THE BABE RAINBOW

Thursday Jul 02, 2015

7pm to late

Spreading joy and magic through their feel good music, flowing harmonies and vibrant instrumentation, we are all invited to journey into the creative vision psych-rock band The Babe Rainbow with their psychedelic feel good singles ‘1964’, ‘Love Forever’, ‘Planet Junior’ and ‘Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest.’

The local Byron lads have since spread their food for thought, surfing, veggies and experimental art by playing across Australia and supporting the likes of Ty Segall and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

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GOLDEN AGE OF BALLOONING

Friday Jul 03, 2015

5pm to late

 

Golden Age of Ballooning EP release; ‘We Will Never Let You Go’.

GAOB are excited to be launching their second EP, ‘We Will Never Let You Go’ and would like to invite you to Black Bear Lodge to celebrate with a night of great Brisbane music.

Joining the stage on the night are some of Brisbane’s finest: The Bacchanals, The Halls and Allthingslost.

Golden Age of Ballooning kicked off the year supporting Canadian indie darlings Paper Lions, solidifying their tenacious new line up with their single and video for Across the Nation before launching into a string of shows at the Man From Snowy River Festival in Victoria and most recently winning the top prize in Brisbane’s QUBE Effect – People’s Choice Award with Across the Nation.

‘We Will Never Let You Go’ is an eerie mix of spacey guitars, narrative vocals and lush harmonies. Aggressive in parts, yet tender overall, it is a graduation from the raw live sounds of their debut ‘Don the winter coats’. Recorded at Airlock Studios’ and mixed by Konstantin Kersting, ‘We Will Never Let You Go’ is the second EP from the band, and carries the single ‘Across the Nation’.

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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YOUTH GROUP

Saturday Jul 04, 2015

5pm to late

Youth Group will play their much-loved ‘Skeleton Jar’ album in full, plus a generous selection of tracks from across their recorded canon.

Over a decade after they released their much-loved breakthrough album Skeleton Jar, Youth Group are finally giving it the vinyl treatment that all great long players deserve. The LP will be released on 26h June 2015. The band will reconvene to play three shows in June and July celebrating this long delayed release on the greatest format of them all.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour – every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

 

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THE ROUND

Monday Jul 06, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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MARLON WILLIAMS

Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

7pm to late

With special guest Laura Jean

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders tour Australia in July to celebrate the launch of Williams’ debut album, out now via Caroline Australia.

Williams has spent the past year selling out tours, and blowing away festival audiences at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Meredith Music Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Come see what all the fuss is about and experience Williams incredible full band show in the flesh.

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OISIMA

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

7pm to late

Off the back of his debut album release, Adelaide beat king Oisima has announced a national headline tour, bringing his delicate dancing melodies and exotic imaginings to dance floors across the country.

From his debut EP “Dusk Till Dawn” to his semi regular Jewels of Thought mixtape and latest, Goddess EP; Oisima, the moniker of Anth Wendt has created his own palate of sonic colours – a finely tuned blend of contemporary soul, mixing Middle Easter influences with a rich background in Jazz and a love for blues and bass.

Crafting his own intangible universe of startling sounds, pulling out basslins and deftly manoeuving melodies Oisima will be showcasing his remarkable productions specicially catered for club sound system this June and July.

Having played on some on the countries biggest stages; an acclaimed spot on the Splendour In The Grass Redbull Music Stage, Big Day Out and Adelaide’s WOMAD Festival as well as supporting the likes of Ras G, XXYYXX, Tokimonsta, Electric Wire Hustle, Knxwledge, and most recently Bonobo,

Oisima’s live show interprets and lifts his distinctive music from a headphone and immersive experience to a dance floor enticing performance. This rare headline tour from Adelaide’s finest is not to be missed !

TICKETS HERE
$20 Door

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JONES JR

Friday Jul 10, 2015

7pm to late

The project of vocalist Ev Jones and Thundamentals founding member/producer Morgan Jones, JONES Jnr traverse a unique blend of old school-soul mixed with contemporary beats. Produced entirely by Morgan Evans, Step in Sleep was written in London, New York and LA and recorded at the Thundamentals studio in Sydney and BounceCounty in Melbourne with Pip Norman AKA Countbounce. “We have a lot to share with the world when it comes to the JONES Jnr sound. It’s still growing and developing, it’s still soul, it’s still got swingbeats, but it will take listeners to some surprising places. There are some very personal songs on this EP, these aren’t stories, this is our life on record,” Ev explains.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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ED KUEPPER

Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

7pm to late

For the better part of 2013 / 2014 Ed Kuepper toured the nation performing his crowd-pleasing ‘By Request’ show in city centres and regional towns culminating in a sold-out performance at the City Recital Hall for Sydney Festival, whereupon our Ed assembled various members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime radical re-working of Kuepper Klassics.

