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>> Z-STAR (UK)
16 TONS AUSTRALIA TOUR: 12TH FEB - 4TH APRIL 2015










"The lovechild of Hendrix and Nina Simone - the voice, strength, charisma, passion and intensity!"
Il Corriere Della Sera

Z-STAR (UK) {pronounced 'zee-star'} is the Psychedelic RockSoul project of British Trinidadian artist/songwriter/producer Zee Gachette. Z-STAR are infamous for their explosive live energy - expect to rock the funk out with dirty basslines, heavy beats, infectious rock 'n' roll riffs and soul soaked vocals. Zee has an inimitable talent for improvising onstage that is simply exhilarating to watch. The raspy blues tones unleashed in her wild and passionate delivery fill the air with a buzz that seems to flow on tap from the source, inspiring standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and the late great Amy Winehouse. Their high octane live performances are an experience that put Z-STAR on that list of bands you must see live!

Making their debut here with their first Australian Tour from the 12th Feb through until 4th April 2015, performing music from their current 16 Tons EP, and 2015 album release – 16 Tons of Love.

Zee Gachette will be joined by rock guitarist Sebastian Heintz (Swiss) and Australian soul royalty on bass – Lucas Taranto and on drums Stevie Cat Jr.

On guitar, the phenomenally gifted Sebastien Heintz is finishing his BA degree at the prestigious BIMM Institute London, as well as touring with the Z-STAR collective. The formidable Lucas Taranto on bass has played on numerous ARIA award winning albums and, toured and recorded with acts such as Gotye, Kimbra, Olly Murs and Lisa Mitchell. On drums, the uncompromising Stevie Cat Jnr is one half of the musical production duo - Major Dudes - who are heavily responsible for Kimba's explosive live shows and arrangements. Stevie is the drummer and co-musical Director for Grammy Award winning artist Kimbra and has also played for Australian legends Regurgitator.

Zee's other project electro soul SLOWTRAINSOUL (Coalition Records, Australia) has achieved more than 2.5 million combined album and compilation sales, festival performances around the world, and an array of sync TV and Film placements on hit series such as Californication, Ugly Betty, CSI and Entourage.


TOUR DETAILS & SPECIAL GUESTS

Fri 13th Feb: MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL (BAND) – CANBERRA, ACT
Info: www.multiculturalfestival.com.au

Wed 18th Feb: THE BASEMENT (DUO) – SYDNEY, NSW
With Special Guests Rosie & The Bees + Alphamama
Tickets: www.thebasement.com.au ($25)

Fri 27th Feb: DJANGO BAR (BAND) – MARRICKVILLE, NSW
With Special Guest Jay Power
Tickets: www.camelotlounge.wordpress.com/djangobar ($25)

Fri 6th Feb: THE WESLEY ANNE (DUO) – MELBOURNE, VIC
With Special Guests Samuel Marzola & Telos Teacup
Info: www.wesleyanne.com.au (tickets: $15 on the door)

Sat 7th March: THE BRIDGE HOTEL (DUO) – CASTLEMAINE, VIC
With Special Guests Luna Deville
Info: www.bridgehotelcastlemaine.com (tickets: $12 on the door)

Sun 8th March: CHILLOUT FESTIVAL (DUO) – DAYLESFORD, VIC
Info & Tickets: www.chilloutfestival.com.au

Sun 15th March: BLACK BEAR LODGE (DUO) – BRISBANE, QLD
With Special Guests Hushka
Tickets: www.blackbearlodge.com.au ($20)

Sat 21st March: THORNBURY THEATRE (BAND) – MELBOURNE, VIC
With Special Guest Jay Power
Tickets: www.thethornburytheatre.com ($25)

Thurs 26th March: BARWON CLUB – GEELONG, VIC
Info & Tickets: www.barwonclub.com.au ($12)

Fri 3rd April: BLENHEIM MUSIC FESTIVAL (BAND) – CLARE VALLEY, SA
Info & Tickets: www.blenheimfest.com.au


LOOK & LISTEN

16 TONS OF LOVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR6xXs4lDsA
THE DEVIL'S RELIEF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0fkRBPaeHQ THE GOOD WOMAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN2hmI2IKms

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/z-star


LIVE REVIEWS

"A force of nature." - Jimmy Page "The voice of the globe, electrifying songs, and (Zee's) evocative stage presence..." - Vanity Fair

"Dangerous, seductive, edgy, profound and impressively unpredictable." - Exposure Music Awards (UK)

