April 2014 Archives

The New Local Radio co-presenter and fellow contributor to this site, Keegs Scilini, will be branching out on his own with a new program on Central Victoria's community radio station Phoenix FM.

The show, titled Noise Pollution, will air Saturdays between 8 and 10 pm AEST (GMT+10). It will champion Aussie rock bands both old and new while sometimes indulging in his own heavier tastes.

The first episode airs this Saturday 3 May and if it is anything like the tunes that Keegs brings in for The New Local Radio every Sunday, it should be a solid rocking time.

Check out Keegs's column, It's Only Rock 'N' Roll.

Phoenix FM can be heard on 106.7 FM in the Greater Bendigo area or streamed at phoenixfm.org.au.

Father Bob Sings For A Million

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The Father Bob Maguire Foundation has begun a new crowd funding campaign to help continue its work aiding the Australian homeless.

Titled Father Bob Sings For A Million, the Foundation is asking the community for pledges and suggestions for songs for Maguire to tackle on his upcoming debut album. To promote the campaign an advance track has been released, a cover of Kanye West's "Jesus Walks".

You can suggest a song for Maguire to cover by jumping on social media with the hashtag #songs4bob, and if your suggestion is selected you will get a free digital copy of the album. The other way to get your hands on this release is to pledge at least $25. There are more rewards for more generous pledges, such as signed DVDs, a vinyl edition of the album, and even a chance to sing a duet with the man himself. Unfortunately, breakfast with Maguire's buddy John Safran has already been claimed.

More information about the campaign can be found over at its Pozible page.

The Father Bob Maguire Foundation's official site is fatherbobsfoundation.com.au.

I don't know about all of you, but I really hope he does a rendition of this old classic:

Global Financial Composition

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The Global Financial Crisis finally has a symphony.

Local composer and friend of The New Local, Gawain Davey, has completed his symphony commission on the Global Financial Crisis. Titled "Symphony GFC", Davey's work takes the listener through the experience that shook the world's economy.

The symphony was recorded on 17 February 2014 by Orchestre Nouveau, conducted by Zach Tay, and had a March release to coincide with the five year anniversary of the lowest point reached by stock prices during the crisis.

For more information about Symphony GFC, go to symphonygfc.com.

Gawain is on Facebook (facebook.com/gdaveymusic) and Triple J Unearthed (triplejunearthed.com/gawaindavey). Click here for the interview we did with him last year.

Orchestre Nouveau also have a website, orchestrenouveau.org.au.

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