Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons, who became one of the most loved Australian bands of the ’90s, with hits such as ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Waiting For That Train’ and ‘Lead Me To Water’. One of Australia’s most talented singers and guitarists, Jack relocated to the US after three albums with Southern Sons – 1990’s self-titled set, 1992’s Nothing But The Truth and 1996’s Zone. The ARIA-nominated Southern Sons album went double platinum, hit number five on the ARIA charts, and featured four singles – ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ and ‘The World Is Mine’. After Southern Sons finished, Jack did an album with INXS’s Garry Gary Beers (2000’s Mudhead), and released the acclaimed solo album, The Evolution of Irwin Thomas, in 2002. Jack returned to the Top 10 in 2017 with California Dreaming, a collaboration with Rick Price. Jack has also toured and played guitar with John Farnham, Dweezil Zappa, Tina Arena, Daniel Bedingfield and Richard Marx, and been a member of the bands Electric Mary and She Said Yes (with Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko). And he has his own Signature Series Shabat Guitar. “I’m proud of everything I’ve done,” Jack says, “but Southern Sons is where it all started for me, so I am very excited about this show. I am very fond of these songs – [guitarist] Phil Buckle is a masterful songwriter, and the band was a great time in my life.” Backed by a stellar band, this will be the first time Jack has performed all the Southern Sons hits since the ’90s. The evolution continues …
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Rachael Leahcar

Rachael Leahcar

Singer/songwriter Rachael Leahcar’s dynamic range, explosive vocals and powerful performances have stunned audiences across the globe. Rachael smashed Australian television records and was nominated for TV moment of the year in the AACTA Awards when 4.1 million people tuned in to watch her Blind Audition on the first season of The Voice (2012). With a career that has seen herrelease four top 10 ARIA charting albums, tour live shows to sold out crowds and travel to Italy to sing with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra, Rachael has shown that she is capable of achieving anything despite being legally blind. Rachael’s last album, Shadows (2017), debuted at #5 on the Australian Album ARIA Chart. Shadows marks Rachael’s transformation from a shy teen to a strong young woman. Following the win of People’s Choice Pop Award in the South Australian Music Awards, Rachael embarked on her biggest tour yet of Australia with a focus on showcasing her songwriting. Bolder than ever, Rachael has learned to expose not only her vulnerabilities, her fears and regrets but also to share her message of resilience and determination to face the world head on through music. Rachael has the charming ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand with emotional moments one minute and singing and dancing the next. With her signature hauntingly beautiful vocals, Rachael has revealed more of her story previously hidden in the shadows. Rachael has performed the national anthem for many events including the Slowdown and Adelaide 500 (aired on television nationally), toured a cabaret show about her life called Colours Of My Life in SA, participated in SA Tourism’s latest campaign and released a single of an Ave Maria duet with The Voice 2017 artist and fellow legally blind singer, Lara Nakhle. This year, Rachael has performed at the The barton Theatre with the Hindley Street Country Club band to a sold-out crowd and completed Australian Radio School’s Intro to Radio course. She has also been cast as Eve in the feature film Standing Up For Sunny, alongside RJ Mitte, Philippa Northeast and Barry Humphries, which debuted recently at the Sydney Film Festival. Rachael is set to tour her Colours Of My Life show around Australia and release her fifth album, a Christmas album including more captivating duets and in six different languages before Christmas. Rachael loves to motivate others to challenge their limits with her public speaking. In the past she has appeared for the Royal Society for the Blind, CanDo4Kids, Julia Farr Association, Halogen Foundation and most recently, She The Change as part of a women’s empowerment event. Along with her speaking, she is passionate about philanthropy, having been an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Blind since 2011, as well as supporting other causes she’s passionate about such as the Cancer Council, Starlight Foundation, CanDo4Kids and Cure Brain Cancer. She also participated in the Great Cycle Challenge where she raised funds for Childhood Cancer research last year. She believes that helping others is the most important thing she can do for the world. HIGHLIGHTS • Accomplished singer / entertainer for corporate and charity events • Sings in 4 languages (French, Italian, Spanish & English) • Regularly engaged for motivational speaking events and talks • Have sung National Anthems for years • 2nd Runner-up The Voice 2012 with 4.1 million watching her audition and 25 million plus views on YouTube since. • Sung for Andre Borelli and his orchestra in Italy in 2013 (aged 17) • Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight 2012 & 2013 as Carol’s ambassador • Ambassador for Royal Society for the Blind, South Australia • Nominated for and won SAM Award for most popular pop artist 2017 • Nominated for an ARIA award 2017 and 3 AIR Awards in 2018 for her current release album Shadows • Sung National Anthem to 90k+ &500k+ at The 20th Anniversary of the Supercars Adelaide 500 2018 • Sung for Il Divo at Entertainment Centre to a standing ovation in front of 8,000 • Headlined the Attitude Awards in Auckland New Zealand November 2018 • Ambassador for the Sydney Seniors & Disability expo – September 2019 • Releasing her long awaited Christmas Album (in 6 languages) October 2019 • Over 75,000 followers across social media and 2 million views on YouTube
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Amber Lawrence

