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PETE FARNAN-GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - May 7, 2014

PETER FARNAN (BOOM CRASH OPERA) – GUITAR  What was your first guitar? A Kasuga acoustic – still got it. Extremely narrow neck. Big body. I was 10 and couldn’t get my arm around it. I saw Johnny Chester play one on Uptight or Happening 70 or whatever the show was….

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PAUL WOSEEN – BASS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - May 7, 2014

What was your first bass? A late ‘60’s Fender Musicmaster bass. I’ve still got it, but it’s loaded with ’75 P-Bass pickups I ripped out another bass. What’s your main bass now? There’s a few. I record a lot with a 1975 Music Man Stingray and a 1970 Fender Jazz…

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JARED CAMPBELL (VELUDO) – BASS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 7, 2014

Oz rockers, Veludo have been gathering quite a ground-swell of interest with their energetic live shows and new single, Stay Young off their self-titled EP. The band’s bass player Jared Campbell runs through his gear for Australian Musician. What was your first bass? An old Epiphone SG double cut away…

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PETER ‘MAZ’ MASLEN – DRUMS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 6, 2014

Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen  first came to our attention as drummer in 80s rock pop outfit Boom Crash Opera, a band which has been doing quite a few come back gigs lately. He can also be seen clicking sticks with Mark Seymour and The Undertow and a list (too long to…

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MICHAEL DOLCE – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 6, 2014

By the age of six, Michael Dolce already had the guitar bug. His playing credits today include the TV show The Voice (Australia), Delta Goodrem, Keith Urban, Lionel Richie, Seal, Roachford, Mica Paris and more. Michael’s latest achievement is his instrumental guitar album ‘Everything Til Now. What was your first…

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RICHARD TANKARD-KEYBOARDS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 22, 2014

Fronting his own band Tank Dilemma, Richard’s keyboard style borrows from the very best in soul, blues, swing and funk. ‘Tank’ as he’s known is also a highly sought after session guy . Check out Tank Dilemma’s current album ‘Having Said That, Let Me Say This’ for a taste of…

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SALLIE CAMPBELL-VIOLIN

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 22, 2014

Composer, mulit-instrumentlaist, vocalist and musical adventurer, Sallie Campbell has achieved so much and is only just beginning. One of Sallie’s most impressive pieces is her composition Nightingale Floor, a 20 minute piece for a string orchestra, which showcases close to 100 string instruments. She currently performs with several original acts The…

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GWYN ASHTON – Guitar

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 21, 2014

These days ex-pat Aussie guitarist Gwyn Ashton resides in the UK but rips up stages worldwide. Pic by www.pixievision.com/ What was your first guitar? My very first guitar was a $10 Belmont acoustic bought in a second-hand shop in Whyalla back in 1972. My first electric guitar was a Tempo Les…

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GERRY PANTAZIS-Drums

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 19, 2014

Local drummer extraordinaire Gerry Pantazis tells us about his drum world. What’s your regular kit set up? My regular kit set up is a DW Collectors…20×18 Bass Drum, 10×8 and 12×8,Toms, 14×14 Floor Tom, and sometimes I add a 16×14 Floor Tom,14×6 maple snare drum Is it the same for…

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NAT ALLISON-Guitar

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - February 11, 2014

From the studio to the stage, Nat Allison delivers a pitch-perfect scream, strut antics and evil guitar showboat. A high energy, guitar heavy performance with tough lyrics, powerful vocals and guitar solos to match. To date Nat has played some 5000 gigs, including festivals and opening for big names such…

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