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UB40’s ROBIN CAMPBELL: ‘BIGGA BAGGARIDDIM’ INTERVIEW 2021

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 29, 2021

To celebrate the release of Bigga Baggariddim the new album from British reggae legends UB40 (out today), we chat to the band’s co-founder and guitarist Robin Campbell about their career, gear and new record. UB40 started out as a group of young friends from Birmingham and transcended their working-class origins…

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MUSICIANS SHARED THE JOY OF MUSIC AUSTRALIA-WIDE ON MAKE MUSIC DAY

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 25, 2021

With pandemic restrictions easing in many parts of the world, musicians around the world were able to get together for Make Music Day 2021 on June 21st. Those who couldn’t, still got into the Make Music Day spirit online.  Here in Australia over 100 events had been registered on the…

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LIAM BRADFORD: 14 YO DRUMMER GETTING GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 15, 2021

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with 14 year old Melbourne-based drummer Liam Bradford to discuss the amazing feedback he’s been getting globally for his Youtube channel drum covers. The global pandemic has been devastating for everyone but particularly for those in the entertainment industry, with musicians unable to…

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BODYJAR: 2021 BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL, + NEW ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 10, 2021

Bodyjar is the Australian punk rock gift that just keeps giving. For around 3 decades now, apart from a four year hiatus, the band has consolidated their local & international following with relentless touring demonstrating the blistering high energy live shows that have made Bodyjar one of the most respected…

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WATCH: DANIEL CHAMPAGNE 2021 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 7, 2021

Nicole Nighthawk sits down with Australian singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne for a chat about touring, his latest album ‘Trying To Hold The Setting Sun’ and his Cole Clark guitar. Australian singer, songwriter Daniel Champagne first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the…

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NICK BARKER TALKS REPTILES REUNION & WILBURYS TRIBUTE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 2, 2021

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips catches up with Melbourne rock stalwart Nick Barker via zoom ahead of two Nick Barker and The Reptiles reunion shows in October and the Traveling Wilbury’s tribute theatre show, End of The Line, which Nick is also performing in. Formed by Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist…

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JACK ROBERT: MY SESSION WORLD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 31, 2021

Jack Robert is an acclaimed Sydney-based musical director and a session/touring drummer who has worked with a wide variety acts such as: Delta Goodrem, Ian Moss, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Ruel, Samantha Jade, Thundamentals, and so many others. Jack’s next gig is with Stephen Taranto in July, supporting Plini, on…

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THE BAMBOOS: THE ‘HARD UP’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 4, 2021

On May 7th, Melbourne-based dance, soul and funk music legends, The Bamboos celebrate their 21st year of making merry together by releasing Hard Up, their most accomplished, joyous and infectious album to date. The much-respected collective was summoned by band leader Lance Ferguson to a country house in rural Victoria,…

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INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION NOW OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN MUSICIANS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - May 3, 2021

The music behind your favourite movies, TV shows, theatre shows or even video games is such a crucial element of the whole project and can often make or break the show. However I wonder how many of you take the time to check out who the composer or performer of…

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YOUNG WARRIORS – GETTING KIDS INTO BANDS

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 30, 2021

Young Warriors is a successful band-based program with the aim of getting young people involved recreationally in making music. It’s generally a two-week program, ideal for school holiday periods (but has been tailored to suit alternative durations) and provides aspiring musicians aged 12-19 with the experience of rehearsing, playing in…

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