Matthew MacKelden is an inspiration for any race fan, the self-confessed couch potato decided to change his lifestyle and give racing a go, now you can see him behind the wheel in the inaugural racing season of the 2018 ECB SuperUtes Series, where Australia’s top sellers, the light commercial – are elevated from transporting tradies’ tools to tearing up racetracks…
I know you love her but it’s over mate / it doesn’t matter, put the phone away / it’s never easy to walk away /let her go / it’ll be ok / it’s gonna hurt for a bit of time / so bottoms up, let’s forget tonight / you’l find another and you’ll be just fine / let her go / it’ll be alright
Inspired by a live Oasis DVD in 2005, Aussie singer-songwriter Dean Lewis devoured everything he could from the Brit band and credits Noel Gallagher for teaching him to write songs…
“I wrote it [“Be Alright”] about a bunch of relationships I’ve had and also some experiences my friends have had and told me about. I put together all these moments into a song. Although the best thing about it for me, is that it’s about hope and surrounding yourself with good people when you’re down.”
He released the single Waves in 2016 and it featured in TV shows Suits, Grey’s Anatomy, Riverdale and Shadowhunters, The Mortal Instruments – and scored five Aria nominations in 2017.
Be Alright is his latest release, it’s out now and you can hear it on the East Coast playlist here
or on iTunes here
Townsville-raised Derek Tipper has returned to town with an awesome concept, Tonoirs Espresso Bar.
The coffee shop has moved to four east coast regions so far for 18 months at a time, stopping at each destination to make a feature films, and it's the humble espresso machine and monthly music events that funds the process.
They’re next door to Umbrella Studio at 486 Flinders Street, so pop in for your caffeine fix (BYO cup or mug for takeaway) and enjoy this eclectic, artistic collective of music, film and coffee – they’re open Monday to Friday from 7am – 12pm.
Their next café event, David Rowe’s Exhibition The Edge of Difference is at 7pm on Friday, July 13 – dress is ‘bow tie’ and the evening will include the performance: Mercy by Roscoe Lee Browne and the Resisdance – be there!
RSVP David Rowe on 07 4776 6620
If you’ve been as addicted to Love Island as we have, then you’ve probably been admiring Erin’s incredible winged eyeliner.
How does she do it?
We’re pretty hopeless at it but luckily Erin’s filmed a tutorial on her makeup routine, and while you can draw your ‘flick’ by hand like she does, we reckon the new Eye Catching Liner from Bourjois will make the Erin-eye so much easier, thanks to its unique, one-sided, flat tip.
Instead of drawing your flick, you use the flat side to ‘stamp’ the perfect flick at the outer corner of the eye, then use the regular side to draw a clean, sharp line from the inner corner outwards.
Eye Catching Liner is from Bourjois and is available in black, it’s RRP $26.00 and you can get it from selected Priceline stores and pharmacies, and you can see Erin’s tutorial right here…
GO : Vroom Vroom!
This weekend it’s Petrolhead Paradise with the tenth anniversary of the Watpac Townsville 400 taking over the town.
Today was practice sessions, tomorrow it’s down to business – with qualifying rounds for all categories.
Gates open at 8am both days but do yourself a favour and get there early, because you won’t want to miss the Touring Car Masters qualifying round at 9.50, followed by the ECB Super Utes Series qualifying round at 10.25am – you can cheer on our East Coast Faces featured driver, Matt MacKelden!
The Hoodoo Gurus and the Baby Animals will be rocking out after the sun goes down, then head back trackside again on Sunday from 9.10am for the finals in all categories, plus after the podium finish, Aussie legends Barnesy and East Coast fave Daryl Braithwaite will be performing - yewww!
For more info and ticket details, click here
NEW : Who's hue?
Pantone are known globally as the colour gurus – choosing a shade from their colour coded fan decks was used by designers for decades to colour match interiors, printing, and now the newer world of digital anything.
Pantone sets global trends by awarding a shade ‘Colour of the Year,’ and this year it’s the awesome Ultra Violet, which means you can expect to see this shade used for fashion and homewares for the next 12 months – it reminds us of galaxies, meditation, Prince, and Hendrix’s Purple Haze rolled into one.