The Germein Sisters have left the building...nay, the nation.
They're now on their way to Germany for this September's EU tour. Catch them at a concert somewhere near you...they're everywhere this year with lots of TV and radio as well. Don't believe me? Check the tourdates here:
AUSTRALIA sagst DEUTSCHLAND LEGENDS!
After living the FIFA dream 4x whilst based in the EU it was odd missing the energy, hype and excitement of being in Europe and Germany amongst it all.
Trotzdem, It was still worth getting up at 5am every time in order to watch you live, brilliant, solid and always clean from good ole Adelaide.
Thanx Walter at "Hirsch" and Uwe at "Glems FC" (top German league) for the ever-lucky FIFA guernsey. Would have been great to be there with you all....but I sort of was anyway.
Thanx Angus, Mandi, Mike and Joseph for the great viewing company and VIP members box. Ta to Jessica Graham-Steer for this pic on finals morning.
RONNIE TAHENY sells out!
...to Arty Records
ARTY RECORDS sells out!
...to Ronnie Taheny
....and Next-Gen Indie Artists
Greetings from the lofty towers of multinational corporation, where Arty Records has got Ronnie captive and allowing her to make some of the nicest decisions of her career - that is, working at the coalface of developing the best emerging artists - the ones she likes.
That's right, Ronnie and Arty Records still enjoy their beautiful marriage plus they get to support the future of original new music, take tea breaks when they like, liberties when they want and artists by the hand.
In typical entrepreneurial style, Arty Records has expanded its services for no other reason than typical market forces - supply and demand. Yours.
Yep, in co-operation, Ronnie and Arty Records have set up a few extra industry services which now officially give back to the industry and accomodate even more Australian and O. S. artists in a variety of ways.
Taheny, navigating that multi-sensory coalfaced
corridor called career, 2010 (pic: Caroline Fisher)
None of this was planned, mind you. Ronnie aimed to retire from touring (after 20 years based in the EU) to a quiet life back here in Adelaide. A well-deserved life of early nights, minimal work, lots of beach and the occasional new album but, alas, she was grossly mistaken (though she IS working on the new album).
Since returning to Australia in Aug 2013, Taheny has found she is being pelted by a plethora of original artists struggling to get from A to R along the casualty-strewn highway of Music Industry and is, therefore, responding to the cause in typical manner - entrepreneurially.
In short, first we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin, then anything else by stealth. And strategy.
Together, Ronnie and Arty Records provide original artists with much needed practical support delivered by their crack team of seasoned and sensible personnel - simple as that.
Read for yourself what all of our happy customers have to say about our services in the following sections:
...and if we like you (and at the fear of being labelled shady) we might even throw in some...
Export-Ready Booking Agency
...but you'd want to be good. And rich.
Click the "Arty Records Services" tab in the left side bar of this page (currently under construction).
Past and current Australian roster includes:
The Germein Sisters
The Baker Suite
The Moor Rose
Oh, yeah, small detail, but songs for Ronnie's next CD are also being written as you read.
Naturally, there's a theme developing but if we told you, we'd have to kill your computer. So, less said about that at the moment, the better. Never question the "magic".
"Patti Smith and Pippi Longstocking merge to crank-out smart-arsed songs for minds that move."
FRI JAN 31st 2014!!!!
Sorry for the slow response, I've been in detention. Demoing the new album.
We really appreciate your being at the Gov (yet again) in 41C heat and for your good humour re the night's theme. Some of those yellow IPC cards were hilarious.
Feedback suggests most people would like to do it all again next year now that they know they can cue for a voluntary frisking by our beautiful but brutal immigration officers - Marie deLint and Amanda Goodfellow. And that's just a start.
Big thanks also go to that crack-hot band comprising of the ever-exceptional Jarrad Payne plus Flik Freeman and Mark Ferguson. Great talents, excellent human beings! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Then there's the support band, AVENUE who have charmed a bunch of new and, of course, loyal fans who already vow be at their upcoming Fringe gig at The Garden (see details below). Yep, hear those great new songs from the soon-to-be-released "Colour Blind" EP but this time with their drummer, Miles Sly!
Ditto the GERMEIN SISTERS. Again, as much charm in the crowd selling raffle tix as talent when on stage. The response we've had from their new Gov fans indicates that their upcoming Spiegel Tent concert will be yet again a huge success for the 5th year running. (see details below).
Fantastic young SA talent and gigs at reasonable hours. Bonus.
And thanks must go the Rosemary Cadden from InDaily for a most positive review of the night. Read it here knowing that you were there:
Ta to all the other folk who sweated behind the scenes in order to navigate us through the evening seamlessly.And The Gov!According to the immigration IPC (Incoming Passenger Card or as we called it on the night "Intelligent Punter Card")that you filled-out on arrival at the Gov gig, many of you come along every year because we've commanded that you put the date in your diary. Well, get this one down now:
or print it out forever here
Gov review 2014
SAT FEB 7th 2015 - The Gov
We promise not to change the date on you this time and it's going to be 22C. Make sure your visa is valid.
Listen to a couple of the newies you'll hear on the night...albeit finished. Ta to Willy for demoing these courtesy of "Unpleasant Studios", PLYMPTON, SA. As close to detention as you'd want.
...and this latest addition, demoed at "Studio Concrete" by the always-over-capable Jarrad Payne. Ta Jarrad, yet again.
If you want to know what you're in for, check out this live review from last year's Gov gig and book your table now.
Many thanks to reviewer and literary lama, David Robinson, Esq.
Review 2013 Download
"In a field increasingly inhabited by poetic and intellectual pygmies, Taheny can cut through the vaporous crap with a single line. That she does so with wry humour makes her all the more a contemporary stand-out."
Time Out Magazine, London
“Seduces you and runs a sharp fingernail down a sensitive part of your anatomy when you least expect it.”
Simon Hardeman, The Independent, London
“She's a breath of fresh air ... quirky, very thoughtful and interesting! And her music is lovely!”
Gillian Russell, Music Café, BBC Scotland
"Power from DownUnder! Impressing how her warmth, charisma, energy and black sense of humour fill the stage and captivate the audience."
Kim Heibon, "The Machine" Radio P3, Denmark
"Taheny manages to enchant her audience with her stage presence. And she writes remarkably catchy songs - a female Captain Hook who throws the lines."
Christian Dorn, freelance, Berlin, Germany
“Rarely do you hear such great warmth and generosity in smart pop music!”
David Sly, SA Life, Adelaide.