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!

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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

7/Braveheart

8/Twisted Love

9/Wish You Well

10.Leaving Town

11/Fallen For You

Buy Now

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Links

Social media links
https://twitter.com/dianaanaid
https://www.facebook.com/dianaanaidmusic
https://www.instagram.com/dianaanaidmusic/

-Official site 
https://www.dianaanaid.com

 

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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Tracklist

1.The Water
2.Living In The Dark
3.In My Baby’s Arms
4.Compra Los Pantalones
5.Jolene
6.Green Water
7.Little Old Train
8.Marina
9.Hope
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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Ann Vriend – Anybody’s Different

"Ann Vriend – Anybody’s Different"
Revered soul/pop songstress Ann Vriend (AV) is returning to Australia for her annual summer tour to showcase her new single, Anybody’s Different. Bringing her band back with her down under, the sultry songwriter will be traversing throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and even the nation’s capital. Showcasing new material from her as-yet-untitled EP–due for release in early 2017–AV will also be jammin’ out audience favourites from For The People In The Mean Time, plus a few back catalog selections.
“I can’t wait to play some of my new tunes for everybody down there,” says Ann. “Some of the new tunes we’ve been playing for a year live already and people always ask for them at the merch table. And, I’m not going to lie, Australia’s summer is such a thing to look forward to when you’re from such a cold northern city as Edmonton.”
She is bringing her acclaimed band back with her, the award-winningRooster Davis Group, who are rapidly gaining fans in Australia with their New Orleans blues and funk sound in their own right. They can’t wait to perform back down under. “We’ll play the new songs we’ll be releasing, plus some favourites from the previous albums,” says Ann. “In general, it’s a lively show on the soul-funk- pop side, with some quiet ballads on the piano here and there. Described as an enchanting cross between ‘the girly timbre of Dolly Parton and the blues-filled prowess of Aretha Frankin’, Ann is revered for her live shows–endearing audiences from the first bar to the closing song. As a musician, she loves the diversity of playing both solo and with the backing of the Rooster Davis Group, and it is that versatility that has seen Australian audiences embrace Ann and her music. She is always pushing the envelope–both in the studio and on the stage–and acknowledges the great support she receives from fans ‘down under’ for her live shows.
“I love both scenarios equally,” she says of performing in a solo or band setting. “As an artist you sometimes get pigeonholed in the music biz so that your artistic freedom gets very compromised. I’m lucky to be working with people who see my diversity as a plus and not a minus–that is a real gift.
 Don’t miss Canadian songstress Ann Vriend as she brings her exceptional live shows with The Rooster Davis Band back to Australia in 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Thursday 9th February 2017
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Friday 10th February 2017
Australian Blues Music Festival, GOULBURN NSW
Saturday 11th February 2017
Australian Blues Music Festival, GOULBURN NSW
Sunday 12th February 2017
Smiths Alternative, CANBERRA ACT
Friday 17th February 2017
Paris Cat, MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday 18th February 2017
Paris Cat, MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday 19th February 2017
Old Hepburn Hotel, HEPBURN SPRINGS VIC
Friday 24th February 2017
The Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Saturday 25th February 2017
Venue 505, SYDNEY NSW
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Friday 3rd March 2017
Flow Bar, OLD BAR NSW
Saturday 4th March 2017
63 First Ave, SAWTELL NSW
Thursday 9th March 2017
The Bison Bar, NAMBOUR QLD
Friday 10th March 2017
Nightquarter, GOLD COAST QLD
Saturday 11th March 2017
Brisbane Jazz Club, BRISBANE QLD
Sunday 12th March 2017
The Rails, BYRON BAY NSW

Kelly Andrew – Rendezvous

"Kelly Andrew – Rendezvous"
Kelly Andrew’s latest album is a veritable showcase of his eclectic versatility in both composing and performing some of today’s finest contemporary instrumental music. Working with the production team of Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton of Imaginary Road Studios, Andrew is joined by a truly stellar cast of talented guest stars. Whether it’s the sexy hot “Chasing Twilight,” the seductive slumber of “Awake in a Dream,” the chill reflection of “Lonely Road,”or the graceful beauty of “Painted Butterfly”, Kelly’s keyboard draws the listener into the soul of the song with warmth and passion. No matter what the tempo, the mood or the style of the individual track, Kelly Andrew treats the listener with his consummate musicianship in this romantic rendezvous.
“Kelly Andrew has taken the canvas of human emotion and painted a picture that turns into a Rembrandt of musical interpretation that you will want to experience more than once. Set up your Rendezvous with Kelly as soon as you can.”
– New Age Music Reviews
“Kelly Andrew, the master of many musical faces has just added a sophisticated contemporary jazz smile courtesy of his latest ultra smooth romantic Rendezvous”
Michael Debbage – MainlyPiano.com
“Rendezvous is a masterpiece of contemporary instrumental music. Kelly sets the bar high with a collection of songs that stand out for their exceptional writing, arranging, and musicianship. Highly recommended!”
Michael Diamond – Music and Media Focus
Track List
  1. Chasing Twilight
  2. Hand In Hand
  3. Painted Butterfly
  4. Awake In A Dream
  5. Rendezvous
  6. Serenade Of The Night Sky
  7. Looking Back
  8. Promise
  9. Lonely Road
  10. Hope

 

Links

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New Single for Straalen

"New Single for Straalen"

Straalen is an 18-year-old singer songwriter from Queensland’s Gold Coast. Straalen’s  life is centred around his music, balanced with his daily life of surfing, with a strong passion for being healthy and fit. Over the past two years Straalen has travelled to Sydney to write with a number of established writers, the result of some of the demo recordings that came out of those writing session was a contract being offered, however Straalen continued to follow an independent path.

In February 2016 he released his first single Be Mine Tonight. The video has been viewed over 250,000 times on Facebook & YouTube and the song has achieved 700,000 streams on Spotify alone.

His second single Help is set to be released on 25th November and will be accompanied by a stunning video shot on the Central Coast of NSW. Help is the second track that features on the SoundsLikeCafé November digital.

“I want to develop as acredible singer songwriter. I love creating music that I believe in”.

Straalen will begin touring and performing live after the release of the single. He has his sights set on developing as an artist and eventually taking his music internationally. Straalen is all about his music and surfing. Check out his new single Help.

Find ‘HELP’ here:

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Official Site
straalenmusic.com
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Soundcloud
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@straalen

August Playlist Receives Warm Welcome

"August Playlist Receives Warm Welcome"

The Soundslikecafe August playlist has received a warm welcome in cafes featuring these terrific artists

Cafes have mentioned they love the variety of genres on this one but still creating a consistent new music experience for their customers…

Slow Club UK – Female Vocal Chill meets Indie

Josh Johnstone – Perth – Indie Folk Rock

Tailor Birds  – Melbourne – Avant Garde feat Electric Violin

Knox – Fiji – Blues with his signature silky smooth voice

Steve Rivera USA- Ambient Piano

The Mezcaltones Sydney- think the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack – a La Dick Dale…