Every year the music students at North Metropolitan TAFE put together and release a compilation CD showcasing the talent and diversity of the performance students, with 2017 being the second in Richmond Street Records’ Dissolved series. Bob Gordon checks in with one of the featured students, singer/songwriter, Anthony Lloyd.
Music called to Anthony Lloyd as a youngster, but he almost didn’t hear it at first.
Pic: Steve Worner
“The best thing about writing and singing soul music is that it has heart, and sometimes these days people try to get caught up with being intelligent, clever and witty with their lyrics, and I don’t possess any of those skills, but what I do possess is to be honest and to be true.”
– Odette Mercy
Yomi Ship harbour all the most interesting of the descriptives that come after the musical catch-all that is ‘rock’.
Instrumental, experimental, art, psychedelic, post and progressive – they are all these and more in spades, but brothers Nick Osborne (drums) and Jarred Osborne (drums) grew up in a musical family founded on some straight up rock’n’roll traditions. As young as 13 they were playing hard rock covers and originals at community festivals and Royal Shows, but evolution was afoot.
BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN – November 10-12, 2017
Review & photography by Shane Pinnegar
We’re back in Bridgetown for our annual pilgrimage to The Blues. A scant three-hour drive South of Perth, this idyllic location this year hosts the TWENTY-FIFTH edition of their iconic festival: a uniquely not-for-profit, volunteer-run event attracting far too many cool musicians to spend a moment longer than necessary relaxing after driving through the glorious 33ºC spring heat.