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BLUES ON BROADBEACH ANNOUNCES BANDWIDTH FACEBOOK EVENT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 29, 2020

Keeping their chin up and forging ahead, the good folks at Blues on Broadbeach now present Bandwidth, a virtual showcase capturing live music performances from some of your favourite Blues on Broadbeach 2020 artists – all from the comfort of their own homes. Self-isolating music fans around the world are…

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TEN MUSICAL SILVER LININGS FROM THE LOCKDOWN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 29, 2020

Watching the constant flow of gloomy Covid-19 news on television on a daily basis can be an overwhelming experience. Many casual workers, particularly those in the arts have lost their income and are struggling. A large number of artists are now having to deal with the quirks of the government’s…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: HUSKY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 29, 2020

Melbourne’s favourite harmony-based acoustic pop/rock band Husky have just released a gorgeous new single Cut Myself Loose, a taste of the upcoming long-player Stardust Blues, to be released on August 7th. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke with the band’s main man Husky Gawenda about life in lockdown, the single, the…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: THE BELL STREETS’ NICK BATTERHAM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 27, 2020

Australian Musician chats with Nick Batterham, one half of Melbourne-based indie pop rock band The Bell Streets about life in isolation, the album ‘Monument’ and his gear. The Bell Streets is a musical collaboration between Nick Batterham and Josh Meadows. Nick has been a central figure in the bands Blindside,…

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MUSIC FROM THE HOME FRONT ALL-STAR LIVESTREAM THIS WEEKEND

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 24, 2020

As Australia and New Zealand prepare to commemorate Anzac Day amid the COVID-19 crisis even more artists have joined the lineup for Music From The Home Front. The televised concert event is being staged as a thank you for those who have served our country and frontline workers. Australians can…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION- MELODY ANGEL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 24, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Chicago based blues guitarist singer songwriter Melody Angel to talk about life in isolation, her album ‘Angels & Melodies’, gear, career and her fond memories of her two trips to Bluesfest Melody Angel is from the south side of Chicago. Rock N Roll…

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FENDER® CELEBRATES SLIPKNOT® GUITARIST JIM ROOT WITH ARTIST SIGNATURE JAZZMASTER®

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - April 22, 2020

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the Jim Root Jazzmaster V4, the latest iteration of Fender’s collaboration with the Slipknot guitarist. The newest model in Fender’s Artist Signature Series captures the eclectic, fast and aggressive yet fluid playing style Root is known for. Now, with the Jim Root Jazzmaster…

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BALL FAMILY RESERVE APRIL COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - April 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. This…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: GAUDION

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

Australian Musician chats with Gaudion about life in isolation, his new single ‘TV Shows’, his prized Maton guitar and tells us about a guitar he built himself. Gaudion is relatively new to the music biz and has recently released his clever new single TV Shows, a wistful reflection upon love and loss…

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GRUV GEAR REINVENTS DRUM TRANSPORT WITH NEW VELOC

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - April 21, 2020

With most drummers honing their chops at home during this global lockdown, Gruv Gear presses forward with game-changing products in preparation for musicians to travel and tour again. The new VELOC One-Trip Drum Transport system allows drummers to carry a 5-piece kit in a single trip, a feat never before…

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