Profile: Jonathan Dimond & The Jewel Of India

Words: Matt Innes The journey of multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Dimond has taken him from his hometown of Brisbane to Boston and the far reaches of India in pursuit of a beautiful musical union. Commanding control of the six-string electric bass, trombone and tabla, Jonathan has brought together his foundations in Western classical and jazz with the…

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WATCH: MADCAP TV On The Big Stage!

As Vika Bull prepares to take ‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ to the UK for the first time, MADCAP TV caught up with the sensational Vika for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the breathtaking show. Filmed right on the stage in QPAC’s Concert Hall, reporter Jesse Chaffey interviews star Vika Bull, as well as…

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Fonke Knomaads: In Hip Hop We Trust

By: Matt Innes For years, John TeOp Riley struggled to reconcile his creative passion for hip hop with his deep, yet often-conflicting, Christian beliefs. As lyricist and MC for Fonke Knomaads, Riley, along with John ‘DJ Soup’ Blake, blazed a pioneering trail for Aussie hip hop in the early 90s. Combining Soup’s skilfully crafted loops…

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Ollie Teeba: Order Up!

By: Matt Innes After 20 years creating visionary, jazz- and funk-infused hip hop with groups such as The Herbaliser and Soundsci, English DJ/producer Ollie Teeba released his first solo album, ‘Short Order’ in 2015. Speaking from his home in the UK, Ollie explains how the record encapsulates what is considered by many to be the…

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