Thursday, 06 December 2012
Yothu Yindi - "Healing Stone"
After being inducted into the ARIA's hall of fame earlier this week, Mandawuy Yunupingu, the front man of the iconic Yothu Yindi, sadly has been admitted to hospital in Darwin.
The best way we can all help right now, is by supporting their latest album release "Healing Stone", available on iTunes here http://bit.ly/SNRkbM Please share this one out to your friends.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Rock for Recognition
A new series of concerts called Rock for Recognition have been initiated in order to raise awareness and promote the need for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.
The inaugural Rock for Recognition headlined by Dan Sultan will tour to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Fremantle and features a varied bill of artists including sultry songstress Leah Flanagan [all shows] and the genre-jumping PBS DJ Ken Eavel [VIC show], Dead Marines ( SYD ) Wolves at the Door ( WA ).
Being a proud Gurindji man, Dan Sultan will ensure that Rock for Recognition is one hell of a roof-raising concert event. Changing the actual Constitution however will be a lot harder, with any change to the Constitution requiring a successful referendum. This was achieved in 1967 to recognise Australia's First Peoples as part of the Australian population, when more than 90% of voters said yes to change. The 1967 experience shows us that change is possible.
The organising partners - ANTaR, Oxfam, the National Congress and YouMeUnity - said that many Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous, have been calling for change for a long time. They hope these concerts will inspire many more Australians to join the movement for change.
"We need to harness the goodwill and sense of fairness of the Australian people to build momentum to change the Constitution– we need you to take the conversation to your schools, unis, workplaces, sporting clubs, and communities," says Jody Broun, Co-Chair of the National Congress, a partner organisation.
Ultimately a popular movement of Australian voters will be required to spearhead the change and this is where music plays a powerful part. The intention for Rock for Recognition is to build awareness around this issue so when the time to vote arrives the general Australian public can make an informed decision to bring the Australian Constitution into the 21st century and recognise the unique cultures of Australia's First Peoples. It takes a majority of voters in a majority of states to vote 'yes' to make the change, and the barriers are high – so we say spread the word, get informed and rock for the recognition we all deserve!
Rock for Recognition – get informed
Australia’s Constitution is silent with respect to the cultures and languages of Australia's First Peoples. It is also perhaps the only founding document in the world which still contains a 'races power’ that allows the Parliament to enact racially discriminatory laws.
For more information download ANTaR's Fact Sheet on Constitutional reform.
Rock For Recognition Tour Dates
November 8, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Dan Sultan with Leah Flanagan & DJ Ken Eavel
November 9, The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Dan Sultan, Leah Flanagan and Dead Marines.
November 10, Bakery Artrage, Perth
Dan Sultan, Leah Flanagan and Wolves at the Door
November 11, Fly By Night, Fremantle
Dan Sultan, Leah Flanagan and Wolves at the Door.
Rock for Recognition is presented by ANTaR and Oxfam Australia with the support of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, YouMeUnity and The Harbour Agency.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Where to buy our music in Joondalup WA
JB HiFi Joondalup
Tenancy MM4 Lakeside Shopping Centre
420 Joondalup Drive
JOONDALUP WA 6027
Friday, 27 January 2012
Meet the Graveltones. Based in London and creating huge waves there, these two Australians are coming back to tour their own country for the first time, the drummer of this fantastic two piece has played drums in the UK for Dan Sultan. Get along to one of their dates here : Friday 3rd Feb The Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW. Thursday 9th Feb Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD. Tuesday 14th Feb The Brass Monkey Cronulla Sydney NSW. Thursday 16th Feb Yah Yahs 99 Smith st Fitzroy Victoria. Friday 17th Feb The Tote Johnston st Collingwood. Wednesday 22nd Feb Cherry Bar Melbourne AC/DC Lane Melbourne.. More info: www.thegraveltones.com
Thursday, 01 September 2011
Vote for Dan Sultan in the Deadly Awards 2011
Copy and paste this link : http://www.vibe.com.au/votingform.php and vote for Dan in the category of Male Artist of the Year.. Voting closes on September 10th.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Buy Our Music in Darwin
The following stores stock our music in Darwin : Sounds Of Music, Shop 202, Casuarina Square, Casuarina, Darwin Northern Territory, Australia Phone: (08) 8927 0990 or try JB Hi Fi Casuarina Store in Darwin Casuarina Square Shopping Centre, 247 Trower Rd (next to Coles), Phone: (08) 8927 5356
Saturday, 16 July 2011
New Vinyl Single Available Now.
We have just released a two sided single with the amazing tracks Goddess Love & Walk Through My Dream. The sound quality is superior to CD so it sounds beautiful indeed. Available at all shows and at our online store for $15. It will also be available at record stores.
Thursday, 07 July 2011
Jayka Academy of Music Melbourne
"Our Bass Player and Backing Singer have opened a Music School and Recording Studio in Caroline Springs. Check out their website www.jaykaacademyofmusic.com.au"