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Q&A with JOSHUA RADIN

Singer/songwriter JOSHUA RADIN (USA) is bringing his self proclaimed “whisper rock” to Australia for an evening of intimate and deeply personal performances (May 2018). We caught up with Joshua ahead of his Australian tour dates.

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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 3

Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Jackson Browne at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest 2018 – Saturday 31st March – Day 3
www.bluesfest.com.au

Featuring : Seu Jorge, Andre Cymone, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Harts, Jackson Browne, Canned Heat
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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 2

Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Ms. Lauryn Hill at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – www.bluesfest.com.au
Photos featuring : Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Gov’t Mule, Youssou N’Dour, Ásgeir, Juanes, The New Power Generation
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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 1

Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Hurray For The Riff Raff at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – www.bluesfest.com.au
Photos featuring : Tash Sultana, The New Power Generation, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Gomez

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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Five

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Five Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Five consecutive days in the sunshine was a rare treat for Bluesfest regulars who have endured years of mud to listen to the incredible artists invited to perform at this world class festival. Day five felt very relaxed as the big crowds had thinned and lining up for a bite to eat or something to drink seemed almost instant in comparison to previous days. Weary stall holders still served customers with smiles and delicious concoctions but understandably they were looking forward to the event drawing to a close.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Four

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Four Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Everybody loves Santana. I hope the other bands with a 7.30pm time slot had an audience because it felt like the entire festival population was trying to get as close as possible to Carlos Santana and the incredible line up of singers and musicians on tour with him at the moment. It is amazing what we can put up with if the music is sooo brilliant that being pushed, crushed and having a variety of drinks spilled on you is all taken with good nature and shared understanding of I just need to be as close as possible to this magnificence.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Three

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Three Photographer: Stuart Blythe
One of the great things about Bluesfest is that the musicians who travel a long way from around the globe to get here have a brilliant time and enjoy the opportunity to see acts they have never seen, and to meet and collaborate with artists that inspire them. Backstage they are treated to unique Byron/Bluesfest hospitality and have a chance to learn about Australia’s Indigenous peoples through magnificent artworks placed throughout the greenroom. Being such a friendly festival it is not unusual to see guest artists out in the crowd enjoying the atmosphere.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Two

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Two Photographer: Stuart Blythe
The festival site was cranking with a huge crowd enjoying everything the festival has to offer. Moving from A to B involved weaving in and out of human traffic going in every direction and careful navigation through seas of chairs arranged to take advantage of screens outside the main tents. Colourfully adding to this complexity were a series of roving street acts including stilt walkers who amazingly manage to move forward with grace amidst the whirl of chaos beneath them.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day One

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day One Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Recent major flooding of the Northern Rivers area is barely perceptible at the Bluesfest site, with only a small puddle here and there as a giveaway. Instead, the site is flooded with musicians from around the globe bringing the world of music and culture to our doorstep. As always the lineup is a mix of old and new talent, attracting a broad cross-section of society, of all ages, to the festival.
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Interview with Joel “MC Bad Genius” Beeson of Philadelphia Grand Jury

Interview by Stuart Blythe
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Currently on their national “karaoke” tour, we caught up with Joel “MC Bad Genius” Beeson of Sydney outfit Philadelphia Grand Jury for a quick chat.

You’re currently on a national “karaoke” tour. What inspired the “karaoke” theme?

A bolt of inspiration from Dan W Sweat at 2am during a skype call with Berkfinger that somehow went from being a funny joke to an actual concept within about two sentences. As soon as one of us said “So You Think You Can Philly Jays?”, we realised that it was going to be perfect. And perfectly chaotic.
Like all of our best ideas.

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