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Baby Animals “Feed the Birds” Live concert film review

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So last Friday on Valentine’s Day and Suze’s DeMarchi 50th birthday, her band the Baby Animals came to celebrate their first live DVD with a public screening at Cinema Nova. The DVD was filmed on the recent tour of the same name last year in Sydney. The setlist seems to be identical to the Melbourne show I saw about a week prior to the filming of this DVD, so I’m not going to repeat what was written in my review of that show here. I’ll just talk about the film itself.

I’m not sure what’s on the extras of the DVD, but the film itself is nothing more than the show. Members in the audience (the cinema not the film!) would clap after every song. We don’t even see the band leave and then come out for the encore, the encore set just happens. It’s surprising how well Suze’s voice holds up. Even the songs from nearly 25 years ago she sings them just the way they sounded on the record.

The film also made me appreciate Dave Leslie’s guitar playing more because the cameras zoomed in on his fingers as he was performing solos and the cinemagoers applauded that as well.

Fans also get to see the ‘Feed the Birds’ phenomenon and watch it as many times as they like if they’re into that sort of stuff…

The setlist was chosen by fans, so this DVD is a gift for lovers of the band. It isn’t a very long show so casual fans may get a kick out of it too!

Rating: 4/5. 

You can buy the DVD here if you like: http://store.socialfamilyrecords.com/shop/live-dvd-pre-order/

Steve Balbi Announces Headline Sydney Shows and More Baby Animals Support Dates

Hot off the back of his national tour support with The Baby Animals, virtuoso musician, songwriter and performer Steve Balbi, will play two up & close and very personal headline shows in Sydney, on Friday February 14th at The Brass Monkey, Cronulla and on Saturday February 15th at iconic Sydney venue, The Basement.

Steve Balbi has walked the line, experience his story being told in Balbi’s own way – through music.   The former Noiseworks, Electric Hippies and Rose Tattoo bass player and guitarist will be playing a collection of songs from across his career, including those from his recently released first solo album, “Black Rainbow”, an album that reflects on where he’s come from, and where he’s going.

After supporting iconic Aussie rockers Baby Animals on their national capital city tour earlier this year, Balbi has been invited to share the stage with them again on a string of new dates in 2014.   Presented by Social Family RecordsThe Harbour Agency and MAX“Feed The Birds Part II” will kick off in Merimbula and continue to Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, Laurieton, Albury, Batemans Bay, Dee Why and Belmont.

Tickets are now on sale for all of Balbi’s upcoming shows via the links listed below.

“Black Rainbow” is available now from HERE.

STEVE BALBI – HEADLINE SHOWS

Fri, 14th Feb   The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW  http://www.brassmonkey.com.au
Sat 15th Feb   The Basement, Sydney, NSW        http://www.thebasement.com.au

BABY ANIMALS “FEED THE BIRDS – PART II” TOUR WITH STEVE BALBI

Fri, 28th Feb      Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW          http://bit.ly/BAsClubSapphire
Sat 1st March    Waves Nightclub, Wollongong, NSW    http://bit.ly/BAsWaves
Fri 7th March     Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW  http://bit.ly/BAsPlantation
Sat 8th March    United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW http://bit.ly/BAsLaurieton
Fri 21st March   Kinross Woolshed, Albury, NSW           http://bit.ly/BAsKinrossWoolshed
Sat 22nd March Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay, NSW      http://bit.ly/BAsBatemansBay
Fri 11th April     Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW             http://bit.ly/BAsDeeWhy
Sat 12th April    Belmont 16s, Belmont, NSW               http://bit.ly/BAsBelmont

STEVE BALBI LINKS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevebalbiofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevebalbi

Baby Animals are Back with a Brand New National Tour in 2014 “Feed the Birds – Part II”

Baby Animals are Back with a Brand New National Tour in 2014
“Feed the Birds – Part II”

