Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Manu Chao

By • Mar 3rd, 2009

Manu Chao is a great little find, he has been entertaining my head for a couple of months now. He is a French Latin folk singer of French and Spanish (Basque/Galician) origin.  He moved to Paris as a very young child, when his parents decided to escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. During the Eightie’s, […]



Brian Gladstone

By • Jan 29th, 2009

Brian Gladstone is a singer /finger picking guitarist from Toronto. And why is he being featured today? Well head over to the MySpace site, and pick any song you like (it won’t matter- trust me), if you want my pick try “A Song For Everyone“. Now we are ’bout to have a slight digression (there’s […]



Either/Orchestra

By • Dec 17th, 2008

It finally had to happen… yep a jazz big band. No don’t panic, it’s not going to hurt a bit. The Either/Orchestra is an amazing jazz group from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. They fired up in the mid Eighties as a “small big band”, with three saxes, two trumpets and one or two trombones. This is […]



Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Another One Bites The Dust

By • Oct 18th, 2008

I stumbled over Clint Eastwood & General Saint a week or two back while looking for some old reggae music. A colleague I work with was complaining that all the new reggae music sounds like hip hop. I suspect she is looking in all the wrong place. But I digress. Dancehall deejay Clint Eastwood first […]



Prem Joshua and Band-Chill

By • Oct 12th, 2008

East meets West musical meditation is how multi-musician Prem Joshua describes his style of music. He and his impressive band combines Vedic chants and Sufi poetry in a fusion of jazz, ragas, reggae and much more. The band is Prem Joshua on Sitar, Bamboo Flutes, Soprano Sax, Dilruba and Vocals, Chintan Relenberg on Loops, Keyboards, […]



Banshee

By • Oct 6th, 2008

A celtic folk band from where? Poland? No stranger than the last weeks offering of a celtic folk band from the Czech Republic, just as unlikely though. This particular band Banshee, and there are a few going by that name in different places around the globe, consists of six musicians from Krakow in Poland. One […]



Poitín

By • Sep 29th, 2008

Everyday is a little adventure combing the byways and peering into the darkness of the odd gimmel of the Internet, and sometimes you find something that jumps out of the darkness screaming. This was such a day. Poitín was the name of a band here in Australia. I frequented the bar of the Dan O’Connell […]