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Back In The Day … Keith “Stretch” Kerwin Remembers.

Hi Folks, this is basically the remnants of memories about the early days of the Brisbane music scene from individual personal perspectives .. and for all  intents and purposes concentrating more towards the 'Blues' scenario. My name's Keith Kerwin but possibly more Sanctuary - L-R Mal Logan, Barry Sullivan, Keith "Stretch" Kerwin and Adrian Payne [drums] well known via my nickname 'Stretch'. I was born and raised in Coorparoo, Brisbane, in May, 1949 ... so that makes me approaching my 72nd birthday. I'm the youngest [...]

By |2021-02-24T02:28:39+10:00February 24th, 2021|Back In The Day, The Groove|

Back in the Day… Introduction by Mick Power

Welcome to a new series titled “Back In The Day” as we go down memory lane in Brisbane, North / South Coast regions and give us some unusual info that happened in the day, covering from 1950 – to say 1980’s. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Mick Power and I am one third of “The GrooveMasters”.  I grew up in Brisbane and from the mid 60’s I was involved in the music business here in South East Qld and in [...]

By |2021-02-24T01:55:09+10:00February 24th, 2021|Back In The Day, The Groove|

Hot Days for Scorching Dezzie D and the Stingrays

Dezzie D and the Stingrays are just about to drop another new release, full of danceable and interesting swing and jump blues tunes. But how did that happen? Congrats on your second release. The "followup" seems to be the hardest for artists to be satisfied with, while debut releases have been years in the gestation.   Are these originals or reinterpretations of classics? Was there a theme or common ideas running through the songs? The process of selecting songs to make the cut for our second album was [...]

By |2020-12-02T16:06:22+10:00December 2nd, 2020|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Radio Radio – Shaun “Blues With a Feeling” Bindley interview

(Part 1 of a series). Shaun Bindley has been producing the blues radio program "Blues With a Feeling" for 27 years. Here he discusses how this came to be, why he supports community radio, some of the up, downs and what he looks for. BB - Thanks Shakey Shaun for taking the time. Can I start with what motivates and drives you to be part of community radio? SB - I love to make a connection with listeners and being part of such a ground breaking [...]

By |2020-12-02T15:16:57+10:00December 2nd, 2020|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

New Release: Lucky Lips bring good fortune and a new Turnaround

Lucky Lips ready for their Turnaround Donna Hourigan and band have a followup to their debut EP, Talk the Talk. I had the opportunity to throw some questions to Donna about the new recording and how it all came about. Congrats on your second release. The "followup" seems to be the hardest for artists to be satisfied with, while debut releases have been years in the gestation. Was there a theme or common ideas running through the songs? As with our debut EP, Talk [...]

By |2020-12-04T21:07:48+10:00November 10th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|