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04/19 2013

Welcome to the official site for Aussie Christian Gigs!

Aussie Christian Gigs (ACG) is a one-stop site for the latest info on Christian gigs, bands, artists and venues across Australia. Aussie Christian Gigs commenced in 2008 through a passion to provide support and promote Christian gigs and see Christian music flourish throughout Australia.

ACG has grown to become the #1 site for Christian gigs across Australia.

ACG uses Facebook Page as our major site as it provides a great interaction for Christian fans, bands, artists and promoters involved with Christian music across Aussie. Check out the Aussie Christian Gigs Facebook Page for all the latest in Christian music and gigs. Click here.

The Aussie Christian Gigs Facebook page includes the following features:

ACG GIGS GUIDE – Looking for Christian gigs and events click here.

ACG BANDS & ARTISTS GUIDE – Looking for Christian bands and artists across Australia click here.

ACG VENUES & FESTIVALS GUIDE – Looking for Christian venues and festival across Australia click here.

ACG MUSIC VIDEO GUIDE – Looking for christian music videos across Australia click here.

ACG BANDS & ARTIST NETWORK GROUP – Looking for a network for all those involved with Christian music across Australia including Christian bands, artists, promoters, radio, and involved with christian music, click here.

Please join us on our ACG Facebook Page for all the action in Christian music.

Please contact ACG if you would like to partner or support ACG, or we can promote and support your gigs, events and christian musicians across Australia.

ACG Crew

info@aussiechristiangigs.com.au
www.facebook.com/acglive
www.twitter.com/acglive
www.aussiechristiangigs.com.au

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08/12 2013

Spotlight on Aussie Christian Music

SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON AUSSIE CHRISTIAN MUSIC  

Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight, a monthly wrap-up of the latest in Aussie Christian music including new releases, major gigs, Christian music venues, international bands coming to Australia and chart news.   

Aussie Music Releases Spotlight  

Congratulations to the following Aussie Christian artists for their recent releases:    

  • Ponder released their second album To Gather Together  
  • Airports released a new music video and single Dive    
  • Ari released a debut album Still Small Voice 
  • Jacob Long recently released a single Lost My Phone 
  • Matt Doeland released his solo album Arise  
  • Andrew Drummond released his new single Though It All 
  • Judah Call released a new video Seasons, which was broadcasted on Rage TV
  • Compliments of Gus released their new album The Black and The White Of It 
  • Vanessa Livine released her new single Door of your Heart  
  • Chris Smartt released his new debut EP Northern Winter 

Major Aussie Gigs Spotlight  

Aussie Christian Music Venues Spotlight 

Check out all the great shows coming up at some of the top Christian music venues across Australia:

Aussie Music News Charts Spotlight 

  • Australia’s Hot 25 Countdown, hosted each weekend by Liam Renton, is the country’s national contemporary music chart, taken from radio airplay and public votes. During August 2013, the top 5 artists included Building 429, Matthew West, Capital Kings, Third day and Francessa Battistelli,  with Aussie Artist Jake Nauta also included in the top 25. 
  • Australia’s TRAA (The Rock Across Australia) charts  presents the 30 most played songs each week on Christian radio.  Australia’s TRAA charts for August 2013 included Mandisa, Newsboys, United, Young and Free, Audio Adrenaline in the top 5, along with other Aussie artists The Vapour Theory, Selaphonic, Brittany Cairns, and Compliments of Gus in the top 30.   
  • Congratulations to New Empire for winning the CMA Award for Best Song – One Heart/Million Voices – presented recently at CONNECT:2013.    

Aussie Christian Gigs Spotlight 

  

Spotlight is produced by Aussie Christian Gigs (ACG), a one-stop site for the latest information on Christian gigs, bands, artists and venues across Australia. 

Find us at facebook.com/acglive, www.aussiechristiangigs.com.au, or email  info@aussiechristiangigs.com.au.

Produced by Aussie Christian Gigs

Used by permission of Aussie Christian Gigs  

August 2013  

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09/30 2011

DESTRUCTION – Australian Tour 2011

Strike Hard Bookings Present

DESTRUCTION
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011
with special guests
MORTAL SIN
4ARM

.
Destruction are legendary in thrash circles, and the best news of all is that they are back. Not only with a new album, but thrash fans all over the country will be warming up their necks for some serious head-banging at the news that Destruction will be touring Australia this November. Joining them for the ride will be Australian thrash pioneers, Mortal Sin, and established Melbourne act, 4ARM.

