Western Australia Music Awards – WAM Awards – Best Would Music Act nominees announced

2019 WAM Awards – Western Australian Music Awards nominees have been announced! The nominees are Juliana Areias, Tara Tiba, Grace Barbe and Soukouss Internationale.

Juliana Areias celebrates: “I glad and grateful to be among so talented and fun dear friends! Western Australia World Music grooves! Western Australia Music rocks! Perth Arts shine! No understatements, it is time to celebrate Perth’s Multicultural Identity! We all win by embracing and contributing to the arts and culture of this place we love to call home! Congratulation Western Australia and all nominees of all categories! And let’s party, the Award night will be on Halloween night!!! Yeahhh!!!”

 

WAM NEWS ARTICLE – WAM AWARDS NOMINEES AND PARTY REVEALED!

As part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, we’re pleased to reveal the 2019 WAMAwards nominees and details for this year’s Awards night celebrations!

Leading the nominations this year for a second year in a row is Albany-born singer-songwriter Carla Geneve, with her hard-hitting live show and relatable lyricism earning her a whopping eight award nominations – including Best Rock Act, Best Single, Best EP, Best Music Video and Best Guitarist. Following closely is producer and R&B soul artist Jamilla (Emily Branson) with six nominations including Best Live Electronic Act, Best Electronic Producer, Best Single and Best Music Video for her emotive, hard-hitting release Bloom. Demon Days, Sly Withers and Stella Donnelly all follow with four award nominations apiece, with GAZEY, Grace Barbé, Grievous Bodily Calm, MissGenius, Nika Mo, Noah Dillon, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Spacey Jane all coming in with three each. Please join us in congratulating all the talented 2019 WAMAwards nominees – many of which are set to play as part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit.

This year also sees the debut of the prestigious Artist of the Year Award to be decided by a specialty panel of Industry judges. WAM CEO, Mike Harris, says of the new award:

Recognising the origins of WAM being artist and music driven, it is important to continue to recognise the work of artists; this year WAM will present a best-of-the-best award from the genre award winners as the WA Artist of the Year. 

While over 300 industry judges decide who will take out top prizes across the 31 award categories, we’re also calling on WA music fans to have their say; with WAMAwards public voting now open. This year you can vote for all your local favourites across five public award categories, including Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular New Act and Most Popular Venue. Don’t dilly-dally, head to http://pilerats.com/news/wam-awards-2019-public-voting  to cast your vote before 11.59PM AWST Thursday October 10th.

Winners will be revealed Thursday October 31st at the annual WAMAwards, which this year returns to the luxurious Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth. With the WAMi’s prestigious home boasting luxe-vibes and first-class facilities, this year’s high-quality affair will be a true reflection of the immense talent recognised throughout the awards. Guests are encouraged to leave the ripped jeans at home and dial up the style for a lively evening celebrating WA music’s very best. General Admission tickets for the prestigious event will be available via Moshtix at 9am AWST Tuesday October 1st.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

