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An Interview with Harry Brus  NEW !! 
An Interview with Harry Brus
In this two part interview, Steve Flack talks to renowned Australian bass player Harry Brus who takes us on a journey through a career that spans almost five decades and saw him perform with many of Australia’s best musicians and artists. Along the way Harry has been in too many band line-ups to recall them all: highlights would be, Tommy Emmanuel, Barry Leef Band, Jimmy Barnes, Marcia Hines, a cherished gig with the great Joe Walsh, Billy Thorpe, House Band for the hugely successful Long Way To The Top concert series with many incredible artists, including Max Merritt, Dinah Lee, Normie Rowe, Doug Parkinson; Leo Sayer Band, Russell Morris, Brian Cadd, Ross Wilson, Phil Emmanuel and Irwin Thomas on the Let It Be Tour. 

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An Interview with 8 Ball Aitken  NEW !! 
An Interview with 8 Ball Aitken
8 Ball Aitken has been described as the redneck preacher at the shotgun wedding between country and blues. It doesn't matter which part of the family youre from -- what does matter is the funky foot-stomping hullaballoo at the all-night party afterwards. Hailing from Far North Queensland, he grew up as a teenager in a run-down tobacco shed, making a living picking tropical fruits by day and picking guitars by night. 8 Ball's first break came when he was hired to play nightly at the infamous Johnos Blues Bar in Cairns.

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An Interview with Luke O'Shea  NEW !! 
An Interview with Luke O'Shea
Luke O’Shea has grown into being one of Australia’s most respected country singer songwriters. Renowned for his storytelling and powerful live shows, multi award winner Luke O’Shea, along with his band Medicine Wheel, have a unique, yet classic Australian sound.  As a guitarist/songwriter he draws inspiration from the unique and everyday characters he meets.

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An Interview with Mark Punch  NEW !! 
An Interview with Mark Punch
Mark Punch is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who started playing in bands after leaving school in the early '70s. After a couple years, he joined a band that featured a young singer, Richard Kaal, who had a recording deal with EMI, and producer Rod Coe. Mark thus played on his first recording sessions.

This was the beginning of a long career of playing with most, if not all, of the major singers of the last 35 years in Australia. He continues to do so today.


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An Interview Pete Wells

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An Interview with Pete Wells
Recorded in late 2005, this video interview is what we believe to be the last Pete Wells gave before he lost his battle with prostate cancer early in 2006.

From 1976, Pete Wells was the founder and slide guitarist in Australian hard rock band, Rose Tattoo. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in his own right, he  co-wrote at least 17 tracks, including the single, "One of the Boys" before leaving the band in early 1983.

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Tamworth Country Music Festival

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Tamworth Country Music Festival
The Tamworth Country Music Festival is Australia's premier country music event - and it not all just country!

It has been 10 years now since we began producing exclusive video segments for the Australian Guitar Masgazine CD, so we thought we would go back and take a look at where it began and present a feature that covered some of the guitar action at this premium Australian event.

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An Interview With Stu Marshall

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An Interview with Stu Marshall
A member of Sydney heavy metal bands Empires of Eden and Paindivision, guitarist Stu Marshall is best known as a member of the Sydney metal band Dungeon with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and Japan between 2001 and 2005.

In late 2005 Marshall founded Paindivision (originally named 20 Grams) and shortly afterwards, Dungeon disbanded. A four-track EP was recorded and released late in the year.

Paindivision has released two albums and toured extensively in Australia and Japan and opened for a range of touring acts including Armored Saint, Death Angel, Black Label Society, Helloween and Vanishing Point. The band now appears to been on extended hiatus as Marshall concentrates on Death Dealer, a power metal band featuring Ross the Boss.

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An Interview with Adam Pringle

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An Interview with Adam Pringle
Guitarist and vocalist Adam Pringle has been performing live since the age of 14, when he was sneaking into his uncle's blues gigs. It was the "trial by fire and brimstone" approach to learning that has given him the strong, rich and unique guitar tone he is known for and has seen him develop into one of Australia's finest players.

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An Interview With Reg Mombassa

An Interview with Reg Mombassa
In 1976 guitarist Chris O'Doherty, (AKA Reg Mombassa), formed rock band Mental As Anything with four other art students. Reg left the band 25 years later but not before they had produced  11 albums and 27 singles( with 20 entering the top forty) and having toured Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Europe, the United States and Asia. Reg's artwork is renowned worldwide and he has had a close association with Mambo Graphics since 1986. He is now a member of the band Dog Trumpet with his brother Peter (also ex-Mentals) performing and recording original music.

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Weekend Warriors With Paul Christie

Weekend Warriors With Paul Christie (Mondo Rock)
Weekend Warriors is a programme for musicians who love good music and want to play in a band again - or for the first time - and hook up with other like minded players. 

We followed the progress of a recent Sydney programme with coach Paul Christie (Mondo Rock, The Party Boys) that culminated in a Big Gig featuring all the participating bands.

