GIG GUIDE

Check out where you can see HOTP’s clients – our gig guide includes what we are working on for our venue’s show dates, festival dates and our artist’s tour dates:

Note: Gig dates are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice, with start times listed as a guide only. Please check link in gig listing for up-to-date information.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Felicity Ward @ Melbourne Town Hall, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Felicity Ward @ Melbourne Town Hall, MELBOURNE VIC

After three long years, Felicity Ward is back and Busting A Nut

Comedian Felicity Ward is busting a proverbial nut as she returns to Australia for the Comedy Festival season for the first time in years, hot on the heels of her sell-out Busting A Nut UK tour and following her nomination for the most prestigious award in live comedy, Best Comedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Felicity is jumped up, hyped up and ready to make Aussie audiences bust their own nuts as she takes them through her hilarious exploits of what happens when you take a year off comedy.

Central Coast born Felicity now resides in the UK and can’t wait to get back down under for this special run of shows. “I’m absolutely pumped,” she says. “I think the longer I am away from Australia, the stronger my accent gets too. I’m terrified of losing it and becoming one of those Aussies who is in London for three weeks and starts pronouncing the ‘t’in water. I’ll be saying ‘strewth’ and ‘fair dinkum’ every five to eight words I’m back home, I’d say.”

Since her last trip to Oz, she’s been busy!She’s starred in her own Netflix special as part of the series Live From The BBC, also appeared on the BBC’s Live At The ApolloMock The Week, recorded her own BBC Radio-4 series Appisodes on whether technology can save her from herself, regularly co-hosts The Guilty Feminist podcast, and co-hosted her own: The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast. She’seven managed to squeeze in a cameo in the upcoming series of ABC TV’s The Let Down.

She says audiences coming along to the Australian shows will learn absolutely nothing, but they can expect to laugh.“The show is a bit of a bullet point round up of my life for the past two years, told through the medium of straight-up jokes,” she says. “The best way to describe it is… put your finger in your belly button and move it around.Now, smell your finger… it’s nothing like that. Also… gross! Why did you do that?!”

There isn’t much Felicity Ward can’t do. A comedian, actor and writer, she has been garnering acclaim across the board for her works. Her show What If There Is No Toilet? earned her great recognition for breaking down the stigma around mental health and IBS, which came off the back of her acclaimed documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission in 2016. A regular face on UK TV, she has opened for the likes of Katherine Ryan, Maria Bamford and Amy Schumer, to name a few, and has more awards and award-nominations than you can poke a stick at. She’s now back touring her first national Australian tour in three years because it’s been the only chance she’s had with such a busy UK schedule.

“I’ve got some TV things coming up,” she says.“Roast Battle for Comedy Central and Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2 in the UK.It looks like there will be some more Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast coming at you, … Then I’m being a fancy actor in a play later in the year, but I can’t say what it is yet – mucho secreto!”

Book your tickets now because it might be another three years before we see one of our best back on these shores.

Tickets for Felicity Ward’s Busting A Nut tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.felicityward.com

Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Athenaeum, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 20 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Athenaeum, MELBOURNE VIC

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

Nina Oyama @ The Forum, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 20 @ 9:45 pm – 11:15 pm
Nina Oyama @ The Forum, MELBOURNE VIC

Comedian Nina Oyama has been living in the fast lane, in the literal sense, as the 13 speeding fines will attest and now, she’s slowing down to make her Comedy Festival debut in 2019 with her hilarious self-deprecating show Nina Oyama Needs A Lift. It was only five years ago that the then 20-year-old moved from the city to the country to start a new life, except instead of settling down she got heaps of speeding fines, lost her driver’s license four times and racked up a huge debt to the government. She also became a black-market taxi driver, delivered a cargo of drugs across the state line and fell in love – a culmination of experiences that makes for a comedy show jam-packed with laughs.

The wild autobiographical journey about trying to live life in the fast lane when you’re on your P-plates will see Nina take her comedy to the main stage for her first solo stand-up comedy hour. “I’m looking forward to debuting on the comedy festival circuit,” says Nina. ‘My style is pretty confessional and distinct, so I’m really excited to establish my voice amongst the other comedians. I’m also looking forward to playing to new audiences each night.”

The ‘self-referential’ show, jam-packed with anecdotes from Nina’s life of late, is about her move to the country, where she regularly had to drive a huge stretch of road that was always covered in police vehicles, and due to her lead-foot, she ended up with a bunch of speeding fines. “It’s like if you’re at a party and you meet a new person you get along with really well, and you start swapping these wild, crazy stories about when you were younger,” she says of her show. “My show is like hanging out but with good, structured jokes.Basically, the show kicks off with the first fine I got – which was nearly a thousand dollars for doing 40 km over the speed limit on Christmas (double demerits). I mean, that’s literally every possible mistake in the book, right?But for some stupid reason I didn’t learn from that – and I think that’s what the show is about – a person who continually makes the same mistakes and wonders what’s wrong with the world.”

The country town she moved to– Bathurst – ended up making an indelible impact on Nina, not only ending up inspiring her comedy, but she also fell a little bit in love with Central West New South Wales. She admits there was heaps of fodder for inspiration in the town, as well as some down-right great humorous adventures. “Bathurst is pretty famous for its car racing. My favourite story is about the fortnight before Race Week,when heaps of bogans from out of town go up the Mount Panorama Campground and bury all their alcohol in the dirt. Bathurst locals wait til they leave and then scour the Camp Ground with metal detectors, digging up all the buried booze. It’s pretty funny.”

When she wasn’t learning Bathurst folklore, Nina Oyama was packing a lot of comedy into her career – an impressive achievement for a comedian only just in her mid-20s. She has a wealth of comedic experience behind her, from starring in the ABC’s Logie award-winning program Utopia, to holding a regular slot on Tonightly with Tom Ballard. She was hand-picked to be part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone 2015 and was an ABC Freshblood Comedy Finalist in 2017. She was also part of the Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House in 2018. Recently, she earned acclaim for The Angus Project, a web series she co-created and starred in that aimed to smash the public perception of what its like to live with a disability.

