Posts tagged Gretta Ray
Ainslie Wills is one sophisticated music maker. And her voice and artistic savvy will leave you breathless.

Ainslie Wills is such a beautiful songwriter. Her heart and soul spill out of her, and her earnestness and wisdom along with choice of sophisticated instrumentation, interesting chord movements and changes make for the most fascinating - and emotional, if you let it - listening experience.

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Meet Bec Callander, lead singer and guitarist for punk rock powerhouse band RACKETT. "My favourite place to be is on stage with my band, under the lights, with a microphone in my hand."

Noisy, raw, with buckets of attitude, Sydney-based punk rock foursome RACKETT have been ones to watch since they formed last year. Described by critics as tight, focused and celebrated for their gripping live shows, RACKETT could well be the new face of a fresh movement of women in alternative rock.

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Jack River is the founder of a brand new show Electric Lady, featuring Australian artists alongside Australian astrophysicists, actresses and aeronautical engineers. And they are all women.

Jack River is a songwriter/producer/artist from NSW's mid north coast who came onto the scene last year with her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2. Audiences have instantly fallen in love with her music, and Jack River in undoubtedly one to listen to, especially if retro rock/folk/electro pop with a voice that can sound like Gwen Stefani or maybe even Courtney Love is your thing. If her music wasn't impressive enough, Jack River has dreamt up a brand new show called Electric Lady featuring an all-female line-up headlined by Bec Sandridge, Ali Barter, Gretta Ray, Alex Lahey, Jack River herself, and supported by girl groups Body Type and Rackett.  She has also decided if this is the moment for Australian women, and indeed women around the world, she wanted her fellow musicians to share the spotlight with extraordinary women doing very cool things. In the lead up to the event, Holly has curated a list of Australian women of note, including astrophysicist Dr Katherine Mack, surfer Tyler Wright, actress Isabel Lucas and aeronautical engineer Belinda Pavlovic. Holly took some time to tell Music Love all about Electric Lady, her long list of favourite Australian women in music, and how supportive the Australian music industry can be.

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The songs and voice of Tanya Batt are gorgeously intriguing, and will have you feeling everything. Beauty personified in sound.

Tanya Batt is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne whose singles always make waves. Working under her artist name BATTS, Tanya is reeling listeners in with her melodies, emotion and an incredibly delicate and affecting voice that will either break or warm your heart. Her latest single For Now is no exception. The endorsements from music programmers and radio announcers have been a constant with Tanya's music. Her debut single Morals reached one million plays online receiving attention from BBC's Introducing and triple j. Tanya spoke with Music Love about life in Australia, her mind in space, and how over time she's learned how to get in touch with her emotions. 

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Gretta Ray: The songstress who won two major music competitions in 2016, is on her way to Nashville. And we can't wait to hear the new music that follows

The musical complexities found in Gretta Ray's singles Drive and Unwind, along with four tracks from her debut EP Elsewhere are striking and the mark of an intelligent, thoughtful musician.Despite the accolade and major invitations to perform which ensued from the wins, Gretta continued to stay dedicated to her VCE studies, knowing that all of her education including non-musical subjects, would be beneficial to her craft. A more thoughtful, grounded, focussed, and dedicated musician would be hard to find, and after a summer in Australia, Gretta is on her way to Nashville to begin to produce her next project. Gretta Ray speaks with Music Love about that tremendous winter's triple j day, her new music video, and offers some advice for high school students who want a career in music. 

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Meet triple j presenter Bridget Hustwaite. You will love her

You would be hard pressed to find someone more joyful about music than Bridget Hustwaite. A champion of Australian music and the live music scene, Bridget attends festival after festival, scours the deep trenches of the web for new music, and has a secret Facebook group comprising of a musical sisterhood who share their insights. She's awake between 1am and 6am working in triple j's Melbourne studio and having a rollicking good time. She has presented and produced community TV and radio shows, a pathway that led her to triple j, working the mid-dawn shift as well as casually hosting for Weekend LunchHouse Party and Home & Hosed. Bridget is a dream and took the time to discuss her love of music with Music Love

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16 Australian women featured in this year's triple j's Hottest 100. The full list here

Yesterday marked triple j's annual Hottest 100 countdown. Here are all of the Australian women, sixteen in total, who featured on Australia's iconic music list. Special shout out to Tash Sultana who had TWO SONGS featured, and a HUGE sparkly congratulations to Amy Shark who took the number two spot, beaten only by Flume. 

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