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PAUL GILBERT: MR BIG/EXTREME AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 27, 2018

Often described as hard rock’s original supergroup, Mr. Big, are headed to Australia for the very first time, as part of a massive national tour along with another celebrated American rock band Extreme. Mr. Big formed in 1988 and immediately began to solidify their place in music history. By combining…

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KURT ELLING: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2018

The New York Times declared jazz singer Kurt Elling to be “the standout male vocalist of our time.” Over a dozen Grammy nominations, a Grammy win and topping the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years would back up the New York paper’s claims. When interviewing Elling about music, as…

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HENRY BUTLER AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 19, 2018

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chatted with American piano great Henry Butler while he was in Melbourne, Australia playing some gigs with his wonderful Jambalaya band, which features Fred Cash (bass), Bobby Bryan (guitar) and Adrian Harpham (drums). Henry Butler is considered one of the  finest exponents of the fabled New…

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ROADHOUSES’ YVONNE MOXHAM TALKS DEBUT ALBUM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2018

Empty your head of thoughts … all the thoughts, kick off your shoes, loosen your shirt, pour a neat whisky, slump helplessly into a recliner, press play and surrender to the sounds of Roadhouses’ self-titled debut album. Soak it all in, you’re going nowhere in a hurry but guaranteed to…

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HUSSY HICKS’ JULZ PARKER – ONWARD AND UPWARD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 16, 2018

Currently on an extensive Australian tour before heading overseas again, Hussy Hicks guitarist Julz Parker spoke to Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about the band’s ever-increasing global popularity. Photos from Bluesfest by Jason Rosewarne. If you were lucky enough to attend this year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival or Bluesfest in Byron…

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NUNO BETTENCOURT: ‘EXTREME/MR BIG’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 14, 2018

“When you haven’t seen anybody for 20 something years, you don’t just show up and say hello, they gotta slap you in the face first and say where you been?” Extreme’s guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt tells James Ryan ahead of the upcoming Extreme and Mr Big June Australian tour. Australian…

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SIX QUIX WITH SIMON PAPARO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 11, 2018

Folkster Simon Paparo has recently released his glistening new single Gold At Midnight, a respectful ode to the tender first months of fresh love. Simon will launch the single at Melbourne’s Workers Club on May 13. He has also dropped a spectacularly beautiful video to accompany the track, featuring a…

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CAT CANTERI: THE ‘INNER NORTH’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 10, 2018

For most musicians who have played in a band for some time, there’s that solo album itch that eventually needs to be scratched. Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cat Canteri did just that in 2014 when she diverted from her role as drummer/vocalist with alt country band The Stillsons to…

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EPIC BRASS HEADS TO SYDNEY!

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 8, 2018

There’s nothing like a brass section to bring a song to life. Local horn legend Jack Howard knows this well, as for most of his adult life he’s been involved in one of Australia’s finest rock brass sections with the mighty Hunters & Collectors. He’s also laid down brass lines…

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WANDA ‘STEPH HARRIS’ ORTIZ: THE IRON MAIDENS TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 2, 2018

What started out as a part-time fun project with a bunch of friends has become a world wide phenomenon. The Iron Maidens are the world’s best and only all-female Iron maiden tribute band. Their reputation for putting on a wall-storming powerhouse of a live show has grown exponentially, and their…

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