Tickets for Nina Oyama Needs A Lift tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/ninaoyama

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Felicity Ward @ Melbourne Town Hall, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Felicity Ward @ Melbourne Town Hall, MELBOURNE VIC

After three long years, Felicity Ward is back and Busting A Nut

Comedian Felicity Ward is busting a proverbial nut as she returns to Australia for the Comedy Festival season for the first time in years, hot on the heels of her sell-out Busting A Nut UK tour and following her nomination for the most prestigious award in live comedy, Best Comedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Felicity is jumped up, hyped up and ready to make Aussie audiences bust their own nuts as she takes them through her hilarious exploits of what happens when you take a year off comedy.

Central Coast born Felicity now resides in the UK and can’t wait to get back down under for this special run of shows. “I’m absolutely pumped,” she says. “I think the longer I am away from Australia, the stronger my accent gets too. I’m terrified of losing it and becoming one of those Aussies who is in London for three weeks and starts pronouncing the ‘t’in water. I’ll be saying ‘strewth’ and ‘fair dinkum’ every five to eight words I’m back home, I’d say.”

Since her last trip to Oz, she’s been busy!She’s starred in her own Netflix special as part of the series Live From The BBC, also appeared on the BBC’s Live At The ApolloMock The Week, recorded her own BBC Radio-4 series Appisodes on whether technology can save her from herself, regularly co-hosts The Guilty Feminist podcast, and co-hosted her own: The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast. She’seven managed to squeeze in a cameo in the upcoming series of ABC TV’s The Let Down.

She says audiences coming along to the Australian shows will learn absolutely nothing, but they can expect to laugh.“The show is a bit of a bullet point round up of my life for the past two years, told through the medium of straight-up jokes,” she says. “The best way to describe it is… put your finger in your belly button and move it around.Now, smell your finger… it’s nothing like that. Also… gross! Why did you do that?!”

There isn’t much Felicity Ward can’t do. A comedian, actor and writer, she has been garnering acclaim across the board for her works. Her show What If There Is No Toilet? earned her great recognition for breaking down the stigma around mental health and IBS, which came off the back of her acclaimed documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission in 2016. A regular face on UK TV, she has opened for the likes of Katherine Ryan, Maria Bamford and Amy Schumer, to name a few, and has more awards and award-nominations than you can poke a stick at. She’s now back touring her first national Australian tour in three years because it’s been the only chance she’s had with such a busy UK schedule.

“I’ve got some TV things coming up,” she says.“Roast Battle for Comedy Central and Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2 in the UK.It looks like there will be some more Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast coming at you, … Then I’m being a fancy actor in a play later in the year, but I can’t say what it is yet – mucho secreto!”

Book your tickets now because it might be another three years before we see one of our best back on these shores.

Tickets for Felicity Ward’s Busting A Nut tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.felicityward.com

Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Athenaeum, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Athenaeum, MELBOURNE VIC

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

Nina Oyama @ The Forum, MELBOURNE VIC
Apr 21 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Nina Oyama @ The Forum, MELBOURNE VIC

Comedian Nina Oyama has been living in the fast lane, in the literal sense, as the 13 speeding fines will attest and now, she’s slowing down to make her Comedy Festival debut in 2019 with her hilarious self-deprecating show Nina Oyama Needs A Lift. It was only five years ago that the then 20-year-old moved from the city to the country to start a new life, except instead of settling down she got heaps of speeding fines, lost her driver’s license four times and racked up a huge debt to the government. She also became a black-market taxi driver, delivered a cargo of drugs across the state line and fell in love – a culmination of experiences that makes for a comedy show jam-packed with laughs.

The wild autobiographical journey about trying to live life in the fast lane when you’re on your P-plates will see Nina take her comedy to the main stage for her first solo stand-up comedy hour. “I’m looking forward to debuting on the comedy festival circuit,” says Nina. ‘My style is pretty confessional and distinct, so I’m really excited to establish my voice amongst the other comedians. I’m also looking forward to playing to new audiences each night.”

The ‘self-referential’ show, jam-packed with anecdotes from Nina’s life of late, is about her move to the country, where she regularly had to drive a huge stretch of road that was always covered in police vehicles, and due to her lead-foot, she ended up with a bunch of speeding fines. “It’s like if you’re at a party and you meet a new person you get along with really well, and you start swapping these wild, crazy stories about when you were younger,” she says of her show. “My show is like hanging out but with good, structured jokes.Basically, the show kicks off with the first fine I got – which was nearly a thousand dollars for doing 40 km over the speed limit on Christmas (double demerits). I mean, that’s literally every possible mistake in the book, right?But for some stupid reason I didn’t learn from that – and I think that’s what the show is about – a person who continually makes the same mistakes and wonders what’s wrong with the world.”

The country town she moved to– Bathurst – ended up making an indelible impact on Nina, not only ending up inspiring her comedy, but she also fell a little bit in love with Central West New South Wales. She admits there was heaps of fodder for inspiration in the town, as well as some down-right great humorous adventures. “Bathurst is pretty famous for its car racing. My favourite story is about the fortnight before Race Week,when heaps of bogans from out of town go up the Mount Panorama Campground and bury all their alcohol in the dirt. Bathurst locals wait til they leave and then scour the Camp Ground with metal detectors, digging up all the buried booze. It’s pretty funny.”

When she wasn’t learning Bathurst folklore, Nina Oyama was packing a lot of comedy into her career – an impressive achievement for a comedian only just in her mid-20s. She has a wealth of comedic experience behind her, from starring in the ABC’s Logie award-winning program Utopia, to holding a regular slot on Tonightly with Tom Ballard. She was hand-picked to be part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone 2015 and was an ABC Freshblood Comedy Finalist in 2017. She was also part of the Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House in 2018. Recently, she earned acclaim for The Angus Project, a web series she co-created and starred in that aimed to smash the public perception of what its like to live with a disability.

Tickets for Nina Oyama Needs A Lift tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/ninaoyama

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Damien Leith @ Drum Theatre
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Best Of Damien Leith with String Quartet

Damien Leith w String Quartet

Singer-songwriter Damien Leith has always loved a strings section, so when it came to showcasing the hits spanning his 12-year career, the concept of taking out a string quartet on the road with him was one too good to miss. With a voice that has been described as both ‘powerful’ and ‘angelic’ in the same sentence, there is no finer way to showcase that sound than with the beauty of a string quartet.

