Posts Tagged ‘Solo Artists’

Lorde (NZ)

NZ’s Lorde made her return to Melbourne after postponing her earlier shows in the year due to illness. With a more confident stage presence, developed after performing at seemingly every awards ceremony in the world in the past 18 months, she didn’t disappoint. 

Ed Sheeran (UK)

Blocking the doorways of the Hofbräuhaus and Flower Drum, a mixture of prize winners, those wagging school and Richard Wilkins clogged up the Market Lane footpaths outside Ding Dong Lounge. Their quest? Get in and see a very short and very secret set by Taylor Swift‘s favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran. 

Johnny Marr (UK)

Mancunian legend and Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr stopped by Melbourne on his way home from the Falls Festival to deliver the first of two standalone shows.

Jack Johnson (USA)

Taking to the stage in a pair of thongs, Jack Johnson did a fine job of converting the sterile conference centre turned live music venue, The Plenary, into his lounge room.

Taylor Swift (USA)

Taylor Swift brought the bright and bold RED tour to close out 2013 at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium and showed why she hits pretty much every music demographic available in a spectacular stadium show.

Guy Sebastian

As one of the few reality show contestants to actually push on and forge a career beyond a first single, Guy Sebastian showed why when opening for Taylor Swift at Etihad Stadium. A polished, high energy set that delivered to those who entered the venue  rather than queueing for merchandise. 

Jeremy Woolhouse’s Silverbeat feat. Jacqueline Gawler

Led by Melbourne composer Jeremy Woolhouse, and featuring the expert musicianship of Lachlan Davidson (Clarinet/Saxophone), George Andrews (Drums) and Frank DiSario (Bass), Silverbeat deliver an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz in the intimate surrounds of Dizzy’s Jazz Club. Joining Silverbeat on stage throughout the night is vocalist Jacq Gawler, whose melodic voice and quirky lyrics provide a […]

2013 The Age Victorian Music Awards

Melbourne soul icon Renee Geyer was inducted into the Victorian Music Hall of Fame at the 2103 Age Victorian Music Awards. 

Lorde (NZ)

Melbourne fans had their first of two chances to catch US Billboard chart topping sensation Lorde at the Corner, ahead of the inevitable “Lorde Backlash” that we can probably expect in a few months. 

Cosmo Jarvis (UK)

Back on our shores for the 3rd time in as many years, the man-of-many-talents-but-often-troubled-by-guitar-tuning lad from Plymouth gave the Northcote Social Club crowd plenty, with new and old stuff lapped up in equal measure.

Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield (USA)

Long time friends and collaborators Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield play a low key acoustic set from their extensive back catalogue of Lemonheads and Blake Babies, and a whole lot of stuff in between.