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STEVE HACKETT, NICK JOHNSTON, ALEX HUTCHINGS FOR MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 4, 2017

It was a big in 2015, huge in 2016 and now in 2017 the Melbourne Guitar Show will be even greater. Presented again by Triple M and AustralianMusician.com.au, not only does the Melbourne Guitar Show offer an amazing array of local guitar players but this year, we’re excited to announce…

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MIKE PORTNOY’S SHATTERED FORTRESS OZ & NZ TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 4, 2017

MIKE PORTNOY’S SHATTERED FORTRESS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2017 Drum Wizard MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) brings the SHATTERED FORTRESS to Australia and New Zealand this November! The SHATTERED FORTRESS is MIKE PORTNOY and an all-star Prog lineup (Eric Gillette, Richard Henshall & Charlie Griffiths…

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BYRON MARK CAJON ENSEMBLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - May 3, 2017

It’s not often you see a group of Cajons being played at the same time…..however the Cajon Cats are here to show you how it’s done! Hailing from different areas all over Sydney, the group meets weekly in Rockdale to jam some funky grooves on their Cajon box drums! Led…

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THOMAS HASSALL ANGLICAN COLLEGE DRUM CIRCLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - May 3, 2017

Senior School students from Thomas Hassall Anglican College in Sydney’s south-west (Middleton Grange) come together once a week to learn modern arrangements of traditional rhythms from North-West Africa. Mr Byron Mark, their teacher, has spent some time in Guinea and brings a fresh edge and authenticity to the drum-circle sound….

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THOMAS HUGH: THE MAKING OF ‘YOU THE CROWD’

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 2, 2017

Texas-bred, Melbourne-based singer, songwriter Thomas Hugh has just released his 4th album You The Crowd. If you’re looking for signposts, you could try  desert folk or alt country but essentially it’s an honest journey of man observing life, looking ahead but taking the time to recognise his past and acknowledge…

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SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW 2017 PROGRAM RELEASED

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 1, 2017

The full performance and session program has been released for the inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show, occurring at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion on May 27 & 28, 2017. There’s something for everyone, from headliners Thomas Lang and Virgil Donati lighting up the stage together with their percussive magic to…

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DYNASTY DRUMLINE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - May 1, 2017

The Sydney Stick’s Dynasty Drumline believes in the power of music.
Having the Sydney Sticks at an event brings people together and takes the atmosphere to a new level.
As fully mobile entertainers they can grab an audiences’ undivided attention, blow them away with ferocious grooves and show stopping moves. Not just a…

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JAKE TAYLOR SPROULE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - May 1, 2017

Performing at the  SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW with Guitar accompaniment presented by Los Cabos Drumsticks Jake Taylor Sproule is one of Australia’s most respected hard rock and metal drummers, who has played with numerous bands including Necrospyre, Whoretopsy, and Cyaneye. Don’t miss this energetic session with Los Cabos drumsticks…

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BEN ELLINGWORTH

Posted in SDS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - May 1, 2017

Ben started playing at the age of 12 through and quickly joined the Billy Hyde Academy under Milan Troha, He later became the events co-coordinator for Drumcraft and put together such events and clinics as the Australian Drummers weekends, Mike Mangini, Pat Torpy, Kenny Aronoff, Jimmy DeGrasso, Grant Collins and…

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