Monday, 4 July 2011

The Trews announce Australian tour!

Monday 4th July 2011
The Trews announce Australian tour!
Canada’s premier rock outfit brings their unique sound back to Australia
Acclaimed Canadian rock band The Trews are thrilled to announce that they will once again grace Australian shores for a run of dates through NSW, SA, VIC and QLD this September and October.

The Trews wowed Australian audiences with their dynamic live shows earlier this year, when they played a string of packed out residencies in Sydney and Melbourne. East Coast music lovers were shown exactly why The Trews are one of Canada’s premier live music acts, with the band delivering show after show of flawless rock.

The four-piece outfit released their fourth studio album “Hope & Ruin” Bumstead/Code One (MGM) in Australia last month and have secured extensive airplay with the title track across the Triple M network nationally and Music Max. The powerful single “Hope & Ruin” was also synched for a major network promotion that aired for the month of May on Network Ten’s digital channel ONE.

On the American release of “Hope & Ruin”, Performer Magazine hailed the band as “… without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation”. US music website Alternative Addiction shared a similar sentiment, saying that “The band is too good for fans of great music not to enjoy”, and promising fans that they will “… find songs on this album that you’ll love for years…”.

Australian rock website Sludge Factory recently raved about The Trews’ record and live performances, saying that “Hope & Ruin is an album of love, loss, redemption and faith.  It is very polished and translates well from the kick-ass recent live show I saw them play at The Sando in Sydney”.
The Trews, who have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses and KISS, are one of Canada’s hardest working and best-loved bands. They have claimed two Gold certified albums and, with “Hope & Ruin”, a huge eleven Top 10 singles including two chart –toppers.

Fresh from touring their home turf with Kid Rock, The Trews are delighted to be heading back to their ‘second home’ later this year. Be sure to catch The Trews in action, for a truly jaw-dropping live music experience!

“HOPE & RUIN” is available online and from all good record stores NOW!

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Wednesday 14th September 2011: The Great Northern – Newcastle NSW
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Thursday 15th September 2011: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla NSW (Acoustic show)
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Friday 16th September 2011: Old Manly Boatshed – Manly NSW
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Saturday 17th September 2011: Sydney Fringe Festival, Notes Live – Newtown NSW
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Sunday 18th September 2011: Beaches – Thirroul NSW
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Thursday 22nd September 2011: Jive – Adelaide SA
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Friday 23rd September 2011: Cherry Bar – Melbourne VIC
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Saturday 24th September 2011: Cherry Bar – Melbourne VIC
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Sunday 25th September 2011: Cherry Bar – Melbourne VIC
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Wednesday 28th September 2011: The Great Northern – Newcastle NSW
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Thursday 29th September 2011: The Vault – Windsor NSW (Acoustic show)
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Friday 30th September 2011: Old Manly Boatshed – Manly NSW
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Saturday 1st October 2011: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla NSW (Acoustic show)
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Thursday 6th October 2011: Byron Bay Brewery – Byron Bay NSW
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Friday 7th October 2011: The Zoo – Brisbane QLD
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Saturday 8th October 2011: Spotted Cow – Toowoomba QLD
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Wednesday 12th October 2011: The Great Northern – Newcastle NSW
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Thursday 13th October 2011: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla NSW (Acoustic show)
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Friday 14th October 2011: Old Manly Boatshed – Manly NSW
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Saturday 15th October 2011: The Gaelic Club – Sydney NSW  <> or <>

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival delivers Baby Animals

Sunday 3rd July 2011
Sydney Blues & Roots Festival
delivers a stellar final bill
Baby Animals confirmed to headline event from 27th-30th October
New additions include Diesel, Folk Uke (USA), Abby Dobson,
 Kim Churchill & Tim Chaisson (Canada)!

The Sydney Blues & Roots Festival has today revealed a final roster that showcases a selection of the most outstanding local and international blues, roots, rock, folk and acoustic acts on the music scene. In what can only be described as a major coup, iconic home-grown rockers BabyAnimals will headline the four-day event, taking place from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October in Windsor, in Sydney’s North-West.

Baby Animals have been hard at work since reforming in 2007, having recently performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama in their hometown of Perth. One of Australia’s most revered rock bands, and featuring the stunning voice of Suze DeMarchi, Baby Animals promise to bring a taste of true rock n’ roll grit to Sydney’s premier blues event.

