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REVIEW: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 30, 2018

Hamer Hall April 29, 2018. Review by Greg Phillips. Photos by Carbie Warbie and John Conlan On April 21, 2016 the world lost Prince, one of the greatest artists in contemporary music. Known for recording and storing more music than he released, the discussion began as to how his legacy…

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UKIYO – PRODUCER

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 26, 2018

Trailblazing 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer, Ukiyo returns with his transcendent new single Go, featuring breathtaking vocals from Chymes, out now. Ukiyo, otherwise known as Timothy Arnott, has also dropped an exquisite video (see it below) to accompany the track; a meditative amalgamation of vision capturing the beauty of…

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DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE “HYSTERIA” ALBUM TOUR + SCORPIONS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 26, 2018

Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, finally playing their landmark, longest recording in full – 1987’s seminal Hysteria LIVE! German rock legends, special guests SCORPIONS join the tour for the first-ever multi-city tour of Australia in the band’s 50-plus-years…

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DAVE HOLE: ‘GOIN’ BACK DOWN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 26, 2018

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett once said, “His slide playing kills me,” about Australian blues guitar legend Dave Hole’s fretboard mastery. UK guitar icon Gary Moore sought out Hole to join him on not one but two European tours, featuring 2 famous gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In the early 90s,…

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JAALA: THE ‘JOONYA SPIRIT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 23, 2018

Singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala has just released ‘Joonya Spirit’, the second album under the band moniker of JAALA.  Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips phoned Cosima for a chat about it. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala to realise that she doesn’t take life too seriously….

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TIM RIES: JAZZ STONES ON SAXOPHONES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 22, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and sax guy for The Rolling Stones, TIM RIES is currently in Melbourne for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK. On Tuesday night April 24, he’ll be playing a soul review with local band The Putbacks at the…

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MUSIC CITIES CONVENTION, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 20, 2018

The results of a survey released last week showed that Melbourne’s music scene is so healthy that many declared the southern city the world’s music capital! It’s befitting that this week Melbourne hosted the Music Cities Convention, a talk-fest, think-tank which explores how music enhances economic development, creates jobs and…

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JELLYBEAN JOHNSON: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 19, 2018

American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and musician Jellybean Johnson is part of the fabric of the Minnesota music scene. Jellybean was a high school friend of Prince and became a key player in the band The Time, working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The band was featured prominently…

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BRUCE MATHISKE: INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 19, 2018

Australian guitar virtuoso Bruce Mathiske has released a new solo guitar album, Six String Anthology and he’s hitting the road for an east coast tour. AM’s Greg Phillips chats to Bruce ahead of the tour Acclaimed guitar virtuoso and composer Bruce Mathiske is taking a break from his tour rehearsals…

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THE RUBENS GET REGIONAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 17, 2018

Last week, Ivy League Records and Hottest 100 winners The Rubens announced the third studio album – LO LA RU (out June 29) – a bold and confident record that effortlessly picks up from where their Hottest 100 topping single ‘Hoops’ left off. To coincide with the announcement, the group…

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