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Asta’s Savvy Seven

The winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2012, Asta has been a busy bee. Having just dropped her fun new 80s-flavoured single ‘Dynamite’, the talented young chanteuse is about to make her way up the East Coast of Australia for her release tour. We managed to catch up with Tasmanian-grown Asta for some Savvy Seven tips …

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Mzaza’s Savvy Seven

Mzaza (pronounced Em-zah-za) bring a sophisticated, sumptuous explosion of culture to the musical table. The band has been electrifying Australian audiences since 2014, having performed at festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, the Queensland Music Festival, and the National Folk Festival. Mzaza’s multi-talented members play a diverse range of instruments – everything from the more traditional violin, guitar and double bass, to Persian spike fiddles, accordion, …

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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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Babaganouj’s Savvy Seven

In 2014 Babaganouj garnered serious radio attention with their releases “Too Late For Love” and “Bluff” – leading them to tour nationally twice, play each leg of The Blurst of Times tour as well as support a slew of notable acts such as The Preatures, Smudge, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Northeast Party House and The Creases. Now …

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Making an EPK: Class 101

An EPK is your online media/marketing portfolio. Most booking agents, venues, labels, media outlets, etc are crazy busy and get 500+ emails a day. The notion of “attaching” files, especially large size image or sound files has become redundant – now the preferences are for embedded links to an online collection of “assets”. This one link should include access to everything that anyone might need when examining your work: music & web/social media links, bio and/or media release (presser), a range of photos, reviews, any online retail and show information.

The Beards’ Savvy Seven

2014 was a busy year for The Beards. They embarked on their biggest Australian tour to date, received a second ARIA nomination, played to packed rooms throughout Europe on two separate international tours – and recorded yet another album of songs about beards! Now back in their homeland, the Adelaide-based four piece are set to sternly reiterate …

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Scalphunter’s Savvy Seven

Whatever you think you know about punk rock, chuck it out the window and grin as you watch it smash to smithereens; Scalphunter are here to obliterate expectations. With a blistering live show and a unique ability to steal the hearts of fans of all musical persuasions, the guys were selected for the WAM Festival Opening Party …

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Avaberee’s Savvy Seven

Avaberée’s fresh performance, layering lush impeccable harmonies over beats and minimal synths, are the defining tools used to mesmerise and take their audience into the higher orders of listening pleasure. The three skilful songstresses; Genevieve, Aimee and Irena hail from Brisbane and celebrate the next generation of upcoming Australian female talent. Their catchy and clever tunes have …

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