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Hot Off The Press Publicity

Hot Off The Press Publicity is a specialist music PR company servicing Australia and New Zealand. Working on national tours, festivals, gigs and album releases, HOTP provides comprehensive campaigns for all music genres across print and broadcast media.

Hot Off The Press Publicity is proud to support the local music industry.

The only way the community will know about events and releases is to get the message out to the market place. One of the most effective ways of conveying this message (next to advertising) is through editorial and interviews in print media and on broadcast mediums such as radio and television. HOTP specialises in media coverage and making sure the right message gets out to the masses.

With years of music industry and media experience between them, the team at HOTP provides a dedicated and comprehensive PR service for all manner of projects. With more than two decades of relative experience, the HOTP team has worked in music journalism, radio promotions, marketing and touring. This enables HOTP to offer an all-round service ensuring every aspect of music publicity is catered for.

Passionate about the Australian music industry, HOTP works with artists, managers, touring companies, venues and festivals to generate strong media coverage across all mediums. HOTP achieves a high success rate in achieving effective music coverage in all areas of Australia, from metropolitan centres to regional areas. HOTP provides hands-on direct marketing between venues, management, artists, media and the community.

HOTP [Media Releases] This Month

The Wolfe BrothersThe Wolfe Brothers bring their Nothin’ But Trouble Tour to The 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Posted 19th November
Country rockers The Wolfe Brothers are thrilled to announce a very special guest for their show at the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Aussie rock legend and Rose Tattoo front man Angry Anderson will be joining them for their only Tamworth Festival show. After an impromptu performance together at a charity event earlier in 2014, Angry and the boys resolved to join forces again and the festival proved the perfect place for that wish to come to fruition. [more]

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular hits the road for two special events at Sandown Racecourse on the last weekend in November
Posted 19th November
The popular Santa’s Christmas Spectacular, that calls the Wonderland Fun Park & Spiegeltent in Docklands its home, is hitting the road for two special events on the last weekend of November. Heading to Sandown Racecourse, the Melbourne-produced show will kick off the festival spirit with a massive twilight event on Saturday 29th November, and a family fun day on Sunday 30th November. [more]
Bob 'Bongo' Starkie

Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie
continues the celebration of Living in the 70s
40th Anniversary with tour dates in 2015

Posted 18th November
There is no doubt, Living in the 70s is one of the most iconic albums to ever come out of Australia, firmly cementing Skyhooks legendary status. Continuing on from the album’s 40th anniversary in 2014, former Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie is taking the classic songs out on the road in personal celebration of one of Australia’s most beloved bands.

Jess HollandPowerhouse rockin’ vocalist Jess Holland announces solo, trio and band dates at The 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Posted 14th November
Kicking off what is destined to be another massive year, powerhouse singer-songwriter Jess Holland is heading to the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival with a swag of hits and some new material. The year that was 2014 was huge for this incredible vocalist, touring relentlessly, joining festival line-ups and releasing her long awaited second full-length album Whole Lot To Say. [more]
Santa’s Christmas spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park & SpiegeltentSanta’s Christmas spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park & Spiegeltent
Posted 14th November
The highly anticipated Santa’s Christmas Spectacular, which kicks off this week at the Wonderland Fun Park, celebrates a decade of delighting children this year. The event – featuring the Santa’s Circus Spectacular – runs daily until Christmas Eve and provides a magical wonderland of unforgettable family fun and is specially choreographed each year. [more]
Eurogliders and special guests Adam Thompson & Peter CupplesThe Reef Hotel Casino kicks off one of the biggest weekends of the year with Eurogliders and special guests
Adam Thompson & Peter Cupples

Posted 14th November
One of Australia’s most successful recording bands from the 1980s, Eurogliders, are heading to Far North Queensland this November for two special nights jam-packed with hits. With songs such as Heaven (Must Be There), We Will Together, City of Soul and Can’t Wait to See You to name a few, these concerts promise to be the perfect stroll down memory lane for music fans. [more]
Adam Thompson - Chocolate StarfishChocolate starfish frontman Adam Thompson returns to The Reef Hotel Casino for one special night in November
Posted 11th November
The enigmatic frontman from iconic Aussie band Chocolate Starfish is returning to Far North Queensland. Adam Thompson always puts on one hell of a show, transitioning from rock, to outrageous pop and showmanship that can only be described as mesmerising cabaret. Adam is appearing as a special guest for one-night-only of the Eurogliders for the massive November weekend of entertainment. [more]
Peter Cupples

Peter Cupples returns to The Reef Hotel Casino for three special nights Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd November 2014
Posted 11th November
Former Stylus lead singer Peter Cupples returns to The Reef Hotel Casino by popular demand this November. After his last jam-packed shows in Vertigo Cocktail Lounge & Bar, Peter will be bringing down the house with three special nights at the end of the month. With an extensive career in the Australian industry, he has spent the past four decades delighting audiences with his soul-based music. [more]

