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TIM ROGERS: THE ‘EASYFEVER’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 30, 2017

If you want a lesson in Australian pop/rock music history and have your socks rocked off at the same time, then you need to experience one of the upcoming Easyfever shows in December, celebrating the music of The Easybeats and lead singer Stevie Wright’s solo career. Featuring Chris Cheney, Phil…

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STEVE GADD RETURNS with the BLICHER HEMMER GADD ‘OMARA’ Australian Tour

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 30, 2017

Drumtek and Drumscene Magazine are proud to announce the exclusive and first BLICHER HEMMER GADD Australian Tour! THE world’s greatest drumming legend Steve Gadd, known for his collaboration with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Chick Corea and James Taylor, among others, is soon to embark on an 8-show Australian…

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WATCH: WADDY WACHTEL- BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW AT STEVIE NICKS SOUNDCHECK

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2017

Legendary musician Waddy Wachtel was recently in Australia as guitarist and musical director for Stevie Nicks on her 24 Karat Gold tour, with The Pretenders onboard as support act. Waddy kindly invited Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips and photographer Jason Rosewarne down to soundcheck at Rod Laver Arena for an…

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2018 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

On a day when our own record industry awards were being presented, on the other side of the world the 2018 Grammy Award nominations were being revealed. While NZ pop queen Lorde was performing and presenting in Sydney, in the USA she was nominated for Album of the Year for…

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ARIA AWARD WINNERS 2017

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Gang Of Youths, AB Original, Amy Shark and Paul Kelly were the toast of the town last night at the ARIA Awards, claiming most of the major awards between them. Lorde provided one of many performance highlights on the night, singing two tracks, Liability and Green Light from her Grammy…

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REVIEW: CAT STEVENS – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Cat Stevens, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. November 28, 2017 Review by Mark Moray & Ros Jason. Photos by Mark Moray, Wicked Rock Photography In an era when music is divided between reality TV such as “The Voice’ and self produced ‘YouTube’ sessions, there was once a time when all you…

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CASIO’S MINI DIGITAL KEYBOARDS

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

SA76 The SA76 is a great fun way for your children to get involved in music for the first time. With mini keys for small hands and lots of fun sounds and rhythms to play with, your children will love the SA76! TOP FEATURES • 44 mini keys • 8…

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TAMA STAGESTAR DRUM KIT

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

TAMA’s entry-level Stagestar drum kit provides the precise bearing edges for easy tuning that beginners need and the wide tuning range that pros demand. It features famous Swingstar quality, with smaller shells – designed to fit in tighter spaces.  It’s the perfect kit for the young student who deserves a…

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JOE LOUIS WALKER: BLUESFEST BOUND

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, Joe Louis Walker returns to Bluesfest for the fifth time in 2018. Walker paid his dues in the sixties as house guitarist at San Francisco’s famed musical playground, The Matrix. It was here that he played with or opened…

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DR-01S: Organic Grooves for Unplugged Musicians

Posted in Christmas Ideas, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 28, 2017

Introducing the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, the world’s first virtual percussionist designed specifically for acoustic musicians. Unlike the rhythm machines used by electronic musicians and DJs, the DR-01S is packed with organic percussion sounds and simple, versatile grooves that tastefully complement the unplugged experience. It’s an ideal companion for acoustic guitar…

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