In the Summer of ‘24 Ross Wilson is hitting the road with his all star band The
Peaceniks to celebrate over 50 Years of Hits including all the Daddy Cool and Mondo
Rock favourites you’d expect along with the latest offering from an almost 6 decade
career, tracks from his latest EP on Bloodlines Records She’s Stuck On Facebook All
The Time, and everything in between.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top
40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ross Wilson is one of
Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists! From the legendary
band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock and debut album “Daddy
Who?” smashed all previous sales records in Australia an astounding 50 years ago in
1971, to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State
of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’ and into the 21st
century as a solo performer, Wilson has never been out of the limelight. His Latest
release in 2023 She’s Stuck On Facebook All The Time is a modern day tragicomedy
in the blues genre. Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson’s live
performances are legendary.
Taylor Henderson became one of Australia’s most loved artists in 2013 with his unique soothing tone, rising to fame on the nostalgic TV show where he came runner-up on The X Factor! Since then, Taylor has had two #1 albums, and two #1 singles topping the ARIA charts! His fan-favourite #1 selling single ‘Borrow my Heart’ is now a quadruple platinum-selling single, along with his follow-up platinum-selling single ‘When You Were Mine’. The ARIA nominated Singer/Songwriter has over 30 Million streams on Spotify and counting!
After performing on the world stage at the 2022 Closing Ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, alongside Vanessa Amorosi and Baker Boy, Taylor is so excited to be back home and hit the road running with the release of his highly anticipated new music later this year!
Karise is one of Australia’s most loved voices. She shot to fame at the age of 19 after winning the first season of The Voice Australia in 2012.
Karise’s songs hit the top of the charts after winning The Voice and she developed a strong fan base who loved her vulnerability, raw vocal power and incredible liver performances. After a decade Karise released an independent album ‘Into The Black’ which received rave reviews in 2021. Don’t miss the most incredible voice deliver an unforgettable show.
90’s indie rock icon Rebecca Barnard hails from Aus jazz royalty – her late father and uncle Len and Bob Barnard both pioneering legends of that scene.
After forty years as a beloved staple in the Australian music industry (Rebecca’s Empire, Rockwiz etc) Rebecca has finally recorded her first Jazz Album “The Night We Called it a Day”. The album is a culmination of years of Rebecca’s life in music – a resplendent arrival in sunny pastures by one of Australia’s cultural treasures.
Rebecca effortlessly breathes soul and connectivity into this album of refreshingly under-exposed jazz standards dating from 1937-1963. The production style is reminiscent of artists such as Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot, making the album more accessible to a mainstream audience than the word ‘jazz’ might imply.
Produced and arranged by pianist/composer Monique diMattina, it features stunning performances from the creme of the jazz/roots scene – Sam Lemann on guitar, Ben Robertson on Bass, Paul Williamson on sax and Steve Grant on trumpet. Rebecca’s son Harry O’Mara carries on the Barnard legacy, guesting on drums. Recorded by Pat Telfer at Brian Brown Studios (VCA) and mixed by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville, this local production has an international and ageless resonance for a broad audience of music lovers.
Returning to Australia for the first time in five years, UK musical legend Ralph McTell will perform his much-loved classics from his illustrious career that spans over six decades, armed simply with his songs, his guitar and his stories. Playfully titled the “Streets of Oz Tour”, the iconic “Streets of London” singer-songwriter will travel the country throughout February and March, performing at seventeen venues across Victoria (including Port Fairy Folk Festival), New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory.
The unassuming singer-songwriter is a prolific touring and recording artist with a knack for illuminating the present and the road ahead with a strong connection to a shared, storied, past.
McTell is an artist who has always defined his own artistic term, his music emanating grace, experience and learning, natural poise and deep substance with harmonic and melodic riches contained in voice, songs and six stringed guitar glory.
Audiences all over the world still flock to hear and sing along to the timeless classic that catapulted him to global fame. Fondly abbreviated to “Streets”, the melodic beauty and cold hard truth of the song keeps it forever relevant.
McTell also tells his incredible life stories to enraptured audiences with song and banter. From hitch hiking with Rod, then known as Mod Stewart, playing Isle of Wight Festival alongside Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, a crap game with Tom Waits in LA, an Ivor Novello and numerous folk awards.
But it’s McTell’s excellence as finger picking guitarist and writer of pointed, empathetic songs that has always guided him. His songs have covered a broad stylistic waterfront including the blistering early autistic awareness of ‘Michael In The Garden’, priceless immigrant lament ‘From Clare To Here’. ‘Bentley & Craig’, the social injustice ballad born on the streets where he was raised, led him to support the ultimately successful campaign for a posthumous pardon.
Many more songs besides, as worthy of attention as his most famed composition, are threaded through his fastidious and measured life work.
Prepare to be enthralled!
JASON SINGH, original founding member and lead singer of one Australia’s most iconic rock bands TAXIRIDE, is on his way with his full band show
25 YEARS OF TAXIRIDE.
GET SET to celebrate the momentous 25th anniversary of TAXIRIDE’s award winning double platinum debut album: IMAGINATE.
This anniversary tour will take fans on a mesmerising journey through the incredible 25-year career of JASON SINGH and TAXIRIDE. Fans will be taken back to a time when TAXIRIDE’s sound was its most electrifying and relive the magic of their timeless music.
Expect to hear all the TAXIRIDE singles featuring JASON SINGH’s uniquely recognisable powerhouse vocals including the Top 5 hits “Get Set” and “Everywhere You Go” and the most played song on Australian radio in 2002 “Creepin’ Up Slowly”.
In addition to his work with Taxiride, JASON SINGH has achieved outstanding solo success, releasing multiple chart-topping hits and earning critical acclaim with his debut solo album HUMANNEQUIN and his tribute album VALE which also inspired his international hit show Heaven’s Greatest Hits.
From the early days of breakthrough success to the solo ventures and everything in between, this epic anniversary tour will celebrate the musical milestones that have solidified both TAXIRIDE and JASON SINGH’s place in Australian music history.