Celebrating the best of his nine albums – as well as a handful of previously unheard original songs from Damien’s forthcoming new album due out mid-year – The Best of Damien Leith with String Quartet is a concert experience not to be missed. There are a swag of great songs to choose from Damien’s revered back catalogue – The Winners Journey, Where We Land, Catch The Wind – Songs Of A Generation, Remember June, Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison, Now & Then, Chapter Seven, Songs from Ireland and Gospel – so audiences are in for an evening to remember.

Damien is looking forward to taking this special tour out on the road. “It’ll be the first time that I’ve toured with a quartet so I’m pretty excited,” he says. “Also, the arrangements by Jessica Graham are phenomenal. Jessica was a recent winner in both International and UK songwriting contests and is a highly sought-after arranger.”

Damien’s long-time band members will also be joining him on the tour – bringing the total of seven musicians on stage. With the strictly limited run of dates, the show will traverse hits such as Hallelujah, Crying and American Trilogy to name a few, in amongst a collection of well-known songs and original compositions. Damien will also showcase material from his new forthcoming album for audiences – a sneak peek as this will be the first time those songs have been heard outside of the studio.

“I think all of the music I do lends itself really well to a string quartet sound,” says Damien. “It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have never actually performed with strings, so it is going to be really exciting. Audiences get to hear all those songs with all their beauty. One of my main loves is orchestration, it is one of the things I spend time doing in the studio – orchestration for movies and tv pieces. I love that strings sound.”

Damien Leith’s shows are always intimate, personable and most of all filled with world-class music. Tickets to The Best of Damien Leith with String Quartet are on sale now.

Saturday 6th April 2019
Dapto Leagues Club, DAPTO NSW
www.daptoleagues.com.au

Friday 12th April 2019
Capital Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Friday 26th April 2019
Drum Theatre, DANDENONG VIC
www.drumtheatre.com.au

Saturday 27th April 2019
GPAC, GEELONG VIC
www.gpac.org.au

Saturday 29th June 2019
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, TRARALGON VIC
www.latrobe.vic.gov.au

Friday 5th July 2019
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.entertainmentvenues.com.au

Friday 2nd August 2019
Theatre Royal, HOBART TAS
www.theatreroyal.com.au

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com

Felicity Ward @ Brisbane Powerhouse, BRISBANE QLD
Apr 26 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Felicity Ward @ Brisbane Powerhouse, BRISBANE QLD

After three long years, Felicity Ward is back and Busting A Nut

Comedian Felicity Ward is busting a proverbial nut as she returns to Australia for the Comedy Festival season for the first time in years, hot on the heels of her sell-out Busting A Nut UK tour and following her nomination for the most prestigious award in live comedy, Best Comedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Felicity is jumped up, hyped up and ready to make Aussie audiences bust their own nuts as she takes them through her hilarious exploits of what happens when you take a year off comedy.

Central Coast born Felicity now resides in the UK and can’t wait to get back down under for this special run of shows. “I’m absolutely pumped,” she says. “I think the longer I am away from Australia, the stronger my accent gets too. I’m terrified of losing it and becoming one of those Aussies who is in London for three weeks and starts pronouncing the ‘t’in water. I’ll be saying ‘strewth’ and ‘fair dinkum’ every five to eight words I’m back home, I’d say.”

Since her last trip to Oz, she’s been busy!She’s starred in her own Netflix special as part of the series Live From The BBC, also appeared on the BBC’s Live At The ApolloMock The Week, recorded her own BBC Radio-4 series Appisodes on whether technology can save her from herself, regularly co-hosts The Guilty Feminist podcast, and co-hosted her own: The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast. She’seven managed to squeeze in a cameo in the upcoming series of ABC TV’s The Let Down.

She says audiences coming along to the Australian shows will learn absolutely nothing, but they can expect to laugh.“The show is a bit of a bullet point round up of my life for the past two years, told through the medium of straight-up jokes,” she says. “The best way to describe it is… put your finger in your belly button and move it around.Now, smell your finger… it’s nothing like that. Also… gross! Why did you do that?!”

There isn’t much Felicity Ward can’t do. A comedian, actor and writer, she has been garnering acclaim across the board for her works. Her show What If There Is No Toilet? earned her great recognition for breaking down the stigma around mental health and IBS, which came off the back of her acclaimed documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission in 2016. A regular face on UK TV, she has opened for the likes of Katherine Ryan, Maria Bamford and Amy Schumer, to name a few, and has more awards and award-nominations than you can poke a stick at. She’s now back touring her first national Australian tour in three years because it’s been the only chance she’s had with such a busy UK schedule.

“I’ve got some TV things coming up,” she says.“Roast Battle for Comedy Central and Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2 in the UK.It looks like there will be some more Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast coming at you, … Then I’m being a fancy actor in a play later in the year, but I can’t say what it is yet – mucho secreto!”

Book your tickets now because it might be another three years before we see one of our best back on these shores.

Tickets for Felicity Ward’s Busting A Nut tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.felicityward.com

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Damien Leith @ GPAC
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Best Of Damien Leith with String Quartet

Damien Leith w String Quartet

Singer-songwriter Damien Leith has always loved a strings section, so when it came to showcasing the hits spanning his 12-year career, the concept of taking out a string quartet on the road with him was one too good to miss. With a voice that has been described as both ‘powerful’ and ‘angelic’ in the same sentence, there is no finer way to showcase that sound than with the beauty of a string quartet.

Celebrating the best of his nine albums – as well as a handful of previously unheard original songs from Damien’s forthcoming new album due out mid-year – The Best of Damien Leith with String Quartet is a concert experience not to be missed. There are a swag of great songs to choose from Damien’s revered back catalogue – The Winners Journey, Where We Land, Catch The Wind – Songs Of A Generation, Remember June, Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison, Now & Then, Chapter Seven, Songs from Ireland and Gospel – so audiences are in for an evening to remember.