On the back of the release of his latest studio album ‘Under The Influence’, prolific local singer/songwriter Diesel joins the line-up for the first time this October. With two ARIA No.1 albums and multiple awards under his belt, Diesel will take the stage to celebrate his silver jubilee and is sure to deliver a terrific and memorable performance.

The daughters of music royalty, Folk Uke (USA) is Cathy Guthrie (daughter of Arlo Guthrie) and Amy Nelson (daughter of Willie Nelson). The duo combines sweet vocal harmonies with contagious melodies and explicit lyrics, a winning combination that earned the pair a cult following in 2005 after the release of their debut self-titled album. In Australia to tour their sophomore release ‘Reincarnation’, Folk Uke will have music lovers enthralled as soon as they hit the stage.

Abby Dobson, the voice of Leonardo’s Bride, makes her Sydney Blues & Roots Festival debut this year to great acclaim. Described as “… one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music…” by Melbourne’s The Age, Dobson has garnered numerous industry accolades over the years, along with an APRA Song Of The Year award for the ARIA chart-topping single ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’.

Gracing the festival bill alongside these illustrious acts is local guitarist and singer/songwriter Kim Churchill. One of Australia’s most exciting new artists, Kim has wowed audiences at festivals around the country including Byron Bay Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival among others. TheSydney Blues & Roots Festival will see another talented young star on the rise take the stage in the form of Canada’s Tim Chaisson. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Tim performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics, topped Canada’s MuchMoreMusic and East Coast Countdown charts with his latest single ‘Broken Hearted Beat’, and is on the cusp of releasing his acclaimed fourth studio album in Australia.

Festival Creative Director Steve Griffiths today said, “Geoff Trio and I at Code One were very pleased to be invited to curate this year’s Sydney Blues & Roots Festival. The organisers wanted to expand the reach of the event to include genres related to and descended from the blues, and we’re delighted to have such a dynamic range of artists on board. We’ve worked hard to assemble a bill that will satisfy hard-core blues fans, but will also excite lovers of great contemporary live music”.

Adding to this year’s dynamic mix is Afrocolombian rock/roots outfit Watussi, along with up-and-coming local blues/rock act The Snowdroppers, who were last year heralded as one of the top 10 bands to watch by the Sydney Morning Herald and Rolling Stone magazine. America’s Bushwalla will deliver his unique blend of Southern Californianfunk, folk, freestyle, acoustic and hip-hop to festival audiences and is sure to have audiences grooving along to his infectious beats. This eclectic mix of talented acts joins Australian favourites Jeff Lang and Ash Grunwald, and the voice of Canada’s The Tea Party, Jeff Martin.

Sydney’s premier blues and roots event will see a plethora of established and up-and-coming acts descend on some of the best venues in the Hawkesbury region from 27th October. Music lovers, don’t miss out on this one-off live experience!

Final line-up for the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival:
Baby Animals
Jeff Lang
Ash Grunwald
Jeff Martin (Canada)
Folk Uke – Cathy Guthrie & Amy Nelson (USA)
Abby Dobson
The Break – Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) & Martin Rotsey, Rob Hirst & Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)
The Snowdroppers
Kim Churchill
The Flood
Tim Chaisson (Canada)
The Brewster Brothers
Bondi Cigars
Perry Keyes Band
Dom Turner & Ian Collard
Chase The Sun
Carmen Townsend (Canada)
Anna McCue Band
Bushwalla (USA)
Ray Beadle Band
Paul Greene
Colin Moore (Canada)
Ashleigh Mannix
Hat Fitz And Cara Robinson
Steve Edmonds
Jason Walker Band
The Mick Hart Experience
Claude Hay
The Blues Preachers
Kira Puru & The Bruise
Bridie King
Handsome Young Strangers
Johnny G & The E Types
Leroy Lee
Sam Shinazzi
The 49 Goodbyes
Declan Kelly
The Firetree
Barrel House
Eli Wolfe
Paul Appelkamp
Simon Bruce
Genevieve Chadwick
Isaac Graham Band
Stray Roots
Bones Atlas
Two Girls Will

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Gala Ticket (Thursday 27th October) – $22

1 Day Pass (Friday 28th October) – $69

1 Day Pass (Saturday 29th October) – $109

1 Day Pass (Sunday 30th October) – $99

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