BABY ANIMALS ARE BACK WITH A BRAND NEW NATIONAL TOUR IN 2013 “FEED THE BIRDS”
Hot off the success of their first studio album release in 20 years, This Is Not The End, and its Top 20 ARIA Album Chart debut, iconic Aussie rockers Baby Animalsare thrilled to announce a string of new Australian tour dates in 2014 – a continuation of this year’s national capital city tour.
Presented by Social Family RecordsThe Harbour Agency and MAX, “Feed The Birds Part II” will kick off with two “A Day On The Green” shows with Jimmy Barnesin Clare Valley, South Australia and Yarra Valley, Victoria; followed by headline dates in Merimbula, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, Laurieton, North Brisbane, Gold Coast, Albury, Batemans Bay, Rooty Hill, Revesby, Ipswich, East Brisbane, Dee Why and Belmont.
Tickets are now on sale today from www.thebabyanimals.com and via the links listed below.
“Feed the Birds” is a landmark event for the Baby Animals. Their sold out show at The Metro Theatre in Sydney was filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, Feed the Birds (Live). Fans can purchase a signed copy of the DVD, or grab a limited release bundle that includes a ticket to a private cinema screening of the concert in Melbourne, also available from www.thebabyanimals.com.
Fronted by Suzie DeMarchi, Baby Animals strike a familiar pose with guitaristDave Leslie returning for action, Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums. The “Feed The Birds” tour named after the infamous Baby Animals tradition of pouring red wine into the mouth of fans in the front row – from Suzie’s own!
“Feeding the birds? It’s just us giving something back!” says Suzie DeMarchi.
“We had so much fun on part one of this tour, so we cannot wait to bring to show to our fans who live outside the big cities,” says Suzie.
Since exploding onto the scene in 1991 with the release of their first single, Early Warning, Baby Animals have become one of Australia’s most successful rock outfits. Their eponymous album spent six weeks at No. 1 in Australia, going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album until the release of Jet’s album 12 years later. The band toured internationally and struck up friendships with music legends Van Halen, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and Bryan Adams.
This Is Not The End, the band’s first full-length release since 1993, marked a return to the charts. It made its debut at number 19 on the ARIA Album Chart and number three on the Australian Album Chart when released last month.
Tickets for the “Feed The Birds – PART II” tour, exclusive fan bundles and copies of This Is Not The End and Feed the Birds (Live) DVD are available fromwww.thebabyanimals.com.
This Is Not The End is also available now from iTunes.
A Day On The Green Shows w/ Jimmy Barnes:Sat 8th Feb – Annie’s Lane Winery, Clare Valley, SA – http://bit.ly/BAsDayOnTheGreen
Sat 15th Feb – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC – http://bit.ly/BAsDayOnTheGreen

Headline Shows:

Fri, 28th Feb – Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsClubSapphire
Sat 1st Mar – Waves Nightclub, Wollongong, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsWaves
Fri 7th Mar – Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsPlantation
Sat 8th Mar – United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsLaurieton
Fri 14th Mar – Eaton Hills Hotel, Nth Brisbane, QLD – http://bit.ly/BAsEatonHills
Sat 15th Mar – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD – http://bit.ly/BAsCoolangatta
Fri 21st Mar – Kinross Woolshed, Albury, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsKinrossWoolshed
Sat 22nd Mar – Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsBatemansBay
Fri 28th Mar – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsRootyHill
Sat 29th Mar – Revesby Workers Club, Revesby, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsRevesby
Fri 4th Apr – Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD – http://bit.ly/BAsRacehorseHotel
Sat 5th Apr – Alexandra Hills Hotel, East Brisbane, QLD – http://bit.ly/BAsAlexandra
Fri 11th Apr – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsDeeWhy
Sat 12th Apr – Belmont 16s, Belmont, NSW – http://bit.ly/BAsBelmont
   

LINKS:
Website:
 http://www.thebabyanimals.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babyanimalsmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBabyAnimals

Steve Balbi Releases Debut Solo Album “Black Rainbow” Out Friday 13th September

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PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF “BLACK RAINBOW” HERE
LISTEN TO THE “BLACK RAINBOW” ALBUM SAMPLER HERE

It’s been a long time coming, but virtuoso musician, songwriter and performer Steve Balbi, will release his debut solo album, Black Rainbow, on Friday 13th September. He’ll then take the album on the road in October, touring with the Baby Animals to Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Balbi, the former bass guitarist for Noiseworks, Electric Hippies and Rose Tattoo has created a rock album that reflects on where he’s come from and where he’s going. A remarkable story that comes with being the familiar face of one of Australia’s biggest bands of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and living the rock ‘n’ roll dream.

Adversity can be the greatest teacher, as long as you don’t give up. In a way what this record is doing, it’s summarising my past and bringing me right up until now, so I can move on in a forward direction. Black Rainbow has an overarching sense of optimism tinged with a hint of darknessmuch like my journey in life so far,” said Balbi.

