Artists who have current CD’s recorded at Pocket Universe

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Artists who have recorded at Pocket Universe are invited to leave a link to their web site where you will find information and sound bytes of their projects.

 

Bernard Carney is one of Australia’s most accomplished singer-songwiters and is frequently a guest at the major music festivals.

His long-awaited fourth CD will not disappoint: masterfully-constructed songs both personal and social  often intertwined with a touch (or more than a touch) of sarcasm and wit, such as White Goods for the Heart and Green Weapons, yet not afraid to confront issues e.g. Stolen Car, Dreams of Peace.  He is joined by David Hyams (acoustic, electric & slide guitars), Roy Martinez (bass, fretless bass), Angus Diggs (drums & percussion) as well as other guests.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.bernardcarney.com

The Gang of Three (actually four) are a Celtic folk based band comprising two of Perth’s best-known artists, Alan Ferguson and Joff Davies, together with gifted songwriter Tom Percy and versatile fiddler Matt Stapleton.  Although known for their rowdy humour, the focus of this studio album is the songs of Tom Percy (and one of Alan Ferguson), telling of injustices and mysteries of Western Australia’s past, as well as a few traditional folk classics.  One point of note is Joff’s and Alan’s vocals- some of the finest traditional style singing on a current release.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.facebook.com/GangofThree

Them Little Secrets are an exciting new act featuring Lateisha Boucher and Fiona Rea on vocals, accompanied by Fiona on piano and guitar.  Their songs are very personal and full of emotion. The styles vary from the intimate Jacqueline to cheeky jazz oveertones in Him to the lush, piano-driven Our First Winter. 

This mini-album features six songs, where they are joined at various times by Marcus Perozzi (percussion), Philip Waldron (double bass), Tony Annesse (bass), Sam Graham (trumpet), Erik Kowarski (violin) and Emma McCoy (cello).

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.myspace.com/themlittlesecrets

Roses from the Heart is a compilation of songs about female convicts taken to Australia.  Inspired by the untold stories of these over 25,000 women, Christina Henri has embarked on an historic art project where a bonnet will be made to represent each one.  Already over 18,000 bonnets have been made, and Christina has been touring with them,

The CD features a variety of artists including Bernard Carney and Them Little Secrets.  Several of the songs have been written specially for the album, others have been released to Christina in support.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.christinahenri.com.au/index.php?/ongoing/voices-in-the-dark-documentary/

The Ballpoint Penguins’ long-awaited third CD doesn’t disappoint!  A cappella at its wittiest.  Nothing is sacred - not Leonard Cohen nor the Messiah.  Also under scrutiny are mobile phones, snoring, women’s bodies, haute cuisine, organic farms, and the list goes on...

For a trio of a cappella singers the sound is huge- and it’s real!  There are no layers of overdubs:  they sound this big live, too.

This album is guaranteed to hit the funny bone in the guise of sweet melodies, catchy rhythms and rich counterpoint.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.ballpointpenguins.com
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Mucky Duck celebrate their 40th anniversary with this album of traditional Aussie folk songs and tunes as well as a few originals penned by members of the band.  They honour their heritage by including some early Duck favourites such as Marco Polo and All For Me Grog, Duck classics such as The Old Bullock Dray and more recent additions like Donald Blue, Blacksmith. 

The music is lively and rhythmic; a great memento of the Mucky Duck for Duck fans past and present.

The band has also released a book of the history of the Duck, replete with quotes and pictures.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.muckyduckbushband.com

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Sinbad’s Caravan is the brainchild of classical guitarist/ composer Steve East and poet Chris Harlow.  Their two concurrent CD releases, Unspoken and Poetic, feature instrumentals by Steve East performed on guitars, flute and violin.  On Poetic the music forms an accompaniment to Chris Harlow’s poems in a unique performance art.

The music varies from melodic to rhythmic and captures emotions evoked by Western Australian places and regions.  The poems draw from characters found in all walks of life and are delivered with perceptive wit with a dash of sarcasm.

LINK TO ARTIST’S WEBSITEhttp://www.sinbads-caravan.com

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