Reviews – Pubs & Clubs

Paul Weller at the Opera House

Paul Weller hit the top with the new wave and mod revival band The Jam. He later moved to a more soulful success with The Style Council  before establishing himself as a solo artist in 1991. So I was thinking “Hmmm, Ben Sherman clothes, Bryan Ferry presentation with a bit of edge and rocky lefty […]


Glenn Cardier – All Guns Blazing

Story by Jane Hearn :: Photos John Snelson All guns blazing …. that’s how Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow went out in their performance on Friday night ! Dave Keogh delivered another great night of music and entertainment at the Eastern Lounge, his monthly Friday night blues club, this weekend. This is a project that […]


Sweet Lil Rider

Story & Photos by John Snelson Stepping in from the rain on Wednesday night, down into Frankie’s Pizza, you would have been able to witness the launch of Sweet Lil Rider‘s new album, “Sweet Lil Rider“. Johnny Cass and Jim Hilburn – that’s Sweet Lil Rider – and to a crowded room of pleased pizza […]


Hank’s Gypsy Jazz

Photos ::  Ant Ritz Story   :: Jane Hearn On Saturday night at the Basement an audience of loyal fans were treated to a rare performance by guitarist Hank Marvin and his gypsy jazz quartet. Yes that’s right – Hank Marvin of The Shadows fame, with the exceptional rhythm guitarist Gary Taylor, accordionist Nunzio Mondia […]


The Bearded Gypsy Band

Story by Regi Su This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Blue Mountains Blues, Roots and Folk Festival in Katoomba. On the Saturday night, I looked at my watch, marked the darkness cooling the earth and trundled across to the Katoomba RSL to catch the Bearded Gypsy band. Although amused to find them quite […]


Chase The Sun

Story & Photos by John Snelson Fantastic performance on Saturday afternoon on another of Tony Cini’s Blues On The Water Cruises on Sydney Harbour by the best blues/rock band in Sydney, Chase The Sun.  (More photos here ) Returning from a hiatus period, Chase has lost none of its oomph and power, from the driving […]


Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars

Story & Photos by John Snelson Tony Cini reckons that Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars will be the next big thing and he may well be right. There’s some talent here, no doubt about that. (More photos here ) Eddie is nothing if not an enigma. He is full of beans and chucks himself around […]


Rhythm Section Christmas Party 2014

Story and Photos :: Craig Wilson We made the trip into The Vanguard last Thursday for Rhythm Section Managements’ annual Chrissie shindig. With an artist pool to draw from the most talented Blues/Roots Artist doing the rounds at the moment, you just know your in for one hell of a night of damn fine live […]


Revived !

Story & Photos by John Snelson Click right here to see these photos of The JHD Revival Band in all their glory. After a hiatus, it was really something else to get along to The Lazybones Lounge in beautiful Marrickville on Saturday night to see my one of my favourite bands, the JHD Revival Band […]


Daniel Merriweather @ Howler, Brunswick

Review by Dan Stone. Photos by Kate Wehl. Daniel Merriweather, 6 August, 2014, Howler, Brunswick By a fortunate (for me, unfortunate for others) series of events I got the late call to review Daniel Merriweather’s one-off Melbourne show at Howler in Brunswick. Merriweather isn’t my usual gig fare; there’s no loud guitars, no sweaty dudes […]


Aimee Francis @ The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne

Review by Dayne Applebee. Photos by Kate Wehl. Aimee Francis, 31 July, 2014, The Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda It had been around 12 months since I had last seen Aimee Francis with a full band at the Espy. So with a killer new line up and a good crowd building early in the night at […]


King Parrot @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Review and photos by Dan Stone. King Parrot with Desecrator and Horsehunter, July 25, 2014, Ding Dong Lounge Melbourne. To say I was a little nervous walking into this gig would be an understatement. I had never been to a King Parrot gig before, but have read the stories. Circle pits, the wall of death […]


