Shane Flew Gympie 2003
- SHAKING UP THE MYSTERY - SHANE
FLEW - Regal Records (MGM)
" Shaking Up The Mystery " is the latest CD release from Sydney based, Singer/
Songwriter/ Musician, Shane Flew.
Over the last 20 years Shane has performed and recorded with many well known
names in the Australian music industry ( QED, THE FLOOD, ALEX SMITH, TROY
CASSAR-DALEY, NORMIE ROWE, GRAEME CONNERS, The rock musical HAIR ) to name a
This 11 song package, described as Adult Contemporary/Rock Americana is now
available through Regal Records distributed Australia wide through MGM.
Produced and engineered by legendary guitarist Rex Goh, with assistance from
Matt Fell and MichaelCarpenter, this album is a collection original songs with
intelligent lyrics and strong melody’s that flow smoothly through all the
genres of contemporary music.
Shane's voice, guitar, drum and percussion work is wonderfully supported by a
list of Australia’s best session players and singers.
This CD is an excellent follow up to his critically acclaimed debut, " 7,000
Miles " released independently in 2002.
- CD Review in Country Update
Magazine Issue 44 April 07
By Kim Cheshire
“Shaking Up The Mystery” - Shane Flew – Regal Records(MGM)
Considering how long he’s been a part of the Sydney music scene you could
still be excused if you’ve never heard of him because Shane Flew has spent the
last twenty five years playing other peoples music.
As a live/session drummer/singer he has played with The Flood, Graeme Connors,
Troy Cassar-Daley, Normie Rowe, Alex Smith and many others.
He has played and sung on over forty albums, recorded countless jingles and
soundtracks but having developed a passion for songwriting and a new found
confidence in fronting a band rather than driving it from the drum stool, he
decided to adjust the emphasis from drummer who sings to singer/songwriter who
drums and the results are impressive indeed. I realized on first listen to
Shaking up the Mystery that his first solo venture ‘7,000 Miles’ in 2002 was
really just a rough outline of what he is capable of.
This is the kind of album you don’t hear much of these days, it’s not rock,
country, blues, jazz or any of the genres really, yet it contains elements of
them all, the songs are well written lyrically and musically, they are sung
with authority and the whole thing is suffused with an enthusiastic energy.
There’s a hint of Bruce Hornsby here and there, I occasionally hear a Gerry
Rafferty influence in the vocal, a little Matt Finish or UK Squeeze in the
band and with the assorted vocal contributions from an array of Sydney
luminaries, the Beach Boys certainly have to get a nod.
The album has a strong focus, the songs sit together really well, the
production by Sydney session guitarist Rex Goh although a little old school is
well considered and appropriate, the arrangements are imaginative and there’s
some excellent contributions from some of Sydney’s finest musicians.
The songs cover a variety of topics from the philosophical the political, the
positive the cynical, innocence, lost love, found love and even a song about
neither called ‘This is Not a Love Song’.
The lyrics are smart, literate and mostly literal and the tunes which cover a
variety of rock, pop, New Orleans and country rock style grooves don`t always
go where you expect but still linger and the whole thing is as solid as a
rock…pre U2 rock that is!
I have a theory that before U2 most rock music was constructed in a
particularly traditional manner dating back to the early days of rock-n-roll.
With the advent of the U2 approach, along with open tunings, simple guitar
figures enhanced by digital effects, and a particular set of production values
they almost single-handedly re-invented rock music and just about every post
U2 alternative/mainstream rock act today carry elements of their template. The
more traditional approach, still found in country, most roots music and older
style rock and Blues acts, has become it seems, a dying art.
Apart from the current crop of retro style rock acts a la Jet, The Strokes,
Wolfmother etc the approach that gave us bands like the Beatles, the Stones
and the majority of 60s and 70s music in general is rarely heard on
contemporary commercial radio anymore, a world dominated by post U2 rock,
mindless Australian Idol style pop(I prefer pap) and electronic dance based
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- Hello all,
Hope this email finds you well!
As usual the artwork for the new CD is taking a little more time than I
expected, with a second version of the front and back cover now being
finalized. Still hoping for a distribution deal with a small label.
More travelling for me this month with gigs in Gosford, Canberra & Milton,
along with an invitation to play percussion and guitar with the Blue Moon
Boys (Mark Punch & Michael Vidale) at The Bald Rock Hotel in Balmain on the
Also a special show for kids at the Kangaroo St Youth Centre in Manly. This
will be both instructional or educational and entertaining and I hope a
lot of fun for the kids!
