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Having a ball at The Townie!

(l to r) Aaron Flower, Olivia Pipitone, Jacob Cook, Jan Bangma and Sam Boyd at the Town Hall Hotel, Newtown on Monday 16th August. Photo by Matthew Longden


Live at 'The Townie' - Mondays in August

Olivia Pipitone will bring her band to the Town Hall Hotel, Newtown every Monday night in August.

Performing an especially low-down mix of 60's soul and rumbling blues, the band will feature Aaron Flower on guitar, Sam Boyd on keys, Jan Bangma on bass and Jacob Cook on drums.

“I'm expecting a particularly relaxed and friendly vibe and plan to take the opportunity to really open out, dig deeper and improvise more than I've ever done,” said Olivia.

Olivia Pipitone released her debut album Dirt Drenched Soul in a sold-out show at the Sound Lounge in February 2010. Featuring a gutsy selection of tunes spanning jazz, blues and soul, the album has received air play on 2SER, FBI and 2MBS and been bought by fans across Australia, Japan, America and Europe. The album is available via iTunes, Birdland Records, CD Baby, CD Universe and Amazon.

The Newtown shows will run from 7pm – 10pm on Monday the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of August, at the Town Hall Hotel in Newtown, Sydney (‘The Townie’). The Townie is located next to Newtown train station at 326 King St.

The shows will open with a trio set of tender hearted ballads and cheeky jazz blues before Olivia brings the full band on at 8pm for the big soul numbers and rousing rhythm & blues.

All shows are free entry. 


'Dirt Drenched Soul' Album Launch Photos

Photos from the launch of Olivia Pipitone's debut album Dirt Drenched Soul are now available on Facebook, Flickr and in the website galleryDirt Drenched Soul was launched to a full house at the Sound Lounge in the Seymour Centre on 18 February 2010, with Olivia Pipitone on vocals, Aaron Flower on guitar, Sam Boyd on keys, Tim Curnick on bass and Cameron Reid on drums. All photographs were taken by Matthew Longden.

Olivia Pipitone


Now on iTunes

Olivia Pipitone's debut album Dirt Drenched Soul is now available on iTunes. This means it's easier to access than ever! Click on the picture to preview and download the album on iTunes. Have it now...


Note to fans

Beautiful people,

I would like to extend a big, big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to my album launch at the Sound Lounge. It was a magical night for me. I really felt the love and the whole night surpassed my vision in every way for what the ideal launch would be. Knowing so many people had come and feeling all the wonderful support and enjoyment, as the show progressed I really felt I could open out and fly.

It was incredible fun going with the feeling, throwing away my script, playing the songs and telling stories about the people who were part of the journey. The fact that so many of those people were there made it incredibly special for me and I was proud to tell the stories. I really felt everyone was there with me and really enjoying it - my beautiful band, friends and family, collaborators and everyone.

I couldn't believe it when I poked my head around the curtain before the show and saw tables jostling full of expectant faces; and then the fact that everything was running smoothly and I could just relax. I was actually given a proper dressing room and got to put my makeup on at one of those dressing tables with light globes around the mirror!

Everyone seemed to have such a good time and that is extremely gratifying for me. To see people's faces lit up afterwards when I came off the stage; I felt so happy. And all the lovely demands in signing CDs! Everyone was delightful and I felt like a star. 

Many people made a lot of effort to be there, coming from Canberra, Newcastle and Bungendore, arranging babysitters or rearranging shifts at work. Thank you so much for giving the energy to be there. Thank you also to people who organised group outings and brought along friends! 

I feel both proud and humbled that the show was fully sold out.

I would also like to thank everyone who sent such thoughtful well wishes in the lead up and after. A wave of messages started around two in the afternoon and were a lovely hint of the abundant recognition which was to come. 

A couple of days afterwards I was told that my Aunt thought it was quite unbecoming of me to announce I was going to go and get drunk after the show... what else can a girl do after all that excitement? I did go to the Lansdowne and then on to the Townie in Newtown where much adventuring was had. It was a bit rock 'n' roll...drinking delicious Little Creatures until well after sun up and a spontaneous trip to the beach for breakfast before finally succumbing to sleep in the afternoon.

I'm proud to say I then spent the next two days basking in the afterglow doing many splendid and favourite things. 

...So what's next?

Videos & photos from the launch

I'm extremely happy to say that the launch was fully recorded in sound and vision! 

I'll be uploading videos and photos to the site over the next couple of weeks. This is a whole new exciting development! I'll also be uploading the sound recording of a radio interview/guest programming spot I did a few weeks ago which a couple of people have asked for.

The album

Those wanting a copy of the album can order it online at Birdland Records or CD Baby. Sydneysiders can also drop into the Birdland Records shop in the city.

You can also listen to all of the tracks on the album on myspace

If you've already got a copy (thank you!), would you like to share your thoughts? Write a review on the CD Baby website. Writing a review will help me sell copies to people around the world - so far people have bought my music from the US, Japan, Australia and Denmark!

Where to from here?

Many people have asked me where I'm headed from here. I have some promotion to do for the album and I'm also getting started right away on writing music for my second album. I started writing music last year and was surprised to find how exceptionally peaceful and happy it made me feel. There's a whole new exciting journey ahead for me on that note. One with a lot of wonderful knowledge behind me too this time.

It's looking like I'll be persuaded to do some more shows as well.

I'll be posting updates on the site so make sure to have a look!

Best and fondest regards,