2019 WAMAWARD INDUSTRY NOMINATIONS

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ACT

Dan Howls

Kat Wilson Trio

Lincoln MacKinnon

The Floors

Tom Fisher & The Layabouts

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Helen Townsend

Ralway Bell

Savanah & The Strays

The Little Lord Street Band

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Eduardo Cossio

Intenso

Moon Project

Samarobryn

BEST FOLK ACT

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Nika Mo

Racoo

Tanaya Harper

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Downsyde

Hyclass

Mali Jo$e

MissGenius

T$oko

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Bradley Hall

Flewnt

MissGenius

The Struggling Kings

BEST JAZZ ACT

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Gemma Farrell Quintet

Harry Mitchell Quartet

Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

BEST LIVE ELECTRONIC ACT

Feels

Jamilla

Priscilla

Your Girl Pho 

BEST METAL/HEAVY ACT

Bolt Gun

Depravity

Skullcave

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving 

BEST POP ACT

Priscilla

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

Your Girl Pho

BEST PUNK/HARDCORE ACT

Cold Meat

Nerve Quakes

Sly Withers

The Wolfbats

BEST REGIONAL ACT

Blue Child Collective

Brayden Sibbald

Dawn Barrington

Grand Casual

Tracey Barnett

BEST ROCK ACT

Carla Geneve

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Floors

The Volcanics

BEST URBAN ACT

Demon Days

Hyclass

Jamilla

SuperEgo

BEST WORLD ACT

Grace Barbé

Juliana Areias

Soukouss Internationale

Tara Tiba

BEST ALBUM

Calmly – Calmly

Grievous Bodily Calm – Repel

Methyl Ethel – Triage

Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs

BEST EP

Carla Geneve – Carla Geneve

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks – Cleaning the Dishes

Nika Mo – November

Yomi Ship – Pyramids of Yonaguni

SLUMBERJACK – Sarawak

BEST SINGLE

Jamilla – Bloom

Noah Dillon – Don’t Act Like You Know Me

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Hands-Free

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Jamilla – Bloom

Airline Food – Axe Murderer

GAZEY – Sleep

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Daria’s Smile

LABEL OF THE YEAR

Group Therapy Records

Rhubarb Records

Women of Music Production Perth

Tone List

GOLDEN WAMi

Andrew Ryan

Brad Wesson

Hayley-Jane Ayres

Nigel Bird

Paul Sloan

Tenille Elkins

2019 WAMAWARD CRAFT NOMINATIONS

BEST BASSIST

Karl Florisson (Mo Hippa, Simon Jeans Quartet, Fat Sparrow)

Kate Pass (Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble)

Marley Donnan-Cook (Demon Days)

Roy Martinez (Chilali & The Chief)

Zac Grafton (Grievous Bodily Calm)

BEST BRASS/STRING/WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST

Elise Hiatt (Violin – Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks)

Gemma Farrell (Saxophone – Gemma Farrell Quintet, MFG)

Miranda Murray-Yong (Cello – Sara Salt, YAAM Quartet, Fox Scully)

Ricki Malet (Trumpet – The Pete Jeavons Sextet, Ricki Malet Quartet)

William Renner-Shao (Trumpet – Izatang)

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST

Alex Reid (Grievous Bodily Calm, Tara Tiba)

Daniel Susnjar (Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group)

Talya Valenti (Stella Donnelly, Bolt Gun, Bells Rapids, Artemis Orchestra)

Todd Pickett (Abbe May, The Wilds, The Kill Devil Hills)

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

BEXX

Feels

Jamilla

JCAL

BEST GUITARIST

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Jacob Diamond (Jacob Diamond, Methyl Ethyl, New Nausea)

Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, The Kills Devil Hills, Lucy Peach)

Sam Rocchi (Sam Rocchi, Noah Dillon, Supernaked, Lucas Kole)

BEST KEYS/SYNTH ARTIST

Ben Matthews (Ben Matthews, Boss Battle Records)

Harry Mitchell (Mary Mitchell Quartet, Kate Cebrano, Katy Steele, Damien Leith, Hank Marvin)

Joshua Chan (Demon Days)

Josiah Padmanabham (GAZEY, Grievous Bodily Calm)

Lana Rothnie (Lana Rothnie Quartet, Didion’s Bible)

BEST LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Rebecca Parker

Chris Wright

Jeremy Beste

Rosie Antonas

Sam Perrignon

BEST STUDIO ENGINEER

Broderick Madden-Scott (Tunafish Recording Company)

Dan Carroll (Rada Studios)

Dave Parkin (Blackbird Sound Studio)

James Newhouse (Real2Reel)

Lee Buddle (Crank Recording)

BEST VOCALIST

Bella Nicholls (Demon Days)

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Emily Branson (Jamilla)

Grace Barbé (Grace Barbé)

Noah Dillon (Noah Dillon)

