JAALA: THE ‘JOONYA SPIRIT’ INTERVIEW

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Singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala has just released ‘Joonya Spirit’, the second album under the band moniker of JAALA.  Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips phoned Cosima for a chat about it. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala to realise that she doesn’t take life too seriously….

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TIM RIES: JAZZ STONES ON SAXOPHONES

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Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and sax guy for The Rolling Stones, TIM RIES is currently in Melbourne for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK. On Tuesday night April 24, he’ll be playing a soul review with local band The Putbacks at the…

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MUSIC CITIES CONVENTION, MELBOURNE

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The results of a survey released last week showed that Melbourne’s music scene is so healthy that many declared the southern city the world’s music capital! It’s befitting that this week Melbourne hosted the Music Cities Convention, a talk-fest, think-tank which explores how music enhances economic development, creates jobs and…

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JELLYBEAN JOHNSON: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE TOUR INTERVIEW

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American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and musician Jellybean Johnson is part of the fabric of the Minnesota music scene. Jellybean was a high school friend of Prince and became a key player in the band The Time, working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The band was featured prominently…

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BRUCE MATHISKE: INTERVIEW + WIN A SKYPE GUITAR LESSON

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Australian guitar virtuoso Bruce Mathiske has released a new solo guitar album, Six String Anthology. He’s hitting the road for an east coast tour and we’re also giving you the chance to win a one on one Skype guitar lesson with Bruce. AM’s Greg Phillips chats to Bruce ahead of…

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