Damien is looking forward to taking this special tour out on the road. “It’ll be the first time that I’ve toured with a quartet so I’m pretty excited,” he says. “Also, the arrangements by Jessica Graham are phenomenal. Jessica was a recent winner in both International and UK songwriting contests and is a highly sought-after arranger.”

Damien’s long-time band members will also be joining him on the tour – bringing the total of seven musicians on stage. With the strictly limited run of dates, the show will traverse hits such as Hallelujah, Crying and American Trilogy to name a few, in amongst a collection of well-known songs and original compositions. Damien will also showcase material from his new forthcoming album for audiences – a sneak peek as this will be the first time those songs have been heard outside of the studio.

“I think all of the music I do lends itself really well to a string quartet sound,” says Damien. “It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have never actually performed with strings, so it is going to be really exciting. Audiences get to hear all those songs with all their beauty. One of my main loves is orchestration, it is one of the things I spend time doing in the studio – orchestration for movies and tv pieces. I love that strings sound.”

Damien Leith’s shows are always intimate, personable and most of all filled with world-class music. Tickets to The Best of Damien Leith with String Quartet are on sale now.

Saturday 6th April 2019
Dapto Leagues Club, DAPTO NSW
www.daptoleagues.com.au

Friday 12th April 2019
Capital Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Friday 26th April 2019
Drum Theatre, DANDENONG VIC
www.drumtheatre.com.au

Saturday 27th April 2019
GPAC, GEELONG VIC
www.gpac.org.au

Saturday 29th June 2019
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, TRARALGON VIC
www.latrobe.vic.gov.au

Friday 5th July 2019
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.entertainmentvenues.com.au

Friday 2nd August 2019
Theatre Royal, HOBART TAS
www.theatreroyal.com.au

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com

Felicity Ward @ Brisbane Powerhouse, BRISBANE QLD
Apr 27 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Felicity Ward @ Brisbane Powerhouse, BRISBANE QLD

After three long years, Felicity Ward is back and Busting A Nut

Comedian Felicity Ward is busting a proverbial nut as she returns to Australia for the Comedy Festival season for the first time in years, hot on the heels of her sell-out Busting A Nut UK tour and following her nomination for the most prestigious award in live comedy, Best Comedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Felicity is jumped up, hyped up and ready to make Aussie audiences bust their own nuts as she takes them through her hilarious exploits of what happens when you take a year off comedy.

Central Coast born Felicity now resides in the UK and can’t wait to get back down under for this special run of shows. “I’m absolutely pumped,” she says. “I think the longer I am away from Australia, the stronger my accent gets too. I’m terrified of losing it and becoming one of those Aussies who is in London for three weeks and starts pronouncing the ‘t’in water. I’ll be saying ‘strewth’ and ‘fair dinkum’ every five to eight words I’m back home, I’d say.”

Since her last trip to Oz, she’s been busy!She’s starred in her own Netflix special as part of the series Live From The BBC, also appeared on the BBC’s Live At The ApolloMock The Week, recorded her own BBC Radio-4 series Appisodes on whether technology can save her from herself, regularly co-hosts The Guilty Feminist podcast, and co-hosted her own: The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast. She’seven managed to squeeze in a cameo in the upcoming series of ABC TV’s The Let Down.

She says audiences coming along to the Australian shows will learn absolutely nothing, but they can expect to laugh.“The show is a bit of a bullet point round up of my life for the past two years, told through the medium of straight-up jokes,” she says. “The best way to describe it is… put your finger in your belly button and move it around.Now, smell your finger… it’s nothing like that. Also… gross! Why did you do that?!”

There isn’t much Felicity Ward can’t do. A comedian, actor and writer, she has been garnering acclaim across the board for her works. Her show What If There Is No Toilet? earned her great recognition for breaking down the stigma around mental health and IBS, which came off the back of her acclaimed documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission in 2016. A regular face on UK TV, she has opened for the likes of Katherine Ryan, Maria Bamford and Amy Schumer, to name a few, and has more awards and award-nominations than you can poke a stick at. She’s now back touring her first national Australian tour in three years because it’s been the only chance she’s had with such a busy UK schedule.

“I’ve got some TV things coming up,” she says.“Roast Battle for Comedy Central and Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2 in the UK.It looks like there will be some more Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast coming at you, … Then I’m being a fancy actor in a play later in the year, but I can’t say what it is yet – mucho secreto!”

Book your tickets now because it might be another three years before we see one of our best back on these shores.

Tickets for Felicity Ward’s Busting A Nut tour are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.felicityward.com

May
2
Thu
2019
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

May
4
Sat
2019
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

May
5
Sun
2019
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

May
9
Thu
2019
Vanessa Amorosi @ Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Vanessa Amorosi @ Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers

Vanessa Amorosi announces her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head Australian show dates, after an acclaimed festival run with the Red Hot Summer Tour

It might have been almost a decade since Vanessa Amorosi performed to Australian audiences, but she is certainly back home on the stage. Returning back home to a run of dates on Series Three of the Red Hot Summer Tour ahead of announcing her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head show dates, Vanessa again cementing herself as one of the best vocalists in the country.

It was 2011 when Vanessa moved to Los Angeles to begin a journey of self-discovery and develop her music career in different ways. Once in LA and somewhat anonymous for the first time, Vanessa immersed herself in all kinds of musical experiences. She became obsessed with exploring the real roots of her first and greatest musical love — gospel. And it didn’t take long for the hardcore and influential LA music scene to realise this ‘new kid in town’ had an unmatched voice. Vanessa is now a familiar face on the local live scene, regularly performing alongside the best musicians in the world.

Returning to Australia for the first time in a decade has been a special experience. “I’m absolutely thrilled and even sometimes emotional during my shows on this Red Hot Summer Tour,” she says. “I feel very blessed to be travelling this beautiful and vast country of ours and being reunited with the audience I grew up with.”