2019 WAMAWARD PUBLIC VOTING NOMINATIONS

Presented by Pilerats

MOST POPULAR ACT

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Dulcie

FLOSSY

Grievous Bodily Calm

Methyl Ethel

POND

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Demon Days

Grace Barbé

Grievous Bodily Calm

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Southern River Band

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Adrian Dzvuke

Butter

Dulcie

Flewnt

GAZEY

MissGenius

New Nausea

Nika Mo

Noah Dillon

Sara Salt

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Blues at Bridgetown

Fairbridge Festival

Falls Festival

Nannup Music Festival

Origin Fields

Perth Festival

RTRFM’s In The Pines

State of the Art Festival

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Badlands Bar

Ellington Jazz Club

Freo.Social

Mojo’s Bar

Rosemount Hotel

The Bird

The Duke of George

The Sewing Room

 

On the Charts! US TOP 100 Music Charts – USA Jazz Radio Airplay

 

Officially on the charts! Bossa Nova Baby makes the US Jazz Top 100  at #70 today (16 Sept 2019) ! Jazz Week Charts! Thank you all USA Radio stations for spinning it! Thank you all for listening! Stay tuned and check it out! www.julianaareias.com

Airplay

Chart Date Position Spins Move Adds Stations
September 16, 2019 70 85 +24 0 16
September 9, 2019 106 61 -3 1 20
September 2, 2019 102 64 +17 4 20
August 26, 2019 138 47 +4 5 19
August 19, 2019 151 43 +16 0 17
August 12, 2019 214 27 +20 11 17
August 5, 2019 283 7 +7 11 11

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Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA was produced here in Perth, WA

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Florida USA – Tribute to 60 years of Bossa Nova – Focus Brasil 2018 Florida

Three nations unite – the USA, Australia and Brazil – to celebrate the music of Perth-based Brazilian singer/songwriter Juliana Areias. Her album “Bossa Nova Baby” is winner of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S. at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

Juliana Areias has just been announced as winner of Focus Brasil Awards in Florida, receiving the award of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S., for her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby”. The album was produced in Perth, Western Australia with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Arts (now called Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – DLGSC). DLGSC is also supporting Juliana Areias to travel to receive the award and perform at the Focus Brasil Red Carpet Gala Ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Florida on Saturday 11 May 2019. Back in Perth, she will celebrate at her next show at the Ellington Jazz Club, her favourite Australian Jazz venue, on Friday the 24th of May.

Juliana Areias’ Bossa Nova Baby album is available on all digital platforms including Spotify, Youtube  and web; www.julianaareias.com

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Australia, Japan , Europe and Brazil,  Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” celebrates  her award for Best Brazilian Album released in the USA at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

In 2018, Juliana Areias, along with her partner Cybernetics Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and her kids Jobim and Lilas, embarked on the adventure of living in Manhattan for several months to promote their artistic works. Juliana Areias performed and promoted her Bossa Nova Baby album in New York, California, Florida, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“After all the craziness of interrupting our work lives and the kids school routine by moving for months in the USA, with the loves of my life, my partner and my kids, to promote our artistic works there – and investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be among so many amazing artists at this award… Including the superstar prima-ballerina Ana Botafogo and opera singer Thiago Arancam, my dear Ivo de Carvalho and Yamandu Costa and my idol Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Pretty World/Sa Marina” as covered by Steve Wonder in 1971, by Ivete Sangalo in 2011 and many others). Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! To be alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the team at Focus Brasil Foundation and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening your doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well… Thank you so much my beloved  Perth City and all who helped to give birth to this Bossa Nova Baby. Thank you all who have listened to or will listen to this album made with so much love…  I am eternally grateful to all of you…” – Juliana Areias thanks and celebrates her award win.

Sao Paulo born Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also nicknamed her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct exposure and unique experience inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias left Brazil in 1996 and she has been living in Perth, Australia since 2007. Perth, the most isolated capital of the world, is where she has produced her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Art of Western Australia and a crowdfunding campaign. The album features some of the best Australian Jazz musicians including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries and many Jazz lecturers from WAAPA – the best Jazz University in Australia located in Perth, including bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons and the late pianist Graham Wood.

