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AMPS AND THE STUDIO

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Recording great electric guitar sounds is all about experimentation. Finding the right amp and guitar combinations that work for a particular part is just as important as selecting the best mic that suits the sound you want to capture. Australian Musician has asked some of Australia’s top music producers to…

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A LESSON IN AMPOLOGY with Marcello Grassi

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

When Australian Musician needed to talk to a genuine amplifier aficionado for a general overview on amp use, we headed straight to Melbourne’s Eastgate Music to chat with Marcello Grassi. As Greg Phillips found out, Marcello knows his amps! G: To many, the first thing they think of when you…

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PAPA Vs PRETTY’S THOMAS RAWLE and PAUL DEMPSEY: Amp it up!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

It’s difficult to believe that United In Isolation is the very first album from Sydney based outfit Papa vs Pretty. Over the last few years, the prolific Thomas Rawle and his band have regularly generated recorded product, just never before in long player mode. However, recording formats have never been…

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LIOR AND ALEXANDER GOW – In search of the perfect sound

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Both lauded songsmiths, balladeers and poetic beings Lior and Oh Mercy’s Alexander Gow will soon come together with various other talented Australian songwriter/performers as part of the They Will Have Their Way tour, playing songs from the Finn brothers’ amazing back catalogue. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips tracked them both down…

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WATCH & READ/BASS SUMMIT-HUNTER, BALBI, WOSEEN & HULME

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 11, 2011

BASS SUMMIT with PAUL WOSEEN (Screaming Jets), Todd hunter (Dragon), STEVE BALBI (Noiseworks), IAN HULME (Choirboys) June 1, 2011 | Author: Rob Morse. Photos: Ken Leanfore Dragon, The Choirboys, Noiseworks and The Screaming Jets are undisputed icons of Australasian Rock. Their brands of driving music derive much of their power…

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MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW By MAZ

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW The making of an album June 2011. By The Undertow’s drummer Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen Plus Producer/guitarist Cameron McKenzie & producer Damian Young In the mid 80s, our social network was somewhat localised. In bustling, smoke filled breakfast cafes, musicians shared their mid morning ‘touring’ anecdotes…

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THE BLACK RYDER by Aimee Nash

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

THE BLACK RYDER March 2011. by Black Ryder’s Aimee Nash. Photos www.pixievision.com The Black Ryder’s Aimee Nash writes of the trials, 
tribulations and triumphs in trying to crack the US market 14th Jan 2011 marked the first headline show in LA for The Black Ryder. It was a really great…

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HENRY WAGONS & DAVE GRANEY- RUMBLE, SHAKE AND GET A LITTLE SPORTY

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

HENRY WAGONS & DAVE GRANEY- RUMBLE, SHAKE AND GET A LITTLE SPORTY March 2011.  Henry and Dave rave. Greg Phillips officiates. Marty Williams takes photos. Australian Musician regular columnist, rhetorician, raconteur, dandy, singer, songwriter, and musician Dave Graney has a new album  titled Rock and Roll is Where I Hide,…

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HARVEY JAMES: An Industry remembers

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

HARVEY JAMES: An Industry remembers March 2011. By Greg Phillips Everyone remembers Harvey James as lead guitarist with iconic Australian band Sherbet. The girls loved Harvey for his looks and charm. The guys respected his Stratocaster skills. Sadly, Harvey passed away at the age of 58 in January this year…

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PETER STROUD: SARAH McLACHLAN BAND SOUNDCHECK

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 30, 2010

Peter was Sheryl Crow’s guitarist for a decade. He loves that 70s Brit rock tone and now features in Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s band. He’s also one of the guys behind the 65 brand amps. He recently offered AM’s Greg Phillips access-all-areas to Sarah’s Melbourne soundcheck. Pics by Marty Williams There’s a commonality…

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