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Richard Burgman has been in a bunch of bands. He played in underground heroes Weddings Parties Anything and legendary punk outfit The Saints, but he’s probably best known as guitarist for 1980s quartet The Sunnyboys.
International touring requires a great deal of planning and preparation, but when you’re the leader of dozens of musicians, you truly need to go above and beyond. Christopher Wheeler, producer and founding member of the Heritage Orchestra, is in a mild state of panic when I call him to ask about their upcoming Australian trip.
Last year, Berlin’s Alex Niggemann released his debut album, Paranoid Funk, which met with wide acclaim for its combination of intricate beats and catchy melodies. Niggemann says he was determined to make the kind of record that you could throw on at home or in the club and have a similar effect.
Jinja Safari Writing In Reverse By Simon Topper Marcus Azon – singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter – is stumped. We’re sipping coffee in a Glebe café as the breakfast crowd dwindles, and he’s pondering that old chestnut of a question: ‘How did we get here?’ The ‘we’ is his five-piece band Jinja Safari, a dance-inspiring Sydney [...]
“I’m coming to see everybody down there at just the right time. I was green before, but I’m well-seasoned now.” Bobby Womack is the last person who can believably refer to himself as inexperienced, in any way. But then again, the man who is known as the Greatest Soul Singer In The World isn’t really in the business of being believable.