The Bossa Nova Baby album presents a dialogue between Bossa Nova and other music genres such as pop, jazz and tango – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm. It was praised by Roberto Menescal, one of the creator of Bossa Nova and it was also declared as the “new face of Australian Music” by ABC Radio National.  The twelve songs of the album talk about places, people, sounds and stories from Juliana’s wonderful current life in Perth as well as reminisce about her past in Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand. The album features songs including Maré Cheia / Full Tide (a pop-funk tune about the Yemanjá – queen of the sea in Afro-Brazilian Mythology); Flecha / Arrow (a samba-jazz tribute to Rio de Janeiro City);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (a bossa tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer of the iconic The Girl From Ipanema); Missão / Mission (a samba dedicated to the Samba de Gafieira Dance community in Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes (a choro about her love Geoffrey Drake-Brockman’s artworks and artistic inspirations in Perth).

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro as well as an audience of 30,000 at the Ritmo Festival in Darling Harbour.

Now it is your turn to be spellbound by The Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries”.– The Australian – Tony Hillier

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. “Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

– “The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music” – Daily Record, USA – Bill Nutt

Website: www.julianaareias.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

Juliana Areias travel to perform and receive the Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA Focus Brasil Awards in Florida on 11 May 2019 for her original album Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby produced in Perth, Western Australia is supported by DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

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Prêmio Focus Brasil Award 2019 na Florida, une três nações – EUA, Brasil e Austrália – festejando a música da cantora e compositora Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, vencedora do melhor álbum brasileiro lançado nos EUA.

Acaba de ser anunciado o resultado do prêmio de música Focus Brasil Awards na Flórida com Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby ganhando o prêmio de melhor álbum brasileiro do ano lançado nos EUA. O álbum foi produzido em Perth, na Austrália com o apoio do Governo Australiano, que também trará Juliana Areias para se apresentar e receber o prêmio na Cerimônia de Gala do Focus Brasil Awards no Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Fort Lauderdale) no sábado 11 de maio de 2019. Em Perth, a celebração acontecerá na sexta 24 de maio, no Ellington Jazz Club, sua casa de jazz favorita.

O álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby está disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify, Youtube e também no website www.julianaareias.com

Após encantar audiências pelos Estados Unidos, Austrália, Japão, Europa e Brasil,  a grande estrela da música brasileira na Austrália, Juliana Areias, a Bossa Nova Baby, comemora a vitória do seu primeiro álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby como o melhor álbum de música brasileira lançado nos EUA.
Em  2018, Juliana Areias junto com esposo escultor cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman e filhos Jobim e Lilás, embaracou na aventura de morar por vários meses em Manhattan, apresentando e divulgando pessoalmente o álbum Bossa Nova Baby em New York, California, Florida, New Jersey e Washington DC.
Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“Depois da loucura de interromper nossos projetos e escola das crianças na Austrália para vir morar nos EUA por meses para promover nossa arte, investindo tanta coragem, energia, dinheiro, tempo, noites perdidas, emoção e trabalho intensivo , é uma grande alegria e muito gratificante estar ao lado de tantos artistas fantásticos nessa premiação, incluindo a super bailarina Ana Botafogo e cantor de Ópera Thiago Arancam,  meus queridos Ivo de Carvalho e Yamandu Costa, meu ídolo Antônio Adolfo ( multi- grammy finalista e compositor de Sá Marina (Pretty World) , gravada por Stevie Wonder em 1971,  Ivete Sangalo em 2011 em,  e tantos outros), . Parabéns a todos os nomeados e ganhadores! Estar ao lado de vocês é um previlégio enorme… Super obrigada ao time todo da Fundação Focus Brasil por todas as oportunidaes, a todos os antigos e novos amigos nos Estados Unidos por abrirem as portas, braços e corações, nos recebendo tão bem… Muito obrigada minha amada cidade Perth, na Australia e todos que me ajudaram a dar luz ao álbum Bossa Nova Baby para o mundo. Obrigada você que  já ouviu ou ainda vai ouvir esse álbum feito com tanto amor. Sou eternamente grata a todos vocês” – Juliana Areias agradece e comemora a premiação.

