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The Silverback Agency Launches, With A Roster Of Killer Aussie / NZ Rock!



THE SILVERBACK AGENCY is a full-service artist and talent agency offering artist services in management, booking, touring, artist development, digital distribution, merchandise, publicity and media.

The agency was developed as the next phase in the evolution of SILVERBACK TOURING, the touring agency, which was established in 2018 and has established itself, in a short time, as a serious player in rock touring in Australia. Whilst the music industry came to a screeching halt in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, the Silverback team accelerated their plans for a local talent agency.

Bad Moon Born

The focus of the agency is its artists first and foremost. Whilst the traditional model of talent agencies continues to operate, the Silverback team believe that it is a new world we are now in where the role of an agent extends beyond simply booking shows for its artists. The agency is adaptable and multi layered.

Silverback’s Danny Bazzi elaborates, “the development of artists is paramount in this day and age. The roles of agents, managers and business managers cross over more today than they ever have. If we can offer our artists a team to get them up and running, put them in front of great audiences and, in the process, contribute to re-imagining the rock scene in Australia and extend that into New Zealand, Asia and the rest of the world , then we are doing our job”.

Shepherds Reign

The foundation Silverback roster includes a range of up and coming rock acts which sit comfortably side by side in the very wide and diverse lane that is hard rock and metal. The artists range from alt-metal, heavy blues through to straight up hard rock and glam.

The Black Cardinals

In addition to the original artist roster, Silverback has also established a tribute arm to its roster of artists. On the topic of tribute acts, Bazzi says, “tribute acts are both loved and polarise at the same time. Some of these acts are amazing at what they do. Everyone loves nostalgia and we established our tribute roster to put these bands in front of new audiences, some on their first ever national tours, as well as into new territories. South East Asia is our first international stop for a number of these acts, a far reach from playing local pubs”.

If 2020 has taught us one thing, it is that the local music landscape is rapidly changing. It is time to bring some of our amazing local artists to the forefront.

Silverback Agency Roster

Original Acts

Artist: Bad Moon Born

Description: Big, dark riffs, heavy breakdowns with melancholy vocals.
For Fans Of: Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria


Artist: The Black Cardinals

Description: Heavy blues with groove and soulful vocals.
For Fans Of: Rival Sons, The Black Crowes, Black Stone Cherry


Artist: Wicked Things

Description: Good time hard rockers heavy on ‘70s and ‘80s influence.
For Fans Of: Van Halen, The Struts, ‘80s Rock


Artist: El Colosso

Description: Huge riffs, infectious hooks with a massive sound.
For Fans Of: Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss


Artist: Massive

Description:  Full throttle beer drinking hard rock.
For Fans Of: AC/DC, Guns ’N’ Roses, Green Day


Artist: Shepherds Reign

Description: Metal with melodic thick textures.
For Fans Of: Alien Weaponry, Metallica, The Hu


Artist: Sisters Doll

Description: High energy riffs and hooks for days.
For Fans Of: Kiss, Poison, Melodic Rock


Artist: These Four Walls

Description: Heavy and high-powered music punctuated by powerful melodic vocals.
For Fans Of: Butterfly Effect, Alterbridge, Bring Me The Horizon


Silverback Tribute Roster:

Nirvana Tribute – Nirvana show from the United Kingdom


Poizon’us – The Australian Poison Show


Damage Inc – The Australian Metallica Show


Kissteria – The Australian Kiss show


Iron Lion – ‘80s inspired glam and rock show


DJ Jordan Adam – Rock DJ


Headhunters – hard rock live karaoke and covers show


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Andrew Farriss Announces Tour Dates For April & May 2021



Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth. 

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.  

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm

Friday 16th April 2021
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm

Friday 8th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm

Friday 14th May 2021
Doors at 6pm

Saturday 15th May 2021
Doors at 8pm

Sunday 16th May 2021
Doors at 3pm

Friday 21st May 2021
Doors at 8pm

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm

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The Casanovas Intimate Sunday Sesh With Special Guests The Crookeds & Wicked Things



There are not many bands like The Casanovas in Australia. Built on a foundation of both riff driven rock ’n’ roll and punk influences, think Kiss meets AC/DC with dashes of The Stooges, MC5, Turbonegro and then back to The Rolling Stones, The Casanovas have been flying the flag for Aussie rock for 21 years.

Their latest album, “Reptilian Overlord” released in the midst of the pandemic in August 2020 is a refinement of what the band is all about with the influences coming from punk, blues and mid ‘70s metal.

As we see out the year that was, we are stoked to present a celebration of all things rock ’n’ roll as Silverback Touring presents a pre Christmas Sunday session with Melbourne icons, The Casanovas. Join us in putting the lockdown behind us with some festive rock ’n’ roll vibes.

Special guests: The Crookeds and Wicked Things (Sydney).

On sale now – Get your tickets here:

Sunday 20 Dec, Stay Gold, Melbourne.

Early Session @ 5PM and Late Session @ 8PM

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Steel Panther ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ Tour With Sevendust Re-Scheduled To October 2021



Steel Panther‘s Heavy Metal Rules Australian and New Zealand tour dates (with special guests Sevendust on the Australian dates) are now officially re-scheduled until October 2021! MJR Presents are bringing the Metal Mayhem down under later than expected, but better late than pregnant, ahem, never!

Don’t think of it as being let down by a lover, think of it as your lover extending, teasing and delaying your pleasure until you can take it no more and you crave their smooth, heavy-metal riff-laden touch and beg for more! That’s the kind of considerate lovers Steel Panther are. It’s not like they are out playing other shows and cheating on you, right? They Are? Oh.

October 2021 will FINALLY (!) see the wildest, wettest, dirtiest, hardest, heaviest most rocking heavy metal tour to hit Australian shores ever in the history of anything – EVER. MJR Presents are bringing Steel Panther to Australia once again for a Heavy Metal Party the likes of which have never been seen by human eyes and they are bringing none other than their US mates Sevendust along for the party!

This tour STILL marks the largest venues that Steel Panther will have played in Australia due to growing demand every time they return down under.

In true Oprah style, you feel the steel! You feel the steel! EVERYBODY gets to FEEL THE STEEL because HEAVY METAL RULES!


24 OCTPowerstation
26 OCTMargaret Court Arena
28 OCTNewcastle Entertainment Centre
29 OCTHordern Pavillion
30 OCTEaton Hills Hotel

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