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Artist’s road from struggle street to singing with Willie Nelson

Artist’s road from struggle street to singing with Willie Nelson

Country/rockabilly singer Tami Neilson has never forgotten her tough early years.

  • by Bernard Zuel

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The ‘unknown’ who sang for Kylie, warmed up for Queen and backed James Brown

The ‘unknown’ who sang for Kylie, warmed up for Queen and backed James Brown

The singers’ singer, Pat Powell has led an incredible life – a lot of it behind the main act. Now it’s his turn in the spotlight.

  • by Stephen A Russell
Review: Time as Revelator embraces jagged edge of classical music
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Review: Time as Revelator embraces jagged edge of classical music

Ensemble Offspring wows Carriageworks audience with Time as Revelator.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
Decades after NWA fought off censorship, Australia has declared its own war on hip-hop

Decades after NWA fought off censorship, Australia has declared its own war on hip-hop

Police prevent rappers from performing live shows and threaten to remove their music from streaming platforms. It’s an intervention without precedent in Australian music history.

  • by Osman Faruqi
From Seth Meyers to Liam Gallagher, Amyl and the Sniffers soak up global spotlight

From Seth Meyers to Liam Gallagher, Amyl and the Sniffers soak up global spotlight

“There was a guy in Amsterdam who sang every word ... he wasn’t even Australian.” After a huge international tour, Amyl and the Sniffers are back home and reflective.

  • by Martin Boulton
Kate Bush surprises Brisbane choir with email praising their cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’
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Kate Bush surprises Brisbane choir with email praising their cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’

Kate Bush has come out of hiding to surprise a Brisbane choir with a sweet email praising them for their rendition of her hit song ‘Running Up That Hill’

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How Sofi Tukker built a ‘freak fam’ to help conquer the music world

How Sofi Tukker built a ‘freak fam’ to help conquer the music world

For 400 days, US electronic duo Sofi Tukker streamed daily from their Florida home, building their skills and their fanbase, and tweaking their music.

  • by Andrew Drever
Brandenburg Orchestra celebrates the Bach family legacy
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Brandenburg Orchestra celebrates the Bach family legacy

Guest director Shunske Sato’s program with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra examines the legacy of the Bach family.

  • by Peter McCallum
‘I’ll never do that again’: The Clouds’ Jodi Phillis finds a silver lining

‘I’ll never do that again’: The Clouds’ Jodi Phillis finds a silver lining

The Melbourne-born musician is a long way from ’90s grunge as her new albums settles on something dreamy.

  • by Michael Dwyer
‘This is my story’: Sydney’s controversial rappers defend their music

‘This is my story’: Sydney’s controversial rappers defend their music

Despite earning millions of streams on YouTube and Spotify, western Sydney hip-hop has been riddled with controversy and struggled to find mainstream acceptance at home.

  • by Mahmood Fazal
‘They’re a lovely couple’: Harry and Meghan’s wedding cellist wowed 1.9b people, then went home to study

‘They’re a lovely couple’: Harry and Meghan’s wedding cellist wowed 1.9b people, then went home to study

On his way to Australia with his equally talented siblings, Sheku Kanneh-Mason looks back on the moment that changed his life – sort of.

  • by Richard Jinman