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SISTERS OF MERCY: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 15, 2019

A brief chat between cigarettes with Andrew Eldritch of the Sisters of Mercy. By Baz Bardoe I had heard that Andrew Eldritch could be a bit tricky to interview but what I was finding difficult was getting through to him in his hotel in Germany. I kept getting the busy…

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MARTIN CILIA : THE ‘SHADOWMAN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 15, 2019

Martin Cilia is Australia’s self-proclaimed premier surf rock guitarist and he certainly has the credentials to back the claim up. Growing up in Essex in the UK, Martin was exposed to the instrumental guitar licks of Hank Marvin and The Shadows at a very early age through his father’s reel…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL: CUT AND RUN – POST & PRE-TOUR PONDERATION

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

Australian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer Lloyd Spiegel is a troubadour in the true sense of the word, a wandering minstrel traversing the world telling his stories in song, while at the same time collecting new ones. Lloyd has just released his 10th album Cut and Run, an exploration…

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KIRK FLETCHER: THE 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

Acclaimed soulful, blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is returning to Australia next February to play a series of gigs. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Kirk on the phone to chat about his career, the current album Hold On and the upcoming tour. In any band-friendly venue in any town…

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GEORGE BENSON: THE BLUESFEST 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 1, 2019

Inspired by the sounds of his stepfather’s Epiphone Emperor guitar and the guitar licks of jazz greats Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, George Benson became enamoured with music and the guitar as a child in the early fifties. Between then and now, in a career spanning more than six decades…

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WATCH: BOY & BEAR – THE ‘SUCK ON LIGHT’ INTERVIEW

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

There were many times over the last few years that the guys from Boy & Bear didn’t know if they’d ever record and perform together again. All they knew was that their friend and lead vocalist Dave Hosking had a debilitating illness that was getting worse to the point that…

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BETH HART: THE ‘WAR IN MY MIND’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

Interview by Greg Phillips. Photos by Jason Rosewarne from Bluesfest 2017 A conversation with Beth Hart elicits a rollercoaster of emotions. Strap yourself in to laugh, gasp and experience all the feelings in between as she barely takes a breath in telling me about her new album War In My…

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MCNAMARR PROJECT ‘HOLLA & MOAN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

In 2017 local blues guitar identity and soul singer John McNamara released an acclaimed solo album titled Rollin With It, recorded in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2018 another respected Melbourne-based soul singer Andrea Marr, who is also a friend of John’s released an equally lauded soul album called Natural. Both John…

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DREAM DALI: BRINGING THEIR STUDIO SOUND TO THE STAGE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

Dream Dali is Aldous Emerson (lead vocals and guitar), Rene Huxley (key bass and keys) and William Hobbes (drums), a trio of experienced musicians who have played for artists such as Vera Blue, Daniel Johns, Kite String Tangle and Miami Horror, and supporting the likes of Phoenix, Washed Out and…

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MIKE CAMPBELL INTERVIEW: FLEETWOOD MAC, HEARTBREAKERS & DIRTY KNOBS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 22, 2019

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitarist and Petty songwriting partner Mike Campbell was recently on tour in Australasia with the new version of Fleetwood Mac, proving to the doubters that the Neil Finn/Mike Campbell combination works a treat as Lindsey Buckingham’s replacement. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips had the pleasure of…

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