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HUSSY HICKS’ JULZ PARKER – ONWARD AND UPWARD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 16, 2018

Currently on an extensive Australian tour before heading overseas again, Hussy Hicks guitarist Julz Parker spoke to Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about the band’s ever-increasing global popularity. Photos from Bluesfest by Jason Rosewarne. If you were lucky enough to attend this year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival or Bluesfest in Byron…

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NUNO BETTENCOURT: ‘EXTREME/MR BIG’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 14, 2018

“When you haven’t seen anybody for 20 something years, you don’t just show up and say hello, they gotta slap you in the face first and say where you been?” Extreme’s guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt tells James Ryan ahead of the upcoming Extreme and Mr Big June Australian tour. Australian…

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SIX QUIX WITH SIMON PAPARO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 11, 2018

Folkster Simon Paparo has recently released his glistening new single Gold At Midnight, a respectful ode to the tender first months of fresh love. Simon will launch the single at Melbourne’s Workers Club on May 13. He has also dropped a spectacularly beautiful video to accompany the track, featuring a…

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CAT CANTERI: THE ‘INNER NORTH’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 10, 2018

For most musicians who have played in a band for some time, there’s that solo album itch that eventually needs to be scratched. Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cat Canteri did just that in 2014 when she diverted from her role as drummer/vocalist with alt country band The Stillsons to…

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EPIC BRASS HEADS TO SYDNEY!

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 8, 2018

There’s nothing like a brass section to bring a song to life. Local horn legend Jack Howard knows this well, as for most of his adult life he’s been involved in one of Australia’s finest rock brass sections with the mighty Hunters & Collectors. He’s also laid down brass lines…

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WANDA ‘STEPH HARRIS’ ORTIZ: THE IRON MAIDENS TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 2, 2018

What started out as a part-time fun project with a bunch of friends has become a world wide phenomenon. The Iron Maidens are the world’s best and only all-female Iron maiden tribute band. Their reputation for putting on a wall-storming powerhouse of a live show has grown exponentially, and their…

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DAVE HOLE: ‘GOIN’ BACK DOWN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 26, 2018

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett once said, “His slide playing kills me,” about Australian blues guitar legend Dave Hole’s fretboard mastery. UK guitar icon Gary Moore sought out Hole to join him on not one but two European tours, featuring 2 famous gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In the early 90s,…

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JAALA: THE ‘JOONYA SPIRIT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 23, 2018

Singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala has just released ‘Joonya Spirit’, the second album under the band moniker of JAALA.  Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips phoned Cosima for a chat about it. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala to realise that she doesn’t take life too seriously….

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TIM RIES: JAZZ STONES ON SAXOPHONES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 22, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and sax guy for The Rolling Stones, TIM RIES is currently in Melbourne for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK. On Tuesday night April 24, he’ll be playing a soul review with local band The Putbacks at the…

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JELLYBEAN JOHNSON: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 19, 2018

American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and musician Jellybean Johnson is part of the fabric of the Minnesota music scene. Jellybean was a high school friend of Prince and became a key player in the band The Time, working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The band was featured prominently…

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