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OUR MUSOS SAY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS #notON

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

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Hundreds of Australian musicians have pledged their support for a national awareness campaign against violence against women. Using their unique platform to make the statement that violence against women is #notON, musicians will be wearing t-shirts supporting the awareness campaign on stages at shows across Australia throughout April with artists as diverse as The Grates, Courtney Barnett, Airling, Urthboy, Boy & Bear, Reece Mastin, Troy Cassar-Daley, Pete Murray, Violent Soho, Katie Noonan and The Choirboys lending their support.

“As an industry with a huge fan base of young males, we are in a unique position to be able to start conversations about what is a real epidemic in our society,” said Pete Murray. “This isn’t a disease that’s hard to find a cure for—it’s simply about increasing awareness and saying that we refuse to live in a society that tolerates the kind of statistics that Australians have been horrified by over the last few months.”

WHY THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY SAYS IT’S #notON…..
•    On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.
•    Domestic and family violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children.
•    Violence against women is estimated to cost $14.4 billion to the Australian economy per annum.
•    Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability & ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44.
•    One in five women experience harassment within the workplace.

#NotOnTheGratesCredit Stephen Booth-2With the support of national charity White Ribbon Australia, the initiative has been born out of the generosity of industry workers, merchandise companies and of course the artists themselves who are all donating their time to make a difference.

Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, comments; “We are excited to have the support of the music industry via this creative initiative. It is so important to break the silence that surrounds men’s violence against women. Hearing musicians lend their voices to the campaign helps to expand the reach of our prevention work aimed at changing the attitudes and behaviours that lead to such violence.”

ARTISTS ALREADY PLEDGING SUPPORT FOR #notON INCLUDE:

Airling – Alpine  – Bad//Dreems – Benny Walker – Bliss n Eso – Bloods – Boy & Bear –
Busby Marou – Courtney Barnett – Dallas Frasca – Dubmarine – Emma Louise – Grenadiers
– Hannah Cameron – Hermitude – HITS – Isabella Manfredi – Jackie Marshall – Jasmine Rae –
Jimblah – Josh Pyke – Katie Noonan – Katie Wighton – Kaylens Rain – Kram – L-Fresh the Lion
– Lurch & Chief – Matt Cornell – Melanie Dyer – Packwood – Pete Murray – Reece Mastin – RY
– Sahara Beck – Sarah Belkner – Sietta – Spookyland – Steve Balbi – Suze de Marchi –
The Basics – The Beards – The Choirboys – The Church – The Drones – The Grates – The Herd
– The Last Kinection – The Medics – Thelma Plum – Thirsty Merc – Tim Steward –
Troy Cassar-Daley – Urthboy – Violent Soho – We All Want To

www.whiteribbon.org.au

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WATCH/JEFF BECK CHATS ABOUT HIS GUITAR COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 31, 2015

We found this wonderful video online of Jeff Beck discussing his guitar collection. It comes off the bonus section of Jeff’s 2011 DVD Rock n Roll Party and shows the master guitarist chatting about some of his favourite guitars.

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GUITAR TIP OF THE DAY: ADDING COLOUR AND INTEREST TO YOUR PLAYING

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 30, 2015

Simon Patterson discusses way to add a little more colour and interest to your guitar playing

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WELCOME TO THE 2015 MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW!

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 29, 2015

The Melbourne Guitar Show website is now live! The Melbourne Guitar Show is an event dedicated to the quintessential popular music instrument, the GUITAR and all its associated technologies and published materials, and will present the best products and an amazing array of talent. Keep up to date with show…

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GUITAR TIP OF THE DAY – Finger Tapping

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 29, 2015

Every day leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, we’ll be presenting a guitar tip video from one of Australia’s finest guitarists. Today’s video is from Jimi Hocking , who shows us the finger tapping method of playing guitar.

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TELL US! WHAT DOES GUITAR PLAYING MEAN TO YOU?

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 29, 2015

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, we’ve been asking guitarists of all levels a simple question … What Does Guitar Playing Mean to You?

In this video Nat Allison, straight off the national Suzi Quatro tour, tells us what guitar playing means to her. We now want to hear from YOU!

Create your What Guitar Playing Means to Me video and send us the a YourTube link,  or iPhone video to info@australianmusician.com.au or to our Facebook page. If we like it, we’ll post it on our website and YouTube channel.

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REBELUTIONARY REGGAE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 29, 2015

Santa Barbara’s Rebelution have been playing their Californian-style reggae rhythms for over a decade now. In those ten years, the band has accumulated a large and loyal following, or ‘Rebelutionaries’ as they’re known worldwide. Rebelution have recently released ‘Count Me In, their 4th full length album, which involves some iconic…

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SIX QUIX with SHANNON BOURNE

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 29, 2015

In the spirit of Australia’s World Cup cricket win, we fire six quick ones at Melbourne based singer, songwriter, producer and in demand session guitarist Shannon Bourne, who smashes them right back at us.

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RSL APPROVES DOHENY’S FUNDRAISING SONG ‘GALLIPOLI’

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 25, 2015

anzacLast April Chris Doheny released the single Gallipoli, an emotional tribute to the servicemen and women of Australia and New Zealand who have fought in many conflicts over the last one hundred years. The song struck a chord with many people who have family ties to serviceman past and present nationwide.

On ANZAC Day 2014 Gallipoli was played across Australia (and the USA) throughout the day to a listening audience of over two million people.

“The reaction has been phenomenal! All the money earned from this song I am giving to the RSL, so I want to get it out there to as many people as possible. I’m sure that if the public realise the money is going to our returned servicemen and women…they might be more inclined to shell out 99 cents for a single” explains Chris.

gallipolicd“When the RSL became aware of what I was doing they immediately wanted to get involved,” he added. “My label manager went and met with the head of RSL Victoria and discussed how they could help. They gave us permission to use the ANZAC Appeal logos and they will be showing the video clip on rotation throughout all the main RSL branches. Their communications manager has promised that it will go out in all correspondence to members and will be visible in all RSL branches not just for April and Anzac Day but for the whole of 2015!”

Chris will be performing his song Gallipoli this ANZAC Day, April 25th at Darebin RSL (early) and Waverley RSL (arvo)

Chris’ full length album DOHENY is available on Diamond Dog Records and features the songs Gallipoli, More Than A Game, and many other songs with Australian themes.

It’s available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/doheny/id955283926
CD’s available online www.diamonddogrecords.com and at gigs
See the video here: https://youtu.be/r-kbgo9-wak

Read the Australian Musician interview with Chris here.

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Cole Clark Angel 2 – CCAN2E-SR by Cranbourne Music

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 23, 2015

Reece from Cranbourne Music demos the Cole Clark Angel 2 with Spruce Top and Indian Rosewood Back and Sides. www.cranbournemusic.com.au www.coleclarkguitars.com    

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