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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 15th December, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 15th December, 2017
Baby Et Lulu - C'est Le Top
RELEASE: Album Deux - LABEL: MGM Distribution
Sydney Jazz Orchestra - Shapes
RELEASE: Nothing Personal - LABEL: ABC Music
Gregg Arthur - I Could Have Told You
RELEASE: Late At Night - LABEL: Capitol Mastering
Hiatus Kaiyote - Borderline with My Atoms
RELEASE: Choose Your Weapon - LABEL: Flying Buddah/ Sony Music
James Morrison, BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart - I've Got The World On A String
RELEASE: The Great American Songbook - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Mingus Amongst Us - Better Get Hit In Your Soul
RELEASE: Mingus Amongst Us Live @ Foundry 616 - LABEL: Independent
Emma Pask - Quizas Quizas Quizas
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
Judy Bailey - Gee Whiz
RELEASE: Australian Masters/Jazz Legends - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Dan Barnett with guests Tricia Evy & Kelly Ottaway - Tin Tin Deo
RELEASE: Walkin' Shoes - LABEL: Sony Studios
Steve Hunter - Savvy
RELEASE: Dig My Grave - LABEL: Birdland Records

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 8th December, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 8th December, 2017
Emily Wurramara - Stomping Ground
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Ajak Kwai - Let's Have A Good Time
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Miriam Lieberman - Summertime Again
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
Grace Barbe - Le Tourner
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Joe Tawadros - Permission To Evaporate
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
The Strides - Wizard
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
The Catholics - Wild Life
RELEASE: Global Rhythms - Live 2010 - LABEL: Eastside Records

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 1st December, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 1st December, 2017
Michael Griffin - The Girl Who Called Me Sunsilk (feat. Dane Laborie, Chris Long, Brendan Clark & Tim Geldens)
RELEASE: Unexpected Greeting - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Tom Vincent Morphic Resonance Project - Rhythm-A-Ning
RELEASE: Just Enough - LABEL: Lumbini House
The Vampires - Bendalong
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift music
Mucho Mambos - Domitila, Donde Vas?
RELEASE: Homage - LABEL: Ind
Spyglass Gypsies - Caballo Blanco
RELEASE: Spyglass Gypsies - LABEL: Independent
Miriam Lieberman - The Phoenix
RELEASE: Full Circle - LABEL: Independent
Project Collective Ska - Life's Pretty Crazy
Midnight Tea Party - Filf Surf
RELEASE: Midnight Tea Party - LABEL: Independent
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Get Up Stand Up
RELEASE: Legend - LABEL: The island DEF Jam Music Group
Leah Flanagan - Innocent Hearts
RELEASE: Nirvana Nights - LABEL: Vitamin Records
Jill Scott - Fool's Gold
RELEASE: Woman - LABEL: Warner Music
Soul Messengers - It's Too Late For Tears
RELEASE: Vision & Faith - LABEL: Soul Messengers

Take One - 01:30pm - Friday 24th November, 2017

Take One - 12:00am Friday 24th November, 2017
Miriam Waks - Black Coffee
RELEASE: Waksing Lyrical
Alister Spence Trio - Hopeful
RELEASE: Not Everything But Enough - LABEL: Alister Spence Music
Trisok - Two: Twelve
RELEASE: Moment Returns - LABEL: Leaf
Lucinda Peters - Dawn Runs
RELEASE: Show Me The Way To Your Heart
VIrna Sanzone - Walking in the Sun
RELEASE: Virna Sanzone - LABEL: -
Emma Pask - Mas Que Nada
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
Sandy Evans - 40 Degres
RELEASE: When The Sky Cries Rainbows - LABEL: ABC
Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection - Australian Suite III: What Goes Arouond (Comes Around)
The Cactus Channel - Leech
RELEASE: Stay A While - LABEL: Hopestreet Recordings
Wallace - Black Lake
RELEASE: Pole to Pole - LABEL: -
Steve Clisby - Georgia On My Mind
RELEASE: Spin - LABEL: Creative Vibes

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