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Bonjah – ‘Move On’ with magic new single #newmusic

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Kickin’ it on a Saturday afternoon at mine with Dockland views, spring sunshine & chillin’ on my mind.

And then there’s this… was chattin’ with Regs from Bonjah yesterday and he sent me through this new jam that was written, recorded & produced by him and Moz in a tiny cabin on the South Coast of Australia recently in the space of an hour.

Tidy!

For more of Bonjah’s music head on over to bonjahmusic.com, download ‘Move On’ on iTunes or drop the lads a line & say hi at @BONJAHband!

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The rise of Falls. The stuff that dreams are made of.

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Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.
Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.

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Interview #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).

It’s that age-old love tale. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Then they break up. And live happily ever after… as an internationally-signed folk rock band… ha ha… couldn’t help myself… True story though.

Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown AKA Falls are a duo from Darwin and NSW, who were originally a couple and now two friends, who are signed with a US record label (Verve Records), booking agent and management – helping them make the transition from independent Australian band to North American touring band.

Utilizing premier Australian music conference BigSound, Melinda’s experience with Eleven music company founder, John Watson at John Butler’s ‘the seed’ and the team at Sounds Australia as a launching pad for Canadian Music Week and South By Southwest, Falls signed a booking agent, management and lawyer on their North American tour in March 2013, followed later in the year by an approach from the Verve Records A&R team at CMJ Music Marathon, a 5 day music & film conference in New York City.

Flash forward 2 years and they have now spent the past 2 years living in the USA, touring the country and recording their debut album ‘Omaha’ due out on October 2nd worldwide! AND they launched their first single from the new album on the Wall Street Journal. Epic!

I’ve not caught up with these 2 since that 2013 SXSW tour when we met and became friends at SXSW in Austin, Texas and it was lovely to have them sitting on the couch in my castle in the sky telling all their tales from the road and what makes these two tick.

Ever wanted to know what it takes to make in the music industry? Then this is the podcast for you. They’ve poured blood, sweat, tears & a whole swag of hard-earned Benjamins into their career on the sniff of a chance to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. 

Truly an inspiration & makes me happy every single time I see their latest update on social media.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Free Download #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).  

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Connect with Falls via Twitter or check out more of their music/tour dates via the website fallsofficial.com

Falls live at SXSW in 2013 – Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson

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Georgia Fair – ‘Love Free Me’ evokes exciting flashbacks & this edgy, folk rock jam has me soaring!

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Georgia Fair live at The Aussie BBQ - SXSW

I can still tell you the first time I saw Georgia Fair live.

Severely hungover after four days of partying hard in L.A. in the lead-up to SXSW, I had my first taste at The Aussie BBQ – LA showcase, as the latest wicked Aussie talent took to the global stage.

Instantly captivated, Georgia Fair swiftly became a part of my USA tour listening rotation, shooting them live twice in the next week in Austin (TX) at the Sounds Australia – Sound Gallery on 6th St and The Aussie BBQ – Official SXSW Showcase.

Now Georgia Fair are back with their latest single ‘Love Free Me’ and I couldn’t be more excited! 

Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘Love Free Me’ evokes exciting flashbacks of my first music biz trip to the USA earlier this year and yes this edgy, folk rock jam has me soaring!

Listen – Georgia Fair ‘Love Free Me’

Catch Georgia Fair live on tour with The Paper Kites national album tour in August & September:

FRI 30 AUG | THE SMALL BALLROOM, Newcastle

SAT 31 AUG | METRO THEATRE, Sydney (ALL AGES)

THU 05 SEP | THE SOUNDLOUNGE, Gold Coast

FRI 06 SEP | THE HI-­FI, Brisbane

SAT 07 SEP | THE NORTHERN, Byron Bay

SUN 15 SEP | THE HI-FI, Melbourne (U18S MATINEE)

FRI 20 SEP | JIVE, Adelaide

SAT 21 SEP | FLY BY NIGHT, Fremantle

FRI 27 SEP | THE WARATAH HOTEL, Hobart

SAT 28 SEP | THE FORUM, Melbourne

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Sue-Anne Stewart – ‘Love Gets Sweeter’. Ignites candy in your heels & a song in your heart..

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Every now & then you hear a sweet summer jam that ignites candy in your heels & a song in your heart.. this is one of those jams..

I stumbled across Sue-Anne Stewart’s ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ in March at The Aussie BBQ – LA on the gem of a CD sampler I picked up from Footstomp Music (Busby Marou, The Medics). Quite swiftly, along with Thelma Plum‘s ‘Around Here’, Ginger & The Ghost‘s ‘Where Wolf’ and more, Sue-Anne’s ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ formed part of the soundtrack and sweet vibe that was to be my Hot & Delicious: SXSW & LA. Roadtrip USA experience.

Her smooth, clear vocals, light guitars and beautiful, melodic keys are rather reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and the track is the first single just released off Sue-Anne’s upcoming album produced by Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray, Busby Marou)Sue-Anne Stewart has shared the stage with the likes of Ash Grunwald, Lanie Lane and Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), toured Australia, Europe and Canada (incl. Calgary Stampede, Woodford Folk Festival) and launches ‘Love Gets Sweeter’ next Friday May 10th at the Footstomp Music showcase Our Band Could Be Your Life #2 – The Roots Edition at The Tempo Hotel in Brisbane’s iconic Fortitude Valley.

This ‘little ray of sunshine’ makes me feel like I’m hittin’ the surf in Byron with a light breeze, blue skies and the summer sun on my back.. now if only I knew how to surf.. Charlie don’t surf

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