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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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POWDERFINGER FINAL WEEK DIARY By drummer Jon (Cogs) Coghill

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

They formed way back in 1989 and proceeded to become one of Australia’s all time favourite bands, selling out shows, selling millions of records and winning awards by the bucket load. Hell, they even guest edited Australian Musician. On Saturday November 13th, it all came to an end. In this…

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BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD’S BRIDGE SCHOOL REUNION

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

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD’S BRIDGE SCHOOL REUNION Exclusive photos provided to Australian Musician by Neil Young’s bass player Rick Rosas and Stephen Stills’ daughter Eleanor December 2010 Gather ’round kids while I give you a little history lesson. For many music fans, Neil Young has always been viewed as an iconic singer-songwriter and…

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DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY – by Broderick Smith

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

December 2009. DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY By Broderick Smith, aged 16. It’s early 1964. It’s summer and my family is living in St. Albans, an SBS town about 18 kms or so out of Melbourne, a small city still resplendent with colonial buildings, the home of the AFL and…

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