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HELOISE WINS MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK PRIZE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 29, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Music Bank competition final was held last night at Salon, the Melbourne Recital Centre’s smaller boutique venue. Four finalists performed their songs inspired by the city of Melbourne with folk-rocker Heloise taking out the major prize for her song ‘This Is Home’. Hip Hop artist NY (Nyoun…

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RACHEL COLLIS – SWITCHES ON THE NIGHTLIGHT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2014

  Sydney based singer, songwriter Rachel Collis, who released her new album Nightlight in September, chats with Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about the creation of it. “For me the song is always about the lyric and what it’s saying,” says singer songwriter Rachel Collis of the most important aspect of…

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SIGMA GUITARS – DRC-28E DREADNOUGHT

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 28, 2014

Every single Sigma guitar proudly features the words “Sigma Guitars Est. 1970” on its headstock. It’s the year the company was founded to counteract a flood of inferior budget-priced acoustic guitars which had negatively impacted the American market at the time. Those who own Sigma guitars are quite fanatical about…

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THE MERCY KILLS – COURTNEY LOVE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - October 26, 2014

Missed flights, missing merch, an ailing drummer, a trip to a hospital emergency ward, a non-landing plane, backline in a state other than the one they were going to play, and a demanding 2014 My Kitchen Rules contestant. As The Mercy Kills explain, it’s all in a fortnight’s work for…

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HAMISH ANDERSON – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 26, 2014

  Gifted Melbourne guitarist and lyrical wordsmith, Hamish Anderson’s career is on an upward trajectory that seems impossible of stopping. He has recently released a new single, Burn from his forthcoming EP, Restless (out November 7) and is currently touring America, with some of those gigs supporting the great BB…

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DAKOTA STRIPLIN – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 26, 2014

Dakota Striplin is a young Queensland-based singer/songwriter whose passionate, heart-felt vocal delivery defies his age. He’s also a talented guitar picker and songwriter, writing his first song at 12. Dakota has played weddings, parties, cafes and graduated to theatre shows around Brisbane including a lead role in Hairspray. He is…

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Richard Thompson Electric Trio Australian Tour

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

Richard Thompson is one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, and an astonishing guitar player whose versatility allows him to adapt his style as each song requires. In this unique Australian appearance, Richard will be performing an intimate solo set as well as performing with his electric trio – Michael Jerome…

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GIBSON 120TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT FOR SYDNEY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 21, 2014

This year, Gibson celebrates their 120th anniversary. The history of Gibson, simply put, is one of the great stories of American enterprise. From its humble beginnings more than a century ago, to its “golden age” in the ‘50s and ‘60s, to its phoenix-like return to glory in the late ‘80s,…

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KIM SALMON: A CAREER

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

Michael Witheford looks back on the 35 five year career of Australian independent guitarist, singer, songwriter Kim Salmon The perpetually restless Kim Salmon has been, along with Nick Cave and Dave Graney perhaps, the most ever-present (35 years) and eclectically productive Australian artist you could name. And he’s still working…

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THE MANY SHADES OF LANIE LANE

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

Lanie Lane’s second album, Night Shade will surprise many. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Lanie to find out how it all came together. On a brisk but sunny Melbourne morning in the courtyard of an Albert Park cafe, the amiable Lanie Lane sits in anticipation of her second…

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