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November, 2014

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WATCH / YAMAHA CP40 STAGE PIANO

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

The CP40 STAGE features amazingly realistic piano sounds and touch in an incredibly compact package. In this video demo, Yamaha artist Jake Mason takes you through the CP40’s features. Check more great product demonstrations on Yamaha’s Living Music site

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RARE BLUES LEGENDS FOOTAGE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 24, 2014

Thanks to Joe Bonamassa for alerting us to this historic footage from the American Folk Blues Festival in the early 60s, which has been posted to YouTube. It features some of the greatest blues artists in music history including Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin’…

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SIMON AYTON – KEEPING HIS TRAP SET

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

You think you know someone … you dig a little deeper and sometimes you discover that there’s a whole other world to them. Take Simon Ayton for example. For me and probably many others in the music products industry, he’s Roland Corporation’s Australian V-Drum guy, a talented drummer who presents…

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SHANE PIASECKI – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shane Piasecki’s been thinking a lot about his fans in Australia lately, he tells us on his Facebook page. It’s one of the small town Ohio born and raised, artist’s biggest hubs, but he’s never had the chance to perform here. Now with the release of Set You…

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GABE FEDERICO-MATTHEWS (Forest Falls) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Melbourne six-piece band Forest Falls combine folk, indie and pop in alluring, delicate, evocative songs.  Their sound is laden with inviting chants, dynamic arrangements and soaring lead vocals. The band has just a released a new single, Heavy Hearted Girl as well as a wonderful video to express its themes….

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE KALPA- KSDB

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Melbourne’s George Kalpa is excited to reveal a new self-directed video for his track ‘ksdb’, and in celebration, his debut album ‘Mode’ which saw release this October, has been made available as a free download until the end of the month. The premise for the video came to George in…

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ARIA MANDOLINS

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - November 22, 2014

With the prevalence of folk rock at the moment, the humble mandolin has well and truly come back into favour. The ARIA company out of the UK (instruments distributed here by Pro Music Australia),  offer a quality range of affordable mandolins. The Aria mandolin collection features great sounding instruments, with…

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AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS CELEBRATES PRESENT & PAST

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

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 held at 170 Russell last night, was a celebration of all that is great about Australian music. As they say in footy-speak it was a game of two halves. An early evening industry-only reception featured the actual announcement and acceptance of the awards. Hosted…

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NUOVA WIND AND BRASS

Posted in Brass, Wind, Gear    //    Post Date - November 18, 2014

Tired of your kid’s instruments falling to pieces? Made by KHS (creators of Jupiter, Hohner, Mapex, Sonor, Hercules), Nuova is KHS’s answer to the flood of ‘cheap’ entry-level wind and brass instruments from China now being sold across Australia and online.

“We have done the comparisons and at the end of…

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Trespass charges for Meredith And Golden Plains Offenders

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

Enforcing the ‘No Dickheads’ policy at both the Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains Festival, eleven offenders are to appear before the Geelong & Melbourne Magistrates court via summons. Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains Festival have succeeded in reducing trespassers by adopting a ‘Zero Tolerance’ approach to people trying to…

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