It was great to be mentored by Paul Christie" said participant Blake Pardy. "He told lots of interesting stories and anecdotes about the guitar heroes and rock gods that he’s come across in his career and his tough love approach to coaching our band got good results in only a few weeks.”Blake met guitarist and songwriter, Kim Walker through the Warriors programme. Kim has now joined Blake's  band  Sound Concern.

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An Interview With Rex Goh

An Interview with Rex Goh
Rock Guitarist and Musical Director Rex Goh moved to Australia from Singapore in 1972. His big break was joining classic 80s rock band Air Supply. He was there for the first tour of the US, supporting Rod Stewart, and there for their legendary 1980 headline tour. Since then, he's never looked back. Savage Garden, Soul Decision, Daryl Braithwaite, Eurogliders, Renee Geyer, Grace Knight, Tommy Emmanuel and Wes Carr … the list goes on and on. Renowned for his easy going attitude and his fabulous musicianship, Rex Goh is the one everyone calls when they need a guitarist.

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An Interview With Paul Read - Stormcellar

An Interview with Paul read - Stormcellar
Steve talks to Stormcellar slide guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter  Paul Read. Stormcellar have managed to find a unique niche in between the various styles of Americana, Roots, Blues & Country.  Over the last 7 years the band has produced six albums, performed more than 420 shows and completed two US tours. Paul writes  for other recording artists and penned the song 'Rise' for Daryl Braithwaite.

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An Interview With Tony Mitchell -Sherbert

An Interview with Tony Mitchell
Songwriter and bass guitarist Tony Mitchell rose to fame in the 1970s with the Australian rock band, Sherbet. Tony co-wrote (with Garth Porter) some of Sherbet's biggest hits, including 'Howzat' and 'Magazine Madonna'.
Sherbet was the most successful Australian pop band of the 1970s. With a run of 20 consecutive hit singles to its credit, and 17 albums that yielded ten platinum and 40 gold disc awards.

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An Interview With Albert Lee

An Interview with Albert Lee - Brought to you by Music Man
Albert Lee is known within the music industry for his speed of playing and his technical virtuosity and yet by the same token, one of the most melodic, playing slower passages approximating the sound of the pedal steel guitar with his Music Man and Telecaster guitars which are equipped with B-Benders.

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An Interview With Dom Turner - The Backsliders

An Interview with Dom Turner
Steve talks to bluesguitarist / vocalist Dom Turner.
Dom is best known as the founding member and key songwriter of the iconic Australian blues group The Backsliders. Dom’s influences are many and varied – a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia.
As well as over 30 years of recording and performing blues in Australia and internationally with the Backsliders, Dom has embarked on a variety of solo and collaborative musical projects.

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An Interview With Bounty Hunters

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An Interview with David & Lyn Hinds - The Bounty Hunters
The Bounty Hunters' David and Lyn Hinds demonstrate their new "Sonic" signature models guitar and bass guitar. Check out the cool pick-up wiring in David's Signature Model.

Bounty Hunters have been established since 2005 playing their own style of gutsy original blues inspired Rock and Roll and have produced two albums of original music, the first a self titled album and more recently ‘Rise’, which was released early this year and is available in Sanity and JB HiFi stores and also on iTunes. David has also been part of the stellar line-up of guitarists featured in the recent Experience Jimi Hendrix Show.

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An Interview With Tim Farriss INXS

An Interview withTim Farriss INX
Steve talks to 'The Riff Meister', INXS guitarist Tim Farriss.

Over 30 million records sold worldwide including number ones in 4 different continents and a performance history of some 4,000 live shows to over 25 million people in almost 50 countries underlines the fact that, as well as establishing themselves as Australia’s all-time most successful rock band, INXS also boast a vast international following.

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An Interview With Richard Charlton

An Interview with Richard Charlton
Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading composers and guitarists. Born in the UK in 1955, he has lived in Australia since his parents emigrated in 1962. Largely self-taught, he initially started writing music to expand his own repertoire, but now his works have been performed and recorded by many leading Australian and international players and feature on more than 30 commercial CDs. His music combines a love of melody with a keen sense of harmonic and formal structure; music, 'to entice ear as well as the intellect' (Fred Blanks)

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An Interview With Bob Daisley

An Interview with Bob Daisley - 'FOR FACTS SAKE'
Steve talks to Australian bassist and lyricist Bob Daisley about his tell-all book 'For facts Sake'. Bob has written and performed and recorded with some of the worlds most renowned rock bands including Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Widowmaker, Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne), Black Sabbath, Gary Moore Band, and many more.

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An Interview With Joseph Tawaldros

An Interview with Joseph Tawaldros
Always willing to push the boundaries and challenge traditional musical forms and rhythms, Joseph's efforts have led him to many unique collaborations including with the Grigoryan brothers and John Abercrombie.

Joseph never ceases to amaze and has established himself as one the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso of amazing diversity and sensitivity, Joseph continues to appear in concert halls worldwide dazzling audiences with his brilliant technique, his passionate musicianship and his joyous style of performance.

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An Interview With Martin Taylor MBE

An Interview with Martin Taylor MBE
Features live footage from The Basement - 2014 Australian Tour.
Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and musical innovator. Widely considered to be the world's foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence.

