A band from Melbourne, Australia, playing a rock/gypsy/circus/caberet style (with lashings of folk/country) that might be likened to Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen crossed with Nick Cave, sprinkled with a bit of Paul Kelly and Marlene Dietrich.
Mike Noga is one of Melbourne's most prominent and active musicians, currently the drummer for The Drones, percussionist/drummer for Mick Turner, and former drummer in the Legends Of Motorsport and Sandro. Orginally from Southern Tasmania, Australia he moved to Melbourne at the tender age of 18. His first solo album ‘Folk songs’ was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations). The album features guest appearances by Kirsty Stegwazi (The Bites), Andy McKenzie (Legends Of Motorsport) and Mr.
Graveyard Train's official bio, located at http://spookyrecords.com/Graveyard%20TrainPressInfo.html: In retrospect it's obvious that horror and country music go together like peas and carrots - it just took Graveyard Train to show us. Utilising old timey instruments (banjos, dobros, washboard) with the unorthodox percussion of hammer & chain, all underneath a six part baritone 'wall of men' vocal delivery, Graveyard Train have created a unique sound and an equally unique way to deliver it.
Weddings Parties Anything, often known as WPA and Weddoes, is an Australian folk rock band formed by Mick Thomas in Melbourne in 1985 and continuing until 1998. Their name came from a Clash song ("Revolution Rock") and musicologist Billy Pinnell described their first album as the best Australian rock debut since Skyhooks' Living in the '70s. WPA initially gained a reputation as a hot new band through their constant touring in their early days, however they never really became a commercial success.
Vika and Linda Bull are a sister vocal duo who came to prominence after being asked to sing backing vocals in Joe Camilleri's band The Black Sorrows.
There are at least two artists with the name White Woods. 1. A band from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formed in 2008 with Pat Breen, Kelly Brown, K Mason, Stuart Campbell, and Emma Sharp, all relocated from Hobart, Tasmania. White Woods have one self released split single recorded with Dan Cross and have recorded a full length album, Bellplay, to be released in June 2010 through Sensory Projects (www.sensoryprojects.com.au).
Panel of Judges is trio from Melbourne - Dion Nania, Alison Bolger (Beaches) and Paul Williams. They formed in 1997, and have released two albums: Bad Vibrations and No Scandal - No Future - In Heaven.
Melbourne 9 piece Latin/Reggae band, Madre Monte, play the deep, spellbinding
grooves of Colombia in an Australian setting, allowing Australian audiences to get
a taste of these captivating sounds. The band was born in 2008
when Colombians Mauro Gomez and Henry Peña felt a great need to play and
represent their native Colombian sounds and rhythms in Australia.
After seeing that the music needed more energy, more friends started joining the project. Drums,trumpet, percussion, guitars and other instruments like saxophone and trombone became members of what Madre Monte is today.
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http://www.spookyrecords.com/index.html Buried Horses deliver a dark and foreboding sonic vision that captures the rugged beauty of our violent landscape. Described as ‘a combination of Dirty Three (subtract screeching violin, add ravenous vocals) and early Drones,’ Buried Horses proudly draw on the strong tradition of great Australian music. Buried Horses have recently signed to Melbourne’s heart of darkness, Spooky Records.