Author: Mallory Arbour

Keavy Lynch of B*Witched talks Australia, touring & all the denim

December 15, 2016

Irish girl group, B*Witched started the worldwide craze of bubble gum pop, dance moves and double denim in the mid-90’s. Coming off the success of the television series, The Big Reunion, which saw the band reunite after twelve years apart; B*Witched are set to return Australia, for the first time in 18 years, in February […]

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The Sunny Cowgirls (Victoria) talk Here We Go, live shows & more

November 23, 2016

Sitting down with country music duo The Sunny Cowgirls out at the Deni Ute Muster this year, Mallory finds out more about the Victorian group’s latest album, Here We Go, their experiences on the road and more.

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Brian Cadd (Sydney) talks getting the band back together and new album Bulletproof

November 10, 2016

Australian singer-songwriter legend Brian Cadd has reunited The Bootleg Family Band after 40 years for a new album, Bulletproof. Marking 50 years in the industry and the 70 years on this Earth; I spoke to Brian about birthday plans, longevity and those moments he’ll never forget.

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New Zealand’s Jody Direen on relocating to Australia, touring with The Wolfe Brothers & more

November 9, 2016

Jody Direen is making big waves in Australia. The New Zealand country music singer/songwriter, who just recently toured with The Wolfe Brothers, moved to Australia and released her third studio album; sat down to talk about touring, lyrics and the importance of fashion.

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Gord Bamford (Canada) on reconnecting with Australia & touring with The Wolfe Brothers

November 8, 2016

Australian-born, Canadian-raised Gord Bamford is a father, country singer-songwriter, and multi-award winner – he’s won 23 CCMA Awards to boast, so he’s kind of a big deal! Making up one seventh of acts appearing alongside The Wolfe Brothers on their This Crazy Life multi-festival Australian tour; I caught up with Gord, on the last weekend […]

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Adam Brand on the end of The Outlaws and future music on the way!

November 7, 2016

Mallory interviews 12 x Golden Guitar-winner and multi ARIA Award-nominee, country music singer, Adam Brand during this year’s Deni Ute Muster in NSW to talk about the end of The Outlaws and what we can expect from him in the future.

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Troy Cassar-Daley on his autobiography Things I Carry Around & how family has linked into his music

November 4, 2016

Up at the Deni Ute Muster this year, Mallory was able to sit down with Troy Cassar-Daley to chat some more about his autobiography Things I Carry Around, family life linking in with music and more.

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Country music legend John Williamson on inspiration, ‘Crossover Country’ & more

November 2, 2016

Mallory interviews Victorian country music legend John Williamson during the Deni Ute Muster in NSW to talk about song inspiration, longevity and utes.

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Busby Marou on their 2016 Deni Ute Muster debut & new music in the pipeline

November 1, 2016

While up at the 2016 Deni Ute Muster, Mallory sat down with Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, also known as Busby Marou to talk babies, parties and celebrities.

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Shannon Noll chats new music with the AU at the 2016 Deni Ute Muster

October 31, 2016

While at the 2016 Deni Ute Muster, Mallory sat down with bonafide Australian icon Shannon Noll to chat new music, including new single “Who I Am”, his visit to the Ute Muster this year and more.

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Picturesque views and a rich history shine in a day in Deniliquin, NSW

October 28, 2016

Deniliquin (known locally as “Deni”) is known for two things: Utes and the iconic event, the Deni Ute Muster. I asked some of the locals what there is to do in town and they all came back with the same answer – nothing. But Deni’s charms lies in its picturesque views and rich history. There […]

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We hop across the Murray River for a day in Wodonga, VIC

October 26, 2016

Often over-shadowed by its NSW counterpart, Wodonga and its surrounds are an absolute day-trip must with a lot to offer! With a population of over 35,000 people, Wodonga sits on the Victorian side of the Murray River. Whether you stay in town or nearby, there’s a lot to do and see – if you’re willing […]

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Casey Barnes on earning his stripes in the Australian country music industry & more

October 25, 2016

Casey Barnes is one of Australia’s most prominent country music artists. The father of two had had an impressive career already, having played alongside Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams and just recently, Lady Antebellum. He recently released his third album, Live as One, along with the single of the same name – an important song about […]

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A Day in Albury, NSW: A regional city with a lot of heart and a lot to offer

October 25, 2016

Upon arrival, you’d be fooled into thinking there’s not much to do and see in Albury. There’s a lot of heart in a city like Albury – it has that same regional sense of community and togetherness but still has the feel of a tiny metropolitan city. With a population of over 45,000 people – […]

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Festival Review: The 2016 Deni Ute Muster brings in stomper crowds for another huge year

October 19, 2016

Opening in 1999 to bring tourism to the small country town of Deniliquin, New South Wales, the ,concluded September and kicked off October with a bang! Although, as it was wet and muddy throughout the whole weekend – that bang may have been the crack of thunder, we just can’t be too sure … A […]

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Damien Leith (Sydney) talks rare songs, untold stories and writing with Travis Collins.