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An Interview With Steve Balbi

An Interview with Steve Balbi
Steve Balbi played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks, and was also in Electric Hippies along with fellow Noiseworks member Justin Stanley. Steve first began performing live in a band with his cousins called The Apaches, who performed 'Fox on the Run' on the TV Talent show 'Pot of Gold' in 1976. He is now fronting, recording and contributing to writing with a newly reformed Mi-Sex. Since 2003, Steve has also been a founding lead vocalist with the CCEntertainment series of concerts that celebrates the music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin.

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An Interview With David Knopfler

An Interview with David Knopfler
In 1977 David Knopfler founded Dire Straits, and with brother Mark, bass player John Issley and drummer Pik Withers, recorded three albums and toured extensively before he resigned three years later to broaden his horizons and embark on a solo career ...

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An Interview with Quentin Elliot

An Interview with Quentin Elliot
In 2010 Kings Of The Sun reformed featuring Quentin Elliot on lead guitar, and producing a highly anticipated new album in March of 2013 featuring Clifford Hoad as the lead singer of the band.

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An Interview with Dave Hole An Interview with Dave Hole
After 8 previous releases and innumerable world tours, Dave Hole is now widely regarded as one of the all-time slide guitar greats, with accolades from around the globe and a growing world-wide fan base. With his furious energy and amazing "over-the-top" style of playing, Dave has carved his own place deep in the pantheon of slide guitar greats.
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An Interview with No Illuminati

An Interview with No Illuminati
No Illuminati have quickly established themselves as stalwarts of the Sydney live music scene renowned for their riveting live shows and captivating song writing. In this interview, Steve talks with No Illuminati guitarist Simon Lodge and keyboard player Lishan Ang.

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Dexter Moore

An Interview with Dexter Moore
Dexter is an artist walked away from a major record deal in London in order to keep his integrity intact rather than become one of those who would become what the industry wanted them to be. It was on this journey that he developed his unique and mesmerizing guitar style - A notable feature that has won Dexter fans all over the world.

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An Interview with Mike Price

An Interview with Mike Price
Renowned jazz guitarist Mike Price spent the '80's in the North East USA studying and playing music. As well as his studies at Berklee and New England Conservatory he attended workshops and had lessons with the internationally renowned jazz musicians John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick, George Russell and more recently John Abercrombie.
Mike’s teaching philosophy is based on the premise that innovation in music comes from a good understanding of the past.
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Wolf mail An Interview with Wolf Mail
Wolf's first break came when he was asked to tour Europe and to support Robben Ford. A string of European tour dates followed, including requests to tour in Japan, Australia, Russia and Scandinavia. Six albums later ....

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An Interview with Marko Tamayo An Interview with Marko Tamayo
One of today's leading South American guitarists and of the most accomplished and sought-after classical guitarists of his generation, Marco Tamayo was and is praised for his brilliant technique, artistry and exceptionally warm tone and expressive interpretations on the guitar. Marko recently arrived in Australian to take up a position with The Conservertorium of Music.
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Sydney Classical Guitars An Interview with Rob McMullen - Sydney Classical Guitars
Sydney Classical guitars is a brand new store in Sydney that has recently opened and specialises in nylon string guitars. 
We visited the store's proprietor, classical guitarist Rob McMullan, and found a big range of classical guitars to suit beginners through to the most serious professional - all in one store !
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An Interview with Black Label
Black Label is a 5 piece band with a big sound. Fronted by Steve Mulry, brother of the late great Ted Mulry (Ted Mulry Gang), the band has supported some of Australia’s greatest rock acts such as Rose Tattoo, The Angels, The Radiators, Diesel, Swanee & The Screaming Jets.

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An Interview with Lloyd Spiegel
With 8 albums, a swag of accolades and 20 years of performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 30 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most respected guitarists. His incredible command of the guitar, powerful voice and high energy performance captivates any audience.

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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview with Zane Banks.
Winner of an ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer (2011), Zane Banks has been described as an ‘expert’ of the guitar (The American Record Guide), ‘a young virtuoso’ (The Australian) and ‘an outstanding young Australian artist’ (Limelight Magazine). Banks is considered one of the most versatile guitarists of his generation having performed in Europe, Asia and in his native Australia.