For almost 30 years, the name Destruction has been almost synonymous with high energy thrash. The south German act has never veered from their ethos of never backing down from creating pure thrash. Now, the three-piece are back with another thrash metal gem, Day Of Reckoning, and will be unleashing it upon Australian audiences. Released earlier this year, the album shows the band at its most fierce, brutal and thrashy.

Says vocalist Schmier of the album, “If you think Destruction is an old band, this album will prove you wrong! The speed and energy combined with a basic, fresh and aggressive production will make this record an outstanding classic of our long discography.”

Beginning way back in 1985, Mortal Sin, could probably be considered Australia’s first thrash metal band. Their first album, Mayhemic Destruction, saw them gain much attention at home and abroad, while a quiet period during the 1990’s saw them emerge again in 2004 for a tour with Anthrax and a European tour. Now in 2011, the band is set to release their newest epic, Psychology Of Death, on September 23.

Having just completed their third album, Submission For Liberty4ARM are chomping at the bit for its release. By joining this tour, fans are given the opportunity to experience some of the album’s ferocity and supercharged riffage in a live setting, before it’s 2012 release.

This triple header of thrash will be devastating metal fans around the country. So get on board and do not missDestruction causing devastation and ruin in a town near you.

Tickets on sale 4th October @ 9am

Thursday, 3 November 2011 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide 18+ *
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au, and Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 orwww.venuetix.com.au
Friday, 4 November 2011 – The Price Band Room, Melbourne 18+
Tickets from www.princebandroom.com.au0395361168, in person at the Prince of Wales pub and all Moshtix outlets.
Saturday, 5 November 2011- Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 18+
Tickets available from Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au and all Moshtix Outlets
Sunday, 6 November 2011- The Hifi, Brisbane 18+
Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi or Oztix on 1300 762 545www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

* Mortal Sin not appearing

All media enquires
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Chris Maric
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04/19 2013

Welcome to the official site for Aussie Christian Gigs!

Aussie Christian Gigs (ACG) is a one-stop site for the latest info on Christian gigs, bands, artists and venues across Australia. Aussie Christian Gigs commenced in 2008 through a passion to provide support and promote Christian gigs and see Christian music flourish throughout Australia.

ACG has grown to become the #1 site for Christian gigs across Australia.

ACG uses Facebook Page as our major site as it provides a great interaction for Christian fans, bands, artists and promoters involved with Christian music across Aussie. Check out the Aussie Christian Gigs Facebook Page for all the latest in Christian music and gigs. Click here.

The Aussie Christian Gigs Facebook page includes the following features:

ACG GIGS GUIDE – Looking for Christian gigs and events click here.

ACG BANDS & ARTISTS GUIDE – Looking for Christian bands and artists across Australia click here.

ACG VENUES & FESTIVALS GUIDE – Looking for Christian venues and festival across Australia click here.

ACG MUSIC VIDEO GUIDE – Looking for christian music videos across Australia click here.

ACG BANDS & ARTIST NETWORK GROUP – Looking for a network for all those involved with Christian music across Australia including Christian bands, artists, promoters, radio, and involved with christian music, click here.

Please join us on our ACG Facebook Page for all the action in Christian music.

Please contact ACG if you would like to partner or support ACG, or we can promote and support your gigs, events and christian musicians across Australia.

ACG Crew

info@aussiechristiangigs.com.au
www.facebook.com/acglive
www.twitter.com/acglive
www.aussiechristiangigs.com.au

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08/12 2011

MyChildren MyBride – Australian Tour 2011

Strike Hard Bookings Present

MyChildren MyBride
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

with special guests
For All Eternity


Since the release of their 2010 album, Lost Boy, MyChildren MyBride have been touring non-stop. In fact guitarist, Robert Bloomfield, when asked what the future holds for the band, has responded, “Touring. This time the world over.” Having already toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, it is now time for this five-piece from Alabama to hit Australia for the very first time.

To say that MyChildren MyBride have made waves in today’s hardcore and metal scenes would be an understatement. The band sold over thirty thousand copies of their Solid State debut Unbreakable, and followed this feat up with countless tours and a second release that is arguably as good, if not better than its predecessor. Since the release of Lost Boy in 2010, MCMB have been touring relentlessly on the back of an album which, by the band’s own admittance, is full of songs that are fun to play live.

