ‘A Piece Of Quiet [The Hush Collection, Vol. 16]’
The Wiggles – ‘The Wiggles Duets’

Best Female Artist
Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’
Jessica Mauboy – ‘The Secret Daughter’ (Songs from the original TV series)
Julia Jacklin – ‘Kids Win’
Meg Mac – ‘Low Blows’
Sia – ‘The Greatest’

Best Independent Release
A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Dan Sultan ‘ Killer’
Sia – ‘The Greatest’
Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’
Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Best Male Artist
D.D. Dumbo – ‘Utopia Defeated’
Dan Sultan – ‘Killer’
Illy – ‘Two Degrees’
Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’
Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Best Australian Live Act
Client Liaison – ‘Diplomatic Immunity Tour’
Flume – ‘Flume: Australian Tour 2017’
Gang Of Youths – ‘Gang Of Youths’
Illy – ‘The Two Degrees Tour’
Jessica Mayboy – ‘All The Hits Live Tour’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gizzfest’
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Australia & New Zealand Tour 2017’
Peking Duk – ‘Clowntown Tour’
Tash Sultana – ‘Tash Sultana Aus/NZ 2017’
Violent Soho – ‘Violent Soho With Special Guests The Bronx’

Breakthrough Artist
A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’
Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’
Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’
Tkay Maidza – ‘Tkay’

Apple Music Album Of The Year
A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’
Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’
Illy – ‘Two Degrees’
Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’

Apple Music Song Of The Year
Amy Shark – ‘Adore’
Bliss n Esso feat. Gavin James – ‘Moments’
Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’
Guy Sebastian – ‘Set In Stone’
Illy feat. Anne-Marie – ‘Catch 22’
Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin”
Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger’
Pnau – ‘Chameleon’
Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – ‘The Greatest’
Starley – ‘Call On Me’ (Ryan RIback Remix)

Best Blues and Roots Album
All Our Exes Live In Texas – ‘When We Fall’
Archie Roach – ‘Let Love Rule’
Busby Marou – ‘Postcards From The Shell House’
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen – ‘Death’s Dateless Night’
Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’

Best Comedy Release
John Clarke – ‘Clarke’s Classics’
Arj Barker – ‘Get In My Head’
Buddy Goode – ‘More Rubbish’
Kitty Flanagan – ‘Seriously?’
Rhys Nicholson – ‘Rhys Nicholson Live At The Eternity Playhouse’

Best Country Album
Kasey Chambers – ‘Dragonfly’
Lee Kernaghan – ‘The 25th Anniversary Album’
O’Shea – ’61-615′
Shane Nicholson – ‘Love And Blood’
The McClymonts – ‘Endless’

Best Dance Release
Dom Dolla & Torren Foot – ‘Be Randy’
Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now & Then’
Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – ‘Stranger’
Pnau – ‘Chameleon’
The Kite String Tangle – ‘The Kite String Tangle’

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album
Airbourne – ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’
Frenzal Rhomb – ‘Hi-Vis High Tea’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Murder Of The Universe’
Northlane – ‘Mesmer’
SleepMakesWaves – ‘Made Of Breath Only’

Best Rock Album
Dan Sultan – ‘Killer’
Dune Rats – ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’
Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’
Polish Club – ‘Alright Already’
The Preatures – ‘Girlhood’

Best Urban Release
A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Illy – ‘Two Degrees’
Remi – ‘Divas & Demons’
Thundamentals – ‘Everyone We Know’
Tkay Maidza – ‘Tkay’

Aussie Red Hot Summer Tour Goes International

Our mate Nollsie is packing his bags and heading to Bali. Pic: Supplied

For the first time, Australia’s massive summer touring festival is heading overseas.

Due to popular demand, 2018 will see the first Red Hot Summer Tour concert in Bali, with an all-Australia stellar line-up headlined by Daryl Braithwaite, with special guests Shannon Noll, Ross Wilson, 1927, Pseudo Echo and ex-Taxiride frontman Jason Singh. With a massive ex-pat community and a reverence for Aussie music, Bali was the perfect place for the first international stop for the Red Hot Summer Tour.

Tour promoter Duane McDonald from Regional Touring said he was thrilled to be taking the tour to Bali.
“It has been on the cards to take the Red Hot Summer Tour international for some time now, and the time was right to add Bali as part of the line-up for 2018,” he said.
“Part of our commitment with the tour is taking music to areas that are not usually part of the general touring circuits, so music fans in regional areas – and now international hotspots – don’t miss out on seeing top-notch live music. We’ve already had feedback that music fans are going to travel over for the event. The Bali Red Hot Summer Tour is going to go off.”

Tickets to the Bali show go on sale 9am Thursday 16th November via Ticketmaster and Finns Recreation Club, Bali.

Red Hot Summer Tour Bali
Feat. Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Noll, Ross Wilson, 1927, Pseudo Echo, Jason Singh
Sunday 22nd April – Finns Recreation Club, Bali

Red Hot Summer Tour Australia
Feat. Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, Moving Pictures, Chocolate Starfish
Saturday 6th January – Mulwala, NSW
Saturday 13th January – Mannum, SA *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 14th January – Rottnest Island, WA
Saturday 20th January – Mornington, Vic *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 21st January – Launceston, Tas *SOLD OUT*
Friday 26th January – Mount Gambier, SA
Saturday 27th January – Ballarat, Vic
Saturday 3rd February – Batemans Bay, NSW
Sunday 4th February – Bella Vista Farm, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Bribie Island, QLD *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 11th February – Bribie Island, QLD
Ticket info

Feat. John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda, 1927
Saturday 17th February – Jacobs Well, QLD *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 18th February – Jacons Well, QLD
Saturday 24th February – Kariong, NSW *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 25th February – Cockatoo Island, NSW *SOLD OUT*
Saturday 3rd March – Wodonga, Vic
Saturday 10th March – Mornington, Vic *SOLD OUT*
Saturday 17th March – Bendigo, Vic
Saturday 24th March – Launceston, Tas *SOLD OUT*
Ticket info

Feat. Icehouse, Baby Animals, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda, Shannon Noll, Pseudo Echo, Boom Crash Opera
Saturday 7th April – Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 14th April – Kiama, NSW
Saturday 28th April – Dubbo, NSW
Ticket info