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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview with Adam Tripodi.
In his over 40 years association with Australian music industry Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup has been a musician, songwriter, producer, manager and booking agent. His notable achievements include 4 albums with The Angels, co-founder of The Party Boys ( 3 albums) and GANGgajang (4 albums which he co-produced and managed).
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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview with the Shanghai Taxis.
Shanghai Taxis are an young eight piece group who play a contemporary, eclectic mix of Funk, Latin, Soul, Dance, Reggae and Jazz music. Their original compositions are an eclectic mix of genres, old and new,  that create an original sound, winning the band acclaim and a string of band competitions.
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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview with Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup.
In his over 40 years association with Australian music industry Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup has been a musician, songwriter, producer, manager and booking agent. His notable achievements include 4 albums with The Angels, co-founder of The Party Boys ( 3 albums) and GANGgajang (4 albums which he co-produced and managed).
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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: Buzz Bidstrup and the Jimmy Little Foundation.
Buzz’s management of indigenous entertainment legend Jimmy Little since 1999 led to his current position as CEO of the Jimmy Little Foundation working for a healthier future for indigenous Australians. Steve talks to Buzz about Jimmy and the work of the Foundation.
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Les Gock - Hush, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview with Les Gock (Hush).
Les came to prominence in 1972 as the guitarist with the band Hush. As writer and producer he also received 12 gold records during his time with the band. After leaving Hush, Gock became an award winning music and sound design director in film and television soundtracks. He is currently Chairman of the Commercial Music Producers Association (CMPA) and a member of the recently formed project band The Dinosaurs.
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Mark Gable - The Chiorboys, The Dinosaurs

[ ] Video: An Interview Mark Gable (The Chiorboys)
Mark is front man and a founding member of the Australian rock band The Chiorboys.  Steve talks with Mark about the story behind the lyrics of the iconic song "Run to Paradise" and his latest project The Dinosaurs with Buzz Bidstrup (The Angels, Gang Gajang), Mark Evans (AC/DC) and  Les Gock (Hush).

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Mike Weiley - Spy vs Spy [ ] Video: An Interview with Mike Weiley - Spy Vs Spy.
Spy vs Spy, also known as v. Spy v. Spy, The Drug Grannies and The Spies, are an Australian ska/pub rock band from Sydney formed in 1981. They became known for tackling political issues through their music, including racism, homelessness and contemporary drug culture. Steve caught up with guitarist and songwriter Mike Weiley at a recent gig.

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P J O'Brien

[ ] Video: An Interview with P J O'Brien
Award-winning Australian Blues sensation PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His blistering fretwork has been turning heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago, Austin, London, Singapore and back again.  Steve talks to PJ about his new album, Jefferson Blues, which was released in February 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart.

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Mark Tinson [ ] Video: An Interview with Mark Tinson (+ Dave Hinds)
Mark's career as a successful Australian guitarist, session player and record producer spans more than 40 years playing with bands like 70's glam rock band Rabbit, Heroes, Swanee and Ted Mulry Gang  to mention a few. His latest album release ' Steelville Cats II', features a collection of  some of the best Australian guitarists with Newcastle roots (his home town) performing songs penned by Mark. Guitarists include Dai Pritchard (Billy Thorpe, Rose Tattoo), Grant Walmsley (Screaming Jets) and Dave Hinds who was also a member of Rabbit.
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Gavin Qamar - Tensions Arise

[ ] Video: An Interview with Gavin Qamar - Tensions Arise
Gavin is guitarist for prominent 5 piece metal band Tensions Arise. The band's latest album 'Stand in Defiance' was recorded and produced by ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader whose production credits also include world-renowned artists such as Devildriver, Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira and Divine Heresy.

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Ray Beadle

[ ] Video: An Interview with Ray Beadle.
Sydney guitarist Ray Beadle is one of the hottest talents in Australian blues. Drawn from the rich history of the genre, his soul-stirring music holds rare harmonic and emotional depth and his jaw-dropping ability to ignite the fret board has earned him broad acclaim.

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Eugene 'Hide-away' Bridges [ ] Video: An Interview Eugene 'Hide-away' Bridges.
Born in 1963, Eugene is the son of the blues guitarist Hideaway Slim. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock better known as Tina Turner) and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks.Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between.
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Peter Massi

[ ] Video: An Interview with Peter Massi - ex Candy Harlots /Lucy DeSoto & the Handsome Devils.
Peter is currently lead guitarist with Lucy DeSoto & the Handsome Devils playing with slide guitarist Mick Arnold.  He was originally a member of the popular Australian glam-rock band The Candy Harlots, later joining The Pete Wells Band (Rose Tattoo) and The Damn Fine Band with Angry Anderson.

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Mick Arnold

[ ] Video: An Interview with Mick Arnold - Lucy DeSoto & the Handsome Devils
Slide guitarist Mick Arnold also is a member of Lucy DeSoto & the Handsome Devils with lead guitarist Peter Massi. Mick also had a short stint playing slide for Rose Tattoo

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Mark Evans

[ ] Video: An Interview with Mark Evans - ex AC/DC.
Mark Evans is the original bass player from AC/DC that featured legendary vocalist Bon Scott. Albums include Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, TNT and Let There Be Rock.  Mark talks to Steve about his years with AC-DC and about his new "insider" book 'Dirty Deeds'.

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Shane Bell

[ ] Video: An Interview with Shane Bell - Paintbox City.
Paintbox City is a young, six-piece, alternate pop/rock group from Sydney. With an acclaimed EP under their belt and another to be released this year, this hard-working band recently won the NSW Global Battle of the Band finals. Steve talks to the band's lead guitarist  Shane Bell.

