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Hank Marvin


Hank Marvin Amplifiers and some history There has already been heaps written and published about Hank Marvin. Based in Perth Western Australia for the last thirty odd years and a lifetime of smash hits we just thought our readers may be interested in some of the great articles published about Hank. The following snippet can […]

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David Hasslehoff

David Hasselhoff

I just came across photo from the 80’s with The Hoff. This was a spoof shot taken in 1986, soon after The Hoff arrived in Auckland to record the album, “Lovin’ Feelings”. Bruce Lynch was the producer and David H was taken to Bruce’s home for pre-production session with a handful of musicians. David knew […]

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Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Paul Nairn

Paul Nairn and the Phantom Quartet Alberto Santerelli, Frank Gibson and Phil Broadhurst. August 2nd Paul Nairn’s Phantom Quartet will be entertaining you with some serious straight ahead jazz that will hopefully find joyful, and exciting. The quartet will be playing the music of Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Charles Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Cedar […]

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When should I change guitar strings?

change guitar strings

Changing Guitar Strings. There are no set rules, since the answer depends on how often you play, how long you play, how hard you play, and perhaps most important, how your strings react to your body chemistry. Some players change their strings on a regular schedule whether they need to or not, just to be […]

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Leo Sayer and Lulu

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer and Lulu in Concert. On a miserable wet Sunday night in Auckland, on 26th June, 2016 at Civic Theatre in Auckland, I went along to see a couple of singers from a bygone era perform a clutch of old songs for a mostly middle-aged audience. One of the prime motivators for checking them […]

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Montreux Jazz Festival

montreux Jazz Festival

Memorabilia at Montreux Jazz Festival Anyone visiting Switzerland in July 2016 should not miss this great opportunity at Montreux, home of the montreux Jazz Festival. For the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival, Galartis invites you to discover Montreux Music Memorabilia, an exhibition-auction on the theme of music and arts, July 2-8 2016 at Casino Barrière Montreux. […]

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Mike Walker Trio

Ray Woolf

Ray Woolf and the Mike Walker Trio. Here is a review of last years special concert with Ray Woolf and the Mike Walker Trio written by Bill Belton. Ray Woolf with The Mike Walker Trio Auckland Jazz and Blues Club PT Chev RSA I’m still buzzing from a night of great music, mostly standards, all […]

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James Street


James Street is a medical doctor living and working in Boston USA. James originally from the UK is one amazing musician and in his spare time creates very entertaining renditions of great songs. He has all the good gear, including a TVS3 capable of producing the old echoes used by Hank Marvin of “Shadows” fame […]

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Chris Parkinson

Chris Parkinson broadcaster. What is normal? Is there a part of humanity that is classified as normal? Or are we all individuals? Maybe look at it from another angle, are we meant to be normal? If so what is normal? These are questions we have been asking each other for years. Over time society has […]

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