Author: Mallory Arbour

Album Review: Adam Lambert – The Original High (2015 LP)

July 17, 2015

Adam Lambert, the runner-up for the eighth season of American Idol, returns; following the success for his first two albums For Your Entertainment and Trespassing and now, the commercial success of his latest single “Ghost Town”. I take a listen to his third album The Original High.

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Album Review: Josh Groban – Stages (2015 LP)

June 23, 2015

Josh Groban has already proven himself as a capable theatre performer, playing Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess at the legendary Royal Albert Hall along with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the West End Chorus. So perhaps it’s of little surprise that Stages, his seventh album, is full of songs from the world of musical theatre. It’s […]

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the AU Interview: Karise Eden (NSW) on music, babies, charity and reality television

June 17, 2015

Karise Eden first entered the music scene when she won The Voice back in 2012. After a break from the industry, Karise is back with her album Things I’ve Done, and is on the road again bringing her music and new baby with her.

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the AU Interview: Normie Rowe (VIC) on music, fans and the importance of reality television

June 6, 2015

To celebrate fifty years since the release of “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, Normie Rowe brings FRENZY! – The 50th Anniversary Collection. The new album features 30 of his hits from 1965-1968 remastered for 2015. I spoke to Normie before he hits the road again for his album launch dates – which kick off today!

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Interview: Ryan Fogwell and Tavis Cunningham on the musical Chess

May 21, 2015

It’s hard to describe Chess, the musical composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA with lyrics by Tim Rice, with its intricate plot, complex characters and multitudinous themes of love, politics and war – one really has to see it to experience it. With such well known songs as “Anthem” and “One Night […]

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the AU Interview: Patrizio Buanne (Italy) on Australia, languages, fans and 2015

May 13, 2015

Italian singer Patrizio Buanne is currently in Australia promoting his new album Viva La Dolce Vita featuring songs in his native-Italian, Spanish and English including the Tom Jones classic “Help Yourself”. I spoke to Patrizio about languages, Australia, fans and what is next for 2015 …

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Album Review: Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (2015 LP)

May 12, 2015

Before I get to my thoughts on the album I firstly want to say that even though I’ve never found lead singer/guitarist Zac Brown to be a handsome man and I often don’t say this, but I love the cover art and dare I say, he even looks a bit powerful and attractive on the […]

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the AU interview: Jasmine Rae (VIC) on zombies, cake, duets and ‘Heartbeat’.

May 11, 2015

Three time ARIA nominated, CMA International Award winner and two time CMC Music Award winner Jasmine Rae is set to release her 4th album titled Heartbeat on May 15th. The single, of the same name, has already reached number #1 on the Australian country music charts. I sat down with Jasmine to chat about zombies, […]

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the AU Interview: Brooke McClymont of The McClymonts (NSW) on songwriting, family and being on the road

April 27, 2015

Brooke McClymont is one third of the award-winning country trio, The McClymonts along with her two sisters Sam and Mollie. Currently on their Forever Begins Tonight tour and promoting their fourth studio album Here’s To You & I, Brooke speaks to us about song writing, keeping it in the family and being on the road.

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the AU Interview: Reece Mastin (Adelaide) talks new sounds, wild fans and going international

April 16, 2015

Reece Mastin was only 16 years old when he stole Australia’s heart taking out the third The X Factor series win back in 2011. After two best-selling albums, the now 20-year-old returns with his brand new EP Rebel and the Reason and a single of the same name already hitting up the charts. We chat […]

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the AU interview: Damien Leith on recording the new album, song choice, and collaborations

March 20, 2015

Damien Leith first came onto our radar taking out the title of Australian Idol back in 2006. It’s been almost a decade since – and this ARIA-winner sure has been busy recording a total of 7 studio albums and publishing 2 novels. This month saw Damien release his 8th studio album Songs From Ireland – […]

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Interview: Illusionist Cosentino (Melbourne) on cultural differences, performance mishaps and more!

March 12, 2015

Having been awarded the prestigious honour of being named Magician of the Year in 2013 by the International Magicians Society, New York (the International Merlin award) and with 4 prime-time specials under his belt having aired in over 40 countries; Australia’s favourite performer Cosentino returns with his new live show Twisted Reality – which promises […]

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the AU interview: Leo Sayer (UK) on touring, DJs, and the importance of powerful songwriting

March 11, 2015

Leo Sayer has a career that has spanned over four decades. He’s written for artists such as Roger Daltrey, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner, and had numerous classic hits such as the Grammy Award winning “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, “When I Need You” and “More Than I Can Say”. With the new tour […]

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Album Review: Damien Leith – Songs From Ireland (2015 LP)

March 9, 2015

It’s almost been 10 years since Damien Leith won our hearts winning Australian Idol in 2006. Since then, the ARIA award winning artist has released 2 novels and 7 albums, and in March 2015, is set to release Songs From Ireland – a celebratory nod to his musical homeland.

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the AU interview: Adam Brand (Perth) on Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, fans and plans for 2015!

March 9, 2015

Adam Brand is one of Australia’s most loved and recognizable country music artists. The 12-time Golden Guitar winner is heading to Thredbo to headline the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival this month. I spoke to Adam about set lists, fan moments and what more we can expect in 2015.

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the AU interview: Morgan Evans (Sydney) talks Thredbo, fans, award shows & new music

March 4, 2015

CMC Award winner, Morgan Evans is playing at the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival this March. 2014 was a stellar year for Morgan, and 2015 is set to be even bigger and better. Mallory spoke to the musician about Thredbo, fans, award shows and new music. I hear you’re going to be performing at the […]

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the AU interview: Craig Heath (Melbourne) on Nashville, influences and his upcoming album

March 3, 2015

Veteran front-man of rock-group Velvet City, Craig Heath is set to release his first solo single off his recently launched own label, Global Records this March. The single “All Because of You” is co-written by Craig with country-music superstar Keith Urban and Monty Powell. The song features vocals by Rick Springfield who is best known […]

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Album Review: Damian Cowell – Disco Machine (2015 LP)

February 21, 2015

Upon first listen of Damian Cowell’s crowd-funded new album Disco Machine, I didn’t think that there was enough drugs in the world to prepare me for what I was about to hear – but in essence, at its core, it’s a smart, satiric blend of comedy and disco.

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Album Review: Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (2015 LP)

February 21, 2015

For an album titled Old Boots, New Dirt, you’d expect a classic country album about boots, hats and horses, but award-winning country music superstar Jason Aldean’s Australian debut is a mix of rock-pop with a country twang that makes you want to get up and dance.

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the AU interview: Tobin Esperance from Papa Roach (California) talks about their latest album F.E.A.R., connecting with fans, musical influences and Soundwave!

February 14, 2015

This year’s Soundwave festival sees US rock-band Papa Roach make their triumphant return to Australia after a 13 year absence. I spoke with bassist, Tobin Esperance about their latest album F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Rise), connecting with fans through music, musical influences and what fans can expect from their Aussie shows.

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