Australian Music Vault’s Long Play Series reveals new season

Long-Play-Series-Jane-Gazzo-with-Kate-CeberanoMore incredible stories are on the horizon with the Australian Music Vault‘s much-loved Long Play Serieswith four new episodes dropping from 6 September to 19 October 2023.

Get unrivalled insights into the life and times of Australian music royalty as featured hosts interview the likes of Normie Rowe AM, Deborah Conway AM, Dave Arden, and Kate Ceberano AM.

Australian Music Vault – Long Play Series Releases:

  • Normie Rowe with Brian Nankervis – 6 September 2023
  • Deborah Conway with Jane Gazzo – 20 September 2023
  • Dave Arden with Daniel James – 4 October 2023
  • Kate Ceberano with Jane Gazzo – 19 October 2023
The first episode is now live, with host Brian Nankervis exploring the iconic career of pop trail-blazer Normie Rowe. You can watch here.

Normie Rowe gives the backstory to his meteoric rise from a Melbourne muso to the King of Pop during the transformative ‘swinging sixties’. From the explosion of pop-culture in Australia, unexpected stardom to the challenges of war, this Long Play is immaculate and perfectly timed with Normie Rowe’s 18 September show for Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall.

Deborah Conway’s interview with Jane Gazzo on 20 September talks topping the charts, women in the music industry and the creative chemistry with life partner Willy Zygier. Conway made waves on Australia’s cultural fabric from 1980’s as lead singer of Do-Re-Mi, backed up with solo standout albums. The journey continues with an impending national tour of Songs from the Book of Life performing at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio in October.

Kokatha/Gunditjmara songmanDave Arden is next up on 4 October, talking to Daniel James about family heritage, racism, incarceration and keeping his mobs’ storytelling alive in song. Arden details his creative emergence in the 1980’s with Koori Youth Band, groundbreaking solo releases Kookatha/Gunditjmara (2008), Red Desert Man (2020) and touring with icons Bart Willoughby, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Kutcha Edwards and more…

On 19 October ARIA Award winning artist Kate Ceberano reminisces with Jane Gazzo about the music scene in the 1980’s, performing at the World Music Awards alongside Prince, Sting and Grace Jones, and her place in the ever-changing musical landscape.

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. Watch previous episodes and new releases of the Long Play Series here!

The Australian Music Vault is a FREE exhibition and 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.

Image: Long Play Series with Kate Ceberano & host Jane Gazzo – courtesy of Australian Music Vault