Amber Lawrence

Multi-Golden Guitar winner, Australian singer-songwriter, Amber Lawrence is having a cracking 2019 with the release of her 6th studio album, Spark! (14 Jun 2019), celebrating her wedding and introduction to motherhood, ‘Spark’ and it’s 10 songs perfectly represent a new chapter in Amber's life, with a fun and energetic vibe interwoven with heartfelt ballads. The lead single ‘Outrageous’ topped the country radio and video charts, being the 2nd most played song at country radio in the second quarter of 2019 just behind Lee Kernaghan. ‘Heart’ the second single followed suit with topping the country radio and video charts. ‘Hell To Hallelujah’ the third single released 3 October is now climbing the charts and ready to follow suit. It’s almost 3 years since the Sydney born and bred Amber’s last solo release – ‘Happy Ever After’. However, to assume that Amber has been resting on her laurels or taking time off is a huge mistake. In that short time Amber has released two children’s albums (The Kids Gone Country and Aussie Aussie Christmas), released a collaboration with Travis Collins (Our Backyard) – which saw them win 3 Golden Guitar Awards in 2018, performed her original work ‘100 Year Handshake’ in New York for none other than President of the United States, Donald Trump and other dignitaries, co-hosted the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, hosted radio show iHeart Country Australia (receiving a nomination for Top 10 New Radio Talent to watch), met and married the love of her life (they met on Tinder none the less), and gave birth to baby boy, Ike, in August last year. Somehow, she’s also managed to write a brand new album ‘Spark’ between Nashville and Australia – an album that really does represent everything that is creating happiness, love and light in her life at the moment. Produced by Brisbane-based, ARIA-nominated Stuart Stuart of Analog Heart Studio (Sheppard, The Veronicas), ‘Spark’ is a collection of deeply personal stories that speak directly to the listener with messages of resilience, individuality and finding true love, in the form of catchy pop-country songs that you just can’t seem to get out of your head. With lyrics like “I don’t have a Plan B just because I should” and “do what you want to, don’t listen to your mother”, her catchy debut single, ‘Outrageous’, advises you to do whatever it is that makes you happy, and shoot for the stars. Sage advice from Amber who famously gave up a high paying career as a Qantas accountant to pursue her country music dream. Every song on the album was written or co-written by Amber between Australia and Nashville, which makes it so much more intimate to listen to, as Amber lets you into her personal life with sincere and beautiful dedications to those she cares most about. One such dedication goes out to her beloved husband, Marty, in ‘Everlast’, where with heart-wrenching hindsight she realises he will never shake her father’s hand or that she has “missed so many firsts in your life”, but summarises the beautiful connection the future holds with “all that has passed will in time turn to dust, I will always be your everlast.” Her dedication to Marty continues in the fun, tongue-in-cheek tune of ‘Hell to Hallelujah’, written by Amber, Phil Barton and Victoria Banks in Nashville, a rollicking tune that paints a picture of a fairytale wedding and “thank(s) God I finally found a good man”. True to life indeed! Always one to highlight the special relationship she shares with her mother, ‘I Get It Now’, written with Australian hit maker Mike Carr, describes the epiphany she experienced when she realised that everything her mum had done for her or said to her, was out of motherly love. With the birth of her son Ike in August 2018, she describes the moments where she finally understood and declares to her mother in beautiful poetry, “Everything you ever said and done, made me the mother I’ve become. I hope someday I will be the one he can’t live without; I get it now.” Another cheeky song on the album is the second single to be released, ‘Hey’, telling the listener that life is too short to give a...HEY!. It almost serves as a sequel to ‘Outrageous’, where having done whatever it is you want to do with the advice given in ‘Outrageous’, it is time to stop and celebrate “we work so damn hard, it goes by in a flash, so let’s take a little time and drink to that.” A stand out track, is the absolute energetic and powerful album opener ‘Heart’. The title might have you thinking it’s a love song – but instead it’s an ode to those Amber has met in life who have ‘heart’. “You’re a fighter, a survivor, trailblazer, nothing breaks you, cause you win some and you lose some, but you never give up – you’ve got heart”. The album title ‘Spark’ is a lyric lifted from this song, and ‘Heart’ will serve as the theme song for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Telethon in June 2019. ‘Spark’ is filled with energy and highs to have you singing along with joy, and then hits you right when you least expect it with raw emotion – none more so than the final track on the album which is also the most poignant. Aptly named ‘Round of Applause’, it is a beautiful and sentimental tribute to her late father, a man her fans know well from past songs ‘The Lifesaver’ and ‘The Lucky One’. This is the only track on the album that Amber wrote entirely herself and includes references to her son Ike and the amazing impact her father left on the community with lyrics including “The streets are all lined, your family’s proud” and “people are clapping ‘cause you were a fighter, now I sing my baby to sleep with sweet stories of you, forevermore, round of applause.” Spark is out everywhere on June 14, 2019, with a national tour to follow.
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Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper made her entrance into the Australian music as the techni colour teen front woman of her high school band, Killing Heidi. At age 13 she won Triple J’s unearthed competition and has been releasing intense, intelligent pop music ever since. She is a singer, songwriter, radio host, TV presenter, DJ and self-confessed music junkie. Melodic and anthemic, Ella’s songs soundtracked the early 00's and Ella’s colourful image cut a swathe through the mainstream. Awarded with multiple ARIA’s, an APRA and an ACRA’s, she was the youngest person and often the first female to take home said awards. Featured on the cover of Rolling Stone not once but twice as well as every other music publication worth its’ salt and playing the main stage of every major festival in Aus, her time with Killing Heidi cemented her as one of Australia’s most recognised and distinctive front-women. Ella’s solo music has traversed pop to rock, roots to country and just about everything in between and she's carved a niche for herself as a respected solo artist away from the band. From Spiegeltents to rock festival stages, TV show panels to radio airwaves, you never quite know where she will pop up next. Authentic and iconoclastic Ella is Australia's little sister of rock who is quickly becoming a much beloved multi-faceted entertainer. ‘The most disarming and profound statement of Hooper's career - Venom/New Magic is a buzzing, creaky tapestry of tunes that veers from punky New Wave bursts to creepy Bad Seeds-esque lurches' – Rolling Stone ‘Ella’s stage attack is more refined now than it has ever been, charming all near her with her acrobatics, persona and dance moves – a true performer does not begin to describe her power. Similar to how a ballerina can silence a crowd, Ms Hooper can incite their chaos to whatever level suitable. Needless to say, the chemistry between her and her fans is still impossible to fracture’ - Glamadelaide
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Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll

