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March, 2014

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BOY & BEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 19, 2014

Folk-rockers Boy & Bear spent the early part of 2014 taking their Harlequin Dream album to appreciative new audiences around the globe. They have just hit high in the charts in the USA and soon return for a huge regional Australian tour. AM’s Greg Phillips spoke to B&B main man…

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GERRY PANTAZIS-Drums

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 19, 2014

Local drummer extraordinaire Gerry Pantazis tells us about his drum world. What’s your regular kit set up? My regular kit set up is a DW Collectors…20×18 Bass Drum, 10×8 and 12×8,Toms, 14×14 Floor Tom, and sometimes I add a 16×14 Floor Tom,14×6 maple snare drum Is it the same for…

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SAM McNALLY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 19, 2014

From his early days playing keyboards with local smooth, pop band Stylus to his stints with Air Supply, John Farnham and his own own band and acclaimed solo albums such as ‘Jubilation’, Sam McNally has always radiated music quality. AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with the busy McNally to talk…

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DEAD LETTER CIRCUS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 18, 2014

As Dead Letter Circus began their summer Australian tour earlier this year supporting Karnivool, DLC singer Kim Benzie and drummer Luke Williams invited Greg Phillips backstage during soundcheck to witness first-hand how their current live show is put together. Photographs By Carbie Warbie Melbourne’s tardy summer heatwave coincided with the…

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LAUREN TANEIL (LT) – Bass for Beyoncé

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 18, 2014

Beyoncé’s stunning Mrs Carter Show hit Australia in October 2013, playing to capacity houses nationwide. Greg Phillips was privileged to meet LT, the gifted bass player from Beyoncé’s band for a backstage tour and a chat about playing in one of the biggest music shows touring the world. It’s unusually…

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MICHAEL PAYNTER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 2, 2014

Singer-songwriter and sometimes member of 80s iconic band Icehouse, Michael Paynter releases his debut album Weary Stars and tells AM’s Greg Phillips how it all came about. With his celebrated, soaring falsetto voice and severely vertical hair, Michael Paynter delivers a debut album full of driving rock verses, which give…

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