Dallas Crane - Malt Shed

Dallas Crane have become a not only a lauded constituent of the Australian rock ‘n roll scene, but a trend-proof mainstay that continues to exhilarate audiences wherever they bloody well set foot!


Some referred to them as, ‘Australia’s hardest working band’, playing their guts out to anyone who’d listen, in which most cases was a packed out pub anywhere around Australia. They gave everything every time you saw them; no microphone left un-scolded, no denim jacket left un-soaked and no audience left anything other than completely satisfied with what they had just witnessed for the last hour and a bit. Even You Am I’s Tim Rogers had them down as his favorite band, immortalising them in their song Who Put The Devil In You?


After some more-than-healthy Triple J support in the early part of the millennium, the band were chased down by legendary Australian label Albert Productions (AC/DC, The Easybeats,) to come and add to their already killer legacy by laying down some choice cuts over two albums; one of the label’s first rock signings in many years.


Their first offering Dallas Crane / Dallas Crane was so well received, it even had Australian Idol’s Mark Holden begrudgingly asking the question, ‘who the hell are these guys, and how are they getting triple ARIA Award nominations?’


A little time away from the scene after their Australian tour with The Who in 2009 meant not a lot of activity for Dallas Crane over the last couple of years, but if their brand new long player Scoundrels is anything to go by, the Crane faithful can rest easy knowing that none of that original pent-up verve and vigor went missing in their brief sabbatical.


Recorded throughout 2014-2015 at Melbourne’s Hothouse Audio with Craig Harnath and engineering whiz-kid Jez Giddings, Scoundrels rounds up some of the band’s finest works to date with songs like The Sunnyside and Disillusioned proving just how gloriously majestic two guitars can be in front of a driving rhythm section.


The revitalised songwriting effort has yielded ten time-hardy gems on an extremely solid return-to-form release from the band. Dave Larkin’s Come To Light and The Good Times demonstrates the band is far from done with it’s penchant for the splendid epic, whilst guitarist/singer Pete Satchell adds his own gentler touch on the compelling and beautiful Lucky Me.


‘Scoundrels’ showcases a new level of sophistication in the band’s songwriting, not slowing in vitality or intrigue until the very last note.

Bachelor Girl - Malt Shed

Bachelor Girl is one of the biggest and most loved Australian acts of the 90’s and early 2000’s, enjoying international acclaim particularly in Asia, Scandinavia and the U.S. (including signing with Clive Davis at Arista Records). Standing out with their exceptional songwriting and Tania’s warm, powerful vocal, APRA recently reported a massive achievement for the band – their hit single “Buses and Trains” being the most played Australian composition on Australian radio in the last 25 years.

2019 sees them returning to live gigs, including A Day On The Green with John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite et al, special guests with Icehouse, as well as their own impactful headline shows. Following their most recent and socially conscious single ‘Speak’, a string of scheduled recording releases reinforces an exciting return for this iconic band.

Cookin’ On 3 Burners feat. Raleigh Williams - Malt Shed

Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo.


Listening to Cookin’ On 3 Burners is like poking your head through a time portal that stretches between the year you were born and the middle of next week. On one hand there are clues to a spiritual home that’s situated somewhere in the back streets of 1966, but on the other is a reinvented soul stew that’s very much a product of the 21st Century.


Formed in 1997, Cookin’ On 3 Burners was always meant to be an experiment in sound. Drenched in the bluesy soulful influence of the late 60′s/early 70′s output of labels such as Prestige, Bluenote & Groove Merchant, these Melbourne music stalwarts began serving up a feast of tasty funk on a bed of Hammond soul, creating a flavour that gets better with every lick of the spoon.


In 2002 they released their first 7” single (Gravel Rash / Pie Warmer) under the Bamboo Shack label and by the summer of 2009, the band was number 1 on the UK iTunes RnB charts with the track This Girl (featuring Kylie Auldist). In between, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, made their home at esteemed U.K label Freestyle Records, rocked the B-Boy and B-Girl championships, had songs featured on a string of hit TV shows and played alongside acts such as Quantic, Alice Russell, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Fat Freddie’s Drop and many others.


And the heat just keeps on rising.


Their sixth album Blind Bet more than delivers. Described as ‘classic soul sounds with a modern cinematic twist’, it features beautiful string and horn arrangements by Ross Irwin and special guest vocalists Daniel Merriweather, Tex Perkins, Kylie Auldist, Harry James Angus (Cat Empire) and Jason Heerah (Electric Empire)


In 2016, Cookin’ on 3 Burners continued to further branch out collaborating with French electronic producer Kungs on a reworking of “This Girl.” This track saw substantial chart success world-wide, reaching  #1 in Europe, and being the most Shazamed dance track of 2016 in the world.


