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SIX QUIX and Q&A WITH BLACK SUMMER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2018

Musical wunderkind Black Summer, otherwise known as Rhys Toms, is back with a luminescent new song Sadness, featuring Bahamian vocalist Chloe Campbell, which was released on March 23. The perfect followup to 2017’s Young Like Me, which has racked up over three million streams across multiple platforms, Sadness is an…

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YOLANDA BROWN: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 25, 2018

Growing up, YolanDa Brown played piano, violin, drums, and oboe before settling on the saxophone as her main instrument. As further proof that her thirst for knowledge was as great as her love for music, YolanDa notched up two masters degrees in Operations Management, began a PhD and learned Spanish…

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GRAHAM GOULDMAN: 10CC AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 22, 2018

Well before seventies’ art rockers 10cc were churning out hits, band member Graham Gouldman was already a bonefide chart-topping songwriter, having penned some of the biggest selling songs of the sixties. Gouldman had written For Your Love, Heart Full of Stone and Evil Hearted You for The Yardbirds (which kick…

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ST. PAUL PETERSON: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE TOUR INTERVIEW

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

In 2017 David Bowie fans were treated to some very special shows when past members of Bowie’s band gathered to perform the music of the rock legend. Now fans of Prince have the opportunity to experience a similar, extraordinary celebration when the Nothing Compares 2 Prince show comes to Melbourne…

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LUKE PLUMB & THE CIRCUIT: THE ‘TURN & RETURN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2018

Branching away from his classical piano and violin training in 1997, Luke Plumb began teaching himself the mandolin and swiftly became one of Australia’s most sought after session musicians. His albums Isfahan and Senan’s Haggart were comprised of bold music from right across Europe and demonstrated his keen awareness of…

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CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR INTERVIEW: PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL 2018

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

Claire Anne Taylor grew up in Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest. Taylor’s music reflects the wild, rich and creative world she was immersed in as a child. With vivid storytelling, hypnotic melodies and raw, soul-tinged vocals, Taylor captures both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience. Her stage presence…

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STELLA DONNELLY INTERVIEW AT PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL 2018

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

Perth-based singer songwriter Stella Donnelly’s career has been on a steady incline since the release of her debut single Mechanical Bull and the EP Thrush Metal which followed. She also made quite a mark on punters and the industry at her Big Sound showcases in Brisbane late last year and…

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SIX QUIX WITH OLLIE BOWN (TANGENTS)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 12, 2018

Recorded by Richard Belkner at Sydney’s Free Energy Device Studios (Neil Finn, Sarah Blasko, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ngaiire) Tangents’ new EP ‘Stents And Arteries’ houses 3 sprawling, intricate improvised tracks and will act as a “first single”/announcement of sorts in the lead-up to the release of their impending fourth LP…

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MIA DYSON: THE ‘If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artist Profiles, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 7, 2018

Much like a home cooked meal composed of whatever ingredients were on hand, a mix of staples and some from unlabelled containers, Mia Dyson has uninhibitedly brewed a mighty rich, vibrant and soulful concoction of an album she’s titled If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back. With…

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NAMM 2018: JIM PETERIK (SURVIVOR, IDES OF MARCH)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2018

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with American musician and songwriter Jim Peterik at the 2018 NAMM Show to chat about his career. Peterik is best known as the founder of the band Survivor, as vocalist and songwriter of “Vehicle” by the Ides of March, and as co-writer of…

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