Black Rainbow carries a handful of songs written in recent years with Balbi’s former band, Move Trees. There’s also a reworked version of Touch, a top 5 hit for Noiseworks back in 1988. The album is self-produced, and Balbi has released it via the independent route, with Social Family Records.

After playing bass in Rose Tattoo, Balbi formed hit-making Australian rock band Noiseworks in the mid-eighties. Noiseworks released their self-titled debut album in 1987, becoming an instant success. The album sold more than 200,000 copies and went triple platinum in Australia. Following four Top 10 albums, Balbi left the group with fellow Noiseworks bandmate Justin Stanley in 1993 to form the Electric Hippies. Other collaborations followed, but the enigmatic entertainer with a killer rock voice is now standing tall in his own right, without the safety net of a band behind him.

Fear of standing alone, fear of failure always held me back from going it alone. If a band didn’t work, or didn’t make a good recording, there were always other elements to blame. This record and what I do now, it’s all down to me. I’ve learned that the real joy I get these days is from taking risks.”

Balbi will tour the new album as special guest on the Baby Animals forthcoming “Feed The Birds” tour, beginning in Newcastle on Saturday 12th October. Tickets are now on sale from various outlets listed below.

Black Rainbow is out Friday 13th September.

Tickets for the “Feed The Birds” tour, exclusive fan bundles and copies of This Is Not The End and Feed the Birds (Live) are available from www.thebabyanimals.com.

This Is Not The End is also available now from iTunes.
BABY ANIMALS “FEED THE BIRDS” TOUR WITH STEVE BALBI
Saturday, 12 October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tix: http://www.bigtix.com.au

Friday, 18 October
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tix: http://www.oztix.com.au

Saturday, 19 October
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tix: http://oztix.com.au

Thursday, 24 October
Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Tix: http://moshtix.com.au

Saturday, 26 October
ANU Bar, Canberra
Tix: http://www.ticketek.com.au

Wednesday, 30 October
The Wool Exchange, Geelong
Tix: http://www.oztix.com.au

Thursday, 31 October
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tix: http://www.cornerhotel.com

Saturday, 2 November
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tix: http://showticketing.com.au

Saturday, 9 November
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tix: http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

Website: http://stevebalbi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevebalbiofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevebalbi

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For further information please contact:
Karen Kieves
Digital PR Manager
Jaden Sociale: karen@jadensocial.com
p: +61 2 9955 0991

Baby Animals are Back with a Brand New National Tour in 2013 “Feed the Birds”

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BABY ANIMALS ARE BACK

WITH A BRAND NEW NATIONAL TOUR IN 2013

“FEED THE BIRDS”

    

Hot off the success of their first studio album release in 20 years, This Is Not The End, and its Top 20 ARIA Album Chart debut, iconic Aussie rockers Baby Animals are thrilled to announce a new national Australian tour in 2013.

Presented by Social Family Records and The Harbour Agency, the “Feed The Birds” tour will begin in Newcastle on Saturday 12th October, followed by dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

 Tickets are now on sale from various outlets listed below.

“Feed the Birds” will be a landmark event for the Baby Animals. The tour will be filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, Feed the Birds (Live). Fans can pre-order the DVD, or grab a limited release bundle that includes a ticket to the show and a signed copy of the DVD upon its release for Christmas, from www.thebabyanimals.com.

Fronted by Suzie DeMarchi, Baby Animals strike a familiar pose with guitarist Dave Leslie returning for action, Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums. The “Feed The Birds” tour named after the infamous Baby Animals tradition of pouring red wine into the mouth of fans in the front row – from Suzie’s own!

Feeding the birds? It’s just us giving something back!” says Suzie DeMarchi.

The “Feed The Birds” tour follows a more intimate Baby Animals East Coast tour last month to launch This Is Not The End and the band is raring to go again!

We can’t wait to hit the road and introduce more of our fans around the country to the new album,” says Suzie.

Since exploding onto the scene in 1991 with the release of their first single, Early Warning, Baby Animals have become one of Australia’s most successful rock outfits. Their eponymous album spent six weeks at No. 1 in Australia, going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album until the release of Jet’s album 12 years later. The band toured internationally and struck up friendships with music legends Van Halen, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and Bryan Adams.

This Is Not The End, the band’s first full-length release since 1993, marked a return to the charts. It made its debut at number 19 on the ARIA Album Chart and number three on the Australian Album Chart when released last month.

