Winner! Best Instrumental – 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards

2016 Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs)

2016 Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs)

On Wednesday 26 October I was honoured to accept the award for the “Best Instrumental” category in the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards!

The MusicOz AIMAs are one of the last remaining opportunities for recognition of independent musicians in this country. And a huge shot in the arm for me – my style of music is independent at best. What this means my friends is that prog rock can still be a thing!

There’s even a video of the presentation!

To celebrate, the winning track, “Critical Mass Part 2”, is now available for free download for a limited time!

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The winning track! Critical Mass Part 2

(Just click “Buy Now” on the Bandcamp page and enter a price of zero, nada, nothing!)

The “How to buy Last Chance To Hear” Episode

If you are thinking about picking up a copy of Last Chance To Hear and haven’t yet, I’d just like to point out some of the excellent vendors online:

Germany: Just For Kicks Music

Netherlands: Beyond Rock Mail Order

USA: The Laser’s Edge

USA: Syn-Phonic Music

USA: CD Baby

Australia: Red Eye Records

And of course, worldwide, there’s good old Bandcamp, selling both digital and physical. If you purchase the CD/DVD from here, you get an immediate digital download to tide you over until the postman arrives!

New interviews and reviews!

The Press page has been updated to include all the recent reviews of Last Chance To Hear. It’s always good fun to be reminded that not everyone in the world thinks exactly the same way about things as I do!

Also scattered on the web now are some interviews and podcasts I’ve been privileged to take part in. Here is a sample:

So much news!

Last Chance To Hear - Packaging

Last Chance To Hear – Packaging

Well, the word is out. This Tuesday, my album “Last Chance To Hear” is finally being released on Bandcamp!

And I’m incredibly excited to announce that one track features a very special guest vocalist… None other than William Shatner!

Meanwhile a new single, “The Remarkable Man”, is now up on Youtube:

“Last Chance To Hear” Album Launch

My album launch for “Last Chance To Hear” is on 8 April! Come along for a rare live performance of old and new tracks, and partake of some fine drink appreciation with me (responsibly).

Album Launch Details

TuneLeaks Completed!

Well, the “Last Chance To Hear” album is now completed, the artwork almost nailed, and we’re just about ready to ship everything off for manufacture.

Thank you everyone who came along on the TuneLeak journey! You will receive more information later this week about ordering “Last Chance To Hear” from my Bandcamp page, if you are so inclined.

This was a fun experiment! Based on your feedback and my own experience, I’ll definitely do something similar for the next album, maybe with a couple of changes.

New TuneLeak! – Last Chance To Hear Part 1

Unleashing… the opening track from my new album-in-progress, Last Chance To Hear!

Appropriately titled, “Last Chance To Hear Part 1”.

(Yes, there is a Part 2 and it will most likely close the album.)

This is perhaps a little more over-the-top for me than usual – one part demented chat show theme and one part acerbic call to arms. Then everything goes to heck.

You can listen to it (and purchase) right here.

As always, the new track is available for download from the TuneLeak website. If you purchase it, you’ll receive an equal discount off the album once it becomes available. Everybody wins!