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BEST SINGER/GUITARIST POLL. VOTE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A YAMAHA GUITAR

Posted in Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 27, 2014

Vote now in our Best Australian & International Singer/Guitarist Poll for a chance to win a Yamaha FG650MSLTD Solid Top Acoustic Guitar. We’ve all seen the polls for best guitarist, the shred meisters and tone masters. The best frontman polls have also been done to death. But what about those…

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THE MERCY KILLS – COURTNEY LOVE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - October 26, 2014

Missed flights, missing merch, an ailing drummer, a trip to a hospital emergency ward, a non-landing plane, backline in a state other than the one they were going to play, and a demanding 2014 My Kitchen Rules contestant. As The Mercy Kills explain, it’s all in a fortnight’s work for…

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HARPER & MIDWEST KIND. A USA TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - September 14, 2014

ON TOUR WITH HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND- SUMMER, 2014 – USA AND CANADA Peter D Harper, or just plain old Harper as he’s more commonly known, is an Australian singer/ songwriter and extraordinarily good blues harp and didgeridoo player. After being signed to prestigious American blues label Blind Pig, he…

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RENT ‘N’ ROLL

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - August 28, 2014

Can’t afford that long sought-after guitar? Want to try a brand or two before you buy? As Studio 19’s Andrew Chapman explains, maybe their no fuss rental program is for you. There are reasons why some artists are able to cut through and have a successful music career while other…

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A BAND ALL AT SEA

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - July 27, 2014

A BAND ALL AT SEA or UNIVERSITY OF LIFE FOR THE WEDDING SINGER Leonie Trubshoe boards the Queen Mary II for Australian Musician and discovers that music is a big part of life on the open sea Are you the consummate Wedding Singer? Then you should consider a career as…

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VIOLENT SOHO SHOW US THEIR BITS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - July 20, 2014

Brisbane grunge-rockers Violent Soho wrapped up their national tour on the weekend in Melbourne. With The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi, two current ‘buzz’ bands supporting them, audiences were always going to be in for a hell of a rockin’ night. Sydney fans got a little too excited one…

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ 2014

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - June 10, 2014

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014 (May 30-June 8, 2014) Review by Greg Phillips The 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival program underlined the true diversity of the jazz music genre. The magnitude of this year’s event was made evident by the number of wonderful shows I wasn’t able to attend as…

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THAT HUNTERS & COLLECTORS BASS SOUND

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 8, 2014

 Interview and photos by Greg Phillips. Video footage and edit by James Phillips & Lydia Springhall Their gig at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre in April was to be Hunters & Collectors’ final show of their 2014 Australian tour and at the time, maybe even their last show ever (until a NZ…

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FESTIVAL REVIEW – STONNINGTON JAZZ 2014

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - May 28, 2014

by Greg Phillips The audience at Malvern Town Hall have come in their finery, wining on wine and dining on dips as they mingle wherever a seat presents itself. They have come for the opening night of the 9th annual Stonnington Jazz Festival The festival runs for 11 days and…

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MISSY HIGGINS & LANIE LANE: In The Moment

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 1, 2012

June 2013. Cover pic by Kane Hibberd In 2008 Missy Higgins lost her musical mojo, only to find it again a few years later after a soul-searching reconnection with the outside world. Lanie Lane is just enjoying the ride and hoping it lasts forever. AM’s Greg Phillips sat them down…

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