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BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE! The Professor chats with George Washingmachine who is doing two shows, one at Pigeon Lane and one at Gang Gang Gallery, and then with Staev Balbi who is fronting Mi-Sex at the Baroque Room.  George has had a vast and varied career in the entertainment business, as a musician, actor, and comedian. As a child he trained for 7 years as a classical violinist, however, left all that behind when he formed his rhythm & blues band, The Dead Wringers in which he played guitar and sang. Stephen Vert Balbi is an Australian musician and record producer. He was the founding bass guitarist in pub rockers, Noiseworks in 1986 and formed a psychedelic pop group and production duo, Electric Hippies in 1993 with fellow Noiseworks member, Justin Stanley. He joined Mi-Sex in 2011. --- Send in a voice message:
SOUNDS OF OUR TOWNS VOL. 2 IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS The professor talks to Bands Trash Baby and PYLOT'S EYE who are both playing at the Blue Mountains Theatre to showcase local bands on the stage Friday 29th April.t. Vol 2. Friday, April 29 • Trash Baby • PILOTS EYE • Large Mirage Listen to Blue Mountains Live on RBM89.1FM on Thursdays for Interviews with band members from 7 pm. Blue Mountains Theatre partners with Retro Rehash this April to present Sounds of our Towns - Mountains Getdown – two all-ages events at the Blue Mountains Theatre. --- Send in a voice message:
BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE DIESEL and PAINT JOB! The Professor interviews DIESEL who is on a solo tour promoting his 'Alone with Blues' album at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub SATURDAY 23 APRIL 8 PM – 10 PM. After that, the Professor chats with the local band 'Paint Job' about their upcoming support for Mi-Sex at the Baroque Room on the 7th of May and thier recently released EP 'PAint Job'. Tune in every Thursday at 7 pm to an action-packed episode of Blue Mountains Live on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM. Check it out at RBM 89.1FM, stream from or utilise a radio app. **************** MEDIA RELEASE ************* DIESEL NEW ALBUM ALONE WITH BLUES OUT NOW + TOUR ON SALE NOW Today, Diesel (Mark Lizotte) releases his new album, Alone With Blues. A collection of blues classics and rarities, Alone With Blues sees Mark pay tribute to giants like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Sam Cooke, Leadbelly, and Magic Sam. For Diesel, the blues are never far away. From solo hits ‘Come To Me’ to ‘Days Like These’ and back to his blues-based 1996 collaboration with Chris Wilson, ‘Short Cool Ones’ and 2009’s ‘Project Blues’, he’s always infused the spirit and the sound into his music. But unlike anything he has released before, every facet of Alone With Blues has been prepped and cooked by Diesel himself. Alone With Blues, contains 11 tracks of veteran virtuosity from the multiple ARIA award-winning singer and guitarist, augmented by double bass, blues harp, cello, percussion and more, all played and recorded solo at Diesel’s own Sydney studio during the 2020 COVID go-slow. What began of necessity offered its own challenges: how to best record music that you’ve always considered a collaborative artform, namely the blues, when you’re alone? Diesel’s method was to go deep into each song, to capture what’s special and hypnotic about each, and he was hell-bent on getting those subtleties into the grooves. Alone With Blues resonates with memories of the late great Chris Wilson, Diesel’s partner on the Short Cool Ones album, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Both Alone With Blues and Short Cool Ones feature Willie Dixon and Jimmy Reed classics, while the new ‘All Your Love’ is a Magic Sam barnstormer that had been considered for inclusion a quarter of a century ago. Mostly, though, it’s all about the blues harp: “I put a lot of effort into my harmonica playing on this record”, says Diesel, “Chris pushed me to play more harp, which was difficult when I was standing next to him, y'know? But he was always encouraging so what I play on this record, I play for Chris and for Michael Gudinski too, he’s the one that put Chris and I together in the first place.” Another standout element is the supple and rhythmic double bass, used to effect on ‘Work Song’ (Cannonball Adderley) and a haunting version of Sam Cooke’s ‘Lost and Lookin’ – the current single. “Sam is a benchmark singer for me”, says Diesel, “if there's any one person I want to sound like, it's him. His phrasing is insane, immaculate.” With Alone With Blues, Diesel has conjured up one of his most thrilling and affecting albums yet. Fans will see him play tracks from the new album onstage when the Greatest Hits/Alone With Blues Live tour kicks off, you guessed it, after another lockdown! --- Send in a voice message:
