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NAMM 2016: CASIO MZ-X500 & MZ-X300 ARRANGER KEYBOARDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

Casio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of two new flagship models in its lineup of professional digital keyboards – the MZ-X300 and MZ-X500. Perfect for the home, studio and live performances, these arranger workstation keyboards offer new sounds, innovative effects and new rhythm content created by developers…

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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 24, 2015

It’s been a big year for Australian Musician. We’ve provided a heap of content and well and truly established our YouTube channel. Next year will be even bigger as we look to co-present the Melbourne Guitar Show again in August 2016. Have a safe and relaxing break everyone. Hope you…

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EMILY SMART (NAKATOMI) – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 12, 2015

EMILY SMART (NAKATOMI) -VOCALS Neon drenched, eighties inspired electro-pop duo, Nakatomi have much reason to be chuffed at the moment. They have just  released a new single, The Knife and are about to hit the road with a string of shows including; Rocket Bar (Ade) on October 30, Mynt Lounge…

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LITTLE MAY: ‘FOR THE COMPANY’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 12, 2015

Hannah Field, Liz Drummond and Annie Hamilton, aka Little May have just released their debut album ‘For The Company’. Recorded in New York and produced by Aaron Brooking Dessner, known for his work with The National, the album delivers 11 quality, contemplative folk-rock tunes featuring the band’s renowned sumptuous vocal…

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SIX QUIX WITH TIM WHEATLEY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Melbourne indie alt folk troubadour, Tim Wheatley launched his debut album, ‘Cast of Yesterday’ last weekend with a much-lauded performance at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne. As well as doing an interview with Australian Musician a few weeks ago, we also threw six quix at him! http://www.timwheatley.net/

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WHEN SHARPIES, CARDIGANS & COLOURED BALLS RULED

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips revisits his Sharpie-era roots and chats to Ian ‘Bobsy’ Millar, guitarist with 70s rockers Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls. The Melbourne sharpie scene in the 70s was as much about fashion as it was about angst and both weren’t particularly pretty. Mullet hair-dos, platform shoes,…

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TIM WHEATLEY ‘CAST OF YESTERDAY’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 17, 2015

Melbourne indie alt folk troubadour, Tim Wheatley will release his debut album, ‘Cast of Yesterday’ on August 28. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Tim to discuss the creation of the album. Tim Wheatley tour dates: Café Del Mar (Syd) August 20, Illawarra Brewery (Wollongong) August 21, Howlin’ Wolf…

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ART OF SLEEPING: THE ‘SHAKE SHIVER’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 19, 2015

Since releasing their 2013 EP “Like A Thief”, Brisbane-based five-piece Art of Sleeping have carved themselves a comfortable niche within the Australian music-loving community. The atmospheric rockers are set to take another leap forward with their new album ‘Shake Shiver’, a recording impressive for both the songs and the sounds…

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KING OF THE NORTH: 3 FROM 1 BY 2

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 5, 2015

One of the feature acts at the MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW will be KING OF THE NORTH. Greg Phillips caught up with singer, guitarist Andrew Higgs on the eve of their European showcase tour. King of the North’s brash, energetic  brand of rock taps into the spirit of the legendary Australian…

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SIX QUIX WITH JOSH PYKE

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - July 5, 2015

With his new album ‘But For All These Shrinking Hearts’ due for release on July 31, 2015 Josh Pyke sits down for six quick ones. Full interview with Josh will be posted closer to the album release date. www.joshpyke.com

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