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Sarah Humphreys

Sarah Humphreys takes the ingredients of the classic songwriter and combines these with a sense of spontaneity, ukeleles, a love of old vinyl and an amazing ability to stare out the window. She is a dreamer, a storyteller and a romantic. Sarah stands out as a genuine artist and a wonderful talent.

Sarah is a prolific and award winning songwriter (2009 ABC Music Artist of the Year) and signed with Mushroom Publishing in early 2009. Her songs have featured in movie and TV soundtracks and even the obligatory Home and Away wedding montage. Her love affair with her craft began under the tutelage of the Beatles and other old school pop music and heightened when she discovered Ray LaMontagne and Ryan Adams.

She has been described as:

'Earthy, Grounded & Honest.' by Drum Media.

Dom Alessio from Triple J says:

'Folk-pop doesn't get much better than this… A perfect mix of self-confessed vulnerability and confidence…'

Over the past ten years she's supported & toured with artists including Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Sara Storer, Diesel, Mick Hart, Mark Seymour & Renee Geyer in small pubs, big stages, folk festivals, lounge rooms & everywhere in between.


In 2008 Sarah released her breakthrough album 'Teapot Trees & Love Birds' garnering her much industry respect, radio play and many new fans with a gorgeous blend of folk, pop and 60's inspired songs.


In September 2011, Sarah signed with ABC Music. Her first release is a Ukelele album of 6 of her favourite cover songs called 'Him.' In addition, ABC will be releasing two original Sarah Humphreys albums over the following two years.


It is amazing to see a genuine and authentic soul being true to their calling in life. In addition to being a mother and an artist, Sarah aims in her life to connect, to share and to encourage more daydreaming and staring out of the window.
 

