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KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 22, 2018

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band has today announced an East Coast tour of Australia in October 2018, his first visit in more than six years. Blues fans are in for a rare treat with Ash Grunwald supporting this legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter. The tour commences at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on October 4, travels…

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HENRY BUTLER AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chatted with American piano great Henry Butler while he was in Melbourne, Australia playing some gigs with his wonderful Jambalaya band, which features Fred Cash (bass), Bobby Bryan (guitar) and Adrian Harpham (drums). Henry Butler is considered one of the  finest exponents of the fabled New…

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ROADHOUSES’ YVONNE MOXHAM TALKS DEBUT ALBUM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2018

Empty your head of thoughts … all the thoughts, kick off your shoes, loosen your shirt, pour a neat whisky, slump helplessly into a recliner, press play and surrender to the sounds of Roadhouses’ self-titled debut album. Soak it all in, you’re going nowhere in a hurry but guaranteed to…

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XPRESSION FX BLACK MAGIC MOTION AUDIO FX CONTROLLER

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - May 16, 2018

XPRESSION FX BLACK MAGIC MOTION AUDIO FX CONTROLLER Distributed by Oz Inventions Overview by Reza Nasseri Hi everyone, after a long absence from writing and reviewing I’m excited to have a look at a unique Australian invention, the Xpression FX Black Magic Motion by Oz Inventions. Who are they you…

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HUSSY HICKS’ JULZ PARKER – ONWARD AND UPWARD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 16, 2018

Currently on an extensive Australian tour before heading overseas again, Hussy Hicks guitarist Julz Parker spoke to Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about the band’s ever-increasing global popularity. Photos from Bluesfest by Jason Rosewarne. If you were lucky enough to attend this year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival or Bluesfest in Byron…

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THE HUMMINGBIRD MORPHS INTO THE FYREFLY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 15, 2018

Less than two weeks after opening, new Melbourne entertainment and dinner club The Hummingbird has been forced to change its name due to a legal threat from another Melbourne club, Bird’s Basement, based on the fact that the venue’s name also features the word ‘Bird’. From henceforth, The Hummingbird, located…

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BARNEY MCALL DOMINATES JAZZ BELL AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 15, 2018

Report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne Members of the Australian jazz community convened last night in Melbourne to celebrate the presentation of the 16th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards, held at Bird’s Basement. Named after the late Australian jazz pioneer, Graeme Bell, AO, “The Bells” were established in 2003 to…

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SYDNEY SYMPHONY LEADS FIRST MAKE MUSIC DAY AUSTRALIA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 15, 2018

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra leads Australia’s first international Make Music Day event with global livestream of Verdi’s Requiem concert In celebration of international Make Music Day, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will share a global broadcast of its performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 21 June live from the Sydney Opera House….

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NUNO BETTENCOURT: ‘EXTREME/MR BIG’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 14, 2018

“When you haven’t seen anybody for 20 something years, you don’t just show up and say hello, they gotta slap you in the face first and say where you been?” Extreme’s guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt tells James Ryan ahead of the upcoming Extreme and Mr Big June Australian tour. Australian…

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BOB DYLAN AUGUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 13, 2018

Chugg Entertainment is proud to announce that the legendary Bob Dylan will return to Australia this August for a string of arena shows. The cross-generational icon will take in capital cities across Australia, plus special one-off shows in Newcastle and Wollongong. See full tour dates below. In a career spanning…

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