Garfish ‘Volume 1’ out now!

This project is masterminded by trumpet player Nick Garbett (The Vampires, The Strides) and co-produced by Paulie Bromley (Bobby Alu, George, The Beautiful Girls) and Declan Kelly (DK & the Rising Sun, Katie Noonan, Diesel ‘n’ Dub) at Bromley’s Tanuki Lounge Studios in Brisbane.

The album features a slew of heavyweight musicians helping to flesh out Garbett’s compositions, resulting in a dedicated, 11-track meditation on the instrumental style pioneered by old world Jamaican masters such as Sly and Robbie, Tommy McCook and The Skatalites just to name a few.

Garfish, Volume 1 is one of those records that sounds killer at all volumes; your environment will benefit from this music.

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Jeremy Rose Quartet ‘Sand Lines’ out now


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Sand Lines Album-Launch_e-flyerSAND LINES is the culmination of an extended suite composed by saxophonist, composer and bandleader Jeremy Rose for his longstanding Sydney
quartet; featuring pianist Jackson Harrison, bassist Alex Boneham, drummer James Waples and special guest Carl Morgan.

The pieces on Sand Lines unfold with moments of deftness and a sense of searching with itinerants that transform through Rose’s extended compositions, allowing the improvisation and composed material to serve an unspoken musical agenda. “The music undertakes a journey with improvised sections that build from the notated material,” explains Rose, “I was getting into longer form compositions in which create a blurred line between the improvisation and composition.”

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Mister Ott: Album launch supported by The Vampires


We are excited to release the new album by Mister Ott, bringing together some of Sydney’s finest musical talent in an Ethiopian flavoured musical excursion combining eastern sounds and hypnotic dance rhythms with groove-heavy funk.

This Ethiopian flavoured funk outfit will be launching their new album Drop it Like it’s Ott Friday 10 April, supported by The Vampires with special guest bassist Jonathan Zwartz and guitarist Ben Hauptmann.


Friday 10 April
Venue 505
280 Cleveland St Surry Hills Sydney

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The album has been getting some great radio play over the past few weeks, featured on Eastside Radio, 2SER, Triple J (Roots ‘n’ all) and Radio National.

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take a peek at an EPK and live cut from Venue 505 to get another taste of this great album:

The Strides: The Youth The Rich and the Fake album release and tour

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Reggae and Dancehall champions The Strides are touring the East Coast this month to promote their third album The Youth The Rich and The Fake. Fronted by the soulful serenades of Barbadian Reggae Master Ras Roni and the talents and rhymes of Fijian Ltl Gzeus over a rock-solid rhythm and combative horn section, the Sydney 8-piece return with their best release yet.

The new album was written during a weeklong residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre in Sydney’s West and subsequently recorded at U-Live studio in the rainforest of Ocean Shores, Byron Bay. Whilst showcasing the songwriting talents of the band, The Youth The Rich and The Fake features the special guest vocals of incredible future-soul rising star Ngaiire and Sierra Leonean Ragga power house ‘Blacker’ Conteh. Mixed by Sydney’s Ross Ferraro and Brisbane’s Paulie B and later mastered by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Madlib) in Los Angeles, their new album presents both classic and modern interpretations of Reggae, with up-tempo ska tracks, Hip-hop beats, Dancehall anthems, as well as politically charged conscious music.


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New release from Mister Ott

Earshift Music is set to release theOttignon - image by Shane Rozario new album from Matthew Ottignon’s project Mister Ott. Stay tuned for release details and launch party!

“The mysterious burst of sonic energy that is Mister Ott is infectious.” Megaphone Oz

“It’s a blast, from start to finish” Australian Stage

Acclaimed saxophonist Matthew Ottignon’s latest project Mister Ott brings together some of Sydney’s finest musicians in an Ethiopian flavoured musical excursion combining eastern sounds and hypnotic rhythms with groove-heavy funk. Following the resurgence in Ethio-soul from the popular Ethiopiques series as well as Matthew’s touring in Ethiopia with iconic world music export Dereb the Ambassador, Mister Ott’s new album Drop it Like it’s Ott is a high calibre instrumental dance album that crosses world music with jazz, Ethiopian and funk.

Mister Ott have released two singles Mattaraja and Take it Higher, and is set to release their debut album Drop it Like it’s Ott on Earshift Music in October 2014. The band has performed throughout Sydney over the past three years as venues such as Venue 505, The Basement, Foundry 616 and others, as well as recently in Amsterdam and Paris. The band has received critical acclaim and radio support on ABC Radio National and community radio stations throughout Sydney.

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Mister Ott:

Matthew Ottignon – tenor and baritone saxes, flute,
Ellen Kirwood : trumpet,
Daniel Pliner – piano, organ,
Ben Panucci – guitar,
Eden Ottignon – bass,
Dan Kennedy – drums



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