Author: Jesse Dracman

The Art of Touring – Brendan Woodley of The Black Swamp

Welcome one and all to the “Art of Touring.” A column written with passion, love and honesty by those who live it from all levels and aspects of the touring game in the Music Industry. We dig deep into the depths of the reality of touring and the highs & lows, sharing knowledge and wisdom, engaging in a laugh and inspiring/educating aspiring artists or people who just want to enjoy a good chat between muso’s.   This issue, I got the privilege of speaking to Brendan Woodley, drummer for Gold Coast power groovers, The Black Swamp. These guys are...

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The Art Of Touring – DW Norton of Rifleman and Superheist

  Welcome to “The Art of Touring”, a column I proudly bring to you, the avid reader, the curious, about the ins and outs of the touring artist and the not so glamorous world of touring, that has been painted for so long. Enjoy and share with friends, as this is a proudly presented regular piece and your support is highly appreciated in spreading the words presented here. Now, I get the chance to speak to artists at all kinds of levels of the game, and this week, I got to speak to the one and only DW Norton...

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The Art Of Touring With Xen Campbell Vocalist Of NE OBLIVISCARVIS

Welcome to “THE ART OF TOURING.” It’s great to have you here, reading along about the ins and the outs of the not-always wonderful world of touring, discussed with those who live and breathe it, as we get into many aspects that may enlighten or tickle your touring desire as a musician or just one who appreciates this intriguing art. In this edition, we had the pleasure of speaking to the enigmatic heavy vocalist of global conquering Australian Metal maestros, Ne Obliviscaris, Xen Campbell Melbourne is such an amazing breeding ground for bands to nurture and hone their craft,...

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The Art Of Touring: Christian “CC” Coma of Black Veil Brides

Welcome readers, to ‘The Art of Touring’. A weekly column, where we chat with touring artists about the nitty-gritty world of professional touring and the highs & lows that go with this not-so-glamorous lifestyle. In this week’s edition, we speak to Black Veil Brides drummer, Christian Coma. Playing drums in one of the biggest rock bands in the world right now, CC handles the role with a smile and charm that makes him one of the nicest guys in the business, in comparison to the hard-hitting skinsman he is to his fans. So tour life must be pretty good?...

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“We’ve had heaps of fun shit happen, and heaps of dumb stuff and dangerous stuff happen to the band” – An Interview with KING PARROT’s Matt Young

Chatting to King Parrot frontman, Matt Young, fills you with that warm fuzzy feeling one gets after reading a good book, or seeing a great movie or for some, having a beer with a good mate. You get the idea. Answering his phone, with the purest of Aussie accents, there was a definite excitement for this when he says, “G’day man! How are ya!” We got straight into it and shot the proverbial shit about the new single, “Disgrace Yourself”, which is pure King Parrot brilliance at its grinding best. When asked, Youngy suggested the difficulty in making this...

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