We first Kristal West in 2014 when she sang a rendition of Justin Bieber's As Long As You Love Me with her singing partner Zac Fielding as part of their duo ZK. Their voices and soul compelled will.i.am to turn his chair and coach ZK through to the finals. One of the stand out performance of the season was a heartfelt outpouring to Aboriginal people everywhere, where the magical duo sang John Lennon's Imagine against a stunning backdrop of traditional indigenous dancers and musicians.Three years later, Kristal has decided to embark upon a recording of a group of songs to celebrate the life of her grandfather Eddie Mabo in the 25th anniversary of the High Court native ruling. Kristal is a Murray Murray Island woman and refers to her grandfather as Ata. As such, the EP set for release later this year is called Remembering Ata.Read More
The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) have announced the annual AIR Awards will be held in Adelaide for the next three years. This will be the 11th Annual AIR Awards ceremony and will take place at the Queen's Theatre on 27 July featuring 13 award categories. Afterwards, attendees will be offered a selection of after-party choices grouped by music genres in six different venues across the city.
But if that wasn't enough to entice you down to Adelaide, this year the AIR Awards will also coincide with a brand new two-day music industry conference. Featuring panels and workshops as well as presentations from industry leaders, successful Australian Independent musicians and businesses, the conference is set to be an industry highlight.Read More
Adelaide born singer/songwriter Rin McArdle once performed in front of Powderfinger's lead guitarist Ian Haug, who said he was "immediately impressed with her authenticity, talent and honesty as a performer." Others offer similar enthusiasm off the back of Rin's performances. "A truly exciting emerging singer/songwriter," said the AU Review. "Soul-inspired, great voice," The Brag. "Powerful. Impressive," AAA Backstage.Read More