Joining MyChildren MyBride on this eleven-date tour around Australia will be Sydney’s For All Eternity.

Known as Australia’s premier heavy Christian act, Sydney’s For All Eternity are captivating audiences around the country with their brand of Metal/Hardcore – a perfect balance of both the melodic and the technical. With an EP under their belts and a fierce work ethic pushing them along, For All Eternity have embarked on two national tours, as well as earning themselves a support slot on the recent For Today tour. With a new release on the way, this is definitely a band to keep an eye out for.

Fans of the bands and of heavy music in general, mark the dates of this tour in your diaries now, as this double-header of melodic, yet technical Metalcore will surely stamp itself as one of the tours of 2011.

Tickets on sale now!

Thursday, 15 September 2011 Boys and Girls, Brisbane
With: Ekklesia
Tickets available from the door

Friday, 16 September 2011 Eagleby Community Hall, Brisbane
With: Ekklesia (last ever show), Prepared Like a Bride, Revelations + The violet Alibi
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Saturday, 17 September 2011 St Johns Hall, Sutherland (arvo)
With: Azlock (Last ever show), The Ocean The Sky, Above The Fallen + Enthrone
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Saturday, 17 September 2011 Venom Nightclub, Sydney (night) *NEW VENUE*
With: Deliverance We Pray
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets or from http://strikehardbookings.bigcartel.com

Sunday, 18 September 2011 Oasis Youth Centre, Wyong
With: Revival Ashore, In The Wake + Allay The Sea
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Monday, 19 September 2011 NLCC, Orange
With: Not unto us, As it is written + City falls
Tickets available from the door

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Musicman Megastore, Bendigo
With: Electrik Dynamite, A Dead Silence + Through The Eleventh Hour
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Thursday, 22 September 2011 The Old Gaol, Mt Gambier
With: Admella, Sierra + A Dead Silence
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Friday, 23 September 2011 Fowlers Live, Adelaide
With: Jack The Giant Killer, Infiltrator, Graveyards + Prepared like a brides
Tickets available from Moshtix or www.moshtix.com.au and Venuetix or www.venuetix.com.au

Saturday, 24 September 2011 East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
With: Untruth, Brooklyn + Cardinals
Tickets from The East Brunswick Club, www.eastbrunswickclub.com and The Corner Box Office

Sunday, 25 September 2011 Collingwood Masonic Hall, Abbotsford AA *NEW VENUE*
With: Hallower, Thieves + I Sleep You Dance
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets


www.facebook.com/ mychildrenmybride
www.facebook.com/ foralleternitymusic
www.strikehardbookings.com

For all media enquires please contact:
Daniel Misztal
Strike Hard Bookings
daniel@strikehardbookings.com

 
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08/8 2011

For The Fallen Dreams – Back Burner AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

Strike Hard Bookings and Killyourstereo.com Present

FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS
BACK BURNER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

with special guests
SIENNA SKIES and HAND OF MERCY

There are bands that fade into obscurity, copying what has gone before. There are bands that push boundaries and excite audiences worldwide. In September Australia will lay witness to a band that is challenging perceptions of what Metalcore can be, Michigan USA’s For The Fallen Dreams.
For The Fallen Dreams have worked hard to create a following in the over saturated modern scene, since 2003 they have released 3 albums including 2011’s hugely successful Back Burner through Rise Records. Despite minor line-up changes in recent times, For The Fallen Dreams have kept up their hard touring schedule, honing their live show and taking audiences captive night after night across the US, Europe and the rest of the world. They will return to Australia for the second time this September, having visited before with The Red Shore in late 2008 for a run of blisteringly heavy metal shows still talked about by those in attendance.
National support will come from two of Sydney’s finest bands challenging on a national level, Sienna Skies and Hand Of Mercy.

Sienna Skies are still riding high on a wave of support, with each successive tour they are turning heads and winning hearts. The bands blend of keyboard melody and abrasive metal riffage are a potent combination and have helped them win supports alongside the likes of Confession, Attack Attack and Oh Sleeper. Sienna Skies are destined for huge things and this is a perfect opportunity to see them in a tight live environment while you still can.

