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SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW 2017 ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - December 8, 2016

BEAT IT TO THE SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW! From the team that brings you the exciting, annual Melbourne Guitar Show comes the inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show on May 27 & 28, 2017 at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion.  Proudly presented by Australian Musician, the massive exhibition will feature…

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FENDER HOSTS DEALERS TO SYDNEY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 8, 2016

The new management team of Fender Australia was on show November 30, as well as plenty of new products. Asia Chief, Bud Cole and Mark Van Vleet from FMC were in attendance along with new Australian GM, Mark Amory and some 170 dealers and their staff.  In keeping with Fender’s…

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CARMINE APPICE: APPICE BROS DRUM WARS OZ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - December 8, 2016

Rock music drum royalty comes to town next year when the Appice Brothers, Carmine and Vinny bring their Drum Wars tour to Sydney and Melbourne in February. Carmine’s career spans 50 years as one of rock’s most influential drummers, from his pioneering days with Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert &…

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JOSH PYKE AND BOB EVANS ON HOME STRAIGHT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 7, 2016

Beloved Aussie troubadours Josh Pyke and Bob Evans have been entertaining audiences in South Australia, WA and Queensland on their massive national co-headline tour and now head for home with NSW, ACT and Victorian dates to come, including a couple of massive nights at the legendary Corner Hotel.  Having embarked…

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IT’S OFFICIAL. ANALOGUE SYNTHS ARE BACK!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 6, 2016

There’s a good reason why you’ve been hearing those classic, warm synth sounds on the radio over the last year or so. Following three decades of digital interfaces and sampler dominance, a new generation of musicians desiring a return to warm, pure sounds are fuelling a resurgence in analog synthesizer…

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DIO & LEMMY: HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 6, 2016

Legendary Musicians and Music Industry Executives will join together to be inducted into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Icon Eddie Trunk will host the event. Proceeds from the event are being…

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BARONESS: AUSTRALIAN ‘PURPLE’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 2, 2016

I’m sure American heavy rockers Baroness look forward to the day when they aren’t constantly reminded of the devastating bus crash in 2012 which caused severe injuries to a number of band members and crew. However, the current album Purple is the first since the event, there have been two…

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CAMIKAZE DROPS THOUSANDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 2, 2016

Local producer Camikaze has dropped a tidy radio edit of title track ‘Thousands’, featuring New Zealand up-and-comer Maya Payne, from his debut EP which was released in late October. If you have heard Camikaze’s debut release, you’ll know Camikaze doesn’t play by the rules! Obliterating genres and minds, Camikaze gives…

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THE HIDING REVEAL DREAM CATCHER’S LIFE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 2, 2016

The Hiding (Anthony Salce, Chris Salce and Ryan Di Cecco) recently released a new single Dream Catcher’s Life, an ode to those who chose to chase their goals regardless of what society might say.  To accompany the track, the group have also revealed a visually stunning clip (see below), directed…

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DOYLE DYKES: AUSTRALIAN GODIN GUITARS TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 1, 2016

Acclaimed American fingerpicker Doyle Dykes was in Australia to perform a series of clinics for Godin and Seagull guitars. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with Doyle before his Melbourne show on November 28, 2016 for a chat about his career and gear. Godin & Seagull guitars distributed in…

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