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STEVE HACKETT: AUSTRALIAN TOUR & MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 13, 2017

Renowned UK guitarist, composer STEVE HACKETT made a name for himself as lead guitarist in the pioneering progressive rock band Genesis in the early 70s. He was part of the classic Peter Gabriel era line up which produced acclaimed albums such as The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Foxtrot and Selling…

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REVIEW: VINCE JONES – FROM IPANEMA TO THE WORLD (MIJF)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 12, 2017

Vince Jones and Orquestra do Brasil. Melbourne Recital Hall. Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Saturday June 10, 2017. Review by Greg Phillips The impeccable quality of sound which the Melbourne Recital Hall offers can be both a blessing and a curse for both the audience and performers and to be blunt,…

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GUITAR WIZARD ADRIAN BELEW IN TOWN!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 9, 2017

Melbourne will be in the presence of guitar royalty next week when musician extraordinaire Adrian Belew plays an up close and personal week long residency at jazz club Bird’s Basement. Discovered by Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar guru. Belew has released 20 critically…

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E-DRUMS AT SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - June 9, 2017

E-drum launches at Drum Show By Allan Leibowitz The debut Sydney Drum and Percussion Show was well-timed for product debuts, offering Roland its first opportunity to show off its four new e-drum products launched the day before. V-Drums general manager of product design Hiroyuki Nishi and product designer Ryo Takasaki…

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PAUL STANLEY’S SON FRONTS THE DIVES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 8, 2017

American four piece rockers The Dives have unearthed a swaggering, punchy style of rock that other New York bands seemed to have mislaid quite some time ago. With the release of their debut EP titled Everybody’s Talkin’, featuring four contagiously rockin’ tunes The Dives possess an attitude and buzz reminiscent…

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WIN FRANK GAMBALE’S DV MARK RIG!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 7, 2017

DV Mark officially launched the Gambale Sweep Masters Competition today. This contest invites guitarists from all over the world to submit a video of them playing over one of Frank Gambale’s backing tracks. Frank will pick the winner, who will win a full DV Mark Frank Gambale amp rig: Multiamp…

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POLISH CLUB: ‘ALRIGHT ALREADY’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 6, 2017

Sydney based garage-soul rockers Polish Club have just wrapped up a sold out Alright Already album tour. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with John and Novak from the band at Melbourne’s Curtin Hotel for a beer and a chat before their final weekend of shows of the tour. The…

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HUSKY: THE ‘PUNCHBUZZ’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - June 6, 2017

Melbourne’s harmony-based acoustic pop/rock outfit Husky have just released their third studio record, Punchbuzz. Recorded in Melbourne with producer Matt Redlich, the captivating sound of Punchbuzz is of a band re-birthed, having drawn upon new inspirations to deliver their most exciting and experimental record yet. Ahead of a national tour…

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VIDEO: SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - June 5, 2017

The inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show at Rosehill Gardens May 27 & 28, 2017 was an explosion of sound and vision featuring acclaimed drummers such as: Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Michael Schack, Slim Jim Phantom, Lucius Borich and many more. Plus there were some some wonderful ensembles including: Synergy…

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REVIEW: DONNY McCASLIN GROUP (MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL)

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

Donny McCaslin Group The Toff in Town, Melbourne Melbourne International Jazz Festival by Greg Phillips Celebrating its 20th year, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has always worked hard to deliver a diverse range of artists, from genuine legends of the genre to cutting edge musicians who question boundaries, to all…

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