Adam Jones – Little Death

"Adam Jones – Little Death"
For lovers of 70’s Retro Soft Rock along the lines of Gerry Rafferty, Al Stewart and Cat Stevens this local Aussie Artist release is a winner. Sure to be Playing in a cafe near you right now.

Adam’s music is diverse with a range of subjects covered lyrically and a melodic fusion of folk, rock and blues. Adam has a deep voice which is often commented on for its quality and individual sound. He is a passionate performer and audiences respond well to his popular but unique style.

Earlier this year he recorded his debut album at Damien Gerard Studios in Balmain The album ‘Little Death’, was produced by Mark Cashin, Engineered by Russell Pilling and Mastered by ARIA nominee Peter Holz.

He has become a dedicated song writer, constantly honing his performance and song writing skills at hundreds of open mic nights and gigs with bands and as a solo performer. Adam will be performing in the Wollongong, Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle and touring the East Coast with a new band  to showcase ‘Little Death’.

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Julie-Anne Marshall – New Single The Dawn

"Julie-Anne Marshall – New Single The Dawn"

Julie-Anne Marshall is an independent singer-songwriter from Adelaide who is influenced by the soft rock style of the 70’s, her songs are lightly touched by a myriad of genres ranging from rock, folk, country, jazz to blues and ballads.  ‘The Dawn’ single is the interlude between her debut album ‘Bluebird’ released 2016 and her follow-up album due early 2018. The Dawn talks to the heart of anyone who has had to re-discover their inner strength. It’s emotive and follows the ilk of Julie-Anne, her songs are lyric driven, her vocals are earthy yet ethereal.

Currently featured on our October playlist

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Joel Leffler – Auburn Hair

"Joel Leffler – Auburn Hair"

The Catchy new single from Joel Leffler has earnt him the feature artist spot on Soundslikecafe.

Following on from his successful Run With The Wolves release earlier this year
Joel Leffler drops new single Auburn Hair and heads out for some live shows including the launch  in Orange on September 30 to coincide with the Guinness World Record attempt for most Red Heads in one place.

The song Auburn Hair was born into this world as a love song dedication to Joel’s red headed fiancée, Heather.

Heather was born in Scotland, a country that claims its’ fair share of red heads, however Joel has always felt that in Australia auburn haired people have copped more than their quota of derogative comments throughout the years.

This song stands as a call to arms for red headed people & their admirers to come together in celebration of Australia’s and the World’s most colourful characters.

The new EP produced by ARIA nominated producer Pete Holz has taken a turn in direction from Joel’s first EP ‘Run With The Wolves’ which not only saw International radio airplay in USA & UK but made it to the ears of radio listeners all over Australia.

Auburn Hair is OUT NOW
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shows include 3 nights opening for Casey Donovan

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Tour Dates
September 30 – Auburn Hair – Single Launch – Wade Park, Orange NSW
October 18 – Special Guest for Casey Donovan – Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
October 19 – Special Guest for Casey Donovan – Leadbelly, Newtown NSW
October 20 – Special Guest for Casey Donovan – Centro CBD, Wollongong NSW
October 28 – Joel Leffler Headline – Rocksalt Tapas & Winebar, Menai NSW

See what else Joel is up to!


Diana Anaid My Queen New Album and Tour

"Diana Anaid My Queen New Album and Tour"

Our Female Feature Album and Video for September is the eagerly awaited My Queen Alternative Singer Songwriter Album.

“My Queen” sees the return of a truly talented Aussie singer/songwriter, Diana Anaid.

Co-written with longtime guitarist Nathan Correy, My Queen’s 11 songs reveal the tremendous personal and musical growth of the artist with themes of endurance and transformation, capably backed by some of the countries best players and produced by ARIA award winner Steve James (Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees).

Diana takes lyrical inspiration from the transgender journey of her sister, with first two singles Can’t Apologise and Better Girl amongst the songs that empathise with her sisters inspiring story.

Her first album in 7 years, with video clip for Can’t Apologise by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recipient Nick Egan (Oasis, Duran Duran )already premiered on The Music.

My Queen was mastered in the UK by Tim Young ( Massive Attack/Madonna ) and it’s list of impressive contributors help to create the album of Diana’s career.

Tour Dates

Sunday 17th September  Nimbin Roots Fest (DUO) . 2.30pm Nimbin Bush Theatre stage & 9pm Phoenix Rising Cafe stage

Thursday 12th October The Tivoli, Brisbane   Opening for Adam and the Ants

Friday 13th October Enmore Theatre, Sydney   Opening for Adam and the Ants

Sunday 15th October The Palais Theatre, Melbourne   Opening for Adam and the Ants

Monday 16th October Metropolis, Fremantle  Opening for Adam and the Ants

Sunday  22nd October Cruelty Free Festival Sydney Headline act (SOLO)

Wednesday November  1st- Fri 3rd Australian Music Week  Cronulla Sydney BAND SHOWCASE SET (TRIO)

Sunday November 12th World Vegan Day Melbourne Headline act (SOLO)

Track List

1/Into Your Heart

2/Better Girl

3/Can’t Apologise

4/Reassure Me

5/Mortify Me

6/My Queen


8/Twisted Love

9/Wish You Well

10.Leaving Town

11/Fallen For You

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Tania De Jong – Australian Soprano – New Album – Flying Free

"Tania De Jong – Australian Soprano – New Album – Flying Free"



Flying Free is a classical crossover recording bringing together the angelic voice of soprano Tania de Jong with the virtuosic genius of pianist, composer and arranger Anthony Barnhill. Also appearing on the album is one of Australia’s most acclaimed violinists Zoe Black and baritone Jonathan Morton. The album has been recorded with some of Australia’s leading musicians.

