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Zillanova: From studio to stage

HopeStreet fans, listen up! Studio-based project Zillanova is back in business after a long hiatus.

Zillanova is a studio project led by label-founder and bassist Bob Knob, who has been cooped up in his studio over the past year writing tunes with Joshua Tavares. This summer they’ve put down a few of them in the studio for an EP release later this year.

Bob Knob and Joshua Tavares

Bob Knob and Joshua Tavares


Zillanova’s first recorded offering was released in 2013 – a split 7″ record featuring Cisco Tavares (Joshua’s brother) on Suicide and Jess Harlen on The Time It Takes . Chelsea Wilson, a fantastic soul singer herself and until this year Music Director at PBS FM says:

“Suicide is a world class 45! The production is melt in your mouth, the guitar sound is perfection and the tracks are earmworm delicious”

Decide for yourself!


Buy the 7" Now


Now that there’s a stack of new material in the works, the band has emerged from the recording studio and making their on stage debut. They’ve been holding down a Sunday night residency at The Retreat (280 Sydney rd, Brunswick) with the last show this Sunday.

The band is Joshua Tavares (Gospel Sundays), Bob Knob (San Lazaro, ex-Bombay Royale), Tom Martin (The PutBacks, The Bombay Royale), Matty Vehl (The Bombay Royale) & Jules Goyma (The Bombay Royale, Blue King Brown, The Public Opinion). Expect pure fire.

Zillanova At The Retreat

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks in India!


Just last week Emma Donovan & The PutBacks were invited to India to celebrate the culture of Indigenous Australians. They performed at the Salaam Baalak Trust DMRC Children Home, as well as a performance at the High Commission. Read more here.

If you want to see them in action, Emma and The PutBacks have a number of shows around Australia over the next few months:

5th March – Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival (VIC) FREE
11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) SOLD OUT
12th March – Golden Plains (VIC) SOLD OUT
20th March – Brunswick Music Festival (VIC) BUY TICKETS
24th March – Byron Bay Bluesfest (NSW) BUY TICKETS