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DAVE FAULKNER

The AU Interview: Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner talks about songwriting & reminisces about a brilliant career in music

Dave Faulkner is considered part of Australia’s musical royalty. The Hoodoo Gurus frontman and member of Persian Rugs, The Victims and other rock bands is a funny and articulate character who knows a lot about music. His hits, “What’s My Scene?” and “Like Wow-Wipeout” plus a larger overall discography including work on various film soundtracks and commercials is all very varied and exciting to listen to and shows what a highly creative individual this man is.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

Sydney Festival Live Review: Big Star's Third Tribute feat. Tim Rogers, Cat Power, Kurt Vile, Kim Salmon, Edwyn Collins & Dave Faulkner - Enmore Theatre (23.01.14)

Big Star were a cult band but their influence has been far-reaching. The likes of R.E.M., The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebastian and The Replacements have all cited them as influences and their music has been covered by Placebo, Jeff Buckley, Yo La Tengo and Elliott Smith, to name a few. They are the little band that could and it is Jody Stephens, the group’s drummer and sole-surviving original member who is keeping their music alive with tribute nights like Big Star’s Third.

Photo Gallery: DUETS - Annual Gala Charity Concert - State Theatre (20.08.12)

ACMF

Duets is a unique concert that brings together the very best of the music industry in a concert of Duets to raise money for The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF). Held at Sydney's iconic State Theatre and sponsored by APN News & media. For more information about the ACMF, please visit www.acmf.com.au.