Barnes Blues Band

Story & Photos by John Snelson After 2 months without seeing any music at all, finally the cold turkey got to me, so I just had to get back on the horse and go and see some live stuff. Papa George from The Barnes Blues Band performing at The Bull’s Head Being in London, there […]


HEROiNE @ The Evelyn

Review by Dayne Applebee. Photos by Dan Stone. HEROiNE: Debut Show, 13 June 2014, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne. About six weeks ago good friend, and fellow Get Shot contributor, Kate Wehl sent me a Soundcloud link to a song by a group unfamiliar to me called HEROiNE. After listening to it a few times I […]


HELM and Sydonia @ The Espy, Melbourne

Review by Dan Stone. Photos by Kate Wehl HELM and Sydonia – Reality Kicks Tour, 3 May 2014 @ The Gershwin Room, The Espy St Kilda My body was buzzing with excitement as I made my way to The Espy for the first show of the Reality Kicks tour. In support of their latest album […]


Tim McMillan Band @ Ding Dong Lounge

Review by Dayne Applebee. Photos by Dan Stone. Tim McMillan: Wolves of Stünz Album Tour, 17 May 2014, Ding Dong Lounge Melbourne. Needless to say I was fairly excited about reviewing this gig. With Tim McMillan headlining a brief stint in Australia to promote his latest album and Secret Tsunami in support alongside an acoustic […]


Joanne Shaw Taylor @ The Basement

Story & Photos by John Snelson Thursday before Easter at The Basement … Joanne Shaw Taylor on stage as a sideshow from Bluesfest … well, more of a preview I’d say. Joanne is a nice, friendly girl, resident these days in Detroit but hailing from that health resort of the British Midlands, the black country, […]


Kris Kristofferson

Story and Photo by Ant Ritz Kris Kristofferson – Just A Man & his Guitar with Songs of Love, Life & Loneliness Wednesday 16th April 2014 – Lismore Workers Club Kris Kristofferson is one of the great singer songwriters of the 1970’s. At Lismore, he played  a somewhat intimate show, if a crowd of approximately […]


LeBelle @ The Evelyn Hotel

Review and photos by Dan Stone. LeBelle and Secret Tsunami at The Evelyn Hotel Fitzroy, Friday April 10, 2014. After what had been a cold and wintry week in Melbourne it was nice to head out on what was a fairly mild evening to check out some fantastic live music. It has been a long […]


JERICCO Swarm The Espy

Review by Dan Stone. Photos by Kate Wehl JERICCO with Dead in a Second, The Reasons Why and Shortfall – 28 March 2014 – Gershwin Room, The Espy About 6 months ago I saw JERICCO play the Front Bar of the Esplanade Hotel. A technical issue early in their set that night really threw them […]


The Baby Animals @ Rooty Hill RSL

Story & Photos by Craig Wilson Last Friday saw me heading from Newcastle to Sydney’s west to see The Baby Animals, Rooty Hill’s leg of their Feed the Birds tour II, ‘Feed the Birds’ being reference to Singer Suze DeMarchi’s habit of pouring red wine from her mouth into the mouths of fans in the […]


Mary Jane Guiney & The MJGs

Story by John Snelson Went to the Lazybones Lounge … the first late-night bar in Marrickville, bringing jazz to the inner west.  It’s camp, it’s sort of sleazy, sofas and brothel furniture, couches and lavish armchairs, bar stools at the wild bar, real ale, great food and wine menu, sort of posh with huge mirrors […]


Dark Tranquillity @ HiFi Brisbane 28/3/14

Words & Photos by Matt Young Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity are back on Australian soil for the first time in 8 years, this time on their World Construct tour. The Swedish quintet is revered by fans of this genre of Metal and accordingly has a solid following both overseas and in this country […]


Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Hi Fi Bar Melbourne

Story & Photos by Kate Wehl Melbourne Ska Orchestra with El Moth and DJ Kilmarnock Steve, 15th March 2014 at the Hi Fi Bar Melbourne Hot on the heels of their amazing Adelaide leg of the “Get Smart” tour (in support of the new single, “Get Smart” off their ARIA nominated self-titled album) the previous night, […]