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HUE BLANES – PIANO

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 25, 2017

Piano fiend and enigmatic genius singer-songwriter, Hue Blanes, PBS Young Elder of Jazz 2017 and 2017 Green Room multiple nominee, has recently released his new single, ‘Fernando’ and sophomore album, ‘Holiday’ – a darkly wonderful song cycle full of modern poetry.  Ahead of his Melbourne International Jazz Festival appearances, Hue took…

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BLUESFEST 2017: DARRYL JONES (ROLLING STONES, MILES ELECTRIC BAND)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 23, 2017

An unexpected but welcome interview subject at Bluesfest 2017 was The Rolling Stones’ bass player Darryl Jones, who was at the festival as part of the Miles Electric Band.  AM’s Greg Phillips spoke with Darryl backstage prior to the Miles Electric Band’s final Bluesfest appearance, where we discussed his love…

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BLUESFEST 2017: MELODY ANGEL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 18, 2017

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips was offered a last minute interview with Chicago-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist Melody Angel backstage at Bluesfest 2017. Racing against rapidly diminishing sunlight, we had a mighty fine chat about her roots politics and her Bluesfest weekend. Melody debuted her new album is In…

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BLUESFEST 2017: WOUTER KELLERMAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 17, 2017

South African born, Grammy award winning world music flute player Wouter Kellerman chats to Australian Musician editor about his Bluesfest appearance, his beginnings and future.

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BLUESFEST 2017: DOOBIE BROTHERS’ JOHN MCFEE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 16, 2017

With a career spanning five decades and with album sales over 4o million, The Doobie Brothers are one of the most loved bands on the planet. Just prior to the band hitting the stage at Bluesfest Byron Bay on Saturday April 15th, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with…

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MICHAEL SCHACK: SD&P SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - April 7, 2017

Michael Schack is a busy man. Drummer, music producer and Drums’nDJ artist from Belgium, he tours the world with Netsky, SquarElectric and as an international V-Drums artist/demonstrator, both solo and with V-Topia. He’s a consulting V-Drums artist for Roland Corporation, and also provides technical feedback and creates preset content for…

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CHRIS SHIFLETT: WHAT A FOO BELIEVES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 6, 2017

Since 1999 singer, songwriter Chris Shiflett’s day job has been lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, one of the world’s most successful guitar bands. In his downtime he meddles in looser forms of rock ‘n’ roll with sides projects such as the punk-fueled cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes…

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KOFI BAKER: MUSIC OF CREAM OZ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 5, 2017

The Music Of Cream lives again through a special tour coming to Australia in May featuring the bloodline of Cream, the original rock supergroup. 
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream is Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack), Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger), Will Johns (nephew of Eric Clapton and son of Zeppelin/…

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ROBERT SMITH (AMERICAN DOUBLES) – BASS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 30, 2017

Melbourne-based electronic duo, AMERICAN DOUBLES have recently released their debut single The Swell, a luminous track steeped in blithe nostalgia. To accompany the track, the pair have released a spectacularly have-to-see-it-to-believe-it video, co-directed by Daniel and Jarred Daperis of LateNite Films (RÜFÜS) and filmed almost entirely underwater (See it below)….

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APAKATJAH: THE ‘IN BETWEEN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2017

With their debut album In Between out on March 31 and a Midnight Oil support slot in October, Apakatjah’s Dion and Jonathan tell AM’s Greg Phillips that they are excited for the future. Apakatjah is Alice Springs duo Dion Forrester and Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan. The word Apakatjah refers to the…

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