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BILL EVANS IN TOWN FOR SOME FESTIVE SAX

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2017

Bill Evans is an American jazz saxophonist who first came to prominence as a member of the Miles Davis group in the 1980s as well as the fusion band Elements. Evans has recorded over 17 solo albums and received two Grammy Award nominations. Deeply intrigued and ultimately inspired by American…

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JUSTIN BERNASCONI: ‘BAREFOOT WONDERLAND’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2017

  Cambridgeshire-bred, Melbourne-based fingerpicker, singer and songwriter Justin Bernasconi has just released his second solo album Barefoot Wonderland. The follow up to his acclaimed 2015 record Winter Pick,  Barefoot Wonderland is a wonderful, feel-good journey through Justin’s eclectic musical tastes featuring nods and winks to the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass…

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10 REASONS TO BEAT IT TO THE SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW

Posted in Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 22, 2017

There are many reasons why you should check out the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show on May 27 & 28 at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion. Here are ten great ones! The Schack! The Schack is back. Courtesy of Roland V-Drums, Belgian drum wizard Michael Schack returns to Australia to perform…

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BERNARD FANNING BRUTAL DAWN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 21, 2017

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With the imminent release of Brutal Dawn, companion album to 2016’s Civil Dusk, Bernard Fanning and The Black Fins are again pulling out the road cases to showcase new songs live in some of Australia’s most cherished and revered rock venues.

This October, touring will take in all Australian states in venues handpicked to showcase the on-stage musical chemistry between Bernard and The Black Fins; Salliana Campbell on fiddle and backing vocals, Matt Engelbrecht on bass, Andrew Morris on guitar and Declan Kelly on drums.

In addition, every state will feature a different powerhouse local female artist to open the show. Making waves in not only their local scene, but internationally, Oh Pep! will help kick off the tour in Adelaide on Friday 6 October and also join the Melbourne shows, followed by Teischa in Perth, Tia Gostelow and Sahara Beck in Brisbane, Sahara Beck for an encore in Sydney and winding up with Maddy Jane in Hobart.

This tour is a culmination of a busy two years for Bernard Fanning – writing Civil Dusk and its follow up Brutal Dawn – and recording with producer Nick DiDia and the Black Fins in La Cueva studio in Byron Bay.

Brutal Dawn is out May 26, 2017 via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia

Brutal Dawn Australian Tour 
With Special Guests
Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale 9am Thursday May 25 from bernardfanning.com
General Tickets On Sale 9am Friday May 26 from bernardfanning.com

FRI 6 OCT THE GOV ADELAIDE SA
With special guests Oh Pep!

WED 11 OCT ROSEMOUNT PERTH WA
With special guests Teischa

FRI 13 OCT ROSEMOUNT PERTH WA
With special guests Teischa

WED 18 OCT THE TRIFFID BRISBANE QLD
With special guest Tia Gostelow

FRI 20 OCT THE TRIFFID BRISBANE QLD
With special guest Sahara Beck

THU 26 OCT THE CROXTON MELBOURNE VIC
With special guest Oh Pep!

FRI 27 OCT THE CROXTON MELBOURNE VIC
With special guest Oh Pep!

SAT 28 OCT THE FACTORY SYDNEY NSW
With special guest Sahara Beck

SUN 29 OCT THE FACTORY SYDNEY NSW
With special guest Sahara Beck

FRI NOV 24 GRANADA TAVERN HOBART TAS
With special guest Maddy Jane

bernardfanning.com

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AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE: SONNY LANDRETH VIDEO PREMIERE & ALBUM ANNOUNCE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 19, 2017

11 + 12 June 2011 - Schoppingen (Germany)

Australian Musician Sonny Landreth album announce and video exclusive!
Australian Musician is thrilled to announce a new live album from the King of Slydeco Sonny Landreth, his first live recording in 12 years. It’s called Recorded Live In Lafayette and includes two unique sets, one acoustic and one electric and will be released on June 30.

