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TIM ROGERS: THE ‘EASYFEVER’ INTERVIEW

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

If you want a lesson in Australian pop/rock music history and have your socks rocked off at the same time, then you need to experience one of the upcoming Easyfever shows in December, celebrating the music of The Easybeats and lead singer Stevie Wright’s solo career. Featuring Chris Cheney, Phil…

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WATCH: WADDY WACHTEL- BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW AT STEVIE NICKS SOUNDCHECK

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2017

Legendary musician Waddy Wachtel was recently in Australia as guitarist and musical director for Stevie Nicks on her 24 Karat Gold tour, with The Pretenders onboard as support act. Waddy kindly invited Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips and photographer Jason Rosewarne down to soundcheck at Rod Laver Arena for an…

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JOE LOUIS WALKER: BLUESFEST BOUND

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

Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, Joe Louis Walker returns to Bluesfest for the fifth time in 2018. Walker paid his dues in the sixties as house guitarist at San Francisco’s famed musical playground, The Matrix. It was here that he played with or opened…

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JOSE FELICIANO: THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

Latin guitar great Jose Feliciano returns to Australia in March 2018. AM’s Greg Phillips was honoured to chat with the amiable singer, songwriter and 9 time Grammy Award winning legend. “I’m so happy to be coming back. Australia has been developing so much in front of my eyes,” the jovial,…

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MURRAY COOK: TESTIFIES WITH SOUL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 13, 2017

AM’s Greg Phillips chats to the former red Wiggle, Murray Cook about his new band The Soul Movers, who have just released a new album titled Testify The Wiggles, Radio Birdman and soul music are seemingly three of the most random musical entities you could think of. In reality they…

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NICK WILSON: RANDOM ACTS OF ELEVATOR MUSIC

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

Nick Wilson of Random Acts of Elevator Music. Interviewed by Baz Bardoe Quite some time ago Nick Wilson gave me a burn of a CD of an album by his act Random Acts of Elevator Music. I couldn’t stop playing it. And the concept behind it appealed strongly to my…

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TIM POWLES (THE CHURCH): THE MAKING OF ‘MAN,WOMAN, LIFE, DEATH, INFINITY’

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

Iconic Australian band THE CHURCH has just released their 26th album and it’s titled Man, Woman, Life, Death, Infinity. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to the band’s drummer, engineer, and co-producer Tim Powles (aka Bandit) about the creation of the album and in particular, Tim goes into great detail about…

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OTIS WILLIAMS: THE TEMPTATIONS AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

The term ‘legendary’ is one of the most overused in the music business, these days applied to artists way too early in their careers. On the other hand, there are some artists whom you’d swear the term was created for… pioneering, iconic acts like The Temptations, one of the most…

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NEIL HAWKER: THE ‘SOUTH BY EAST’ INTERVIEW

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

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, guitarist Neil Hawker has been a stalwart of the local blues scene for well over a decade and has finally released his debut solo album ‘South By East’ It’s a classy affair containing 8 soulful, vibrant, brass-laden tracks, the kind of blues you’d expect to emanate out…

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

Pop Will Eat Itself Interview by Baz Bardoe Pop Will Eat Itself. It was a stark prophecy in the NME that gave one of England’s most enduring and successful indie acts its name. And it has proven very true. Popular music is feasting upon the carcass of its past glories….

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