John Larney

John has been frolicking around the Brisbane Music scene since joining the Sunday Washup crew. After taking over head duties of the Washup, he now runs a weekly podcast as well as the website promoting local Brisbane acts and musicians touring through QLD. He doesn't just kick it in the musical shadows though, as he plays in a few local bands as well. You'll find him researching and trialing insider music knowledge to pass down.

Music Venues

The Changing State of Music Venues In Australia

The Hi-fi as we know it is dead, but not buried. Since being placed into administration in February, the venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have all been sold and are now named aptly after their new owner/salvation: Max Watt’s Operating Pty Ltd. The Chief Executive Greg Bourke told TheMusic.com “We’ve been able to save these venues from …

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Lisa Crawley’s Savvy Seven

To date, Lisa Crawley has released two albums and two EPs, all to critical acclaim, and regularly achieved placement in New Zealand’s top 10 charts.  Lisa Crawley has been nominated multiple times for New Zealand’s prestigious Silver Scroll award, and won the international ‘Pacific Songwriting Award’ for ‘Stranger,’ her latest release. Crawley has previously been hand picked to support …

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Trinity Roots’ Savvy Seven

Trinity Roots have been writing and performing some of New Zealand’s finest reggae/soul since 1998. Sharing members with Fat Freddie’s Drop, collaborating with the likes of Neil Finn and boasting countless sold out shows, there is no doubt that Trinity Roots are considered a cornerstone in the reggae scene. We talked to bass player Rio to get his …

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How to Sell Your Music Online: Class 101

With CD’s going out the window or used as coasters, bands now distribute their music online. It’s easy to see why bands are making the jump when 2014 had more than $1,209 Million digital music purchases. As an alternative to outright purchasing, companies like Spotify and Pandora have helped to accumulate 164 billion on-demand music streams in …

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Bobby Alu

Bobbu Alu’s Savvy Seven

As one of Australia’s top drummers touring the world for the past 6 years, it wasn’t until a few years ago he stepped out from behind the drumkit to take the mic. Swiftly making a name for himself Bobby Alu’s third-ever live show was at the Byron Bluesfest alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and BB King. …

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