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ELLA HOOPER – MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK

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

Singer songwriter, Ella Hooper is the new ambassador for Melbourne Music Bank, a community-driven music initiative offering aspiring artists a chance to break into the music industry. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Ella for some fine Spanikopita and a chat about Melbourne Music Bank “When you look a…

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ELODIE ADAMS – VOCALS

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

Melbourne based neo-gothic, rock singer Elodie Adams will release her debut EP, inSUBORDINATE on August 22.  Elodie will be launching the EP at The Tote in Melbourne on Thursday August 28th.  Having studied classical violin from the age of 4 and opera from the age of 7, Elodie has spent the last decade honing her unique sound,…

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AMAC 2014 – THE YAMAHA MUSIC STAND

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic), Percussion    //    Post Date - August 17, 2014

Australian Musician continues to give you a blow by blow account of gear exhibited at AMAC this year. This time we take a more detailed look at the Yamaha exhibit. Yamaha Music revived their 2013 spot at the back of the AMAC hall, displaying a wide range of gear. The…

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AMAC 2014 – CASIO rocks stand with Soda

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 15, 2014

The guys from Casio Sound Technology grabbed some prime real estate at AMAC setting up right next to the entrance door. On show was their awesome range of XW synths, CTK entry level models, the impressive PX5S stage piano and the very cool XW-J1 all-in-one VJ/DJ controller for iOS devices…

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ROLAND / BOSS AT AMAC 2014

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic), Pedals    //    Post Date - August 14, 2014

At AMAC 2014, Roland had much to display and be excited about. First up, Braegen Russell walked Australian Musician through the range of new Boss Waza Craft pedals, which were released at Summer NAMM and shipping to Australia in October. Three models were on view, the Boss BD-2W Blues Driver,…

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MEREDITH MUSIC FEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

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

One of Australia’s most beloved festivals, the Meredith Music Festival has announced its full line-up for 2014. Taking place from December 12-14, the bohemian-like celebration takes place at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre in Victoria. Already announced last month was headliner, Pennsylvania’s War On Drugs. Organisers this morning announced: Ty Segall,…

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ANDREW LILLEY (LILLYE) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 13, 2014

After years in Germany performing in stage productions and singing in rock bands, Virginia Lillye returned to Australia in 2008. A stint with a funk band was followed by an appearance on The Voice, and that’s when Virginia set her sights back on the hard rock scene. It wasn’t long…

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AMAC day 3, socials and wrap up

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 12, 2014

                                                  DAY 2 NIGHT EVENTS, DAY 3 TRADE FLOOR When we last reported, AMAC delegates were about to head to the marquee for the ‘Soiree’. As…

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AMAC Day 2

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 10, 2014

AMAC 2014 eased into day 2, not with a whimper but a bang. Delegates attending the morning breakfast session not only got to experience a wonderful acoustic performance by Vince Contarino and were presented with valuable social media information by Tim Martin but additionally, were offered the chance to join…

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AMAC Day 1

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 9, 2014

AMAC Day 1 The Australian Music Association Convention or AMAC as it’s more commonly known is the gathering of Australia’s music product industry at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. It’s where music retailers, wholesalers, artists, trainers, international guests and an assortment of other industry people come together to network, display…

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