The Fickle Finger Of Fate And Other Pop Tales. Cult power pop king, multi-instrumentalist, solo artist, coverer of great songs on his SOOP (Songs Of Other People LPs) studio wizard, producer, engineer and general nice bloke Michael Carpenter has just released his new LP ‘The Big Radio”, his first solo…
TransAcoustic Guitars – First Impressions with Christie Lamb & Jonathan Sora-English When Yamaha Music received the first TransAcoustic Guitars, artists Christie Lamb and Jonathan Sora-English were in town and decided they had to see these innovative new guitars. In this video Yamaha capture their first few moments with the guitars…
Simon Patterson checked out the new Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion pedal and gave us a demo. Catch Simon at the Melbourne Guitar Show August 6&7 Caulfield Racecourse. Maxon distributed in Australia by EGM.
Renowned Melbourne-based guitarist, singer, songwriter Geoff Achison discusses triplets. Triple M and Australian Musician presents the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. Footage courtesy www.interactivemediasolutions.com.au
Rock music in the mid-seventies was all about satin suits, bare chests and high heeled boots. Glam rock ruled. Bohemian Rhapsody enchanted us, ABBA exploded, Sherbet and Skyhooks were kings and Countdown was bringing it all into our lounge rooms. A four piece outfit from Melbourne’s northern suburbs named Taste,…
James Ryan (Fender clinician, Kate Ceberano and Racer Axe guitarist) talks a little more about hybrid picking. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & &, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse.
AIRLIE BEACH FESTIVAL OF MUSIC – THE WHITSUNDAYS QLD
4 DAYS, 18 STAGES, 74 BANDS & 74 ISLANDS
THURSDAY 3 – SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2016
The 4th Airlie Beach Music Festival brings seventy four acts, including international and Australian legends, to The Whitsundays for four days of spectacular entertainment from Thursday 3 until Sunday 6 November, and is the largest event to be mounted in this intimate, coastal and tropical paradise.
Surrounded by the Coral Sea, the Airlie Beach Music Festival is set in the perfect location and where you’ll be immersed in the music emanating from eighteen stages throughout this idyllic community, dancing in the pristine beach sand and blissing out under the stars, surrounded by the unimaginable beauty of the environment.
The oceanfront festival is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with the Main Stage under a massive marquee located on the water at the Whitsundays Sailing Club.
This year’s sensational Airlie Beach Music Festival features iconic pioneers from much celebrated outfits, multi-awarded contemporary singer-songwriters and emerging acts who are winners of the Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands – held in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
Where else would you be but soaking up the atmosphere and embracing this stellar line-up:
Richie Ramone (The Ramones USA)
James T (Canned Heat USA)
Tim Finn (Split Enz/Crowded House NZ)
Tiki Taane (Salmonella Dub NZ)
Sandi Thom (Scotland)
Bill Chambers (Dead Ringer Band/Festival Ambassador)
8 Ball Aitken (International Festival Ambassador)
Daryl Braithwaite (Sherbert)
Phil Emmanuel & The Daisy Dukes
Mason Rack Band
Steady Eddy & Jolly Jingo
Wanta & Her Honky Tonk Bar Dwellers
The Hillbilly Goats
50 other great acts including the Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands winners.
Early Bird 3 day passes are available NOW through the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website prompt to the BigTix link www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.bigtix.com.au/ and at the Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre on
07 4961 9777 and www.mackaytix.com.au.
Early Bird 3 Day Pass $220 (closes 30 June) then $245.
Day Pass is $120.
VIP Pass is $1,000 including all refreshments.
It is recommended that you book early as the festival capacity is limited.
Located 1,000 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Whitsunday Coast Airport is serviced by Tigerair, Jetstar and Virgin Airlines with direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Transfers are available from Proserpine and Hamilton Island airports.
A wide range of quality accommodation from landscaped caravan parks and backpackers to luxury resorts is available through our partners at the festival website www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au and www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au.
Take the ultimate long weekend retreat to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music and kick off with a Thursday afternoon jam session on the beach, before flowing into the street venues and Main Stage marquee at the Airlie Beach Sailing Club, until Sunday 6 November.
Matthew Fagan demonstrates sweep picking and claw hammer techniques. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7 Caulfield Racecourse. Check out Matthew’s website for tour dates
Melbourne guitar identity Phil Ceberano follows up lesson 1 on how to funk up your guitar playing with part 2. Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6&7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse presented by Triple M and Australian Musician. Footage courtesy www.interactivemediasolutions.com.au
Legendary Australian rockers Taste have reformed and today released a new album ‘Life On Earth.’ Ken, Joey, Michael and Damian performed a stripped back but powerful version of their single ‘I Am God’ exclusively for Australian Musician. http://www.taste-music.com/
TASTE NATIONAL ‘LIFE ON EARTH’ TOUR
FRI 1 JUL | CROWBAR | BRISBANE, QLD | http://www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
SAT 9 JUL | FOWLERS LIVE | ADELAIDE, SA | http://www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849
THU 14 JUL | FRANKIE’S PIZZERIA | SYDNEY, NSW | FREE ENTRY
SAT 16 JUL | THE CORNER | MELB, VIC | www.ticketscout.com.au | 1300 724 867