Matthew Barber in Australia

Matthew Barber’s tour of Australia begins today! Click on the TOURS tab or go to matthewbarber.com for all of the dates and where to buy tickets.

Matthew will be playing at the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival as well as bringing a Canadian tradition to Oz – The Songwriters Circle.

The Songwriters Circle Tour brings in four premier singer-songwriters to play solo, altogether on the one stage, taking in turns to perform their signature songs, chatting about all things artistic and the process of songwriting along the way with the audience. The concept originated from the east coast of Canada and IS now a feature event at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA’s). The first for Australia will see Steve Balbi, Matthew Barber (Canada), Nicholas Roy and Asa Broomhall take the stage for an intimate evening sharing tales about their craft and the influences behind their work. Of course, their musical gifts will also be on display throughout the night.

JILL BARBER IN AUSTRALIA

JILL BARBER AND RAY BEADLE JOIN MUSICAL FORCES TO ‘COME OUT SWINGING’!


Despite coming from different parts of the globe, Australian blues/guitar maestro Ray Beadle
and sultry Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber are united by a shared love of jazz classics. So
much so, that the duo will showcase their “jazz chops” for a series of live shows down the East
Coast of Australia this October and early November, for the ‘Come Out Swinging’ tour.

Ray Beadle & The Hightones will showcase the west coast jump blues style of America in the
50s & 60s, paying homage to artists such as Hollywood Fats, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos,
Lynwood Slim, Igor Prado, Alex Schultz and Little Charlie Baty. These acts have kept this style
alive and well around the world over the years, and to this day, audiences can still relate to
the infectious rhythm of jump – a smooth mix of blues jazz and swing. Ray Beadle & The
Hightones have promised audiences on this tour – they’ll ‘come out swinging’!

If you believe they don’t write songs like they used to, there is new hope for old romantics.
Extraordinary Canadian vocalist Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music
left off. Taking a giant step forward from the typical confines of the singer-songwriter, Barber
creates songs that strongly evoke – and could themselves become classics. Inspired by the
great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber’s latest album ‘Mischievous
Moon’ marks a turning point in her career, exploring the themes of love and romance.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experiences two of the world finest musicians performing
live together, as the ‘Come Out Swinging Tour’ winds from Brisbane down to Melbourne,
culminating in the grand finale at Melbourne’s finest jazz club, Bennett’s Lane.
www.raybeadle.com www.jillbarber.com

Ray Beadle & The Hightones /Jill Barber (Canada) Australian Tour 2012

Thursday 18th October 2012: Brisbane Jazz Club – Brisbane (QLD)
Ph: 07 3391 2006 or www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au

Friday 19th October 2012: Woombye Pub – Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Ph: 07 5442 1155

Saturday 20th October 2012: Burleigh Underground Drummers – Gold Coast (QLD)
Ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday 24th October 2012: The Clarendon Guesthouse – Katoomba (NSW)
Ph: 02 4782 1322 or www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

Thursday 25th October 2012: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)
Ph: 02 9544 3844 or www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 26th October 2012: The Heritage Hotel – Bulli (NSW)
Ph: 02 4284 5884 or www.heritagehotel.com.au

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2012: Sydney Blues And Roots Festival
www.sydneybluesfestival.com.au or www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday 31st October 2012: The Basement – Sydney (NSW)
Ph: 02 9251 2797 or www.thebasement.com.au

Thursday 1st November 2012: The Abbey – Canberra (ACT)
Ph: 02 6230 2905 www.theabbey.com.au

Friday 2nd November 2012: Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club – Melbourne (VIC)
(2 shows) Ph: 03 9663 2856 or www.bennettslane.com

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE EMBARKS ON TOUR BEHIND DELUXE RE-ISSUE OF NO NEVER ALONE

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE EMBARKS ON TOUR BEHIND DELUXE RE-ISSUE OF NO NEVER ALONE, COMPLETES NEW ALBUM AND IS SET TO COMPOSE AND PERFORM IN CAN-STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE ARSONISTS

 

It’s been a busy summer for Justin Rutledge, aside from appearing at various folk festivals across the country, he recorded his new album, Valleyheart, at Toronto’s Woodshed Studios and began composing music for the production of the play The Arsonists which will run in November and December as part of the prestigious Can-Stage 2012 season.

 Prior to resuming his stage career, which began with him appearing in a production of Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero, Rutledge will head out on the road for a handful of dates behind the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut, No Never Alone.

 No Never Alone was remastered by Phil Demetro and will be released on vinyl for the first time. The LP will come with a download card that will give the listener previously unreleased tracks that were recorded for an intended album entitled In The Fall, that never came to be. One of these 4 tracks is “Don’t Be So Mean Jellybean” (click here to download) which has become a staple at Justin’s live shows. No Never Alone was originally released in 2005. It was only after earning high praise from NMEUncut and Comes With A Smile, and being released on Neil Halstead’s (Mojave 3, Ride) Shady Lane Records in the UK, did Canada take notice of the burgeoning singer/songwriter. In support of the release, Justin will embark on a brief tour of Ontario and one stop at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec.

 After completing the tour, Justin will immerse himself in The Arsonists, Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s famous post-World War II political farce about our all-too-human ability to ignore acts of despicable evil. This will be the Canadian debut of this play and will be directed by Morris Panych. Justin composed the score and compiled a crack band to perform the songs in the show.

The new album, Valleyheart, produced by Justin, was recently completed and will see a release in early 2013, followed by extensive touring.

No Never Alone Tour Dates

 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – London: London Music Club

Saturday, September 22, 2012 – Hamilton: The Casbah

Sunday, September 23, 2012 – Waterloo: The Starlight

Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Toronto: Dakota Tavern

Friday, September 28, 2012 – Toronto: Dakota Tavern

Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Wakefield: The Black Sheep Inn

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – Guelph: Dublin St. United Church  with Matthew Barber

 

 www.outside-music.com   www.justinrutledge.com