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HEART OF ST.KILDA GIG ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

The Heart Of St Kilda Concert, the annual yearly fundraiser for The Sacred Heart Mission, is only a few weeks away and will be held on Tuesday 22 September. This year’s Heart of St Kilda Concert aims to raise enough funds to provide more than 25,500 hot and nutritious meals…

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JOHN BUTLER GETS HAPPY WITH RODRIGO Y GABRIELA IN PARIS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Check out John Butler jamming with Rodrigo Y Gabriela on the Pharrell track ‘Happy’ at Rock En Seine in Paris on August 28th. The French festival also featured The Chemical Brothers, The Libertines, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks, Alt-J, Hot Chip and Tame Impala, Pond and My Morning Jacket among…

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DAVE LOMBARDO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Allans Billy Hyde presents DAVE LOMBARDO THE REPERCUSSION OF DAVE LOMBARDO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA OCTOBER 2015 Punishing 16th-note kicks at rapid-fire tempos, unbelievable runs across his rack toms, insanely twisted patterns, and awe-inspiring phrases:  Dave Lombardo is deemed one of the most influential drummers of our time. Born with extraordinary…

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SIX QUIX WITH TIM WHEATLEY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Melbourne indie alt folk troubadour, Tim Wheatley launched his debut album, ‘Cast of Yesterday’ last weekend with a much-lauded performance at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne. As well as doing an interview with Australian Musician a few weeks ago, we also threw six quix at him! http://www.timwheatley.net/

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WHEN SHARPIES, CARDIGANS & COLOURED BALLS RULED

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips revisits his Sharpie-era roots and chats to Ian ‘Bobsy’ Millar, guitarist with 70s rockers Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls. The Melbourne sharpie scene in the 70s was as much about fashion as it was about angst and both weren’t particularly pretty. Mullet hair-dos, platform shoes,…

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VICTORIA THEODORE YAMAHA REFACE DEMO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 29, 2015

For keyboardists, music creators and sound designers, Yamaha’s reface Mobile Mini Keyboards are reimagined interfaces of classic Yamaha keyboards. Intuitively control big sound in a small size with four unique synths based on legendary Yamaha keyboards. Find inspiration any place, any time with built-in speakers and battery power. Social sound…

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RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR FANS OF MARTIN TAYLOR AND JAZZ GUITAR

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 28, 2015

British jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor has posted a video on his YouTube channel outlining an amazing opportunity for someone to hang out in his studio, play his guitars and even record with them. The prize is a day’s recording in Martin Taylor’s private studio with Martin producing. Among the…

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PAUL KELLY AND KINGSWOOD ADDED TO HALL OF FAME CONCERT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 28, 2015

The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Concert to be held at the Palais Theatre on Friday, November 20th has added more artists to the presenter and performance list. Paul Kelly and Kingswood will now join a stellar cast which includes: John Farnham, Archie Roach, Kate Ceberano, Brian…

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TOMMY EMMANUEL MEET & GREET WINNERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 28, 2015

Australian Musician ran a Tommy Emmanuel meet and greet competition at the Melbourne Guitar Show a few weeks ago. Adam Pantlin of Leneva and Brian Kavanagh of Narre Warren were our lucky winners, who not only experienced Tommy’s show but also got to meet the great man. Adam and Brian…

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WATCH: New Privia Range of Digital Pianos from Casio

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - August 27, 2015

Casio has released a wonderful new range of digital pianos this year. Check out this overview of the new range of Casio Privia Digital Pianos. More info at www.soundtechnology.com.au

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