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MICHAEL LANDAU-RENEGADE CREATION

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

As a talented teenage guitar player Michael Landau found himself playing the LA club scene and touring with guitarist friend Robben Ford and vibrant young bassist Jimmy Haslip. Little did they all know then, that in 2011 the same three guys, with the addition of drummer Gary Novak,  would be…

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JUSTIN DERRICO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

When pop/rock princess Pink was auditioning guitarists for a world tour around four years ago, she pretty much decided on the spot to hire LA based axeman Justin Derrico. Pink quickly warmed to Justin’s amiable nature, rock star looks, and his amazing versatility and dexterity on the guitar. Derrico has…

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A LESSON IN AMPOLOGY with Marcello Grassi

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

When Australian Musician needed to talk to a genuine amplifier aficionado for a general overview on amp use, we headed straight to Melbourne’s Eastgate Music to chat with Marcello Grassi. As Greg Phillips found out, Marcello knows his amps! G: To many, the first thing they think of when you…

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PAPA Vs PRETTY’S THOMAS RAWLE and PAUL DEMPSEY: Amp it up!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

It’s difficult to believe that United In Isolation is the very first album from Sydney based outfit Papa vs Pretty. Over the last few years, the prolific Thomas Rawle and his band have regularly generated recorded product, just never before in long player mode. However, recording formats have never been…

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LIOR AND ALEXANDER GOW – In search of the perfect sound

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Both lauded songsmiths, balladeers and poetic beings Lior and Oh Mercy’s Alexander Gow will soon come together with various other talented Australian songwriter/performers as part of the They Will Have Their Way tour, playing songs from the Finn brothers’ amazing back catalogue. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips tracked them both down…

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LEADER CHEETAH

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 11, 2011

LEADER CHEETAH June 2011. By Peter Hodgson South Australia’s Leader Cheetah are about to release Lotus Skies, the follow-up to their 2009 debut, The Sunspot Letters. Recorded in Sydney with producer Scott Horscroft (The Panics, Little Red, The Sleepy Jackson), the album highlights the band’s songwriting with sunny, honest production…

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JOE BONAMASSA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 11, 2011

JOE BONAMASSA June 2011 By Stephen Bowtell Even though American guitarist Joe Bonamassa has been a professional musician for over 20 years and achieved so much, he’s still often referred to as the new kid on the blues block. I guess when you’re placed in the same basket as guitar…

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WATCH & READ/BASS SUMMIT-HUNTER, BALBI, WOSEEN & HULME

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 11, 2011

BASS SUMMIT with PAUL WOSEEN (Screaming Jets), Todd hunter (Dragon), STEVE BALBI (Noiseworks), IAN HULME (Choirboys) June 1, 2011 | Author: Rob Morse. Photos: Ken Leanfore Dragon, The Choirboys, Noiseworks and The Screaming Jets are undisputed icons of Australasian Rock. Their brands of driving music derive much of their power…

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MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW By MAZ

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW The making of an album June 2011. By The Undertow’s drummer Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen Plus Producer/guitarist Cameron McKenzie & producer Damian Young In the mid 80s, our social network was somewhat localised. In bustling, smoke filled breakfast cafes, musicians shared their mid morning ‘touring’ anecdotes…

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MICHAEL FIX-TIMES TWO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

MICHAEL FIXJune 2011. By Greg Phillips For acclaimed Australian guitarist, composer and performer Michael Fix, it seemed a case of all the moons aligning in producing his brand new album Two Timing. Good fortune led to the coming together of 13 extraordinary guitarists to record a set of duet guitar…

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