THURSDAY 7TH APRIL,2022 ON BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE IT"S ALL ABOUT THE FUNK! Interviews with Boris Hunt and Tubby Wadsworth from K'Town Funky Horns who are appearing at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub for the Sounds of our Towns event as well as Jimmi Carr who is launching his new album 'Flight Cycle' at the Bootlegger on Saturday 9th April 2022. This episode is bursting at the seams with funky goodness! Check it out at RBM 89.1FM, stream from or utilise a radio app. Support your local live music station and support local music! --- Send in a voice message:
ON THURSDAY NIGHT'S BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE The Professor chatted with Willem Robert Hendriksen from Retro Rehash about Blue Mountains Theatre & Retro Rehash present SOUNDS OF OUR TOWNS Mountains Get down, Vol. 1 & 2. FeaturiNG Cammy Cautious and the Wrestlers, Sin Cartera, Funky Horns + special guests, LARGE MIRAGE, Trash Baby & PYLOTS EYE. We chatted about what Willem has done for creative music events in the mountains, and on current ways to support our locals such as the local playlists on his Retro Rehash website. Listen to the podcast about the shows and support local music by liking and sharing. --- Send in a voice message:
With the Bonniedoon duo playing a gig at Hotel Etico and the full band playing the same weekend at the Station Bar in Katoomba, it was time to catch up with the lead vocalist BONNIE COADY. We chatted to her as she was having appointments to do with her next big event, the birth of her expected bub! Says "Bonnie "Love to laugh, joke, socialise, drink, sing and be merry! Family and friends are very important to her, it's no good without them!". Listen to the podcast of the show and like and share! --- Send in a voice message:
John Stuart is a Blue Mountains musician who apart from performing live with many of the local legends also runs Sound Heaven Studios which is the premier boutique recording studio in the Sydney region where he offers music recording, mixing, and mastering services. Production, Recording, Mixing, Mastering Sound Heaven Studios offers the facilities of a large recording studio, but at a small studio price. Our engineers draw on many years of experience in all genres of music. We aren't just button-pushers, but involve ourselves in every project, ensuring that the final recording is the best quality possible. Artists come to our recording studio from all over NSW, seeking our unique blend of production assistance, recording expertise and great rates. Being close to Sydney, our recording studio not only attracts many Sydney-based artists but is in the perfect location for artists who require session players or programmers for their recordings. Some of the artists that have used the studio include Hermitude, Thundamentals, Urthboy, Pugsley Buzzard, Kate Rowe, and Rachel Brady. --- Send in a voice message:
ON THURSDAY NIGHT'S BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE! FEBRUARY 17th on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM. The Professor interviewed Dave Graney & Clare Moore and our very own Meg Benson with a peek at Music Hunter in our music organiser series. Music, interviews, and the best Live gig round-up for miles around! There's lots of safe live music about and we will tell you all about it. Tune in tonight at 6;30 pm. Check it out at RBM 89.1FM, stream from or utilise a radio app. Support your local live music! --- Send in a voice message:
NOTE: WE ARE KICKING OFF 1/2 HR EARLIER at 6:30 PM! Every THURSDAY NIGHT  BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE! Listen to the podcast of our show from Thursday Feb 10th. We had such a big show that we kicked off early! The Professor interviewed CHARITY MIRow (Fusion Boutique) CHRIS CANNELL (Music in the Mountains) RICHARD ‘THE DUCK’ KEEGAN (Australian Music Masters) & AMANDA HANDEL from  CANTO LATINO. Music, interviews, and the best Live gig round-up for miles around! There's lots of safe live music about and we will tell you all about it. Tune in every Thursday on RBM89.1FM Check it out at RBM 89.1FM, stream from or utilise a radio app. Suppert your local live music! --- Send in a voice message:
On BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE this time we have an interview with songwriter/musician Daniel Champagne.  Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 11th December 2021 This amazing talent is back in the Blue Mountains for one show only Saturday 11th December and pre the show he chatted to the Professor exclusively on Blue Mountains Live. There are limited tickets left so get in quick! Pre-sales are discounted and you can use your new ServiceNSW discover vouchers for payment! it’s always great to see Daniel Champagne bring his tour through The Blue Mountains! If you have any friends who love live music please get them to listen tonight and then bring them along, it’s going to be a special evening! Daniel Champagne | Biography The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter, and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional, and hit the road. The following decade saw him release 5 studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe with upwards of 300 shows per year, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela. In early 2020 as the COVID pandemic ground all touring to a halt, Daniel returned to Australia writing music and further honing his craft and will return to international audiences with a swag of new songs and a completely new live show. For fans of guitar, songs or just artistic expression at it’s finest this show is a must-see! --- Send in a voice message:
BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE IS BACK! Blue Mountains Live is where The Professor interviewed Charity Mirow from Fusion Boutique about upcoming gigs in the Blue Mountains and in particular the Oktoberfest show at the Bootlegger Bar being held Saturday 30th October with the band 'The Sauerkrauts'. He also interviewed Deta and Rob Rayner from the band with local drummer Julia Day.  and here's the playlist for you to follow. Blue Mountains Live Playlist 28 Oct 2021 'Fusion Boutique 'Oktoberfest Special' 0:05 The 'Beez Beds Are Burning' (Midnight Oil Cover) 0:10 Julia Day Interview 0:27 Dyson, Stringer & Cloher 'Too Seriously' 0:30 Chrissie Amphlett 'Love in Motion (Icehouse Cover) 0:36 Charity Mirow Interview 0:55 Daniel Champagne 'A Bird of Paradise' 0:58 Kim Churchil 'You're My Window to the Sky' 1:00 Rob Rayner Interview Pt1 1:05 The Beez 'Carouselfie' 1:08 Rob Rayner Interview Pt2 1:13 The Beez 'Lazy' 1:26 The Beez 'Chicken Wings'3 8:26 The Beez 'Chicken Wings' 1:31 End --- Send in a voice message:
On Blue Mountains Live on the 6th of May, The Professor had a chat with Andrew Russell of The Fir Trio in anticipation of their gig at Gang Gang Gallery on Sunday the 9th May from 4:30. Book your seat! Sunday 9th May 4.30-6.30pm THE FIR TRIO & KANIMBLA STRING QUARTET - LIVEatheGALLERY Heads up! It’ll be Mother’s Day, so bring your mum if you want to be her favourite child. THE FIR TRIO – Built around Kristina Frazer’s beautiful voice, the Fir Trio features an eclectic repertoire, loosely billed as jazz.  Swing standards, blues, contemporary songs and originals all have found their way into the trio’s repertoire. Kristina and her gorgeous voice lead veteran sidemen Andrew Ireland (double bass, voice) and Andrew Russell (guitar, voice) through their varied repertoire. Their vocal harmonies are an outstanding feature of the group and their musical sense of humour infuses every performance. --- Send in a voice message:
On Blue Mountains Live March 18 on RBM, ‘Misty Mountain Accord’, which is a folk duo comprised of local musicians Ellie Peterson and Gaines Post, were in the studio playing live and talking about their first-ever gig at ‘On the Soul Side Café’ in the old Hotel Gearin in Katoomba, Sunday 12-1 pm. This marks an exciting return to live music at the Gearin presented by cafe owner Dave Griffiths. For more info on the gig and the new cafe, check out this great article by local lad Corin Shearston on the Shout Out Australia website: Listen to the Podcast and help to promote Live Music everywhere, especially in the mountains. You can listen to and download Ellie Petersons EP Clouds here on BAndcamp: On the Soul Side Cafe Facebook: Blue Mountains Live Website: Blue Mountains Live Facebook: --- Send in a voice message:
On Blue Mountains Live (Thursday 7:30pm RBM89.1FM) we were especially excited to be featuring the new album from Wolf Van Der Made, 'Springtime in the Mountains'. We had in the studio two of the local artists who appear on the album, Skye Evans (bass) and Jonathan Bowman-Yeend (violin). We also rang Wolf in Adelaide, where he was currently in the middle of a backpacking/songwriting working holiday, to talk about the process of making the album. Artists on the album include Skye Evans, Jonathan Bowman-Yeend, George Vargas, Nick Macken, Michael Macken, Kolya Chan, Oli Morley-Sattler, Martin Cooke, Aiden Abby and Stuart Cam. Here is the linkito the album on Bandcamp where you can buy for $10. Please do so and support Blue Mountains Live music https://w --- Send in a voice message:
