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THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Bowie In Berlin brought to life” (Feature article)

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Sydney hard-rockers The Mis-Made make global connections” (Feature article/interview)

MUSIC LOVE: “Ruva Ngwenya” (Profile/interview)

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THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Bowie In Berlin brought to life” (Feature article)

January 2017 will be a big month for David Bowie fans.

It marks the first anniversary of Bowie’s death, and what would have been his 70th birthday. It is also the 40th anniversary of the release of Low, the first album in the so-called Berlin Trilogy.

Fitting, then, that some of Australia’s most experienced musicians have gathered to perform a tribute called Bowie in Berlin, touring Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Produced by Shock Records founder David Roy Williams, the new show is a collection of highlights from the star’s late-’70s catalogue, which deserves to be in the spotlight, Williams says. “This was a defining period of Bowie’s life, where he abandoned – not for the first time – where he’d been. Taking on the influences of Krautrock and Brian Eno, he took a lot of risks for a commercial artist, and created quite astounding music.”

Click here to read the full piece on The Sydney Morning Herald website.

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THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Sydney hard-rockers The Mis-Made make global connections” (Feature article/interview)

“We’re loud! I think we’re a bit Patti Smith meets Guns N’ Roses meets punk,” says Jess Finlayson, the Mis-Made’s lead vocalist and songwriter/guitarist. “We’re not rules orientated. Not that kind of genre, not that kind of people!”

Since forming in 2012, the Sydney hard-rock band have been making lots of noise. After cramming 2016 with an Australian tour, a double single release, a supporting gig for American hard rock/metal favourites L7 and a nomination at the Musicoz Australian Independent Music Awards, the Mis-Made’s debut album is due in mid-2017 and they fly to the northern hemisphere for the third time.

Click here to read the full article on The Sydney Morning Herald website.

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MUSIC LOVE: “Ruva Ngwenya” (Profile/interview)

Passionate. Hard-working. Talented. Enthusiastic. Inspired. You need only watch Ruva Ngwenya on stage for a few minutes to know that she is all of the above. With her new solo single S.W.E.A.T dropping this Friday, a blossoming musical theatre career in the works, and “Grammy for Best New Artist” on her career to-do list, this dynamic young woman is one to watch.

If you get yourself along to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (and you really, really should), you’ll see the 25-year-old African Australian singer playing lead Shirelles singer Shirley Owens, with the not-to-be-taken-lightly responsibility of delivering 1960’s hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow.  Standing in the spotlight with her fellow Shirelles bopping behind her, Ruva not only commands respect with her confident stranglehold on the technicalities of the song; she also oozes the kind of sensuality that can only come from being genuinely in love with music. It’s a combination that makes her captivating to watch and thrilling to listen to.

Click here to read the full piece on Music Love.

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