A pioneer of indie music, Sarah Blasko walks the line between commercial success and artistic integrity with dignity. Narrated by Sarah herself, this film is an intimate portrait of the artist as she writes her new album.
Undeniably Beethoven's most famous piano sonata, sonata No.14, Opus 27 No.2 was penned by the great composer in 1802 and dedicated to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.
MAX The Artist's Story is an exclusive, never-before-told story of some of the biggest artists to come out of the land of Australia. Tonight, this will be the first ever true story of Midnight Oil, told by Midnight Oil.
Cold Chisel is one of most revered rock outfit. With a reputation forged through blistering live shows and brilliant albums, the iconic band music evokes both the joys and the angst about what it means to be Australian. Their story is colourful, volatile and proud and their music continues to be ingrained in the hearts of generations.
MAX The Artist's Story is an exclusive, never-before-told story of some of the biggest artists to come out of the land of Australia. Tonight, this will be the first ever true story of The Angels, told by The Angels.
The Chicago Blues sound replaced acoustic instruments with amplified versions and the basic guitar/harmonica duo of Delta Blues and Piedmont blues was expanded into a full band with bass guitar, drums, and sometimes saxophone. It was more full-bodied than its country cousin, reaching beyond the standard six-note blues scale to incorporate major scale notes. With Bo Diddley, Howlin Woolf and Muddy Waters.
Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician longs to perform on stage. By chance he meets a journalist searching for a story, who decides to help Ayers achieve his dream.
The origins of the British Rhythm and Blues were in the jazz, skiffle and folk movements of the 1950s. Chris Barber was one its early figures helping establish the Marquee Club, the key venue for British RandB bands. The 1958 visit of Muddy Waters influenced Blues Incorporated, with other bands emerging including the Animals from Newcastle, the Spencer Davies Group and the Yardbirds from London. British RnB had a harder edge born of black American blues with a gritty, syncopated sound and guitar-heavy mix.
The story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis - back from the grave.
The film tells the story of hip-hop culture conquering the world and its now being a lifestyle and global business.
During the 1960s rock n roll splintered into a rainbow of genres musicians were experimenting. Soft rock began as a blend of the progressive rock quest for musicianship and the songwriter'-s love of pop. It originated in the late 1960s in Southern California and the United Kingdom. The style relied on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions. This new genre established bands such as Supertramp, ELO and Barclay James Harvest.
Jazz rock generally grew out of the artistically ambitious rock subgenres of the late 1960s and early 1970s; psychedelia, progressive rock, and the singer-songwriter movement. Jazz rock includes extensive improvisation and features soloists with distinctive sounds. This programme explores the music of artists Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs.
By the dawn of the seventies, progressive rock freed bands of the limitations of four-minute songs, allowing musicians to evolve a single track over a whole side of vinyl, draw on classical sources and create music in more complex, time signatures. Moog Synthesizers were portable and affordable, allowing bands to create orchestral effects. Such devices added a spectrum of new sounds and possibilities for musicians. This new world brought artists such as Rush, Yes and Atomic Rooster into the mainstream.
Celebrating legendary music show, host Dylan Lewis takes us through the best performances, those awkward interviews and the most random, hilarious moments of the show.
A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, and a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.
The award-winning, hit musical filmed live in London's West End. This theatrical spectacle made theatre history by receiving an unprecedented four awards for best musical.
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.
Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher, an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers him into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing his life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and sanity.
This documentary tells the untold story of John Lennon's iconic Imagine album. It's also a story about Yoko meeting John and East meeting West. This is about two artistic minds connecting and inspiring each other both personally and professionally, ultimately co-authoring a radical worldview.
Australian music came of age in the summer of '87 when 140,000 fans in six cities witnessed stunning performances from a potent and imaginative line-up. Director Richard Lowenstein and a 50-strong film crew captured the on-stage and behind-the-scenes action in an acclaimed feature film that's been brilliantly restored. A rare time capsule of our music history, this film is both the soundtrack to the lives for those who were there and a unique way for a new generation to discover the best of Australian music from the '80s.
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