Category Archives: Take Five

Q&A with Heather Cheketri – Love Like Hate

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Q&A with Heather Cheketri – Love Like Hate

Love Like Hate have released their new single “Electric Ships”… watch the Offical Music Video below!

www.lovelikehate.com.au


:: What is your favourite Album ::
Pretty & Twisted

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Q&A with Zeek Power – Slip-On Stereo

Q&A with Zeek Power – Slip-On Stereo

Slip-On Stereo have recently released their debut EP ‘So Long Gravity’.

Click Here for details of their new EP release ‘So Long Gravity’ + 2013 Tour Dates

www.sliponstereo.com

:: What track changed your life ::
“When I Go Down” – Relient K

:: What is your favourite Album ::
Honestly too many to list!
Special Mentions:
“Ocean Eyes” – Owl City
“Armistice” – MUTEMATH
“MMHMM” – Relient K
“Fangs” – Falling Up

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Q&A with Dan Newton – Galapogos

Q&A with Dan Newton of band Galapogos

Galapogos are launching their second album “Feel Or Suffer” at The Zoo, Brisbane on Friday December 6, 2013

:: What track changed your life ::
I think “Sandy” which was performed by John Travolta on the Grease soundtrack describes a lot about the kind of ache I love to hear in any music I listen to, so that’s probably the first song that comes to mind when I think about the concept of having my life changed by music. I was 9 when I first heard it and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

:: What is your favourite Album ::
Welcome To Sky Valley by Kyuss

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Interview with Danielle Spencer – Hopeful, Excited and Ready

Interview by Stuart Blythe
Australian singer/songwriter Danielle Spencer, currently on her “The Alone & Together” tour with Steve Balbi, is set to release her 6 track acoustic EP on November 18th (2011).

Danielle Spencer chats with Life Music Media.

You’ve been in the studio recently to record acoustic remakes of tracks from your first album ‘White Monkey’. How did this come about?
When I got back out on the road and starting playing some shows last year there were a lot of requests for tracks from my debut album ‘White Monkey’ and so we started playing them live and then people starting asking where they could buy them. The album was released in 2001 through EMI and is now deleted and largely unavailable, so I decided to record a 6 track acoustic EP which is available for sale at all the shows and online from November 18.
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Take Five With… Bev Killick

Bev’s life has become all about boobs since she landed a role in the much-aired Berlei Ad for the Uplifting Tour of Australia and was asked to perform as a Bosum Buddy of Busting Out! Of course she accepted the Busting Out! offer and has now toured for the last 4 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and Edinburgh Festival. Bev is also doing solo stand up shows around the nation.

Take Five With… Bev Killick

Tell us a bit about your current show ::
I am currently back into Stand Up after touring extensively with Busting Out! I’m enjoying the freedom of expression.

:: Who is your favourite comedian? ::
Joan Rivers,she doesn’t censor herself and is my hero for that reason. I adore her!!!

:: Where do you find inspiration? ::
Life around me. You never know when a good bit or routine pops out of the blue. On a tram,on holiday,taking kids to school,talking with mates.

:: What is your favourite type of heckler? ::
The one that shuts up after you’ve made the perfect comeback.

:: What is the most memorable production or performance you have seen – something that really inspired you? ::
In the early days of my career I would sit and watch Live Stand Up around Melbourne and Sydney. I love a good live stand up show. Inspirational people to me back then were Vince Sorrenti, Judith Lucy, Rachel Berger, Pommy Johnson, Fred Lang, Darren Sanders.. to name a few.

:: Name a comic that you’d really love to support / tour with ::
Wayne Brady I have supported before,and would love to again. Joan Rivers would be a dream come true.

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
A Clown…….nothing else. I even told my Careers advisor that at highschool. I was called to the Principal’s office. They thought I was being a smart alec.

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Gardening. I love it. And I’ve been playing Words with Friends lately. It’s good when you’re on the road.

:: Biggest influence ::
Live Stand Up

:: Favourite website ::
Facebook…..an anything where you book a good holiday.

:: Favourite band? ::
The Jacksons

:: Favourite album? ::
Trini Lopez

:: Favourite food? ::
Homemade comfort cooking eaten with family and friends. Slow food.

:: Favourite drink? ::
At present a Sauvignon Blanc.

:: Favourite place? ::
Ghent, Belgium. Broome comes a close second.

:: Favourite season? ::
Late Spring.

:: Favourite book ::
Shantaram

:: Favourite film ::
The Color Purple

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To be recognised as an actor as well as a comedian. To be cast in a Film or series.

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Be friends with everyone. You never know who you’re shaking hands with.

