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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 19th January, 2018

Take One - 12:00am Friday 19th January, 2018
The Selecter - See Them A Come
RELEASE: Subculture - LABEL: DMF
Moussa Diakité - Miniamba
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa Records
Bardakurru Ngurra - KIRRIDDA WOMANS SONG
RELEASE: Kardajala Kirridarra - LABEL: Independent
The Black Sorrows - Fool That I Was?
RELEASE: Endless Sleep (Chapter 47) - LABEL: Head Records
Ines - A Place For Me
Paul Grabowsky - When Words Fail
RELEASE: When Words Fail - LABEL: Origin Records
Tim Bruer - Slinky
RELEASE: The Tim Bruer Quartet - LABEL: La Brava
Jo Fabro - Lovers Lament
Sandy Evans - Rock Warrior 2
RELEASE: Rockpoolmirror - LABEL: Tall Poppies Records
Vince Jones - Take a Love Song
RELEASE: Heres To The Miracles - LABEL: EMI

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 12th January, 2018

Take One - 12:00am Friday 12th January, 2018
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - Segu Jajiri
RELEASE: Jama Ko - LABEL: Out Here Records
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - Black Woman
RELEASE: The Sounds of Indigenous Australia Disc 1 - LABEL: Festival Records
Emel Mathlouthi - Ma Lkit
RELEASE: kelmti horra - LABEL: World Village
New Venusians - Keep Running
RELEASE: New Venusians - LABEL: Fresh Selects
Marcello Maio Samba Mundi - Sunbird
RELEASE: Samba Mundi
Emma Pask - Crickets Sing For Anamaria
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
The Coltrane Project - Big Nick
RELEASE: Paul Cutlan's Coltrane Project Compilation - LABEL: -
Gregg Arthur - Dindi
RELEASE: Late At Night - LABEL: Capitol Mastering
Mark Isaacs - Waltz For Melanie
RELEASE: Resurgence - LABEL: ABC Jazz

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 5th January, 2018

Take One - 12:00am Friday 5th January, 2018
Lily Dior - Don't Say A Thing
RELEASE: Lets Talk About It - LABEL: Independent
Miriam Waks - Hard Hearted Hannah
RELEASE: Waksing Lyrical
Jeremy Rose - Second Chance
RELEASE: Within & Without - LABEL: Ind
Nai Palm - 9. When the Knife
RELEASE: Needle Paw - LABEL: Sony
Nai Palm - 3. Crossfire/ So Into You
RELEASE: Needle Paw - LABEL: Sony
Godtet - Take Off
The catholics - Margarita Thing
RELEASE: Inter Vivos - LABEL: Bulge Records
Nell Greco - Blue Skies
RELEASE: It Happened One Night
Clayton Doley - Starting Right Now
RELEASE: Bayou Billabong - LABEL: HiFi-Doley-T
REMI - Lose Sleep Featuring Jordan Rakei
RELEASE: Divas & Demons - LABEL: House Of Beige Records/REMI Music
East Journey - Bright Lights Big City
RELEASE: The Genesis Project - LABEL: Independant
Bek Jensen - I Play Guitar
RELEASE: Bek Kimochi - LABEL: Ensemble 770

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 29th December, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 29th December, 2017
Michael Griffin - I Didn't Know What Time It Was (feat. Dane Laborie, Chris Long, Brendan Clark, Tim Geldens & Briana Cowlishaw)
RELEASE: Unexpected Greeting - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Lucy Kiely - Bewitched, bothers and Bewildered
Carl Orr - Remember Me
Dan Quigley - Home
RELEASE: Brunswick St Station - LABEL: Jazz Music Institute
Arabesk - Swing 42
RELEASE: Arabesk - LABEL: Independent
Waiting For Guinness - Radio Novgorod
RELEASE: The Show - LABEL: Waiting For Guinness
Mike Nock - Oz Blu
RELEASE: Dark and Curious - LABEL: ABC Records
Project Collective Ska - My Lulu
Jungle - Busy Earnin'
RELEASE: Jungle - LABEL: XL Recordings/Remote Control
The East Pointers - Secret Victory
RELEASE: Secret Victory - LABEL: Stereo
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
RELEASE: The Best Of

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 22nd December, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 22nd December, 2017
Nadya Giga - Rebeka
RELEASE: 101 Candles Orchestra - LABEL: Nadya
Susan Gai Dowling Band - That Tune
RELEASE: Rent Party - LABEL: Rufus Records
Jo Fabro Quintet - Roadside Assistance (ft. Steve Hunter)
The Vampires - Brand new
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift music
Five Coffees - All You Need To Know
RELEASE: Flatline? - LABEL: Double Expresso Records
Lyre Byrdland - 2 Bowser
RELEASE: Hot Foot - LABEL: Independent
Tijuana Cartel - Crazy Latin
RELEASE: They Come - LABEL: Independent
Chris Gudu - Before Sunset
RELEASE: Bavimbeni - LABEL: Jumparound Productions
Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff
RELEASE: Legend - LABEL: The island DEF Jam Music Group
THE PROTESTERS - Titanic Destination
RELEASE: Postcolonial World - LABEL: Freedom Street Records
Kayim Ba - Bawama
RELEASE: Mami Wata