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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.

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 21st July, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 21st July, 2017
Deni Hines & James Morrison - I Only Have Eyes For You
RELEASE: The Other Woman - LABEL: MGM
Eddie Bronson - Contessa
RELEASE: Romance - LABEL: Independent
Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection - Gee Whiz
RELEASE: ABC Jazz Masters Series - LABEL: ABC
Michael Griffin - The Girl Who Called Me Sunsilk (feat. Dane Laborie, Chris Long, Brendan Clark & Tim Geldens)
RELEASE: Unexpected Greeting - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Jason Bruer - Alfie's Tree
RELEASE: As Above So Below - LABEL: Vorticity music
Jane Irving - You Taught My Heart To Sing
RELEASE: Beams - LABEL: Independent
Susan Gai Dowling - Weaver of Dreams
RELEASE: Rent - LABEL: Rufus
Jo Fabro - Atmosphere
RELEASE: JFQ - LABEL: Independent
Blessed Relief - Man Goes Shopping
RELEASE: Design For Living - LABEL: Armchair Records
Blessed Relief - New Sin
RELEASE: Design for Living - LABEL: Armchair Records
Sophie Hutchings - Sunlight Zone
RELEASE: Becalmed - LABEL: Independent
The Tall Grass - Ghost Gums
RELEASE: Down The Unmarked Road - LABEL: Independent
Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose
RELEASE: Hell Breaks Loose - LABEL: Independent
Jane Irving - I Hear Music
RELEASE: Beams - LABEL: Independent

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 14th July, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 14th July, 2017
the strides - wizard
RELEASE: global rhythms 2016
george ezra - budapest
RELEASE: wanted on voyage
george ezra - barcelona
RELEASE: wanted on voyage
julien baker - distant solar systems
RELEASE: distant solar systems
timberwolf - whiskey jar
RELEASE: whiskey jar
geoff achison - delta dave
RELEASE: another mile another minute
justin yap band - try
RELEASE: let love
joseph zarb - eugenia
RELEASE: latino summer
monsieur camembert - i'm your man
RELEASE: pie jazz
monsieur camembert - manhattan
RELEASE: pie jazz
marianne faithful - angel
RELEASE: tell me that you want me: a tribute to fleetwood mac
raised by eagles - i must be somewhere
RELEASE: i must be somewhere
raised by eagles - gold rush blues
RELEASE: i must be somewhere
geoff achison - another mile another minute
RELEASE: another mile another minute
monsieur camembert - chelsea hotel
RELEASE: blue pie jazz

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 7th July, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 7th July, 2017
01:32pm Emma Pask - Batucada
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
01:37pm Donnarumma - Love Your Man
RELEASE: Billy Billy EP - LABEL: Independent
01:42pm Garfish - Betta E Una Balena
RELEASE: Garfish Volume 1 - LABEL: Earshift Music
01:49pm Mike Nock Trio & NZ Trio - Vicissitudes Pt. II
RELEASE: Vicissitudes - LABEL: Rattle Records
01:55pm On The Stoop - The Grey Frontier
RELEASE: On The Stoop - LABEL: Independent
02:00pm The Teskey Brothers - Louisa
RELEASE: Half Mile Harvest - LABEL: Half Mile Harvest Records
02:06pm Twin Caverns - Reprieve / Repave
RELEASE: Reprieve / Repave - Single - LABEL: Independent
02:11pm Ladi6 - Outta Time
RELEASE: Royal Blue - 3000 EP - LABEL: Question Music
02:15pm Chich & The Soul Messengers - Wake Up
RELEASE: Dirty Soul EP - LABEL: Independent
02:21pm Low Down Riders - Four Bix
RELEASE: Stomping On My Heart EP - LABEL: Independent
02:27pm James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra - Soul Dust
RELEASE: The Last Sanctuary - LABEL: Jazzhead
02:34pm Nativosoul - The Dragon and The Lion
RELEASE: The Dragon and the Lion - Single - LABEL: Independent
02:41pm Lulo Reinhardt - A Dream
RELEASE: Katoomba Birds - LABEL: Off The Records
02:46pm Bart Stenhouse - It's Here We Say Goodbye
RELEASE: Five Days In Granada - LABEL: Independent
02:49pm Baby Et Lulu - Paris
RELEASE: Album Deux - LABEL: Independent
02:52pm Monsieur Camembert - Istanbul, Not Constantinople
RELEASE: Live @ Global Rhythms 2010 - LABEL: Eastside Radio