Wrapping up the dates on the Red Hot Summer Tour, and a few select shows alongside long-time mate Jon Stevens, Vanessa will be heading out on the road for her solo tour Heavy Lies The Head, which celebrates the single release of the same name. The breathtaking, emotional and long-awaited new song is the first of more tracks to follow in coming months and marks a triumphant return for this amazing musician. Vanessa’s last album, the platinum- selling Hazardous, which featured her number one smash hit, This Is Who I Am. To date, her combined album and single sales across her career have reached over two million worldwide.

“I am just so thrilled to be back recording and performing live,” says Vanessa. “Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my music with everyone and I can’t wait to be travelling and meeting people right across this fantastic country. I can’t believe it has been nearly ten years away from the stage, but I have been super busy writing lots of music of all styles and I am really proud and passionate about my first single. There is no doubt it is controversial and cutting edge on where much of today’s music sits today, but I have been honest in pursuing the music that I want to sing and you will see a collection of songs from rock tracks to dance tracks and a power ballad.”

Vanessa’s A-list collaborators on her growing song collection include Sweden’s Aleena Gibson (Jason Derulo, Nick Carter) and Trevor Muzzy (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga), as well as Jon Levine (Drake, Dua Lipa), Jordan Palmer (Andy Grammar, Lights), Louis Schoorl (Tina Arena, 5 Seconds Of Summer), and Levi Lennox (ZAYN, M.I.A.).

It’s incredible to think it’s almost 20 years since a teenage Vanessa Amorosi from outer-eastern Melbourne burst onto the Australian charts with her debut number one album The Power, which featured four massive hit singles: Have A LookAbsolutely EverybodyShine; and The Power, and who stole the show at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, seen by an estimated two billion people.

Tickets for Vanessa Amorosi’s Heavy Lies The Head tour are on sale now. Vanessa’s new single Heavy Lies The Head is at radio now.

Thursday 9th May 2019
Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers, PENRITH NSW
http://penrith.panthers.com.au

Friday 10th May 2019
The Whitlam Theatre, Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY NSW
www.rwc.org.au

Saturday 11th May 2019
Pittwater RSL, MONA VALE NSW
www.pittwaterrsl.com.au

Thursday 16th May 2019
York on Lilydale, MT EVELYN VIC
www.yorkonlilydale.com.au

Friday 17th May 2019
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au

Saturday 18th May 2019
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
www.shoppingtownhotel.com.au

For more information, please visit www.vanessaamorosi.com

May
10
Fri
2019
Vanessa Amorosi @ The Whitlam Theatre
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Vanessa Amorosi @ The Whitlam Theatre

Vanessa Amorosi announces her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head Australian show dates, after an acclaimed festival run with the Red Hot Summer Tour

It might have been almost a decade since Vanessa Amorosi performed to Australian audiences, but she is certainly back home on the stage. Returning back home to a run of dates on Series Three of the Red Hot Summer Tour ahead of announcing her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head show dates, Vanessa again cementing herself as one of the best vocalists in the country.

It was 2011 when Vanessa moved to Los Angeles to begin a journey of self-discovery and develop her music career in different ways. Once in LA and somewhat anonymous for the first time, Vanessa immersed herself in all kinds of musical experiences. She became obsessed with exploring the real roots of her first and greatest musical love — gospel. And it didn’t take long for the hardcore and influential LA music scene to realise this ‘new kid in town’ had an unmatched voice. Vanessa is now a familiar face on the local live scene, regularly performing alongside the best musicians in the world.

Returning to Australia for the first time in a decade has been a special experience. “I’m absolutely thrilled and even sometimes emotional during my shows on this Red Hot Summer Tour,” she says. “I feel very blessed to be travelling this beautiful and vast country of ours and being reunited with the audience I grew up with.”

Wrapping up the dates on the Red Hot Summer Tour, and a few select shows alongside long-time mate Jon Stevens, Vanessa will be heading out on the road for her solo tour Heavy Lies The Head, which celebrates the single release of the same name. The breathtaking, emotional and long-awaited new song is the first of more tracks to follow in coming months and marks a triumphant return for this amazing musician. Vanessa’s last album, the platinum- selling Hazardous, which featured her number one smash hit, This Is Who I Am. To date, her combined album and single sales across her career have reached over two million worldwide.

“I am just so thrilled to be back recording and performing live,” says Vanessa. “Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my music with everyone and I can’t wait to be travelling and meeting people right across this fantastic country. I can’t believe it has been nearly ten years away from the stage, but I have been super busy writing lots of music of all styles and I am really proud and passionate about my first single. There is no doubt it is controversial and cutting edge on where much of today’s music sits today, but I have been honest in pursuing the music that I want to sing and you will see a collection of songs from rock tracks to dance tracks and a power ballad.”

Vanessa’s A-list collaborators on her growing song collection include Sweden’s Aleena Gibson (Jason Derulo, Nick Carter) and Trevor Muzzy (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga), as well as Jon Levine (Drake, Dua Lipa), Jordan Palmer (Andy Grammar, Lights), Louis Schoorl (Tina Arena, 5 Seconds Of Summer), and Levi Lennox (ZAYN, M.I.A.).

It’s incredible to think it’s almost 20 years since a teenage Vanessa Amorosi from outer-eastern Melbourne burst onto the Australian charts with her debut number one album The Power, which featured four massive hit singles: Have A LookAbsolutely EverybodyShine; and The Power, and who stole the show at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, seen by an estimated two billion people.

Tickets for Vanessa Amorosi’s Heavy Lies The Head tour are on sale now. Vanessa’s new single Heavy Lies The Head is at radio now.

Thursday 9th May 2019
Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers, PENRITH NSW
http://penrith.panthers.com.au

Friday 10th May 2019
The Whitlam Theatre, Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY NSW
www.rwc.org.au

Saturday 11th May 2019
Pittwater RSL, MONA VALE NSW
www.pittwaterrsl.com.au

Thursday 16th May 2019
York on Lilydale, MT EVELYN VIC
www.yorkonlilydale.com.au

Friday 17th May 2019
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au

Saturday 18th May 2019
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
www.shoppingtownhotel.com.au

For more information, please visit www.vanessaamorosi.com

Ivan Aristeguieta @ Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta @ Astor Theatre, PERTH WA

‘Congratulations – you made it to the Fourth Floor’.

This is how Venezuelans wish each other happy birthday when they turn 40. Now Ivan is celebrating that milestone, he wants to share that floor with everyone in his new Australian home, in the best way he know show, by kicking off six-city national festival tour in 2019.

“Every year I write a show about the subject I’ve been dwelling on the most,” says Ivan. “I can’t deny that turning 40 is my main concern. I’ve heard that people in Okinawa live to be 100-years-old. I think we should all go to Okinawa and seek their advice. Also, if you’returning 40, you should know where Okinawa is because I know you loved The Karate Kid movies.”

A brew master, food technologist and comedian back in Venezuela, Ivan Aristeguieta emigrated to Australia in 2012 and quickly found his feet in the Australian comedy scene, drawn to the Aussie ‘piss-take’comedy style. From his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation to his debut Chorizo Sizzle, he endeared audiences with his brilliant observations of Australian culture and food.

Ivan has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, ABC Comedy Up Late, Just For Laughs TV Gala and Melbourne International Comedy Festival TV Gala to name a few. His 2018 tour Matador saw him selling out festivals and his most recent 2018 World Tour has kicked things up to another level, heading up to The Fourth Floor!

For Ivan, The Fourth Floor is about four decades of life. “Call it a mid-life crisis or amid-life celebration,” he says. “Four decades of a man who has done too much,or too little depending on how you see it.” He observes, “In Venezuela life was hard, but decisions were easy. In Australia, life is easy, but decisions are hard.” He thought Third World problems were bad, but now he has First World problems – which rubbish bin goes out this week or how do you pronounce ‘Woolloomooloo’.

One of the things Ivan looks forward to the most each year is the comedy festival season to catch-up with his fans. “Every festival season is different,” he says. “I love to experience and witness the evolution in my comedy. Loyal audience members that come to my shows every year are already like family. They know what I’ve been through over the years. Last year lots of people told me after the show that they were happy for me that I’ve moved on from my divorce. Some people told me I’ve lost weight and that I should eat more. I’ve got family all over Australia. It’s beautiful.”

Join Ivan for his mid-life crisis celebration a she steps out of the lift and on to The Fourth Floor! Going up?

Tickets for Ivan Aristeguieta’s Comedy Festival run of The Fourth Floor are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.ivanaristeguieta.com.au

May
11
Sat
2019
The Wolfe Brothers @ Big Country, Berry Showground, NSW
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 6:15 pm
The Wolfe Brothers @ Big Country, Berry Showground, NSW

The Wolfe Brothers kick off the 2019 run of their rockin’ Country Heart National Tour

with special guests

Touring January – May 2019

Tickets on sale now

The Wolfe Brothers kicked off 2019 in fine style, with shows packed to the rafters. Now, the Tasmanian country rockers have announced the next string of dates on their Country Heart National Tour as they continue to take their special style of country rock out on the road. With the Tamworth Country Music Festival just around the corner, and five Golden Guitar nominations up their sleeves, The Wolfe Brothers could be forgiven for taking a bit of a break. But that’s not how this band earned the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working groups on the touring circuit today. Instead, they’ve announced a swag of new dates around the country and they can’t wait to keep sharing their music with fans everywhere.

The Country Heart tour celebrates the band’s fourth studio album debuting on the ARIA Charts at #9 in March 2018. The past year has seen the Tassie boys playing to packed houses around the country. Aside from their own headlined shows, they were also out on the road with their mate Lee Kernaghan on his 25th Anniversary Tour Boys From The Bush.

To say that 2018 was a massive year for the band would be an understatement. The Wolfe Brothers garnered themselves an ARIA nomination for Best Country Album, and have five Golden Guitar nominations at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival – Single Of The Year, Contemporary Country Album Of The Year, Country Music Capital News Group Or Duo Of The Year, APRA AMCOS Song Of The Year and CMC Video Of The Year.

When The Wolfe Brothers announced their first Country Heart show in Tasmania back in May 2018 it sold-out immediately. Audiences were certainly in for a treat when the band took to the stage, showcasing the tracks that generated them acclaim from their fourth long-player and all the hits from their previous releases. Country Heart’s debut at #9 is the band’s highest ARIA chart entry position to date beating their last album, This Crazy Life, which came in at #10 on release in June 2016. This is a great effort when you consider Ed Sheehan held three of the eight spots before them.

For the band, the charting position is all due to their fans. “We are all stoked and really proud of this ARIA Top 10 debut,” says lead singer Nick Wolfe. “We have our fans to thank for going out and buying the album and giving us our highest ARIA all genre chart position to date.”

All four of The Wolfe Brothers albums have entered the ARIA chart in the Top 20 all genre ARIA chart. The last two albums, Nothin’ But Trouble and This Crazy Life, and this new release Country Heart, have all debuted on the ARIA Country Chart at #2. The band penned the album on a songwriting trip to Nashville last year where they collaborated with a number of different writers, with the objective to create a different sound and deliver songs that would hopefully take the band to the next level.

After three highly successful albums, the band felt ready to take a big step with number four. “We really wanted to do something different, something that would reach a wider audience and something to show that we have grown and matured as a band and as songwriters,” says bassist Tom Wolfe. “We are very proud of this album and we feel that we achieved what we set out to do and to see it debut at #9 is very satisfying and a great start to the next chapter for the band.”

The Wolfe Brothers enlisted award-winning producer Matt Fell to produce their fourth studio album in his Sydney studio. “Matt was amazing to work with,” says lead guitarist Brodie Rainbird. “He is also a great musician and he really understood our need to do something different with this album. In the past we have always been a guitar driven band. This time we never picked up a guitar until we were two weeks into the recording. We took the time to work on the parts of every song. It is not a massive departure from the past Wolfe Brothers records, it is just different, and the response from those who have heard the album has been incredibly encouraging for us.”