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Ali Handel [ ] Video: An Interview with Ali Handal.
Ali is recognised as one of the few women in rock who can solo on electric guitar with the electric fury and fluid grace of a Hendrix or Jimmy Page, she is also a multi-award winning songwriter and a uniquely expressive singer.  Her music has been heard in countless movies and TV shows, and her performances have taken her around the world, from L.A. to Japan. We caught up with Ali at the ASA Awards.

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Jak Housden [ ] Video: An Interview with Jak Housden.
Jak Housden was the guitarist for The Badloves before becoming a full-time guitarist for The Whitlams for the release of Torch the Moon in 2002. Before this release however, he was a session guitarist on their 2000 album Love This City. Jak released a solo album Mad About Disco in 2004 through Boffin Records, which spawned his first single "To Die For". Jak is the brother of Little River Band lead guitarist Stephen Housden.

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Gordie Leach

[ ] Video: An Interview with Geordie Leach - Rose Tattoo.
According to Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane, Rose Tattoo are "one of the most revered bands of all time. The Tatts played peerless, street-level heavy blues with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements". In this interview Steve talks with one of the band's longest serving members, bass player Geordie Leach.

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Robben Ford

[ ] Video: Billy Hyde's Competition Winner David Hinds Jams with Robben Ford.
Allen's Music/Billy Hyde's  sponsored the recent Robben Ford Australian tour and held an online competition to win a jam with Robben Ford at one of his gigs. We were there to video the event and catch up with the winner David Hinds.

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Carley Van

[ ] Video: ASA Award Interviews - Carley Van - Rock/Indie Award.
Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Rock/Indie Award winner Carly Van.

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Stuie French

[ ] Video: An Interview with Stuie French.
Stuie French has long been one of Australia's finest guitar pickers, touring and recording with all the stars of Australian country music as well as touring with his own band, the Feral Swing Katz.

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Matt Fagen

[ ] Video: Matt Fagan
Matthew Fagan is a gifted fiery guitarist with a wealth of experience in performance, recording and composition. He has toured with international artists Shirley Bassey, The Buena Vista Social Club, Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly. Matthew performs and talks to Steve about tracks from his latest album.

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The Atlantics

[ ] Video: The Atlantics
The Atlantics seminal surf classic instrumental "Bombora" shot to number one for a record eight weeks in 1963 and charted around the world. The Atlantics went on to record seven more singles and four LP"s, all of which are now regarded as classics of the Surf Instrumental Genre. Steve talks to the Atlantics about their latest album.

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Fess Parker

[ ] Video: An Interview with Fess Parker - The Radiators.
Little did anyone realize back in 1978 that The Radiators would still be together, still hugely popular and still producing quality music with no signs of slowing down. Travelling thousands upon thousands of kilometres up, down and across the length and breadth of this vast country, The Radiators have carved a niche in the annals of Aussie Rock history. In this interview Steve talks to guitarist Fess Parker.

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Ralph Towner [ ] Video: An Interview with Ralph Towner.
Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the acoustic jazz ensemble "Oregon", Towner has also had a rich and varied solo career that has seen fruitful and memorable musical collaboration with such great modern musicians as Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek and Gary Peacock.

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Tuck & Patti [ ] Video: An Interview withTuck and Patti.
You are either a fan ... or you haven't heard them yet. For nearly three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists.

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[ ] Video: An Interview with Tommy Emmanuel.
Australia's  Tommy Emmanuel is arguably one of the world's finest guitarists. We caught up with Tommy following his Australian tour with his brother Phil. Features excerpts from the Tamworth Country Music Festival show with his Australian band and brother Phil Emmanuel.

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Redd Volkaert

[ ] Video: An Interview with Redd Volkaert.
Canadian born Redd Volkaert was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard's backing band and is recognised as one of the USA's best Telecaster players.

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Richard Clapton

[ ] Video: Toyota 2011 Flood Relief Concert
All roads lead to Tamworth in January for the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival.
It's a must do event, the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 in the world. A feature and largest event at the festival is the Toyota Free Concert for Rural Australia starring Lee Kernaghan. In 2011 the Concert held as a flood relief benefit.

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Richard Clapton

[ ] Video: An Interview with Richard Clapton.
Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane described Richard Clapton as "one of the most important Australian songwriters of the 1970s".  In November 2010, Richard was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame. This segment features an exclusive interview with Richard at the ASA Awards.

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Richard Clapton ASA Hall of Fame - With Glenn A Baker [ ] Video: Richard Clapton ASA Hall of Fame - With Glenn A Baker.
Richard was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association Hall of Fame by rock historian and broadcaster Glenn A Baker. This segment features  the presentation of this prestigious award.

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Global Battle of the Bands [ ] Video: 2010 Global Battle of the Bands Australasian Finals.
The Australasian Finals of the world's biggest and richest band competition GBOB was held in December 2010. In this segment we look at some of the highlights including a performance and interview with the winning band The Tillegra Damned.

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Tim Kain

[ ] Video: An Interview with Tim Kain.
Timothy Kain is one of Australia’s leading instrumentalists and Head of the ANU School of Music’s Guitar Area, internationally recognised as Australia’s foremost centre for guitar studies and performance. .