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 30th June, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 30th June, 2017
01:35pm James Muller Trio - Mr Man
RELEASE: All Out - LABEL: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
01:43pm Chris Abrahams - Beach of Black Stones
RELEASE: Climb - LABEL: MGM/ The Planet Company
01:50pm The Cooking Club - Solid Grease
RELEASE: HIgh Energy Jazz from the Sydney Underground - LABEL: Independent
01:58pm Sonic Mayhem Orchestra - 02 Sunshines out
02:13pm Susan Gai Dowling Band - Diddy Wah Diddy
RELEASE: Rent Party - LABEL: Rufus Records
02:19pm Sandie White - Fascinating Rhythm
RELEASE: So Many Songs - So Little Time
02:32pm THE PROTESTERS - Stupid Game
RELEASE: Postcolonial World - LABEL: Freedom Street Records
02:38pm Cookin' On 3 Burners - Mango Skin
RELEASE: Baked, Boiled and Fried - LABEL: COTB Direct
02:45pm Alphamama - Bad Appel (Featuring Ngaiire)
RELEASE: Alphamama - LABEL: Creative Vibes
02:53pm Stride - No Drama
RELEASE: The Youth, The Rich & The Fake - LABEL: Arshift Music
02:55pm Stride - History
RELEASE: The Youth, The Rich & The Fake - LABEL: Arshift Music

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 23rd June, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 23rd June, 2017
Ajak Kwai - Let's Have A Good Time
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Vintage Trouble-1 Hopeful Rd. - Strike Your Light
RELEASE: Bluesfest 2016
Laura Mvula - Phenomenal Woman
RELEASE: The Dreaming Room - LABEL: Sony Music
Miriam Lieberman - Summertime Again
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
The East Pointers - The Drift
RELEASE: Secret Victory - LABEL: Stereo
30/70 - Das Dank
RELEASE: Cold Radish Coma - LABEL: Moontown Records
Emily Wurramara - Stomping Ground
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Grace Barbe - Le Tourner
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n Dub - King of the Mountain
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
The Strides - Wizard
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 16th June, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 16th June, 2017
01:35pm Keyim Ba - Sorsonnet
RELEASE: Keyim Ba - LABEL: -
01:41pm Moussa Diakité - Siran Counteh
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa Records
01:48pm Thunerfox - Ride
01:54pm Stride - No Drama
RELEASE: The Youth, The Rich & The Fake - LABEL: Arshift Music
02:06pm Marlon Williams - Hello Miss Lonesome
RELEASE: Marlon William - LABEL: Caroline Australia
02:20pm Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n'Dub - King of the Mountain (feat. Tony Hughes)
RELEASE: Diesel n Dub - LABEL: Diaspora Music
02:28pm Albright - Oh Baby
RELEASE: Sunny One Day - LABEL: Baby Buddha Records
02:35pm Lloyd Spiegel - Lost Like Me
RELEASE: This Time Tomorrow - LABEL: Rhythm Section/ Only Blues Music
02:41pm Pugsley Buzzr - Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place
RELEASE: Wooden Kimono - LABEL: Independent
02:47pm Queen Porter Stomp - Those Walls
RELEASE: Queen Porter Stomp
02:53pm Jo Fabro - Atmosphere
RELEASE: JFQ - LABEL: Independent