Hand Of Mercy are the most humble rockers you will find, their down to earth approach to their craft comes across in their music and live performance and makes them a truly important band in 2011. Their debut album The Fallout has propelled them to greater heights, its combination of catchy hooks, anthemic chorus and crushing breakdowns whipping crowds into a fury wherever the band touches down.

In September 2011, a stagnant scene gets the boost some say it needs with international superstars For The Fallen Dreams being joined by local sensations Sienna Skies and Hand Of Mercy for an Australian Tour that will take in every major city and leave audiences craving more in its wake.

Tickets on sale now!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 YMCA HQ, Perth
With: Make Them Suffer + Saviour
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 Hype, Perth
With: Anchored
Tickets available from the door

Thursday, 1 September 2011 Boys and Girls, Brisbane
With: Time Has Come
Tickets available from the door

Friday, 2 September 2011 Beenleigh PCYC, Brisbane
Doors 6pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: Time Has Come, Prepared Like A Bride + The Endless Pandemic
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Saturday, 3 September 2011 Shed 5, Gold Coast
Doors 6pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: In Hearts Wake, Prepared Like A Bride, Deceiver + Endworld
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Sunday, 4 September 2011 Masonic Hall, Blacktown
Doors 5pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: Renegade (Last ever show) + Lockdown
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix Outlets

Monday, 5 September 2011 Oasis Youth Centre, Wyong
Doors 6pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: The Shire + Hold Your Own
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix Outlets

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 Bar 32, Canberra
Doors pm – Tickets $20+BF – 18+
Tickets available from the door

Thursday, 8 September 2011 Next, Melbourne
With: Trial By Night
Tickets available from the door

Friday, 9 September 2011 The Castle, Dandenong
Doors 6pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: Of Whispers, Lovers Grave + The Rose Line
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Saturday, 10 September 2011 The Underground, Adelaide
Doors 6pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: Abandon All Hope, Far West Battlefront + Harlow
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix Outlets

Sunday, 11 September 2011 The National Hotel, Geelong
Doors 1pm – Tickets $20+BF – All Ages
With: Through The Eleventh Hour + Empires Fall
Tickets from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

www.facebook.com/forthefallendreams
www.facebook.com/siennaskies
www.facebook.com/handofmercy
www.strikehardbookings.com

For all media enquiries please contact:
Daniel Misztal
Strike Hard Bookings
daniel@strikehardbookings.com

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06/22 2011

ATTN: Emerging Christian performers and musicians

A must consider for the emerging Christian performer and musician:

Is being professional and ‘in business’ in line with biblical teaching and a ministry?
Are you maximising your monetary return from music sales?
What are the top 5 tips for increasing your chances of radio airplay?
What is the reality and how can you increase your chances of selling your music through Koorong and other stores?
What are ‘labels’ and publishers really on about and should you be pitching to them or not?
What ‘other’ avenues are there for your music (the sync market for example)?
Marketing, image and some top tips for building your ‘following’ – at gigs, effective social media activity and more
What are the potential trends and ideas for the future?
What do experienced Christian artists from a range of genres do?

“Empower Your Musical Career’ has shaped up to be one of the most significant collection of speakers and industry professionals assembled in one place on one day, supported by a range of wonderful Christian organisations – and all to input and empower the emerging Christian artist.

Please find attached the seminar brochure and poster. 

More details, bios of the speakers and the day’s program can be found through the event organiser under the Events tab on their website www.pavmusic.com.

You may personally know:

– some emerging or newer Christian performers, musicians or worship team members who are wanting to pursue the chance of a career in the music industry

– that are or can be in Sydney on Saturday 23 July

– who would value some foundational input into successfully positioning their path in the near future from experienced industry professionals?

Or you know people who may know…….

If so, please pass this on to them or any others you know who may know.

Please spread the word – so that the emerging artists that God wants to be there get to hear of it.

Bookings are essential as there is a limited number of seats available – and with the range of people helping promote this event places are already filling fast.

Bookings through Halo Ticketing here or downloading a PDF via PavMusic.

All inquiries to Ian Pav: info@pavmusic.com (with the subject line ‘Empower Seminar Query’).

 
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04/11 2011

NO SURRENDER Tour

NO SURRENDER TOUR feat Oh, Sleeper, The Chariot and I Am Villain.

