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Dave Graney

I became a Dave Graney listener in the 90’s.  Wearing polyester, $2 shop bling and with an offbeat yet fabulously intelligent song writing style, he fit the scene of mis-fits who created their own niche between grunge and alternative rock. … Continue reading

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LANKS (Will Cuming)

  Will Cuming, aka LANKS, is an Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  His debut album twentyseven is full of sweet, melodic layers and sometimes reflective moods of an artist expecting more from life and himself, as he moves through his late … Continue reading

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Tracy McNeil

  Tracy McNeil’s Canadian accent flows warmly, as we find a spot to sit and talk in a Brunswick beer garden.  She’s on the phone when I rush in late and after I grab a drink, she’s quick to apologise … Continue reading

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Ukelele Death Squad

  Ben and Julian from Ukelele Death Squad are both keen to chat.  Their ukelele band have been selling out their live shows, as word has quickly spread of their talent, improvisational skills and funny banter.  This has lead to … Continue reading

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Raised By Eagles

I discovered Raised by Eagles with a bunch of friends at a crack-up of a gig at the Queenscliff Bowls Club, part of the 2015 Queenscliff Music Festival in south coast Victoria.  Fluro lights, old ducks, families and festival goers … Continue reading

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Charm of Finches

  Charm of Finches sisters Mabel and Ivy met with me on a Saturday morning in Northcote to chat about their songwriting.  Mature and natural songwriters, it’s no surprise their first EP Home, and 2016 debut album Staring at the … Continue reading

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Dan Kelly

After some initial discussion on Melbourne’s ongoing changes, and moving between north and south, i’m speaking to an articulate Dan Kelly about his writing process. It’s the middle of winter so luckily we find a heater and some wine and … Continue reading

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Liz Stringer

  “Well you’ll have a better life. You’ll have a better life, you mark our words. Have a better life, you’ll all get what you all deserve. Oh man, this is too f*****  up.  In anybody’s language it ain’t good … Continue reading

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Mark Seymour

Mark Seymour recognised his difficulty with song writing, after Hunters and Collectors disbanded in 1998.  Suddenly faced with writing alone, and having a family to support, he says “The criteria were pretty strong, so gradually I figured it out.  The … Continue reading

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Ashley Naylor

Influenced by bands such as The Who and The Easybeats, Ashley Naylor already had a keen interest in power pop when starting his first band as a teenager, which ultimately led to forming his current band EVEN, still going “22 years strong”. … Continue reading

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Nick Barker

  I sat down for a chat with Nick Barker on a Saturday afternoon, over a beer in the west of Melbourne.  He’s very fit for a seasoned musician! I soon find out this is due to surfing and kickboxing … Continue reading

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Mick Thomas

  When you hear about Mick Thomas around Melbourne, you’re pretty much told he’s approachable, an interesting conversationalist and a familiar face in many a pub front bar. He even recently co-owned a pub. We meet at the Wesley Anne … Continue reading

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