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ROBYN FERGUSON: THE ‘TRIPTYCH’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

It’s been ten months since we last visited South African musician and composer Robyn Ferguson at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. At the time Robyn had just released Falling Forward, the first EP in a planned trilogy of recordings that she hoped to create within a 12…

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WATCH: ORIANTHI TALKS ‘O’ ALBUM, GIBSON SIGNATURE SJ-200 & MORE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 19, 2021

Australian Musician’s Nicole Nighthawk recently had the pleasure of catching up with Australian born, Platinum-selling recording artist and world class guitarist, Orianthi to chat about her new album and her signature Gibson acoustic guitar. Orianthi also opens up to Nicole about online trolls, an upcoming blues album, a hip hop…

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WATCH: STEVE VAI TALKS ZAPPA DOCUMENTARY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 19, 2021

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with guitar great Steve Vai to chat about the new Zappa documentary (showing now), Steve’s time in Frank’s band, transcribing Zappa’s music and much more Umbrella Entertainments proudly presents ZAPPA, the first all-access documentary on the life and times of iconoclastic musician Frank…

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TANA DOUGLAS – THE ‘LOUD’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 18, 2021

Widely acknowledged at the world’s first female roadie, Tana Douglas chats to Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about her new book ‘Loud’, which features amazing tales of life on the road with AC/DC, Iggy Pop. Elton John, Neil Diamond and many others, as well as discussing her fears for the future…

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FENDER’S DIAMOND DAYS

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 16, 2021

Founded in 1946, the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and its Fender brand have become synonymous with contemporary music. Everyone knows what a Fender guitar is and many of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous guitarists have favoured the Fender brand, from Buddy Holly to Hendrix and Clapton, Kurt Cobain and Elvis…

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SARAH MCLEOD: ‘ONE ELECTRIC LADY’ 2021 TOUR INTERVIEW

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

On March 5 , 2021 singer, songwriter, guitar player and energetic rocker Sarah McLeod hits the road on her One Electric Lady solo tour. In this two part show, Sarah appears first as her own support act, as she sits at the piano to play reinterpreted versions of Superjesus songs…

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DOUG ALDRICH: THE DEAD DAISIES ‘HOLY GROUND’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 3, 2021

The new album by The Dead Daisies ‘Holy Ground’, was released on 22nd January 2021. It was recorded by Producer Ben Grosse at La Fabrique Studio in the South of France. Check out guitarist Doug Aldrich chatting with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips about the creation of the band’s new…

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WATCH: JARRYD JAMES – THE ‘P.M.’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 21, 2021

It’s been five years since Jarryd James’ life was transformed by his monster track ‘Do You Remember’ and his debut album. But this humble, unassuming soul from Brisbane hasn’t let that change his process. Jarryd was working as a social worker in Brisbane before the runaway success of ‘Do You…

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SHANE O’MARA & JEX SAARELAHT DISCUSS THE ‘CHRIS WILSON LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL’ RE-RELEASE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 20, 2021

Shane O’Mara (guitar) and Jex Saarelaht (piano and organ) were the backing band for Chris Wilson the night he recorded the legendary Australian album Chris Wilson, Live At the Continental. In celebration of the re-release of the album on January 22, 2021 (with additional tracks and for the first time on…

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WATCH: MATON ANNOUNCES 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND EDITION GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Artists, Blog, Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - January 19, 2021

To celebrate 75 years of continuous guitar production in Melbourne, Australia Maton has decided to produce a guitar that showcased the best design and construction that they could bring to a guitar, as well as to celebrate the tonewoods they love and cherish. In recent times, Maton has produced a…

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