Announcements & Promos

Glenn Cardier at The Harmonie Club, Canberra.

Story by John Snelson Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow, one of the best bands in Australia,  thinkers’ music, the man in the hat with gravitas, will be at The Harmonie Club in Canberra on Saturday 22nd April. The Sideshow, Glenn’s band, is always the tops. Yes, we’re going ! Here’s the poster announcement … we’ll […]

Bluesfest – Aussie Talent Added

BLUESFEST ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE ROOTS & BLUES! DOG TRUMPET ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS CHAIN | CON BRIO MIA DYSON| SHAUN KIRK | CAITI BAKER STEVE SMYTH DAN SULTAN| HANLON BROTHERS   A stack of Aussie favourites have been announced for Bluesfest 2018, adding to the unbelievably jam-packed line up. There is no doubt […]

Jeff Beck and Beth Hart

Story and Photos by Jane Hearn and John Snelson. Great show last year at the Opera House and of course at Bluesfest TWICE over the last few years … Beth Hart is the best female blues artist on the planet. Have a listen to her live version of “Strange Fruit” – brilliant. She works well […]

Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross at Bluesfest 2018

Story and All Photos by John Snelson Great see to Jimmy Cliff will be back at Bluesfest in 2018. Here’s a few shots I took of him back a few years ago. He’s a great performer, colourful, animated, in love with his music and responsive to an enthiastic audience. You don’t want to miss this. […]

Lauryn Hill

Bluesfest has announced that Ms. Lauryn Hill will play an exclusive set at the 2018 festival, on Easter Friday in Byron Bay. Ms. Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees. After leaving the band she released her solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which featured […]

Cranberries Singer Dies

Photo and Story by John Snelson Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer with the Irish band, The Cranberries, has died aged 46. A statement described the death as sudden. her body was found on Monday 15 January at a Park Lane hotel in London. “At this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained,” the […]

Bluesfest Touring

Fans have shown such incredible interest in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Bring It On that the first Melbourne date has sold out! A second show is now on sale and fans are encouraged to jump in quick to avoid missing out. This goes for fans in Sydney and Perth as well – these […]

Bluesfest 2018 – Melissa Etheridge

Story by Jane Hearn and John Snelson Wow … guess who’s coming down at Easter ? C’mon let it rain !   Yes, here for Bluesfest 2018 … actually, I hope it doesn’t rain of course, but that’s what comes to mind when I think of M.E. and her music. No doubt we’ll hear “Late […]

Bluesfest 2018

Story by Jane Hearn Looks like a great lineup again in 2018 with Robert Plant, Canned Heat, Lionel Ri This will be my 8th year at BF … can’t wait ! Watch this space for more announcements.

Paul McCartney – The Big Issue

Robert Plant – Whole Lotta Love at Bluesfest 2018

Story by Jane Hearn & John Snelson Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in 1966. In 1967, he had also formed a group called the Band of Joy, with drummer John Bonham. Soon, Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones assembled to become The New Yardbirds which became Led Zeppelin. The […]

Putting the Blues in Bluesfest 2017

by John Snelson Coming in 4 days time to Bluesfest .,. these great Blues Artists … some global, well known names … others just as exciting and brilliant … BETH HART GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW BUDDY GUY BONNIE RAITT NIKKI HILL ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES BOOKER T TONY JOE WHITE Once again […]

Bonnie Tyler – Getting So Excited

The World Starts Tonight …. well, it might for you if you get along to hear Bonnie Tyler at these gigs (see below) in May and June … she is normally booked out in Germany, Belgium, Ntherlands, UK etc, but will be Down Under soon, joined by special guests Eurogliders and Rick Price. The voice […]

Carlos Santana @ BluesFest 2017

Yes … we will be well represented … we are going so watch out !

BluesFest Announces New Artists


BluesFest Women – 2017

Bluesfest celebrates the extraordinary women playing at the festival in 2017 Bluesfest celebrates the extraordinary women playing at the festival in 2017 Bluesfest is world renowned for having many inimitable artists who happen to be women on the bill each and every year. Ahead of International Women’s Day, they would like to celebrate the ladies […]

Bluesfest 2017 – A Great Lineup

by John Snelson Coming up soooooooon …. BLUESFEST 2017 … don’t miss it .. Some great artists again in 2017, including Carlos Santana, Patti Smith, The Doobies … and our favourites here at Get Shot Magazine, Beth Hart and Glenn Cardier with his fantastic band The Sideshow. Hey, you wouldn’t want to miss this. We’ll […]

Chase at The Basement

As Ryan Van Gennip says, “This has never happened before, I reckon there’s a full moon or something”. A Rhythm Section triple threat! Lloyd Spiegel, Claude Hay AND Chase The Sun all on the same bill. Bargain! You should get at least two tickets. Tomorrow night, Saturday 20th February 2016 at 8-00pm.  You WILL kick […]

More Bluesfest 2016

Story & Photos by John Snelson The Bluesfest 2016 Lineup is pretty exciting … top of the bill for me will be Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi … gosh she is a good singer … in fact she is up there with my all-time favourite singers, I love the phrasing and how she picks the […]

Glenn Cardier to Play The Eastern Lounge

The Legend Returns Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow plus dinner at The Eastern Lounge – best night out this side of the North Sydney Coal Loader. Read what we thought of the performance last time he was in these parts : Glenn Cardier at The Eastern Lounge (by John Snelson Editor, Get Shot Magazine). Glenn […]

Caloundra Music Festival 2015

Caloundra Music Festival 2015 The Caloundra Music Festival has been called an “intimate affair. It’s held right on the beach with a fantastic lineup of music. Festival director Richie Eyles asks, ”why wouldn’t you come?”. We thought it such a good question, a cracker of a lineup and such a great opportunity that Get Shot […]


Coming ready or not … at last, the release of Shanghai‘s album “The Ultraviolent” is nigh. So, it’s only taken them 5 long years, but we can finally announce the release date for the fantabulous, quirky, whoo-hoo, super-dooper brand new album ‘The Ultraviolent’ on September 8th, 2015. Fans of Get Shot Magazine over the last […]

Dead Daisies KISS Australia

The Dead Daisies is a musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world’s best recognised rock musicians. The lineup includes Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) […]

A State of Grace

A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley: A World Premiere Event Tim Buckley and Jeff Buckley’s legacy has inspired generations of musicians and listeners. The world premiere event A State of Grace celebrates their brilliant, complicated lives and music, bringing together six peerless singers — and musicians with an intimate understanding […]