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Original Artists.

The Original Bands / Artists and Headline Acts listed on the following pages are well suited to corporate events and are some of the best live bands currently playing around. If you would like to make a band booking, please note the names of the acts you are most interested in and either email us via contact us or call us on (03) 9520 9109

Featured Artist:

Iconic Australian Rock.
 

 

KARISE EDEN

Just when you look at the charts and despair of teenagers' tastes in music, along comes Karise Eden.

The 19-year-old was raised on the blues. And sadly went through blues of her own - even a cursory listen to her sole original song here, I Was Your Girl, documents that.

But as post-reality TV show covers albums go, wouldn't you rather hear a teenager sing (and really sing) Etta James and Janis Joplin covers than Black Eyed Peas or Katy Perry?

Downloaded by eager Voice fans who already have their own Karise mini-journey on their iPods, the selling point is the five new covers Eden speed-recorded. You wouldn't know. One good thing about Eden recording songs she loves is just that - these aren't songs someone's foisted on her to get on radio next to LMFAO, rather they showcase that voice.

CASSIE DAVIS

Driven. A perfectionist. Unpredictable. Real. Hailing from Perth, Cassie is one of the new breed of young artists who isn’t just a writer and singer, but a multi-instrumentalist and a studio-savvy producer.

Multi-talented and multi-dimensional Cassie’s music speaks for a generation which, when it comes to style, don’t have to have one or another. They can simply have it all.

IAN MOSS

The voice of Ian Moss has modestly purred beneath his searing guitar playing for more than 30 years – but no longer. 

For his sixth solo album, Soul on West 53rd, Ian’s sweet, soaring vocal is the pivot around which famed American producer Danny Kortchmar has built a rich, soulful sound, drawing on classic songs from the likes of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Otis Redding and Bill Withers. Unleashing this surge of soul power has unlocked a whole new chapter in Mossy’s performing career, which ironically was triggered by his appearances on the television series It Takes Two that highlighted vocal duets... 

BRIAN MCFADDEN

Internationally, Brian McFadden is one of the most successful performers of his generation. Prior to going solo, he was a member of the phenomenally successful boyband Westlife, a group that sits alongside U2 as the most successful music act ever to come out of Ireland. 

Westlife hold the record for the most number one singles in a row on the UK charts ever - seven. They had a total of 12 number one singles during Brian’s time in the group, plus four number one albums, selling in excess of 30 million albums...

COSIMA DEVITO

Not long after her Australian Idol success in 2003, Cosima celebrated her debut CD release with a memorable version of the Cold Chisel classic When The War Is Over. Entering the charts at number one she made history as the first independent artist to achieve that status in Australia. The single was certified gold on debut, quickly growing beyond platinum in the weeks that followed. 

In late 2007 Cosima released her new album. Entitled THIS IS NOW; it is a collection of mostly self-penned tracks that strongly reflect her personal journey. Stand out tracks include LEFT WAITING (written by The Veronicas), NEVER BE A WOMAN IN CHAINS and FOREVER YOUNG.

DIESEL

For Diesel, the blues are never far away. From Come to Me to last year’s Days Like These to his blues-based 1996 collaboration with Chris Wilson, Short Cool Ones, he’s always infused the spirit and the sound into his music.

But Diesel’s blues have never been as blues-to-the-wall as they are on Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools, a loose-limbed, fired-up trawl through the music that inspired one of Australia’s rock legends. “The album is like an encyclopaedia of what blues is to me,” Diesel says. “You’ve got your Chicago style from the ’50s, you’ve got the ’70s funkier blues, the feral mountain blues, and there’s an Australian tinge too, that colonial, convict blues.”

Rather than continuing down the same road as Short Cool Ones, the new album Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools takes a sharp left turn. “Having done the harmonica and guitar thing, I thought about the whole thing with horns,” Diesel recalls. That thought led straight to Bernie Bremond, erstwhile Johnny Diesel and the Injectors saxophonist who now lives and plays in Darwin. “He’s been down or I’ve been up there and we’ve jammed, but officially, we hadn’t done
any recording since 1991, when I left the band,” Diesel says. “It was really cool, it was like we picked up where we left off, but it was still obvious we’d done an awful lot in between – some things stay the same, some things change.”

