What a sensational way to see in the New Year! The Bright Brewery was magnificent and the ‘Small Town’ of Bright, is simply stunning…
Thank you to the team at the Bright Brewery, we had a fantastic night! Such a great venue for a New Year’s Eve Party. Thanks also to everyone who travelled both near and far to join us – we really do appreciate your support in Bright and 2017! Thanks also go out to Justin Keppel photography for the awesome snaps not only from NYE, but throughout the year – we love your work!
Have a happy & safe 2018 everyone – see ya soon!
I would like to thank everyone involved in keeping us, and live music on the map. The fans that keep turning up, and giving us fantastic memories, the band that keeps delivering and the support staff at Gizakiss that keep the wheels turning, have a great and safe Xmas and see you in 2018!
Cheers Gary Young xx
Needing ideas for Christmas? Why not give the gift of live music & treat your loved one to one of their favourite shows…
We have a couple of shows to select from:
New Year’s Eve
Sunday 31st December – Bright Brewery – 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
These ones are selling fast, so get in quick to get yours!
Our first show back for 2018…
Saturday 10th February – MusicLand – 1359 Sydney Rd, Fawkner
John Mellencamp Receives Nomination For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2018
Penning some of the most recognizable, influential, and enduring anthems in the American Songbook, John Mellencamp has just received a 2018 nomination for the Songwriters Hall of Fame® in the “performing songwriters” category.
Eligible members may vote for three “non-performing songwriters” and three “performing songwriters” from now through to December 17, 2017. Upon tally of the votes, six songwriters will be inducted during the New York City Gala on June 18, 2018.
This adds to an impressive history of accolades and honours for Mellencamp. His signature plain spoken writing style and unmistakable delivery launched countless classics singles into the Top 10 such as Pink Houses, Jack and Diane, and Small Town.
To date, he has landed a total of 22 Top 40 hits in addition to earning the record for the “most #1 tracks by a solo artist on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart. Among 13 GRAMMY® nominations, he garnered the award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in 1982. He would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® during 2008. Notably, he co-founded Farm Aid in 1985, and it went on to raise over $50 million to support family farms nationwide by 2017. One of the most successful live concert performers in the world, John is also a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honour assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Earlier this year, his critically acclaimed 23rd full-length album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter—the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash—bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top American Albums Chart, #3 on the Top Rock Albums Chart (his best entry in a decade), and #5 on the Top Albums Chart. In addition, it became his fifth consecutive Top 20 album.
John and “one of the greatest rock bands of all time” – as Dave Matthews referenced them during Farm Aid 2016 – perform a dynamic set at Farm Aid 2017 in Burgettstown, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh.
Farm Aid was held on September 16, 2017 with John’s set list as follows: “Lawless Times,” “Small Town,” “Stones In My Passway,” “Check It Out,” “Jack and Diane,” “Easy Target,” “Rain on the Scarecrow,” “Crumblin Down,” and “Pink Houses. Enjoy!
Thanks to the team at Hysteria Lounge – we love the incredible new venue & what a sensational vibe we had with the crowd last night! Great to see so many smiling faces there, supporting LIVE music. Don’t forget we’re back at Hysteria Lounge 8th December for a Xmas show & tickets are on sale now – don’t miss that one!
In the meantime, check out our Live shows link for other upcoming shows…have a great weekend & we hope to see you soon!
John Mellencamp Authority Song Live At The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Happy hump day…
John played a surprise concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio last Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Authority Song rocked the house, check it out on the attached link! 🙂