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MGS 2019: SARAH MCLEOD Part 1 – Guitars

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 24, 2019

Sarah McLeod, the singer and guitarist with the ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling rockers The Superjesus, has since gone on to establish an acclaimed solo career. Her latest album Rocky’s Diner, written and demoed in a secluded Brooklyn apartment in New York showcases her maturity as a songwriter, and her gift…

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ASH GRUNWALD ANNOUNCES SIGNATURE PRATLEY GUITAR, NEW ALBUM, BOOK & NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in Artists, Electric Guitars, Gear, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 24, 2019

Acclaimed Australian roots music singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer Ash Grunwald has been out of the spotlight for the last five years. For three of those years he was soaking up a tropical lifestyle living in Bali before returning to Australia. Yet rather than merely kicking back and chilling out,…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW SPOTLIGHT: RUBEN GUITARS

Posted in Artists, Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 18, 2019

Ruben Guitars is a regular exhibitor at the Melbourne Guitar Show and will be there again in 2019 showcasing their beautiful instruments. We sat down with head designer Tiri Pestrivas at their facility in Ferntree Gully to talk about Ruben Guitars ahead of the guitar show. Ruben Becker is the…

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SIX QUIX WITH JESS SPAHR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 14, 2019

Jess Spahr isn’t your run of the mill musician. Jess picked up the violin at the age of 6, going on  to train as a classical pianist. Young Jess started winning eisteddfods all around Sydney, receiving countless awards and high fives along the way. Fast forward to 2018 and Jess…

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WATCH: DAVEY LANE TALKS TOMMY – 50th ANNIVERSARY GIGS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2019

Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Ashley Naylor have put together an all-star band to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s break through album of 1969, “Tommy”, which they will perform in June as “Captain Walker’s Unborn Children”. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down at Memo Music Hall with self-confessed…

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MGS2019: CHARLIE BEDFORD INTERVIEW

Posted in Artist Profiles, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 7, 2019

Charlie Bedford is a talented teenage blues musician who has been growing in stature year by year within Australia’s wonderful guitar community. He has performed at the International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase in Memphis several times. He has played with and been mentored by some of the biggest names…

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MGS2019: ROGER MCLACHLAN – THE BASS STAR’S CAREER & GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 6, 2019

At the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show, renowned bass player ROGER McLACHLAN will be hitting the stage with legendary Australian country rockers Stars. To celebrate, AM editor Greg Phillips sat down with Roger to discuss his career and gear. In Part 1 of our in-depth 2 part interview, Australian Musician editor…

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SANTANA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW ALBUM ‘AFRICA SPEAKS’

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 5, 2019

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock. One June 7th he releases yet another vibrant new album, Africa Speaks featuring the vocal talents of Spanish singer Buika. Latin rock guitar legend Carlos Santana’s music has always…

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SIX QUIX WITH CRYSTAL CITIES (DANIEL CONTE)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 30, 2019

We go Six Quix with Daniel Conte (drums) from local dreamrockers Crystal Cities. From a Sydney garage to Abbey Road Studios in London, Australian dream rock band, Crystal Cities, have come a long way in just over 2 years. The band has completed their debut album, Under the Cold Light…

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MGS2019: ANNA SCIONTI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - May 29, 2019

Melbourne blues artist Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be deeply immersed into her world of electrified rhythmic tunes, as you will experience if…

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