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JOE BONAMASSA: 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

American guitar Great Joe Bonamassa was in Nashville, Tennessee, preparing for the start of his American summer tour when he phoned up Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips for a chat about his upcoming Australian tour in September. Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Joe Bonamassa is your archetypal modern day bluesman. While he’s…

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PETER HOOK: THE ‘JOY DIVISION ORCHESTRATED’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 24, 2019

It’s impossible to think of early 80s post-punk music and not remember the impact of the bands Joy Division and New Order. It’s also one of the most tragic stories in rock ‘n’ roll history. Just days before leaving for America on their first international tour and on the verge…

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SIX QUIX WITH RIVER LANE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 24, 2019

Former tradie, competitive water skier and the small South Australian town of Mannum’s first ever busker. They’re not your run of the mill biography bullet points but then again River Lane is not your standard independent Americana artist. After performing at Melbourne’s Uberfest (2016), River went on to win South…

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MGS2019: KEITH MERROW INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 21, 2019

Talented American studio guitar player, performer, songwriter, producer, engineer, recording artist and gear demonstrator, Keith Merrow is coming to Australia to perform a series of clinics for Schecter guitars, including two at the Melbourne Guitar Show. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to Keith prior to the tour. Like most guitarists,…

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DIESEL: THE ‘SUNSET SUBURBIA’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 18, 2019

Suburbia! It’s one person’s dream, another person’s nightmare. Some folks feel at home in the ‘burbs while others can’t wait to escape it. Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and guitar slinger Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel has a unique view of the suburbs. As a kid who resided in various towns in…

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MGS 2019: JAMES NORBERT IVANYI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 14, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist, teacher, producer and performer James Norbert Ivanyi plays an epic brand pf progressive rock, blending classic 60s and 70s rock sounds with modern day tech-metal and many genres in between. James Norbert Ivanyi … even his name is steeped in grandeur! James has released four acclaimed recordings including Denalavis,…

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INTRODUCING DENNIS JONES: LA BLUES YOU CAN ROCK TO

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 10, 2019

LA-based singer, songwriter and guitar slinger, Dennis Jones is heading to Australia for a few select dates including a prime spot at the Melbourne Guitar Show. Ahead of his Australian trip, Dennis spoke with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips Dennis Jones is the epitome of cool. Laid back and smooth…

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SIX QUIX WITH SUPAHONEY

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

Formed in mid-2015, SUPAHONEY is a four-piece alternative rock group who have hit the scene with their weighty guitar riffs and this-could-explode-any-minute-now drums. With the accelerated energy of punk combined with new wave intricacies, they’ve carved quiet moments so precious you wouldn’t dare interrupt with the sound of your own…

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MGS 2019: SIMON HOSFORD ON PLAYING VAN HALEN 1 LIVE!

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 2, 2019

It’s the album which introduced us to Eddie Van Halen’s stunning finger-tapping guitar gymnastics. The same album which gave us Diamond David Lee Roth, one of rock’s greatest frontmen. It was Van Halen’s debut album, featuring so many great songs and so many classic guitar riffs. It was released back…

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AARON SCHEMBRI LAUNCHES ALBUM WITH AUSSIE LEGENDS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 2, 2019

How did 25 year old singer, songwriter, guitarist Aaron Schembri convince some of Australia’s most legendary artists to not only sing and play on his debut album ‘City Lights’ but also perform at the upcoming launch gig in September? Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips phoned him up and asked that…

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