Dan Wilkinson

Pocket rocket alert! Bec Laughton taking on the world!

Posted on Updated on

Bec Laughton live at SXSW
Bec Laughton live at SXSW. Photo credit: D.Wilkinson

Pocket rocket alert! Pumped!

Off to see Bec Laughton tonight at The Toff In Town. I first met Bec back in Austin (TX) last year at South By South West when I was there shooting pics for the Sounds Australia and The Aussie BBQ. Bumped into Bec quite a number of times at SXSW and what I noticed about her that week is a magic little smile that sets the room alight wherever she goes, amazing stage presence, energy and damn.. can that girl sing!

After galavanting the globe yet again, Bec Laughton has dropped her latest bit of magic, the new M & R EP, simultaneously releasing the title track and video of the same name, complete with national Australian tour. Can’t wait to hear these jams live tonight!

So much soul and so fuckin’ sexy!

Bec Laughton Tour

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community

Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.
Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Without Parachutes – ‘When We Fall’. Captivated by it’s beauty!

Posted on

 

Without Parachutes on repeat. Captivated by this wonderful new jam from Wollongong indie rock trio..   ‘When We Fall’ opens with beautiful, angelic Temper Trap-esque falsettos and then the song just soars!  

Kick back, close your eyes and turn volume levels up to 10 

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community

Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.
Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

 

Magic live Sydney band Little Bastard back with ‘Be My Kind’

Posted on Updated on

Little Bastard

One of my fave Sydney bands, Little Bastard, have released this wicked new vid ahead of their national tour next month. Love it!

First saw the boys a couple of years ago live at Sydney’s renown Oxford Arts Factory and was blown away by their sound and cheeky banter.

Need new music? Get on this. These guys are great!

 

Little Bastard National album tour commences in June:

Thursday June 12 – Rad, Wollongong NSW
Friday June 13 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Saturday June 14 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Thursday June 19 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Friday June 20 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Saturday June 21 – Mojo’s, Fremantle WA
Thursday July 3 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Friday July 4 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday July 5 – Baha’s, Rye VIC
Thursday July 10 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Friday July 11 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Saturday July 12 – Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday July 13 – No. 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW

Tickets on sale now!

iTunes album pre-order – http://bit.ly/LittleBastardiTunes

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community

Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.
Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

 

 

Kimbra’s brand new single ’90’s Music’ drops.. smokin’!

Posted on

Kimbra - '90's Music'

I clearly remember the first time I saw Kimbra live as if it were yesterday… oh man, those pipes!

Wandering through Spiegeltent getting organized for another night of amazing entertainment at the centre-piece of Brisbane Festival, I stopped momentarily to check out Kimbra’s soundcheck. There were only 4 – 5 of us in the room, but from the second her voice soared above the band I was captivated… immediately!

Those precious few songs were even more special as it felt like our own little private show and at that moment I knew she was destined for great things. To this day I still get tingles. Seriously one of the best live female vocalists I’ve ever seen and man.. have you seen those dresses… H.O.T.!

The crew at Viceroyalty are exceedingly proud to present  ‘90’s Music‘, the brand new single from Kimbra and first taste of her forthcoming second record.

Kimbra will be touring throughout Australia and New Zealand this May with Janelle Monae and guaranteed to be an amazing show!

Do yourself a favour.. get on it!

Sat May 17 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne
Mon May 19 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney 
Wed May 21 – Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane 
Sat May 24 – Vector Arena – Auckland 
Mon May 26 – The Plenary – Melbourne 

Tix available through via LiveNation: http://bit.ly/1mAhAZq

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community
Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Top 5 must-see acts!

Posted on Updated on

Greg Behrendt live at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Dave Thornton and Dave Anthony.
Greg Behrendt live at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Dave Thornton & Dave Anthony.

Just as the weather in Melbourne begins to turn Crowded House.. BANG! One my favourite events of the calendar year brings the city of Melbourne alive! Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

If you’ve never been then head into town one night with friends after work for a cheeky pint and a couple of shows. It’s this time of year that I feel transported away and Melbourne feels truly European.

Here are my Top 5 must-see acts in 2014:

1. Wil Anderson in Wiluminati.

I’ve been following Wil Anderson since Glasshouse and triple j days, and always enjoyed his intelligent, worldly insights on politics and currents events mixed in with the occasional dollop of smutty humour 😉

https://twitter.com/wil_anderson
https://www.facebook.com/officialwilanderson

2. Jason Byrne in You Name The Show!

Lot’s of good-spirited audience participation & guaranteed to make you wet yourself. Seriously two of the funniest shows I’ve seen at MICF the past 2 years!

http://www.facebook.com/LiveNationComedy
http://www.jasonbyrne.ie/

3. Greg Behrendt

Greg’s been around the comedy circuit for years and one hell of a nice guy, but what hooked me in is Greg Behrendt’s podcast with Dave Anthony, Walking The Room. That and bright pink mohawks.. A little bit, nay, a lot fuckin’ wrong and bloody hilarious!

https://twitter.com/gregorybehrendt
http://www.gregbehrendt.com/

Subscribe here:
http://www.walkingtheroom.com/
https://twitter.com/WalkingTheRoom

4. Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen in TOFOP LIVE

One of the coolest podcasts going around & live for the first time at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Subscribe here:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/tofop/id381224765?mt=2
https://twitter.com/TOFOP
http://www.tofop.com/category/podcasts/

5. Sam Simmons in Death of a Sails-Man.

Loved Sam’s punchy, quirky humour since back in the day when he featured regularly on Scott Dooley’s triple j show with Shitty Trivia and was fortunate enough to meet him backstage at Brisbane Festival’s Spiegeltent a few years back. Guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it and a little bit awesome!

https://twitter.com/samsimmonss
https://www.facebook.com/samsimmonscomedy

Others on my hit-list include:

Get amongst it!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Wednesday March 26th to Sunday April 20th.
For more information visit: comedyfestival.com.au

Melbourne CBD comes alive during Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melbourne CBD comes alive during Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community
Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group

Sunday.. my day.. Butternut Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Deliciousness.