"Charismatic frontwoman oozes vintage soul with her deep-heated vocals & sexy funk persona." - Deviate Magazine

"Zee (is) the next Jim Morrison and the 21st century Doors." - Music Worldwide

"Intense magic…see Z-STAR live, it's a mesmerizing and liberating experience." - AAA Music

"Zee is the female version of Prince! They need to be on a world stage. Period." - UrbanJazz Radio


MEDIA CONTACT

Abby Edwards – abby@onyasoapbox.com or 0417 808 107

WWW.ZSTARMUSIC.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ZSTARMUSIC


Presented by:
16 TONS EP REVIEWS
"Ferocious EP...Z-STAR are a serious band on the move." - Fame Magazine

"Full of energy, full of wonder, full of life...Seductive, creative and just downright good. 5/5" - Louder Than War

"This EP is essentially Rock 'n' Roll at its best!" - Tang Music

"A Blues Rock epic." - Indie London

"Fantastic! A new blues star of the future…Raw, rootsy, eclectic take on the blues." - Classic Rock, The Blues Magazine

To enquire about booking Z-STAR please contact clients@onyasoapbox.com or call 0417 808 107.

>> JAYNE-ANNE POWER LAUNCHES 4TH ALBUM AT AURORA SPIEGELTENT: SUN 15TH FEB (ADELAIDE)






After her successful crowd funding campaign, Jayne-Anne Power will launch her fourth album at The Aurora Spiegeltent in The Garden of Unearthly Delights on Sunday 15th February at 4pm.

It marks the end of a 2 year project, recording her original RnB, soul and pop music and running a Pozible campaign, where fans pre-ordered the much anticipate new album.

Combine slick beats and sassy a vibe with vocal prowess and Jayne-Anne Power is what you get. If you like soul, wrapped in pop, driven by funk and laced with Hip-Hop, then this show is for you.

Jayne-Anne's new album is the kind of music the soul singer is known for – with strong grooves and soaring vocals. This time though with an enigmatic twist that can only be experienced live.

The album was produced by SIXFOUR music, who have also produced tracks for the Hilltop Hoods recent Aria Award winning album "Walking Under Stars" and Briggs latest album "Sheplife".

"SIXFOUR Music share the same musical influences as me – Neo-Soul, Hip Hop and crossover pop - so we really were on the same page musically. But they brought a more aggressive vibe and brought out the feelings and the passion in my songs, which I love." Jayne-Anne said.

Jayne-Anne's last two releases were live recordings and she felt she was ready to get back into the studio.

"This album is the art I have always wanted to make - with absolutely no compromise. Through the recording process and the crowd funding campaign, I feel like I'm part of a big community - so expect plenty of feel good vibes at my Aurora Spiegeltent launch!"

Making this live show all the more spectacular is Jayne-Anne's world class band. On bass the formidable Lucas Taranto who has played on numerous ARIA award winning albums and, toured and recorded with acts such as Gotye, Kimbra, Olly Murs and Lisa Mitchell.

On drums the uncompromising Stevie Cat Jnr who is one half of the musical production duo - Major Dudes - who are heavily responsible for Kimba's explosive live shows and arrangements. Stevie is the drummer and co-musical Director for Grammy Award winning artist Kimbra and has also played for Australian legends Regurgitator.

And on lead guitar, Australian soul and Hip-Hop's "go-to-guy" - Mikey Chan. Mikey is a renowned guitarist who has recorded and collaborated on many ARIA Award winning albums over the years and played alongside artists such as Roots Manuva, Jean Grae, Lotek, TZU, ILLY, Diafrix, Phrase and Kimbra.


THE DETAILS

Date: Sun 15th February 2015 @ 4pm
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights – Aurora Spiegeltent (Rundle Park – Cr East Terrace & Rundle Rd, Adelaide)
Cost: All Tix $35


TICKETS

www.adelaidefringe.com.au or www.gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au


REVIEWS

"Jayne-Anne Power is well known around Adelaide for her exquisite vocal range and superb talent, emanating a confidence built up from years of experience, Jayne-Anne's powerful voice took over the large room." - Fasterlouder.com.au

"Adelaide songstress Jayne-Anne Power is just the right blend of sass and soul. She's definitely got substance." - The Advertiser


MEDIA CONTACT

Abby Edwards – Onya Soapbox
0417 808 107
abby@onyasoapbox.com

www.jayne-annepower.com
www.facebook.com/jayneannepower

To book Jayne-Anne contact Abby on clients@onyasoapbox.com or call 0417 808 107.