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CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM: BLUESFEST 2020 INTERVIEW

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

Twenty year old blues guitar prodigy Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is heading to Australia next year to perform at Bluesfest. AM editor Greg Phillips recently caught up with Kingfish on the phone to chat about his career, gear and his trip downunder for Bluesfest. Although most of the major blues legends…

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REVIEW: ROGER MCLACHLAN – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 26, 2019

Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne. Venue: The Fyrefly, St.Kilda. October 25,2019 Roger McLachlan is known to many as Little River Band’s original bass player and the guy who laid down the wonderful fretless bass parts of John Farnham’s global hit You’re The Voice. A lesser known fact is that…

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MELBOURNE AIRPORT GETS A MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 25, 2019

  Travellers departing Melbourne Airport this holiday season have a surprise in store for them when Melbourne Airport proudly presents the Boarding Pass Music Festival, running from 13 December to 20 December 2019.  Featuring around 16 wonderful young Melbourne-based performers and songwriters, the inaugural Boarding Pass Music Festival establishes Melbourne…

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AMPEG HERITAGE 50th ANNIVERSARY SVT

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 25, 2019

The Ampeg® SVT® is more than just a bass amp—it sparked a revolution. When it debuted in 1969, deafening walls of full-stack guitar amps were eating bass players alive. Knowing that big bass volume required big power, Ampeg designed the most sophisticated amp of its day: the 300-watt SVT. Finally,…

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JACOBS RUN: MICHAEL JACOBS TALKS DEBUT ALBUM & GEAR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 23, 2019

Jacobs Run is Michael Jacobs (vocals/guitar), Peter Curigliano (bass/vocals), and Fabian Bucci (drums/vocals). As their biography states, “Jacobs Run isn’t your typical wet-behind-the-ears indie debut act. The three members – have been playing in various bands around Melbourne for quite a few years. In fact they’ve been in several previous…

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WATCH: CHARVEL DK24 HH 2PT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

Fender Australia’s specialty brand manager Mike Morgan discusses the CHARVEL DK24 HH 2PT. Intro and outro shred courtesy of Clay Algie. Featuring a sculpted shredder’s cut heel and a scalloped lower back bout for easy upper access to the fingerboard, the alder body in the classic Dinky™ style is cloaked…

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SIX QUIX WITH PRETTY BLEAK

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

‘Jawline’ is the fab debut single by Melbourne pop rockers PRETTY BLEAK. Developing their new music between vocalist Sam Thomas’ home studio and Homesurgery Recordings in Melbourne, Pretty Bleak brought engineer Jon Grace (Bakers Eddy) onboard the project to add some mixing finesse to tie up its final form. A final…

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BAD//DREEMS: THE ‘DOOMSDAY BALLET’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 21, 2019

“It’s pretty weird, none of us have ever been in a band where we have had two albums to choose from and now we have three, so it will be interesting having too many songs,” Bad//Dreems guitarist Alex Cameron tells me as he contemplates the set list for the band’s…

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SIX QUIX WITH THE GREAT EMU WAR CASUALTIES

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 20, 2019

The concept seemed simple enough … six questions, six quick answers! The Great Emu War Casualties present their own variation on the theme. However, they most certainly do have a fab, fun new single “Gimme Gimme Shimmy Shimmy” which you need to check out! “We were in the Netherlands for…

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GIBSON ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF CHUCK BERRY 1955 ES-350T

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 20, 2019

Gibson guitars has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T. Gibson joined forces with the Chuck Berry family to create a perfect replica of Chuck’s beloved 1955 ES-350T. The historically accurate guitar will be available starting on October 18, in celebration of the legendary performer’s…

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