Baby Animals’ special guest on the “Feed The Birds” tour is Steve Balbi. Steve played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks, which produced four Australian top ten albums. He went on to form psychedelic pop group Electric Hippies with Noiseworks bandmate, Justin Stanley.

Tickets for the “Feed The Birds” tour, exclusive fan bundles and copies of This Is Not The End and Feed the Birds (Live) are available from www.thebabyanimals.com.

This Is Not The End is also available now from iTunes.

BABY ANIMALS “FEED THE BIRDS” TOUR DATES

 

Saturday, 12 October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tix: http://www.bigtix.com.au

Friday, 18 October
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tix: http://www.oztix.com.au

Saturday, 19 October
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tix: http://oztix.com.au

Thursday, 24 October
Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Tix: http://moshtix.com.au

Saturday, 26 October
ANU Bar, Canberra
Tix: http://www.ticketek.com.au

Wednesday, 30 October
The Wool Exchange, Geelong
Tix: http://www.oztix.com.au

Thursday, 31 October
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tix: http://www.cornerhotel.com

Saturday, 2 November
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tix: http://showticketing.com.au

Saturday, 9 November
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tix: http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

For further press information please contact:                  

Flourish PR

Kasey Glazebrook

Email: kasey@flourishpr.com

Phone: 03 9092 8446

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Baby Animals Return to the Spotlight in 2013

You heard right, the Baby Animals are back with their third studio album, the first in twenty years. This Is Not The End will be released on Friday 31st May via Social Family Records. To celebrate the release of the album the band have announced today that they will tour the East Coast of Australia this June, with tickets going on sale from Monday 29th April. It’s been two decades since their last full-length studio album and the Baby Animals strike a familiar pose with their enigmatic singer Suze DeMarchi and her talismanic guitarist Dave Leslie returning for action. They’re joined by rhythm section comprising of two familiar faces in Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums.

This is Not the End is a genuine rock album with a return to classic Baby Animals form that their fans will love. The Perth-born singer and guitarist Dave Leslie has either penned or cowritten all songs on this album, some of which draw on the break-up of Suze’s marriage with guitar hero Nuno Bettencourt. The album was produced by ARIA award-winning producer David Nicholas (INXS, Ash), and Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots) also lent his considerable skill on the record’s first single.

“I’m really, really proud of this album. I love every track and I can’t wait to perform these songs on tour. I love playing live; gigs really are the pay off. We want to go wherever this record takes us,” – enthuses Suze.

This Is Not The End is the start of a new beginning for the band. They are thrilled to be releasing new material in this day and age, where the music industry has changed so dramatically since their last release.

“We feel more driven than we were when we were younger,” says Suze. “We decided to buck the system with this record and put it out independently. The music business is so stale right now; we wanted to do it differently. We’ve been able to really reconnect with our fans on social media.”

The path tread by Baby Animals has had some incredible high points. There were the many memorable hits, which have included ‘Early Warning’, ‘Rush You’, ‘Painless’ and ‘One Word’. The band’s eponymous album spent six weeks at No. 1 in Australia, converting platinum sales and selling over one million albums worldwide. There were ARIA Awards, international touring and friendships with Van Halen, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and Bryan Adams. Suze has enjoyed the induction into the Western Australian Music Industry Association’s (WAMI) Hall of Fame. More than two decades have passed since the Baby Animals exploded onto the scene and today the band are standing taller, feeling more empowered and sounding even stronger than ever before.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES – ON SALE FROM MONDAY 29th APRIL 2013

Friday 14th June – Sydney: Factory Theatre
Saturday 22nd June – Melbourne: Hi Fi
Saturday 29th – June Brisbane: Hi Fi

Baby Animals, This Is Not The End available Friday 31st May http://thebabyanimals.com
Watch the Baby Animals latest single ‘Email’: http://youtu.be/0rJRDEDjsIc
Listen to the Baby Animals latest single ‘Email’: https://soundcloud.com/socialfamilyrecords/01-
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Pre-Order Link for ‘This Is Not The End’: http://thebabyanimals.com
A Special Message from Suze & Dave: http://youtu.be/gTF_TF6wCbk

LINKS:
Website: https://thebabyanimals.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebabyanimals
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babyanimalsmusic
YouTube: https://youtube.com/babyanimalsmusic