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Fridays 1:30pm to 3pm

Presented by Melanie Christodoulou

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Welcome 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.

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 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.

Take One is presented by Melanie Christodoulou.

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), pianist Wilbur Whitta (Wilbur Whitta Trio, Black Bird Hum), drummer Brendan Paul, as well as presenter and drummer Johan Rahman, bassist Renee King, 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. When she’s not checking out the latest music from both national and international artists within the Jazz, Soul, Blues, World, and Funk traditions, she’s on air presenting the best in live music coming up in and around Sydney. ‘Take One’ (www.eastsidefm.org/takeone), air’s every Friday from 1.30PM-3PM and not allows the artist to support Sydney’s live music scene, but also to go behind the acts tacking to these stage, having interviewed the likes of and Julian Curwin (Tango Saloon, Mango Saloon, Romeo Records), Ellen Kirkwood (Fat Yahoozah, Mister Ott, On the Stoop, Sirens Big Band) and most recently Sarah McKenzie (Impulse! Records).

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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Ft. Vince Jones and Melanie Christodoulou

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Ft. Melanie Christodoulou and Sarah McKenzie

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ft. Melanie Christodoulou and Francesca Prihasti

 

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ft. Stephanié Denizard (Queen Kafé), Nana Mouskouri, and Melanie Christodoulou

 

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ft. Melanie Christodoulou and Ellen Kirkwood

 

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Ft. Rafael Karlen, Melanie Christodoulou, Kristin Berardi, and Sean Foran