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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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JACOBS RUN: MICHAEL JACOBS TALKS DEBUT ALBUM & GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 23, 2019

Jacobs Run is Michael Jacobs (vocals/guitar), Peter Curigliano (bass/vocals), and Fabian Bucci (drums/vocals). As their biography states, “Jacobs Run isn’t your typical wet-behind-the-ears indie debut act. The three members – have been playing in various bands around Melbourne for quite a few years. In fact they’ve been in several previous…

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BAD//DREEMS: THE ‘DOOMSDAY BALLET’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

“It’s pretty weird, none of us have ever been in a band where we have had two albums to choose from and now we have three, so it will be interesting having too many songs,” Bad//Dreems guitarist Alex Cameron tells me as he contemplates the set list for the band’s…

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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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