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PETE DRUMMOND

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - March 19, 2017

Peter Drummond is one of Australia’s most phenomenal drummers. His relentless pursuit of technical mastery, and his deep-rooted musicality have captured the attention of many of the world’s great drumming artists including: Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang and Mike Mangini. His reputation as a producer, composer and teacher is…

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TAIKOZ

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - March 19, 2017

Since 1997 Taikoz has developed an international reputation for vibrant performances that couple explosive energy and extreme dynamism with refinement and grace. From the most delicate melodies of the shakuhachi to the thunderous impact of the odaiko, Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic.

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SYNERGY PERCUSSION

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - March 19, 2017

Synergy Percussion is an amazing 3 piece sonic art collective. It is percussion at its core but if you dig deeper, you’ll find it is human, stone, wood, steel, air, and skin, all coming together, all being reassembled, re-appropriated, re-interpreted, re-contextualised. Synergy’s expansive vision of percussion has allowed the group…

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STAN BICKNELL

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - March 19, 2017

New Zealand born Stan Bicknell is a self-taught drummer now residing in Melbourne, Australia. His time here has seen him touring and recording with artists such as: Kimbra, Miami Horror, Ecca Vandal and his own band The New Caledonia. During his time with Kimbra, Stan played on her acclaimed debut…

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RIP CHUCK BERRY. HAIL HAIL ROCK N ROLL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 18, 2017

One of the true pioneers of rock n roll Chuck Berry has died at the age of  90 in the US state of Missouri on Saturday March 18.  Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr wrote the book on rock n roll guitar. Elvis may have been dubbed the king but he…

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MEL FEST: CONCERT FOR MEL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 17, 2017

MEL FEST – Croxton Bandroom – Friday 7th April 2017 Friends of Mel (Melissa) McNamara have arranged a special show at the Croxton Bandroom on Friday 7th April to show their support as she battles a third round with cancer, called Mel Fest. Lending their talents on the night will…

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SD&P SHOW TIP: SINGLE STROKE ROLL

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - March 17, 2017

Respected Melbourne-based drummer Gerry Pantazis presents a series of lessons on basic drum rudiments, beginning in this video with the single stroke roll. Gerry has performed and/or recorded with artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Larry Carlton, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, David Campbell, Olivia Newton John, Stylus, The Seekers, Roachford (UK) and…

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ARCHER’S SWEETHEART TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 17, 2017

Melbourne-based crooner ARCHER brings the past to the present with his ye-olden-day ballads from a time when basic manners mattered and true style was … well, in style. Archer’s new single, My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O’Malley’s little known original ballad from the 1950’s….

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CONGA RHYTHMS PART 1

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - March 16, 2017

Ahead of the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show (May 27 & 28 Rosehill Gardens), acclaimed international percussionist and educator Alex Pertout, takes us through some conga drum patterns. Alex’s credits include Powderfinger, Paul Kelly, Jackson Browne, Little River Band w/John Farnham, Archie Roach, Hunters & Collectors, Daryl Braithwaite, Ute Lemper,…

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LOUIS MCDONALD (PLASTIC) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 16, 2017

Melbourne rock/noise-pop outfit, PLASTIC has released their first single in over a year, ‘Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive’. It’s a banging, catchy slap in the face that sets the tone for their forthcoming sophomore EP, Air Conditioning. Honing the songs on their latest New Zealand tour, the band settled down in…

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