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KIM CHURCHILL BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2020

Blues on Broadbeach, one of the largest FREE music events in Australia will be held May 14-17, 2020. Almost 70 acts will perform at the 2020 Festival including Tommy Emmanuel, Gaby Moreno, Karise Eden, Bondi Cigars and more, with a new announcement of acts due on March 5. One of…

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FENDER OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2020 AMERICAN ORIGINAL 60S & 70S TELES

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 25, 2020

As revealed at NAMM 2020, Fender’s new American Originals are American made guitars featuring the spirit of vintages from the brand’s historic past. In 2020 Fender have released two new Telecaster options to the line-up, the 60s Telecaster Thinline and 70s Telecaster Custom. To coincide, Fender has released a couple…

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REVIEW: GWYN ASHTON – ST ANDREWS HOTEL

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists, Blog    //    Post Date - February 25, 2020

Words: Greg Phillips Pictures: Jason Rosewarne International blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and one-man band Gwyn Ashton is currently in Australia on his annual antipodean jaunt. The Welsh-born, Adelaide-bred and UK-located (soon to be in Central Europe. Yes he’s Brexiting too!) is spending an extended amount of time down here this…

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ORANGE AMPS LITTLE BASS THING

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 25, 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020, Orange revealed their Little Bass Thing, a lightweight solid-state bass amp aimed at the modern day musician. As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely…

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CREATING LIVE VIDEO CONTENT (feat BEN KELLY & ROLAND VR-1 HD AV STREAMING MIXER )

Posted in Artists, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - February 25, 2020

This article written by Greg Phillips originally ran on Roland’s Blog at: https://rolandcorp.com.au/blog/creating-live-video-content Finding your target audience Sometimes it feels like it’s a jungle out there for those trying to navigate the online world. You’re trying to reach your target audience, figuring out why one post or campaign worked so…

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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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