The album includes originals Flying Free and The Everlasting Light with compositions by Barnhill and lyrics by de Jong. There are also reinventions of some gorgeous standards including Shenandoah and Danny Boy and sacred songs including two versions of Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and the Yiddish prayer Avinu Malkeinu. This incantation seeks compassion and peace and an end to war and famine, hate and oppression. Very timely in a world that is ever more divided.

The recording features the work of Schubert, Handel, Caccini, Dvorak, Lehar, Korngold and Gershwin though not always in the way you may expect. There is a divine and timeless nature to these incredible works and Barnhill has created some magical re-inventions.

The songs speak of love, compassion, hope, peace and light, which are very relevant to Tania’s inspirational work as Founder of Creativity Australia’s With One Voice. These innovative programs use the neuro-scientific benefits of singing and bring the fortunate and the marginalised together as ONE community to reduce growing inequality and create a sense of ‘WE’ rather than the current ‘us and them’ environment.

Official Worldwide Release Date Flying Free Single July 21(MGM) Digital Only
Flying Free Album Release September 1 (MGM)  CD and Digital(14 tracks)

 Flying Free

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  1. Flying Free [4:50]
  2. Shenandoah [4:16]
  3. Avinu Malkeinu [3:46]
  4. Ave Maria [4:17]
  5. Panis Angelicus [3:22]
  6. Ombra mai fu [2:46]
  7. Ave Maria [4:17]
  8. Song to the Moon [4:38]
  9. Danny Boy [4:38]
  10. Summertime [2:45]
  11. La vie en rose [3:53]
  12. Vilja Lied [3:07]

Plus Bonus tracks-            13. Glück das mir verblieb  [4:42]
14. Everlasting Light [4:25]

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Sam Buckingham- New Album The Water

"Sam Buckingham- New Album The Water"

Our new feature album is the fabulous Sam Buckingham’s new album The Water – heading out to cafes for June to coincide with the start of her 3 month National Tour, just scroll down to this pages footer for the amazing title track video as well….

Four time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, Sam has graced the stages of Australia’s premier music festivals and played alongside the likes of Katie Noonan, Megan Washington and Lior. At once a seasoned performer and an exciting emerging talent in Australia’s burgeoning singer/songwriter and Americana scenes, Sam Buckingham’s new album ‘The Water’ speaks true to the core of her reputation as an authentic and prolific songwriter, each song rich with intricate storytelling and her timeless and enduring voice.

“Gorgeous and moving… with an authenticity that is undeniable”The Au Review

The Album is OUT NOW -Get It Here

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1.The Water
2.Living In The Dark
3.In My Baby’s Arms
4.Compra Los Pantalones
6.Green Water
7.Little Old Train
10.Elephant Man
11.Hammer & Love
12.Little Water
Tour Dates
Sam is on tour RIGHT NOW Throughout JUNE/JULY/AUGUST
Catch her in your town soon – see dates here and click for tix
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Tailor Birds on the Road Update!

"Tailor Birds on the Road Update!"

Some updates from the mad mad world of the Tailor Birds – one of our fave artists currently touring Australia in their own home fitted out camper van…

How are you all?  Its’ been a while since we last emailed, but life on the road is a busy one. Now 6 weeks in, things are well, though I can’t quite remember what life was like before I jumped into the van and took this leap of faith, a calculated risk you could say, or perhaps a welcome change & development.

To get to where we’re at now, what a job its’ been, but as they say, good things come to those who wait.


And as I write this mailout, I’m in NSW, a few hours north of Sydney.  It’s thanks to you guys – through your support through donations, merch purchases, home cooked meals, a space to park our van even.  It’s all about the power of the people, I say, and this enables us to tour full time, spreading good energy wherever possible.  The Tailor Birds family is growing, and as I travel through Australia, my heart is warm.

With 27 shows through over 20 towns, in just 6 weeks – pop up gigs, street shows, venue gigs, cafés, & markets, we’ve done 3 – 8 shows per week, driven over 6,000 km through VIC, up to Northern Queensland, and seen so much beauty. Siting hundreds of kangaroos, soldier crabs, a 26 million year old extinct volcano, waterfalls, beaches, rock pools, Australia is a mighty country.


Though lucky we’re in NSW.  As you may have heard, N. QLD was hit with a category 4 cyclone, Cyclone Debbie a few days ago.  With road closures, flash flooding and more, it’s with great sadness that we have had to cancel our Sun Townsville gig.  So the Willows Market is being shifted to later in the year.  We may also have to cancel the Mackay show, we’ll see.

SO KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM for all notifications, gig changes, as that’s where all the info gets updated.

But despite this extreme weather, and the impact of the past week, we’ve got to look forward not backward, and with that in mind, we’ve some really cool things coming up…:

Appearances through: Coffs Harbour, Oran Park, Glebe, Nabiac, the Hunter Valley…..

As we’re in NSW, we’ve just added the Tea Gardens Genuine Farmers Market (Sat 1st April), and Johns River Community markets (Sat 8th April).

PLUS…..we’ve got Eumundi’s Bohemian Bungalow (June), a night-time cruise in Cooktown (June), AND…..

ST. ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL (21st – 23rd April)

Semi-Finals – BEACH HOTEL, 8pm!!!  So come hang out, help us win this thing!!


And with numerous Aussie shows coming up, a new T.Birds lullaby release headed your way, plus a 5th European summer tour coming up, we’ve got lots happening – large and small, and each is a treat!!

You can get in touch with us via as we’d love to hear from you, about anything – how your day has been, how Cyclone Debbie has effected you, songs you might be working on, or even if you want to get us in for a bit of a house visit/house concert.

And with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, we’re gonna try to stay safe, otherwise, we’ll be stranded, or washed away.  So, look after yourselves, and see you along the way.
Next time we write, it will hopefully be from a patch of dry land.


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