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LEAVE YOUR HAT ON: COCKER POWER COMES TO MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 18, 2015

Cocker Power flowed down Brunswick Street Fitzroy today as ‘Leave Your Hat On’, the Joe Cocker tribute show was launched at the G&Tea bar. Passers by couldn’t help but be drawn into the brassy soul party provided by the powerful 12 piece band, delivering authentic versions of Cocker hits such…

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DEAR PLASTIC

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 17, 2015

Melbourne-based electronic popsters Dear Plastic impressed many with their 2014 debut album, ‘The Thieves are Babes’. Lead singer Scarlette Baccini and Keyboard/synth wiz Josh Moult called us up to discuss the band’s story. Self-described as ‘a nice band from Melbourne’, Dear Plastic is a five piece electro dream pop outfit…

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WATCH/NAMM 2015: BEHRINGER X AIR DIGITAL MIXERS

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - February 16, 2015

As seen at NAMM 2015, Behringer’s cutting-edge X Air digital mixers integrate with your iPad, Android tablet, Mac, Windows, or Linux laptop — and even your smart phone, for unprecedented mixing power and mobility. Plug in your mic and line level sources and mix from anywhere in the venue or…

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2015 QMUSIC AWARDS: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED & TIX ONSALE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 16, 2015

After months of anticipation and speculation QMusic today announce the full list of finalists for the 2015 Queensland Music Awards. More than 40 judges from across the country and internationally listened to hundreds of song and video entries from artists all over Queensland.  Entries were received from every corner of…

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MIDGE URE: THE SOLO AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW 2015

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - February 15, 2015

  Midge Ure is a man on a mission. He’s had his fair share of fame and enjoyed the trappings of success from numerous hit songs with 80s electronic rock band Ultravox and also as a successful solo songwriter and performer in his own right (not forgetting the kudos he…

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NYUON – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - February 14, 2015

Late last year, Australian Musician experienced a stunning performance by Melbourne-based hip hop artist NYUON, when he appeared as a finalist at the Melbourne Music Bank competition. Nyuon came in second on the night but his stage presence and lyrical skills were enough to deem him our favourite artist at…

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WATCH/NOVATION BASS STATION II OVERVIEW

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - February 12, 2015

Got a Novation Bass Station II? Thinking about getting one? Here is the first in a new series of detailed videos which go in depth with the Novation synthesizer range. Filled with tips and trick for even the most experienced synthesist – check them out here! Novation distributed in Australia by Innovative…

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ANDREW SWIFT – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - February 10, 2015

Melbourne based singer, songwriter, Andrew Swift has hit the ground running in 2015, already having performed at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival, releasing his new single ‘Sound The Alarm’ and playing a string of dates.  Last year saw Swift embark on an east coast tour with Brisbane’s, Marcus Blacke,…

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COLIN HAY- TOURING THIS YEAR PEOPLE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 8, 2015

Acclaimed singer, songwriter Colin Hay is touring Australia from late April to promote his new album Next Year People. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Hay for a pre-tour chat. My conversation with Colin Hay begins with him asking me if I am in fact an Australian musician ……

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ICEHOUSE: NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOE BUSINESS

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - February 5, 2015

With the decline in music sales, artists are turning to alternative methods of raising a buck to fund their music. This has led to a spurt of creativity in regard to artists’ merchandise. Gone are the days when all you could find with your fave band’s name on it was…

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