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Brenton Foster: ” I’m drawn by singable melodies and sweet chord progressions with a groove”

Brenton Foster: ” I’m drawn by singable melodies and sweet chord progressions with a groove”

"The internet has made the world really small. 'Two Cities' could really be called 'Three Continents' (maybe doesn’t have the same ring to it), because it was made all over the world. It was written and recorded in Australia and America, mixed in Australia, mastered in England and manufactured in Germany." Read More »

Matthew Sheens: “I get bored easily and rely on things outside my experience to shape my music”

Matthew Sheens: “I get bored easily and rely on things outside my experience to shape my music”

"Half of 'Cloud Appreciation Day' was written before a friend died suddenly and completed after the event, so there is a bipolar quality to it. Almost every track has a distressing background, but it doesn't always make the music depressing. In some cases, the reaction was to write more uplifting sounding music". Read More »

Erica Bramham:  ” I love working with words”

Erica Bramham: ” I love working with words”

"While studying jazz at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, this made me feel quite inadequate, but there was a point when I stopped comparing myself to all the great bebop singers and embraced my own way of making and enjoying music". Read More »

Nick Mulder: “I’ve absolutely loved co-leading the Mulder/Pulford nonet”

Nick Mulder: “I’ve absolutely loved co-leading the Mulder/Pulford nonet”

"We decided to record this performance because we felt it was a good time to document the work we've done so far, and also because the musicians are so good. We've been very lucky in Melbourne to have worked with great players; it's a great privilege to have your music played by such fantastic musicians". Read More »

Scott Tinkler: “I’ll keep laughing whenever I can”

Scott Tinkler: “I’ll keep laughing whenever I can”

"As far as music goes, I reckon I sound like me, and no one else, that's really what I feel good about. I have a long way to go still, plenty more to explore and learn, but having your own sound and being recognised by it is surely what I feel is most important, other than not sounding like shit. " Read More »

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

“When you’re playing with someone you admire, you might be worried if they’re enjoying what you’re playing - or if you might not live up to their expectations”. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »