It’s an unlikely story… a rising Rugby football star gets so badly injured that he has to leave his sport behind. He picks up an acoustic guitar, teaches himself how to play it and records an indie CD that he sells after shows from the back of his Kombi Van.
His debut album, the roots/rock infused ‘Feeler’ (2003), sold 6 x platinum in Australia (450,000 copies) and earned 12 ARIA Award nominations. ‘Feeler’ eventually spent over two and a half years, yes years, in the Top 100. The acclaimed album spawned his classic ‘So Beautiful’ which went on to become the Most Performed Australian Song of the Year.
In late 2005 his sophomore album, ‘See The Sun’ debuted at #1 in Australia. The first single ‘Better Days’ became a #1 airplay track while ‘Opportunity’ became the biggest song of 2006, earning the most played track at Australian radio. In 2008 Pete released his third album ‘Summer At Eureka’, debuting at #1 in Australia and making it Pete Murray’s third consecutive album to hit the top of the charts. Released in September 2011, Pete’s fourth studio album ‘Blue Sky Blue’ sold GOLD and spawned the hits ‘Always A Winner’ and ‘Free’.
In early 2013 Pete released “The Byron Sessions” an album with new acoustic versions of tracks from his Blue Sky Blue album. Later in the year, Feeler was re-released as a 2CD package – Disc 1 being the original recordings remastered in London at Abbey Road Studios and Disc 2 including the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra playing on all songs.
In 2017 Pete released his latest critically acclaimed album ‘Camacho’ which he toured nationally across Australia.
Pete Murray has repeatedly enjoyed sold out tours across the country, and the rest of the world, throughout his career.
UK “National Blues Treasure” (Planet Rock Radio), brings his brand new release to Dingwalls. Join us for this exclusive release-day show. Full information coming very soon.
Danny is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream of the crop. Following many sold out club tours across Europe and numerous major festival appearances that have seen the band perform on the same bill as such names as Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy and Peter Green to mention a few; Danny and his band have steadily carved a huge and loyal fan base around the world.
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Edinburgh’s Vistas have been surging to the forefront of the indie-rock scene over the last few years with a steady stream of catchy, radio ready releases leading the band to pick up extensive praise from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music, DIY Magazine and Clash Magazine among many others – With every release defining the band in a clearer light, Vistas now come through with their latest single ‘Eighteen’ which will only continue to solidify their position as clear ones to watch for the year ahead.
Having picked up over 15 million streams and cultivating 650k monthly listeners on Spotify in a short space of time, the Scottish trio have quickly become known for their brand of colourful and energetic guitar-based indie pop and are quickly beginning to show their universal appeal. Vistas will be returning to their relentless tour schedule in 2019 with confirmed support slots for later in the year alongside Circa Waves and Fatherson as well as their own UK headline tour.
The new single ‘Eighteen’ is another high-tempo, hook-laden anthem, full of the huge choruses and infectious melodies that have been cementing Vistas as one of the most exciting emerging bands in the country right now. Produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The
Coral), ‘Eighteen’ comes through as part of Vistas upcoming four-track EP- Their first body of work. Speaking on the track the band explain “Eighteen is about looking back on the best summer
of your life and wishing you could go back to that moment. What often happens when you look back on those moments is you can forget about some of the bad sides of those experiences because your memory is clouded by nostalgia.”
MIRRORS is back!
Following three sold out years in Hackney, the multi-venue all day event will relocate to a new home in Camden where it will be held across three prestigious venues: Roundhouse, Dingwalls and Camden Assembly.
First wave of artists announced include:
and many more to be announced.
Plus, introducing the new MIRRORS USA indie-rock pub quiz!
Early-bird tickets are on sale midday Friday 10th May. Set a reminder here
GOODBYE MR. MACKENZIE- Bugbear are very pleased to present the London leg of the remarkable Goodbye Mr MacKenzie's 'Good Deeds and Dirty Rags' 30th anniversary tour.
One of Scotland's most iconic rock bands will be taking to the road to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags”, which they will play in its entirety, plus perhaps a few extra little treats. Released in 1989 this album entered the UK charts at No.16 and heralded a large, loyal support north of the border. Incredible live shows and singles like the top 40 hit ‘The Rattler’, in particular, further cemented a fond place in many a Scottish heart.
A colourful and varied career followed that involved amongst other things, releasing 2 more major label album, further UK singles chart positions, working and recording with members of the Talking Heads, and touring and playing with bands like Blondie, The Ramones, BAD and Afghan Whigs.
As 'The List' said in their 50 Greatest Scottish Bands review: “The MacKenzies left behind the most complex and fascinating footprint of any Scottish Band. Live they were stunning. Lead singer Martin Metcalfe looked like the MC of a particularly debauched cabaret troupe. While their Scottish counterparts were looking at soul and Steely Dan for inspiration the MacKenzies were taking theirs from the Pixies and the Birthday Party.”
The band have announced 6 gigs so far, 2 of which sold out in the first 3 hours. So grab your London tickets quicktime to be sure to see The MacKenzies in a wonderful, intimate venue.
Live shows in The North have been blowing them away and then some, and now with the very welcome addition of Big John Duncan back to the frontline. Big John is giving his M.S a thorugh kicking by returning to the stage and reconnecting with the healing powers of rock and roll. A beautiful thing
After the release of their new album 'A Prayer For The Loud' last week and entering the Danish charts at #1, D-A-D announce the European leg of 'A Tour For The Loud’.
"This will be the real thing" says D-A-D's lead singer Jesper Binzer. "Playing festivals is fine and dandy, but an hour of D-A-D is just scraping the surface - shows in your local rock club will always be what Rock'n'Roll is all about - a sweaty gathering of the loud... and that's just what we'll be doing! What about you? Are you coming?"
Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.
Johnny Hooker, a performer and songwriter from Brazil who was awarded Best Male performer at the Brazilian Music Awaeds with his first album. His unique take on Brazilian pop music is incredible, mixing local rhythms such as samba, brega, frevo, guitarrada and axe music.
This is a one off exclusive live show so tickets will go quickly...
Johnny Hooker is a performer and songwriter from Pernambuco/Brazil that describes himself as “a fierce woman in a man’s body with tearful eyes”.
He was awarded “Best Male Performer” at the “Brazilian Music Awards” and dazed the musical industry with his first solo album “Eu Vou Fazer uma Macumba pra te Amarrar, Maldito!”, which was chosen as one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. With it, he led us through a journey into passionate love stories in the city of Recife with a combination of rhythms.
Johnny blends local styles like samba, brega, frevo, guitarrada and axé music, seeking to reestablish the identity of his own country and composing unapologetic Northeastern songs that challenge gender and Brazilian expressions.
Isle Of Wight New Bands Competition
Isle Of Wight New Bands Competition
Out of the thousands of hopefuls that entered the Isle of Wight Festival New Blood Competition, the final few that remain are some of the most exciting and promising acts on the scene.
Having impressed a whole host of industry judges and music fans, our final 18 now battle it out in 3 live Grand Finals for a coveted slot at Isle of Wight Festival and to be crowned the winner of the New Blood Competition.
Doors Open at 6.30pm
£10 Advance / £12 On The Door
Strictly 18+ (I.D may be required)