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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: LUKA BLOOM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 31, 2020

Irish born singer songwriter Luka Bloom is a troubadour in the truest sense. He travels the world annually performing his stories to thousands of people and collects new tales along the way. For artistic, touring souls, the lockdown has been particularly hard but for Luka, he’s viewing the situation with…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ANDY POWELL (WISHBONE ASH)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 30, 2020

Wishbone Ash is the British classic rock band that achieved much success in the early to mid seventies with popular albums such as Argus, There’s The Rub and Live Dates. Founding members Andy Powell and Ted Turner were known as pioneers of harmony twin guitar lines, influencing bands such as…

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NCAT PRESENTS ONLINE OPEN NIGHT – INSTRUMENT MAKING COURSE. WED SEP 2

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 28, 2020

Interested in building guitars? Northern College of the Arts and Technology (NCAT) has the only accredited course in Australia for musical instrument making and repair, specialising in guitars. Our graduates from the Certificate III & Certificate IV courses are sought after for positions at both of the Melbourne based world…

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VALE MIKE NOGA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 28, 2020

It was with much sadness that we heard news yesterday of the passing of singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former Drones drummer Mike Noga. Mike will be forever remembered for the wonderful performances and recordings he made with The Drones such as Gala Mill, Havilah and I See Seaweed albums. He…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: JOSH PYKE – THE ‘ROME’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 28, 2020

With the sun beaming through his studio window onto his face Josh Pyke chats about his new album ‘Rome’ (out today, August 28), his gear and being a creative rather than being pigeonholed as just a singer songwriter Rome is Pyke’s long-awaited follow-up to Pyke’s 2015 LP But For All These Shrinking Hearts – which…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: TOMMY BOYCE (THE CASANOVAS)

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chats with Casanovas guitarist Tommy Boyce about their new record. Legendary Melbourne rockers The Casanovas release their 5th studio album ‘Reptilian Overlord’ today, August 28. Produced by iconic Australian studio guy Mark Opitz, the new album sees the band in top form displaying that confident swagger…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: DIESEL

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chats with Diesel about his new album Sunset Suburbia (out August 28), life in lockdown and a new blues album he’s working on. After more than 30 years in the top tier of Australian rock, soul and blues, Diesel (Mark Lizotte) has delivered an album that…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ANNE MCCUE

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips recently spoke with ex-pat Aussie guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and novelist Anne McCue to see what’s she’s been up to in lockdown Anne McCue is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, music-recording producer, video director, and radio host who is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Anne has been…

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FENDER ADDS TRADITIONAL MODELS TO CALIFORNIA SERIES ACOUSTICS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - August 26, 2020

Announced a couple of weeks ago at their worldwide virtual deal conference, Fender has added a range of California Traditional models to their California series acoustic guitar range. California Traditional ($699-$1,599) Available Now In an effort to offer guitars that speak to the traditional acoustic player, Fender has expanded the…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: JONATHA BROOKE

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

Back in the 90s when we were flooded with CD submissions on a daily basis, I received an album called Plumb by Jonatha Brooke and The Story, an act out of Boston. I played the album over and over and couldn’t understand why Jonatha wasn’t a household name. Her lyrics…

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