One Electric Day 2014 StageOne Electric Day sells out for a second year in a row
Posted 10th November
The annual One Electric Day concert held at Werribee Park yesterday marked another sold out event for organisers. With an 8000 strong crowd attending the festival, music lovers were treated to an incredible day of Aussie rock featuring Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne plays Australian Crawl, Mondo Rock, Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera. One Electric Day launched in 2013 and this now marks the second year that the concert has sold out. [more]

DragonIconic rock n roll legends Dragon release album of all new material – Roses
Posted 7th November
Featuring an exciting combination of all new material with that trademark Dragon sound, the album demonstrates the incredible versatility of one of the country’s (and New Zealand’s) most enduring rock bands. The current line-up, which includes founding member Todd Hunter (bass), fellow Kiwi Mark Williams (lead vocals / acoustic guitar), Bruce Reid (electric guitar) and Pete Drummond (drums), have been solidly on the road for the past few years and yet have still managed to find time to not only pen 12 new tracks, but also spend many hours in the studio bringing the ROSES album to fruition. [more]
Kevin Bloody WilsonAussie icon Kevin Bloody Wilson continues his acclaimed The First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps in 2015
Posted 7th November
Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour. He’s revered as an iconic Aussie around the globe and there would be few proud Australians who don’t know the words to his popular songs. He’s performed around the world, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium. After a run of dates throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and 2014, funnyman Kev is back with his First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps in 2015. [more]

Spiegeltent - The Absolutely 80sExperience the music that shaped a generation – The Absolutely 80s Show is coming to The Wonderland Spiegelent this November
Posted 6th November
The Absolutely 80s show has been proving that this wonderful decade is still alive and kicking, selling out venues across the country since the concept was created in 2010. It was derived from the success of the sold-out Countdown Spectacular and is a two-hour extravaganza of epic 80s fun and flashbacks. [more]

Col ElliottCol Elliott brings his classic Aussie humour to The 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival for one special show
Posted 6th November
One of Australia’s favourite sons, Col Elliott, is bringing his hilarious show to the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival for one night only. Promoting both the recent re-release of the double CD set COL-FESSIONS, and the release of his book In Between The Laughter, Col is doing what he does best – telling his side of the story. He has been a household name on the comedy circuit for almost four decades. [more]

Robby X ObsessionRobby X releases debut album Obsession
Posted 6th November
Robby X, the gifted singer/ songwriter/ producer and wife of country star Lee Kernaghan has cracked the iTunes Top 30 pop album chart with the release of her debut album Obsession. The album was released digitally last week.“I wanted the songs on Obsession to take people on a journey,” says Robby. “There are various themes about life and love and some of the songs are quite sexy and sensual. I’ve co-written two tracks Dirty Mind and Just Another Night with Ciaran Gribbin. [more]

Travis ListNew traditionalist Travis List announces a swag of shows at The 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Posted 5th November
New traditionalist Travis List is heading back home to Australia for a handful of special shows at the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival. After moving to Nashville to focus on songwriting in 2008, Travis has been embraced for the Australian and international country music scenes alike. [more]
Santa’s Christmas Spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park & Spiegeltent

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park & Spiegeltent
Posted 5th November
The Wonderland Fun Park and Spiegeltent in Docklands will come alive this festive season with Santa’s Christmas Spectacular! From November 15 right through until Christmas Eve the precinct turns into a magical wonderland of fun and excitement the whole family will never forget. [more]

Wonderland Fun Park & SpiegeltentSpooktacular Halloween ‘Scarefest’ at
Wonderland Fun Park & Spiegeltent

Posted 20th October
Docklands is getting spooky this Halloween with the Spooktacular Halloween Scarefest at the Wonderland Fun Park and Wonderland Spiegeltent. It will be a Wonderland of scary fun for the whole family. With spooky entertainment, face painting, trick or treating with roving entertainers, ghoulish goodies, crazy dancers and photograph opportunities with scary and wacky characters, there is something for all ages. [more]

TanksTanks Arts Centre, Cairns. November Program
Posted 20th October
Tanks Arts Centre is a business unit of Cairns Regional Council, in the Community, Sports & Cultural Division. Situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city’s CBD, the centre is an iconic and innovative, multi-use, contemporary arts facility creatively housed in three converted World War 2 naval oil storage tanks, and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop. [program]

The Wolfe BrothersThe Wolfe Brothers hit #1 and announce Tassie shows
Posted 15th October
To celebrate the album’s release Tasmania’s favourite rockers have announced a run of dates in their home state with a new show featuring the first performances of many of the new songs from the Nothin’ But Trouble album. [more]

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