Jen Mize
Feb11

Jen Mize

By LACHLAN BRYAN Jen Mize grew up on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her early years were spent loitering around casinos (both her parents worked in the gambling game) and her first jobs included ‘hypnotist’s assistant’ and ‘singing gondolier’, but she still found time to perform for First Lady Hillary Clinton at The White House, play cello with the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra and tour as a singer with The Duke Ellington band....

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Hip to be Country
Feb11

Hip to be Country

By LACHLAN BRYAN February is recovery-month for many country music artists and fanatics as they return home from the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival. I was at the festival this year (my eighth in a row) and noticed a change in the atmosphere – for the better, I might add!  Perhaps it was due to the increased presence of roots, Americana and alt-country artists in town, or maybe it was simply the fact that the festival seemed to...

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Stephen Cummings
Feb11

Stephen Cummings

By LACHLAN BRYAN The Caravan Music Club has become well-known for hosting special musical events in a relatively intimate setting. Now and again, a show proves so popular that two nights at the venue are required and that is exactly the case with Stephen Cummings’ imminent celebration of his two most acclaimed releases: Lovetown and A New Kind of Blue. Whilst Cummings has enjoyed a place amongst our most revered songwriters for quite...

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Citrus Jam
Feb11

Citrus Jam

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS INFLAMMABLE, combustible and highly energetic flamenco-metal duo, Citrus Jam ignited the airwaves yet again at Sound Bar in Rosebud recently to an enthusiastically packed house. With a die-hard following, the fiery-sweet duo keep thrilling their peeps with spectacular gigs at various venues on the Peninsula, including the very popular God’s Kitchen in Mornington. The individual known as Citrus Jam incorporates a...

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Brad Kennedy
Feb11

Brad Kennedy

By BILLY DIXON BRAD Kennedy is no attention-seeking Who’s Got Talent contestant. He played in cover bands in his early years, but after going solo and writing his own tunes, would still revert to cover songs to get gigs on the Peninsula, primarily due to the relative lack of alternative music venues. Slowly but surely, he built up a repertoire of songs all his own, and gradually slipped them into his cover gigs to build his brand....

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