October 18, 2016

In 2006, Damien Leith won over our hearts, becoming the fourth winner of Australia Idol. Now, ten years on, he’s hitting the road sharing untold stories, singing rare songs and meeting the fans on his intimate and acoustic, The Winner’s Journey – 10th Anniversary Tour. Hi Damien. Last time we spoke, you were about to […]

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Lisa Mitchell on country town upbringings, cats and Warriors

October 12, 2016

Lisa Mitchell wowed us on Australian Idol at the tender age of 16. Now ten years later, she’s about to release her third album Warriors – a inspired and a reflection on her younger years. I sat down with Lisa and spoke about cats, growing up and country towns.

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Tom Wolfe (Tasmania) & Troy Kemp (Sydney) on This Crazy Life, defining country music and country comradery

October 12, 2016

On the road This Crazy Life tour – I spoke with Tom Wolfe who is headlining with his band The Wolfe Brothers, with the release of their self-titled ARIA-nominated album and Troy Kemp (one half of the award-winning duo, McAlister Kemp and now making a name for himself with his recently released debut solo album, Against the Grain) about […]

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Album Review: Travis Collins – Hard Light (2016 LP)

September 1, 2016

Travis Collins has come a long way since taking the prize of Toyota Star Maker Quest (a competition that has kick started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, and James Blundell to name a few). Now, twelve years later, Travis has released his fifth album, Hard Light. Delving into loss, love, courage – it […]

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Pete Murray (QLD) on performing in different locations, surfing, new music and more

May 9, 2016

Australian singer-songwriter, Pete Murray is about to hit the road, or hop a plane more specifically, for Surf Music in Paradise – a unique concert experience combining music, sun and surf in the beautiful Maldives. Currently hard at work on his fifth album; I spoke to Pete about exotic locations, surfing, new music and touring […]

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Anthony Callea (VIC) on Surfers Paradise LIVE, Mother’s Day and the Jungle

May 5, 2016

It’s been a big year for Anthony Callea, the ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter proved his tenacity in this year’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, placing fourth, after six grueling weeks in the African jungle. Currently splitting his time between LA and Melbourne alongside his actor husband Tim Campbell, he returns to […]

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Harrison Craig (VIC) on the new record, Mother’s Day, Josh Groban and all things Disney

May 4, 2016

Harrison Craig, the winner of the second series of The Voice, is one of the top performers set to perform Surfers Paradise LIVE – a free three-day musical event celebrating a diversity of genres on the Gold Coast – it really is set to be something spectacular. Currently hard at work on his third studio […]

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Matt Cornell (Sydney) on Texas, tattoos, musical influences and the future of the Outlaws!

March 23, 2016

Matt Cornell is an singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and one fifth of Adam Brand and the Outlaws. Having just released his new single “Feels Like Yesterday”, off his 2014 self-titled album, I spoke to Matt about Texas, tattoos, musical influences, growing up in a showbiz family, and the future of the Outlaws.

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Damien Leith (Sydney) talks Roy Orbison and travel 10 years on from Australian Idol

February 26, 2016

Damien Leith has had a busy decade since taking out the title of Australian Idol. He’s recorded eight studio albums, written two books, and penned a one-man cabaret. This April marks what would have been Roy Orbison‘s 80th birthday, to celebrate Damien reprises his successful Roy – A Tribute to Roy Orbison tour!

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Tim Draxl (NSW) on travel, Molly, and his new stage show Once Upon Another Time.

February 17, 2016

Tim Draxl has been enchanting audiences both onscreen, for his roles in A Few Best Men, Swimming Upstream, A Place To Call Home and the new tele-movie, Molly – as well as on stage, with his one man shows, Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey and Cabaret, since the tender age of 16. Now at […]

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Adam Brand on mischief, new sounds and we play a little game of ‘Which Outlaw would and why?’

February 12, 2016

There’s a new country supergroup in town – and they’re called the Outlaws. Well, Adam Brand and The Outlaws, to be correct. Made up of Brand, Travis Collins, Matt Cornell, Drew McAlister (of McAlister Kemp fame) and Mike Carr (the creative genius behind musical comedy character, Buddy Goode), they’ve been stirring up trouble all over […]

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Live Review: Adam Lambert + Melanie Martinez – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (26.01.16)

February 2, 2016

I find Adam Lambert so incredibly sexy. I know that’s a weird way to start a review, but it’s true. So what does one do when they spend two hours at The Original High concert wanting to rip the star’s clothes off? You hold onto your ovaries and realise what an incredible singer and, surprisingly, […]

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Album Review: David Campbell – The Essential (2015 LP)

October 15, 2015

Singer, performer, television presenter and all around nice guy – is there anything David Campbell can’t do? David returns with his tenth (can you believe it?!) album The Essential – and it’s just that. I’m always curious as to who these kinds of albums are supposed to be marketed at. Are they made for the […]

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Album Review: Normie Rowe – Frenzy! The 50th Anniversary Collection (2015 LP)

July 23, 2015

There’s two ways you can look at an album like Frenzy! The 50th Anniversary Collection when you plan to review it – either as an album for fans of Normie Rowe‘s music or as an opportunity to expand his music base. Whichever way you look at it, he’s music royalty with an amazing career behind […]

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Album Review: Jasmine Rae – Heartbeat (2015 LP)

July 21, 2015

Jasmine Rae has accomplished a lot in her career since taking out the top prize at Telstra Road to Tamworth in 2008. As a fan of the three-time ARIA-nominated and two-time CMC Music Award winner’s previous albums; Look It Up, Listen Here and If I Want To respectfully, I was excited to hear the new […]

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