Taperjean Records is proud to announce the inaugural No Surrender Tour 2011 featuring two of the most exciting heavy acts, Oh Sleeper (USA) & The Chariot (USA). The tour will storm from Toowoomba to Perth, with capital and regional cities in between.

Texans Oh Sleeper are returning on the back of a successful Australian tour in September 2010. From playing stages across the globe with the likes of Underoath, Bring Me The Horizon and Every time I Die, it is evident through their live performances and albums that Oh Sleeper are masters of their art. Australian fans will have the privilege of being one of the first to hear tracks from the bands as yet untitled 3rd studio album which is slated for a mid 2011 release.

Joining the bill is Georgia’s finest The Chariot, whom will be bringing their intense live shows to Australia for the very first time. Having released their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “Long Live” which has fans and critics singing the bands praises. However it is the bands live show that shall forever live on as the beating pulse of the band’s heart. The sheer force of their thunderous live renditions while maniacally pouring their entire physical being into each note captivates and jolts an audience into awe and utter appreciation. It is this experience, undeniable and unavoidable by anyone attending their show.

Rounding out the bill, Brisbane’s pop punk upstarts I Am Villain have been confirmed as the national support for the tour. Having formed in spring 2009 the five piece have been turning heads with their dynamic brand of pop punk and have began touring relentlessly having supported the likes of Mest (USA), Fireworks and most recently an East Coast tour with The Mission In Motion & Stealing O’Neal.
To coincide with the announcement I Am Villain will be releasing their debut 6 track EP “ One Night, One Victim” which will be available nationally on Friday February 11th via Taperjean/ Shock and features the single “ Frankly Dear, I Just Don’t Give A Damn” which has received an overwhelming response by both media and fans alike. Additionally the EP features guest vocals from Brett Islaub (The Mission In Motion), Chris Scott (Stealing O Neal) and Jake Bosci (Ellington)

No Surrender 2011 is not to be missed.

For all media enquiries and opportunities please contact
Fiona Stafford – +61 430 822 256
fiona@taperjeanmusic.com
NO SURRENDER 2011
Oh Sleeper, The Chariot, I Am Villain

Friday April 22 – 
Easterfest, Toowoomba QLD (all ages)* | Tickets available: www.easterfest.com.au


Saturday April 23
 – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney NSW 18+ 
w/ City In Crisis + Resist The Thought |
Tickets available www.moshtix.com.au

Sunday April 24 – 
Strawberry Jam Festival, Perth WA (all ages)** | Tickets available: www.strawberryjam.net.au

Tuesday April 26 – 
Harp Hotel, Wollongong NSW 18+ 
w/ Mary Jane Kelly  & Totally Unicorn | Tickets available: www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday April 27
 – The Bended Night Club, Bendigo VIC 18+ | Tickets available at the door

Thursday April 28 – 
The National Hotel, Geelong VIC 18+ 
w/ Rise From Ruin | Tickets available: www.oztix.com.au

Friday April 29
 – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne VIC 18+ 
w/ In Trenches & Of Whisper | Tickets Available: www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday April 30 – 
Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (LIC / All Ages)
 w/ Nazarite Vow & Graveyards | Tickets available: www.moshtix.com.au & www.venuetix.com.au

** The Chariot & I Am Villain not appearing

* I Am Villain not appearing

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04/11 2011

EMERY – “We Do What We Want” Australian Tour

Emery, the ever-evolving rock quintet originally from South Carolina has been making its mark since 2000, releasing stellar albums and globe trotting around the world. This work ethic has seen Emery become one of the most exciting live acts.

This April, Emery is set to tour Australia on their first every headlining tour “We Do What We Want”. No Strangers to our shores having supported Story Of The Year, Underoath and most recently playing Soundwave festival, it will be the first opportunity for the band to play a full set. As Toby Morell (vocals) enthuses

“We are so stoked to come back to Australia. This will be our fourth trip down under, and, if our previous experiences are any indication, it’s going to be a blast. We’ve heard wonderful things about Easterfest, and we can’t wait to check it out. We hope all of our fans in Australia are as excited as we are. Come say hi at one of the shows. We don’t bite!”

To coincide with the Australian tour will be the release of the bands much anticipated 5th studio album “We Do What We Want” on long time label home Tooth and Nail records on Friday March 29th. The album was recorded in Seattle at The Compound with guitarist Matthew Carter and Aaron Sprinkle whom was responsible for the previous 2 efforts. As Josh (keyboards) describes: “The new album’s a little different than our older records. I think the album, overall, is heavier than anything we’ve done. There’s more screaming and riffing. At the same time, there’s some of the most melodic material we’ve ever written.”

