Eyal Lovett Trio: "Florentin" (original composition by Eyal) and "Shir Lelo Shem" (composed by Shalom Hanoch, arrangement by Eyal), from the Eyal Lovett Trio 2013 debut album Let Go.
Live videos: "Lama Lo" (Eyal Lovett) and "Japanese Tale" (Ariel Zilber),
live in Aalborg, Denmark, May 2015
Inspired by the legacy of Bill Evans's legendary trios, Eyal Lovett Trio gives equal importance to each of the group members. The band is constantly looking for the moment’s sound, continuously creating and interacting with each other. However, it does not do so at the expense of groove and clarity. The band explores a wide range of styles – from the classical jazz repertoire, through Israeli folk music, to North African dances, and plays them all in a unique recognizable contemporary sound.
Piano, composition: Eyal Lovett (Israel)
Bass: Kenneth Dahl Knudsen (Denmark)
Drums: Aidan Lowe (Australia)
Recorded July 2013 at Audio Cue Studios, Berlin
PHOTO CREDIT: ANTHONY TOCI
Luke Sweeting Sextet: "Fatty" and "Introverts"
from the 2012 album People and Lightbulbs
Piano, rhodes, composition: Luke Sweeting
Trombone: James Greening (special guest)
Trumpet: Reuben Lewis
Alto Saxophone: Matt Handel
Tenor Saxophone: Max Williams
Bass: Chris Pound
Drums: Aidan Lowe
Recorded January 2012 in Sydney
Antipodes Sextet: "Mr Bank" and "Fatty" (original compositions by Luke Sweeting)
Antipodes formed in Berlin in early 2013 as an outlet for the original music of Luke Sweeting (piano) and Jake Baxendale, joined by Aidan Lowe (drums). They reunited in early 2014 to tour Australia, joined by Ken Allars (trumpet) and James Heazlewood-Dale (bass) followed swiftly by a New Zealand tour with Callum Allardice (guitar) who also wrote for the band. The 6 musicians are based variously in Sydney, Canberra, Wellington and Berlin.
The group focuses on an interactive approach to the music, the strong melodies tying together long, open improvisations. Described as "a northern European aesthetic with an authentic Australasian feel" in a recent review, the sounds are drawn from such diverse sources as modern New York jazz and Swedish indie pop.
Recorded live at The Night Owl, Hobart, 23 February 2014.
Jake Baxendale (Wellington) - saxophone, compositions
Ken Allars (Sydney) - trumpet
Luke Sweeting (Canberra/Sydney) - piano, compositions
Callum Allardice (Wellington/Berlin) - guitar, compositions
James Hazelwood-Dale (Sydney) - bass
Aidan Lowe (Canberra/Berlin) - drums, percussion
PHOTO CREDIT: John Fenton
SVELIA: "Knight In Armour" (Music by Reuben Lewis, Lyrics by Casey Moir & A.A. Milne) from Transitions
"31st Floor" (original composition by Johan Moir)
from SVELIA Live in Kraków
SVELIA is a collective collaboration between five musicians from Sweden & Australia. Their ‘melodies and harmonies ebb and flow effortlessly, and interweave with the ensemble’s rhythmic energy.’* Together they ‘...frame the liberating madness of free expression within the form of song.’ In their music, ‘radical improvisation is countered by tricky and disciplined compositions, bursting energy by heartbreaking lyricism, hard-edged harmonies by melodies that will haunt your mind in your sleep.’**
SVELIA has toured in Sweden, Germany, Poland (2013, 2015) and Australia (2014). They released their debut EP ‘Live at Alchemia’ while touring in Australia and are now ready to celebrate the release of their newest album ‘Transitions’ in both Europe and Australia.
Piano: Luke Sweeting (Australia)
Voice: Casey Moir (Sweden/Australia)
Trumpet: Reuben Lewis (Australia)
Bass: Johan Moir (Sweden)
Drums: Aidan Lowe
Beth n Ben: "Just Enough" from the 2013 EP Scenic Roots
(I'm not on the cover – couldn't make the photo shoot!)
"Back of the Line" from the 2011 EP Economy Class.
Beth n Ben is a Canberra-based roots, pop and folk group.
Acoustic guitar and vocals: Ben Drysdale
Electric Guitar and vocals, compositions: Beth Monzo
Bass: Adam Brown
Drums: Aidan Lowe
At only 21 years old, Tate Sheridan has developed a fine reputation in the Australian jazz and pop community. Tate has been showcasing his original work at jazz festivals across the country and has been awarded with the Merimbula JazzQuest Scholarship as well as the ANU Imad Nassir Medal for Most Outstanding Piano Performance. Tate has demonstrated a unique style that seems to captivate all who hear him.
4 Star Review in the Sydney Morning Herald:
Tate Sheridan (piano), James Luke (bass), Aidan Lowe (drums)
Eyal Lovett Trio
Luke Sweeting Sextet (Australia)
Tate Sheridan Trio
Beth n Ben
PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Thomas
Bringing together three of Canberra’s best-loved songwriters, recently formed band Burrows have quickly become darlings of the capital’s folk scene. They weave together beautiful melodies and 3 part vocal harmonies with heart-wrenching lyrics to create intimate, honest and poignant songs that will stay with you when the night is over.
The band showcases the songwriting and vocal talents of Sam King (Ellis Collective, The Secret Lunch), Sebastian Field (Cracked Actor, Julia and The Deep Sea Sirens) and Cathy Petocz (Triple J featured artist), ably assisted by cello mastermind Grahame Thompson (Mr Fibby, Cracked Actor, Ellis Collective) and recent addition, Berlin/Canberra-based drummer Aidan Lowe. In addition to regular performances in Canberra, Burrows appeared at the National Folk Festival (2013) and You Are Here Festival (2014), and are set to release their debut EP later this year. “Truly something special.” – Timber and Steel.