It’s been another massive year for Nollsie, with he and his wife Rochelle welcoming baby Colton to the clan back in December 2018. He’s also recently endured spinal fusion and disc replacement, but that didn’t get him down for long, getting back up and back on the road almost immediately. During his illustrious career, Shannon has donated over one million dollars to charity, a figure he continued to add to during his time in the jungle (I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, in which he was the runner-up). In September of 2018, Shannon re-released a single called Lean on Me to help raise money for Drought Angels, an organisation who provide much needed help for farmers hit hard by the worst drought of our lifetime. Having grown up on the land, he understands the strain it can put on a family and jumped at the opportunity to lend his support. Undeniably, Shannon Noll has captured the hearts and minds of music fans around Australia and overseas with his raw, gifted rock voice, since coming runner-up on the first season of Australian Idol back in 2003. He has certified triple-platinum sales, numerous number #1 hits, five top 10 albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditation, and boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved ten consecutive top ten singles.
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2019 Artist Announcements

Artists performing at the 2019 Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight will be revealed in the coming months.
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Isaiah Firebrace

Isaiah Firebrace

Isaiah has an incredible story. He attended high school on the banks of the Murry River and went without food in order to fund the 6 hours of travel that was required to get to his singing lessons each Saturday. He couldn’t borrow a dollar to buy lunch, but he knew his dream would become real, and one day he would be an international recording artist. In the past three years,the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer to one of Australia’s most successful artists. Along the way he’s won The XFactor, was signed to Sony Music and represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest finishing in top 10. Isaiah’s debut single has broken records with‘It’s Gotta Be You’ going Platinum in Australia,double Platinum in Sweden, Platinum in Norway and Gold in Denmark, and is now notching up over 240 million international streams. The song was one of the highest streaming songs from any Australian artist in 2017 and continues to break records for emerging artists. Isaiah’s incredible voice is seeing his releases collectively notching over 300 million streams at only 19 years of age.Isaiah has just finished a national tour with his band including 50 shows and workshops with communities across Australia. He was able to work with people in outback Australia, sharing his journey and showing that dreams can become real with hard work and self belief. Isaiah was able to sing one of his recent songs ‘Spirit’ with communities challenged by hardship.‘Spirit’ is as tunning ballad reflecting the heartbreak we all experience when your mind looses touch with your spiritual side and the joy you feel when you rediscover that connection.The milestones keep adding up for Isaiah, who continues to perform on TV shows and high-profile events across the country.Isaiah adds“It’s all a bit surreal for me,I’m just this guy from a little country town!”Isaiah has been writing his new album in America and Australia in collaboration with some of the finest songwriters and producers in the world. Isaiah’s first song from his upcoming album ‘What Happened To Us’ is to be released through Sony Music Australia in mid November 2019. This is an extremely personal song for Isaiah penned on the back of young love.Isaiah’s song writing talent is about to shine its way into 2020, shaping up to be his strongest year yet. With multiple song’s due for release through Sony Music, it will be exciting to hear his new material hit the airwaves. WEB: www.isaiahofficial.com
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