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Music Australia: These musicians come from the 5th continent

What do you think of when you think about the topic "Music australia" thinks? First of all, certainly AC / DC, Bee Gees and Kylie Minogue. Often only very well-informed music lovers know that there are other valuable treasures hidden in the music world Down Unders. For this reason, we would like to present a small, general overview of music from Australia and briefly describe the most famous national and international musicians and bands.


General information

Even in Down Under, people are very enthusiastic listeners to music. There are countless pubs where live music is played in the evenings, some festivals of different genres, many concerts by national and international greats and a lot of dance music in the Australian discos, which proves that the 5th continent also has great music potential. But the influence of the Aborigines is also undoubtedly a defining characteristic. The music in Australia has been immensely enriched by the didgeridoo, which is not only played by the indigenous people. But the exotic instrument is also extremely popular among music-loving Australians and countless tourists, which is why it found its way onto the international market in a short time.


internationally known

What else do you have to report about the most famous band on the 5th continent? AC / DC are worldwide the synonym for rock, uniquely distinctive and simply good music. "Highway to Hell", "You Shook Me All Night Long" or "T.N.T" have achieved an inviolable status in the rock genre and have become an indispensable part of the global music scene.

The name Bee Gees is certainly familiar to everyone who is interested in music from the 60s and 70s. The brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb are originally from England, but moved to Australia in 1958, where they started their international careers. With songs like "New York Mining Disaster 1941", "To Love Somebody", "Massachusetts", "World", "Words" or "I've Gotta Get a Message to You", the Bee Gees achieved a worldwide breakthrough that they did a legend to this day.

Delta Goodrem, originally from Sydney, is an Australian singer, songwriter, pianist and actress. She achieved worldwide success with her debut album "Innocent Eyes", which made her 14 times platinum.

Certainly the best-known Australian singer is the Melbourne pop diva Kylie Minogue. With 11 successful studio albums, countless hit singles and world hits such as "Can't Get You Out of My Head" or "Celebration", Kylie Menogue is one of the most successful pop singers of all time in Australia and worldwide.

The Australian rock band Men at Work managed to inspire the international music world with "Land Down Under" in 1981. Today the most famous song by Men at Work is often regarded as the unofficial national anthem of Australia.

The popular musician, lyricist, poet, writer and actor Nick Cave started his international career in 1984 with the Bad Seeds debut album "From Here to Eternity". The Australian, now in his 50s, made his breakthrough in 1995 with the single "Where the Wild Roses Grow", a duet with Kylie Minogue.

But also Savage Garden should be a term for some pop fans. With tens of millions of records sold and internationally successful hit songs like "Truly Madly Deeply", Savage Graden can not only fill the largest halls Down Under, but worldwide.

The alternative rock band from Newcastle Silver chair got the chance to conquer the business with the song "Tomorrow" in 1994, which they did with the following albums "Frogstomp" and "Freakshow".

The 60s beat band The Easybeats from Sydney had their first international mega-hit in 1966 with "Friday on my Mind". By the way, a member of Easybeats was George Young, the big brother of Angus and Malcolm Young (AD / DC).

The electro-pop band Empire of the Sun is the project of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. With their "Hit We are the People", the duo soon achieved international success.


Nationally known

The country singer and songwriter born in Kempsey in 1927 Slim Dusty became known with the gold single "A Pub with no Beer" and played his way through Australia as a popular country musician until his death in 2003.

Taxi ride is an Australian rock band who, according to their own statements, consider bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Yes and Jeff Buckley as their role models. The debut album "Imaginate" even reached 1st place in the Australian charts.

The ten tenors (TTT) are a ten-piece Australian tenor ensemble that is extremely well known nationally. With cover songs by Queen, the Bee Gees or the Beach Boys, the Ten Tenors find an interesting mixture of pop / rock and classical tenor singing.

The pop singer Tina Arena comes from Melbourne and became known in 1995 with the song "Chains". Other of their popular hits are "The Flame", "Heaven Help My Heart", "Show Me Heaven" and "Sorrento Moon".

Yothu Yindi is an Aboriginal rock band that achieved great success in 1988 with the CD "Homeland Movement". In 1992 they even managed to become known worldwide with the dance version of "Treaty". What sets the band apart from some other groups is their varied mix of modern and traditional instruments (e.g. drums, guitar, didgeridoo, clapsticks).


Great music events

In the following we list very interesting music events (sometimes in combination with dinner), which, depending on your taste, are really worth seeing and will absolutely delight some music lovers. Whether a classical opera in the Sydney Opera House, the outstanding Sydney Symphony Orchestra or the spectacular VIVID Festival, here you have the option of booking your ticket directly through us at the best prices.


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