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WHEN SHARPIES, CARDIGANS & COLOURED BALLS RULED

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips revisits his Sharpie-era roots and chats to Ian ‘Bobsy’ Millar, guitarist with 70s rockers Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls. The Melbourne sharpie scene in the 70s was as much about fashion as it was about angst and both weren’t particularly pretty. Mullet hair-dos, platform shoes,…

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MOSSY AND CLAPTON WIN BEST SINGER/GUITARIST POLL.

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 21, 2014

Our 2014 Poll on the Best Australian and International Singer/Guitarist has been run and won. The Australian winner is legendary Cold Chisel guitarist and ARIA award winning solo artist IAN MOSS. Taking out the international top spot is god himself, ERIC CLAPTON. Others who polled well in the Australian category…

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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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