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Bob Spencer [ ] Video: An Interview with Bob Spencer.
Bob Spencer joined Skyhooks in 1977 replacing Red Symons on guitar and played with the band for over three years. After touring with a variety of artists he joined The Angels in 1984. During this period Bob was involved with the production of three studio albums and was one of the main song writers for the band until he left in 1992. A session player, audio engineer and producer,  Bob is now also a coach for The Weekend Warriors in Melbourne. This interview was recorded at AMAC 2006 and features a jam with Steve Flack.
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Broderick Smith [ ] Video: An Interview Broderick Smith.
In 1973, vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player Broderick Smith helped form The Dingoes, a legendary country rock group that became a main inspiration behind the modern country rock explosion. He has recorded with Cat Stevens, Jimmy Barnes, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, Buffy Saint Marie, Phil Ochs, Ted Egan, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel. The list goes on. Broderick also shares the harmonica chair with Ian Collard in the Backsliders, a NSW act featuring Dom Turner on guitar and Rob Hirst from Midnight Oil on drums.
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Kerryn Tollhurst [ ] Video: An Interview with Kerryn Tollhurst.
A formidable presence in Australian folk, rock and roots music since the late 1960s, Kerryn Tolhurst has earned a reputation in his homeland and in North America as a distinctive and eloquent musician, a chart-topping songwriter, and a producer of note. Kerryn sprang to national attention in the 1970s as a defining member of Country Radio and The Dingoes. He penned top 40 hits "All Fired Up" for Pat Benetar, Man in the Middle for LRB, and memorable Australian hit "Way Out West"
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Bob Daisley [ ] Video: An Interview with Bob Daisley - Pt 1,Part 2 and Part 3
Australian born bassist and  lyricist Bob Daisley began playing at age 10. He gained international acclaim recording and performing with Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep, Rainbow, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Widowmaker, Mungo Jerry and many more.
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Matt Fagan [ ] Video: An Interview with Matt Fagan.
Matthew is a gifted, fiery guitarist with a wealth of experience in performing, recording and composition. He has worked with with Masters such as John Williams, Paco Pena, Leo Kotkke, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Slava Grigoryan and Bob Brozman amongst others.
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10cc [ ] Video: 10cc Interview - Graham Gouldman & Rick Fenn
Well known for their hits "I'm Not in Love" and "Dreadlock Holiday", British art-pop band 10cc featured vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman who was a former member of the Mockingbirds and the author of hits for the Yardbirds, the Hollies, Herman's Hermits and Jeff Beck.  Guitarist  Rick Fenn has been a full-time band member  since 1977. We caught up with them on their recent Australian Tour.
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Sunchaser and the Wayward Orchestra [ ] Video: An Interview with Sunchaser and the Wayward Orchestra
Recorded at  Canberra's Corinbank Festival 2010, this segment features an interview with 2008 ASA Songwriter Of The Year Jason Campbell-Smith. Thanks to Corinbank for the contribution!
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Dennis Wilson Video [ ] Video: Dennis Wilson Interview
Dennis Wilson formed the band Kahvas Jute in 1970 with Bob Daisley, Tim Gaze and Danny Davidson.  Their album “Wide Open", which was recorded shortly after, now rates in the world’s top five most collectable Australian records.
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Phil Manning [ ] Video: Phil Manning Interview
Many Australians know Phil Manning as a member of Chain, the legendary blues band whose contribution to Australian music and the development of the blues in this country is unparalleled.
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James Gillard [ ] Video: James Gillard Interview
Recorded backstage at the Gympie Muster, James currently plays in Kevin Bennett’s' ‘The Flood’ and previously had a six-year stint (1982-1988) as bass player for Ross Wilson’s Mondo Rock.
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GBOB 2009

[ ] Video:GBOB 2009
The 2009 Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) Australasian final was held in Sydney last November. We were there to cover all the action and talk to the winning band the Rustys from Geelong VIC. The band will now compete at London in the World final.

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Steve Hunter [ ] Video: Steve Hunter
Steve Hunter is considered Australia’s virtuoso of the bass guitar. He is also a prolific composer and songwriter, with over 100 of his tunes / songs released on albums. Steve has played and / or recorded with many greats including international artist Chick Corea and Billy Cobham.
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James Muller [ ] Video: James Muller
Sydney-based James Muller is acclaimed as one of Australia’s outstanding guitarists. Winner of the National Jazz Awards and two Mo awards for best jazz instrumentalist and best jazz group, he has also won Aria awards for best jazz album, an APRA award and the 2004 Freedman Fellowship. Muller’s recent album Kaboom, recorded in the USA, confirms his reputation as a tour de force in the music world.
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Martin Cilia (The Atlantics) [ ] Video: Martin Cilia (The Atlantics) Interview
Best known for their classic surf instrumental Bombora, the Atlantics reformed with guitarist /producer/writer Martin Cilia. We talk to Martin about the bands' albums, have a look at some of his vintage guitars and find out how they achieve that classic surf sound.
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Dirty Vicars [ ] Video: Dirty Vicars Interview
More from the 2nd Gloucester Blues Festival.  This segment features an interview with Newcastle blues band The Dirty Vicars
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Bo Jenkins Video [ ] Video: Bo Jenkins
The  2nd Gloucestor Blues and Brews Festival  was held in May and we were there to check out the action. Headlining the show was ex-US guitarist Bo Jenkins. Bo is truely a unique player - a left hander who tunes his guitar upside down - playing with the high "E" string on top - a technique that allows him to play some things that right handed players just cannot do.
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The Buddy Holly Story [ ] Video: The Buddy Holly Story
An interview with  guitarist/vocalist/actor Scott Cameron who plays the lead role of Buddy in the hit musical 'The Buddy Holly Story' .  We also look at the custom Maton guitars that were produced specially for the show.
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Martin Taylor [ ] Video: Martin Taylor

