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NAMM 2018: LAMANCHA & BATON ROUGE GUITARS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars    //    Post Date - February 3, 2018

Australian based guitar manufacturer Cole Clark guitars are now distributing LaMancha & Baton Rouge guitars throughout Australia. Cole Clark’s CEO Miles Jackson tells us all about them at NAMM 2018 Cole Clark website

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NAMM 2018: TIMBER TONES GUITAR PICKS

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - February 3, 2018

Australian based guitar manufacturer Cole Clark guitars are now distributing Timber Tones guitar picks throughout Australia. Cole Clark’s CEO Miles Jackson tells us all about them at NAMM 2018 COLE CLARK WEBSITE

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NAMM 2018: COLE CLARK GUITARS & BASSES

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - February 3, 2018

Cole Clark Guitars CEO Miles Jackson presents the new acoustic guitar range at their NAMM booth and luthier Neil Kennedy shows us the new Cole Clark basses. This was filmed on the day that Cole Clark took out a Best in Show Award at NAMM as a company to watch…

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STEVEN TYLER EVENT RAISES $2.4 MILLION FOR JANIE’S FUND

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 28: Steven Tyler at Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie’s Fund Gala & GRAMMY Viewing Party at Red Studios on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

Last week while most were wrapping up their NAMM commitments in Anaheim, further up the road in Hollywood Steven Tyler and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie’s Fund gala and GRAMMY Awards® viewing party at the historic RED Studios Hollywood. The exclusive evening featured live viewing of the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, elegant dinner, and unforgettable night of performances.  

The inaugural event raised over $2.4 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.

Celebrities, VIP guests and Janie’s Fund supporters in attendance included Alice Cooper, Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross, Ashley Tisdale & Christopher French, John Corbett & Bo Derek, Caitlyn Jenner, Cheech Marin, Chelsea Tyler & Jon Foster, Cody Simpson, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Francesca Eastwood, Haley Reinhart, Jason Sudeikis & Olivia Wilde, Joey Kramer, Matt Sorum, Melissa Peterman, Moby, Nina Dobrev, Nuno Bettencourt, Pete Wentz, Randy Jackson, Ruby Rose, Sharon Stone, Sophia Hutchins, Suzanne Sommers, Terry Crews and more.

Following the star-studded red carpet arrivals, Tyler hosted guests at an intimate VIP cocktail reception – true to his style, the transformed rock ‘n roll chic space featured custom velvet drapes and glowing chandeliers with hanging scarves. The London Essentials entertained guests roaming around the party performing acoustic classics and ushering the guests into the decadent ballroom to watch the GRAMMY Awards telecast live.

Guests were then treated to a multi-course dinner menu designed by Trisha Yearwood while emcee Melissa Peterman had the audience in stitches throughout the evening. Following the telecast, celebrities took part in the live auction which featured exclusive trips including a VIP New Orleans Jazz Fest experience featuring Aerosmith, and original artwork and photographs by Christopher Makos, The Haas Brothers, Mr. Brainwash, Bernie Taupin, and more. Auction highlights included Terry Crews and Olivia Wilde purchasing custom scarves designed by Tyler and limited edition event prints by Brian Fox. Sharon Stone placed the highest bid of $116,000 for the exclusive Christopher Makos print of Andy Warhol kissing John Lennon.

The inaugural gala was capped off with Sharon Stone introducing Tyler and his Nashville-based band, LOVING MARY, who performed the classic hits “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” “Jaded”, and more. The jovial crowd was surprised when Nuno Bettencourt took the stage performing his hit “More Than Words” with Tyler. During “Walk This Way,” Tyler was also joined by Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer and a West African drumming group featuring the girls supported by Janie’s Fund.

Fans can watch a (previously recorded) Facebook Live performance from the event at: https://www.facebook.com/steventyler and https://www.facebook.com/janiesfund.

For more info, visit JaniesFund.org.

Jason Sudeikis (L) and Olivia Wilde at Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Katharine McPhee (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

The Loving Mary Band  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Julie Mintz (L) and Moby (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Rebecca King-Crews (L) and Terry Crews  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Alice Cooper. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Alice Cooper (L) and Sharon Stone (2nd from L)  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Alice Cooper (L) and Olivia Wilde (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Ruby Rose (L) and Nina Dubrov  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Steven Tyler performs onstage (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Sharon Stone (L) and Caitlyn Jenner (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, and Chelsea Tyler  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund)

 

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NAMM 2018: FENDER’S AMERICAN ORIGINAL SERIES

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 2, 2018

AM’s Greg Phillips chats to Fender’s Senior Product Manager Alan Abassi about the new American Original series. at NAMM Show 2018 Launched January 2018, the American Original Series is Fender’s new line of American-made electric basses and guitars inspired by Fender’s most-successful ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s models. Replacing the American…

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NAMM 2018: COLE CLARK TAKES OUT BEST IN SHOW AWARD

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 2, 2018

The folks at Cole Clark guitars are absolutely thrilled to have been presented with a NAMM Show Best In Show award as a company to watch in 2018. Cole Clark CEO Miles Jackson (pictured) thanked Cole Clark USA who have tripled their USA dealer list in just 6 months from taking on the brand. Immediately after receiving the award, Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel took to the stage to play some rapid fire celebratory licks. Congratulations to the team from Australian Musician.

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NAMM 2018: AUSTRALIANS HONOURED AT NAMM SHOW

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 2, 2018

On Saturday 27th of January at the NAMM Show, Australian Music Association CEO, Australian Musician co-founder and director of the Melbourne Guitar Show, Rob Walker was honoured with a prestigious Believe in Music Award.

The Award nomination cited ‘Your career is a shining example of the passion and innovative thinking that makes our industry great!’ Awardees are recognized for their years of support and dedication to the music products industry.

AMA President, Craig Johnston, who was in attendance with many other Australian music products industry identities said, “The executive committee of the AMA supports this well deserved accolade and congratulates Rob whose work over decades in many roles has helped grow and shape our industry”.

Rob was presented with his award by NAMM Chairman Joe Lamond. Bernie Cappichiano of Bernie’s Musicland was also acknowledged for his contribution to the NAMM oral history program at a separate event. Bernie played a central role in the recording of over 50 videos mapping the history of the Australian music products industry on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary.

Rob Walker with the other international honourees

Rob with Graham Hoskins (Concept Music, Perth) and Craig Johnston (KC’s Rockshop, Boronia and AMA President)

Dan Del Fiorentino (NAMM) Bernie and Joe Lamond (NAMM Chairman)

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NAMM 2018: ERIC JOHNSON SIGNATURE THINLINE STRAT

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 2, 2018

Bringing to life the vision of one of the most respected guitarists in the world, the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline is the perfect marriage between a semi-hollow body and a traditional Stratocaster. Johnson is famous in guitar circles for questing for his ideal tone— liquid and articulate, it perfectly…

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NAMM 2018: PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE SERIES 3 CONSOLE MIXERS

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - February 1, 2018

PreSonus Product Manager Ray Tantzen presents the new StudioLive Series 3 console mixers at NAMM 2018. PreSonus distributed in Australia by http://linkaudio.com.au/

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