Posted on Updated on

Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group) © 2014 www.hotndelicious.com

Ahh.. Sunday.. my day.. Phone on silent, limit the interwebs, potter around the house.. shut off the world.

The two things I crave on a rare day off.. cooking up a storm in the kitchen whilst singing along to wicked tunes. And this folks.. is one of my favourite dishes of mine own invention to make on such days. I usually start late morning and cook it slowly through the afternoon.

Roast Butternut Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup.

1kg Butternut Pumpkin
1kg Sweet Potato
4 cloves of garlic
Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 chopped, brown onion
Fresh, chopped rosemary
Fresh, chopped chives
Fresh, chopped coriander
Sprinkle of ground cumin
Sweet corn cut fresh from the cob
Cracked Pepper
Sour Cream
Fresh basil sprigs
1l soup stock

1. Slice pumpkin & sweet potato into medium-sized chunks and place in baking dish with your 4 cloves of garlic.
2. Boil the pumpkin for 15 minutes and the sweet potato for 10,  then bake them for a further 20 – 25 minutes at 200°C (390°F) with garlic cloves, rosemary,  freshly ground salt & pepper, lightly coated with Cobram Estate Olive Oil.
3. While the veggies are getting their awesome on in the oven, grab a large saucepan, 2 x chicken or vegetable stock cubes and mix with 1l of boiling water to make up your stock.
4. Once the pumpkin/sweet potato are roasted to a beautiful, light golden brown, fry your finely chopped onion in olive oil before adding the roasted pumpkin, sweet potato and garlic to the saucepan.
5. Mash the vegetables and stir the stock in. Add more water as necessary as well as chives and coriander to the saucepan.
6. Simmer the soup on a low heat for a few hours and enjoy a few cheeky libations as needed.
7. Taste test as you go and once ready, serve up with cracked pepper, add a handful of sweet corn, a sprig of fresh garden basil and a healthy dollop of sour cream.

Once you’ve cooked up my recipe for the 1st time, drop us your pics on Twitter and tell us what you think. Even if you’re cooking for one, you can freeze these portions of soup as a delicious treat any time you’re feeling hungry and can’t be bothered getting your chef on.

Seriously one of my favourite recipes and taking time out for the little things at least 1 day a week does wonders for the soul.

Enjoy!

DW

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community
Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group

Sunrise & Sunset – The perfect time to Recharge & Reset #SKYPORN

Posted on Updated on

Sunset 801 Pink Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group). www.hotndelicious.com
Sunset 801 Pink
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
http://www.hotndelicious.com

Sunrise and sunset are easily my favourite time of day. I’ve been shooting #skyporn since before #skyporn was invented.

There’s simply nothing quite like walking along a deserted beach as the sun rises to recharge, reset and put things into perspective. The same goes for sunset.

Back in my Dubai days when I was traveling the world serving chicken or beef as Emirates Airline cabin crew, the 3-bedroom bachelor pad I shared with 2 of my best mates had 4-5 balconies, most of which faced west.

I kid you not, every single day that I wasn’t jet-setting around the globe, getting hammered at the pub or at rugby training with the boys in 35+ degree heat, I’d be on my White Building balcony watching the sun go down. I lived in that Sheikh Zayed Road apartment (#Club203 for the regular party-goers :D) for 5 years and must have taken hundreds of photos with my old Nikon F60 SLR on that window to the world. Cheeky beers, tunes crankin’, chillin’ solo or with friends complete with peach, purple skies during the call to prayer with a mosque silhouette. Perfection.

I became addicted to those long moments of inspiration, so much so that I named a song after it  ‘Endorphins’ and a rather significant factor in selecting my new Melbourne apartment recently, was that it had a 10th floor west-facing balcony. Air balloons, birds in flight, aircraft coming in to land at Melbourne International Airport.. I’ve only been here 3 weeks now, but almost daily I soak up nature’s little slice of heaven with and without iPhone camera at the ready.

I don’t know who invented the #skyporn hashtag, but I can tell you the 1st time I heard it and you had me at sunset..

Sun rises over a secluded beach near Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road in Australia

View this post on Instagram

Waking up to a beach sunrise.. perfection

A post shared by Dan Wilkinson (@hotndelicious) on

Pretty lady.. sundown Melbourne-town #magic#Melbourne #beautiful ❤️

Beauty is Everywhere

Melbourne.. beautiful ❤ #love #skyporn #melbourne#hotndelicious #mornporn

Follow Dan Willkinson and Hot & Delicious on our favourite social channels for more #skyporn and wicked photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com