Award winning guitarist MARTIN TAYLOR has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world's foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing.

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[ ] Video: David Hinds Interview
David is a veteran of the incendiary Aussie rock scene of the ‘70’s, having played lead guitar in hard rock bands such as Marshall Brothers, Highway, Rabbit and Finch/Contraband.He cut his teeth in the rough and tumble world of Aussie pubs, marathon tours, recording albums whilst signed to CBS Records (now Sony) and by appearing on TV shows like Countdown, Sounds and Hey, Hey It’s Saturday.We caught up with David at the Tamworth Country Music Festival performing with the 8 piece Garth Brooks Tribute Show. David shows us some of his Godin Guitar collection.

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Smokin Joe Robinson

[ ]Smokin’ Joe Robinson Interview - Tamworth '09
We have been watching Joe’s career develop for some years and it is always a pleasure to catch up with this awesome young player. In this interview Joe shares how he developed his unique picking style.

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[ ] Video: More from Tamworth '09
Feature interviews and performance footage with 3 Stripe Avenue, Craig Morrison and the Little Cowboys, and the Footy Show 'legend' Eric Grothe & the Gurus.

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[ ] Video: Killrazer Interview

In this segment we cover Sydney metal-thrash band Killrazer's CD launch and talk to the band's guitarist Jimmy Lardner-Brown and guitarist/vocalist Doug Dalton.

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[ ] Louie Sheltons' Million Dollar Riffs!
Steve interviews Louie Shelton, the man behind the classic guitar solos and riffs in recordings with leading artists from the 60's and 70's including The Monkeys, The Partridge Family, Jackson Five, Seals and Croft, Lionel Richie and Joe Cocker to mention a few.

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[ ] 2009 Melbourne Guitar Festival
Held over 3 days in January, this video features peformance highlights from the 2009 Melbourne Guitar Festival. Segment kindly provided by GuitarsOnline.com.au

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[ ] An Interview with Guy Strazz and Matt McMahon.

Steve talks to Guy and Matt about their latest album ‘2@1’ and the mechanics of a piano/guitar duo.

Brought to you by www.guitarsonline.com.au

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[ ] Sibelius Composer Awards 2008
A performance overview and interviews with winning composers from the 2008 Composer Awards Concert.

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[ ] Amac 2008
Held this year for the first time in Melbourne, the music Industry trade convention AMAC 2008 was the biggest yet and we we there to cover all the action with interviews and product reviews.

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[ ] An interview with Seymour Duncan – The Man Behind the Name
A “never seen before” interview from AMAC 2006! Seymour W. Duncan is a guitarist and guitar repairman, but is perhaps best known as the man behind the world famous Seymour Duncan Pickups.

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[ ] John Foreman Interview
John is best known for his role as the musical director of Australian Idol. In this interview John talks about some of his favorite guitarists, the “Music Count Us In” program and his passion for music education.
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[ ] Weekend Warriors
What happens when you bring together a bunch of people from all walks of life and of varying musical standards, give them a long weekend of coaching with some of Australia’s best and throw them into a live gig? That’s exactly what happened at the National Weekend Warriors Convention held in Melbourne recently – Also features a live performance with Bob Spencer (Skyhooks, The Angels), Peter (Maz) Maslen (Boom Crash Opera), Roger McLachlan (LRB) and Mick Pealing (Stars).
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[ ] What's Hot AMAC 2008

More Product Reviews from AMAC 2008

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[ ] An Interview with Brad Carr - Chior Boys

Steve interviews Choirboys founding member and guitarist Brad Carr.

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[ ] Gloucestor Blues Festival
The inaugural Gloucestor Blues Festival boasted a great line up of top Australian blues acts including Mal Eastick, Grant Walmsley, the award-winning Bluezone and more. This segment provides full coverage of the event, artist performances and interviews with the guitarists.

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[ ] Brisbane Guitar, Amp and Vintage Show
Lots of interviews, new and vintage products and live perfomances from Australian and international guitarists.

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[ ] Dai Pritchard - (Billy Thorpe Band, Rose Tattoo)
Steve talks to Dai Pritchard about his days on the road with the late Billy Thorpe, his current gig with Rose Tattoo, guitar playing, his new workshop DVD's  ... and the meaning of life!