For his first tour of 2015 Ed Kuepper will again tackle any industry pre-conceptions, this time though, performing a set of largely new unrecorded material for a tour being dubbed Nostalgia For The New. And, in a further twist to the norm, Herr Kuepper will undertake the tour via a 3-week-mid-week residency in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne with spin-off weekend shows in regional areas.

‘I was thinking of the times you’d go out and see an artist to hear the new stuff, I kind of missed it…felt a nostalgia for the new if you catch my drift’ – Ed Kuepper

The new material is being workshopped with the intention of recording a new album of all new studio material – his first since the wonderous Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog – before the end of the year. With each show being performed over two sets and without a support, our Ed has graciously allowed some of those back catalogue gems to be included in the set(s) too.

But wait, that’s not all, in between times, the nation’s first true Saint has also been busy putting down his first full-length soundtrack for the feature film Last Cab To Darwin. Directed by Jeremy Sims and starring Michael Caton, Last Cab… will premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

‘… for me the chance of a lifetime really, been wanting to get into film scoring for years … it’s a very moving film which hopefully I’ve done justice to’ – Ed Kuepper

In the meantime get ready to lock in your mid-week winter kicks with Ed Kuepper as he sweeps down the east coast on his Nostalgia For The New tour this July / August.

Tickets for all shows on-sale Friday 22nd May.

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MAJOR LEAGUES

Thursday Jul 16, 2015

7pm to late

Brisbane’s Major Leagues established themselves as one of Australia’s most endearing advocates of garage-pop in 2013 with their debut EP release, Weird Season, which drew praise from tastemakers in the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and United Kingdom.

The four-piece are now set to return in 2015 with an east coast headline tour that precedes the release of new music from their sophomore EP.

Engineered entirely in Brisbane, the forthcoming record engaged the assistance of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Blouse member, Jacob Portrait, along with Melbourne’s Bored Nothing and Brisbane-based producer Miro Mackie.

Major Leagues’ debut EP was heavily supported by Australian radio in 2013 and 2014, achieving nearly six-months of continuous rotation airplay from triple j, and a #3 position on the 2013 triple j Unearthed most played artist list.

Australian community radio stations including FBi, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, RTR, RRR, SYN and 2SER also provided unwavering airplay support for the EP’s leading singles ‘Teen Mums’, ‘Endless Drain’ and ‘Silver Tides’.

Over the last two years, Major Leagues have toured consistently throughout Australia alongside local and international acts including Beach Fossils (USA), Sebadoh (USA), Wild Nothing (USA), Wye Oak (USA), The Preatures, DMAs and Bloods.

The forthcoming east coast tour will see Major Leagues return to venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for their first headline performances in over twelve months.

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BEN SALTER

Friday Jul 17, 2015

7pm to late

Ben Salter returns to Black Bear Lodge to launch his second album The Stars My Destination, the follow up to 2011′s The Cat. He will be performing with a full band. Main support on the night comes from Seja.

Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the two time ARIA nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat established his penchant for the melodic mixed with the esoteric, whilst follow up EP European Vacation was a diverse collection of collaborations that Salter undertook whilst on a five month overseas writing mission. He has collaborated, written and performed with artists as diverse as Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), to name a few.

“I firmly believe Ben Salter to be one of Australia’s best singers, and if I weren’t so god-damn competitive, one of its best songwriters as well.” – Tim Rogers

 

 

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WATCH YOUR STEP

Saturday Jul 18, 2015

5pm to late

Dance to the best foot stompin’, hip shakin’ beats of an era when music was built for dancing and nothing else.

Watch Your Step is not about nostalgia, tunes are selected not because they came from the past, but because they most definitely kick ass! No cds, no mp3s, just pure analogue action with crates full of swingin’ soul, raucous rockers, furious funk, and grinding garage. Add to the mix a light show of groovy psychedelic projections and some great drink specials from Mountain Goat Brewing and you’ll have a night that’s guaranteed to get your whole party shaking its tail feather.

Starts at 9pm and its free to get in.

FREE ENTRY

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ED KUEPPER

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015

7pm to late

For the better part of 2013 / 2014 Ed Kuepper toured the nation performing his crowd-pleasing ‘By Request’ show in city centres and regional towns culminating in a sold-out performance at the City Recital Hall for Sydney Festival, whereupon our Ed assembled various members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime radical re-working of Kuepper Klassics.

For his first tour of 2015 Ed Kuepper will again tackle any industry pre-conceptions, this time though, performing a set of largely new unrecorded material for a tour being dubbed Nostalgia For The New. And, in a further twist to the norm, Herr Kuepper will undertake the tour via a 3-week-mid-week residency in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne with spin-off weekend shows in regional areas.

