Monday, January 25, 2016

SWEET SIXTEEN

Hey there!

Well the new year has kicked off at great speed! I welcomed in the new year at Falls Festival in Byron Bay which was part of a stellar week of action. :)

In a few days I have a gig at The Nook in Nambour which should be ace. #nambouring

I am currently working on writing music for a three part short film series for Griffith University called Learning Futures, so I'll share that with you once it's out.

Below is a pic from my desk at the Beaver Lodge of Falls Festival.


Over the last couple of months I have been working in the production department of 4ZZZ FM below is a video celebrating the station's 40th birthday which features a "remix" I did of the first broadcast back in 1975 (with music from Art vs Science).



New music & new adventures are planned for 2016 so stay posted.


JRA


Thursday, December 10, 2015

FAR FAR AWAY

Hey there!

2015 - it's almost over, a year that had more plot twists than a Doctor Who episode.
A colossus thank you to the below radio shows and radio stations across Australia for the airplay in October and November!!! I cannot thank you enough for sharing my music with your listeners :)

Something New, Old & Blue - UGFM Radio Murrindindi, Victoria
Hills Radio 88.9 FM, South Australia
Glamour Rock & The Soundstage - 2CCC Coast FM, New South Wales
Kaleidescope - Northside Radio FM 99.3,  New South Wales
Aussie Rock Mish'n, BBBFM 89.1, South Australia

I have a couple of shows coming up, if you're around make sure you come by and say hi!

Queen Street Mall, 23rd of December 2015
Palmwoods Hotels, 27th of December 2015
The Nook Nambour, 31st of January 2016

I went to my first stadium music show (Ed Sheeran)  a couple of weeks ago. It was amazing to see the crowd on such a large scale responding to the music. Music is magical.

Below is the short documentary I wrote music for by the team L & L Film Productions about the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival. Check it out!!



Today's blog post brought to you by BULLY.


JRA


Monday, November 16, 2015

TIME TO DANCE

Hey there!

Well the adventures have been rolling in since my last blog post. I spent a weekend in Melbourne which was awesome. While I was there I went to Jen Cloher's I Manage My Music workshop which was really interesting.

On my way across Federation Square (and to Bowie at ACMI) I heard a familiar voice... Tom Ballard. Then none other than Clare Bowditch came onstage and performed a beautiful song with a touching story. The tail-end of a welcome refugees event, thanks Melbourne you're swell :)

Current Favourites
Song: Never Stop (with rap) by Chilly Gonzales
Time of Day: Sunset
TV: Gruen
Album: ReWiggled, A Tribute To The Wiggles

Here's some photos from Wingham I took...



The photo below is by Rose E. Smith and is of our songwriting group for the day 'Love Stanza' performing at the Akoostik Music Festival (Wingham, NSW).


Until the next outburst of 21st century under-sharing.


JRA

Sunday, October 18, 2015

TIME AND SPACE

Hey there!

The last month has been action packed, filled with adventures and new people!

Here's a photo from the EP Party at The Milk Factory, Brisbane. [Photo by Aquila Young]

Pictured (left to right) - Lachlan Bambach, Jessie Ryan-Allen & Hayden Johns

Last Wednesday I performed at The Bison Bar as a part of the Turn Up music conference. It was great day full of interesting speakers and music.

In the last few days I headed down to Wingham for a songwriting workshop a part of the Akoostik Music Festival. I had an awesome time and I learnt a lot. :) Below is a write up about the new EP in the latest edition of Blank Magazine!


I have a couple nuggets of vague interest which have slipped through the cracks of previous blog posts...

First off, while I was in New York I did some backing vocals for a track by some new friends I made while at NYU, you can listen to it here.

In other news I did an interview on ABC Coast FM before the release of Shakespearian Chick, along with a live performance of 'Fish in the Sea' to which you can listen here.

I'm on Instagram - that's pictures with words. To the right is photo from Caloundra Music Festival's Instagram with Abbe May and I. Photo by Cynthia Lee. :)

I have just finished some music for a short promo film for the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival - so I will share that with you when it comes out!!

Also a big thanks to Jase of Sydney's 2RDJ 88.1 FM for the airplay over the last few weeks!



Until the next saga in time and space.



JRA


Sunday, September 27, 2015

SHAKESPEARIAN CHICK

Hey there!

Well its official, as of the 16th of September my new EP, Shakespearian Chick came out!

Before the EP's release I had an overwhelming amount of support from radio stations across the country with the first track of the EP, "Let Me Breathe" receiving airplay. A giant thank you to...

4ZZZ Brisbane - Girls Can Tell
ABC Coast FM Sunshine Coast (& interview!)
South Australia's Rox FM with Ross Wilson (& interview!)
NSW's Nambucca Radio - Soundbite
Sydney's 2MCR 100.3FM - Wednesday Night Coffee Morning & RTnE.
WA's Harvey Community Radio - Random Review

Along with On The Beat from Southern 88.3 FM & Wednesday Night Coffee Morning who have been spinning the EP since its release! :)

Current Favourites
Book: Words Without Music by Philip Glass
Album: Love This Gaint by St Vincent & David Bryne
Film: Muriel's Wedding
Style Icon: Ryan Adams

In less than a week I will be hitting the stage with my band!! in Brisbane for the EP Party. We are sharing the line-up with Ella Fence (& band) and Erin Jane, who both are amazing!!! We're performing songs from the EP and brand new material that's never been performed live. :) So excited.

Other great news in the pipeline is that I performed on Balcony TV Brisbane recently and that music from Shakespearian Chick has been accepted into AMRAP's Unsigned program for national distribution to community radio stations! Such an amazing program and service.

Today's blog is brought to you by Ryan Adam's 1989.


-JRA


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW FACES

Hello there!

My last post feels like forever ago... I had an amazing time in New York and took a while for it all to sink in. Last Thursday Brisbane's 4ZZZ FM announced my upcoming EP, it's launch show at the Milk Factory, West End Brisbane and premiered the first track Let Me Breathe! Thanks so much to Clare and Remy of the radio show, Girls Can Tell for making this happen. :)

The name of the upcoming EP is Shakespearian Chick. Below is a brainstorm I did when preparing to collaborate with photographer Savannah Van der Niet (Savvy Creative) and visual artist Tessa Szilasi, to explain exactly what a Shakespearian Chick means to me.



Above is one of the photos by Savannah, it is a double exposure (two images taken on the same piece of film in the camera). My t-shirt says "The Art of Nothing" in French :) Below is one of the creations by Tessa, I absolutely love her work!!!


Also I didn't get to mention this when it happened but in May I recorded a song for Indie 100 which you can listen to here! In the studio with me was producer Zander Hulme and engineer Hayden Johns. Here's a photo from that night :)


Today's blog post was brought to you by The Go-Betweens' Streets Of Your Town.



Jessie Ryan-Allen


Saturday, July 11, 2015

10 000 FEET LIVING

Hey there!

Back on solid ground, I am back from my big adventure to New York! Below are a couple of photos :)




Highlights - songwriting collaborations, studio time, new friends & Contemporary Color (native spelling!).



The World of Lost Luise EP continues to be getting airplay across the country, a big thank you to...
Western Australia's 107.3 HFM, A Little Green Bag radio show
Victoria's Inner North East, Infectious Unease radio show
Western Australia's RTR FM, All City radio show


A spark, then the flame, we are all to blame. 10 000 feet living, distant but direct.



Jessie Ryan-Allen