Pete Murray's Australian Heartbeats Tour is almost over. It's been a pleasure performing around Oz and meeting everyone over the last few months.
Here's a few of snaps by my good friend Trent Mitchell who joined us on the road for a week. Can you guess where this epic desert scene is? Check my gallery for more. Thanks so much Trent, you're an absolute legend and I really appreciate your work!
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Really looking forward to this tour supporting legendary Pete Murray. Three new shows just added and some some sold out already too!
Everything from Matthew Armitage is new this week - from music to tours to life!
Coming from the music scene of Wellington New Zealand, multi-instrumentalist Armitage made the move to Aus a couple of years back and found himself embedded in the music community of Byron Bay, NSW. Taking to the streets to busk he has been building a huge blues repertoire and a solid following of fans including Pete Murray who he'll be supporting on a national tour kicking off at the end of the month.
June 16th GOLD COAST ALBUM LAUNCH @ MAVERICK COOLANGATTA
Purchase tickets for June 16th show with guests Brothers Calling - https://goo.gl/kmER5j
June 15th BYRON BAY THE RAILS - FREE
June 23rd NEWCASTLE HUNT & GATHER MARKETS - FREE
Gratitude to Nkechi Anele for including my track ' dance with you' on her Triple J show Roots 'n All playlist today. Join her 10pm-1am Mondays as she gets deep down to the roots of all things acoustic with blues, roots, reggae, world beats, alt country and folk music.
NEW TIDE album - Out today
So happy to share this collection of songs with the world and let them out of my grasp! It's been a long time in the making from composing each song, to testing them out at gigs, making demos, recording alternate versions, and doing a whole bunch of other things at once or inbetween.
Today I'm very proud of how they all sound together on 'New Tide' and also my journey towards release, I've learnt so much! I hope you enjoy the listen.
Thank you to the legendary team who helped capture and bring the magic. I'm so grateful for your talents and support.
CATCHING UP WITH VONU MUSICIAN MATT ARMITAGE
THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT MATTHEW ARMITAGE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN. SINCE RELOCATING FROM NEW ZEALAND TO BYRON BAY IN 2013, ARMITAGE HAS BEEN MAKING HIS MARK AS A SOLO BLUESMAN AMONGST BYRON’S THRIVING MUSIC SCENE. A MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, SINGER AND SONGWRITER, ARMITAGE HAS THE ABILITY TO CAPTIVATE HIS AUDIENCE AT AN INTIMATE LEVEL OR SET A HUGE VENUE ALIGHT FOR A PARTY LIKE NO OTHER. HIS TALENTS HAVE SEEN HIM PLAY IN HUNDREDS OF SHOWS IN AUSTRALIA AND TRAVEL ACROSS THE WORLD PLAYING GIGS IN MUSIC HUBS SUCH AS NEW YORK AND BERLIN. EARLIER THIS YEAR VONU ASKED ARMITAGE IF HE WOULD BE WILLING TO PUT FORWARD AN ORIGINAL SONG FOR ANDY GOUGH’S SHORT FILM ‘MOONTIDE.’ ARMITAGE ACCEPTED OUR REQUEST AND THE END RESULT WAS SPECTACULAR. ON THE CUSP OF RELEASING HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM TITLED ‘NEW TIDE’ VONU CAUGHT UP WITH ARMITAGE TO HAVE A QUICK CHAT ABOUT HIS MUSIC.
Read the full interview here