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Fridays 1:30pm to 3pm

Presented by Melanie Christodoulou

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 12.52.09 AMWelcome to Take One, your weekly guide to what’s happening on Sydney’s live music scene. Each week we’ll take a look at who’s playing, where and when. We’ll feature great music from selected artists to help you decide who you want to see, be they jazz, soul, funk, rock, blues, electronic, world – plus the best of the rest. We also bring you interviews with music industry pros, live engineers, promoters and, of course, performing musicians, as well as reviews and tips from a network of gig pigs and live music lovers all over Sydney.

Previous guests include Julian Curwin (Tango Saloon, Mango Saloon, Romeo Records), Emily Wurramara, Ellen Kirkwood (Fat Yahoozah, Mister Ott, On the Stoop, Sirens Big Band) and most recently Sarah McKenzie (Impulse! Records).

Tune in every Friday between midday and 1:30pm for all you need to know about live music in Sydney. Weekly gig guide posts can be found via FACEBOOK and TWITTER

If you’re performing in Sydney, or know someone who is, let us know here at mel@eastsidefm.org. Send all gig info including venue, address, time and date and websites for tickets, as well as at least one mp3 of your music. As well, if you’d like to offer a giveaway for Eastside supporters, let us know – they’re always welcomed by our listeners.

For those looking to learn more about the artists behind the mic, check out our podcast!

About Melanie:

Born in Sydney Australia, Melanie Christodoulou is a young Jazz, Blues, Soul and Pop artist. The vocalist began singing at the tender age of 10 in the school choir. She continued to foster her talent throughout her schooling years, having had the honour of learning from a number of multi-talented musicians such as singer/songwriter/pianist Di Solomon, pianist Adrian Lim-Klumpes (The Leaf Label/ Rufus Records, Triosk, Tangents, Three of Millions), singer/songwriter’s Lily Dior (AUS) and Elana Stone (All Our Exes Live In Texas).

Her performing experience includes being invited to sing as a featured artist in the 2012 School’s Spectacular broadcast to thousands via the ABC, as well as performing at the Australian Publishers Association 61st Annual Book Design Awards at the Powerhouse Museum, 2012 Reclaim the Night Cronulla and for the RSL with her group ‘The Mix of Lydians’ (2012-2015), as well as appearing at various local bar’s and markets throughout the year. Melanie has also worked with some of the best musicians Sydney has to offer including bassist Hannah James (AUS), guitarist Blain Cunnenn (The Baldwins, Blain and Courtney, Julia Jacklin), pianist Wilbur Whitta (Wilbur Whitta Trio, Black Bird Hum), drummer Brendan Paul, as well as presenter and drummer Johan Rahman, bassist Renee King (Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective), saxophonist Zac Olsen.

2015 saw her assume both the Musical Director and a hosting position on one of Sydney’s premier arts and music community broadcasters, Eastside Radio 89.7FM.

Take One would also like to thank the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP) for their financial assistance in making the show possible…

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Recent Episodes

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 17th November, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 17th November, 2017
Sirens Big Band - Odd Time In Mali
RELEASE: Kali and the time of change
Sandy Evans - One Planet
RELEASE: Kapture - LABEL: Rufus Records
Umbrellas - Lounge Suite Tango
RELEASE: Lounge Suite Tango - LABEL: ARM 01
Gregg Arthur - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
RELEASE: Late At Night - LABEL: Capitol Mastering
Dale Barlow - To Many Spy Movies
RELEASE: Playground
Winston Surfshirt - Be About You
RELEASE: Sponge Cake - LABEL: Sweat It Out
Wallace ft. Crooked Letter - Diaspora
Florian - Star-crossed Lovers
Alphamama - Stranger in Asia (clean)
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
Godriguez - Take Off
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks - Rat-A-Tat-Tat
RELEASE: One Of Us - LABEL: Mistletone Records
King Tide - Atomic Crown
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
The Lachy Doley Group - Betcha I'll Getcha
RELEASE: Conviction - LABEL: Independent

