Lloyd Copper

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

I attended the Sea N Sound Festival for Scenestr and reviewed three artists on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The Sunshine Coast has arguably been an untapped market for live music festivals. But that was all put to rest for the inaugural Sea N Sound Festival (11 June). Sahara Beck came on at 5pm to a […]

Getting Bang For Your Buck

For a band that’s only been a unit for just over a year, Buck Dean And The Green Lips are already securing some enviable gigs. With their second EP just released, and having just performed at the Big Pineapple Music Festival, it looks like the lads are going to remain busy this year. The Sunshine […]

Chancellor Park Politics in the Pub with Anthony Albanese

For my CMN249 assignment (“TV and Video”) with the effervescent Rosanna Natoli as our tutor, I, along with my mate Cam Brooks shot footage and interviewed Anthony Albanese, Scott Anderson and Bill Gissane from Labor.   Myself and Anthony Albanese.

Radio Birdman Flying Again

Radio Birdman Flying Again © Anne Tek The music industry loves to categorise bands. For Radio Birdman – who formed in the ‘70s – the label ‘punk’ has been both a curse and a blessing. “We never identified ourselves as punk as a musical genre,” guitarist Deniz Tek says. “In the UK, we found it […]

Wallace takes off wig for Fisher

  Andrew Wallace, the LNP candidate for Fisher, in his Maroochydore office. Photo by Lloyd Copper. CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT Party: LNP Electorate: Fisher First Stood in this Electorate: 2016 Tucked away on an increasingly hip strip in the heart of Maroochydore’s Ocean Street is the office of Andrew Wallace. The street was aching for a revamp […]

Chopper’s New Nation: Anzakistan

  Before Eric Bana immortalised him in the classic Aussie film ‘Chopper’, Mark Read was infamous for his criminal antics: armed robbery, arson, and – when he was bored – torturing criminal members of the underworld with bolt cutters, hence his nickname. The real Chopper died from liver cancer in late 2013, leaving a void […]

Velvet @QPAC

Velvet @ QPAC Review When people diss disco music, it’s easy to forget one crucial element that made it so powerful in it’s heyday – it had to be LOUD. ‘Velvet’ presented the music in its natural habitat and coupled with the stunning outfits, conceived by James Browne, the crowd were in for one hell […]

The Gympie Music Muster Turns 35

The Gympie Music Muster Turns 35 2015 Gympie Music MusterImage © Flickr There’s an old joke that says if you play a country music record backwards, you get back your dog, your truck and your wife. While that sort of mournful theme does still exist in some country tunes, it’s the Gympie Music Muster (GMM) […]

Paradise Valley @ Barbara Review

  When conjuring up images of iconic discos from the ‘70s, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Studio 54 was where it was at. And, sure it was an amazing club. But it also encompassed a class division that early disco was totally against. The Paradise Garage, was all about inclusivity however. Operating out of […]

Stars of Ska: The Melbourne Ska Orchestra Are Back

Stars Of Ska: Melbourne Ska Orchestra Are Back It’s been three years since the Melbourne Ska Orchestra (MSO) released their eponymous album. It generated lots of excitement and arguably put ska music back on the map. Now the orchestra is ready to drop their new album, ‘Sierra-Kilo-Alpha’, and conductor Nicky Bomba is feeling pumped. “We’re […]