The St Kilda Fest Files – An interview with band, Destrends

I spoke to Melbourne-based trio, Destrends at this year’s St Kilda Fest to discuss their upcoming Ep, Lousy Lover and eccentric costume choices.

Brothers Matt (Vocals/Bass) and Nathan Savage (Drums) grew up in Deniliquin, NSW – the country music capital of Australia. Their post-punk sound with a 80s vibe is a far cry from the music their hometown is best known for. “We all went the absolute polar opposite on purpose.” Nathan joked, “I don’t think we could get further away from like a country band!”

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An Interview with Damien Leith

MI0003406690 Singer-songwriter, Damien Leith is about to hit the road with his huge 25-date Roy – A Tribute to Roy Orbison – The Hall of Fame Tour. With two albums in the works; I caught up with Damien to talk about Roy, Elvis and how he’s making an impact in the country music world.

Your six ROY – a Tribute to Roy Orbison shows sold-out in 2016. What’s the reason for bringing it back in 2017?

Last year [was] an isolated run. We did six shows to see, well, first of all, we were celebrating the 80th birthday but also to get it out there, see how people respond to it and see what the vibe is. Those six shows got a fantastic response so we decided straight after that we should head out to more regional areas and take it further even than we did the first time around. Also just because I love Roy Orbison’s music – always have done – and it’s great to perform.

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Silvers Circus Ticket Giveaway

Established in 1976, Silvers Circus provides world class family entertainment and fun. Silvers Circus is a household name in Australia and after almost forty years on the road has evolved into one of the Top 10 Circuses of the World. Silvers maintains all the sparkle, glamour and death defying acts expected of Australia’s premier circus, dedicated to constant innovation and modernisation with extraordinary artists continually arriving from all parts of the world. Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques.

This two hour spectacular features the Wheel of Steel, The Globe of Death, Hoola Hoops, Clowns, The Roman Rings, and many more world class acts, lead by Ringmaster and Master of Illusion, Simon Tait.

Silvers Circus is heading to a location near you!

Kyabram Showgrounds – Wednesday 1st March – Sunday 5th March
Echuca East Recreation Reserve – Wednesday 8th March – Sunday 13th March
Deniliquin – Memorial Park Showgrounds – Wednesday 8th March – Sunday 13th March

We have THREE family passes to give away (each valued at $140) at the above location and performance of your choice. To celebrate we’re mixing things up a bit by giving you not one, not two but THREE chances to win!

To Enter via Email:

Send an email to malloryarbour@hotmail.com with the answer to the following question:

What act are you most looking forward to seeing at Silvers Circus?

To Enter via WordPress:

Leave a comment in the box below this post and answer the following question:

What act are you most looking forward to seeing at Silvers Circus?

To Enter via Facebook:

Head to facebook.com/tinselandtapshoes and leave a comment in the comment box with answer the following question:

What act are you most looking forward to seeing at Silvers Circus?

Rules:

  • Competition closes on Sunday February 26th at 5pm AEST.
  • Three entries (email, wordpress and facebook) allowed per person.
  • The winners will be announced on Monday February 27th, and the winners contacted. If the prizes are not claimed by Wednesday March 1st, a new winner will be chosen.
  • To claim the prize, the winner must disclose their full name. These details will only be shared with the PR agency who will organise your pass to be collected at the box office on the day of the performance.
  • The prize includes a family pass to Silvers Circus at one of the three locations – Kyabram Showgrounds, Echuca East Recreation Reserve or Deniliquin Memorial Park Showgrounds at the performance of the winner’s choosing. Any accommodation, food, travel or any other expenses required are not included in the prize win.

For more information, please go to: www.silverscircus.com.au

The Play That Goes Wrong Ticket Giveaway

A phenomenon since its 2012 debut on the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong is one of the hottest new stage comedies to appear in recent years. It’s about to debut on Broadway, and it’s also about to be unleashed on Aussie audiences, with this wild British farce beginning its Australian tour in Melbourne on February 22, before hitting the road and performing in Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth over the course of the next five months.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a slapstick-filled comedy that will definitely appeal to fans of Fawlty Towers or Noises Off!, with lots of door-slamming hilarity as we witness the efforts of a theatre troupe trying to perform a 1920s-style mystery murder at a British manor, but try as they might, everything that can go wrong does go wrong over the course of their show.

A huge hit in the UK and sure to be equally as popular here, the Australian production has a terrific cast. Brooke Satchwell, Darcy Brown, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Nick Simpson-Deeks and British actor James Marlowe, who appeared in the West End production of the play, are the exceptional group of players who will be providing the laughs for local audiences.

To celebrate the opening week of the Melbourne season of The Play That Goes Wrong, we’re giving away a double pass to the show’s 2pm performance on Saturday the 25th of February, at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre  (240 Exhibition St). The double pass is valued at $219.80 and will need to be collected by the lucky winner at the Box Office on the day of the performance.

To Enter:

Send an email to COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED with the answer to this following question:

What is the name of the Melbourne theatre where The Play That Goes Wrong is playing?

Rules:

  • Competition closes on Wednesday February 22 at 5pm AEST.
  • The winner will be announced on Wednesday February 22, and the winner contacted.  If the prize is not claimed by Thursday February 23, a new winner will be chosen.
  • To claim the prize, the winner must disclose their full name. These details will only be shared with the PR agency who will organise your winning tickets.
  • To claim the prize, the winner must be able to attend the 2pm performance of The Play That Goes Wrong on Saturday 25th of February, and be able to pick up the tickets from the theatre box office on the day of the performance.
  • The prize includes two tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong on Saturday, February 25th at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne. Performance starts at 2pm. Any accommodation, food, travel or any other expenses required are not included in the prize win.
  • Good luck!

For more information and tickets, please go to: www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com.au

The Play That Goes Wrong: Preview

Melbourne has been spoilt lately with an exceptional array of quality theatre. From Circus 1903, to Kinky Boots, to The Book of Mormon, those looking to be entertained by the stage have had plenty to take in over the summer months.

But there will soon be another quality production mounted at the Comedy Theatre, with the uproarious British farce The Play That Goes Wrong, playing at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from February 22, before embarking on a national tour.

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