The talented Mr Papp
Jan20

The talented Mr Papp

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS ROB Papp is a singer songwriter and well-honed guitarist with many years experience performing in bands, duos and solo gigs. During his formative years, College of the Arts Founder, Bruce Clarke recognised Papp’s potential and took him on as his protégé, tutoring him in a comprehensive education of reading, writing and playing music as well as teaching him all he knew about playing jazz. Whilst studying at GIT...

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The Blues Hip Jive Dance Party is coming to town
Jan20

The Blues Hip Jive Dance Party is coming to town

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS ARE you a blues fan, do you like swing-dance, want to rock out and have a bloody good time? Then you had better get yourself down to Eddies Band Room (EBR) on Saturday, 30 January at 8pm. Be prepared to shake those hips, groove and jive all night long and rock out with a great mix of cool blues and jiving swing rock with the fabulously talented Peter Jackson of The Jackson Four fame, as well as guitar virtuoso,...

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Geoff Achison plays the Soul Train
Jan20

Geoff Achison plays the Soul Train

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS IF YOU haven’t taken time out to catch Geoff Achison and his band, The Souldiggers, then stop procrastinating and go see them. They are brilliant. With Gerry Pantazis on drums and two ex-members of Little River Band – bassist Roger McLachlan, and keyboardist Mal Logan morphing harmoniously within structured songs, giving rise for Achison’s unique guitar virtuoso to ad-lib during performances, it’s enthralling, to...

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The fabulous Jackson Four
Dec23

The fabulous Jackson Four

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS Peter Jackson is the dynamic, high-octane front man of The Jackson Four, yep four, not 4, and showbiz ain’t no stranger to him either. When you grow up in England with a father, Peter ‘Hank’ Jackson working at Abbey Road Studios for a decade from 1960 on, during the Beatles era, you’re going to meet some pretty interesting people. As a young boy, Jackson met The Beatles several times while waiting for his dad in...

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International Womens Day at MOTH
Dec23

International Womens Day at MOTH

By LACHLAN BRYAN Looking ahead at the Mornington Peninsula’s live music calendar for 2016, it’s hard to go past the lineups scheduled for Music on The Hill, Red Hill’s monthly listening party at the football club pavilion. Especially impressive is the lineup scheduled for International Womens Day on March the 4th, headlined by Sally Seltman, one of Australia’s most successful and underrated songwriters. The artist often known as New...

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Frenzal Rhomb
Dec23

Frenzal Rhomb

By ANDREW DIXON There’s no more quintessentially Aussie punk rock band than Frenzal Rhomb. They’ve had their music banned from the Aussiest of Aussie radio stations, Triple J, led the Vans Warped Tour around the country and opened for some of the century’s biggest punk acts like Blink 182, NOFX and Bad Religion. Lead singer Jason “Jay” Whalley’s even had on-air verbal shitfights with Austereo personalities Kyle and Jackie O. As...

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