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So far Magpie has created 128 blog entries.

Demi Mitchell

Demi Mitchell has shed her De'May moniker and is about to embark on the next chapter of her musical career. The sultry singer-songwriter, with her dark and dreamy melodies, is [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Ben Leece

Ben Leece is an artist to keep your eye on. Having played in respected Hunter acts The Delta Lions and Hazards, the singer-songwriter is embarking on a solo career. Raised [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Lyle Dennis Express

One of Australia's finest country stars, Lyle Dennis is very much part of the Dashville family's core unit. A master songwriter and performer, the former member of the beloved Dennis [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Magpie Diaries

Not an idle man, in between organising these legendary events and tours as the promoter of Dashville, Matt "Magpie" Johnston is feeding his drive, crafting his songs inspired by love, [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Paddy McHugh

Paddy McHugh is a traditionalist singer songwriter who adheres to the time-honoured approach of using music to tell a good story. His honest, no bullshit, approach to writing and performance has seen him [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Lucie Thorne

One of Australia's superb and enduring singer-songwriters is Lucie Thorne. Visiting Dashville Skyline as part of Dan Tuffy's Songs From Dan project, it would have been foolish of us to [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Dashville Progress Society

The Hunter's legendary supergroup Dashville Progress Society will return to close festival proceedings again in 2017. Made up of the region's best musicians, the massive and powerful live band often [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Fallon Cush

"...combining the voice of Bob Dylan with the radio friendly vibe of Neil Finn." - Americana UK   The enigmatically named Fallon Cush is the vehicle for Sydney based songwriter [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Dashville Skyline 2017 – more acts announced!

More acts announced for Dashville Skyline 2017!   Dashville Skyline, Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, has announced the final portion of artists heading to its hallowed bushland home in [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|


Sydney based three-piece Roadhouses craft sedated rock 'n' roll, perfect for the midnight hour. Drawing influences from artists such as Bill Callahan, Yo La Tengo and Karen Carpenter, their sound is [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|
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