Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’
Remembering Renée Geyer
Renowned Australian singer Renée Geyer has passed away, aged 69. Renée died after complications following hip surgery. She was suffering from inoperable lung cancer. Mushroom Group released a statement lauding Renee’s incredible career and the legacy she created as one of Australia’s finest soul and jazz singers. “Renée lived her life as she performed –…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Live Review: ‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ @ QPAC 19 Nov
Either Etta James has come back to life or Vika Bull is just that damn good. That’s the only sane conclusion I could come to after seeing her in ‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ at QPAC on Saturday night (19 Nov). Dressed in simple black and backed by the seven-piece Essential R&B Band,…Read More
Artists Interview: Vika Bull ‘At Last – The Etta James Story’
Words: Matt Innes Few artists will ever leave a legacy like that of soul and blues legend Etta James. ‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ is a musical tribute to an artist who didn’t just sing the blues, she lived them. Australian singer Vika Bull takes on the titular role for the production which…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More