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Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:03pm

1. Growing Up

 

The thing I remember the most about growing up is the ‘magic-ness’ of the radio. My parents had a Volkswagen Beetle and you didn’t have to wear seat belts so I’d stand in between them staring at the radio with all this stuff coming out of it. It was wild hearing ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles; just incredible! Later on, I joined the Police Boys’ Club band...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:02pm

1. Growing Up

 

Soul Jazz Records! The now legendary London-based label put out New Orleans Funk Vol. 1 around ’99, we heard it when we were in early high school and it set the course. That and just playing heaps with each other – lunchtimes, after school, weekends, that made us play like we do now; we all know each other’s playing very well. In the early days we learnt from The...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 3:46pm

1. Growing Up

 

Ahh, yep. It was in my early years that the love of country really set in. I mean, the rural expanses of Oatley left you with no other option than to grab a washboard, turn K-Tel’s Superstars In Country Music up to eight and let it wash (pun intended) all over you. Good – no, great times.

 

2. Inspirations

Evel Knievel. 

 

3. ...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 6:12pm

1. Your Profile

 

Hey there, we’re just three lonely guys looking for some fun. We only date as a three-piece – if you want one you get us all. Hopefully we won’t disappoint you, but we’re not making any promises. Don’t forget to tell all your friends about us.

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve just been touring the new single ‘Lost Cause’ around Australia, which will...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 5:54pm

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up in the small country town of Beaudesert, Queensland. My grandmother played honky-tonk piano and my sister and I learned from a young age, but it didn’t stick. I wanted to play drums but that wasn’t going to happen, so I annoyed my mother enough to get me my first guitar at 11 and taught myself to play, one string at a time.

 

We listened to...

Posted 4 Feb 2017 @ 7:00pm

1. Your Profile

 

I Know Leopard. Just here to make friends. 

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve just come off two weeks of recording for our album at Joyluck Studio in Melbourne. An interest in photography has recently sparked in me, which has been keeping the serotonin flowing. Todd has been DJing heavy metal at Frankie’s and juggling his multiple businesses. Jenny is...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 5:54pm

1. Your Profile

 

We are a well built column shift auto cruising through rock’n’roll’s parsecs looking for like-minded life companions to swipe right. 

 

2. Keeping Busy

We’re always on the move around the place, getting to see more and more of our great country every week. Work has begun on Dallas Crane album number six.

 

3. Best Gig Ever...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 4:38pm

1. Growing Up

 

The Brutal Poodles were not born, they materialised into existence. Like Jesus or something. Something about virgin births or something like that? Either way it happened a long time ago, and it was very important. God was definitely involved.

 

2. Inspirations

The Brutal Poodles, Buddha, Yahweh, Jesus Christ, Allah, The Brutal Poodles, and if...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 2:09pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I remember writing was called ‘Leave Again’. I was about 13 and I can’t remember how it went now, but I’m sure it was the biggest pile of garbage ever dreamed up. It got me on this path though! Everybody has to start somewhere.

 

2. The Last Song I Released

I released my fourth album Home State in August last year,...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 @ 11:20am

1. Your Profile

 

Four young 20-somethings with an exotic blend of Papua New Guinean, Chinese, Fijian, Indian, French, Australian and Filipino backgrounds. Currently seeking a long-term relationship with fans of any race, gender or build. Bonus points if they’re into Scrubs, Arrested Development or listening to cheesy ’80s pop music. We’re in it for the long haul (not one of...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 5:00pm

1. Growing Up

 

We grew up in a house bus travelling New Zealand so our childhood was an adventurous, story-rich one. We were taught everything through music, so for us music is closer to a language than it being a skill. It’s at the very core of our being and affects our music in every way. We are storytellers.

 

2. Inspirations

The biggest inspiration would...

Posted 3 Jan 2017 @ 4:00pm

1. Growing Up

 

There’s a history of creatives in my family. My grandmother wrote jingles in the ’50s for American radio stations, my mother came to the UK on a dance scholarship and my aunt is a singer and music teacher in the States, so I guess it was inevitable that I would grow up to also have a passion for the arts.

 

2. Inspirations

Come from...

Posted 29 Dec 2016 @ 1:38pm

Bowie In Berlin will tour Australia in January. Just how much material will the show cover?

 

The plan is to cover as much of the so-called ‘Trilogy’ as we can. A couple of the instrumental tracks may pose difficulties, issues like finding a virtuoso koto player. Also, playing all the songs will probably make the show too long, especially if we want to include any Iggy Pop, which...

Posted 29 Dec 2016 @ 7:00am

1. Growing Up

 

I was born in Liverpool, England – Liverpool Irish. Everyone had a song. Your mother had a song. Your father had a song. Your brother, your sister had a song.

 

2. Inspirations

The very first popular song I can remember on Top Of The Pops was ‘My Boy Lollipop’ by Millie Small. I do a radio show on Eastside, so I am always listening for new...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 10:49am

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up in the English countryside surrounded by fields. My father is a big muso and he introduced me to a lot of different music very early on. I’ve played in bands since I was about 14 years old – I used to play drums but I got into synths when I was at art school.

