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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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BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS TOUR: DYLAN ELISE INTERVIEW

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - March 6, 2017

Blood Sweat & Tears were one of the prime movers of the jazz rock sound in the early 70s. With major international hits such as “You Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die”, they brought brass to the top of the charts. Drummer/producer Bobby Colomby was…

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BACK ON THE STREET AGAIN: WARREN DALY TALKS BIG BEATS & PHAT SOUNDS

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - October 25, 2016

Festival Records have released yet another brilliant compilation of long lost treasure from their vaults. This one is  Back On The Street Again, a compilation of funk, soul and psych rarities from the 60s and 70s. AM editor Greg Phillips spoke to Warren Daly, whose group the Daly-Wilson Big Band…

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MEREDITH 2016 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - August 11, 2016

One of Australia’s most loved music events, the Meredith Music Festival has announced its lineup for 2016 and it’s amazing! Peaches King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Sheila E BadBadNotGood Angel Olsen The Triffids Kelela Ben UFO Japandroids The Congos Baroness Archie Roach Jagwar Ma Mount Liberation Unlimited Fred &…

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KING PARROT AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - March 3, 2016

In true blue collar fashion King Parrot are hitting the road in Australia once again, after recently completing a monstrous 36 date tour through Europe and the UK with Soulfly.  They’ll headline the Blacken The Globe Open Air in Alice Springs and Murderfest in Perth while supporting US metal giants Five Finger…

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BOY & BEAR NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 20, 2016

A week out from kicking off their national Limit Of Love album tour, Boy & Bear have released a new video clip for their latest single – the title track of their acclaimed, number one debuting third studio album, Limit of Love. With an instant hook and those signature Dave…

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THE MISSION RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 19, 2016

Eighties UK bad boys The Mission are heading down under for their 30th Anniversary tour this November, the first time they’ve set foot in Australia since 1990. Known as the kings of excess, the band’s memory of their last trip is hazy as they embraced the rock n roll lifestyle…

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Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - December 10, 2015

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Registrations of Interest now open

Registrations of interest open this week in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards, which is one of the most valuable music prizes in Australia.

With over $120,000 in prizes and awards available, all music genres will be eligible.  An exciting new category will be added for 2016. Open to Victorian residents only, further information will be available early in the new year.

To register your interest to receive the entry form for the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards, when it is released, please visit www.melbourneprize.org

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPHONY: ALLAN ZAVOD TRIBUTE

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 19, 2015

r722292_5749192We’ve recently been made aware that our good friend and longtime Australian Musician contributor, Dr Allan Zavod  is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

On Sunday December 20 at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, a concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to Allan, when they perform for the first time ever, the full version of Allan’s work, The Environmental Symphony. The concert will be narrated by film legend Jack Thomson. Following the Environmental Symphony, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will also perform Rachmanino’s beautiful Symphonic Dances.

Bert Newton and special guests will also pay tribute to Allan and his contribution to music. Allan has requested that 100% of the proceeds from the performance are donated to the world-leading brain cancer research of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.

Allan’s contribution to music both locally and on an international level is immense. As a pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and conductor, there is little in music he hasn’t achieved.

Alan-ZavodAllan was helping to break down music barriers in the 70s and 80s, pioneering classical jazz fusion with Jean Luc Ponty and also spent a year touring and recording with the great Frank Zappa band. Esteemed USA jazz magazine Downbeat named Zavod one of the top 10 keyboardists of the 80s.

From studying at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, he later became a Professor there.

 

Allan wrote for theatre and orchestras worldwide and composed film scores, one with rock legend Eric Clapton.

Allan_Zavod_George_Benson_smHe performed with superstars like George Benson, Sting, Nigel Kennedy and so many more.

Allan  contributed to Australian Musician magazine from the very first issue and continued to write a regular jazz piano lesson and conducted many interviews with his international music legend friends for us.

We wish Allan well in his battle with this disease and our thoughts go out to him and his wife Chris and son Zak during this trying time.

For tickets and more information on The Environmental Symphony event, visit www.environmentalsymphony.com

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SA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS 2015

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 12, 2015

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Tkay Maidza and Timberwolf have walked away as the big winners at the 2015 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, held on the same night as The Age Music Victoria Awards.

Eclectic brat rapper, Tkay Maidza, was crowned Best Female and her Switch Tape EP was awarded Best Release. Maidza’s track Switch Lanes scored the APRA AMCOS award for Best Song as well as Best Music Video by director and animator Sachio Cook.

The Best Male title was awarded to modern folk bluesman, Timberwolf aka Chris Panousakis, who was also named APRA AMCOS Best Songwriter, taking away a $500 cash prize.

The recipients of the Robert Stigwood fellowship SKIES won Best New Artist following the recent release of their single ‘Call For My Heart’ and their self-titled EP designed by artist Jack Vanzet was awarded Best Cover Art.

Grenadiers, fresh from performing Triple J’s Like A Version, won Best Group and Bad//Dreems took out Best Live Act. Motez scored Best Producer for his EP Vancouver following his international Cross Pollination tour.

The public-voted category for Most Popular Artist saw more than 1500 votes pour in, and metal band Truth Corroded came out on top.

Two unannounced awards were presented on the night. The Fowler’s Live Achievement Award recognised Robert Dunstan, Bside Magazine editor, for his sustained contribution to the local music industry. The Ryan Freeman Live Music Award, created by his family in honour of Ryan Freeman, a live music fan who passed away in 2009, was awarded to soulful alt-country songwriter Kelly Menhennett who also received $4000 to assist her career.

The awards also recognized outstanding industry figures and events. Craig Lock and Ross Osmon from 5/4 Entertainment jointly received Best Manager, WOMADelaide was awarded the Moshtix-sponsored prize for Best Festival/Best Music Event and the iconic Governor Hindmarsh Hotel scored Best Venue.

An after-party hosted by triple j’s Dom Alessio and local musician Max Savage followed the awards and featured music from Afro-beat orchestra Shaolin Afronauts and SKIES.

This year’s event marks Music SA’s inaugural custodianship of the recently rebranded awards.

The night was an incredible success for Music SA, says general manager Lisa Bishop, “We are so proud to recognise and celebrate the wealth of talent we have in South Australia, and are overwhelmed with how many people joined us for the festivities. We really look forward to making the event even bigger and better in 2016!
2015 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

BEST RELEASE
Tkay Maidza – Switch Tape

BEST FEMALE
Tkay Maidza – Switch Tape

BEST MALE
Timberwolf – Flux

BEST GROUP
Grenadiers – Summer

BEST SONG
Presented by APRA / AMCOS
Tkay Maidza – Switch Lanes

BEST SONGWRITER
Presented by APRA / AMCOS
Chris Panousakis (Timberwolf)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Skies – Call For My Heart

MOST POPULAR ARTIST
Truth Corroded

BEST LIVE ACT
Bad//Dreems

THE FOWLER’S LIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Robert Dunstan

THE RYAN FREEMAN LIVE MUSIC AWARD
Kelly Menhennett

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Sachio Cook for Tkay Maidza ‘Switch Lanes’

BEST MUSIC VENUE
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

BEST FESTIVAL / MUSIC EVENT
Presented by Moshtix
WOMADelaide

BEST PRODUCER
Motez – Vancouver

BEST COVER ART
Jack Vanzet – for Skies’ self-titled EP

BEST MANAGER
Presented by Association of Artist Managers
5/4 Entertainment (Craig Lock & Ross Osmon)

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The Mercury Cinema mingle at the SA Music Awards

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The Beards cookin’ up a storm

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Best Group- Grenadiers

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Best New Artist -Skies

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Best Producer- Motez

 

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