Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Voice Finalists perform live at Warringah Mall, Sydney, Australia

Darren Percival, Sarah De Bono and Rachael Leahcar enjoyed a public appearance at Warringah Mall, on Sydney's northern beaches this afternoon.

The former contestants on Channel Nine's 'The Voice' were there to promote their music of course.

Hundreds of passionate fans showed up to offer their support and a few lucky ones who bought CD's of their favourite performers from 'The Voice' got them autographed. Their music can also be enjoyed via iTunes.

Nova sponsored the event.

Music remains a popular medium in the reality TV industry. The Voice (U.S) is currently screening on Australian TV, but has not enjoyed the same ratings success as the Australian version.

We wish all of the performing artists well as their careers continue to evolve in front of appreciative Australian audiences.


iTunes - Sarah De Bono

The Voice (Australia)

Warringah Mall


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UK up and coming talent hosted by Nick Grimshaw at exclusive music biz event

Three of the UK’s most exciting and credible artists Friendly Fires, Mylo and Joe Goddard will mentor the next generation of talent...

Get togethers of music industry talent, top brass and the like, with helpful sponsors and supports, still have their place in the world, as is the case with our friends in the biz up in the United Kingdom...

The best of the UK’s up-and-coming talent was unveiled at an exclusive London launch party hosted by Nick Grimshaw, performing infront of key music industry influencers and celebrity guests including Pixie Geldoff, Caroline Flack and Jameela Jamil. 

Friendly Fires, Mylo and Joe Goddard have each selected an artist to mentor and showcase their sound to a wider audience. Friendly Fires is working with twisted-pop duo AlunaGeorge, Mylo is showcasing Ronika, a singer, songwriter and producer from Nottingham, and Joe Goddard is mentoring vocalist Jessie Ware, who is due to release her debut album in August 2012.

The established artists will each be given a £10,000 Bacardi Beginnings bursary that will be used to raise the profile of their chosen artists, whether it’s producing an exclusive remix, putting on a gig in an unusual location, or creating an exciting collaboration.

Bacardi Beginnings will provide a platform for these handpicked musicians to raise their profile in a very competitive industry, while marking Bacardi's 150th anniversary of throwing great parties, and bringing people together over great music and great drinks.

This exclusive web video shows these established artists showcasing their selected acts in London, together with interviews with the artists and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.




Jessie Ware

Bacardi Beginnings

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Beginning their 35th year as the “kings of disco”, VILLAGE PEOPLE in recent years performed a full schedule of fairs, festivals, universities and casinos throughout the United States as well as Canada, Brazil, France, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Romania, South Africa, Mexico and Poland and now they happily return to the Australia! VILLAGE PEOPLE are RAY SIMPSON (Cop & lead singer), ALEXANDER BRILEY (G.I./Military), FELIPE ROSE (Native American Indian), DAVID HODO (Construction Worker), JEFF OLSON (Cowboy) and ERIC ANZALONE (Biker) and they are touring Australia in November 2012 for three Concert engagements, proudly presented by Dennis Smith. Tickets on Sale Date: Monday July 30, 2012.

Friday November 23, 2012 - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY - Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 or
Saturday November 24, 2012 - PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE - Bookings: Ticketmaster 
Ticketmaster 136 100 or
Sunday November 25, 2012 - JUPITERS THEATRE, GOLD COAST - Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 888 086 

Highlighted Background on VILLAGE PEOPLE:
Having sold more than 100 million recordings, VILLAGE PEOPLE were an instant phenomenon in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits "San Francisco/In Hollywood", "Macho Man", "YMCA", "In the Navy", "Go West" and many more. They starred in their own 1980 major feature movie "Can't Stop the Music" co-starring Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, Valerie Perrine, Paul Sand, June Havoc, Tammy Grimes and directed by Nancy Walker. It remains a popular cult film around the world. The group has won many worldwide awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence, Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act, etc. In September 2008, VILLAGE PEOPLE finally received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – between Betty Grable and Liberace! 
VILLAGE PEOPLE hits have been heard on dozens of major motion pictures including "Up Periscope", "Wayne’s World II", "Addams Family Values" and "In and Out". Their own film "Can’t Stop the Music" celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011 as a world-wide cult favorite. They were seen on Fox’s "Wendy Williams Show", NBC’s “Singing Bee” with Joey Fatone and a recent American Express TV commercial with Ellen Degeneres and Beyonce. They have performed in recent years on the "Jay Leno Show, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, "Oprah", Dick Clark’s New Years Eve celebration and "Married with Children".  They were also featured in advertisements for “Trivial Pursuit’s 20th Anniversary Edition (they are also featured as a question). They were half-time entertainment for Australia’s Rugby Grand Finals, seen by more people than the Super Bowl in the U.S.  Their music is played during the seventh inning stretch at dozens of Baseball Stadiums and they often entertain sports fans with live performances following basketball, soccer and hockey games as well. At the final All-Star Game in the “old” Yankee Stadium, they performed “YMCA” with the groundskeepers. 
The one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music.  These six talented men consisting of RAY SIMPSON (Cop & lead singer), ALEXANDER BRILEY (G.I./Military), FELIPE ROSE (Native American Indian), DAVID HODO (Construction Worker), JEFF OLSON (Cowboy) and ERIC ANZALONE (Biker) combine energetic choreography with outrageous fun and lots of bumping and grinding, singing and dancing, and provide great entertainment for all!

Ladyhawke performs at Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia

New Zealand's Pip Brown (Ladyhawke) performed at Sydney's Metro Theatre tonight to an appreciative audience.

She's not quite a household name (yet), but many leading artists took years to get on the national or international radar.

Ladyhawke has released her second album 'Anxiety', and has also secured a headline tour plus a few big festival dates.

Apart from her unique sound, which someone was overheard saying "a more spiritual version of early David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, shades of Nirvana, and Blondie - Debra Harry", the Kiwi also has an interesting look...heavily lined eyes, untamed blonde hair and a grungy dress thing going on.

Anxiety demonstrates a different side of Ladyhawke with rocking beats and also ballads such as ‘Cellophane’, and at other times she takes you back to her pop tradition with numbers such as ‘Black, White & Blue’ and 'Blue Eyes'.

On her music Ms Hawke said "I wanted the album to feel like it could fall apart at times and that the songs were just trying to hold it all together with these little bleeps in and out of the songs all the way through for no rhyme or reason. I wanted the music to be anxious."

Support band was 'All The Colours' who were very solid.

Well done to everyone associated with the success of tonight's entertainment.


Ladyhawke Music

Ladyhawke YouTube

Metro Theatre, Sydney

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia