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…

AMEB is offering free online Theory of Music courses

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) are providing free online Theory of Music courses in an effort to support music education through the COVID-19 outbreak. The three courses available are…

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…

Episode 3: On Record With Stephen Mahy

What a lovely start to the week! On Monday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Australian actor, singer, and accomplished music theatre performer Stephen Mahy. He chatted with me from…

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…

Episode 1: On Record With Leni

As much as I love the written word, I am enjoying connecting with other artists particularly while we are all so physically distant from one another. Therefore, I’m bringing you…

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…

Abandoned playgrounds

There is something both solemn and eerie about an abandoned playground that captures me. As countries around the world practise social distancing and enforce lockdown and travel restrictions, many venues…

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…

All your eggs in one basket: is a portfolio career recession-proof?

The lead up to Easter feels very different this year. In such uncertain economic times one tends to reflect on their career choice in order to keep up with the…

Happy Piano Day: the Solitude Sessions

On the 88th day of every year, Piano Day takes place. I felt it was a fitting time to launch my Solitude Sessions on the blog. Considering world events and…

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…

Review: Lenka

After two years, Lenka returns to Adelaide with a brand new double EP, unpacking more whimsical tunes and rhythmic piano that has delighted audiences across the globe. From being featured…

Deborah Brennan tells an Irish tale in The Parting Glass

If quality musicianship, emotional storytelling and Irish whiskey is your kind of thing then The Parting Glass, presented by Deborah Brennan of Caught & Spark productions, is just the show…

Pancakes: a family-friendly treat

If you’re a fan of sweet breakfasts and happiness, then Marcel Blanch-de Wilt’s comedy Pancakes is the show for you. Blanch de- Wilt is a seasoned comedian who brings sincerity…

Review: Dystopia

A picturesque yet gloomy stage beats to a soundtrack of erupting guitar riffs. A perplexed group of creatures turned aerialists and hula-hoopers rise from the ashes of an environmental war.…

Review: Amyl and the Sniffers

As an Adelaide Uni alumni, I’ve many fond memories of the former UniBar on Level 5 of Union House, jugs of pale, cheap parmis, and roughed-up decor indicative of the…

Review: Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Without skipping a beat, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster lives up to the hype. Dubbed as beatbox theatre, London’s Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy reimagines Mary Shelley’s gothic science-fiction…

Review: Leather Lungs: Yas Queen!

Jason Chasland as Leather Lungs playfully teases his audience with impeccable vocal strength and epitomise the modern phrase,“Yas Queen,” in his show Leather Lungs: Yas Queen! Leather Lungs begins with…

Review: Rich Bitch- A Parody of Law of Attraction Gurus

With an MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, comedienne Cristina Lark is far too qualified to be an online wellness coach. Thankfully, instead of becoming an…

Review: Petty Bitches

In their triumphant return to the Adelaide Fringe, critically acclaimed duo Tash York and Boo Dwyer are here to embrace our inner pettiness in an hour-long conference of infectious musical…

“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…