A cantora e compositora paulistana Juliana Areias foi apelida desde a adolescência de Bossa Nova Baby pelo próprio Ruy Castro, jornalista e autor do bestseller Chega de Saudade – A história e as estórias da Bossa Nova – que a levou para os bastidores da Bossa Nova, inspirando-a a seguir a carreira artística.
Juliana Areias saiu do Brasil em 1996 e mora em Perth, na Austrália desde 2007,  a capital mais isolada do mundo, onde o seu primeiro álbum autoral, o Bossa Nova Baby foi produzido, com o apoio do Governo Australiano, campanha de financiamento coletivo, e com a participação dos melhores músicos de jazz da Austrália, incluindo o violonista de sete cordas Doug de Vries e os professores do WAAPA – a melhor faculdade de jazz australiana localizada em Perth, o baixista, arranjador e produtor Pete Jeavons e o recém falescido pianista Graham Wood.

O CD Bossa Nova Baby, aclamado pela crítica australiana e brasileira foi elogiado por artistas tais como Roberto Menescal, um dos fundadores da Bossa Nova e foi considerado como a nova face da música australiana pela Radio Nacional ABC da Austrália. O álbum apresenta um diálogo da Bossa Nova com outros estilos como pop, jazz e tango  – criando uma fusão musical contemporânea que está conquistando o cenário musical australiano e internacional. As doze faixas do álbum, retratam lugares, pessoas, sons e estórias, desde sua linda vida atual em Perth até reminicências do seu passado no Brasil, Suiça e Nova Zelândia. Algumas das faixas de destaque são Maré Cheia / Full Tide (um pop-funk sobre Yemanjá); Flecha /  Arrow (um samba-jazz para a cidade do Rio de Janeiro);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (uma bossa tributo ao Tom Jobim e sua canção Garota de Ipanema); Missão / Mission (um samba dedicado ao grupo de gafieira do qual faz parte em Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes ( um choro sobre as obras de artes e as inspirações vindas de Perth presentes no trabalho de seu amor, o artista cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman).

Juliana Areias se apresentou em célebres palcos ao redor do mundo incluindo o Sydney Opera House, o Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club em Londres, o Green Room em Nova York, o Montreux Jazz Festival na Suíça, o Auckland Festival na Nova Zelândia, o Fukiagi Hall no Japão, o lendário Beco das Garrafas no Rio de Janeiro, e o Ritmo Festival em Darling Harbour, para um público de mais de 30.000 pessoas.

Agora é a sua vez de mergulhar e se encantar pelas ondas sonoras da Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “A menina dos olhos da cena de jazz de Perth. O lançamento do álbum Bossa Nova Baby eleva Juliana acima de uma mera cantora especialista em bossa nova. A cantora impecavelmente arrasa no seu elegante dueto e co-composição Belas Artes com o melhor violonista 7 cordas australiano, Doug de Vries” – The Australian – Tony Hillier

– “É bossa que bate bola com o jazz -como vem acontecendo desde os anos 1960 – e que acerta o alvo. “Bossa nova baby” é surpresa de boa canção brasileira feita longe e ainda ignorada entre nós..” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

– “ A idéia de misturar estilos e culturas se reflete na vida e música de Juliana Areias.” – Daily Record, USA – Bill Nutt

Website: www.julianaareias.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

O Álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby esta disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify e também no website www.julianaareias.com
A viagem para se apresentar e receber o prêmio de Melhor Álbum de Música Brasileira lançado nos Estados Unidos – Focus Brasil Awards na Flórida no dia 11 de maio de 2019 para o seu álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, produzido na Austrália Ocidental é apoiada pelo  DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

Juliana Areias Live in Sydney at Foundry 616 Jazz Club – April 6th

Hello Sydney! The Bossa Nova Baby is coming down your way! One night only at Foundry 616 Jazz Club.

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, come to Sydney for one night only at Foundry 616.

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award finalist, brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm.

Juliana Areias Concert features the original songs of her Bossa Nova Baby album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.