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2016 marks 20 years since iconic ABC TV show Recovery was first broadcast on our screens. To celebrate this anniversary, ABC Music have assembled a very special ‘Best Of’ collection, featuring Recovery’s most memorable performances, courtesy of the finest local and international artists of the era.The release includes performances from a galaxy of local and international stars including Powderfinger, Silverchair, Kate Ceberano, Nick Cave, Paul Kelly, Something For Kate, The Whitlams, Natalie Imbruglia, The Living End, You Am I, Sonic Youth, Spiderbait and many more.The DELUXE edition features a 56 page booklet with rare archival photos and liner notes from the bands that were there, as well as extra performances and bonus footage. Track Listing:CD 1:1. Jebediah – Leaving Home2. Happyland – Don’t You Know Who I Am?3. Sonic Youth – Sunday4. The Dandy Warhols – Every Day Should Be A Holiday5. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – Feelin’ Kinda Sporty6. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail7. Silverchair – The Door8. Even – No Surprises9. Spiderbait – Calypso10. The Fauves – Surf City Limits11. Grinspoon – Champion12. Snout – Hey Hey Hey13. Rebecca’s Empire – Atomic Electric14. Midnight Oil – Redneck Wonderland15. The Mavis’s – Naughty Boy16. Frank Yamma – Make More Spear17. Ben Lee – Shirtless18. Swervedriver – 99th Dream19. You Am I – Heavy Heart20. The Dirty Three – Sue’s Last RideCD 21. Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)2. Paul Kelly – Nothing On My Mind3. Powderfinger – The Day You Come4. Custard – Caboolture Speed Lab5. CAKE – I Will Survive6. Clouds – Never Say Forever7. Ben Folds Five – Underground8. Tumbleweed – Silver Lizard9. Frenzal Rhomb – There’s Your Dad10. The Living End – Second Solution11. The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac12. Screamfeeder – Hi-Cs13. Underground Lovers – She Thinks Her Revenge14. Magic Dirt – What Have I Done15. Big Heavy Stuff – Big Mouth16. Something for Kate – Captain (Million Miles an Hour)17. They Might Be Giants – S-E-X-X-Y18. Bluebottle Kiss – Helping You Hate Me19. Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – You’re Such A Freak20. The Blackeyed Susans – Blue Skies, Blue SeaDVD 11. You Am I – Good Mornin’2. Grinspoon – Just Ace3. Sonic Youth – Wildflower Soul4. Gerling – Death To The Apple Gerls5. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 2 Kindsa Love/Flavor6. Spiderbait – Buy Me a Pony7. Magic Dirt – She-Riff8. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide9. TISM – Whatareya?10. The Fauves – Dogs Are The Best People11. Far Out Corporation – Don’t Blame The Beam12. Custard – Girls Like That (Don’t Go For Guys Like Us)13. They Might Be Giants – Till My Head Falls Off14. The Cardigans – Been It15. Frank Yamma – Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Me16. Deadstar – Don’t Let It Get You Down17. The Living End – Prisoner Of Society18. Bad Religion – Come Join Us19. Fini Scad – Coppertone20. The Blackeyed Susans – Smokin’ Johnny Cash21. Nick Cave – Into My Arms22. Bluebottle Kiss – Tap Dancing On The Titanic23. Midnight Oil – Concrete24. Yothu Yindi – Superhighway25. Frenzal Rhomb – Mr Charisma26. Happyland – Hello!27. Tumbleweed – Fang It28. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn29. The Whitlams – I Make Hamburgers30. Front End Loader – Pulse31. The Saints – Good Friday32. The Mavis’s – Cry33. Pangaea – Smile34. CAKE – Frank Sinatra35. Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly36. Clouds – Here Now37. Big Heavy Stuff – May38. Underground Lovers – Starsigns39. The Dirty Three – Authentic Celestial Music40. Screamfeeder – Bridge Over NothingDVD 21. TISM – Thunderbirds Are Coming Out2. Powderfinger – Don’t Wanna Be Left Out3. Regurgitator – Black Bugs4. Paul Kelly – How To Make Gravy5. Kate Ceberano – Pash6. Antenna – Come On Spring7. Ben Lee – Eight Years Old8. Even – Stop And Go Man9. The Mark Of Cain – Interloper10. Luna – IHOP11. Jebediah – Harpoon12. Silverchair – Freak13. Nancy Vandal – Bikini High Pool Party Massacre III14. The Dandy Warhols – Boys Better15. Erasure – In My Arms16. Crow – Animal Husbandry17. Rebecca’s Empire – So Rude18. Ed Kuepper – All Of These Things19. Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – I Won’t Tell20. The Lucksmiths – Punchlines21. Snout – Winning Smile22. Xylouris Ensemble – My Mind The Boatman23. Something for Kate – Working Against Me24. John Reed Club – Stamp Duty25. Dinosaur Jr. – Sure Not Over You26. Unwritten Law – Superman27. Pollyanna – Peachy Keen28. Ben Folds Five – One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces29. The Porkers – X-Factor30. The Superjesus – Down Again31. Mental As Anything – The Nips Are Getting Bigger32. Ammonia – Sleepwalking33. The Tea Party – Temptation34. Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery35. Swervedriver – Duel36. Knievel – Something Good Must Come37. Secret Chiefs 3 – Renunciation38. Eskimo Joe – Sweater39. Midnight Oil – Advance Australia Fair / Birdman
