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NAMM 2018: DAN DEL FIORENTINO (NAMM MUSIC HISTORIAN)

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

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with Dan Del Fiorentino, NAMM’s music historian about the work that he does compiling interviews for the NAMM Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Program was created and is funded by NAMM, the International Association of Music Products. The program was approved by…

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CHRIS BOTTI: 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

The world’s biggest selling jazz instrumentalist, Chris Botti, returns to Australia in February 2018. AM’s Greg Phillips chatted with Chris about the upcoming tour Grammy-winning American trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti lives and breathes music. Apart from his trumpet and the few essentials packed into in his suitcase, he has nothing…

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DEAN RAY DELIVERS THE MESSENGER

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

It’s taken quite a few years, many hurdles and some heartache but Dean Ray has finally released The Messenger, the album he has always wanted to make. AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with Dean to chat about the album’s journey. Beginning your music career via a major television talent contest…

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ORIANTHI: THE 2018 RSO AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 3, 2018

Adelaide-raised, American-based guitarist, singer, songwriter Orianthi is back in Australia with her partner, former Bon Jovi guitar legend Richie Sambora, playing tunes from the pair’s new RSO recordings. AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with Orianthi just prior to the tour for a chat. Life has been good to Orianthi Panagaris….

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TOMMY EMMANUEL TALKS GUITAR RETREAT & NEW ALBUM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 22, 2017

It’s testament to the talent, tenacity and work ethic of Tommy Emmanuel that after five decades in the music business, his career trajectory is still on an upward trend. In fact, you could say that it’s at an all-time high. Next year is shaping up to be even bigger for…

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THE JIMMY C: FROM DEVIL ROCK FOUR TO CULT USA ONLINE SOUNDTRACKS

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

Jamie Coghill has been most publically visible as the drummer for Luxedo, Fez Perez and then The Devilrock Four, one of the fieriest, funniest drummers you’ll ever see, but his real passion is The Jimmy C, a cottage industry which springs from the tiny studio at Jamie’s place. As well…

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JACKIE GOT LEMONS: THE ‘NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 20, 2017

Melbourne-based, alt pop/rock band Jackie Got Lemons has just released their debut album None Of Your Business. Featuring Sharon Iturri (vocals), Karl Wilebrant (bass) and Cameron Smith (drums), the trio will launch the album at the Toff in Town on Thursday, Jan 4th, 2018 with supports from soul looper, Shukura…

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JOE SATRIANI: THE ‘WHAT HAPPENS NEXT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 19, 2017

Everyone’s favourite guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani is about to release his 16th solo album, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, set to land on January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings.  Showcasing a power trio of legendary status, the band includes Satriani on guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country…

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STEVE WILK: A LIVE PLAYBACK ENGINEER’S STORY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 14, 2017

Ever wondered what a live playback engineer does? LA-based, Perth-raised, music producer-engineer and general tech-nerd Steve Wilk is one of the best in the business. In his time working in the Los Angeles studio scene, Wilk has been involved in recording projects for Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, actress-singer Kat Graham and…

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DUMPSTAPHUNK RETURN TO BLUESFEST

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 7, 2017

New Orleans funkateers Dumpstaphunk had such a good time at this year’s Bluesfest that they’re coming back again in 2018. AM’s Greg Phillips spoke to guitarist Ian Neville about the band and their return trip to Australia. There isn’t a family name more important to the New Orleans music scene…

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