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Blue King Brown

Hailed by Santana as “The voice of the street and the band of the future!" The 8 to 11 piece powerhouse band that is BLUE KING BROWN bring their cross generational grooves and socially conscious sound. The infectious energy and passion from lead singer, guitarist and percussionist Natalie Pa'apa'a is a driving musical force that has led BKB through an impressive touring history playing major festivals and venues in Australia through to USA, CANADA, JAPAN and EUROPE.

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Oka

Electro-dance-slide_didg-slide guitar-flute-drums. I just heard these guys live at the Newtown Festival, Sydney, for the first time ever this weekend. They came down from the sunshine coast - north of Brisbane, where the tropical heat has obviously had a good influence on them. Sometimes dreamy and slow, sometimes upfront crowdpleasing pumpers - these guys rock! With four studio albums, OKA shows a wide variety in their music. Absolutely mind blowing. OKA is also a pop group from Finland.

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State Of East London

State Of East London are a 5 piece all round metal band from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2007. They have released a 6 track EP "Animasitas", and have recorded a full length album to be released in the 2nd half of 2010. Announced on the bands myspace on March 31st, Marcel (vocals) has left the band citing differences in music taste and influence. The band is not looking for a new vocalist as they already have one lined up. http://www.myspace.com/stateofeastlondon

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Models

Three bands share this page: an Australian rock group, a 70s punk rock band, and a Serbian pop band. 1. Models were an alternative rock group from Melbourne, Australia, active from 1978-1987. Various versions of Models have reformed for short tours. 1) They formed from two earlier punk/New Wave bands, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Teenage+Radio+Stars" class="bbcode_artist">Teenage Radio Stars</a> (singer and guitarist Sean Kelly) and JAB (<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Ash+Wednesday" class="bbcode_artist">Ash Wednesday</a>, <span title="Unknown artist" class="bbcode_unknown">Pierre Voltaire</span> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Johnny+Crash" class="bbcode_artist">Johnny Crash</a>, keyboards, bass and drums respectively).

Gurrumul Yunupingu

Australia has produced very few, if any, popular singers of such extraordinary talent that their voices seem to be a gift from the gods. Not until now. Listen to Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu as he sings in Galpu, Djambarrpuynu, Gumatj - and, occasionally, in English - and you will instantly surrender to the greatest voice this continent has ever recorded. Blind from birth, he is not an Aboriginal musician singing protest songs against a rock, reggae or folk-country backing.

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Terry Springford

Terry Springford is a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. In 2010, after a long hiatus from music, Terry returned to his home studio in the mountain forests outside Melbourne to record his Pretty Girls album, released in October. The album represents a departure in style for Terry as he adds a variety of electronic sounds to augment his strong songwriting and folk-pop roots. The album is available at iTunes. He's now working on a new album, "Fusion", and playing live in Melbourne. "Summer Dress" is his new single, released in April 2012.

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Troy Cassar-Daley

Troy Cassar-Daley is a multi award winning Maltese, Australian & Aboriginal country musician from Grafton, New South Wales. He has been a regular at the Tamworth Country Music Festival (where he first performed at the age of eleven), The Deadlys and visitor to Nashville, Tennessee. He performed in the Australian Country Music Showcase in Nashville. He released his first EP, "Dream Out Loud", and was nominated for his first Golden Guitar for Best Male Vocalist in 1994.

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Downsyde

Downsyde are an Australian hip hop group from Perth, Australia that formed in 1996. Downsyde inspiration seems to be derived from a culmination of Middle Eastern, Aboriginal, South American sounds, and samples from obscure animated films. This diversity sits well within their compositions and is also displayed in their latest release "When The Dust Settles". Consisting of 3 MC’s (Optamus, Dazastah, and Dyna Mikes) and 3 live musicians, they have been performed for over 7 years, specialising in conquering the festival audiences of Australia.

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive are a 5 piece pop-punk band from Sydney, Australia. Fronted by 17 year old Jenna, the band combine earnest lyrics and youthful energy. Fans of Paramore will enjoy Tonight Alive-one of the most talented up-and-coming bands.

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The Red Shore

The Red Shore is a deathcore/death metal outfit from Geelong, Victoria, Australia, drawing their influences from bands such as Hate Eternal, Devourment, Decapitated and Behemoth. Constant touring and a fierce live presence, teamed with the release of their 2008 album 'Unconsecrated', have established the band a strong following not only in their home state, but throughout Australia and also select international recognition.

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