Top Tunes for the start of Spring

1. Troye Sivan – WILD At just 20 years of age, Australian electropop singer-songwriter Troye Sivan has just released his fourth album WILD and this song of the same name seamlessly moves from subdued to exciting.   2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bridges is a relative newcomer to the mainstream…

QSO Launches 2016 Season In Style

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra announced their 2016 season in an in-depth and engaging launch at QPAC.    The audience was given a glimpse of the season’s highlights at an event that was half showcase and half panel discussion.  Taking up a large part of the evening were several small discussions hosted by classical radio personality Guy…

A Faure Foray at Queensland Music Festival

The Fireworks Gallery at Newstead held a sophisticated performance by the Australian Piano Quartet on Saturday night, brought by DeClassified Music and the Queensland Music Festival.    The Australian Piano Quartet, based in Sydney, is considered to be at the forefront of Australia’s chamber music ambassadors, and has been praised for their empathy, technical ease…

Peace Train- A Tribute to Cat Stevens | Gallery

Brisbane Weekender witnessed the undeniable talent of Darren Coggan as he played tribute to the ultimate rockstar Cat Stevens. The crew captured the talent and charisma of Coggan as he relived the joys and triumphs of Stevens with fans in Brisbane. Pictures by Erika Myer of Brisbane Weekender  Details: Peace Train- A Tribute to Cat…

Ricky Martin’s One World Tour

Ricky Martin made a thunderous entrance for his One World Tour to Brisbane as he appeared from above the lights and choreographed backup dancers in all-white, making for a passionate, enticing, gleeful and insanely entertaining production.

Jimmy Barnes Coming to Brisbane

Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter and music icon Jimmy Barnes is set to rock it out on QPAC’s stage as he kicks off his Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour in Brisbane on July 3rd. Joining us once again after his sell-out Highlights Tour in 2014, the talented artist will deliver a sensational set for his Brisbane fans from all-time…

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts Tour

English-born Australian teen pop idol from the 1960s&70s, 15-time ARIA Award winner and master performer of classic hits, John Farnham, rocked out to ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (if You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)’ by AC/DC in true rock ‘n’ roll black healed boots with sequin-clad Olivia Newton-John by his side.

The Beat Of Valley Fiesta

The sky was grey, clouds swarming overhead. Hail and lightening had recently stuck and the last of the rain was trickling down. It was 2:30pm and I had just finished up at a lunch date in Brisbane City. I was so close the closing evening of Valley Fiesta and was determined not to (literally) let…