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Guitarist Slava Grigoryan embarks on a major new recording series surveying the music of JS Bach, beginning with the beloved Cello Suites.This album is the result of Grigoryan’s decades-long love affair with the Suites, music which has accompanied him throughout his life. Reflecting on Bach’s music, he says: ‘I’m constantly staggered by the universe of ideas in each movement of every Suite. The simplicity, the elegance, the structure and the spirit are simply breathtaking’.Bach’s Cello Suites were composed around 1720, and contain some of the most popular music ever written – but much of their history, including the instrument for which they were originally intended, is shrouded in mystery. What we do know for certain is that Bach arranged one of the Suites for the lute, a fore-father of the guitar.This is believed to be the world-premiere recording of the Bach Cello Suites on baritone guitar, whose lower pitch allows the Suites to be played in their original keys. ‘The moment I picked up a baritone,’ says Grigoryan, ‘I thought of Bach’s Cello Suites. The resonance and sustain were so entirely different to what I was used to on a regular instrument – it was impossible not to play lyrically. I was immediately smitten and full of ideas.’ The use of the guitar also allows a fresh perspective on these baroque masterpieces, including bringing out some of the rhythmic grooves inherent in the music – an aspect that has led to Bach being described as the original inspiration behind jazz.Grigoryan is renowned as one of the world’s most talented, sought-after and versatile instrumentalists. He collaborates with orchestras globally, and forms a long-standing duo with his brother Leonard. He has won ARIA Awards for Best Classical Album, and has also received significant acclaim for his performances in world and jazz music.The album was recorded at the UKARIA Cultural Centre, the state-of-the-art new concert hall in the Adelaide Hills founded by Ulrike Klein. Future albums in Slava Grigoryan’s Bach series include volume II of the Cello Suites, and an album of concertos with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACHCello Suites · Volume I1–6. Cello Suite No.1 in G major, BWV10077–12. Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV100813–18. Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009Slava Grigoryanbaritone guitarDownload the album booklet here
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The Field Brothers are Australian music industry legends and best known from their time as key members of The Cockroaches and their current work with the Wiggles.As The Cockroaches, John and Paul recorded three albums in the 1980’s and 1990’s; one album surpassing Platinum status. They had 8 songs reach the Top 40 including “She’s the One” and “Some Kind of Girl”; and they toured Australia non stop for 6 years. They were voted the hardest working band in show business when they played 340 gigs in one year. They were ARIA and APRA nominated. They played grand finals, telethons, inner city pubs, massive outdoor shows, many Bachelor and Spinster Balls, Cruise ships, dingy skanky dives and rockin’ fantastic sweaty pubs.Then in 2011, the brothers teamed up to form The Field Brothers and record their debut album entitled, 1964. Now they are back in 2016 with a new release, Every Day Is Like An Elvis Movie. The latest release is jam packed with rock n roll and feel good new hits.
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In the three practices on this CD Gillian’s voice guides you into beautiful spaces of inner peace that will relax, uplift and rejuvenate you.The first practice uses a breath awareness technique and is perfect for time-out recuperation during a busy day. The second practice is a classic half-hour whole body relaxation known as yoga nidra. The third practice is a sitting meditation practice with healing sounds and visualizations of inner light. All three practices are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced meditators and for people of any age, religious or spiritual persuasion.Dr Gillian Ross has an Honours Science Degree, a Doctorate in Behavioural Sciences and is a trained yoga teacher (IYTA). She has published books on spirituality and self transformation as well as many relaxation, meditation and yoga CDs. She has been a dedicated student of meditation practices, East and West, for over 30 years. Her beautiful 40-acre home in northern NSW has become a venue for meditational retreats and workshops.
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This album is about the intimate and secret path of spirituality that we can walk while living our ordinary lives of jobs, marriage, children, mortgages, neighborhoods and friendship. This is an album about the quest for the liberation of consciousness within everyday life.
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When Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital made his debut with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the magic was instant. A musician of electrifying virtuosity, Avi’s sensitivity drew audiences towards the emotional heart of his music, and created a palpable chemistry with the musicians on stage.Now this extraordinary music-making can be re-lived with a stunning high-definition recording, filmed live at City Recital Hall in Sydney. Avi, the musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and their Artistic Director Paul Dyer celebrate the music of baroque greats Vivaldi, JS Bach, Albinoni and Pachelbel, revel in the Bulgarian folk music of Bartok, and thrill the audience with the Spanish dances of de Falla.
