Tag: music

Saxophone player Yolanda Brown at Bird’s Basement

As I walked into the dim blue lights of Bird’s Basement, I felt like I was suddenly transported into an upscale jazz corner of New York. The small venue is tucked away in Singers Lane (near Flagstaff Station), right underneath…

Paris rock odyssey

Melbourne Theatre Presents: Paris; A Rock Odyssey

A rocking night of Greek drama told as musical theatre was had in Jon English and David Mackay’s Paris: A Rock Odyssey. Australia’s talent top drawer tell the story of two of the greatest lovers in literary history – of…

Bach – Passions of the Soul at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Nothing filled my soul with fire on a chilly night like Bach – Passions of the Soul at the Melbourne Recital Centre by an ensemble of talented artists directed by Rachael Beesley, who also performed beautifully on the violin. Bach…

Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017

Glitz and glamour at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017 Opening Gala

What a joy to attend the fabulous opening gala of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Artistic Director Dolly Diamond lays out her vision for the eighth annual festival: Thirteen Australian acts, a balance of new talent with much-loved Aussie cabaret darlings….

ROLLA x Blundstone

ROLLA X Blundstone launch at Howler

Most of us are familiar with the iconic Australian work boot, Blundstone. This may sound like a controversial statement to any Little Island natives reading, but they are possibly Tasmania’s greatest global export. It turns out that 1 in 8…

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Grammy Award-winning Cory Henry brought his groovy band The Funk Apostles to Melbourne for a must-see Melbourne International Jazz Festival exclusive, as the first stop of their world tour. An absolute all-rounder, the multi-instrumentalist and producer Cory Henry worked with everyone from Aretha…

NGV Friday Nights Melbourne

NGV Friday Nights: Winter 2017 with Van Gogh

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Friday Nights are a huge highlight of Melbourne’s cultural scene. The sessions are a favourite of the Friday knock-off crowd and for good reason. Bands, drinks and access to all of the ground level exhibitions —…