Tickets for The Wolfe Brothers Country Heart Australian Tour 2019 are on sale now. The Wolfe Brothers fourth studio album, Country Heart, is out now through ABC / Universal Music.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 |8.30pm
The Albert Hotel, TAMWORTH NSW
+ Andrew Swift + Jody Direen
www.lccmm.com.au

Saturday 16th February 2019
Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon, MINIMAY VIC
w/ Adam Harvey / Caitlin Shadbolt / Brothers 3 + more
www.lccmm.com.au

Friday 22nd February 2019 | 8pm
Harmonie German Club, CANBERRA ACT
+ James Van Cooper
www.harmonieclub.com.au | 02 6295 9853

Saturday 23rd February 2019 | 8pm
Ettamogah Pub, KELLYVILLE RIDGE NSW
+ James Van Cooper
www.oztix.com.au | 02 9629 1130

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Winnaleah Recreation Ground, WINNALEAH TAS
Outdoors w/ The Bad Dad Orchestra + Well Strung
www.oztix.com.au | 03 6354 2331

Wednesday 13th March 2019
Hallam Hotel, HALLAM VIC
+ Andrew Swift
www.oztix.com.au | 03 8786 0200

Thursday 14th March 2019 | 8pm
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
+ Andrew Swift
www.memomusichall.com.au | 03 9534 3556

Friday 15th March 2019 | 8pm
The Morwell Hotel, MOREWELL VIC
+ Andrew Swift
www.oztix.com.au | 03 5134 1355

Saturday 16th March 2019 | 8pm
Macs Hotel, MELTON VIC
+ Andrew Swift
www.oztix.com.au | 03 9747 9566

Sunday 17th March 2019 | 8pm
Publican Hotel, MORNINGTON VIC
+ Andrew Swift
www.publicanmornington.com.au | 03 5976 2222

Sunday 31st March 2019 | 8am–4pm
Penrith Working Truck Show, PENRITH NSW
w/ Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont / Christie Lamb / Viper Creek Band / Brad Butcher
www.pwts.com.au

Friday 5th April 2019 | 8pm
Edge Hill Tavern, EDGE HILL QLD
+ Andrew Swift
www.edgehilltavern.com.au | 07 4053 4811

Saturday 6th April 2019 | 8pm
Dalrymple Hotel, TOWNSVILLE QLD
+ Andrew Swift
www.dalrymplehotel.com.au | 07 4779 6344

Sunday 7th April 2019 | 6.30pm
Mt. Pleasant Tavern, MACKAY QLD
+ Andrew Swift
www.mountpleasanttavern.com.au | 07 4942 1711

Friday 12th April 2019 | 8pm
The Saloon, LAUNCESTON TAS
+ Andrew Swift
www.oztix.com.au | 03 6259 1292

Saturday 6th April 2019 | 8pm
The Huntington Tavern, KEMPTON TAS
+ Andrew Swift
www.thehuntingtonkemptoncom.au | 13 82 38

Sunday 14th April | 2pm
Longley International Hotel, LONGLEY TAS
+ Andrew Swift
www.oztix.com.au | 03 6239 6378

Saturday 11th May
Big Country, Berry Showground, NSW
w/ Lee Kernaghan / The McClymonts / Travis Collins / The Sunny Cowgirls / Caitlyn Shadbolt + more
www.moshtix.com.au

For more information, please visit www.thewolfebrothers.com

Lee Kernaghan @ Berry Showgrounds
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 7:45 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

Vanessa Amorosi @ Pittwater RSL
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Vanessa Amorosi @ Pittwater RSL

Vanessa Amorosi announces her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head Australian show dates, after an acclaimed festival run with the Red Hot Summer Tour

It might have been almost a decade since Vanessa Amorosi performed to Australian audiences, but she is certainly back home on the stage. Returning back home to a run of dates on Series Three of the Red Hot Summer Tour ahead of announcing her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head show dates, Vanessa again cementing herself as one of the best vocalists in the country.

It was 2011 when Vanessa moved to Los Angeles to begin a journey of self-discovery and develop her music career in different ways. Once in LA and somewhat anonymous for the first time, Vanessa immersed herself in all kinds of musical experiences. She became obsessed with exploring the real roots of her first and greatest musical love — gospel. And it didn’t take long for the hardcore and influential LA music scene to realise this ‘new kid in town’ had an unmatched voice. Vanessa is now a familiar face on the local live scene, regularly performing alongside the best musicians in the world.

Returning to Australia for the first time in a decade has been a special experience. “I’m absolutely thrilled and even sometimes emotional during my shows on this Red Hot Summer Tour,” she says. “I feel very blessed to be travelling this beautiful and vast country of ours and being reunited with the audience I grew up with.”

Wrapping up the dates on the Red Hot Summer Tour, and a few select shows alongside long-time mate Jon Stevens, Vanessa will be heading out on the road for her solo tour Heavy Lies The Head, which celebrates the single release of the same name. The breathtaking, emotional and long-awaited new song is the first of more tracks to follow in coming months and marks a triumphant return for this amazing musician. Vanessa’s last album, the platinum- selling Hazardous, which featured her number one smash hit, This Is Who I Am. To date, her combined album and single sales across her career have reached over two million worldwide.

“I am just so thrilled to be back recording and performing live,” says Vanessa. “Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my music with everyone and I can’t wait to be travelling and meeting people right across this fantastic country. I can’t believe it has been nearly ten years away from the stage, but I have been super busy writing lots of music of all styles and I am really proud and passionate about my first single. There is no doubt it is controversial and cutting edge on where much of today’s music sits today, but I have been honest in pursuing the music that I want to sing and you will see a collection of songs from rock tracks to dance tracks and a power ballad.”

Vanessa’s A-list collaborators on her growing song collection include Sweden’s Aleena Gibson (Jason Derulo, Nick Carter) and Trevor Muzzy (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga), as well as Jon Levine (Drake, Dua Lipa), Jordan Palmer (Andy Grammar, Lights), Louis Schoorl (Tina Arena, 5 Seconds Of Summer), and Levi Lennox (ZAYN, M.I.A.).

It’s incredible to think it’s almost 20 years since a teenage Vanessa Amorosi from outer-eastern Melbourne burst onto the Australian charts with her debut number one album The Power, which featured four massive hit singles: Have A LookAbsolutely EverybodyShine; and The Power, and who stole the show at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, seen by an estimated two billion people.

