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So far BASEQ Editor has created 18 blog entries.

A local band to watch out for – Shade Hadie (formerly Writers Tongue)

So your humble BASEQ editor stumbled upon a group of four very young musicians who left me impressed. It wasn't their youth, it wasn't the use of vintage high powered guitar amplifiers played at a very comfortable volume but just dripping with tone. It wasn't really even the choice of material they were playing. Michael Georgas (Bass), Peter Donaghy (Drums), Oskar Thaw (Guitar), Buddy Moyes (Guitar, Vocals and Harmonica), It was the feel of that material. It was the musical communication between the members [...]

By |2023-09-26T15:24:43+10:00September 26th, 2023|(default), News, Reviews and Events|

The four LP’s that introduced me to the Blues

By Robin Jones, BASEQ President In about 1972, when I was 14, an older friend, who had been to university and played harp with a uni band called Climax Chicago, started going on about “the Blues”. To give me an idea of what he was talking about he produced three LP’s from his smallish collection. When ever at his place we listened to these three records almost constantly.  Although I was not that aware of it at the time these three LP’s and one other, would [...]

By |2023-02-23T00:02:43+10:00February 23rd, 2023|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Azure Blue CD Review

Azure Blue CD by Craig Claxton CD Review by Tracey Hammell Craig Claxton made excellent use of his time in lockdown during the shift into the “new normal” by writing and recording his first solo album, Azure Blue. Craig Claxton and his fabulous rhythm section ... sometimes known as The Barbarians at the Azure Blue Album preview. L-R Craig Claxton (guitar & vox), John Postlethwaite (dums), Kevin Howard (bass), Brendan St Ledger (keyboards). "It was so much fun to do ... I [...]

By |2021-05-12T18:01:50+10:00May 12th, 2021|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest 2020 – The Show Must Go On!

Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest 2020 - The Show Must Go On! Story by Tracey Hammell Jimmy Budgen, Festival Director, Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest. Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest is the first music festival to be successfully awarded the COVID Clean Practicing Business Program certification and given the green light to go ahead this September, paving the way for other festivals to follow!  With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, you may well be wondering how this magically came about. Well, [...]

By |2020-06-19T18:54:58+10:00June 18th, 2020|The Groove|

Golden Girl Hayley Marsten at Tamworth 2020

Story by Tracey Hammell Hayley Marsten at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020 (pic courtesy Brett Clarke Photography). This year’s Golden Guitar Awards at Tamworth in NSW was abuzz with glamour, colour and excitement. Yes, there were cowboy hats and Cuban heeled boots. There were also neon jumpsuits and the highest of stilettos, and a modern take on Linda Ronstadt’s denim cut-offs. The music was fun and vibrant, and everywhere people were just enjoying themselves. What I noticed most about this town though was its [...]

By |2020-02-04T18:02:24+10:00February 3rd, 2020|The Groove|