The Bossa Nova Baby is super excited to share the stage with this fantastic line up of Sydney based musicians: Pedro Licio, pianist Rodric White, saxophinst/flutist Glenn Henrich, bassit Stan Valacos drummer Andrew Dickeson and very special guests from Sydney Choro Club – flautist Sara Müller, accordionist Lukas Maio, seven string guitarist Pedro Licio, bassist George Machado and percussionist Douglas Aguiar (playing Brazil’s luxurious tambourine called pandeiro).

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias has performed on celebrated stages around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro and at Darling Harbour performing for over 30.000 people.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record, Bill Nutt. – USA

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.

– “We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National – Lucky Oceans.

– “The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian – Tony Hillier.

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of good Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award” – Brazil

– ”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“ – Key and Chords – Patrick Van de Wiele . – Belgium

WAMFest Canon Ball celebration of WA original music and gender diversity

Article published by Around The Sound

THE CANON BALL

WAMFest 2018 features a special event, as the team from the Canon Ball take over two stages at The Court Hotel.  In the lead up to the event, Around The Sound spoke to the originators of the Canon Ball, Addison Axe and Vanessa Thornton.

The first Canon Ball happened at Fremantle’s Buffalo Club on 10 March this year.  If asked, I would struggle to think of a gig that I’ve attended where the atmosphere was more welcoming, the sense of unity between bands and audience was greater and the smiles on people’s dials were bigger.  The Canon Ball was a salve for the wounds of a world weary of division — between genders, between cultures, between countries.  It was a uniting experience that left people wanting more.

The Canon Ball is happening again.  This time at WAMFest, over two stages at The Court Hotel on Saturday 3 November.  To let you know what to expect, Around The Sound spoke to Vanessa Thornton (Jebediah, Axe Girl, Tommyhwaks) and Addison Axe (Axe Girl, Tommyhawks), who founded the festival.

“The Canon Ball is an event put on by a collective of like-minded people reflecting all genders and identities.  It’s a celebration of female creativity, a carnival of the arts.  We welcome everyone,” says Thornton.

We’re really lucky that WAM (WA Music Industry Association) have let us run these stages for WAMFest, it’s great to have their support for this.  And The Court is a great venue, the performance spaces and the sound and lighting are just about the best in Perth.

“Yes!  That’s it!” adds Axe. “The Canon Ball puts on events where you can be just whoever you are, learn about other ways of being and have an awesome time while doing it.  We just want people to have a good time, you know, and to see what women can do in the music industry.  Not just the performers, but in all parts of the industry, staging, sound, lighting, security…everything it takes to put on a successful event.  And we want people to see it done in an ethical way, to be part of an event that tries to look after the environment as well as people.”

Thornton agrees, “That’s what we’re all about, having a good time, being good at what we do and doing good things.”

We’re all about goodness.”  Thornton says this last bit with her trademark wicked grin, while Axe just full on laughs.  They revel in their goodness, but they’re not aspiring to sainthood.  The Canon Ball is wicked fun.

“Yup, at the end of the day, we just want people to have fun,” Thornton adds.  “The bands at the Canon Ball, they’re not all women, but there’s at least 50 percent women in the bands, they’re female led.  It’s important to us to have that balance.  This isn’t about the gender divide, it’s about bringing people together and showing how the music industry really is.  There’s always been women in the industry, but we’ve been under represented a lot of the time, particularly on festival line ups.  I suppose, if we’re trying to put anything right, it’s showing that balance, and giving everyone a chance to see the awesome talent that women bring to music.”

“Yes!” Axe adds, “We want to run a festival that shows things how they really are.  That’s all.  We want to showcase all genders, all ways of being and the talent that people often miss out on, because there is still a bias towards males in music.  Not always, and things are changing, but there’s plenty still to be done.”

“And we want people so see the talent, to have a great time. Have we said that yet?” Thornton is smiling again and the partners in crime break into uproarious laughter.  They’re deadly serious, but they also get a giant kick out of what they’re doing with the Canon Ball.

