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May, 2014

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THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at Soundcheck

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips tags along to the New Zealand electro-pop band’s soundcheck and chats with keyboard player Aaron Short about their stage set up. International success seemed to come relatively quickly to New Zealand’s electro-pop outfit The Naked and Famous when they released their debut album Passive Me, Aggressive…

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YAMAHA’S UD-WL01 CONNECTS YOUR INSTRUMENT TO TO iPHONE

Posted in Accessories, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - May 18, 2014

Yamaha’s UD-WL01 offers new ways to enjoy your musical instrument using iOS Applications and web services. UD-WL01 is a USB wireless LAN adaptor that allows you to connect your musical instrument to an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and enjoy a range of Yamaha iOS Applications and other web services(*).
*Web services are available…

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JIM ROOT FIRED FROM STONE SOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 18, 2014

One of rock’s nice guys Jim Root, guitarist with Slipknot and side project Stone Sour, has been fired from the latter. Rumours began to circulate when Root pulled out of a recent Stone Sour tour, citing Slipknot songwriting commitments as a reason. In reply to an Instagram fan’s question about…

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SHELLEY SEGAL- VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - May 17, 2014

Melbourne singer songwriter and international touring artist, Shelley Segal has just released her new single, Morocco lifted from her third studio album, An Easy Escape which is set for release on June 6.  The eclectic storyteller will celebrate the launch of her new releases with shows at The Northcote Social…

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HAILMARY ‘NAVIGATE’ EP AND TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 16, 2014

Hailmary’s ‘Navigate the Sunrise’ EP is finally available. The 4-piece, which hails from Perth will promote their EP  with a MASSIVE national tour about to get under way next week, starting in Adelaide and heading throughout the country, taking in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, QLD and WA. Melbourne’s Mick Quee from…

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SEARCH 4 PEARLS SONG CONTEST ATTRACTS OVER 900 ENTRIES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 15, 2014

Black Pearl is a relatively new but pro-active recording facility in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs. The studio recently closed entries on their Search 4 Pearls competition, a song contest open to artists nationally. After receiving more than 900 entires from all parts of Australia, the judges are now in deliberation…

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LITTLE ODESSA ANNOUNCE ‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’ TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 15, 2014

Brisbane rockers Little Odessa have been saturating airwaves and gracing TV screens recently with their infectious party starter ‘All Night’, a track that featured heavily in Triple j’s Hitlist in the last few months. Now, with a follow-up track receiving glowing accolades from across the blogosphere, the band is taking…

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TAKAMINE ADDS MODELS TO G SERIES ACOUSTICS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - May 15, 2014

Delivering pure Takamine™ quality and performance at accessible prices, the G Series offers a wide range of guitars for players in all musical genres. Combining beautiful tone and smooth playability with the latest in pickup and preamp design is a hallmark of this impressive collection of instruments. Takamine has introduced…

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FANCY A LITTLE BACHARACH?

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 14, 2014

With Hunters & Collectors’ Australian tour wrapped up and only a New Zealand Rolling Stones support left for the legendary band, trumpet player Jack Howard has already moved on with new projects. Firstly, his long-time side project Jack Howard & The Long Lost Brothers has just released a brand new…

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STONNINGTON JAZZ 2014

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 14, 2014

This week, Melbourne’s  Stonnington Jazz festival kicks off with a myriad of quality performances in the surrounds  just south of the Yarra River. Stonnington Jazz has established a strong track record of presenting memorable performances from a variety of Australian artists based in Melbourne, interstate and internationally, both established names…

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