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[ ] The Cream of Clapton Show
We went along to the recent Clapton tribute show at the Vanguard and caught up with some great players paying homage to one of the worlds greatest blues and rock players, Eric Clapton. Features Jack Housden, Dennis Wilson  and Richard Madden.

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[ ] Aaron Bilbija - Daysend
Steve talks to metal lead-guitarist Aaron Bilbija from Daysend shortly after headlining at Metalstock 2008. Features "No Regrets" video clip.
Visit the Daysend website at www.daysend.com.au

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[ ] Dom Turner - The Backsliders
Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Dom Turner is known primarily as a founding member of the 'Backsliders', Australia's most awarded blues band. Steve caught up with Dom following a recent Guitar Heroes performance.

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Tamworth Country Music Festival

[ ] Tamworth Country Music Festival -  Phil Emmanuel and more ...
The Tamworth Country Music Festival is Australia's premier country music event - and it not all just country! Steve Flack talks to Phil Emmanuel about his new Guitar Spectacular which features some of Australia's hottest young talent. Also includes a look at Blade Guitars 'Long Live the Lead Break' competition, the Fender Master Class, guitars, guitarists and more guitars!
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Smokin Joe Robinson

[ ] Smokin' Joe Robinson
Steve talks to Smokin’ Joe at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Joe delighted audiences in the US late last year when he toured and played with Tommy Emmanuel. He looks set to gain a US recording deal - all at just 17 years old! He recently appeared on Australia's Got Talent where he amazed the judges and audiences with his extraordinary talent. (Update: he won !)

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[ ] Carlos Juan Interview

Steve talks to Carlos Juan about his high end acoustic pickups.

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[ ] David Knopfler Interview Part 1 and Part 2
Steve Flack talks with Dire Straits guitarist and founding member David Knopfler (brother of Mark) while on his recent Australian tour. In this two part interview David talks about the years and albums with Dire Straits, the story behind the song "Sultans of Swing" and shares his music industry philosophies. Features footage from a live performance.
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[ ] Dan Skeed (Urban Stone) Interview
Steve talks to Urban Stone guitarist Dan Skeed after the band's return from London where they were placed 7th in the Global Battle of the Bands, the highest ranking acheived by an Australian act in the history of the event.

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[ ] Perry Ormsby Interview
We talk to WA luthier Perry Ormsby and have a look at some his unique guitars. Features some hot axework from Graham Greene.

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[ ] Albert Lee Interview

Steve caught up with the guitar legend Abert Lee on his recent visit to Australia.

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[ ] Pete Wells Interview - Part 1 and Part 2
Steve Flack talks with Rose Tattoo guitarist Pete Wells. This interview was recorded late 2005 only months before Pete lost his battle with cancer. Part 1 is included on the December 2007 Australian Guitar Magazine front cover CD, part 2 is below.

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[ ] Jim Kelly (Crossfire) Interview - Part 1 and 2

Australian guitar legend Jim Kelly talks about guitar playing and his band "Crossfire"

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[ ] Jim Kelly (Crossfire) and Steve Flack

Jim and Steve jam the blues

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[ ] Jim Kelly (Crossfire)

Jim demonstrates his latest acquisition: a custom built Les Dorahy guitar.

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[] An Interview with Kevin Borich (La De Da's, Kevin Borich Express)

Kevin Borich is a true Australian Guitar Heroe. Mike and Steve talk with
him after the Manly Fisho's Guitar Heroes gig.
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[] Dai Pritchard (Billy Thorpe, Rose Tattoo)
at the Basement Guitar Heroes 2005 Album Launch

With the Guitar Heroes band: Steve Flack, Mal Green, Mike Smith
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[] An Interview with Dai Pritchard (Billy Thorpe, Rose Tattoo)

Mike Smith and Steve Flack talk with Dai Pritchard.
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[] Phil Manning & Steve Flack - Live at the Basement

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[] Phil Emmanuel - 2006 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Tamworth Shoppingworld

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[] Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) and the Nice Boys
2006 Tamworth Country Music Festival
The Albert (ex City Tavern)

Angry and the Nice Boys rock the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
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[] Dan Skeed - from Urban Stone
Young Guns Guitar Heroes - Brass Monkey Feb 2006

Dan is gutarist with Urban Stone, recent grand finalists in three major band contests: Global Battle of The Bands, Liverpool Idol and Clash!
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[] Young Guns Guitar Heroes - 'Redhouse' - Brass Monkey Feb 2006

Guest Guitarists Dan Skeed, Mark Ranftl and Anthony Noiosi all take the stage with Steve Flack and the Guitar Heroes Band to belt out their version of the blues classic 'Redhouse'.

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[] Young Guns Guitar Heroes - Encore - Brass Monkey Feb 2006

Guest Guitarists Dan Skeed, Mark Ranftl and Anthony Noiosi return with Steve Flack and the Guitar Heroes Band for a powerful encore.

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[] Young Guns Guitar Heroes - The Cruise Missiles- Brass Monkey Feb 2006

A hot ten minute instrumental medlely from Guitar Heroes support act The Cruise Missiles - featuring David Bova on guitar.

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