WAMFest 2018 is a showcase of the massive talent that is the WA music industry.  Massive not only in numbers of artists and bands, but in the quality of original music that is generated across the state.  With free events taking place in regional areas as well as across Perth over 2 and 3 November, there’s a lot to take in.  We don’t really like to get all preachy here at Around The Sound, but WAMFest is one event you should take in.

Even it you don’t go to any other live music events this year, make some time for WAMFest.  You will be richly rewarded.

If you only get to one WAMFest event, and you really should go to more, make it the Canon Ball.  Having been to the first one back in March, we guarantee you’ll have a great time.  Here’s the line up:
Belle Harvey
FLOSSY
HUSSY
Intercontinental Sounds
Juliana Areias
Julie Kember
Legs Electric
Leopard Lake
Lucy Peach
Navana
nyanda j.
Racoo
RAKSHA
RTRFM 92.1 Drastic On Plastic DJs

Check out the Canon Ball event page here and get more information on WAMFest 2018 here.

A bit more about the Canon Ball from the organisers
We chose the name The Canon Ball because we want people to have the opportunity to be exposed to artists that are the genuine article, at the peak of their creative powers.  That’s the canon part and, of course, ball, because we want everyone who comes to have the best time, to have a ball.

The Canon Ball showcases women from different cultures, ages and walks of life and welcomes all identities, and genders to join together to rejoice and revel in the arts and creativity.

In a time when the politics of gender have become confusing and excluding of some identities and orientations, we aim to showcase and celebrate the best of female creativity to the whole world.  Come one come all and join us in this celebration.

 

Perth Royal Show and WAM celebrates Western Australia Music

Hello Perth Royal Show lovers! This year WAM invites you to celebrate WA original music at the Perth Royal Show. If you are coming to the show this Sunday 29 Sept, lunch time (12pm-2pm) I will be there singing with my dear friend and superb guitarist Mark Shanahan the original songs of the Bossa Nova Baby Album. See you there!

Let’s face it. Perth is great! It is time to celebrate it!

In between her USA and Japan tours, Juliana Areias is glad to be back home in Perth, Western Australia, celebrating the amazing original music and unique creative community of Perth.

“The greatest cultural lesson I have learned in America, was how much Americans embrace and celebrate their own culture and the arts, making ordinary life extraordinary. Let’s face it,  Perth has some of the best beaches of this planet, mesmerasing sky, trees, birds, friendly people, clean-safe-traffic free streets, a blessed life style and an amazing creative community exporting world class music, fine-art, films…  No more understatements, please. It is time we celebrate how lucky we are to be able to live and produce culture and arts here.  Perth is not just okay. Perth is great! Perth is wonderful! I love Perth! I am in love with Perth… I have always been… but now, even more than ever!I am so proud of calling Perth home and being part of this diverse and dynamic artistic scene. Let’s face the music and dance.”

In this spirit, after her “welcome back home” performances at the City of Perth’s Winter Festival (25/7) – Winter Sounds, celebrating the original music of Western Australia, produced by WAM ( Western Australia Music) and at the Ellington Jazz Club (28/7); Juliana Areias annouces her participation and support for the “Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig”  at the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday 26th August 2018 featuring an ecletic line-up  from pop ballades, bossa, samba, capoeira to funk performers:

Renata Fantoches (4pm); Helen Townsend (4.45pm); Constanza Herrero (5.30pm); Belle Harvey & Band (6.15-6.45pm), Capoeira show (7-7.15pm);  Juliana Areias (7.30-8pm – with Joshua de Silva – guitar and Rafael Souza – pandeiro); Randa And The Soul Kingdom (8.15pm-9pm), Brazilian DJ (9-10pm).

“Perth’s great music scene gets together to support a genuine school dedicated to teach kids and adults the art of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art which is more than a self defence fight, it is the expression of dance, music, culture and resistance created by our African slave ancestors which now is admired all around the world. My kids – now teenagers – were among the first children to learn Capoeira at this school and it is such a pleasure to see every year more people discovering and falling in love with it. Come this Sunday to experienceo a watercolour of sounds and how beautiful, fun and powerful Capoeira is. Facebook event : Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig” – invites Juliana.

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