I`'m back at the Nags Head in Glebe (solo) twice this month and continue the
monthly residency at Chatswood RSL with my band (Mark Punch, Matt Fell &
Glen Wilson) on Friday 20th,7:30pm-10:30pm
I have attached the flyer for the next Eagles tribute show at the Basement
on Friday November 3rd. My good friend Bernie Segeden is joining the
team, I`m looking forward to it very much! Tickets are selling fast, book now
if you want to come!
We have added some new photos to the Image Gallery on my website, 2 taken
by Phil Jaket at Terrey Hills Tavern and one by Jim Baker, taken at the
Basement. If you have a shot or two that you think is good then please
email it to me and I will upload it to the site!
We have also added a new CD cover to the History Page."Frenze" the new one
from my good friends the Fiddlers Feast.
I played drums, percussion, harmonica and sang backing vocals on some tracks
on this fine album!
I look forward to seeing you at a gig real soon!
all the best Shane
Sun 1st, Iguana Joe's, Gosford, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Trio with Dan Johnson &
Thur 5th, George Harcourt Inn, Canberra, 8:30pm-11:30pm, Solo
Sat 7th, Bald Rock Hotel, Balmain, 8:00pm-11:30pm, Performing with "The
Blue Moon Boys" (Mark Punch & Michael Vidale)
Thur 12th, Kangaroo Youth Centre, Manly, 2 performance/workshops for kids
from 10:30am, Solo
Fri 13th, Nags Head Hotel, Glebe, 8:30pm-11:45pm. Solo
Fri 20th, Chatswood RSL, 7:30pm-10:30pm, Full band with Mark Punch, Matt
Fell & Glen Wilson
Sat 21st, Kilderidge Music Festival, Milton (South Coast NSW) 5:30pm-6:30pm
Full band with Mark Punch, Matt Fell & Lloyd G.
Fri 27th, Nags Head Hotel, Glebe, 8:30pm-11:45pm, Solo
Fri 3rd,Eagles Tribute, The Basement, Circular Quay,8:00pm-12:00am
- G-Force Management presents:
Welcome to the Hotel California – a tribute to THE EAGLES
VENUE: The Basement - 29 Reiby Place Circular Quay
DATE: Friday 3rd November 2006
TIME: 8:30pm - 1am
DOOR: $22 entry – dinner/show bookings available on 9251 2797
Book early as this will sell out!
This show was a huge success last time so come and enjoy
the Best Of The Eagles!
The night will feature our special House band lead by:
Rex Goh / Lloyd G / Steve Bull / Ric Mellick / Shane Flew / Nick Meredith
With special guest singers:
Bernie Segedin (from the Bodacious Cowboys)
With their last album release in 2003 - “Eagles – The Very Best of” (Warner
Strategic) and their farewell tour currently under way in the UK – this may
just be the closest you get to the real thing.
It will be a sad day when Tim, Joe, Don & Bernie (the Eagles) lay down their
guitars – but their music will live on. Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, Don
Henley & Bernie Leadon have, throughout their time as “the Eagles”, also
branched off to record their own albums along the way – so maybe there’ll be
more of that to come in future.
For more information about the Eagles and what they are up to, check out their
very cool and different web site: www.eaglesband.com.
In the mean time, come and enjoy all the songs you love and sing along with
the best Sydney musicians together in one place.
- SHANE FLEW(THE DRUMMER THAT WAS!)
SINCE RELEASING A LIFE LONG DREAM DEBUT CD "7,000 MILES", VETERAN
SINGING DRUMMER , SHANE FLEW, HAS FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS BEEN OUT
PAYING HIS DUE'S LIKE EVERY OTHER NEW SINGER/SONGWRITER IN THIS
BUSINESS. PLAYING CLUBS, PUBS, WINE BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN A SOLO,
DUO OR TRIO FORMAT IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF SYDNEY. HONING HIS
SKILLS ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND IMPROVING HIS VOCAL ABILITY TO ANYONE
AND EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN!
CLIMBING THE STEEP LEARNING CURVE FACING ALL INDEPENDENT RECORDING
ARTISTS, MUCH HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED!
5 TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM HAVE RECEIVED RADIO AIRPLAY IN 19 COUNTRIES
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY "LUCY & JEMIMA" AND "WANNA GO HOME".
