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VALE VERA MAY (MATON GUITARS)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 31, 2022

Australian Musician was saddened sad to hear the news that Vera May, the matriarch figure of the iconic Australian acoustic instrument maker Maton Guitars has passed away at the age of 102. Wife of founder, Bill May, Vera worked in the business from 1954 through to retirement in 1987, organising…

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CHARVEL LAUNCH PRO-MOD SERIES TODAY

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 31, 2022

This week, Charvel launched new Pro-Mod Series models: DK24 2PT, San Dimas® and So-Cal.   The Pro-Mod Series continues upon Charvel’s storied legacy of innovative excellence in high-performance guitar design, offering the latest technology and top-notch features that today’s modern players need.  PRO-MOD DK24 2PT Charvel’s Pro-Mod DK24 models are a…

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ANITA QUAYLE: MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2022

Posted in Artists, Musician of the Month    //    Post Date - March 31, 2022

Australian Musician is thrilled to announce that our inaugural Musician of the Month is Anita Quayle, a contemporary cellist and composer with a flair for the unconventional. Anita’s current focus is Beyond The Lake, a wonderful duo project featuring cello (Anita Quayle) and guitar (Nick Delaney), incorporating electronic effects and…

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GIBSON’S NEW ADAM JONES LES PAUL

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 30, 2022

Gibson and Adam Jones are pleased to announce their third guitar collaboration with the Adam Jones Les Paul Standard from Gibson USA. Multi-platinum selling and 4X GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Adam Jones from the band Tool, is one of rock’s most talented and sonically innovative guitarists. The new Adam Jones Les…

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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS TICKETS ON SALE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 30, 2022

Tickets are on sale tomorrow (March 31) for the highly anticipated Australian Women In Music Awards (AWMA) and Conference in Brisbane on May 17 & 18, 2022, supported by the Queensland Government, with high profile performers and finalists gathering for a timely return to the stage as artists and music…

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IT’S WORLD PIANO DAY 2022 (MARCH 29)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 29, 2022

World Piano Day is celebrated on the 88th day of the year, which is the same as the number of keys on the piano. This year, it takes place on March 29. World Piano Day was founded by a group of like-minded people who aimed to create a platform for…

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TUMBLEWEED  ADD SHOW & FRIDGE TO 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 28, 2022

Following the release of their sold out 7″ singles boxset and run of five nights of hometown celebrations at La La La’s in Wollongong just before Xmas, Australian grunge rockers Tumbleweed are set to continue the celebrations of their 30th anniversary as a band with a national  tour. And with the announcement…

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KHRUANGBIN + KAMASI WASHINGTON AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 27, 2022

Performing their biggest headline shows in Australia and New Zealand to date, Houston, Texas psych-funk auteurs Khruangbin will bring their First Class Tour to Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland in November/December 2022. Last here in 2019, the acclaimed three-piece exist in their own orbit, their legendary live show –…

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YAMAHA MS101-4 POWERED MONITOR SPEAKER

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 24, 2022

The standard model in Yamaha’s range of desktop utility powered monitors, the MS101-4 offers portability in a compact design and simple but comprehensive functions for outstanding usability. • 30W of amplifier power provides clean, high output sound • Redesigned enclosure for an even lower profile • Combo Input jack accepts…

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FENDER NAMES THE 2022 ‘FENDER NEXT’ CLASS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 24, 2022

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announces the 4th annual class of artists joining Fender Next, an artist development program designed to elevate rising musicians that are pushing guitar forward in music and culture. This year’s class includes two Australian artists, MAY-A and Budjerah. Each Fender Next artist will receive Fender gear,…

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