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra is a national treasure, and a world-beating musical force. This album celebrates the ACO’s history of superlative and ambitious music-making, presenting the recordings that have thrilled music-lovers for decades.The album opens with Irkana IV by Peter Sculthorpe, recorded in 1996 and drawn from one of the most highly award-winning recordings in Australian classical history. Two other Australian composers with whom the ACO has a close history – Elena Kats-Chernin and Joseph Tawadros – are also represented. The album showcases the stunning breadth of the Orchestra’s music-making by delving back into the Baroque (Bach’s beloved double violin concerto), the Classical (Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ symphony), and into the Romantic era (Brahms, Wagner and Tchaikovsky). Each work is introduced in the booklet by the ACO’s Artistic Director Richard Tognetti.Celebrating 40 Years is a companion to ACO40: The Fortieth Year, a large-format prestige book that beautifully captures the ACO in pictures and words, on stage, in rehearsal, and in their private lives. With revealing text by Margaret Throsby and deluxe photography by Anthony Browell, ACO40 is a sumptuous souvenir of Australia’s national orchestra’s 40th Anniversary year together, offering fascinating insight into the busy lives and music-making of Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. To find out more, visit www.aco.com.au/aco40.
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Frederick Septimus Kelly was one of the great cultural losses of World War One. An Australian who spent much of his life in England, his legacy has been neglected until now – the centenary of his death, killed in action at the Battle of the Somme at the age of 35.Kelly’s music – crafted entirely in his head, and only committed to paper once perfected – displays touching lyricism and profound invention. When he died, his compositional output matched that of Ralph Vaughan Williams at the same age for its sheer quality and range.Kelly, or ‘Sep’ to his friends, was also a renowned pianist whose virtuosity was met with acclaim in both Europe and Australia. He was a close friend of the poet Rupert Brooke, present at his death and burial in Gallipoli. In his lifetime, he was best known to the general public for his prowess as an oarsman, winning an Olympic gold medal.A Race Against Time is the result of a decade-long project to research and uncover Kelly’s genius. It provides for the first time a major survey of his astonishing music, from his early songs to the scores he sketched as he served in the war that would cut short his astonishing talent.
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The finest young pianists from around the world are chosen to compete in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and this double album showcases some of the most dazzling solo performances from the Sydney International Piano Competition 2016.Outstanding not only for their technical brilliance, but also for the depth of emotion in their interpretations and their mastery of a breathtaking range of musical styles, these are exceptional artists, displaying the very best of their talent.18 competitors in all are represented, playing music from the Baroque (Rameau and Scarlatti) to the 21st century (Lindberg), taking in along the way not only music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, but also Sibelius, Dutilleux and Zaderatsky as well as sizzling arrangements of Liszt by Horowitz and Tchaikovsky by Feinberg.Piers Lane, himself a competitor at the very first Sydney International Piano Competition and now its Artistic Director, contributes the introductory notes.The 2016 competition was not only broadcast in its entirety by ABC Classic FM but also live streamed, so already has an international audience. A further album of Australian piano music heard at the competition is due for release in early 2017.
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If you’re experiencing worry or distress, anxiety or tension, one thing is certain – you’re not the only one. When your emotions are settled and your mind is feeling lighter, it’s easier to face the situation, and work out the best way forward. These meditations are designed to help you regain control over your thoughts and emotions.
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Relaxation is an essential ingredient for a healthy, happy, fulfilling life. On this CD there are methods to relax your body and your mind. Firstly, a progressive muscle relaxation, followed by creative visualizations inviting you to take a delightful meditation vacation. Relax. You deserve it.Track Listing:1. Progressive Muscle RelaxationMountains in the Snow2. In the Cabin3. Out in the Snow4. Warming MusicIsland in the Sun5. Float in the Ocean6. Relax on the Beach7. Stroll Along the Shore8. Cooling Music
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Are you ready for some Frightful Fun with Giggle Fangs?Giggle and Hoot present this collection of classic and unique Halloween tracks, comprised of a selection of the best in Children’s entertainment, designed to captivate and entertain children of all ages.A companion piece to the DVD of the same name, this boo-tastic collection features spooky songs from Giggle and Hoot, Sesame Street and The Wiggles, alongside versions of classic Halloween tracks such as ‘Monster Mash’ and ‘I Put A Spell On You’.Track Listing:1. Giggle Fangs – Giggle and Hoot2. The Sound of Halloween – The Wiggles3. Monster In The Mirror – Sesame Street4. Trick Or Treat – Juice Music5. Dem Bones – Juice Music6. Horns and Fangs – Juice Music7. Do the Skeleton Skat! – The Wiggles8. Monster Mash – Juice Music9. Batty Lair – Giggle and Hoot10. Spooky Wookey – Juice Music11. Transylvania 12345 – Sesame Street12. Creeping Up – Juice Music13. The Addams Family Theme – Juice Music14. Little Vampires – The Wiggles15. Spooksville – Juice Music16. Elmo Says Boo! – Sesame Street17. I Put A Spell On You – Juice Music18. The Full Moon Melody – The Wiggles19. Ghostbusters – Juice Music20. The Song Of The Count – Sesame Street21. Ten Little Monsters – Juice Music22. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream – Sean O’Boyle23. Ghouls Night Out – Juice Music24. The Slime Rhyme – Sean O’Boyle25. Wizard Stew – Juice Music26. The Batty Bat – Sesame Street