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AL DI MEOLA: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 13, 2020

World-renowned guitar hero Al Di Meola has thrilled audiences for decades since releasing his debut album Land of The Midnight Sun in 1976. From his work with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty to his time with fusion…

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NITA STRAUSS: IBANEZ & BOSS MASTERCLASS INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 6, 2020

After slaying Australian audiences on stage with Alice Cooper this month, guitarist Nita Strauss continued to impress crowds in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in a series of Masterclasses for Ibanez Guitars and Boss Effects. At the clinics, Nita told of her journey from numerous battle of the bands performances, where…

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YOLANDA BROWN 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 6, 2020

It was a pleasure to once again catch up with performer, recording artist and Yamaha Sax endorsee YolanDa Brown, who is back in Australia for another tour. AM caught up with Yolanda for a chat about her gear, career and Australian tour When she toured in 2018, UK’s premier sax…

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JOE CAMILLERI: THE BLACK SORROWS BLUES ON BROADBEACH INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 4, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chats to local music legend Joe Camilleri about The Black Sorrows appearance at Blues on Broadbeach in May. “At night you’ve got all the lights, people out in apartments and it is quite exciting,” Australian rock legend Joe Camilleri tells me. His iconic band The Black…

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MARK EVANS: ROSE TATTOO ‘OUTLAWS’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 3, 2020

The great Australian pub rock sound was originally forged by volume vikings Billy Thorpe and Lobby Lloyd back in the early 70s. It was further flamed by bands like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and The Angels later in the 70s, refined by the production skills of studio geniuses Harry Vanda and…

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JOSHUA BATTEN: ‘The City Within’ Album Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 1, 2020

We caught up with Melbourne-based Roots-Rock Singer-Songwriter Joshua Batten to discuss his new album ’The City Within’. It’s the debut full-length studio album by Joshua and his second major release overall following the mini-album “Searching For Answers” in 2017. A new single “At The End Of The Day” is available…

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KIM CHURCHILL BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2020 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2020

Blues on Broadbeach, one of the largest FREE music events in Australia will be held May 14-17, 2020. Almost 70 acts will perform at the 2020 Festival including Tommy Emmanuel, Gaby Moreno, Karise Eden, Bondi Cigars and more, with a new announcement of acts due on March 5. One of…

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THE EXPLOITED: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

The Exploited: Ten minutes of total anarchy as Baz Bardoe interviews the legendary Wattie Buchan Riots…….fights…..trashed hotel rooms…..controversy…..legions of lineup changes…..for an incredible forty years Wattie Buchan has been vocalist and leader of punk’s premier vortex of anger, anarchy and violence The Exploited. In all of that time he has…

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MARK KING: LEVEL 42 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

This year, UK 80’s funk-rock icons Level 42 celebrate their 40th year as a band and surprisingly have never toured Australia … until now that is! This superb Mark King-led seven piece band will finally tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this May! Level 42 left…

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ANDY LEFTWICH: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Four-time Grammy winning, acclaimed fiddle/mandolin player and Ricky Skaggs band member Andy Leftwich for an in-depth interview about his career and gear at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection…

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