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Looking For Some New Soul Tunes? Ngaiire Has You Covered

The future of soul music is bright, and we have Ngaiire to thank for it. Boasting a selection of future-soul sounds, Sydney and Papua New Guinea based artist Ngaiire is rising up the industry ranks, touring alongside the likes of Alicia Keys and Sufjan Stevens. She also has a range of awards in her repertoire […]

Life On The Fringe

By Rita Bratovich It is one of the most tightly packed festival seasons in this city, yet each year the Sydney Fringe Festival (SFF) adds more to its program. This year it has even grown geographically - extending west to Penrith and Homebush Bay. “Its terrific to be able to engage with creatives who aren’t […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Aug 31

The Klezmatics: Get ready for a double dose of outstanding international world music stars - with the wildest world-jazz crossover ever seen in Australia. The Klezmatics are the world-renowned, Grammy-award-winning superstars of klezmer music whilst virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with the sensibility of a contemporary […]

Ngaiire – Blastoma

A quick bit of soul refreshment. Blastoma is a group of short songs that use a combination of voices, a multitude of rhythms, and together they form a living train destined for warmer feelings. If listeners can’t manage to sing along the first time they will at least be humming and swaying their shoulders to the […]

Festival brings the soul to Sydney

The obvious place to host a celebration of soul food and culture might be the Deep South, the heartland of American blues, jazz, and creole cooking. But the world's first ever neo-soul festival will take place even further south than New Orleans; it will happen in the Southern Hemisphere, right here in Sydney. Some of […]

Sydney Fringe Festival 2014

With over 300 productions across 60 venues covering everything from theatre, music, comedy, cabaret, dance and visual art, the annual Sydney Fringe Festival promises to be better than ever. This year’s program showcases the quirky and alternative culture that Sydney’s arts scene has to offer. While occasionally the term ‘fringe’ may lend itself to images […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 29th

  Ngaiire: After releasing her debut album Lamentations last July, things are really starting to pick up the pace for this Papua New Guinea-born songstress. Proving that you don't have to be a shiny pop singer to have success, she pervades listeners with her simpering vocals and mix of electronic and hip-hop-inspired beats. It is this […]


The Rocks has always been the party capital on Australia Day. This year is all about fun in the sun and an all-inclusive atmosphere, says festival organiser Sophia Gibson from the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Australia Day is traditionally a celebration of Australian culture and identity, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of the […]


Surrender To Victory, the third album for freestyle prince Xannon Shirley (AKA The Tongue) opens with the glittering vocals of Ngaiire on Bittersweet, followed by the booming Champion Sound featuring Suffa from Hilltop Hoods fame and a solid single, in Drums – arguably three of the best tracks on the whole album. With such a […]