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SHELBY J: INTERVIEW, GIG REVIEW & PHOTOS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

Shelby J first came to our attention as the powerhouse vocalist in Prince’s New Power Generation. The soul and funk queen is currently in Melbourne playing a residency at Birds Basement, where AM’s Greg Phillips got to sit down with her for a great chat. We also report on the…

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GERRY BECKLEY: AMERICA 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

  Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek were three young American guys in a foreign country in the 60s, who made a name for themselves taking their perfectly constructed breezy, west coast acoustic-based songs to the London pubs. With a career spanning 47 years and achieving albums sales in…

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AUSTRALIAN JAZZ BELL AWARD WINNERS 2017

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - May 16, 2017

Australia’s jazz music community gathered last night at Melbourne’s premier jazz club Birds Basement to celebrate the 2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards.  Those in attendance witnessed some wonderful performances by award winning artists such as Michelle Nicolle, Joe Chindamo (a beautiful after-dinner Bach piece) and Stu Hunter, who played a…

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ROLAND V-DRUMS

Posted in SDS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - May 15, 2017

20th Anniversary of Roland V-Drums development. In 1997, Roland revolutionised the drumming world with the introduction of the TD-10K: the world’s first electronic drum kit to feature mesh head pads. Over the last 20 years, we’ve continued to develop technology that enables drummers to fulfil their creative potential. V-Drums are…

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HOT APPLE DISTRIBUTION

Posted in SDS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - May 15, 2017

Hot Apple Distribution Australasian distribution arm for premium international brands including:  Sakae Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals, Craviotto Drums, Humes & Berg Cases, Protec Cases & Accessories. Winner of the 2016 Business Excellence Award for Best Import/Export Company.” Sakae Drums: Handcrafted in Osaka, Japan since 1925. Sakae has produced some of…

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JUSTIN HAYWARD (MOODY BLUES) SOLO TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 14, 2017

With a new solo album release, All The Way, Justin Hayward will now embark on his first solo tour of Australia – with two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne in October.  Over the past five years Justin has enjoyed a thriving solo career. He has been touring the UK, Europe…

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TEXAS: DANCING LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING

Posted in Interviews    //    Post Date - May 13, 2017

Formed in 1986 by guitarist Johnny McElhone and singer Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish band Texas have sold somewhere around 40 million records to date. Three of their eight studio albums have reached the number one spot on the UK charts and thirteen of their singles have made it to that country’s…

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LUCIUS BORICH: SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 12, 2017

Let’s face it, pressed to name the members of any band, most people will tell you who the singer and guitarists are. It’s an unfortunate fact of life but knowing the drummer’s name is a less likely scenario. Sure there are exceptions but in general it’s not the guy sitting…

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GH MUSIC

Posted in SDS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - May 11, 2017

Ground level Stand #59 GH MUSIC 100 Mt.Alexander Road Flemington Victoria 3031 “Melbourne Musicians breathe a sigh of relief when Garry Hyde (son of Billy Hyde) re-opened a musical instrument store GH MUSIC on the original Billy Hyde Music site in Flemington, which was where it all began in 1962…

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KENTVILLE DRUMS

Posted in SDS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - May 11, 2017

Kentville Drums is Australia’s foremost drum repair and restoration workshop. An authorised warranty repair centre for Ludwig, Gretsch, Pearl, Yamaha, DW and Sakae, their meticulous commitment to detail continues to attract some of the biggest names in music from across Australia, and around the world. In addition to their restoration…

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