So, has Diesel now done enough suffering for the blues to go another 13 years between drinks? “I don’t tend to stay on anything for too long – attention deficit disorder,” he admits. “I don’t think it’s ever left the building, but this has rekindled a want to infuse the blues in with my music again in a more obvious way.”

KASEY CHAMBERS

Kasey Chambers, one of Australia's most loved female artists, has teamed up with Shane Nicholson to record a new album, Rattlin' Bones. Drawing on both their songwriting talents and unique voices, Rattlin' Bones heralds a return to the alternative country roots that first launched Kasey's stellar career, whilst establishing their own unique sound. This is Chambers and Nicholson at the top of their form to make an extraordinary "roots country" record - writing and performing heartfelt songs that speak with an undeniable honesty. 

Whilst giving a sizeable nod to Chambers country music upbringings, Rattlin' Bones equally secures Nicholson's natural fit on the rootsy highway. Produced by Nash Chambers and Shane, Rattlin' Bones is their first album collaboration, although fans of the pair will already be familiar with the powerful rapport between the two artists from live performances and various previous recordings. Having sold over one million albums, been awarded seven ARIA's, five CMAA Golden Guitars and a swag of APRA Awards, Kasey Chambers is undoubtedly one of Australia's most loved and respected female performers. 

Kasey's balance of commercial success with her credible country roots has accorded her the admiration of her fellow musicians - her supporters including notables such as Emmylou Harris, Elton John and Ben Harper to name a few. Shane Nicholson started his music career as the front man for Brisbane-based rock outfit Pretty Violet Stain and his subsequent solo work includes the albums It's A Movie and Faith and Science, which have received critical success in both Australia and the US.

RENEE GEYER

Sometimes words aren't enough. All the things that have and will be said about Renée Geyer...one of the world's finest singers...Australian music legend...are true and undeniable, but saying that about her still doesn't say enough. 

Renée Geyer is Renée Geyer, a unique talent, not a singer whose career is dependant on yesterday or tomorrow's hit song, but someone who lives for her next performance, on stage or on record, someone who refuses to rest on her laurels. 

The voice was always there. From the first time she opened her mouth those who heard turned their heads, but that wasn't enough for Renée Geyer, still isn't enough for Renée Geyer. She's much more now than she ever was.

LEO SAYER

After his brief career as a graphic designer, his first chart success came in 1973 with the song writing of Roger Daltrey’s (of The Who) first solo album, “Daltrey”, featuring the U.S. and U.K. hit song “Giving It all Away”.

With the guidance of writing partner David Courtney and manager Adam Faith, Leo followed this up with his first solo album on Warner Brothers in the U.S.A. and Chrysalis Records for the rest of the world.
Produced by Faith and Courtney, “Silverbird” featured the hit song “The Show Must Go On” with Leo famously appearing on stage dressed as a white faced and white costumed Pierrot.
”The Show Must Go On” was also a chart topper for Three Dog Night in the U.S.A. and his second album “Just A Boy” was released a year later, featuring international hits: “One Man Band” and “Long Tall Glasses” and “Train”.

By this time, Leo’s success had reached around the globe and he toured extensively to sell out crowds in the U.S.A. as well as in Europe, the Far East and Australia. In 1975 “Moonlighting” continued the trend, and then Leo hit the really big time with 1976’s platinum selling “Endless Flight”, the album boasting two international number 1 hits, the U.S. Grammy winning “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” and his classic “When I Need You”.

Leo has had 20 worldwide top ten hits during his career, many of these self penned, and is still entertaining audiences around the world with an amazing live show featuring his truly original songs and that uniquely powerful and recognisable voice.

As an entertainer Leo ranks with the very best. His live shows are high-energy productions driven by Leo who takes complete control of the stage and the audience cannot help but be drawn in by this charismatic pop icon who is one of the great entertainers of his time.

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