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Andrea Keller - Belonging (live)     Jazz, Live Performance 10/01/2015
Andrea Keller, jazz pianist and composer, has established herself as a noteworthy and highly regarded contributor to Australian jazz and contemporary music.
Andrea Keller performs his own song 'Belonging'. live at the studios of Melbourne's 3MBS.

The Escalators - Hide and Seek     Reggae/Dub 19/12/2014
More grooves than a record store.The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, grooves of Detroit, the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica, & the funk of New Orleans.
A swinging reggae pulse carries this catchy tune along. The childish innocence of the title underscores the theme: grown-ups in love who are holding something back in their relationship.


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Other tracks by The Escalators:  My Favourite Things  -  The Girl From Ipanema
Bat Country - Tornado Alley     Jazz, Instrumental, Pop, Experimental 17/12/2014
Bat Country is a Melbourne based instrumental trio that combines group interaction with eclectic composition and intricate arrangements to elicit immersive and surrealist landscapes.
Tornado Alley uses very strict compositional frameworks and aggressive improvisation sections to conjure an immersive landscape.

Other tracks by Bat Country:  Sun & Sea  -  Montage
Cameron James Henderson - Love Is Gone (Australia Blues)     Blues/Roots, Soul 12/12/2014
Cameron James Henderson plays the blues. Cameron's music is heavily influenced by the blues greats, whilst sounding current and unique to a modern generation of blues listeners.
Driven by a funky blues riff and fat groove, this song laments Australia's selfish nature of late in relation to people from elsewhere, e.g. our treatment and approach to asylum seekers and our cutting of foreign aid.

Other tracks by Cameron James Henderson:  Landslide Blues  -  Angry Man
LS Philosophy - The Comeback     Funk/Soul, Jazz 26/11/2014
LS Philosophy is a high energy, groove-based band with elements of funk, rock and acid jazz. It draws on influences from artists such as The Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai.
The Comeback is a story about getting back on your feet after enduring hardship. The song opens with a warm piano, bass and drum groove, building in layers to a powerful finale. Real horns and vocal harmonies add sonic appeal to this soulful composition.

Other tracks by LS Philosophy:  Don't Know You  -  Letting Me Down
Paul Spurling - August     Jazz, Instrumental, Soundtrack (Film Related), Atmospheric 26/11/2014
Paul Spurling is a Melbourne-based composer and pianist. His widescreen jazz-tinged instrumental tracks are highly melodic, deeply melancholic and ultimately uplifting.
'August' is a wistful and cinematic composition, with Paul's Joni Mitchell-like piano (think 'Blue'-era) and lurking cello lines courtesy of Melbourne's Jesse Martin.

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Other tracks by Paul Spurling:  Library  -  There Is Another
Frances Madden - If This Were A Dream     Jazz, Pop 19/11/2014
Frances has become one of Sydney’s most exciting and in-demand ‘popular jazz’ artists. Described by ABC Classic FM’s Mal Stanley as ‘one to watch’.
Easy flowing, enjoyable swing with clever lyrics and engaging harmonies. A very natural style.

Other tracks by Frances Madden:  Dear Mr Nick
The Ska Vendors - Feelin' Fine     Jazz, Ska 15/11/2014
Melbourne nine-piece, The Ska Vendors, release their first single.
The Ska Vendors, flame keepers of ska and rocksteady in Melbourne
for the last 10 years plus will finally deliver their debut album “Feelin’ Fine”, with the title song release as the first single off the record.

Out of Abingdon - Three Piece Suit     Jazz, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Live Performance 31/10/2014
Accomplished in their artistry...Tina’s ethereal vocals and groove laden double bass, accompanied by Warwick’s fearless, expressive guitar and vocals translate into a full-bodied combination of jazz, blues and ballads.
'Three Piece Suit' is a slightly cheeky ode to tango and love at first sight. It features male and female vocals with intertwining lyrics and upbeat rhythmic guitar and double bass melodies weaving the song together.
The video features a stunning and sultry tango dance scene!


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Other tracks by Out of Abingdon:  Come On Home  -  Keep On Loving You
Sarah McKensie - That's It, I Quit!     Jazz 31/10/2014
ARIA Award-winning singer-pianist-composer Sarah McKenzie returns with a stunning new recording ‘We Could Be Lovers’, to be released on October 31 through ABC Music/Universal.
‘We Could Be Lovers’ boasts some of the finest music to come out of the international jazz scene in recent years. ‘That’s It, I Quit!’, one of Sarah’s most appealing new compositions, combines catchy rhythms and tight groove in an irresistible combination.

