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Via Tania

Tania Bowers still remembers the rabbit footprints that once dotted her bedroom floor. It's hard not to. That's where it all started, after all—where she'd hide for hours dreaming up songs, letting her imagination take flight alongside schoolteacher parents who were "great storytellers" and "didn't always separate fact from fiction." "I was an outsider from an early age," says Tania, a Sydney native who's weaved in and out of the Chicago music scene for the past decade. "I've always been quite comfortable with it, though."

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Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Helen Mitchell was born in England on March the 22nd of 1990, although migrated to New South Wales, Australia at the age of three. She is the eldest of two in a family which resides in the border town of Albury, Australia. Her musical journey began at age twelve when she started taking guitar lessons with a focus on rock and folk. Not long after, she fronted a cover band called Chrome - predominately playing in local cafes.

Kid Kenobi

Kid Kenobi is an Australian DJ who won People's Choice NSW DJ of the Year in 2001 at the Australian Dance Music Awards, and Technics Australian DJ of the Year in 2001-2005. He has been featured in FHM, Rolling Stone, Ralph and Urb and also writes for some music papers. Kid Kenobi has fans all over the globe and a large following in Australia. He has also mixed so many CDs for Ministry Of Sound Australia that they made him his own "Sessions" series. He recently mixed the Ministry Of Sound Clubber's Guide to 2007 with Goodwill.

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True Live

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia based True Live formed in 2003. They're a unique ensemble that cross boundaries of genre and style while engaging audiences with songs of passion and meaning. With performances and recordings of musical and lyrical depth and a line-up consisting of a three-piece string section (cello, violin, double bass), percussion, keyboards and vocals, the group create a contemporary, organic sound that could only be described as monstrous.

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THE STORM, PICTURESQUE

The Storm Picturesque are a metalcore band from Newcastle, Australia Exert From Myspace page:
We are a metal band from Newcastle, trying our best to breathe life into a stale genre. We are not an image. We are not trend driven. We create music that we want to hear and that we enjoy listening to. All of us are still young, and hope that you can enjoy our music as we mature as both people and musicians.

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Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel produced the canonical example of Australian pub rock, with a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they are acknowledged as one of the most popular and successful Australian groups of the period, although this success and acclaim was almost completely restricted to Australia. The band formed in Adelaide in 1973 as a heavy metal band called Orange around keyboard player Don Walker and original bassist Les Kascmarek and while hard rock remained at the core of their sound Cold Chisel displayed a remarkable versatility.

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Cold Youth

Cold Youth are a Wollongong, Australia-based hardcore band fronted by former Discharging Sanity and The Somme drummer Tim Waters. The band also consists of guitarists Thomas Sigal and Mitch Chambers, bassist Nick Walker (also formerly of The Somme) and drummer Jake Leishman. The band formed in November of 2011, and have spent the majority of 2012 touring prolifically across New South Wales. They have released one EP, Wanderer, in May 2012.

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Tina Arena

Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on 1 November 1967, in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian singer and songwriter. Her career began at the age of seven when she was selected as a regular performer for the music television program Young Talent Time. As a child Arena attracted attention for the power of her voice, which was considered remarkable for such a young child. She was born to Italian parents and has a sister, Nancy (born 1961). Often billed as "Tiny Tina Arena", she was seen on weekly television singing and dancing the current pop hits.

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Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson is singer/songwriter based in Melbourne. He released his debut album Wish It All Away in August 2008. "Makes it clear he sings from his heart, not somebody else's" 4/5 Sydney Morning Herald
"Would sit comfortably on the shelf next to your Pete Murray CD's" 3.5/5 Sunday Telegraph Currently recording the follow up album, under playing in Melbourne as Dave Anderson & The Wine Merchants.

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The Shiny Brights

The Shiny Brights are an indie rock band from Adelaide, Australia. The five members have varied tastes in music that all influence their songs, ranging from epic rock with soaring layers of guitars to sing-along pop, to straight out garage rock/post-punk, held together by lead singer Wolfgang’s distinctive voice and the bands four-part gang vocals. They rehearse in a warehouse full of washing machines which inspired the band name, deriven from a laundromat franchise in Adelaide called Shiny Brights.

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