And that’s a wrap! The 2017 Australian National Band Championships is over and everyone is either home, getting there or enjoying an extended Easter break. It was a fantastic weekend. We saw monkeys in the park, walked the length of Cataract Gorge, filled every restaurant we visited, played Cards Against Humanity a few times, drank … More Nationals 2017
It’s that time of year again: Nationals season. We are less than a week out from Nationals and don’t we know it – I feel like my instrument hasn’t left my face for a week! But, it’s the calm before the storm now. Rehearsals are finishing up, people are heading to Launceston for the weekend … More Tassie Time!
The personal mix tape is a classic Valentine’s Day gift for your other half, yourself or even a favourite mate. But, with the evolution of technology, gone are the days when a cassette was a practical gift. So today in 2017, i’ve collated a three Spotify playlists for this corny day, which you can always … More Valentine’s Day Special: Songs For Your Lovers or Lack Thereof
Jazz cats, Swifties, Sesame Street viewers and avocado lovers take note – this is the band for you. Playing as a full band for the first time, Jam Jar, a trad jazz band of six musicians and their crazy sense of humour, hiked the hills to Upwey to show the mountain folk a good time. … More Jam Jar @ The Skylark Room
Debuting this week in Melbourne town, something a little different. New Leaf, a great new jazz project brings together local talent to release a brand new album and sweet single. Lose My Mind catches you from the first New Orleans-style drum intro. before launching into its catchy cute motif that you’ll whistle for the rest … More Turning a New Leaf with Lose My Mind
Written 21st May 2016 Tearing it up last night down at Bar Open was a double bill of bands who guaranteed a good time. Blending in to the blur of Brunswick St, Bar Open is hard to spot driving past, but impressively contains a gig room, small outdoor area and a bustling bar with plenty … More Vibraphonic Orkestra // The Seduceaphones @ Bar Open
We are officially less than a week away from the 2016 National Band Championships, or just “Nationals” for those in the know. Motels across the Barossa Valley are bracing for the oncoming hit of hoards of brass players in all their loud, brassy glory. For those new to brass banding, here’s a little guide to what … More Australian Brass Band Nationals: A Beginner’s Guide