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Sep
22
2013

Ute Lemper: The Complete 2013 Interview

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I spoke Ute Lemper, the modern queen – some would say goddess! – of cabaret, on the eve of her 2013 Australian tour… John Shand: How did the Pablo Nerua project come about? Ute Lemper: After having done this Bukowsky project, where I set the Bukowsky poetry to music I was looking for something else […]

Jul
12
2013

A Bad Case of The Pinks

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You can tell they don’t take themselves too seriously just from the name: The Pinks. It’s a cute sidestep around the dodgy old argument about whether white boys could play the blues. It is also what seven of Australia’s top rock, jazz, blues and country musicians do when they just want to have fun. Assembled […]

Jun
23
2013

Primal, please – Barb Jungr

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It’s not exactly what the how-to-interview-musicians handbook recommends, but I’ve just suggested to Barb Jungr that her concerts are better than her albums. Ever so politely, you understand, and I knew that Jungr (pronounced “younger) is too nice to hang up on me. My point was that on disc the British singer is often a […]