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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 1 – THURSDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 19, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne The 30th anniversary of Peter Noble’s Bluesfest was cause to bring old friends together with festival debutantes to celebrate one of the world’s most loved and respected music events. Weather predictions suggested rain throughout the five days yet day one proved that the forecasts…

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ANNA CALVI AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 16, 2019

Globally adored for her commanding voice, virtuosic guitar work and uncompromising bravery, English singer-songwriter Anna Calvi will be showcasing her latest masterpiece Hunter for Australian audiences this June as she pairs a performance at Tasmania’s beguiling Dark Mofo festival along with intimate shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Exploring freedom, identity and…

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PETER HOOK – JOY DIVISION ORCHESTRATED AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 11, 2019

Joy Division’s legendary bass player Peter Hook is set to tour Australia with The Metropolitan Orchestra this August for a string of five concerts which will see him, special guests and a full orchestra perform the band’s seminal post punk repertoire with classical elements. Having sold out the debut concert at London’s Royal Albert…

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ROLAND HP700 DIGITAL PIANO SERIES

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - April 11, 2019

Playing the piano is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, whether teaching yourself or watching your family discover a passion for music. Roland’s all-new HP700 series supports your ambitions with gorgeous piano sound, sophisticated styling, and helpful features that’ll keep you coming back for more. And with the flexibility and…

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VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT & ABASI SUPERGROUP LIVE ALBUM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 11, 2019

It was one of those tours for guitar fans where you just wish you could have been there. Thankfully a live recording has been made of 5 of the greatest guitarists on the planet together on stage at the same time Roaring sounds, cutting-edge solos, colossal power – Generation Axe is THE…

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CANNED HEAT: FITO DE LA PARRA AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 10, 2019

After more than fifty years on the road and thirty-eight albums to their credit, the unsung band of 60’s rock and blues, Canned Heat is still going strong and coming to Australia in May. Canned Heat have been a global phenomenon for 40 years, when they first gained international attention…

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NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS JOIN MSO TO PLAY THEIR FILM MUSIC

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 10, 2019

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra this August to perform a selection of suites from their highly distinctive film scores as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Conducted by Benjamin Northey, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis collaborate with the full symphonic sound of the MSO…

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ALL-NEW BALL FAMILY RESERVE INSTRUMENTS 

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - April 9, 2019

The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship. These rare pieces are offered in limited production runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists. This month features the StingRay…

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN RHAPSODY TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 7, 2019

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT – THE RHAPSODY TOUR Heading to Australian Stadiums in February 2020! Off the back of the enormous success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, comes the announcement of another Australian Queen tour featuring vocalist Adam Lambert Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming…

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CHELSEA WILSON: THE ‘CHASING GOLD’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 7, 2019

Melbourne based vocalist, songwriter, broadcaster and DJ, Chelsea Wilson has just released her second album Chasing Gold, a disco infused good-time groove fest. It’s the follow up to her acclaimed soul-flavoured debut I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me. As Chelsea tells Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips in our…

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