dirtywings' music is indie-pop earcandy with a rock/electro edge. Hairbrush-mime to their fresh yet familiar-sounding melodies, hooky riffs, and catchy, memorable choruses. Lyrically, dirtywings push the pop envelope, unafraid to probe at controversial subjects. They invite listeners to have a spiritual moment by meditating on the fundamental question 'what happens when I die?' ("When My Body Dies").
Bobby's soaring vocals, supported by the strong, ambient soundscapes of the Omega III, introduces listeners to an atmospheric folk experience.
This luminous ensemble is made up of experienced musicians with a heartfelt connection with the creative process and in simply making and playing music for them and for you.
There are three bands calling themselves The Beards - one from Adelaide, Australia, another from Norway, and the third a U.S. sideproject of several female musicians. 1) Beard based band from Adelaide Australia The Beards play "Bearded Music for Bearded People" and are the only band in the world playing solely beard based music. They have been officially invited to play the opening ceremony of the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Alaska.
The story of Eric Weideman and his ex–band 1927 is one of the most intriguing in recent Australian pop history. In 1988, the group was a truly local phenomenon, selling more than 350,000 copies of their debut album "...ish". Drawn inexorably into the vortex of mass success, 1927 swiftly lost control, playing out a familiar rock tune: the group's second album, The Other Side, failed to match the sales of its predecessor and 1927 gradually slipped from view even as it began to buckle under the strain of touring.
Australia has produced very few, if any, popular singers of such extraordinary talent that their voices seem to be a gift from the gods. Not until now. Listen to Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu as he sings in Galpu, Djambarrpuynu, Gumatj - and, occasionally, in English - and you will instantly surrender to the greatest voice this continent has ever recorded. Blind from birth, he is not an Aboriginal musician singing protest songs against a rock, reggae or folk-country backing.
The Mess Hall are a two-piece rock and roll combo based in Sydney, New South Wales that formed in 2001. Widely respected for their live shows, The Mess Hall have toured Australia extensively both in their own right and supporting bands such as You Am I, Jet and The Strokes. They have also toured the US and Japan, notably with fellow Sydney band, Wolfmother. Outside the driving drums and guitar of The Mess Hall, singer/guitarist Jed Kurzel is an acoustic artist of some note. Drummer Cec Condon is a veteran of the Brisbane music scene.
Lead singer and main song-writer Sarah McLeod formed the band in late 1994 with guitarist (and her guitar teacher at the time) Chris Tennent, drummer Paul Berryman and bass player Stuart Rudd. They were originally called Hell's Kitchen before changing their name to The Superjesus on the eve of the 1994 Big Day Out in Adelaide. Says Paul Berryman of the name: "It was basically just a piss-take on commonly used words in the 90's.
Hunters & Collectors were an Australian Rock band, formed in 1981 in Melbourne, who were originally influenced by German experimentalists like Can and later leaning more towards popular rock. Taking their name from a Can song, the band was formed by Mark Seymour (guitar, vocals), John Archer (bass), Doug Falconer (drums), Geoff Crosby (keyboards), Greg Perano (percussion), Ray Tosti-Gueira (guitar), and Robert Miles (sound engineer and art director, considered a full member).
Chris Fatouros (born 1983) is a singer-guitarist-song writer from Melbourne, Australia. Performing and singing since childhood, Fatouros's main interest had always been classic rock & folk. He is known for his raw and soulful performance style, strong vocals and multi-instrumental skills. Fatouros's music is strongly influenced by a wide variety of artists, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Gillian Welch and Neil Young. Aside from solo work, Chris has performed with original band SoulHarmoniX, with cover band Mister Speaker, in a jazz duo with a pianist and in a duo with a percussionist.