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  • Pseudo Echo Still A Crowd Favourite

    Pseudo Echo Still A Crowd Favourite

    Words by JACQUI JAMES IN 1986 PSEUDO Echo burst to Number 1 in Australia with their new-wave electronic pop sound with their version of “Funky Town. The following year the dance-filler single hit Number 1 in New Zealand and Canada,...
  • REVIEW: Monterey – The Milk Carton Kids

    REVIEW: Monterey – The Milk Carton Kids

    WORDS BY Jacqui James THIS ALBUM IS a real pleasure. In an era of heavy production and looped instruments, The Milk Carton Kids use just acoustic guitar and their gorgeous, harmonious vocals on Monterey.
  • Gigs ‘n Interviews’ Undiscovered Find – The Angelic Evangeline

    Gigs ‘n Interviews’ Undiscovered Find – The Angelic Evangeline

    WORDS BY Jacqui James NINETEEN YEAR-OLD Victorian singer/songwriter Evangeline is about to release her latest single “CHEMICVL”.  Unlike most singles that are released, “CHEMICVL” tackles tough subjects including overdosing on drugs, depression and suicide, things Evangeline has personally experienced previously....
  • Chocolate Starfish Return To Give Rockin’ Gigs

    Chocolate Starfish Return To Give Rockin’ Gigs

    WORDS BY Jacqui James IF YOU WENT to Melbourne’s Pure Gold Live on Friday or Saturday night you were treated to a phenomenal line-up of twelve Aussie acts in four hours! It reminded us of the “olden days” where we...
  • REVIEW: Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes

    REVIEW: Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes

    WORDS BY Jacqui James SOUND & COLOR ALABAMA SHAKES ARE YOU ALREADY missing summer? Sound & Color might be just what you need. It’s a good substitute to put you back into a fun-loving, carefree mood. The opening title track...
  • Leo Sayer Still Has A Zest For Life At 60

    Leo Sayer Still Has A Zest For Life At 60

    WORDS BY Jacqui James LEO SAYER HAS still the work ethic “the show must go on” as he celebrates his 60th birthday in 2015. As well as releasing his latest album Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow, on Saturday he’s wrapping up...
  • “I’m just a guy with a guitar and a story to tell” – Dean Ray

    “I’m just a guy with a guitar and a story to tell” – Dean Ray

    WORDS BY Jacqui James MR DEAN RAY confidently strut onto the X Factor 2014 audition stage with his acoustic guitar in front of judges who had previously said they wanted to find someone different! When Dean began playing his cover...
  • Mahalia Barnes Releases Her Raunchy Side

    Mahalia Barnes Releases Her Raunchy Side

    WORDS BY Jacqui James BETTY DAVIS WAS one sexy and raunchy artists of the 60’s and 70’s. Her lyrics were full of sexual references, some of her songs were boycotted by radio stations due to religious groups. Listening to the...
  • Diesel – “Grown In To My Skin”

    Diesel – “Grown In To My Skin”

    WORDS BY Jacqui James I FEEL EXTREMELY privileged to be able to interview artists and bands from all around the world. It’s what I love. Afterall when you love what you do it makes those challenging days easier.
  • The Homegrown Motown Kings Of Vegas Human Nature

    The Homegrown Motown Kings Of Vegas Human Nature

      WORDS BY Jacqui James   THERE’S NO DOUBT that Human Nature are the perfect definition of a success story! Within their twenty-five years together, they have had quadruple-platinum selling albums here in Australia and two successful long-running Motown shows...

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