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SIX QUIX WITH CARAVANA SUN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 31, 2018

Raucous indie surf rockers Caravãna Sun have recently released an infectious new single Beauty and The Pain, written to celebrate the good and the bad times within a relationship. The group have also released a video to accompany the track, directed by Jay Wennington at Bad Seed, the vid documents…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL: THE ‘BACKROADS’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 28, 2018

Despite the sparseness of personnel on most of the tracks on Lloyd Spiegel’s new album Backroads, there seems to be a hell of a lot going on sonically. Following on from his 2017 accomplished release This Time Tomorrow, Backroads sees Spiegel further develop as a craftsman of song and conjurer…

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PAUL GILBERT: MR BIG/EXTREME AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 27, 2018

Often described as hard rock’s original supergroup, Mr. Big, are headed to Australia for the very first time, as part of a massive national tour along with another celebrated American rock band Extreme. Mr. Big formed in 1988 and immediately began to solidify their place in music history. By combining…

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KURT ELLING: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 24, 2018

The New York Times declared jazz singer Kurt Elling to be “the standout male vocalist of our time.” Over a dozen Grammy nominations, a Grammy win and topping the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years would back up the New York paper’s claims. When interviewing Elling about music, as…

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HENRY BUTLER AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

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

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chatted with American piano great Henry Butler while he was in Melbourne, Australia playing some gigs with his wonderful Jambalaya band, which features Fred Cash (bass), Bobby Bryan (guitar) and Adrian Harpham (drums). Henry Butler is considered one of the  finest exponents of the fabled New…

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ROADHOUSES’ YVONNE MOXHAM TALKS DEBUT ALBUM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - May 18, 2018

Empty your head of thoughts … all the thoughts, kick off your shoes, loosen your shirt, pour a neat whisky, slump helplessly into a recliner, press play and surrender to the sounds of Roadhouses’ self-titled debut album. Soak it all in, you’re going nowhere in a hurry but guaranteed to…

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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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