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WATCH: MAYFAIR KYTES ‘ANIMUS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 31, 2016

Melbourne-based folk/art-pop band  Mayfair Kytes are on the verge of releasing their debut album Animus, which features performances by string players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as extra synths and production added by Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin and Paul Bender. Animus will available on the 1st of April, backed by…

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JACKSON BROWNE: COULD BE ANYWHERE BUT HE’S HERE!

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2016

We attach ourselves to songs because they evoke some kind of feeling. Sometimes a tune will signpost a time in our lives, reminding us of significant people, places or events. The great songwriters tap into our emotions because they are willing to tap into their own. They also know how…

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SIX QUIX WITH MAYFAIR KYTES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 28, 2016

Austin and Matt from Mayfair Kytes go Six Quix with us ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Animus’ on April 1st.

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ROLAND’S 808 DAY!

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 27, 2016

Late last year, the global music community came together to honour the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine, an instrument that’s inspired countless artists and changed the face of contemporary music. Here are some influential musicians reminiscing about the 808

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WATCH: CASIO CDP230 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 27, 2016

Check out Paul’s demo of the CDP-230 compact digital piano, a great choice for those who want it all. From the 88-note fully weighted hammer action keys, through to the 700 built-in tones, 48-note polyphony, full force speakers and recording options, this all rounder is sure to please. And for…

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THE BENNIES: THE ‘WISDOM MACHINE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 27, 2016

Australia’s favourite party band The Bennies return with a new album Wisdom Machine and a national tour to show it off. The Bennies’ bass player Craig Selak spoke to Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips just prior to heading out on the road. Hey Bennies, you’re not fooling anyone. On face value,…

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Watch: Lee Ritenour & Tom Kennedy Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 25, 2016

Legendary American musician Lee Ritenour first came to our attention during the 70s jazz rock fusion days, showcasing his amazing dexterity and musicality with the guitar on era-defining albums such as First Course and Captain Fingers. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to…

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KEVIN BORICH & GWYN ASHTON: INTERVIEW PART 3 OF 3

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 25, 2016

In the final part of our interview with Kevin Borich and Gwyn Ashton, they discuss jamming (including KB’s jam with Santana), their current projects and what’s on for the rest of 2016. Kevin’s latest album is ‘Totem’. Gwyn’s is ‘Radiogram’ http://www.kevinborich1.com/ http://www.gwynashton.com/

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KEVIN BORICH & GWYN ASHTON: INTERVIEW PART 2 OF 3

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 23, 2016

In part 2 of our 3 part interview, Australian blues/rock guitarists Kevin Borich and Gwyn Ashton discuss their guitar tone, the loss of guitar great Ross Hannaford and getting a good recorded guitar sound. Kevin’s latest album is ‘Totem’. Gwyn’s is ‘Radiogram’ http://www.kevinborich1.com/ http://www.gwynashton.com/

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KEVIN BORICH & GWYN ASHTON: INTERVIEW PART 1 OF 3

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 21, 2016

Legendary Australian guitarist Kevin Borich was recently in town. Coincidentally, so too was expat Aussie guitar slinger Gwyn Ashton, who now resides in the UK and tours internationally on an annual basis. What else could we do but get them both together for a chat and a play. In part…

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