Black Jesus Experience - Ichilalo     World, Hip Hop, Jazz, African 29/10/2014
Afro-Jazz, funk and poetic rap form a mystic brew of intoxicating grooves taking traditional Ethiopian forms into a new era for ears and rears.
A light-hearted and uplifting tale of the journey from Ethiopia to inner-city Melbourne.

Other tracks by Black Jesus Experience:  Migration  -  Ethiobop
Shol - Don't Know     Jazz 29/10/2014
This uniquely Australian ensemble explores ranges of emotions and sounds, creating from the musicians' hearts and minds, melodic themes of free jazz to world music, soul funk and bold improvisations.
This piece was named Don't Know, as after it was written someone asked me what its name was and I replied "Don't Know". He replied, "That's a good name" so the name stuck. My homage to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Up tempo modern jazz.

Other tracks by Shol:  Inner Sense of Beauty  -  A Journey Within
Lauren Lucille - Tuk Tuk     Jazz, Funk 04/10/2014
Lauren is a story teller and with her soothing and soaring voice, she tells tales of her inner most secrets. She's blessed with a magnificent voice and writes solid songs.
This track has no lyrics. It's latin/funk/jazz and it's just a fun song that reminds me of the tuk tuk rides in India

Other tracks by Lauren Lucille:  Words Fly Out The Window
Nicola Milan - Crazy     Jazz, Pop, Electronic, Swing 01/10/2014
Alluring, seductive and cheeky, Nicola Milan’s music is a bohemian melting pot of swing, Celtic, Latin and blues mixed with modern grooves and wrapped up in Nicola’s silky vocals.
A riotous fusion of jazz pop mixing 1920's swing with electronic elements and modern grooves. A fresh sound and super catchy.

The Dawn Chorus - Plain Song     Blues/Roots, Blues, Jazz, Soul 30/09/2014
The Dawn Chorus have toured nationally, sharing the stage with the likes of Donovan Frankenrieter, Bonjah and You Am I they have toured the US and played Woodford Folk Festival
Blues meets jazz with roots influences.

Omelette - One For Four     Jazz, Instrumental 27/09/2014
Omelette play an eclectic mix of music – from African folk, to reggae and jazz influenced grooves and original compositions that serve as vehicles for collectively improvised explorations.
Mark was straight in with driving bass and lots of attitude, Ronny joined quickly with a broken groove around the toms and Steve's lusciously dissonant guitar chords added to the mystery. Guttural plunger mute tones of trombone plunge the tune into world lost between skanking reggae and New Orleans dirge.

VanderAa - Ochre Red     Pop, Reggae, Acoustic, Jazz 18/09/2014
Feel the sun shining down on your skin, like the ball of energy it derives from, VanderAa’s Acoustic/Indie/Pop sound radiates fun.
‘Breaking Heart’s’ is inspired by Plato’s philosophical text 'The Symposium'. “According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and heads with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves”.

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Damen Samuel - Noah's Ark     Funk/Soul, Roots, Soul, Pop 05/09/2014
Damen Samuel is a Singer-Songwriter of German/Nigerian origins. He is a traveling troubadour who is spreading his soulful and powerful tunes with a guitar and a velvety voice.
A soulful and funky tune, that deals with the state of the world in a rather uplifting way. Imagine Red Hot Chilli Peppers are having lunch with John Butler.

Other tracks by Damen Samuel:  My Way to You
Miss Elm - Bitter Taste     Pop, Jazz, Folk 19/08/2014
Miss Elm is a quirky mixed bag group who have just the prescription for those wanting something refreshing in their music.
The track explores the bitterness of a jilted lover, a discarded relationship, and the feeling you get when somebody just walks away.

The Flumes - Sweet, Sweet Rain     Folk, Soul, Roots, Pop 16/08/2014
Electric Harp pouring out psychedelic melodies over a stylin rhythm section laced with soulful vocals. The Flumes conjure up a lushly funky, dark and sparkling, intoxicating brew.
With a breezy latin flavour, Sweet, Sweet Rain celebrates dancing naked in the rain.

Other tracks by The Flumes:  The Place Is Now  -  Star of the Sea