Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Eskimo Joe and Pnau at Russian Standard Vodka Live at the Chapel, by Eva Rinaldi

Eskimo Joe is back in Sydney, Australia, with a gig at Live At The Chapel (aka St Stephens Church, Newton).

If you didn't know the group is an Australian alternative rock band formed by Stuart MacLeod on guitars, Joel Quartermain on drums and guitar and Kavyen Temperley on bass guitar and vocals, in East Fremantle, Western Australia in 1997.
Their debut album, Girl, was released in 2001, which peaked into the Australian Albums Chart top 30, and was certified gold. Their second album, A Song Is a City, was released in 2004 and reached No. 2. It was later certified double platinum.
PNAU, one of Australia's electro-pop's finest, was the support of the evening.
There were about 300 fans present on this cold and slightly damp night in Sydney.
Sponsor Russian Standard Vodka (and a few of their models) were once again on hand in support of Australian music. We don't know if the band drinks Vodka, but if they do, they won't be refused.
While I waited to get into the Chapel I checked out the beautiful tombstones in the cemetery, and it was a good thing I wore my gumboots as the ground outside the venue was a bit damp under foot.
The music kicked off at about 7.30pm and my fave song of the night was Black Fingernails, Red Wine.
It was a fun night and the music was great.
I believe that Eskimo Joe will continue to remain one of Australia's most popular home grown bands, and they are bound to stay in the mix of some of the most requested music on Australian radio.

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Reece Mastin is the Winner of The X Factor 2011

Reece Mastin is the winner of The X Factor 2011!

The 16-year-old rocker from Adelaide beat out formers such as Andrew Wishart and Perth’s Johnny Ruffo.

 Reece has scored a contract with Sony, and his debut single, “Good Night,” is available to download from iTunes. Reece thanked his family, friends, fans, and his mentor, Guy Sebastian, who he looks up to.

The announcement of Reece’s victory came at the end of a second grand final night for The X Factor, where famous guests included The Fray and Kylie Minogue; they also hit the stage last night and performed with Andrew and Reece respectively. The show was filled with flashbacks, from the very first auditions, through boot camp and to the live shows. Johnny was the first to be eliminated, but he was soon back onstage to sing songs from The Beatles with the top 12 acts and Iraq war survivor Emmanuel Kelly, who touched hearts back in the audition stages.

Reece and Andrew’s journeys were shown onscreen before they performed again; Andrew’s rendition of “With or Without You” had an extra personal touch as he shared photos from his wedding and family with the audience. Then, at the conclusion of an exciting and emotional show, Luke Jacobz had his gold envelope at the ready and announced Reece’s name. Congratulations to Reece for winning The X Factor 2011!

Kellan Lutz and Sharni Vinson; Entertainment Industry Power Couple On The Rise - 22nd November 2011

Ladies and gentlemen... plenty of hunks and babes in 'Sin City' Sydney at the moment with the GQ 'Man Of The Year' Awards and all.

Spotted at Sydney International Airport yesterday were Kellan Lutz and his Australian lady friend Sharni Vinson.

The power couple (or power team) if they prefer, are down under for the GQ Man of the Year awards and arrived looking fashionable as usual.

Twilight star Lutz, who recently released the Abbot+Main fashion line, strolled through Sydney Airport in a cool T-shirt and linen blazer while Vinson got eyes in her lovely hat, sunnies and layered sweaters. We wonder if they packed a raincoat and umbrella in their luggage.

Vinson is planning to reunite with family in Cronulla before the release of her two new films, Bait and You're Next.

Australian Alex O'Loughlin also arrived ahead of the GQ Awards, expecting to snatch at least one award.


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GQ Australia Man Of The Year Joel Edgerton - 22nd November 2011

Ladies and gentlemen... your man of the year is wait for it... Joel Edgerton.

To many Joe and Jan Doe's a year ago they wouldn't have known who Joel Edgerton was. Insiders, a spread of actors and a few journalists - yes, but others - not much chance.

It wasn't because of lack of talent or good looks - things just were not going his way.

Man, what a difference a year (and a couple of well received firms and some good PR can make) hey.

Hollywood and AussieWood was sure taking its sweet time with this fine Aussie talent, but all's well that ends well.

Journey back to 2008 and Edgerton had just starred in The Square, a flick he co-wrote and his brother, Nash, directed. Well received by many, but no calls. "I sat in Australia going, ‘No one has called me about working for ages, I don’t know if I’m ever going to get another job.’"

A few small roles came Edgerton's way, then quite again. He wasn't sure if Hollywood wanted him.

"I’ve had a lot of ‘moments’ and near misses, stops and starts in this whole game," Edgerton says "I’ve been in it for 15 years and I’ve done some things that are good and some that are bad, things that deserved more recognition. My whole journey and career has been really interesting but the one element it never really had was any sense of great momentum."

So what's happening for Joel? Last year Animal Kingdom hit the mark. Then Warrior. Would you believe he has three flicks on the way even before the release of Bazmark's The Great Gatsby, currently shooting in Sydney, with a few more projects in the works.

Oh, it was raining cats and dogs outside the awards, with fans getting drenched, and some media also copped a bit of a spray. Our boy Joel was dry as a bone however. Make no mistake, his luck has changed for the better.

Little wonder that brilliant Aussie talent is this year's GQ’s Man of the Year.


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SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011


The SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival is kicking off its national tour by way of an exclusive media launch today. Music industry talent, celebrities and media will roll out to the celebration at Sydney’s newest and most elite event venue.

Promotional blurb reads:

SLAM is a youth culture brand which produces the biggest beach volleyball festival in the southern hemisphere! More than just a damn good party: it's a community of girls and guys across the Australia who love their health and wellbeing as much as their music. As well as an overload of fun, fashion and music, SLAM is centred around an amateur and elite summer beach volleyball competition at the best beaches around Australia. We're committed to nurturing the sport of beach volleyball as well as to discovering and supporting the best and brightest emerging DJ and Aussie band talent around the country. We thrive on connecting with like-minded sponsors and brands who are just as dedicated as us to producing events that are all about creating an amazing experience you'll remember forever.

Who Is Coming?

Angus McLaren – Packed to the Rafters
Lincoln Younes – Home and Away
Anastasia Natasa Drimousis – The Amazing Race
Lincoln Lewis – Logie winner and Underbelly Razor
Sheena Reyes – Offspring
Rhiannon Fish – Home and Away 
Blake Worrall Thompson – Cleo Bachelor 2011, Health and Well being expert
Alicia Banit – Dance Academy, Summer Heights High
Curtis Oakes – Home and Away
Dan Ewing – Home and Away
Kate Elsworth – Model/Dj
DJ Cadell – DJ

Where You Ask... 

The Islands, Sydney Harbour. 

Guests will be escorted on private water taxis from the Opera House to a floating island aptly named The Islands on Sydney harbour. This event will lend itself to some amazing picture opportunities with guests mingling in the VIP cabanas and lounging on day beds with the iconic Sydney Harbour as its backdrop.

When? Today 5.30pm sharp, Tuesday 22nd November.


In just over 10 years SLAM has grown to become THE biggest beach volleyball festival in the southern hemisphere

SLAM is gearing up to hit the best beaches around the country over the summer! 
SLAM is a niche music festival centred around health and wellbeing
This year for the first year SLAM will feature an elite competition with some of Australia's best volleyball players
Kicks off on December 3rd and will wind up mid February
Travelling to best beaches around the country - Noosa (qld), Palm (nsw), St Kilda (vic), Scarborough (wa) and Glenelg beaches (sa).
Featuring some of Australia's best emerging as well as well known dj talent.

Well done to all who helped put SLAM together.


SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival


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