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JAALA: THE ‘JOONYA SPIRIT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 23, 2018

Singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala has just released ‘Joonya Spirit’, the second album under the band moniker of JAALA.  Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips phoned Cosima for a chat about it. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala to realise that she doesn’t take life too seriously….

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TIM RIES: JAZZ STONES ON SAXOPHONES

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

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and sax guy for The Rolling Stones, TIM RIES is currently in Melbourne for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK. On Tuesday night April 24, he’ll be playing a soul review with local band The Putbacks at the…

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JELLYBEAN JOHNSON: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE TOUR INTERVIEW

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

American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and musician Jellybean Johnson is part of the fabric of the Minnesota music scene. Jellybean was a high school friend of Prince and became a key player in the band The Time, working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The band was featured prominently…

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BRUCE MATHISKE: INTERVIEW

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

Australian guitar virtuoso Bruce Mathiske has released a new solo guitar album, Six String Anthology and he’s hitting the road for an east coast tour. AM’s Greg Phillips chats to Bruce ahead of the tour Acclaimed guitar virtuoso and composer Bruce Mathiske is taking a break from his tour rehearsals…

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DAVE WECKL: MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 16, 2018

Modern Drummer magazine named Dave Weckl as “one of the 25 best drummers of all time”. He’s played drums for some of the world’s most respected recording artists including George Benson, Diana Ross, Robert Plant, Natalie Cole and Chick Corea to name a few, as well as releasing many critically…

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SIX QUIX WITH SHIVA & THE HAZARDS

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

Melbourne indie rockers, Shiva And The Hazards have just released their debut EP Future Cult Classic, featuring the dreamy single East India Empress. The group has also dropped a spellbinding clip to accompany the song, painstakingly pieced together from vintage Bollywood footage. To celebrate the EP release, Doug Hind from…

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THE HARD ACHES: THE ‘MESS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 10, 2018

Adelaide’s fave indie-punk duo, The Hard Aches (Ben David and Alex Upton) release their sophomore album, Mess on April 13 via Anchorhead. The duo teamed up with Melbourne producer Sam Johnson at this studio Holes & Corners, having admired his work over the last few years on records with Camp Cope, The Smith Street…

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JORDAN BRODIE AND HIS GUITAR ARE IN GOOD COMPANY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 10, 2018

Cairns based finger style guitarist Jordan Brodie released his second album, titled In Good Company in March this year. It’s the follow up to his acclaimed debut record First Take, which featured the award winning tune Rainstorm. While First Take showcased the obvious picking talents of the young Queensland Conservatorium…

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SCREAMING JETS: ‘ROCK RADIO RIOT’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 9, 2018

Next year marks the 30 year milestone for Newcastle’s finest rockers The Screaming Jets, a significant achievement for any band in the music business. For three decades the Jets have inhabited Australia’s record charts and have been a staple for mainstream radio networks such as Triple M. In fact in…

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CITY CALM DOWN: ‘ECHOES IN BLUE’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 5, 2018

Melbourne based electro-rock band City Calm Down release their new album Echoes in Blue today (April 6), the follow up to their acclaimed 2016 record In A Restless House. From the bleak opening line, “It turned to shit on April 18” off the album opener Joan, I’m Disappearing to the…

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