THE WEBSITE , http://www.shaneflew.com
IS JUST SHORT OF REACHING
5,000 VISITORS IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF EXISTENCE INCLUDING HITS FROM
30 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!
IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST REVIEW
ON "7,000 MILES" FROM UNITED "GLOBAL ARTISTS", A MUSIC SITE FROM LA!
A BAND, CONSISTING OF SOME HEAVYWEIGHT MUSICIANS HAS BEEN FORMED AND
IS NOW PERFORMING ON A REGULAR BASIS AT THE UNITY HALL HOTEL IN
BALMAIN. MATT FELL (WHO PRODUCED THE ALBUM), LOYD GEE, DAN JOHNSON, REX
GOH, MATT HANLEY, PETER NORTHCOTE AND MARK PUNCH HAVE ALL CONTRIBUTED
TO THESE LIVE SHOWS. THRUSTING SHANE ,MAYBE ONLY 4 FEET CLOSER TO THE
FRONT OF THE STAGE BUT INTO THE LIMELIGHT OF CENTRAL VOCALIST AND
CATALYST FOR THE MUSIC, TAKING IN
FOLK, BLUES, COUNTRY, ROCK&ROLL, SOUL, CAJUN AND REGGAE! ALL GENRES OF
WHICH HE'S EXPERIANCED AND COMFORTABLE WITH!
PRE-PRODUCTION HAS NOW BEGUN ON THE FOLLOW UP TO "7,000 MILES" ,WITH
15 NEW SONGS WRITTEN TO CHOOSE FROM .REX GOH WILL PRODUCE THE NEW CD,
WITH CO-PRODUCTION FROM MATT FELL ON SOME TRACKS. HEADING BACK INTO
THE STUDIO IN JUNE.
IN A VERY TOUGH INDUSTRY, THE KEY TO SURVIVAL, I THINK, IS TO STAY
POSITIVE AND FOCUSED! FORGET ABOUT LAST WEEK'S LOUSY TIME AND LOOK
FORWARD TO WHAT MIGHT BE AROUND THE CORNER NEXT WEEK!!!
SHANE FLEW is performing with his band consisting of ;
Rex Goh - guitar , Matt Fell - bass & vocal, Loyd Gee - drums - and
Dan Johnson accoustic slide & vocal. Highliting songs from the
CD "7,000 Miles" mixed in with covers from the Rolling Stones, Free
and Taj Mahal to Counting Crows and Green Day!!!
THE UNITY HALL BALMAIN
Come along and check it out
appearances at both the Gympie Muster, QLD and The
Mildura Independent Country Music Festival, VIC.
Shane now ,has begun recording his next album at a studio in the
inner Sydney city suburb of Glebe. With his long time friend and
master guitarist Rex Goh producing. Although it is likely that Mat
Fell, who produced Shane`s 1st album will come in to co produce some
tracks as well.
12 new songs have been written all by Shane still in the Americana
form (Folk, Country, Blues and Rock`n Roll).
Shane`s website has reached 3,000 visits in just less than a year in
operation. With hits from all around the world!
The first single from 7,000 Miles, "Lucy & Jemima" has been added to
the Big Country program on all incoming and outgoing Qantas
international flights from the beginning of November 03 to the end
of January 04 .
Shane`s voice can be heard on 2 Australian national television
advertisements (Mastercard and Sony Cybershot), both of which have
recently been rolled over for extra airplay.
On the WORLDWIDE MAINSTREAM "MOST PLAYED "MAJOR & INDIE" ARTISTS
CHART" 1 - 15 Oct. 2003, Shane Flew landed at No 59 !
Total entries this report period - 13,233 (spins).
Total Artists receiving Airplay - 3020.
Major Label vs. Independent Label - Major 25%, Indie 75%.
# 1 Position had 161 reported spins.
# 259 had 14 reported spins.
Distribution Rule Cut -off was fourteen (14)
through 4 shows at The Gympie Muster with a broken
collar bone and cracked rib! ( Thanks to a sporting accident )
Shane now moves on to perform at The Independent Country Music
Festival in Mildura from 26th September to 5th October. This will be
the first time Shane has worked as a solo artist in Victoria!
Other points of interest;
Tracks from "7,000 Miles" are now being played on 37 radio stations
Those countries are;
Holland, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain,
Canada, USA, Scotland. England & New Zealand!!!
Shane`s website, www.shaneflew.com/
has now had over two and a half
thousand visitors in ten months!!!
