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2006 READERS POLL RESULTS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 4, 2006

2006 READERS POLL RESULTS December 4, 2006 | Author: Australian Musician MOST RESPECTED AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN 1     Tommy Emmanuel 2     Paul Kelly 3     Angus Young also polled well … Slim Dusty, John Butler, James Morrison “I can’t believe it.  I’m speechless, that’s amazing.  I’m so moved I can’t…

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PETER GARRETT-FLAT CHAT POLITICIAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 4, 2006

PETER GARRETT-FLAT CHAT POLITICIAN December 4, 2006 | Author: Greg Phillips As lead singer of Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s most political yet successful bands, Peter Garret had always managed to keep his integrity intact. When he joined the Australian Labor Party via the safe seat of Kingsford Smith, a…

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TOMMY EMMANUEL-MOST RESPECTED IN 2006 READERS’ POLL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 4, 2006

TOMMY EMMANUEL-MOST RESPECTED IN 2006 READERS’ POLL December 4, 2006 | Author: Greg Phillips Australian Musician readers voted Tommy Emmanuel as our Most Respected Musician in the 2066 Readers Poll. Greg Phillips caught up with the man and delivered the news. GP: Last year you won the category for Best Ever…

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GRETSCH CATALINA MAPLE SHELL DRUMSET

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

GRETSCH CATALINA MAPLE SHELL DRUMSET November 24, 2006 | Reviewer: Paul Matcott Distributor: PRO MUSIC (07) 3375 6400 The Gretsch Drum company began in the USA in 1883, and has a rich history of drum manufacturing that still continues today, with Gretsch being one of a handful of American family makers…

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MATON 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARCHTOP GUITAR

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006
MATON 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARCHTOP GUITAR November 24, 2006 | Reviewer: Shannon Bourne Distributor: MATON (03) 9896 9500 I must say I am rather excited to have the opportunity to review the Maton 60th Anniversary Archtop. I find it rather interesting to know that Bill May (the founder of Maton Guitars) started his...
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DALLAS CRANE-SONGS FROM THE FACTORY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

DALLAS CRANE-SONGS FROM THE FACTORY November 24, 2006 | Author: Jenny Valentish Dallas Crane strip things right back with their new, no-frills album Factory Girls. Jenny Valentish is definitely curious. Right now Dallas Crane are at their musical peak: tighter than Tim Rogers’ trousers, rawer than a freshly pulled tooth and packed…

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GROUND COMPONENTS TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

GROUND COMPONENTS TOUR DIARY November 24, 2006 | Author: Ground Components. Pics by Marty Williams Australian Musician has been keeping an eye on the progress of Melbourne’s Ground Components for some time now. The band has been plugging away on the pub scene for several years, releasing EPs at scattered…

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JAMES BLACK-ROCKWIZ

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

JAMES BLACK-ROCKWIZ November 24, 2006 | Author: Steve Tauschke Guitarist James Black, house band leader of Melbourne’s RocKwiz Orkestra, from SBS’s popular musical quiz show, speaks to Australian Musician about riff cues, ‘hotcakes’ and playing to a quarter of a million fans!    How did you become involved in the RocKwiz…

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THE DRESDEN DOLLS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

THE DRESDEN DOLLS-BRIAN VIGLIONE November 24, 2006 | Author: Greg Phillips. Pic by www.pixievision.com It’s true that Boston duo The Dresden Dolls’ stage show contains elements of cabaret, theatrical review, perhaps even vaudeville and burlesque. The image they present is of another time, of smokey Berlin clubs, silent movie theatres and…

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TRAVIS BARKER’S +44

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 24, 2006

TRAVIS BARKER’S +44 November 24, 2006 | Author: Steven Rosen Travis Barker’s new project, +44, bears no resemblance to blink-182, the band he worked with previously for over seven years.  The new band – containing ex-blink bassist/singer Mark Hoppus and guitarists Shane Gallagher and Craig Fairbaugh – has a dark and edgy…

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