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ALEX PERTOUT’S INTRO TO THE CAJON

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - April 30, 2017

Ahead of the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show (May 27 & 28 Rosehill Gardens), acclaimed international percussionist and educator Alex Pertout discusses the cajon. Alex’s credits include Powderfinger, Paul Kelly, Jackson Browne, Little River Band w/John Farnham, Archie Roach, Hunters & Collectors, Daryl Braithwaite, Ute Lemper, The Commodores, Tommy Emmanuel,…

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SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - April 28, 2017

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Percussion Ensemble was founded in 1991 by Daryl Pratt.  Members of the ensemble, all percussion students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, perform a variety of works for percussion ranging from transcriptions to contemporary classical and jazz with an emphasis on works by Australian composers….

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2017 JAZZ BELL AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 27, 2017

Chosen by members of the Australian Jazz Academy, the nominees for the 15 annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards were announced today. Named after the late Australian jazz pioneer, Graeme Bell, ‘The Bells’, are highly regarded within the jazz musician community. The winner in each of the 7 award categories receives…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL’S NEW ALBUM & EAST COAST TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 27, 2017

Fresh from his acclaimed performances at Bluesfest, Australian Blues master, acoustic guitarist extraordinaire and Cole Clark Guitars endorsee Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his ninth album ‘This Time Tomorrow’, and is headed on an extensive tour to celebrate. ‘This Time Tomorrow’ was written as Lloyd travelled…

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE: JANE WEAVER’S MAKING OF MODERN KOSMOLOGY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 27, 2017

When British singer, songwriter, guitarist Jane Weaver releases Modern Kosmology on May 19, it will be her 6th solo studio album. Despite largely flying under the radar in Australia, Modern Kosmology may well see the talented psych folk artist emerge from the cracks and reach the wider audience her music…

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ROLAND TD4KP V DRUMS REVIEW BY ENGADINE MUSIC

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - April 26, 2017

Michael from Engadine Music checks out the Roland TD-4KP Ultra-portable mobile drum kit with renowned V-Drums sound & innovative folding design Sound Module, loaded with expressive sounds, coach & quick record/ play functions & more. Eight Pads Total: Kick, Snare, Toms x 3, Hi-Hat, Crash & Ride Cymbals; FD-8 Hi-Hat…

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GERRY PANTAZIS: DRUM DYNAMICS PART 2

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - April 26, 2017

Respected Melbourne-based drummer Gerry Pantazis presents part 2 of his lesson on drum dynamics. 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 more He is currently a long serving member of…

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HUE BLANES – PIANO

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 25, 2017

Piano fiend and enigmatic genius singer-songwriter, Hue Blanes, PBS Young Elder of Jazz 2017 and 2017 Green Room multiple nominee, has recently released his new single, ‘Fernando’ and sophomore album, ‘Holiday’ – a darkly wonderful song cycle full of modern poetry.  Ahead of his Melbourne International Jazz Festival appearances, Hue took…

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LOZZ BENSON (THAT RED HEAD) NEW SINGLE & TOUR

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - April 24, 2017

Sydney Drum & Percussion Show artist Lozz Benson has just released a new track with her rockabilly and blues trio That Red Head. It’s a punk-infused anthem titled ‘Gotta Be A Man’. Powered by Lozz Benson’s propulsive drums and fierce vocals, the relentless single is a musical manifestation of Benson’s…

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SLIM JIM PHANTOM FOR SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - April 24, 2017

Dapper rockabilly drum legend Slim Jim Phantom, who made his name playing train-like shuffles and contagious punk beats with The Stray Cats is touring Australia with his trio in May and has added a Sydney Drum & Percussion Show meet & greet session to the end of his tour. Since…

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