"With so many promises to keep, there are miles to go before I sleep"
After 10 years or so of
travelling to the Gympie Muster to play drums
and sing harmonies for the likes of;
The Fiddlers Festival
The Feral Swing Katz
Andrew Clermont & Micheal Fix
Since the release of his solo debut CD "7,000 Miles", Shane has
embarked on a new direction in his musical career! Singing and
playing acoustic guitar mostly around NSW so far.
"7,000 Miles" ,is a collection of acoustic/lyric based songs he has
written and recorded under the helm of producer Matt Fell.
You can catch Shane Flew and friends, Garry Steel (Piano acordian),
Clare Omara (fiddle and mandolin) and Micheal Fix (acoustic guitar)at
the Muster on
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Shane Flew ... singer, songwriter, MUSICIAN
Shane began his career as a 'singing' drummer in an original country rock band
‘Rainshine’. This was an introduction to a musical lifestyle that has never
In the past 25 years, Shane has achieved a level of success and musical
respect in the eyes of his audiences and his peers that sets him apart as a
top shelf performer!
The journey through many styles continues…
Career highlights :
Working with country music star, John
Pop/rock band ‘QED’ featuring Jenny Morris.
Theatre shows :
‘It’s My Party’
‘It Ain’t Necessarily Rowe’
Live Performances with ...
‘The Flood’ with Kevin Bennet.
The Fiddlers Festival
Numerous recording sessions for albums,
television and radio jingles
The Feral Swing Katz’ - ‘Come Out Swinging’ album featured Shane’s lead vocal
on 4 tracks.
And now in 2002 his debut CD '7,000 Miles' is out and a new phase of this long
and winding career has begun.
- New Album '7,000 Miles
- SHANE FLEW
- Written and recorded by Shane Flew.
Lifted from the album '7,000 Miles'
Produced by Matt Fell.
Launches New Album - '7000 Miles'
|A catchy song about young teenage
girls wanting to grow up too fast! Lucy and Jemima are real girls who are
a part of Shane's life. Jemima is Shane's niece and Lucy, the cousin of a
close friend. They do both live with their families in the country and as
yet, still have never met!
The record shows Shane's talent on vocals, acoustic and hi-string guitars
and of course drums. Shane's old friend Brad Johns provides electric and
12 string guitar. Matt Fell shows of his immense talent by not
only playing bass but he arranged and played all the orchestral string
lines as well!
The beautiful harmonies are performed by the vocal group "The
Margharitas" who include Lori Matherson, Clare Nabke and Ana Kingy.
Together they have created a truly great radio friendly track!
Now released on the latest NFS 76 CD (Track 6) where country music radio
stations all across the country are adding this song to their playlists!
- Shane Flew is a name you may not
be yet familiar with but it’s a name that has supported and
collaborated with some of this nations’ finest musicians and
singers for the past two decades.
- Shane Flew diverse career has
included such highlights as :
- chorus & orchestral member of the
early 90’s Australia production of Hair
- drummer and harmonies singer with
country music star Troy Cassar-Daley and
- lead vocalist on four tracks of the
Feral Swing Katz award winning CD 'Come Out Swinging'
- Shane has finally brought his own
talents to the forefront and released his long awaited debut album
- The versatility of Shane’s talent
stands out on this locally produced CD. Shane not only wrote and
performed all thirteen tracks on ‘7,000
Miles’ but also features on
acoustic guitar, percussion, drums and harmonica. Along side
Shane, sharing his dream, has been the remarkable efforts of Matt
Fell who produced, engineered, mixed and utilised his own musical
and backing vocal talents on this venture.
- Shane’s respect in the music industry
shines through on this CD with the alliance of fellow peers.
Rick Price, Lisa Maxwell, The
Margerita’s, Rex Goh, Stuart French, Kevin Bennett, James Gillard and Michelle
Rose are just a few of Australia’s most recognisable names that have joined
forces with Shane to provide backing vocal and instrumental contributions.
7,000 Miles’ takes
you through a roots music journey which encompasses a variety of influences from
Rock to Blues, from Cajun to Cuban. With such exceptional tracks like ballad,
'It’s No Secret (She’s Amazing)', the countrified 'Lucy & Jemima' and
rastafarian-isque 'Fat Time', '7,000
Miles' has an appeal that will have you singing
along on the first listen and coming back for more!
Contact Shane Flew - email@example.com
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