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THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS: HAVE JAZZMASTER WILL TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 19, 2019

The Beautiful Girls is the moniker singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mat McHugh has used over the last couple of decades to perform, record and release his feel-good rhythms. Occasionally, depending on his vibe, he’ll use his own name too. It’s a brand (although he wouldn’t like that term) which…

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HARTS IS ULTRA EXCITED

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 12, 2019

Our recent interview with singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Harts could be summarised as a tale of two Fender Strats. One of them is a guitar he uses in his Harts Plays Hendrix show. It’s an upside down left-handed Strat, strung for a right-hander, a mirror image of the guitar…

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NICK LOWE: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 3, 2019

Nick Lowe is post-punk royalty. The acclaimed producer, songwriter, author and pop culture icon, will return to Australia in 2020 for his first tour in seven years. Lowe will be touring with Los Straitjackets, a band known for channeling the peak years of the guitar instrumental, and for performing in…

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 27, 2019

Legendary guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” in December. With a career spanning over thirty years with some of the world’s biggest heavy metal acts including Megadeth, on top of a stellar solo career, Marty Friedman is a…

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IN-STORE with BEN WICKS at GH MUSIC, Flemington

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 27, 2019

Bass journeyman and entrepreneur Ben Wicks has shared the stage with an array of local and international artists in a career spanning two decades. Initially inspired by the bass licks of Joseph Lucky Scott on Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly soundtrack, Ben dove deeper into the world of bass and discovered the…

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MARTIN BARRE: AUSTRALIAN SOLO TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 19, 2019

Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre been cited as a major influence on some of the world’s greatest players including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa and his guitar solo on the classic Tull track “Aqualung” has been celebrated as one of the top 25 guitar solos…

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GRAEME CONNORS TALKS SONGS AND GUITARS

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

In a career spanning five decades as a respected singer, songwriter and performer, Graeme Connors has become a part of the fabric of the Australian country music scene. From his own acclaimed albums such as North, The Road Less Travelled, Kindred Spirit and so many more, to his songs recorded…

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BLACK SUMMER: A Q&A WITH A CUP OF TEA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 8, 2019

Electronic music wunderkind Black Summer has announced his new, heartwrenching single Double Edge, featuring Australian vocalist Aston, out now. To celebrate, he found a comfy couch, a cup of tea and answered a few questions for us. The young artist, otherwise known as Rhys Toms, has also dropped a breathtaking…

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IN-STORE with BEACHWOOD at MANNYS/STORE DJ, NTH FITZROY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 31, 2019

Today we bring you the first episode our new series called ‘In-Store’, a video feature in which we interview fabulous musicians inside reputable musical instrument stores. First up we sit down with Melbourne-based electro-pop duo Beachwood inside Mannys/Store DJ at 161-163 St Georges Rd North Fitzroy, Victoria. Beachwood is an…

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CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM: BLUESFEST 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2019

Twenty year old blues guitar prodigy Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is heading to Australia next year to perform at Bluesfest. AM editor Greg Phillips recently caught up with Kingfish on the phone to chat about his career, gear and his trip downunder for Bluesfest. Although most of the major blues legends…

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