Australian fans will be some of the first in the world to witness new tracks taken from “We Do What We Want” in the live setting with the band also incorporating an array of fan favourites from their extensive back catalogue.

Emery “We Do What We Want” available via Tooth and Nail March 29th.

www.myspace.com/Emery

Taperjean Records, Select Touring , Graduatemerch.com,

Presents

EMERY We Do What We Want 2011 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Tickets On Sale Monday February 7th

Thursday April 21st – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney 18+ | Tickets Available: www.annandalehotel.com

Friday April 22nd – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+ | Tickets Available: www.cornerhotel.com

Saturday April 23 – Easter Festival, Toowoomba QLD (all ages) | Tickets available: www.easterfest.com.au

Sunday April 24th – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+ | Tickets available: www.moshtix.com.au

 
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03/17 2011

Easterfest Encounter | The Hills Centre

Encounter Presents and Hope 103.2 are thrilled to announce the return of NewWorldSon, Article One and Shawn McDonald to Australian shores. For the first time in Sydney, these three International Artists are together for one night only!

NewWorldSon return to Sydney after wowing crowds in January 2010. The four-piece from Canada, determined to live up to their reputation as the must-see-live band, deliver a remarkable live show that blends everything from pop, blues, jazz, gospel and soul music all in one show.

From humble beginnings to now headlining various festivals around the world, NewWorldSon continue to prove themselves. They have already won four Gospel Music Association Awards (Roots Album of the Year x2, Best New Artist and Group of the Year) and have just been nominated for their third Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy) for Gospel Album of the Year.

Their debut album with Inpop, “Salvation Station” was voted the 3rd Best Album of 2008 by Christianity Today. Their self-titled second album was released in 2010, and produced NewWorldSon’s first radio hit, “There Is A Way,” which topped various charts and peaked as the 2nd most played song in Australia.

Article One come to Sydney for the first time, after they received major success at Australia’s largest Christian music festival, Easterfest in 2010. Article One fuse together the classical sounds of a violin with the catchy and rhythmic sounds of a pop/rock band. With a unique and infectious live show, you will find it difficult to stay in your seat.

Also from Canada, Article One have performed across North America and Australia and have toured with the Newsboys, Starfield, Stellar Kart and Superchick. They have had two top ten’s on US radio with “Without You (I’m Not Alright)” and “Taken By The Storm”, which are tracks from their second album “Colors and Sounds” that debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Christian Charts. “The One (I’m Fighting for)” is the first single off their newest album and was the 5th most played song on Australian radio in 2010. Going from strength to strength, Article One offer a very memorable experience that will leave you wanting more.

Shawn McDonald (USA), brings his acoustic folk sound back to Australia. Shawn McDonald is a singer/songwriter who is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. His lyrics are bold, stark and palpably authentic. His music will take you on a journey that most people can identify with and relate to. Shawn McDonald’s life has been marked by a string of heartaches, bad breaks, and personal mistakes, events that have landed him both in trouble with the law and in love with the Lord – in that order.

McDonald’s most recent album “Closer” is set to be released in Australia in March 2011. He has worked collaboratively with such talents as Ben Glover (“The Lost Get Found”) and Brandon Heath, while the album was produced by Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real). The first single off the album, also entitled “Closer”, is catchy and one that is destined to resonate with most people’s feelings.

NewWorldSon, Article One and Shawn McDonald…Don’t miss out on this unforgettable show!

For more information:

Email: zenon@artistnetwork.com.au

Phone: (02) 9819 6945

Website: http://thehillscentre.com.au/easterfest-encounter/

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02/21 2011

Festivals in 2011!

Plenty of festivals coming up this year – all with awesome line ups! Here are just three of the big ones:

Easterfest

Location: Toowoomba, Queensland

Date: April 22-24

Easterfest.com for more details and line up.

Strawberry Jam

Location: Albany, Western Australia

Date: April 24-25

Strawberryjam.net.au for more details and line up.

Forest Edge Festival

Location: Neerim East, Victoria

Date: March 11-13

Forestedge.org.au more details and line up.

Make sure you check out at least one of these great festivals in the next couple of months!

 
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