Run by nationally touring DJs (who regularly perform at some of the country's largest festivals), and based around a young and enthusiastic team of contributors stationed around the country, the blog prides itself as being the centre of a forward thinking music and club-based community.
UPBEAT WORKOUT (WARNER MUSIC)
Upbeat workout is a premium streaming music workout playlist. They have over 40,000 followers on Spotify and about 40,000 email addresses attached to the brand.
CENTRAL STATION RECORDS | DANCE BONANZA
Australia's longest running independent record label. The best in house, electro, trance, urban & hard dance music & cutting edge local & international talent. From humble beginnings as a boutique record store in Melbourne to the successful, internationally recognised label that it is today - Central Station has played a vital and integral role in the history and development of Australia's vibrant dance music scene.
BONDI RADIO BAND
Bondi Radio is multi-dimensional radio dedicated to emerging talent and the freshest beats from local and international artists. Bondi Radio was born out of passion for house music and the desire to set a new standard in online radio. Bondi Radio captures the essence of summer and the world famous Bondi Beach, while breaking from homogenised commercial sounds.
BEACH ROAD HOTEL STAGE
With a two decade long record of hosting the best in Australian domestic & touring international band talent, staging the wildest parties with friends like Modular, Insight, Bowlarama & Ksubi. Big Screen sporting action week long in the public bar, combined with a long-standing commitment to the local community – the Beach Road Bondi remains the essential local.
PIPERS OF DISTINCTION
With over 35 years experience playing the bagpipes he has competed on two occasions in Scotland with the World famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band in 1986 and 1994. Barry holds the Australian Pipe Bands Association Advanced College Certificate (1985) and was the Pipe Major / Musical Director of New South Wales Premier (Grade 1) Pipe Band from 1985 - 2006 and has been an adjudicator since 1986.
He has attained NSW State Solo Championship status on many occasions and has competed in solo competition in Scotland in 1986, 92, 94, 95, 98, 2006 and Lorient (France) in 1999 as an Australian representative to the World Invitational Contest.
NSW FIRE & RESCUE BAND
The Band and Marching Team is based in Sydney, Australia. Mark Reay has been the Musical Director for the past 26 years and continues to ensure the standard of music and entertainment remains at a very high level. The members are part-time volunteers who see the function of the group as an integral part of the Brigades mission to provide public education on fire prevention and safety awareness to the community and to promote the Brigades as a world class organization.
Uke Junction , a not for profit group, began a couple of years ago by Busking at Bondi-Junction Mall “it was great early experience for all of us ,” said Larry . The Band now performs at various festivals etc organised by Eastern Suburbs Councils (recently playing at Botany Council’s Multicultural Day) markets ,aged care facilities and restaurants.
AUSTRALIAN ARMY BAND
The Australian Army Band Sydney is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s most dynamic and active musical ensembles. Within the City of Sydney, the band is primarily responsible for providing ceremonial support for Vice-Regal events. Its other important function is to provide musical assistance to Australian Defence Force units based within, and outside of the Sydney metropolitan area. This encompasses a range of tasks including parades, unit functions, church services, ramp ceremonies and training activities.
NSW POLICE ROCK BAND
The Rock Band consists of 9 Musicians including our vocalist whose popularity is on the increase with them being requested at many Police and corporate functions and fundraisers. They play the latest cover songs with music specially arranged in-house to include the added extra sounds of the saxophone, trombone and trumpet.
UNSW WARRIORS CHEER SQUAD
The UNSW Warriors Cheerleading Society is a competitive cheer and dance team representing the University of New South Wales. Each year we compete locally and at National level, which often takes us to Melbourne or Brisbane. We have also competed at an international level; in 2013 our Dance teams had the honour of representing both UNSW and Australia at the World University Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida. We are currently raising money to support a team to go in January of 2016.
Frieda’s Boss, a popular reggae, ska, dub 6-piece outfit have endeared themselves to lovers of the lively rhythms of Jamaica’s dancehall scene, drum ‘n’ bass and ska. Showcasing the most popular reggae releases featuring Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Damien Marley, UB40, Jacob Miller, FB have produced a host of wicked, original rhythm tracks and dub plates.
PETE ALLAN TRIO
Pete Allan - Guitar Surfing Singer/Songwriter from Australia's Sunshine Coast. Smooth Coastal Music with cool vocals & irresistible funk undertones Perfectly described by Sea FM for his “smooth Sunday arvo feel”, Pete's music matches his lifestyle - a blend of coastal warmth and down-to-earth honesty. Capturing one of the most beloved aspects of Australian life, Pete Allan creates music that represents the vastness of coastal culture on a continent girt by sea.
SALSA STREET PARTY
LORENZO SWING is Sydney’s own Cuban sound outfit. They have been entertaining salseros & Latin music lovers at Australia’s renowned “The Cuban Place” in Sydney over the past 3 years. Four nights a week they play their trade to happy audiences.. Considered to be the one of Australia's premiere ensembles, playing Son, Salsa, Cha cha cha, Bachata, Timba, Merengue, romantic Boleros & Latin Jazz
BATERIA 61 DRUMMERS
Bateria 61 Drummers is a Samba band based in Sydney, Australia. Their main focus is on Samba Batucada, though we also play a bit of Samba Reggae and dabble in other styles too. Samba Batucada is the sound of the famous carnival of Rio de Janeiro. It's uplifting, high-energy, noisy, seductive and addictive. It has been said that it's impossible to feel unhappy when playing samba. Our goal is to spread the joy of Samba in Sydney. We do this by performing, and by welcoming and encouraging newcomers to our group wherever possible. You don't need to be a percussionist to join in, all you need is a willingness to learn and have fun!
Over the years Matt Boylan-Smith has shared the stage with some pretty storied performers like John Butler Trio, Sticky Fingers, Birds of Tokyo, Ash Grunwald, Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Tim Freedman, Katie Noonan and Sneaky Sound System, Mental as Anything, the Choirboys and the Potbelleez. He released an original song on YouTube that went viral, following the success of his debut single ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which also peaked in the top ten of Triple J unearthed.
IWCB aims to provide community members of all ages & backgrounds the opportunity to play, enjoy and perform great music, while having fun and becoming better musicians. They are passionate about providing a musical presence within the community, and engaging a diverse audience through the performance of music from many different styles and cultures, in a great range of settings.
ROBBERS DOG JAZZ BAND
The Robbers Dog Jazz Band was formed in 1970 and has since entertained Sydney’s inner-city audiences at pub residencies, harbour cruises and various jazz festivals across the country.
SINCOPA DJ BAND
Sincopa fuses the incredible talents of a DJ, a Saxophonist and a Percussionist to deliver the ultimate musical performance. Combining the ‘best of both worlds’ with the unlimited repertoire of a DJ, and the live band sound of musicians. Sincopa performs any style of music desired (Dance, Pop, Funk, House, Retro, Rock etc).