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Alternate Pop Sweetheart Making Soundwaves

Emerging young Sunshine Coast songwriter and alternative pop artist Doolie has been gaining popularity while catching the attention of a host of music industry professionals in Australia and abroad. Doolie's strong lilting vocals and modern percussive driven sound is a refreshing entry into the current music scene. Putting a lot of focus in the last three years into live performances, Doolie has an EP release marked for the end of 2016 and admits, building a career whilst a challenge, is a top priority.  As she draws inspiration from established musicians like Banks, Vera Blue, Airling, George Maple and Flume, it is clear Doolie is carving her own niche in today's scene. The recent nomination for 'Most Promising Female Songwriter' in the Queensland Music Awards is an indication of her talent and dedication to her passion, as these nominations are generally reserved as a benchmark for musicians who have a more established profile. Culminating in a win for ‘Best Song’ in…

Anything 'For the Company' of Little May...

My first listen of the angelic indie folk voices of Little May was their angsty tune 'Hide'. Since then they have built an amazing portfolio & continue to blow my musical mind. If you'll recall back in 2013 Annie, Liz and Hannah won Triple J's Laneway competition to perform and since that little 'pinch myself' moment, have been blowing away the Aussie indie scene. Recording with the likes of The National's Aaron Brooking Dessner, Little May are impressing us all with the beauty of lyric and melody alike on their recent album release 'For the Company'.

I wanted more than anything to get to know the real them, so taking a little break before their show at Solbar, we piled into the back of the tour bus for an intimate chat about life so far and who are 'Little May' and who is seeking their company on tour most?

Listen to our interview here...

“For The Company” is out now on iTunes, Spotify, and their web store, featuring single ‘Home’ and ‘Se…

Getting Creative on the 'Soul Coast'

What does it mean to be a creative artist? Arts ventures and organisations on the Sunshine Coast are currently growing exponentially. The shift in how our community see and value arts and the role it has to play in our lives is ever snowballing. The creative arts inject fundamental vitality into all aspects of our growing community. In each individuals' creative expression we all gain something. Gathering within this NFP collective, the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, are artists, educators, innovators and philanthropists alike. Our fascination as humans in everything around us, informs everything we do. Fortunately for us living here on the Sunshine Coast we have this extremely pro active collective whom collaborate regularly to keep the arts alive and thriving, forming a recognisable identity for our generation and those to come.

The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance have done it again with their #juiceandjam breakfast this morning. Encouraging creative enterprise, innovative d…