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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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LARKIN POE TALK CAREER, GEAR & RETURN TO BLUESFEST

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

Multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe combine old world spirit and musicianship with modern day energy and attitude to create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried roots ’n’ roll.  Recently, legendary artists such as Elvis Costello, Bob Seeger, Joe Bonamassa and Keith Urban have taken the girls…

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ASHLEY NAYLOR: EVEN 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 16, 2019

The 90s was indeed a vibrant time for Australian alt-rock with a sea of quality bands regularly filling venues and a host of great indie labels willing to take a chance on them. Off the tip of my tongue, there was You Am I, Regurgitator, Powderfinger, Clouds, Custard, Falling Joys,…

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RICKY PETERSON INTERVIEW: KEYBOARDS FOR FLEETWOOD MAC, PRINCE & MANY MORE

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

A life long Minnesotan whose sound has always focused on a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound, Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn and for having, produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early days on the Twin…

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ANDREW FARRIS: THE ‘COME MIDNIGHT’ INTERVIEW

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

As the main songwriter and a founding member of iconic Australian pop rock band INXS, Andrew Farriss and his band mates shared the success of more than 50 million record sales, Grammy nominations and an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. Outside of INXS, Andrew is revered in industry…

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JOE HANSEN – GRINSPOON 2019 ‘CHEMICAL HEARTS’ TOUR INTERVIEW

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

News of Grinspoon’s upcoming Chemical Hearts tour in October spread far, wide and quickly and consequently the band has already sold out The Forum in Melbourne, Waves in Wollongong and The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane, with a bunch of other shows on the run not far off selling out….

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DRAPHT INTERVIEW: NEW SINGLE & NATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCED

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

Perth based hip hop artist Drapht is back with an infectious new single ‘Summer They Say’ and a national tour. AM editor Greg Phillips caught up with Drapht for a chat It would be impossible to write the colourful history of Australian hip hop without including Perth-based rapper Drapht. Along…

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WATCH: ASH GRUNWALD – THE ‘MOJO’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

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

Back in June, ahead of his Melbourne Guitar Show performance, we spoke with acclaimed Australian roots music singer, songwriter, guitarist Ash Grunwald, predominantly about his new Pratley Signature guitar (read interview here). This time AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with Ash for a video interview to chat specifically about the…

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