Australian Music Vault’s Long Play Series releases five new episodes

AMV-Long-Play-Series-Colin-Hay-courtesy-of-Arts-Centre-MelbourneAs part of the Australian Music Vault’s ongoing commitment to capturing and sharing great Australian music stories, five additional long-form interview videos have been added to the much-loved Long Play Series.

Interviewer and ABC broadcaster Brian Nankervis spoke to some of Australia’s music industry leaders including Colin Hay, Russell Morris, Brian Cadd AM, Amanda Pelman and Ross Wilson. Each episode will go live every Thursday at 11.00am for the next five weeks with Colin Hay’s episode the first cab off the rank and now available.

In this fascinating series, Colin Hay discusses moving to Australia from Scotland at the age of 14, Men at Work’s immense international success, and more recently playing guitar with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band.

Russell Morris (available Thursday 27 August) talks about his experience recording The Real Thing, as well as the inspiration behind his Australian blues narrative, and his time playing Riff Raff in the stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Brian Cadd AM (available Thursday 3 September) talks about moving to England with Axiom, forming the Fable Records subsidiary label – Bootleg Records – with Ron Tudor, and touring with the Flying Burrito Brothers.

Amanda Pelman (available Thursday 10 September) talks about working at Mushroom Records, the day that Michael Gudinski dropped Kylie Minogue’s cassette on her desk, and her time managing Jimmy Barnes.

Ross Wilson (available Thursday 17 September) discusses seeing Johnny O’Keefe at Festival Hall with his dad, writing Eagle Rock, and his first reactions on seeing Skyhooks perform live.

The ultimate aim of the Long Play Series is to share and preserve the stories of contemporary music in Australia from all facets of the music industry, from the 1950s to present day. By spotlighting these influential trailblazers and unsung heroes, the Australian Music Vault can delve further into the stories behind our country’s great music.

The Australian Music Vault is a key initiative of the Victorian Government’s Music Works strategy, in support and collaboration with the music industry. It has been developed by Arts Centre Melbourne in consultation with the music industry and is a celebration of the Australian contemporary music story – past, present and future. It’s a place to explore your love of music, revisit some of the big music moments of your life and discover the exciting new stories of today’s Australian music scene.

An expanded and permanent Australian Music Vault is planned for a new Arts Centre Melbourne campus and creative hub at 1 City Road – a key new cultural, industry and tourism offer featured as part of the Victorian Government’s vision for the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.

For more information about the Australian Music Vault, and watch previous episodes and new releases of the Long Play Series, visit: for details.

Image: Colin Hay – courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne