Dezzie D and the Stingrays – So much good music to choose from.

Dezzie D and the Stingrayz at Coolie Rocks On Editor's note: For an experienced band leader and lead singer, there are literally thousands of songs they could choose to put in their setlist. So, how does one choose? What's the deciding factor? With Dezzie D and the Stingrayz playing Sunday Feb 25 at the Royal Mail, Goodna, as the feature host band for the 2024 restart of the BASEQ jams, I reached out to Dezzie D and asked her about what the criteria was for [...]

By |2024-02-23T10:09:27+10:00February 22nd, 2024|(default), The Groove|

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|

Review of River Heads Rocks Festival 2022.

Review and photos by Donna Hourigan An easy three and a half hour drive north of Brisbane brings you to the gates of Fraser Coast RV Park, the site of a new and exciting music calendar event, the ‘River Heads Rocks Festival’. Think early Mitchell Creek Rock ’n' Blues Fest, intimate, community driven, committed to supporting local artists and the discovery of new talent. The festival first launched in 2021 with a lineup featuring EightBall Aitken, The Rolling Stones Experience and The Miz Bully Band. June [...]

By |2022-08-26T10:59:40+10:00August 17th, 2022|(default)|

More Bunyips On The Loose (Part 2 of a sort of series).

The Bunyip Guitars Story continued. Bunyip guitars were displayed at Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020, and we plan to return in 2023.  Covid having made horrible inroads in the in between years.  The return has been in planning for some time including discussions with the Oxley Bowling Club and a group of associates.  Anyone who is going to Tamworth please be in touch as there are possibilities being given to me for paying gigs down there at the time. Bunyip Guitars Stall at Tamworth [...]

By |2022-07-24T21:50:29+10:00July 24th, 2022|(default)|

Bunyip Guitars – Home Grown monsters!

(Editor note: Local luthier Scoey gave a quick run down on the innovative guitars he is producing. These aren't fairy stories... Scoey writes, as only he can in his colourful turn of phrase...). I was having a yarn with the BASEQ editor the other day at BASEQ jam and he said I should put some things about Bunyip guitars on paper for post hole digging's sake or something like that. So very briefly.  I worked for Fender and then Gibson last century before wandering off to become a [...]

By |2022-06-24T18:57:42+10:00June 24th, 2022|(default)|