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NAMM 2020: IBANEZ BOOTH WALK-THROUGH

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

The Ibanez booth at a NAMM Show is always one of the most popular exhibits, featuring a maze of walls showcasing new product. This year was no exception with the release of the new AZ and RG models as well as Steve Vai’s stunning new PIA. We took a stroll…

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ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN FAMILY RESERVE FEBRUARY COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

Ernie Ball Music Man named their Ball Family Reserve series in celebration of the company’s rich heritage in instrument craftsmanship. Offered in limited production runs, the Ball Family Reserve collection allows Ernie Ball Music Man to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and artists. It’s…

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NEW G2210 GRETSCH STREAMLINER JUNIOR JET CLUB

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

An exciting new addition to the Streamliner™ Collection, the G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club is a stripped-down workhouse that’s built to take a beating. With aggressive attack and quick response, the sleek Junior Jet Club is designed for the down and dirty guitarist who demands no-nonsense tone at an affordable price. Powered…

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MARK KING: LEVEL 42 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

This year, UK 80’s funk-rock icons Level 42 celebrate their 40th year as a band and surprisingly have never toured Australia … until now that is! This superb Mark King-led seven piece band will finally tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this May! Level 42 left…

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: A KURIOS BAND OF MUSICIANS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Marc Sohier and Paul Butler, two key members of the Cirque du Soleil band currently playing in the show KURIOS The notion of a circus coming to town conjures up all kinds of nostalgic thoughts. A parade of bohemian strangers arriving in a…

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ANDY LEFTWICH: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Four-time Grammy winning, acclaimed fiddle/mandolin player and Ricky Skaggs band member Andy Leftwich for an in-depth interview about his career and gear at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection…

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‘INSTRUMENTATION’ – ART INSPIRED BY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - February 19, 2020

‘INSTRUMENTATION’
A unique exhibition of art works inspired by musical instruments by Nick Carpenter

10-19 April 2020 Wildwood Instruments Studio. 11 Phillips Road, Mount Franklin, VIC 3461 Melbourne Guitar Show regular, Nick Carpenter has been a luthier for over 30 years, and has recently turned his hand to creating beautiful works of…

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NAMM 2020: KAWAI CA79 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - February 16, 2020

At NAMM 2020, Kawai presented the new CA79, the latest high-performance addition to the popular Concert Artist series of premium digital pianos, and successor to the highly regarded CA78. Senior Product Manager Michael Kunz runs us through the CA79’s features at the Kawai booth at Winter NAMM. The updated model…

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REVIEW: ALICE COOPER, AIRBOURNE, MC50 – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 16, 2020

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne February 14, 2020 Review: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne There are a number of ‘heritage’ rock acts that regularly tour Australia and for many of them, there’s an incremental loss of vocal quality or stage energy with each tour which make you wrestle with the decision…

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LEVEL 42 TO TOUR AUSTRALIA & NZ FOR FIRST TIME IN MAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 13, 2020

Level 42 touring Australia and New Zealand for the first time in May 2020 TOUR DATES Thursday, May 14: Astor Theatre, Perth – Tickets Friday, May 16: Palais Theatre, Melbourne – Tickets Monday, May 18: Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Tickets  Wednesday May 20: The Civic, Auckland – Tickets Tickets on sale Now! www.showcasegroup.com.au  Level 42…

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