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WHITE ALBUM CONCERT RETURNS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 30, 2014

CHRIS CHENEY, PHIL JAMIESON, JOSH PYKE & TIM ROGERS The White Album Concert, a sold-out live rock experience from 2009 is back, featuring 30 of the Beatles’ most breathtaking songs performed with a 17-piece rock orchestra.  Not even the Beatles attempted to perform their classic self-titled double album live on…

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WATCH/CASIO XW-P1 Performance Synth

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 29, 2014

Casio’s XW-P1 Performance Synth features a powerful monophonic lead synth, Hex layer, Drawbar organ, all your gig-ready tones plus hands on real-time control, giving you everything you need to enter the professional synth world. Featuring 61 note, Solo synth, Hex layer, Drawbar organ and PCM sound engines, this is an…

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System 10 Stompbox from Audio Technica

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 28, 2014

Audio Technica’s new System 10 Stompbox is an innovative Digital 2.4 GHz High-fidelity Wireless system. Combining advanced 24-bit, field-proven performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality, Audio Technica’s System 10 Stompbox delivers an incredible wireless experience. With the tap of a foot on the rugged, metal Stompbox receiver, guitarists…

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WATCH/YAMAHA’S FREE SONG BEATS APP FOR DRUMMERS

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - March 27, 2014

Yamaha proudly introduces a new version of the free “Song Beats App” designed for drummers and DTX electronic drum players with iPhones or iPod Touch devices, which makes drum practice, rehearsal and learning more fun and productive. On the Song Beats kit screen, the drum beat for the selected song…

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JOHNNY WINTER DOCO FINALLY GETS AIRED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 26, 2014

It was on, then off and there was speculation it was never going to be finished, but the documentary ‘Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty” finally premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film by Greg Oliver follows Winter around the world, on stage, back…

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RICHARD TANKARD-KEYBOARDS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 22, 2014

Fronting his own band Tank Dilemma, Richard’s keyboard style borrows from the very best in soul, blues, swing and funk. ‘Tank’ as he’s known is also a highly sought after session guy . Check out Tank Dilemma’s current album ‘Having Said That, Let Me Say This’ for a taste of…

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SALLIE CAMPBELL-VIOLIN

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 22, 2014

Composer, mulit-instrumentlaist, vocalist and musical adventurer, Sallie Campbell has achieved so much and is only just beginning. One of Sallie’s most impressive pieces is her composition Nightingale Floor, a 20 minute piece for a string orchestra, which showcases close to 100 string instruments. She currently performs with several original acts The…

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RUSSELL MORRIS’ VAN DIEMAN’S LANDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 21, 2014

Nobody was more surprised than Russell Morris himself, that his album Sharkmouth became a platinum-selling hit. The project was created after Russell had read about a 1920’s Gangster from Sydney, Shark Jaws. This was the driving force behind a want to create an album including some dodgy Australian characters from…

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GWYN ASHTON – Guitar

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 21, 2014

These days ex-pat Aussie guitarist Gwyn Ashton resides in the UK but rips up stages worldwide. Pic by www.pixievision.com/ What was your first guitar? My very first guitar was a $10 Belmont acoustic bought in a second-hand shop in Whyalla back in 1972. My first electric guitar was a Tempo Les…

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WATCH/LORDE & TOP HITS 2013 RELEASES FROM HAL LEONARD

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 20, 2014

Music Publisher Hal Leonard has released a swag of fantastic new music books for March including Lorde’s Pure Heroin album, featuring 10 tracks from the New Zealand pop sensation. Also released is Their Top Hits 2013 book, featuring arranged for easy piano versions of songs by Bruno Mars, Pink and…

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