Rich Batsford – Album release

August 9th, 2012
Rich Batsford - Mindfulmess

In his native UK, Rich Batsford is known as a leading contemporary solo pianist/composer, an unlikely result for a booking agent in stand up comedy who until recently was a singer in a Beach Boys tribute band. Now, he is establishing himself as an exciting singer- songwriter with performances of his hypnotic and beguiling compositions and visionary song-craft spanning the globe.  He also pursues a spiritual practice as a Buddhist, which increasingly informs his music making. Rich’s meditative piano music is an enchanting blend of minimalism and melody recalling Philip Glass and Erik Satie.  There is just enough repetition of each delightful motif to draw the listener in, the organic yet purposeful structures lead to moments of calm reflection, bittersweet joy and uplifting climaxes. Now with his 2nd album release and debut album of …read more

Rick Price – The Waters Edge Tour

August 3rd, 2012
Rick Price

Rick Price – The Waters Edge Tour – September 2012   ‘The Water’s Edge’ shows in March 2012 impacted so impressively the demand from hundreds of fans posting on facebook see Rick return to Australia in September. These shows coincide with Rick being honoured to be asked to support ‘America’ as special guest on their Australian 2012 tour. When Glen Cunningham performed ‘Heaven Knows’ on ‘The Voice’ recently people tweeted Rick saying how much they loved his music and how much they enjoyed his concerts. Since that stunning performance Rick and Glen have connected and have arranged one special show at Blue Beat in Sydney.  Glen will perform with Rick on Thursday 13th of September. Also joining Rick on stage will be some special guests to perform songs from ‘The Water’s Edge’,classic hits and …read more

Nikki Webster Breaks Europe Market

July 23rd, 2012
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Nikki Webster breaks Europe with her new single ‘Long Hot Summer’   Nikki Webster is fondly remembered by Australians for her starring role in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Nikki’s extremely successful music-recording career includes ARIA nominated gold and platinum awards. She has been the face of Jäger, a range of makeup for young teens, the face of Movieworld Theme Park and was named Number 10 on Who Weekly’s “Power List”. As well as this, Nikki has earned a ‘Mo’ and ‘Variety Heart’ Award, played the dream role of Dorothy in the multi-million dollar Australian production of ‘Wizard of Oz’ and has her own clothing range at Kmart. Proudly, her own Dance @ Nikki Webster studios are shaping our young entertainers for the future…..and she is only 25!   Nikki …read more

Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival

May 8th, 2012
Fiji Jazz and Blues Festival

2 days to go to the Fiji International Jazz  & Blues Festival, Port Denarau Fiji. Musicians from around the world will again travel to Fiji for 4 days of great music with a line-up that includes stars of the jazz and blues worlds from Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States, New Caledonia as well as Fiji’s own incredibly talented local bands. Festival Director Billy Te Kahika adds, ‘I dont want this to sound like a sales pitch but I intend this next festival to be bigger, brighter and better than our first event as a way of really leaving no doubt that our brand of Jazz and Blues festival is the premier music event of the pacific’. Artists confirmed already for 2012 include a repeat visit by the iconic Australian guitar hero Kevin …read more


February 17th, 2012

MATT FINISH LIVE 2012 Matt Finish’s most popular recent line-up returns in February 2012 for a series of Australian shows to promote the release of their remastered collection of albums entitled Set One and Set Two capturing the magic of one of Australia’s most creative and dynamic bands since the eighties. Complimenting the consummate vocal talents of David Adams, Matt Finish will be performing all the best-known songs from their extensive original repertoire including Short Note, Mancini Shuffle, Hot Cover and Fade Away with extreme musicianship from Guy Le Claire, Harry Brus and John Prior, all highly respected, gifted and influential composers and instrumentalists. David Adams is one of Australia’s most recorded singers and you probably hear him on television and radio every day. Born in the US and currently residing in Tasmania, Dave …read more


February 17th, 2012

“THE WATER’S EDGE” CD LAUNCH TOUR AUSTRALIA & SE ASIA TOUR – 2012 Australian singer/songwriter Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians’ dreams are made of. From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band, music was Rick’s passion. Since those humble yet defining days, set amongst the backdrop of country Queensland, the self-taught artist has forged an internationally praised and respected career spanning more than three decades earning him double platinum status for his greatest hits and numerous industry awards. Rick relocated to Nashville USA in 2009, primarily to tour  with his buddy and great friend, Tommy Emmanuel. Together they toured for one year around the USA and Europe. Following the completion of this tour, after being back on stage playing to big live audiences, …read more

Dave Tice and Mark Evans – Brothers In Arms

January 1st, 2012

A Venerable Rock Singer and a Cowboy Punk Blasts The Blues. Acclaimed musician and song writer Dave Tice has lived the life of rock, punk and blues across Australia, UK and Europe since launching early metal band Buffalo in 1970. Having worked Buffalo to cult status, Dave was invited to London where he fronted seminal UK R&B Punk band, The Count Bishops. They cracked the UK Top 40 with “I Want Candy” and toured extensively. Partner in crime Mark Evans is former AC/DC bassist and now best selling author of his recently released memoir ‘Dirty Deeds’. Mark traded his electric bass for Gibson acoustic guitars and drives his Rock’n’Roll roots through the rhythm of this hard-edged duo. Dave delivers smooth yet powerful vocals that are laced in deep undertones, drives guitars of the electric, …read more

The Angels Tour Announcement

November 25th, 2011

September will see the new look Angels head to Japan to play a benefit concert with Jimmy Barnes to help build a future for the locals whose lives were adversely impacted by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. November/December 2011 will see The Angels embark on the “Waiting For The Sun” tour, which will be their first of many with Dave Gleeson up front. If the shows at The Annandale and Norwood were any indication, fans new and old are set for an Angels experience reminiscent of gigs in the early years at the Bondi Lifesaver in 1979. Alan Lancaster – Status Quo “It is like they are reborn! Definitely a step up. All the harmonies were in tune and the band played really tight. Dave fitted like a glove.” In launching the tour, The …read more

Darren Jack CD Launch 14th October

October 1st, 2011

Darren Jack, is a powerful vocalist and one of Australia’s top blues guitarists. He is a performer that exudes emotion and a feel for every note emanating from his guitar, which is more an extension of not just of his hands but of his very soul. 14th October Darren Jack releases his new album ‘Better Place’ on iTunes and celebrates this release with another of Australia’s most brilliant blues performers and long time friend Ray Beadle. With Ray opening the show performing his exhilarating guitar and vocals the Vanguard will be bursting at the seems with warmth, funk and soulful tunes. The Album, ‘Better Place’, holds eight of the eleven tracks as original compositions. ‘Jacko’ has immersed himself in these new works, broadened his song writing skills, his voice has matured and he has …read more

Warner Music Launch Politically Incorrect compilation album August 2011

September 25th, 2011

On August 19th (just in time for Father’s Day!), Warner Music releases the hilarious new 20-track compilation album titled “Politically Incorrect Volume 1 – The Best of the Worst!”. This album, which will be available in both CD and Digital formats, is a mixture of stand up and musical comedy featuring the best “Politically Incorrect” material from around the world. It will include classic standards from well-known names, plus a couple of new local acts – and will be supported with a major advertising and promotional campaign. The album features international comedy legends such as Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy and Monty Python, as well as Aussie icons like Steady Eddy, Kevin Bloody Wilson, Garry Who and Chris Franklin. Warner Music also has big plans for “Politically Incorrect” moving forward …read more