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ANGELA SHEIK – LOOP PEDAL

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

A quote Angela Sheik uses in the ‘About’ section of her Facebook page tells a lot about the Wilmington-based American artist. (“I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” Henry Bayard Swope). From viewing her…

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AMAC 2014 – GALACTIC MUSIC

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

Galactic Music is a wholesaler which has come a long way in a short time. At AMAC this year Managing Director Paul Goldsmith and General Manager Chris Cumming were on stand to talk up their line of quality gear. Of note was Behringer’s Europort MPA40BT-Pro Portable PA system which connects…

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AMAC 2014 – INNOVATIVE MUSIC

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

Steve, Leigh and Ehsan at Innovative music were busy over the AMAC weekend displaying some state of the art gear from brands such as Kurzweil, Carl Martin, Kemper, Novation and BITWIG to name a few. Impressive was the Carl Martin custom amp, hand wired in Spain and built specifically to…

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AMAC 2014 – THE TRC STAND

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - August 24, 2014

Melbourne based company The Resource Corporation is an interesting wholesaler. TRC (as they’re more affectionately known) may not deal in flashy guitars, amps and keyboards but what they do distribute is really cool stuff that musicians couldn’t get by without. They deal in the stands you place your instruments on,…

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NATIONAL MUSIC AT AMAC 2014

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - August 22, 2014

The guys from Brisbane based wholesaler National Music  were busy on stand talking retailers through the company’s fine range of gear at AMAC 2014. On hand to assist Managing Director, Mike McMahon were guests Tony Flatt from Tanglewood guitars and Warren Redman from Elixir strings. Warren told Australian Musician that…

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VALE IAN SMITH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 22, 2014

Vale Ian Smith Tribute to a mate, by Rob Walker Not a lot of readers may know Ian Smith personally, he was not a musician but he knew about music. He was a major factor behind many Australian musicians. Smithy passed away this week aged 62. We met in 1988…

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RICK BREWSTER (THE ANGELS) – GUITAR

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

Legendary Australian rockers The Angels are celebrating their 40th year with a new album Talk The Talk and have just finished up their anniversary tour. With the recent passing of original lead singer Doc Neeson, it’s even more important that The Angels legacy continues to rock our souls. The Angels’…

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AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN & REVERB NATION

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

Australian Musician has entered into an agreement with international artist site Reverb Nation, which will allow us to promote even more local and international undiscovered artists. It also gives us a great opportunity to grow our music community and the Australian Musician brand. Reverb Nation’s Victoria Camera, Vice President, Music…

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CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS DATE & VENUE ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 19, 2014

The coolest awards show in Australia, the CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS will be held on Wednesday October 8th for the first time at North Melbourne’s Historic Meat Market.  In new surrounds for the first time in 3 years, AIR are very excited to be bringing independent music to this…

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CHERRY BOMB – DOLLICIOUS FICTION

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 17, 2014

Set in the Australian music scene, Cherry Bomb is the debut novel from magazine/web editor, blogger, musician and pop culture maven Jenny Valentish. AM’s Greg Phillips sat down with Jenny to discuss the book’s origins. Pic above by Robert Seba “I’d love Cherry Bomb to be in every toilet in…

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