 

2. Inspirations

Roedelius and Alice Coltrane are two of my biggest...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 3:48pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

A song called ‘Heart And Soul’ – a terrible, cheesy love song for an ex-girlfriend. I think I was 18. The chorus was, “I gave you everything I had to give / Without your love I don’t think that I can live / I gave you everything, it wasn’t enough, my heart and my soul.”

 

2. The Last Song I Released

A song and album simultaneously...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:56pm

1. Growing Up

 

I grew up in Rowville about 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD; real suburban little town. At public school I always played music. 

 

2. Inspirations

When I was young it was all my dad. He played some of the best shit. I was lucky as. Bands like Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, The Doors, AC/DC, Phil Collins, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and heaps more...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:41pm

1. Growing Up

 

MF: Growing up we listened to a lot of similar music – punk/grunge/alternative sorta stuff.

 

2. Inspirations

MF: I was blown away by Nirvana as a young gun. The next couple bands I got into varied from Butthole Surfers to Skinny Puppy. During my later high school years I listened to a lot of Three One G bands like The Locust and Some Girls. I...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 4:14pm

1. Your Profile

 

Parcels: aged 19-21, long silky hair, thin legs, pale complexion. Sounds like a confidently intoxicated evening on a Miami beach in April 1982. But when the evening passes and the confidence fades, a scent of insecurity fades through. Hobbies include long romantic evenings in front of Logic X, long romantic drives in a van packed with seven people and no leg...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 12:29pm

1. Growing Up

 

My earliest musical memory would be Christmas carols playing on Christmas morning, which I guess is just a nice memory. I also remember my dad having this massive sound system – I’m talking record player, double tape deck, CD player, massive speakers, the works. He was into Bob Marley, UB40 and Yes, and my mum was into ABBA, Rod Stewart and INXS, so I guess there...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 12:24pm

1. Your Profile

 

People say we sound like Kings Of Leon had a baby with Hilltop Hoods and the godparents are The Cat Empire. If the devil cursed us and we had to perform onstage for eternity – that would be fucking awesome! Obviously, we like to encourage our fans to get naked and dance like crazy but sometimes they just dance – all are welcome.

 

2. Keeping Busy...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 3:52pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

I wrote my first song when I was 12 and it’s called ‘You Can Cry’. I can still play it and remember it word for word. This is the first time anyone’s asked about it, and honestly the question is hard because the song is about how much it hurt when my mum and dad were fighting. I know that sounds really sad, but it’s true and probably explains a lot...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 11:41am

1. Growing Up

My brother got me into playing guitar, and I have fond memories of raiding his collection of early Metallica, Sepultura and Deftones records and jamming along to them on his guitar. When he turned to electronic music I kept going with metal, rock and prog and discovered a whole new world of music, guitar gods and expensive gear.

 

2. Inspirations

Steve...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 11:51am

Courses on offer: 

 

 

Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Dance, Associate Degree of Music (Performance), Associate Degree of Dance, Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance), Master of Music (Performance).

 

What makes us different: 

AMPA offers a unique and dedicated focus on performance...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:51pm

1.  The First Song I Wrote

 

I’m a latecomer to songwriting, and wrote my first song (‘That Ain’t Love’) in my mid-20s. It wasn’t about anyone in particular, but came to mean more to me as I grew older and had to live through some of the dysfunctional things in that song. We recorded it on our EP, and we still play it live on occasions. 

 

2.  The Last Song I...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:44pm

1. The First Song I Wrote

 

The first song I can remember writing was called ‘Young Son’ when I was around 13 years of age. It was about the death of an important figure in Byron Bay growing up by the name of Ben King, who died surfing. It was a pretty heavy thing to write about so young but so was the whole experience for the community. I can hum the verses but that’s about it...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:40pm

1. Growing Up 

 

I grew up in a household surrounded by music – Dad had his Stones and Creedence records and Mum played piano, so we always had a piano in the house. My older brother was also listening to classic bands like Chisel and The Police. I started to learn piano but moved onto guitar when I realised it was easier to take a guitar down to the beach! I grew up listening to...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:35pm

1. Your Profile

 

A bunch of really, really good-looking people told us we sound like shit, then we spoke to some average-looking people and they think we sound like a cross between The Pretty Reckless and Divinyls. We like to stand on a raised platform with sounds coming out from behind us while people stand in front of us and raise their hands at different times and sometimes...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:19pm

1. The First Record I Bought

 

Technically it was probably something like Bert And Ernie’s Sesame Street Classics, but you know, for the benefit of your readers I think The Beatles’ Let It Be might have been the first vinyl I bought as a wee tacker.

 

2. The Last Record I Bought

I just bought all four of The Budos Band albums. Love that shit. Daptone gold....

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 11:27am

1. Growing Up

 

The popular view is that musicians are kids that never grow up. Given some of the things that ‘adults’ get up to, there is a very good reason why not to. I grew up in a family of nine with six brothers. I saw myself as a bit different but found I could define myself through the music and songs that I related to. My dad played the tea chest bass in a jug band and...

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