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‘The Intuition Tour’ – Northlane & Hands Like Houses Announced For Wollongong Unibar – May 19

Posted on March 16, 2017

Northlane have announced they will be taking their new single “Intuition” on tour around the nation in May.
Following on from a huge headline set at UNIFY 2017 and a sold out East Coast run, The Intuition Tour will take Northlane back to the regional centres of Australia for the first time since 2015.
Joining Northlane on the highways around the continent will be special guests Hands Like Houses.

Northlane revealed “Intuition” as a surprise gift for fans during their headline show at UNIFY 2017 in January.
The song quickly made its way onto YouTube via fan footage, with news of the new song rapidly spreading to all corners of the internet, creating headlines worldwide and fans begging for the studio version.
The accompanying new video was filmed by Jason Eshragian onsite at the festival.

Friday, May 19

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

Daniel Champagne Announced For Wollongong Unibar – June 8

Posted on March 16, 2017

Daniel Champagne is good. Very very good. You may already know this but if not it’s time to get on board with this astonishing talent. The Australian born, Nashville based singer/songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso is about to release his first studio album in three years and perform an extensive list of Australian dates on what seems to be beginning to rival Bob Dylan in the never ending world tour stakes.

By way of background the story goes that a five year old Daniel first picked up a guitar after being inspired by a musical father, wrote his first songs at twelve, trained classically throughout his teens and began playing anywhere and everywhere he could around the far south coast of New South Wales It was here that he began to hone the astonishing live show he is renowned for today.

At eighteen Daniel left school, hit the road and hasn’t really stopped since. Really hasn’t stop and seems to rarely pause to draw breath. Subsequent years saw him tour endlessly around the world, playing some of the most renowned festivals and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Rodrigo y Gabriella, The Waifs, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler and KT Tunstall – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing four albums and two EPs.

In 2014 Daniel made the move to America, basing himself out of Nashville and beginning to spread his music to all corners of the country where he played night after night, city after city, forever expanding and developing his craft and skills and digging deeper into his life experience as a songwriter. The culmination of this range of experiences to date are the songs on ‘Fault Lines’.

Recorded over a two year period, in Nashville for the most part during rare breaks from his American tour schedule and some closer to home sessions in Melbourne and the South Coast of NSW – ‘Fault Lines’ sees the troubadour branch out from behind his well know solo guitar and voice styling’s to explore a much broader sonic landscape throughout the thirteen pieces.

‘I’d say it’s more like an extension of what I do rather than another side’ says Champagne of his new offering ‘I mean, I know a lot of people know me as the high energy guitar player and that element will always be there. I will always love interesting guitar playing as long at it serves the songs, which are what this album is all about because between what’s around me and what’s inside me there’s always so much to write about. I come across a lot of people and places touring this world non-stop and they all come with their own stories that can wind their way into song.

‘So on the album, there certainly are moments where it is just me and a guitar, as I am every night on stage but there are also some big rock songs and elaborate string arrangements and electric playing and piano and I really think it takes the listener on a journey both musically and lyrically and I’m excited to show everyone what we’ve done and hope they can find themselves somewhere inside the picture’

‘Fault Lines’ will be released worldwide on March 20 through his own label Nightingale Records’. Its unveiling will come on the eve of a North American tour that will play out before Daniel returns to his homeland for what will be his most extensive tour yet – forty shows from April to July taking him to all corners of Australia and surely confirming him as a leading light in acoustic music with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” – The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” – The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” – The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” – Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” – BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

 

Thursday, June 8

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd at Stuart Park

Posted on February 4, 2017

THE CAT EMPIRE
&
XAVIER RUDD

with
HARTS
OCEAN ALLEY
SAHARA BECK

Sunday February 12 || Stuart Park, Wollongong

Limited tickets available here

Following on from the success of Yours & Owls Festival we are inviting you, once more to head down to the foreshore of North Wollongong beach to the beautiful tree lined park STUART PARK on Sunday 12th February, for an evening under the stars featuring: The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Harts, Ocean Alley & Sahara Beck

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Shining Bird Awards

Posted on January 21, 2017

Austinmer ‘Eucalyptys dream pop’ outfit Shining Bird, have taken out both the Best Song and Record Of The Year at FBi’ radio’s SMAC Awards for their sophomore album ‘Black Opal. (more…)

Rock 4 Regal charity show announced w/ Glenn Esmond of The Butterfly Effect

Posted on January 21, 2017

Rock 4 Regal is a series of events around Australia to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research though the power of music. (more…)

Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band) returns to UniBar with a slew of talented mates in tow

Posted on January 21, 2017

Prior to the release of new music and a busy year ahead for The Smith Street Band, much-loved front man Wil Wagner will embark on an extensive solo tour throughout February. (more…)

Garden Party lineup announced

Posted on January 21, 2017

The line-up is out! We are stoked to announce that Ball Park Music and Urthboy will be headlining UOW’s infamous Garden Party in 2017. Also featuring Luca Brasi, Bec Sandridge & more! After last years enormous success we’ve worked hard to tidy our lawns and trim the hedges to bring you a party even bigger and better than ever before. (more…)

Mosquito Coast announces debut EP ‘Television Love’ and 11-date Australian tour.

Posted on January 14, 2017

Following recent sold out shows across the country and appearances at festivals such as BIGSOUND (Brisbane) and Groovin the Moo (Bunbury), Perth young guns Mosquito Coast are heading out on an 11-date Australian tour playing capital cities and regional centers in support of their soon-to- be-released EP. (more…)

Skegss announce new single ‘Spring Has Sprung’ and summer tour dates

Posted on January 14, 2017

Skegss are stoked to announce their brand new single ‘Spring Has Sprung’

‘Spring Has Sprung’ is the first track taken from their forthcoming Holiday Food EP, out in February 2017 via Ratbag Records. (more…)