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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: DAN KERBY (BLISS N ESO/28 DAYS DRUMMER)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 23, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips recently caught up with Dan Kerby for a chat while in isolation to discuss his career and gear Dan Kerby is a Drummer/Educator based out of Melbourne Australia and Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks endorsee. He currently plays drums for some of Australia’s…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: KEV CARMODY – ‘CANNOT BUY MY SOUL’ RE-ISSUE INTERVIEW

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

Indigenous Australian songwriting legend Kev Carmody is a man of many stories. A childhood spent working the land by day, droving cattle and observing the sky by night filled his head with imagination and wonder, which later came out in the form of song. Kev also developed a keen sense…

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AMEX LAUNCHES MUSIC BACKERS STUDIO WEEK. WIN RECORDING TIME!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 20, 2020

Applications are now open  for the American Express Music Backers Studio Week (December 9-16, 2020), which will give 50 Australian musicians sought after access to some of the best recording studios and industry experts in the country. This is the third initiative announced as part of the $1 Million American…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: DANIEL FURNARI (POLARIS)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 19, 2020

  Local metalcore outfit Polaris was one of the few bands that were able slot in a 2020 album release and tour it this year before Covid-19 spoiled everyone’s fun. On February 21 the band dropped their second album,The Death of Me in conjunction with a successful national tour to…

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ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN JOHN MYUNG 6-STRING BONGO BASS

Posted in Bass, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - August 18, 2020

The John Myung artist series Bongo is a sleek, ultra-modern 6 string bass crafted and perfected to John’s exacting specifications. With over a decade long refinement process, John and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineering team have addressed a multitude of design features to further enhance comfortability, playability, and overall…

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WATCH: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD FENDER SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 17, 2020

Along with a swag of new releases announced at their virtual dealer conference last week, Fender have now released the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Kenny to chat about his new signature guitar. Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s fiery leads, meaty rhythms, and hard-driving songs…

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FENDER® PARTNERS WITH SUPPORT ACT TO HELP MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

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

Fender Music Australia Pty Ltd (FMA) today announced a partnership with Australian music charity Support Act to raise funds for music industry professionals whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Offering the chance to win one of four Fender guitars signed by some of Australia’s most respected artists in…

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THE 2020 STEVE LUKATHER COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - August 12, 2020

The latest evolution of Steve Lukather’s 2020 guitar perfectly fuses comfort, beauty, and tonal versatility. Revamped with all-new custom Ernie Ball Music Man electronics and featuring new finishes including the Luke III Maple Top in Cherry Burst and Luscious Green and the Luke III guitar in Olive Pearl and Ocean and Fuchsia Sparkle. Featuring…

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WATCH: BRENT MASON FENDER SIGNATURE TELECASTER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 11, 2020

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips recently had the opportunity to chat with legendary American session musician Brent Mason via Skype about his new Fender Stories Collection Signature Telecaster. Note: The guitar Brent is holding in the interview is not the stories collection Tele but the custom shop model, a limited-edition…

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FENDER BRINGS DEALER MEETING EXPERIENCE ONLINE TO REVEAL NEW 2020 PRODUCTS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - August 11, 2020

Normally Fender would gather guitar dealers in their respective territories and bring them together to view first hand their new releases for the remainder of the year. With Covid-19 putting an end to that, Fender decided this year to present their wares globally to their dealers online. Fender Musical Instruments…

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