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Music For Change
Posted by hello Thursday, 2010-October-28
Music For Change will be raising the roof of Melbourne's Town Hall on November 16. Using the power of music to inspire change, some of Melbourne's best emerging artists come together for an inspiring music festival, hosted by Video Hits' Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley and all in support of Plan International Australia.
Rocking Melbourne with a non-stop line up showcasing the incredible diversity within the Australian music industry, Music for Change is set to be a night like no other. From our youngest performers, 13 year old rock band 'Synthetic Beast' who are already packing out The Espy in Melbourne, to Triple J favorite Nicholas Roy, who is taking a break from his national tour; the night promises to deliver a unique sound, that will work towards changing the lives of youth in East Timor.
For more information check out - www.musicforchange.com.au
JMC ACADEMY SHOWCASE @ ENMORE THEATRE
Posted by katt.fle Monday, 2010-October-18
Australia’s leading education and training provider for the Creative Industries since 1982, presents the 2010 JMC Academy Creative Industries Awards and Showcase event. The showcase event will take place at the Enmore Theatre. The evening will highlight a range of award winning student work representative of all Departments including: Digital Media, Games and 3D Animation, Digital Television Production, Entertainment Business Management, Audio Engineering and Sound Production and Popular Music and Performance. The night will showcase a vast repertoire of student works including short films, documentaries, television commercials, music video clips, animations and 6 live student band performances featuring JMC Academy’s very own ‘Big Band’ and also Mickey Pye, who won first price at the 2009 National Music Muster Talent Search at the Gympie Muster and was a finalist in the Tamworth Country Music Festival’s Toyota Star Maker Quest. This event is for anyone who believes in the potential and talent of Australia’s Creative Industries future. Tickets are $15 and are now on sale through TICKETEK For more information please visit: http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2010/11/16/the-2010-jmc-showcase http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/index.cfm http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=JMCSHOW10
The work of Australian Music legend John J Francis finally available on CD
Posted by bensayers Monday, 2010-October-11
Thirty-six years after the release of his final LP, the work of Australian Music legend John J Francis is finally being made available on CD.
On October 17th, 2010 Two Faced Records will release Legacy, a 15 track compilation of John J's most requested songs which have been meticulously restored and digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes. This is a truly historical moment in Australian Music as it is the very first time that the music of John J Francis, has been available on CD.
Between 1972 and 1974 John J Francis released four highly respected studio albums through Warner Brothers and penned the iconic surf anthem, Simple Ben as well as scoring an Australian top 10 hit with the single Play Mumma, Sing Me a Song. In 1974 he became the musical director for the popular ABC-TV series, Sit Yourself Down, Take a Look Around and in 1976 began hosting the Saturday midnight-to-dawn shift on radio station 2JJ.
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