Catching Live Marlon
Feb14

Catching Live Marlon

Check our review of ‘Live At Auckland Town Hall’ by Marlon Williams Marlon Williams – photo LTTL By Rob Dickens He looks like Valentino straight out of the boxing ring. He sounds beautifully mournful, his vocals have grown up on Orbison or Isaak or Caruso but somehow refuse to be derivative, which is no mean achievement. Just released, Marlon Williams treats us with his new album, Live At Auckland Town...

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Archie Roach’s Charcoal Lane, 25 Years On – A Review
Dec18

Archie Roach’s Charcoal Lane, 25 Years On – A Review

Read our review of Archie Roach’s anniversary edition of Charcoal Lane Archie Roach’s iconic 1990 debut Charcoal Lane is celebrating twenty-five years and has been given an impressive make-over by Festival Records and Warner Music Australia. This November saw the release of a new edition of Charcoal Lane, a double CD which includes the remastered version of the original album. A second disc includes five acoustic tracks...

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Marlon Williams – Self Titled Debut – A Review
May07

Marlon Williams – Self Titled Debut – A Review

Read our review of the debut self-titled album from Marlon Williams Marlon Williams is a special talent. I first saw him live at a regional Victoria (Australia) cafe one night (2014), sharing the solo stage with a couple of up-and-coming artists, Melody Pool and Christopher Coleman.  It’s fair to say I was not quite prepared for him.  The delivery and song material had an intensity and high level of emotion, soaked in Hank...

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Best Live Shows 2014
Dec31

Best Live Shows 2014

Read our list of top twenty favourite live shows in 2014   If I thought choosing twenty album releases for the year was a challenge, reporting on the best live shows in 2014 has been extremely tough. My live music year in can be described as plentiful and remarkable.  Plentiful in the sense that I outdid past deeds in attending seven music festivals for the year which I estimate to equate to about twenty three full days of music...

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