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THE ROMEO KNIGHTS: THE ‘SPIRES’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2017

Sometimes being a musician in a vibrant music scene is akin to playing the dating game. You go from band to band, testing to see if you’re musically compatible, get along socially, have similar tastes and ultimately have the same goals and desires. That’s one of the great virtues of…

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JIMMY WEBB AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 31, 2017

There’s no questioning this man’s songwriting credentials, Jimmy Webb has been crafting wonderful songs for over forty years, many of which have become treasured standards. His platinum selling songs include: “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress,” “All I Know,” “The Highwayman,”…

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BILL EVANS IN TOWN FOR SOME FESTIVE SAX

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2017

Bill Evans is an American jazz saxophonist who first came to prominence as a member of the Miles Davis group in the 1980s as well as the fusion band Elements. Evans has recorded over 17 solo albums and received two Grammy Award nominations. Deeply intrigued and ultimately inspired by American…

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JUSTIN BERNASCONI: ‘BAREFOOT WONDERLAND’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2017

  Cambridgeshire-bred, Melbourne-based fingerpicker, singer and songwriter Justin Bernasconi has just released his second solo album Barefoot Wonderland. The follow up to his acclaimed 2015 record Winter Pick,  Barefoot Wonderland is a wonderful, feel-good journey through Justin’s eclectic musical tastes featuring nods and winks to the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass…

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SHELBY J: INTERVIEW, GIG REVIEW & PHOTOS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

Shelby J first came to our attention as the powerhouse vocalist in Prince’s New Power Generation. The soul and funk queen is currently in Melbourne playing a residency at Birds Basement, where AM’s Greg Phillips got to sit down with her for a great chat. We also report on the…

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GERRY BECKLEY: AMERICA 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek were three young American guys in a foreign country in the 60s, who made a name for themselves taking their perfectly constructed breezy, west coast acoustic-based songs to the London pubs. With a career spanning 47 years and achieving albums sales in the…

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TEXAS: DANCING LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING

Posted in Interviews    //    Post Date - May 13, 2017

Formed in 1986 by guitarist Johnny McElhone and singer Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish band Texas have sold somewhere around 40 million records to date. Three of their eight studio albums have reached the number one spot on the UK charts and thirteen of their singles have made it to that country’s…

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LUCIUS BORICH: SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 12, 2017

Let’s face it, pressed to name the members of any band, most people will tell you who the singer and guitarists are. It’s an unfortunate fact of life but knowing the drummer’s name is a less likely scenario. Sure there are exceptions but in general it’s not the guy sitting…

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LOZZ BENSON (THAT REDHEAD) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 9, 2017

Ahead of the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show, May 27 & 28 Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion, we chat with That Redhead singer/drummer Lozz Benson, who will perform at the drum show on the Sunday at 11am. Despite only being 26, frontwoman Lozz Benson has been around the blocks in the Aussie…

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STEVE MORSE: DEEP PURPLE ‘INFINITE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 8, 2017

It seems unfeasible but Deep Purple trace their origins back to the 1960’s, and yet here they are now, having just released one of their finest albums ever – ‘InFinite’. It combines the classic Deep Purple sound, with something quite contemporary. The musicianship is formidable, and yet as always they…

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