What’s next for Bev Killick?
Off on a working holiday on a P and O Cruise with my son. LA in November 2011 with Busting Out!


Take Five With… Brooke Addamo (OWL EYES)

OWL EYES is Melbourne singer/songwriter Brooke Addamo. Brooke “threads elaborate fantasies of escapism in fictional words into breezy intelligent indie-pop songs. Not to be falsely assured by her honey voice and sweet melodies, Owl Eyes’ songs depict some haunting themes”.

On the eve of her THE ‘RAIDERS’ EP National tour (Tour details here), Brooke took time out for Life Music Media.

:: What track changed your life ::
Across the Universe – The Beatles
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Take Five With… Felicity Ward

– Pepa Wolfe
Take Five With… Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward is very honest. Painfully, brilliantly, hilariously honest.

Familiar to television audiences from her work on The Ronny Johns Half Hour and regular guest spots on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Channel 7’s Thank God You’re Here, the comedian is about to bring her self-depreciating, disarmingly charming self to Brisbane in her new show, Honestly.

Writing from Hong Kong, where she is currently touring with the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, Ward gave Life Music Media a brief taste of what is to come.
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Take Five With… Simone Romaniuk

– Pepa Wolfe
Take Five With… Simone Romaniuk

One of David Williamson’s most celebrated plays, The Removalists, is set to make a return to the Brisbane stage as one of the QTC’s education performances. An examination of police corruption, domestic violence and sexism in 1970s Australia, this new production begs the question, “How far have we really come?”

Working to recreate the look and feel of those times is production designer Simone Romaniuk, an Affiliate Artist with the QTC this year. A graduate of both NIDA and the Queensland College of Art, and with credits that span film, television and especially theatre, including the STC, Pacific Opera and Sydney Dance Company among others, Romaniuk took a break from the slightly abstract set and retro furnishings of The Removalists to share some insight with Life Music Media.
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Take Five With… Kat Henry | Interview

By – Pepa Wolfe

Take Five With… Kat Henry

Questions of family and loyalty crushed against the palpable spectre of hate crime and social violence; the QTC production of Orphans is currently receiving rave reviews. With an award-winning script by London playwright Dennis Kelly and in the hands of an exhilarating ensemble, this intense thriller is astounding Brisbane audience’s night after night.

At the helm of this visceral piece is director Kat Henry, who recently directed The Ugly One for indie company 23rd productions at Metro Arts. From within the swell of the Orphans experience, the NIDA graduate and Artistic Director of Stella Elektrika shared her thoughts with Life Music Media.
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Take Five With… Kat Davidson

By: Pepa Wolfe
Take Five With… Kat Davidson

Over the next three weeks, The Sit Down Comedy Club is presenting Ladies Comedy Night, featuring some of the best stand up around, male or female! With the likes of Kat Davidson, Fiona McGary and Melinda Buttle serving up the laughs, the stage is set for rollicking good time.

Life Music Media caught up with the super sly, super tall, super funny Kat Davidson on eve of their first show.
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Take Five With… Clayton and Lachlan Doley of Aussie soul band The Hands

  Life Music Media invites you to
Take Five With… Clayton and Lachlan Doley of Aussie soul band The Hands

(Bluesfest 2011 Edition)

Interview: Pepa Wolfe

:: If you could join another band, who would you choose? ::
Lachlan: Oh… (thinks) There’s too many bands.
Clayton: Do they have to be alive?
Lachlan: I would’ve loved to have been in Tower of Power, I think,
when I was younger. That would’ve been amazing.
Clayton: That would’ve been pretty cool, yeah.

:: Which artist would you like to see perform at Blues Fest this year? ::
Clayton: BB King. The Funky Meters were pretty awesome
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Take Five with Kate Nash – February 2011 [Q&A]

  The young Miss Nash has transformed into a powerful and enigmatic pop musician.

The upcoming performances at Playground Weekender and the east coast of Australia are going to be unmissable. A clever musician with a compelling persona – shes not afraid to show them how its done.

Take Five with Kate Nash… Touring in February 2011 (Show dates and tickets below)!

LMM – If it’s not your first visit is there anything you’re looking forward to seeing or doing in Australia?

  KN – I’m looking forward to the weather and going to see the animal sanctuary parks. Australia is a lot more relaxing than london.

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Take Five with Alinta Chidzey

By Pepa Wolfe

 
Life Music Media invites you to…

Take Five with Alinta Chidzey

:: Do you have a favourite musical? ::
I think this [West Side Story] would have to be one of the favourite ones, to be honest.

:: Is there a character that you’d give anything to play? ::
Oh. Um… (thinks) I’d love to play Velma in Chicago. That is one I would love to play, for sure.
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