Tickets for Vanessa Amorosi’s Heavy Lies The Head tour are on sale now. Vanessa’s new single Heavy Lies The Head is at radio now.

Thursday 9th May 2019
Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers, PENRITH NSW
http://penrith.panthers.com.au

Friday 10th May 2019
The Whitlam Theatre, Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY NSW
www.rwc.org.au

Saturday 11th May 2019
Pittwater RSL, MONA VALE NSW
www.pittwaterrsl.com.au

Thursday 16th May 2019
York on Lilydale, MT EVELYN VIC
www.yorkonlilydale.com.au

Friday 17th May 2019
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au

Saturday 18th May 2019
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
www.shoppingtownhotel.com.au

For more information, please visit www.vanessaamorosi.com

May
14
Tue
2019
Kevin Bloody Wilson @ Bendigo Stadium
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Politically incorrect funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson announces his hilarious new Australian tour

F.U.P.C Tour 2019 – Politically correct free zone

There are few comedians on the touring circuit today who tackle subjects with such aplomb as funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson. He is politically incorrect, direct, he doesn’t mince his words and he doesn’t rely on subtlety to get his point across – he is a breath of fresh air compared to his contemporaries who often walk about on eggshells. His directness totally embodies the spirit of Australian humour. In recent times, he has become a social commentator of sorts about political correctness in the current day, so it is apt then that his 2019 Australian tour is a nod to that, the tongue-in-cheek titled F.U.P.C Tour.

Kev is revered around the globe for his Aussie larrikin take on life. He’s performed everywhere throughout his career, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, packing out houses wherever he goes. An evening in the company of Kevin Bloody Wilson is jam-packed with entertainment. It is not just a concert performance, it is a full-on event and an opportunity for most to tick off something from their bucket-list – see a ‘national institution’ in concert, done!

Kev has an extensive back catalogue, and audiences can expect to experience them and more at his F.U.P.C Tour, such as fan favourites, like D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F, Dick’taphone, I Knew the Bride (When She Used to be a Mole) and Living Next Door to Alan. His songs have helped define Aussie humour – he is practically the definition of the great Australian comedian. His recently released biography – DILLIGAF: The Life and Rhymes of Kevin Bloody Wilson – is a raucous, earthy in-depth look at a performer who has not bowed to the pressures of political correctness.

Kevin Bloody Wilson’s story is now one of legend. Always a larrikin, he originally recorded songs on a cassette tape for his mates, penned about his experiences working in the mines in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. In the early 1980s, he put together a tape called Your Average Australian Yobbo and started selling it – sales went into the tens of thousands before it was transferred to LP, where it sold even more. It was just the start of his career and he has never looked back.

Fast forward more than three decades and Kev is a household name throughout Australia and the world. It is hard to believe that it was only 30 or so years ago that he was getting arrested for performing his politically incorrect songs in public. Times have changed though, and Kev even now spots a nomination for Australian of the Year (nominated in 2010). As one of the country’s most prolific performers, and a genuinely nice, down-to-earth bloke to boot, it’s not surprising he has earned the reputation as one of our country’s greatest living treasures.

With many of his songs pushing the boundaries, Kevin Bloody Wilson has earned his place in the entertainment industry without a lot of mainstream media support. His record sales are now nudging the four million mark. All of his CDs and DVDs have achieved gold status globally, with many reaching platinum status. In fact, one album, Kev’s Back, hit quadruple platinum. His recordings can be found all over the world, from outback Australia to Canada. His music has also been preserved for generations to come in the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. His fan base stretches from Broken Hill to Buckingham Palace and he has sold-out shows around the world, constantly earning new fans, who are envious of his DILLIGAF attitude.

Well done Kev, you’ve done us proud! Don’t miss the legend in a venue near you! Tickets for Kevin Bloody Wilson’s F.U.P.C Tour are on sale now.

Tuesday 14th May 2019 | 8pm
Bendigo Stadium, BENDIGO VIC
91 Inglis Street, West Bendigo VIC
www.bendigostadium.com.au | 03 5440 6200

Wednesday 15th May 2019 | 8pm
Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Town Hall, ARARAT VIC
193 Barkly Street, Ararat VIC
www.trybooking.com/BBZQK | 03 5355 0900

Thursday 16th May 2019 | 8pm
Colac RSL, COLAC VIC
21 Murray Street, Colac VIC
www.rslvic.com.au/rsl-network/victorian-map-of-all-branches/colac/ | 03 5231 2942

Friday 17th May 2019 | 8pm
Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club, WARRNAMBOOL VIC
Koroit Street, Warrnambool VIC
www.warrnambool.grv.org.au | 03 5561 2766

Saturday 18th May 2019 | 8pm
The Sphinx Hotel, GEELONG VIC
2 Thompson Road, North Geelong VIC
www.sphinxhotel.com.au | 03 5278 2911

Monday 20th May 2019 | 8pm
Mercure Hotel, BALLARAT VIC
613 Main Road, Ballarat VIC
www.mercureballarat.com.au | 03 5327 1200

Tuesday 21st May 2019 | 8pm
Seymour Club, SEYMOUR VIC
1 Elizabeth Street, Seymour VIC
www.seymourclub.com.au | 03 5799 1099

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 | 8pm
Rex Theatre, Charlton VIC
30-34 High Street, Charlton VIC
www.rextheatre.org.au | 03 5491 2333

Thursday 23rd May 2019 | 8pm
Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club, DARETON NSW
Silver City Highway, Dareton NSW
www.coomeallaclub.com.au | 03 5027 4505

Friday 24th May 2019 | 8pm
Horsham Golf Club, HORSHAM VIC
304 Golf Course Road, Haven VIC
www.horshamgolfclub.com | 03 5382 1652

Saturday 25th May 2019 | 8pm
Kilmore Trackside, KILMORE VIC
East Street, Kilmore VIC
www.country.racing.com/kilmore/trackside | 03 5783 0700

Sunday 26th May 2019 | 7pm
Maryborough Highland Society, MARYBOROUGH VIC
35 High Street, Maryborough VIC
www.highlandsociety.com.au | 03 5461 1480

For more information, please visit www.kevinbloodywilson.com