YOUR STATE BY STATE NEWS

POSTED BY ROB ON Jan 28, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Start your year off with participation in a Weekend Warriors program. Find one near you! QUEENSLAND THE BEST MUSIC SHOP with Kerry Jacobson (QLD)
 The Best Music Shop in Jindalee, Queensland kIcked off their year with a jam on Monday January 25th at the Retro Bar (See picture above). Once again, former Dragon drummer Kerry Jacobson is taking on coaching duties. Bands are now in rehearsal with the big gig in their sights! (07) 3376 5454 
http://bestmusicshop.com.au/   SOUTH AUSTRALIA HOLDEN HILL MUSIC with Vince Contarino (SA)
 Holden Hill Music brings back Weekend Warriors with a bang next year featuring ...
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WEEKEND WARRIOR COACH INTERVIEW: DAI PRITCHARD (NEWCASTLE)

POSTED BY ROB ON Jan 27, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Dai Pritchard is an incredibly busy guitar player. When he's not cranking an amp for Rose Tattoo, he's either playing and recording with his own Dai Pritchard Band, the Monsters Of Rock group or the newer Blood, Sweat and Beers project. It makes it even more impressive that he also sets aside time to coach the Newcastle-based Weekend Warriors program, a gig close to his heart. We caught up with Dai to chat about his experiences coaching in the Weekend Warriors program. When did you first become aware of Warriors? I first became aware of the Weekend Warriors probably 8 ...
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BEAT OF THE SHIRE JAM FEB 7th. Be part of it!

POSTED BY ROB ON Jan 26, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
BEAT OF THE SHIRE, Caringbah jam with Paul Christie (NSW) Sunday week! The folks at the Beat of the Shire music store in Caringbah will be presenting their first jam of 2016 on Sunday February 7th at 3pm, instore at 332 Kingsway, Caringbah NSW 2229. Your coach for this run will be Paul Christie (Mondo Rock, The Party Boys)
Phone Jonathan Wright on 02 9524 0326 for details. The Big Gig will occur on Sunday March 13 at Kareela Golf and Social Club.
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MUSICAL MYTHBUSTERS HEADS DOWNUNDER

POSTED BY ROB ON Jan 6, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Every musician knows it. That feeling they've got great big holes in their musical understanding you could drive a truck through. Or the feeling they've hit a plateau and just can't get any better, no matter how much they practice. Or that other feeling that they're not a real musician because they can't read music. These feelings are especially true for self-taught musicians or those who just "play by ear". The feeling that a lack of formal musical training is holding them back is not uncommon amongst musicians, particularly the "Weekend Warrior" who says they just want to gig with ...
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VINCE CONTARINO BACK FOR SA WARRIORS IN 2016

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 23, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 1 COMMENTS
Vince Contarino is a stalwart of the Adelaide rock music scene. For the last 30 years, Vince has toured Australia and New Zealand extensively with the highly acclaimed Zep Boys and also played with The Party Boys (featuring Joe Walsh-Eagles, Mark Evans-AC/DC, Steve Williams-Wa WA Ne, and Paul Christie-Mondo Rock), plus he's been involved in musical theatre at its highest level. This year the Zep Boys have been playing a number of epic shows with orchestras.  Vince has also been involved in the Weekend Warriors program for many years, sometimes behind the scenes but in 2016 he'll step back into ...
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2016 WEEKEND WARRIOR PROGRAM DATES

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 23, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
HOLDEN HILL MUSIC with Vince Contarino (SA) Holden Hill Music brings back Weekend Warriors with a bang next year featuring the Zep Boys' Vince Contarino as your coach. Jam: Monday March 7th at 7.30pm Gig: Sunday April 24 at 1pm Venue: All activities for this program happen at the The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007 http://holdenhillmusic.com.au/ THE BEST MUSIC SHOP with Kerry Jacobson (QLD) After a successful debut run of Weekend Warriors and a fantastic gig, the Best Music Shop in Jindalee, Queensland has set aside Monday January 25th as their kick off date for their 2016 program. Once ...
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20 TIPS FOR A BETTER GIG

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 22, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
In the annals of rock 'n' roll, millions of bands have experienced many gigs under an infinite array of playing conditions. From 100,000 capacity arenas and luxury cruise ships to small clubs, radio station stairwells, pickup truck trays and street corners. Lessons have been learned, wisdom has been gained and rules have been established. If you're a musician who is lucky enough to have a gig to play, whether you're a first-time Weekend Warrior or starting out in a new band, here are 20 basic procedures you might want to follow. Most are self-evident but even with the most professional ...
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LIFE AFTER WARRIORS

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 22, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Roger Shahani is one of an increasing number of Weekend Warriors who have decided to continue playing with their band once their official Warrior program had finished. As part of NSW coach Paul Christie's last WW run, Roger was in a band called Back4More, so called because all of the members had been through the program before. "I'd done it once or twice before," Roger told us. "The first time as a bass player. The second time they asked me to be the singer and this time it was back to the bass again." Last weekend, Back4More were indeed back ...
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The Best Music Shop (QLD) 2016 jam date announced

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 15, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
After a successful debut run of Weekend Warriors and a fantastic gig, the Best Music Shop in Jindalee, Queensland has set aside Monday January 25th as their kick off date for their 2016 program. Once again, former Dragon drummer Kerry Jacobson will take on coaching duties. Enquiries  (07) 3376 5454 http://bestmusicshop.com.au/
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GIFT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DREAM THIS CHRISTMAS!

POSTED BY ROB ON Dec 9, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Forego that cliche winery weekend or air balloon escapade and give your special, music-minded friend or family member what they really crave ... to live the rock 'n' roll dream. Gift them participation in the wonderful Weekend Warriors program. Firstly, they'll jam with other newbies, get placed in a band with like-minded souls, rehearse for a month and then play that gig they've always wanted to play. Top quality instruments will be provided, whether that be guitars, bass, keyboards or drums. They'll be coached by industry professionals. At the gig they'll perform with a professional PA system, under lights, in ...
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