In 2017 Cookin’ On 3 Burners collaborated with UK based artist Emmi and released remixed material on the Warner Music label with producers Lenno, Niklas Ibach, Funk LeBlanc, Yolanda Be Cool and more.  Extensive touring throughout Europe and the UK rounded out the busy year 2018 and in their 21st year, Cookin’ On 3 Burners will be dropping a brand new album with more exciting collaborations.


If you haven’t seen Cookin’ on 3 Burners live, you’re in for a treat. Grab your over gloves and join the band as they celebrate the future sound of yesterday.

Barry Morgan - VIP BUS ONLY

“He puts the Boss in Bossa Nova, the Yes in Polyester, he’s the patron saint of the safari suit: he’s Barry Morgan”, and is the celebrity organ salesman (performed by musician/performer Stephen Teakle) who is wooing audiences with the golden syrup sounds of his vintage 1980s, Hammond Aurora Classic.

When Barry’s not in his World of Organs Superstore in the Sunnyside Mall, in the beautiful city of Churches, Adelaide, you can find Barry touting the joy of the organ to audiences far and wide.  A highlight for Barry has been touring Australia in 2012 with international superstar Gotye. Barry’s enthusiastic manner, contagious smile and musical skill all help convey his deep love of organs. The rich and rollicking musical sounds of the Hammond are projected from a classic veneer speaker cabinet and the impressive array of the organ’s keys, buttons and lights are caught on Barry’s cockpit cam and displayed on large screens either side of stage.  With enough cheese to match his infectious smile, the organ’s various sounds and features are exploited by Barry to achieve velvet tones, luscious lounge, exotic tangos, and grooves “as modern as tomorrow”. Barry’s hilarious performance creates an utterly charming visual and aural experience that cannot be resisted.

Plucked from obscurity to perform on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Barry Morgan became an instant audience favourite.  Barry was invited back to perform on “A Very Specky Christmas”, and had the incredible honour of closing with a stellar cast from Dan Sultan to Hamish and Andy.  After          appearing on the   Spicks and Specks Finale in late 2011, he trended number 2 on twitter in Australia and was voted number 3 as the best Spicks and Specks moment.  Since then, Barry has also graced our TV screens on In Gordon Street Tonight, The Marngrook Footy Show and recently on ABC’s New Year’s Eve Pub Quiz.

Barry has also sold out live shows across the country including the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide and Perth Fringe, the Famous Spiegeltent and performed to adoring young crowds at the Homebake and Falls Festivals.   In 2012, Barry travelled overseas to demonstrate his organ at 2012 NZ Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

His organ advocacy has been taken to a new level with the launch in 2012 of his debut album, “The Touch of You” (Perambulator Records) an album that proves that Barry Morgan is not just one of Australia’s most entertaining performers but also one of its most accomplished musicians.  Featuring the single, “Big Bossa” it is already the most popular organ-based album in Australia this year.  The album covers all musical styles including waltz, bossa nova, Two-step and old – fashioned rock and roll, all played using Barry’s famous one-finger method.

Emilee South - Malt Shed

Emilee South and band released their 2017 EP, ‘Motel’, to a roaring sold-out crowd at  The Gasometer, and the following years have seen them sharpen their explosive and  raucous live show with official showcases at Bigsound, spots at Out On The Weekend, St. Kilda Fest and Dirt Daze Weekend, as well as  supporting the likes of The Teskey Brothers, Mojo Juju and Motor Ace.


South’s 2018 psycho-surf ‘Heartbreaker’ received acclaim from community radio and press alike, seeing airplay on Double J & Triple J, and was added to rotation on   ABC Radio. With the release, South landed on the cover of Beat Magazine for   Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.


Out now, ‘Shotgun’ is the fast-love new single from Emilee South. it revolves around a  heavy riff, with fierce vocals and shredding, untamed guitars.


Emilee South and band celebrated the new release with a couple of rock shows in  Melbourne and Regional Vic, and now play an unofficial showcase for CHANGES Music Festival on July 3, at Bar Open

Minnie Marks - Malt Shed

With an insane talent that’s out of control playing what she calls dirty sweet rock & roll this young singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist has been eating up girl bands since 1994.


Minnie Marks is not just some blazingly electrified acoustic guitar playing freak of nature, but also a rare and triple threat: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Be warned, her show will take you on a dizzying, riff rock rollercoaster ride with songs written over the past years of her musical journey around the world. 


This bombshell explodes on stage pushing the limits of her guitar, vocals and performance, kicking arse and playing to packed out shows, leaving little doubt everybody is touting her as ‘the next big thing’.


2019 is going to be a MASSIVE year for Marks as she drops her first single ‘THE PEACOCK’ in January from her brand new album ‘TROUBLE WITH THE TROUBADOUR’ and then hits the road for a album launch tour. Be it a festival audience or a bar room packed like a can of Sardines, she DOES NOT disappoint.