‘I was thinking of the times you’d go out and see an artist to hear the new stuff, I kind of missed it…felt a nostalgia for the new if you catch my drift’ – Ed Kuepper

The new material is being workshopped with the intention of recording a new album of all new studio material – his first since the wonderous Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog – before the end of the year. With each show being performed over two sets and without a support, our Ed has graciously allowed some of those back catalogue gems to be included in the set(s) too.

But wait, that’s not all, in between times, the nation’s first true Saint has also been busy putting down his first full-length soundtrack for the feature film Last Cab To Darwin. Directed by Jeremy Sims and starring Michael Caton, Last Cab… will premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

‘… for me the chance of a lifetime really, been wanting to get into film scoring for years … it’s a very moving film which hopefully I’ve done justice to’ – Ed Kuepper

In the meantime get ready to lock in your mid-week winter kicks with Ed Kuepper as he sweeps down the east coast on his Nostalgia For The New tour this July / August.

Tickets for all shows on-sale Friday 22nd May.

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TIRED LION

Thursday Jul 23, 2015

7pm to late

In an ironic display of support, Australians have embraced the raw energy of Tired Lion’s single “I Don’t Think You Like Me”, with the band announcing their first national headline tour today.

With the track all over radio, taking out the WAMI for best rock song and the band lapping Australia no less than three times this year with shows supporting likes of Gyroscope, The 1975, Kingswood and British India, Tired Lion are spearheading Perth’s next wave of rock.

The band are launching their second EP ‘Figurine’ this July and announced their first national headline tour this morning on Triple J Breakfast, before blowing the minds of listeners with their ‘Like a Version’ mash-up of Violent Soho’s ‘Saramona Said’ and the Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’.

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ED KUEPPER

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

7pm to late

For the better part of 2013 / 2014 Ed Kuepper toured the nation performing his crowd-pleasing ‘By Request’ show in city centres and regional towns culminating in a sold-out performance at the City Recital Hall for Sydney Festival, whereupon our Ed assembled various members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime radical re-working of Kuepper Klassics.

For his first tour of 2015 Ed Kuepper will again tackle any industry pre-conceptions, this time though, performing a set of largely new unrecorded material for a tour being dubbed Nostalgia For The New. And, in a further twist to the norm, Herr Kuepper will undertake the tour via a 3-week-mid-week residency in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne with spin-off weekend shows in regional areas.

‘I was thinking of the times you’d go out and see an artist to hear the new stuff, I kind of missed it…felt a nostalgia for the new if you catch my drift’ – Ed Kuepper

The new material is being workshopped with the intention of recording a new album of all new studio material – his first since the wonderous Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog – before the end of the year. With each show being performed over two sets and without a support, our Ed has graciously allowed some of those back catalogue gems to be included in the set(s) too.

But wait, that’s not all, in between times, the nation’s first true Saint has also been busy putting down his first full-length soundtrack for the feature film Last Cab To Darwin. Directed by Jeremy Sims and starring Michael Caton, Last Cab… will premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

‘… for me the chance of a lifetime really, been wanting to get into film scoring for years … it’s a very moving film which hopefully I’ve done justice to’ – Ed Kuepper

In the meantime get ready to lock in your mid-week winter kicks with Ed Kuepper as he sweeps down the east coast on his Nostalgia For The New tour this July / August.

Tickets for all shows on-sale Friday 22nd May.

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BECCY COLE

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

7pm to late

Country songstress Beccy Cole has delighted Australian listeners and concert goers for more than twenty years. The Adelaide-born star’s glowing warmth,honeyed voice, bawdy sense of humour and perpetual smile have helped make Beccy one of the nation’s best-loved and most celebrated artists. With her stunning tenth release Sweet Rebecca, Beccy colours these winning qualities with bittersweet remembranceand reflection on her life thus far – both onstage and off.

With nine Golden Guitars to her name (including four for Female Vocalist of the Year), as well as multiple ARIA Top 10 Country and Top 40 Mainstream albums, a Top 10 DVD,three gold-certified releases, and more than a dozen No. 1 Australian country singles, Beccy Cole is one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters.

Charming, Cheeky, Hilarious and 100% entertaining, she is a powerhouse on stage and brings her Sweet Rebecca tour to Black Bear Lodge for the first time to showcase her most honest album to date for her Brisbane fans.

Supported by Libby O’Donovan

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BARO

Friday Jul 31, 2015

5pm to late

Baro is widely tipped as the saviour of Australian hip hop, and as a 17 year old his international sound turned hip hop tastemaker heads around the world.

Just 12 months ago Baro dropped his debut mixtape, HOWGOODISGOOD? which garnered praise right across the world blogosphere for its lush boom bap production and laidback flow. A finalist in last year’s triple j Unearthed High competition, Baro absorbs the essence of jazz rap from an entirely different generation and infuses it with a youthful brashness and a modern context. His music fits right in alongside international prodigies Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Bada$$ and King Krule – but it’s got an unmistakably unique sound. The cream of cutting edge hip hop agrees, with Baro sneaking past bouncers to support Allday, Remi, Illy, Thundamentals, Spit Syndicate, Freddy Gibbs and Badabadnotgood.

