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News : Simon Astley News
Melbourne Singer Songwriter Simon Astley has been very busy over the last few months with the release of his new single 'Let Your Feelings Out', which is now availble on itunes, writing songs for artists overseas, and throwing his hand to acting with small TV apperances.
Simon has also had one of his songs he wrote for a childrens choir called 'Finally There' picked up by a UK publishing company called Baba productions.
Simon has some shows coming up in Melbourne for you to check out.
29th April at Bridie O'Reillys in Brunswick (Storytellers Acoustic Event)
14th May at Station 59 in Richmond"
News : Project Mayhem [WA] / Tantalum / The Loveless
bmayhem writes"Project Mayhem's "Party At Your House" National Tour
lovable larrikans of in-your-face punk and rock'n'roll funtimes are
about to load up their shit, and hit the road for their "Party At Your
House" National Tour.
Full of energy and glorious boys-next-door
cheek, the band have charmed and offended audiences all around WA; and
now, it's Australia's turn!
Never ones to shy away from hard
work, the best boys in the west will driving all the way across the
country, and will appear at the following...
Saturday 3 April @
The Arthouse, Melbourne VIC
w/ Tantalum, The Loveless, Young
Wednesday 7 April @ The Townie, Newtown NSW
Saturday 10 April @ The Basement, Canberra ACT
Charlie Greaser, Johnny Roadkill
Saturday 17 April @ Fly By
Night Club, Fremantle WA
w/ Chainsaw Hookers, Aargh! Real
Newly remastered tunes available from the boys' myspace:
AT YOUR HOUSE
A vigourous cheeky punk song, "Party At Your
House" is Project Mayhem's second single from their debut album.
song showcases what happens when a bunch of guys take a phrase they
commonly spring on their fellow pub and nightclub punters ("Party at
your house mate!") and set it to music.
An organic, to-the-point
number, "Party At Your House" is exactly what's required for Friday,
Saturday, and every other night of the week.
"Filter This!" is a rocky affair, deliberately and pointely aimed at
Senator Stephen Conroy's outrageous plans to censor Australia's
Full of humourously direct lyrical attack, the song was
appreciated enough by Australia's anti-censorship lobby that the band
were invited to perform it live in Perth's Forrest Place as part of
their national day of action.
From the streets of Perth to your
stereo and a stage near you, Filter This! is the perfect accompaniment
to "Party At Your House", and together the songs showcase the dynamic
nature of Perth's favourite party band.
It's certainly not
Project Sensible, but you better believe this band don't dick around
politically, nor when it comes to arranging a party at your place
despite all the odds.
Project Mayhem will see you soon, at
your place, or maybe in a city nearby!
News : MDX - Williamstown
Music Coaches Required
An exciting opportunity exists for passionate and qualified music teachers to join a well-established children's performing arts school in Williamstown.
MDX is now one of the leading performing arts institutions for children and young adults in Victoria . Providing specialised tuition in the areas of dance, musical theatre, vocal training and drama, MDX is the ultimate one-stop -shop. MDX currently has 250 enrolled students attending a mixture of singing, dancing and drama classes. Each year our student numbers constantly increase due to an extremely professional, fun and vibrant teaching team that all work together to achieve the best results for our students and parents.
In 2010, MDX will be expanding its services and offering tuition in guitar, piano and the drums.
Key Qualities/Experience Must Include:
* Formal instrument/music qualification such as a degree, diploma, or vast industry experience
* Versatile in teaching contemporary, musical theatre, rock, and pop.
* Prior experience in teaching children &/or adults.
* Dedicated, passionate, bubbly, enthusiastic and calming with the ability to gauge individual personalities of children.
* Exceptional communication skills.
* Ability to play keyboard/piano.
Joining our Teaching faculty, your role will be to conduct private singing classes to children aged from 6 years to adult. You will assist in preparing students for performances, auditions and annual recitals.
We are seeking a staff member who most importantly are passionate and committed about teaching children and have a long-term view within the company.
Teaching days are flexible however all classes are conducted within the following shifts: Mon - Fri 4pm – 9pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. This will be further explained during the interview process.
* $30 - $40 per hour according to level of experience
Starting Date & Holiday Entitlements:
* April 12th, 2010
* Holidays are given at the end of each term in accordance with the Victorian School Calendar.
To apply for this position please email your CV and a cover letter to:
News : GigTxt Launches “Meetup” - Successfully
gigtxt writes"GigTxt has
launched a “Meetup” where Artists and Managers from Music and Arts businesses
can come together once a month and “do” something.
The first meeting
was on Feb 16, after the Music Victoria Launch at the East Brunswick Club.
The focus of the
first month was on fans (customers) and creating a relationship with them in
this modern era, looking at Social Networking, Email Lists and how to use them
effectively. The outcomes of the session will be made available on the new
GigTxt blog http://blog.gigtxt.com.au
The idea was to
come out of the session with:
better understanding of whom your fans are, why they listen to You, over
someone else, and how best they like to be “told” about upcoming Gigs.
So your energy is
best spent on tasks and money is spent on advertising in the “right” places,
targeting the “right” people.
Ideas for topics
to cover, and “tasks” to “get done” will be open to attendees, and discussion
is available on the Meetup Site (www.meetup.com/Melb-Music-Business-Discussion/), the GigTxt Facebook (www.facebook.com/gigtxt) or Myspace
sites (www.myspace.com/gigtxt) and in the GigTxt online forum (www.gigtxt.com.au).
Next meeting is
March 9 at the GigTxt office, at the Auspicious Arts Incubator 166 Sturt St,
This month we
will look at creating a timeline for your career, working out where you are on
it, and where you want to get to.
The idea behind
this meet up; is to do, not to talk about doing.
So - bring your laptop, phone, and some ideas about what you want to achieve.
The idea will be to come out of the session with:
- A better understanding of where in your
artist/manager career path you are
- A better understanding of where you want to go
in your artist/manager career
To RSVP join the “Meetup” group, a small
administrative fee is all you pay, the program is sponsored by GigTxt and
supported by the Auspicious Arts Incubator."
News : SONIC ATTACK
rushi writes""SONIC ATTACK" Australia's premier prog rock "HAWKWIND" tribute band are back in Melbourne and playing at the Brunswick Hotel, Sat April 10th, 9.30pm. It's gonna be a psychodelic, space rock extravaganza... lights, smoke, strobe and pheremin madness. + great support band Scar Tissue.
More dates to be announced . www.sonicattackband.com
Also playing Ruby's lounge, Belgrave 25th Feb. With Flat earth syndrome and signal x. Don't miss this one !! Show starts 8.30pm, Sonic Attack on stage 11pm."