SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

Sam Shinazzi has been a stalwart of the Sydney indie scene for years – decades even! His slowburn career has been marked by consistency and a strength of low-key yet mature and heartfelt songwriting. His latest and his sixth album, Days I Won’t Forget (Stanley Records) is his best yet. He’s found a really wonderful balance between that lazy acoustic strum that forms the backbone of his songs … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Sam Shinazzi

PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

Last night Sydney’s Suzy Connolly celebrated the release of her superb debut album Night Larks with a show at Notes in Newtown. She played the entire album backed by a great band that were able to lift the music up and pull back to give her voice extra space when required. She finished her set with a magical  encore of The Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset. In … Continue reading PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

NEWS: After The Goldrush – A Celebration of Neil Young

Notes Live is hosting a great looking gig this Thursday night to celebrate the music of Neil Young and raise some money for the beyondblue charity: the national depression initiative is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. Proceeds from this show will be donated to this great organisation. www.beyondblue.org.au. The great local line-up includes Jason Walker, … Continue reading NEWS: After The Goldrush – A Celebration of Neil Young

LIVE REVIEW: Tiny Ruins @ Notes, Sydney 22/07/11

written by Chris Familton Sam Shinazzi opened the evening in three piece mode with Barry Adamson on guitar and Peabody’s Bruno Brayovic on bass. Playing mainly tracks from his recently released album When the Lights Come Up Shinazzi did justice to the recorded versions, even exceeding them in some cases like the wistful Movie of Your Life and the devotional Everything To Me. Brayovic provided … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Tiny Ruins @ Notes, Sydney 22/07/11

LIVE REVIEW: Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse/Knievel/ Sam Shinazzi @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney (24/02/10)

written by Chris Familton Sam Shinazzi performed as a duo with guitarist Barry Adamson, even though their drummer was in attendance but opted out as he was playing with Matt Purcell later. The minimal framework for the songs served to highlight Shinazzi’s forlorn and love-lost lyrics while at the same time leaving the songs feel somewhat exposed and fragile. A closing cover of Springsteen’s Dancing … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse/Knievel/ Sam Shinazzi @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney (24/02/10)