We’re also pleased to offer the Australian premiere of the first video from the album, ‘Blues Attack’

After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. He finally wanted to create the full-length acoustic collection his fans had long requested, but he was also itching to capture the sound of his stalwart electric trio augmented by a couple of his favorite collaborators. And the time was certainly right for an elastic, career-spanning double-live album.

So Landreth and his longtime friends decided to do it all. ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’ is a 16-song opus that covers more musical ground than any single album ever could, as the singer and songwriter’s work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic and electric bottleneck lightning.

The double CD and vinyl release on Provogue, which includes the most extensive acoustic set ever recorded by Landreth, opens with acoustic arrangements of the artist’s tunes dating back to the 1981 title cut of his debut album, ‘Blues Attack.’ “It gives you a chance to explore those songs in a different way,” Landreth says, describing the textures created by the intersection of Dave Ranson’s ukulele bass, Brian Brignac’s cajón, Steve Conn’s accordion and Sam Broussard’s acoustic guitar. “The familiarity is there,” he adds, “but I also wanted to turn those guys loose as much as possible.”

The double album arrives on the heels of the Grammy nominee’s back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for ‘Bound by the Blues.’ Live favorites “Hell at Home” and “U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile” also get the unplugged treatment, alongside a rare rendition of “Creole Angel” and an evergreen 6:47 amble through “Key to the Highway.” “If I’ve ever had a theme song, that would be it,” Landreth explains. “All of my heroes have done it, and it’s still to me one of the greatest blues tunes ever written. It’s kind of like coming home.”

SL RLIL Hi Res PRD75232TRACK LIST
Disc 1 – Acoustic
1.       Blues Attack
2.       Hell At Home
3.       Key To The Highway
4.       Creole Angel
5.       A World Away
6.       The High Side
7.       Bound By The Blues
8.       The U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile

Disc 2 – Electric
1.         Back To Bayou Teche
2.         True Blue
3.         The Milky Way Home
4.         Brave New Girl
5.         Überesso
6.         Soul Salvation
7.         Walkin’ Blues
8.         The One And Only Truth

Release Date: June 30, 2017 on Provogue / Mascot Label Group
Available formats: 2CD, 2LP and Digital

http://www.sonnylandreth.com/

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VIRGIL DONATI: DW TV SHOW TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Sydney Drum Show News    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

He may blush at being reminded these days but we first saw a teenage Virgil Donati behind the drum kit in satin pants on ABC TV’s Countdown in glam rock/pop band Taste in the 70s. Stints followed in commercial rock bands like Southern Sons and The State in the 90s…

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SHELBY J: INTERVIEW, GIG REVIEW & PHOTOS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

Shelby J first came to our attention as the powerhouse vocalist in Prince’s New Power Generation. The soul and funk queen is currently in Melbourne playing a residency at Birds Basement, where AM’s Greg Phillips got to sit down with her for a great chat. We also report on the…

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GERRY BECKLEY: AMERICA 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2017

Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek were three young American guys in a foreign country in the 60s, who made a name for themselves taking their perfectly constructed breezy, west coast acoustic-based songs to the London pubs. With a career spanning 47 years and achieving albums sales in the…

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AUSTRALIAN JAZZ BELL AWARD WINNERS 2017

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - May 16, 2017

Australia’s jazz music community gathered last night at Melbourne’s premier jazz club Birds Basement to celebrate the 2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards.  Those in attendance witnessed some wonderful performances by award winning artists such as Michelle Nicolle, Joe Chindamo (a beautiful after-dinner Bach piece) and Stu Hunter, who played a…

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ROLAND V-DRUMS

Posted in SDS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - May 15, 2017

20th Anniversary of Roland V-Drums development. In 1997, Roland revolutionised the drumming world with the introduction of the TD-10K: the world’s first electronic drum kit to feature mesh head pads. Over the last 20 years, we’ve continued to develop technology that enables drummers to fulfil their creative potential. V-Drums are…

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