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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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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA: RODRIGO SANCHEZ AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - December 14, 2017

The story has been told many times of how Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, the Mexican guitar duo were unearthed over a decade ago while busking on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. The discovery led to a globally successful recording and performing career fueled by the pair’s unique brand of…

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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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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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