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MIKE G: THE AMBIENT MUSIC GUIDE

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

Mike G – the Ambient Music Guide By Baz Bardoe It started with the dream of publishing a book that would document the ambient music genre. And whilst this got very close to fruition at one point, it seems that publishers perhaps don’t see huge dollar signs when it comes…

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MARK SEYMOUR: THE ‘ROLL BACK THE STONE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 21, 2017

Mark Seymour & The Undertow will release a new album, ‘Roll Back The Stone’ on March 24, 2017. Recorded live at Melbourne’s Bakehouse Studios, it features 24 tracks from Mark’s back catalogue spanning the years 1985-2017, including some classic Hunters and Collectors songs reinterpreted by The Undertow. AM’s Greg Phillips…

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AMNER SHEFFORD : BRILLIANT BUSKER

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

Amner Shefford interview By Baz Bardoe I recently found myself in the Melbourne CBD. I had just had some lunch and had a little bit of time to kill before a meeting, so I strolled along Swanston street. The area is well known for its high quality street performers and…

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BETH HART TO FIRE UP BLUESFEST FLOOR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 12, 2017

Anyone who witnessed one of Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Beth Hart’s Bluesfest shows in 2014 or 2015, will know how much of a vocal storm she can ignite. Hart is one of those artists, who once you’ve experienced her live, you’ll never forget. Armed with a new album Fire On The Floor,…

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MARGARET GLASPY: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artist Profiles, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 8, 2017

Even before Margaret Glaspy’s highly acclaimed debut album Emotions and Math was released last year, a vibe for her music had been building for some time via her impressive indie EP releases and much-viewed YouTube clips. Between Glaspy’s emotive vocal performances, astute use of guitar dynamics and a great sense…

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WILL CALHOUN: LIVING COLOUR PRE-TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 4, 2017

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down for a chat with Living Colour’s drummer Will Calhoun while he was in Melbourne playing at Bird’s Basement with jazz great Mike Stern. Will discusses the upcoming Living Colour Australian tour, travel, drumming,  and drum gear. Will also announced that the new Living Colour…

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KINGSWOOD: THE ‘AFTER HOURS, CLOSE TO DAWN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 2, 2017

Any preconceived ideas of how you think the new long-player from Melbourne-based rockers Kingswood might sound, could well be thrown out the window when you hear the album upon it’s release on March 3rd. Recorded in Nashville, the band’s approach to their new one, After Hours, Close To Dawn was…

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MIKE STERN CHATS AT BIRD’S BASEMENT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 2, 2017

Six-time Grammy-nominated American jazz guitarist Mike Stern chats with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips on March 1, 2017 at Melbourne jazz club Bird’s Basement. Mike chats about his past; Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears (who tour Australia next week) … the present; his residency at Bird’s Basement this week,…

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MIDGE URE: ‘SOMETHING FROM EVERYTHING’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 28, 2017

Scottish singer, songwriter and producer Midge Ure … he of Ultravox, Visage, Band Aid, Live Aid, Thin Lizzy and The Rich Kids fame is returning to Australia for his 3rd trip in four years. His 2013 visit was with full band, in 2015 he toured solo and this time he’ll…

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JULITHA RYAN’S EPIC WINTER JOURNEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 28, 2017

On the surface, Melbourne based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist JULITHA RYAN has released her second solo album, THE WINTER JOURNEY. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a tale of triumph, one that should inspire any independent artist who has struggled to the point that they’ve not only considered giving…

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