**TAFENSW MUSIC INDUSTRY COURSE and STEVE BULL (ICEHOUSE)*** For this episode of Blue Mountains Live The Professor was joined by  Steve Bull who is a musician/producer/songwriter who has been living in Katoomba for almost 3 years now. His main gig is with ICEHOUSE ( when they get to play again)  but he also plays with a few other bands in and around Sydney and elsewhere. He talked about his career in music as a performer but also as an Industry Lead with TAFENSW to let everyone know that TAFE are ( finally) offering the Certificate III in Music Industry qualification at the Katoomba Campus starting in February. It is a broad based course that will cover the basics of performance, audio, music technology and the music industry. Have a listen and Enrol Today! You can download the flyer for the course here and also a more detailed information pack here. For course info and enrolment go here --- Send in a voice message:
Blue Mountains Live •••• Special Christmas Eve Show Podcast •••• Blue Mountains Live highlights holiday inspired songs by local Blue Mountains performers on this special Christmas Eve show. After the success of streaming music this year and the joy of having local musicians join us in our living rooms I thought it would be nice to continue this trend on Christmas Eve. This idea became a reality only through the extreme generosity of the local performers who threw themselves into it with a very short time to send me their favourite and original tunes over the last two weeks before Christmas. Hear what they came up with on this episode wich includes performances from Jason Thornton and Andie (Dee), CJ Stranger, Alastair McConnachie (The Blindfolds), Gavin Bowles, Jimmi Carr, Simon Watts, TDB, Skye Evans, Linda Mizzi, Peter Long, Gillian and Eliot (Sideshow Annie), Richard 'The Duck' Keegan and Crow Mountain. --- Send in a voice message:
On this episode of Blue Mountains Live Brad has Live in the studio Jak Housden (The Badloves, The Whitlams) and local artist CJ Stranger who both have recent releases and are both appearing at Pigeon Lane under Gallery188 as part of the Songs & Stories series of shows. CJ played live in the studio. --- Send in a voice message:
EXCLUSIVE! Blue Mountains Live podcast with local artist Gavin Bowles in studio to launch debut album "This Year's Modern" came out on November 20! He'd been brewing it for 18 months with help from his band "The Distractions" (Wesley, Cameron and Simon Bowles). Listen for an exclusive first listen to tracks including the new single and title track "This Year's Modern". Tune in normally on RBM89.1FM at 7:30pm after ARTHouse. --- Send in a voice message:
Based in the music and art rich community of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains of NSW Andre Matkovic of local band Sonori is currently coping with lock down by taking up a role as store manager at Katoomba Music, the regions leading resource for musical instruments. This prolific musician, graphic photo-retoucher and friend of the show brought a long a playlist, some stories and info on how we can cope with being isolated but still creative during the pandemic. We are also briefly joined by good friend pianist Monica Brooks. --- Send in a voice message:
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STATE PODCAST ANNOUNCEMENT! Thursday 3rd Sept, Local Musicians Stuart Cam, originally from Bristol UK, and Allison Oliver discuss their past and future states while in the present they  play their new single 'Autumn' which we discuss on the day of its release! Future State consists of two extremely different and yet complementary individuals. Stuart Cam, originally from Bristol UK, brings musical influences such as Portishead and Massive Attack to his production, crafting melancholic soundscapes pushed along by brooding beats. Allison Oliver sings haunting vocals, inspired by Florence Welch and Regina Spektor, bringing a modern twist to the genre. Live performances are sometimes enhanced with the enrolment of Jake Doran (Drums), Ian Garland (Bass) and Jake Coleman (Piano). The recording process often results in guest appearances from other musicians, most notably; David Valasia (Bass), Jason Thorton (Saxophone), Oliver Morley-Sattler (Drums/Percussion). FUTURE STATE on Blue Mountains Live with The Professor Listen to the Podcast on your favourite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message:
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