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 10th November, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 10th November, 2017
Angela Davis - 41 St Nick
RELEASE: The Art of The Melody - LABEL: Nicholas Records
Elysian Fields - Thomas Wyatt Song
Andrea Keller - Hackensack
RELEASE: Andrea Keller - LABEL: Head Records
Napology - Nice People
Frances Madden - Haunting Melody
RELEASE: Live At The Basement And Foundry616 - LABEL: Independent
Ian Date & Robin Nolan - Robbin's Nest
RELEASE: Go Ahea - LABEL: Ian Date Music
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
Joel Sena ft. Phoebe Day - Be With You
New Venusians - Keep Running
RELEASE: New Venusians - LABEL: Fresh Selects
THE PROTESTERS - Universal Woman
RELEASE: Postcolonial World - LABEL: Freedom Street Records

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 3rd November, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 3rd November, 2017
Nadje Noodhuis + James Shipp - Old Mouse
RELEASE: Indigo - LABEL: -
Jen Shyu - Door 9 - Contemplation
RELEASE: Song of Silver Geese - LABEL: -
Zela Margossian - Alleq
Terri Lyne Carrington - Come Sunday
RELEASE: The Mosaic Project - Love and Soul - LABEL: -
Funk Engine - East Coast
RELEASE: Taking A Ride - LABEL: Mara! Music
Simone Waddell - Tone Ranger Jam
RELEASE: Sur.ren.der - LABEL: Independant
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen - Tipitina
Thunder Fox - Sweetheart Settle Down
Claude Hay - Hold You Up
RELEASE: Roller Coaster

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 27th October, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 27th October, 2017
12:26pm Incognito - Nights Over Egypt
RELEASE: No Time Like The Future - LABEL: Talkin' Loud
12:40pm John Harkins Trio - Speak low (Kurt Weill)
RELEASE: Give Us This Day - LABEL: Independent
12:54pm Sonic Mayhem Orchestra - 04 It's Gunna Be Good
01:04pm The catholics - Veranda
RELEASE: The catholics - LABEL: PolyGram/ Rufus Records
01:12pm Baby Et Lulu - Adieu
RELEASE: Album Deux - LABEL: MGM Distribution
01:27pm The Crooked Fiddle Band - The Vanishing Shapes of a Better World
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
01:33pm Mark Isaacs - Waltz for Melanie
RELEASE: Resurgence - LABEL: ABC Jazz
01:41pm Leonie Cohen plus - Dayenu
RELEASE: Jerusalem - LABEL: Jazzgroove Records
01:48pm The Café of the Gate of Salvation directed by Tony Backhouse - Love & Joy
RELEASE: A Window In Heaven - LABEL: Independent

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 20th October, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 20th October, 2017
John Harkins Trio - The Girl Next Door
RELEASE: The Girl Next Door - LABEL: Independent
Mike Nock - The Duke
RELEASE: The Waiting Game - LABEL: Naxos Jazz
Hetty Kate - The Thrill Is Gone
RELEASE: Dim All The Lights - LABEL: ABC Music
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
Lloyd Spiegel - This Time Tomorrow
RELEASE: This Time Tomorrow - LABEL: Rhythm Section/ Only Blues Music
Dahlia Dior - Adio Querida
Saskwatch - I'll Be Fine
RELEASE: Sorry I Let It Come Between Us - LABEL: Independent
Florian - Star-crossed Lover
Keyim Ba - Foula Foly
RELEASE: Mami Wata
James Morrison - All Blues
RELEASE: A to Z of Jazz - LABEL: ABC Music

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 13th October, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 13th October, 2017
Brendan Clarke & Joe Farnsworth - Dear Lord
RELEASE: Prime Time in Sydney - LABEL: Brendan Clarke
Steve Hunter - Cosmos - The Kingston Grin
RELEASE: Berry Jazz Festival 2017
George Washingmachine - The Continental
RELEASE: Sweet Atmosphere
Marcello Maio Samba Mundi - Flamencia
RELEASE: Samba Mundi
Emma Pask - Cosita Divina
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
Jef Neve Trio - The Space We Need
RELEASE: Imaginary Road - LABEL: Universal
Alon Ilsar - Sidestep
RELEASE: Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival 2015
Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection - The Man in the Brown Suit
Midnight Tea Party - Filf Surf
RELEASE: Midnight Tea Party - LABEL: Independent
Cass Eager and the Velvet Rope - Down on My Knees
RELEASE: Down on My Knees - LABEL: Little Bliss