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DAVE JENKINS JR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 31, 2014

DAVE JENKINS JR by Greg Phillips In late June I witnessed a performance by local eccentric, electronic pop/rock artist Kirin J Callinan. In Kirin’s shows, there’s a large degree of audience interaction which often dictates what and how tunes are played. It struck me while watching, that his band was…

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LAUREN GLEZER – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 31, 2014

“I’ve been told that I deliver a very honest performance,” says gifted singer songwriter Lauren Glezer.  “I’ve never been into the whole stage persona – what you see is what you get … minus shoes.  I can’t wear shoes when I sing.  I’m not sure why, but I just can’t!”…

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AMI GIBSON AT AMAC 2014

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - August 30, 2014

Australian Musical Imports has gone through an incredible expansion over the last couple of years with the acquisition Musiclink’s wholesale brands and also the Allans & Billy Hydes retail stores. AMI has been around for 25 years and is best known as the Australian distributor of Gibson guitars and Orange…

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CLASSIC OZ ROCK RARITIES & RE-RELEASES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 28, 2014

There was time in the late 70s, early 80s when inner suburban Melbourne was churning out as much world class rock n roll as it ever has. Bands like The Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and Paul Kelly & The Dots could pack out venues like Bombay Rock…

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RENT ‘N’ ROLL

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - August 28, 2014

Can’t afford that long sought-after guitar? Want to try a brand or two before you buy? As Studio 19’s Andrew Chapman explains, maybe their no fuss rental program is for you. There are reasons why some artists are able to cut through and have a successful music career while other…

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SAMUEL DALES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 27, 2014

Belgrave-based musician Samuel Dales is about to release ‘Waking From Life’, the self-produced debut solo album he toiled over for many years. Greg Phillips chats to Samuel about his prog-rock opus. It was an itch that Samuel Dales just had to scratch. The Belgrave-based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had been…

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ANITA QUAYLE- CELLO

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 27, 2014

Classically trained at Victorian College of the Arts, Anita Quayle soon discovered that the standard classical repertoire road wasn’t for her. However, improvisation and collaboration was. For the last 15 years or more, Anita’s journey has led her to many eclectic musical projects from Chris Wilson’s Crown of Thorns, Pete…

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PRO MUSIC AUSTRALIA AT AMAC

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - August 25, 2014

Pro Music Australia’s walls were jammed packed with guitars at AMAC 2014 on the Gold Coast. Taking pride of place were the fabulous Takamine guitars. Richard Douglas shows us the G Series in a video below, as well as the latest Fiesta student classical from ARIA. Also impressive on the…

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VANCE JOY – LIVING THE DREAM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

Following his meteoric rise with his hit single ‘Riptide’, Vance Joy will release his debut album ‘Dream Your Life Away’ on September 5th. Vance found some time in his busy schedule to chat with Greg Phillips about the album. Turn on the television and you’ll struggle not to hear Vance…

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KATIE NOONAN – KEYS IN THE SONGS OF LIFE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with singer songwriter Katie Noonan who enjoys the rare opportunity to chat about her piano playing. In a 2013 poll of Australian vocalists to determine our top 100 singers of all time, Katie Noonan was rated in the top 20 by her peers. It’s…

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