Celebrate AusMusic Month this November

There are many things to love about November. We get to enjoy spring in the southern hemisphere and celebrate #AusMusicMonth. I’ve selected just a few events, by no means an…

COVID Safe guidelines released by Live Performance Australia

Live Performance Australia (LPA), the peak body for Australia’s performance industry, has released a comprehensive set of COVID Safe guidelines to support arts and entertainment workers in anticipation of the…

Support Local: 7 ways you can sustain Australian musicians

Make Music Day, scheduled for 21 June, is a felicitous reminder of the importance of live music in our country. In August 2018, Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the…

Australian musicians rally together on a path to recovery

Hundreds of individuals and organisations from the Australian music industry have signed an open letter to the Australian Government calling for industry-specific support to ensure the sector’s survival. In an…

‘The Maj’ is given the royal treatment

Adelaide’s iconic theatre has been refurbished! The $66 million redevelopment began in June 2018. Today the newly-refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre has been unveiled. The completion of the exciting project was…

Composer Josh Belperio premieres ‘In Time’

Cabaret artist and songwriter Josh Belperio (Adelaide Fringe award winner 2018 & 2019) is releasing a collaboration with 23 artists that he greatly admires. All of whom sung their vocal…

APRA Music Award winners 2020

On Monday 25 May the APRA Music Awards went live at 7.00 pm. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing safety concerns, the ceremony was not held in the…

Come what May: 7 FringeVIEW picks to see you through the month

With just over a week remaining before the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s FringeVIEW ends, here are my tried and tested picks to see you through this weekend. I encourage you to…

What good is sitting alone in your room? Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 re-imagined

Cabaret aficionados will be able to savour the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in its re-imagined format, Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, where they’ll be serving canapés rather than their usual smorgasbord of…

Serenity: Issue 6 and Episode 2: On Record With Asabi are live

There is plenty to sing about at The Serenade Files HQ. I’ve just published the latest magazine issue and I’ve uploaded Episode 2 of my On Record With… series of…

Create Australia’s future

I’ve been doing a lot of reading while in COVID-19 lockdown. It’s been a fair balance between fiction and non-fiction, however, in the case of the world news, one could…

Magnetic: Leni draws from eclectic influences and drives positive change through progressive soul music

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Leni has huge aspirations and he’s on a solo mission to serve up nothing but good vibes through his latest singe ‘Magnetic’, which was officially released…

Adelaide FringeVIEW: a new digital initiative by Australia’s largest open-access festival

In its unforgettable diamond year, Adelaide Fringe has broken its all time box office record with 853,419 tickets sold to the value of $21 million, with a three per cent…

Together With You: Arts Centre’s new digital program

With more Australians seeking education and entertainment while observing social distancing measures, the Arts Centre has responded with an uplifting digital initiative. “When we closed our doors we recognised the…

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Australian Theatre Live’s (Virus-) Free Theatre Streaming Festival

Since 1962 the International Theatre Institute has celebrated the art of theatre on 27 March each year. This year is unlike any other with Australian performing arts venues closed, and…

Lost your gig? Music Industry calls for $750M relief package

The good people at I Lost My Gig Australia have been working hard to collect data on behalf of the live performance sector. With many major events being cancelled every…

COVID-19 pandemic: how to keep calm and look after ourselves and others

The word pandemic may instill feelings of fear, panic and uncertainty, but it doesn’t have to. Recently, news headlines have been dominated by updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.…

Live performance industry faces an extraordinary challenge

Tony Burke, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister, echoed the sentiments of every arts and entertainment sector worker in a press conference. While people around the world work around the clock to…

F1 Grand Prix cancelled: COVID-19 situation “fluid” as the Australian Government meets to address mass gatherings

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is currently meeting in Sydney to discuss a national strategy to address Coronavirus concerns, particularly when it comes to sports and entertainment. As share…

“Adelaide’s Great!” according to Tamara Linke, composer of The Hipster

Tamara Linke created an entirely new musical, based in the quirky town of Adelaide (Hindley Street references included), that will celebrate its world premiere on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8…

Ziggy Marley to headline WOMADelaide 2020

It’s official, superstar and eight-time Grammy winner, Ziggy Marley will be performing in Adelaide’s Botanic Park as part of the highly anticipated WOMADelaide. Inspired by his father, reggae legend Bob Marley, Ziggy…

Week Two BankSA Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 BankSA Adelaide Fringe Weekly Fringe Award Winners. Check out our Expressivo page for more information about some of these award recipients. WEEK TWO Adelaide Critics’ Circle Award JosephineOn now at Black…

Week One: Adelaide Fringe BankSA award winners

Congratulations to the 2020 BankSA Adelaide Fringe Weekly Fringe Award Winners, many of whom we have either reviewed or interviewed. Check out our Expressivo page for more information. Adelaide Critics’ Circle Award…

Family Fun time at the Fringe 2020

Who says parents can’t come out and play? Entertaining a little person can be a tough gig, but this year’s Adelaide Fringe rises to the challenge with a variety of…

Resound invites people to pledge an instrument to help musicians impacted by bushfires

Many Australians have been impacted by the natural disasters across the country in recent months. Some communities are a long way from recovery and, for those who are beginning to…

11 recommended Fringe presenters in 2020

There are just over three weeks until the Adelaide Fringe Festival opening night and with over 7000 artists to discover, it can be overwhelming for festival-goers when it comes to…

We have a spirit that is unburnable

Flames have ravaged our sacred land and many Australians face the loss of life, homes, animals, and livelihoods. The task of relief and recovery seems insurmountable, yet the outpouring of…

Fringe Frenzy: 20 per cent off tickets for 20 hours

From 8.00 am (Australian Central Standard Time) today Adelaide Fringe is going into a Frenzy. For a limited time selected events will offer twenty per cent off their standard ticket…

Delta Goodrem echoes our grieving nation’s sentiments as she sings Let it Rain Today

Our great home has been tarnished by unprecedented devastation this summer. With 18 lives lost and over 900 homes destroyed many feel helpless in the wake of these tragedies. Australian…

Billy Elliot the Musical opens in Adelaide tonight

One way to see out the final hours of 2019 is to attend the opening of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. Produced by Universal Theatrical Group, Working…