Seth Sentry
Jan20

Seth Sentry

By BILLY DIXON WHEN your career begins in the furthest corners of a sleepy seaside village, nearly two hours from the centre of Melbourne, you’re going to have to put in some serious legwork if the rest of the world’s going to recognise you. Seth Morton lived on the Mornington Peninsula for nearly 20 years before a career in music beckoned him elsewhere. A small market that seemed to cater exclusively to cover bands and a general lack...

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Screen gem
Jan20

Screen gem

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Michala Banas began her screen career as a toddler on a TV commercial in her native New Zealand. She was cast in her first film at five. Her family moved to Australia when she was ten and she debuted on Australian TV at seventeen. Banas has played many roles, but perhaps her most memorable character is the one she is playing right now in Upper Middle Bogan. Amber Wheeler is an abrasive, foul-mouthed uberbogan...

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British India
Dec17

British India

Riding high on the success of their fifth album, Nothing Touches Me, Australian indie rockers British India will embark on a national tour to close 2015, playing The Grand Hotel, Mornington on Tuesday 29th December 2015. It has been an outstanding year for British India. Their fifth studio album Nothing Touches Me, debuted at #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart and saw the band complete their most successful national tour to date, with a...

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LANTASIA – A light sculpture event in the night garden
Dec17

LANTASIA – A light sculpture event in the night garden

Boneo Maze is a 27-acre nature-based attraction, nestled in the belly of Mornington Peninsula’s southern coastal townships. By day, the park is a hive of activity, offering peddle boats, maze treasure hunts, picnic gardens and mini golf. But after 6pm, the park’s magical side comes to life with the Mornington Peninsula’s inaugural lantern and light sculpture event: LANTASIA. For a limited season this summer, LANTASIA will open nightly...

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The sounds of the Bayside
Dec17

The sounds of the Bayside

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS The award-winning community radio station 88.3FM opened their doors the other day, allowing the public to meet its presenters. With a rich and diverse selection of shows, broadcasting live 24 hours a day to the southern, southeastern and bayside suburbs of Melbourne and streaming live around the world, people got an insight into how a community radio station operates. Kansas Kitty, aka Frances Fairhall co-hosts a...

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Get ready to worship Holy Holy
Dec17

Get ready to worship Holy Holy

By NEIL WALKER Before lauding Holy Holy’s debut album When the Storms Would Come it’s important to get one thing straight. Holy Holy’s influences include Dire Straits and Mint fears an unstoppable disaster may be gaining momentum: a dire Dire Straits revival. Bands such as The War on Drugs are also currently citing the 80s rock plodders as inspiration for their sound. In his defence, Holy Holy singer Tim Carroll says he and...

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