Posts Tagged ‘Solo’

St Vincent (USA)

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, played the first of her run of 3 consecutive nights at Brunswick’s brilliant chosen venue, Howler. 

John Newman (UK)

The mighty pulling power of the TV Week Logie Awards saw English soul crossover John Newman close out the penultimate month of the ill-fated Palace Theatre,  condemned to become yet another apartment/hotel complex. Whilst possibly more suited to the slightly smaller Forum Theatre, Newman busted out the dance moves and tunes that all had come to […]

Neil Finn (NZ)

With a new album in tow, NZ songwriting legend Neil Finn gave fans a dose of the new, but was careful to sprinkle some well known Crowded House classics around Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday night.


Melbourne rapper Illy kicked off his National Cinematic tour in his home town of Melbourne. Friday saw the first of a two night stint at The Hi-Fi, and the local boy didn’t disappoint.

Jason Mraz (USA)

On our shores yet again – this time for Bluesfest – Jason Mraz took to the stage at the Myer Music Bowl for a show of his own.

Ed Sheeran (UK)

The 2nd best looking ginger bloke at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Monday night took to the stage in front of a largely female audience. Over the next 2 hours, they screamed, sang, and filmed along as Ed Sheeran, his guitar and his looper gave them exactly what they’d come to see.

Daniel Merriweather

Shots from Daniel Merriweather’s set at the Corner Hotel, backed by backing band Saskwatch.

Ali Barter

Melbourne singer songwriter Ali Barter opened up for Daniel Merriweather at the Corner Hotel on Saturday night. 

Ringo Starr (UK)

49 years since he last graced the very same stage in Melbourne (with a little help from his friends), Ringo Starr returned to Festival Hall with his all star lineup.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters (UK)

Round and round and round it goes! Elvis Costello brought The Imposters and the giant spinning songbook to St Kilda ahead of a series of Day on the Green shows. 

Cosmo Jarvis (UK)

The supremely talented genre-bender Cosmo Jarvis returned to Australia for the Falls Festival, and treated fans to a great mix of songs and styles.


A stirring Melbourne homecoming for the man who most reviews will tomorrow call “Triple Grammy Award Nominated artist Gotye“. 

Missy Higgins

Melbourne’s own Missy Higgins returns to her home crowd and delivers a set that makes the whole audience feel like they’re her family and friends. Even though it seems plenty of them actually are.

James Morrison (UK)

The less Australian, non-trumpet playing James Morrison delivered a laid back set of tunes to a packed Forum Theatre on the 2nd date of his whirlwind east coast tour. Don’t miss the review in next weeks copy of In Press.

Lana Del Rey (USA)

After postponing shows at the desperately undersized Toff in Town, New York’s polarising and sultry songstress Lana del Rey made it to Australian shores and delivered the first of two nights at the far larger Palace.

Ladyhawke (NZ)

Two Kiwi acts in the space of 3 days? That’s not happened since Dame Kiri Te Kanewa and Dave Dobbyn played Glastonbury together. Except that never happened.

Lady Gaga (USA)

With a crowd dress code treading the line between Carnivale and the Gay Mardi Gras, I rocked up in my jeans and T-shirt to watch Lady Gaga’s 2nd Melbourne show on her Born This Way Ball tour.

Lisa Mitchell

St Michael’s Uniting Church is packed to the back pews tonight. This magnificent building in the heart of Melbourne plays host to another Heavenly Sounds session, featuring one of the few Australian Idol ex-contestants who doesn’t only get a gig at Carols By Candlelight.


Kimbra made a triumphant return to Australia after months spent touring the US. Armed with a killer voice, some new songs, an incredible band and staging to match, she delivered a set that thrilled her growing fanbase.

Paul Weller (UK)

Ex-Jam frontman and songwriter Paul Weller made a long time coming trip Australia to promote his quite brilliant 22 Dreams album, and chose the perfect surrounds of Melbourne’s Forum Theatre to start the first of two nights in town.

Joe Satriani

Professor Satchafunkilus brought his bald head, fast fingers and sunglasses to the brilliant Forum Theatre in Melbourne on the 11th July. Did I expect guitar aerobics? Well, not entirely. But I did see 2 shows. One of them awful, one of them good. Both of them by Joe Satriani…