To mark turning 18, Baro has prepared his debut EP “17/18” for release July 10 via teamtrick, and is taking his new tunes around the country. The ’17/18’ National tour is presented by Acclaim and begins in July at Splendour in the Grass, with dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

RnB prodigy Gill Bates is coming along to bring his silky smooth style, and 90’s RD stalwart Marcus will open proceedings with his rapid fire skills.

Baro’s debut EP is available for pre-order via Pledgemusic at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/baro with unique pre-order packs that include limited edition tie die tee shirts, long sleeve tees, legionnaires caps and one-off experiences.

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

 

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THE ROUND

Monday Aug 03, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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JOSH PYKE

Wednesday Aug 12, 2015

7pm to late

The wait for Josh Pyke’s highly anticipated fifth studio album But For All These Shrinking Hearts will be over on 31st July!

To celebrate Josh is doing a small run of intimate Fans First shows. The only way to get tickets will be available through a very limited number of Fans First Pre-order Packs which are only available to purchase Josh’s website (link www.joshpyke.com/store).

These exclusive bundles consist of:

- A signed deluxe edition of But For All These Shrinking Hearts, which includes two extra tracks,

- One (1) ticket to an intimate Fans First performance @ Black Bear Lodge

- A set of collectors lyric magnets,

- Instant download of Josh’s Fans First track, ‘There’s a Line’

 

** Packs are strictly limited to one per person**

These packs are expected to sell out fast so make sure you head to Josh Pyke’s website HERE and NOW to secure yours!

 

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BANFF

Friday Aug 21, 2015

5pm to late

Ethereal layers of spacious, soul-drenched indie-pop – that is the craft of singer-songwriter BANFF, aka Benjamin Forbes. The former front-man of Brisbane group LITTLE CASINO stepped away from the band environment mid-2014 with a thirst to explore new songwriting ground, something he has achieved in spades since releasing singles Stand In Line and The Great Unknown. And Australia has listened.

Great rotation across Triple J and community radio Australia-wide. 140,000 plays on Soundcloud for Stand In Line, half of which were in the first week of release. Triple J Unearthed feature artist. Plaudits and praise from industry luminaries. Sold-out shows in Brisbane and throughout Australia, both as a headliner and in support of acts such as Mosman Alder and Montaigne. Lots of love from music’s harshest critics, the blogosphere. BANFF is making all the right noises.

Late last year, Forbes packed his bags and flew south to collaborate with Tom Scary (Big Scary / #1 Dad’s Tom Iansek) at Big Scary’s Mixed Business studio in Melbourne. The result is BANFF’s debut EP, Future Self, which will be released June 19.Bolstered by the exceptional response to his first foray into solo territory, BANFF will now look firmly to the future. Forbes has nabbed the support slot for Japanese Wallpaper’s Brisbane show in July, and an EP launch and tour scheduled for July/August will support the release of Future Self. A confident but delicate mix of tracks,

“Future Self” is sure to reveal BANFF as a rising new talent and one to watch in 2015.

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MUSCLES

Saturday Aug 22, 2015

5pm to late

Fresh off the back of the release of his club-banging, dance inducing new single ‘Unicorns’, party maestro Muscles announces today that he will be bringing out his addictively feel-good electronic anthems on his “I Believe in Unicorns” tour this August. The Melbourne-based one man party machine will be taking on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to play not only choice cuts from his albums Guns, Babes Lemonade and Manhood, but also euphoric new remixes from his upcoming third album.

Dripping in Muscles’ trademark sound that evokes sweat, jumping, chanting and an all-round exhilarated vibe, ‘Unicorns’ was premiered on Triple J and was quickly given a spot add. With the announcement yesterday of a spot on the Bigsound Live 2015 line up, we are in for a glorious second half of 2015 which is set to shake with that familiar Muscles mania that first arose with his previous hit singles ‘Ice Cream’ (ARIA Gold Certified) and ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Now, he is offering new shows and tracks that only further excite for their progressive, gritty and effervescent sound that blends and jumps between electro, hip hop and dance pop.

The BBC have hailed Muscles’ distinctive music to be “a big, warm, cascading flow of electro-pop” while Pitchfork state that he is “pretty awesome”. He has played thumping, exhilarating sets across the country at festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound, and Golden Plains Festival, as well as support slots for massive acts including Girl Talk, and Hot Chip.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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THE ROUND

Monday Sep 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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THE ROUND

Monday Oct 05, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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THE ROUND

Monday Nov 02, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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THE ROUND

Monday Dec 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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