Music Student Newsletter
July 2018 Issue 001

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Hello to all music students and welcome to the first TCS Music school news letter. TCS will be sending this letter out every month.

This letter can connect all music students to the latest local music news, master classes, in-store clinics, student achievements, gigs, music store SALES,TCS events and festivals.

Basically if it’s loud and people are having fun, you’ll read about it here.

A big WELCOME to our new students and future rockstars.

Griffin Bull – Murray Burnett – Nate Earnshaw – Leo Gus – Mitch Hawkins – Phoenix Holler – Ned Rogers – Elsie Wilkinson – Coby Williams – Arturo Molinari.

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     Jazmin Wilkins (Bass) Mitch Hawkins (Guitar) Finn Nahrung (Guitar &Vocals) Noah Bowden (Drums)

Murwillumbah’s own teen spirits ‘BEATROOT’.

TCS: There’s been some recent talk in the local music scene, rumours about a young guitar player named Finn who sings the blues and plays slide guitar.

So TCS contacted Finn and He tells us he’s in a band and that the band likes to play some serious ROCK ‘n’ ROLL.

Here is an interview we managed to get from the band.

TCS: How did you come up with the band name?

Originally Mitchell and Finn were making jokes and randomly listing vegetables. Then Finn said Beetroot. Mitchell said, beetroot, beetroot, OH BEAT-ROOT as in beat of the drum! We all thought that was a great name and decided to stick with it.

TCS: How long has each person been playing with their instrument for, and how did the band form?

Mitchell (guitar) and Noah (drums) have been playing for around 4 years, and Finn (guitar) for around 2 years, and Jazmin (Bass) for 4 months. We formed because of our love of music. The band formed as a request to do a performance for our principal who had left our school. We planned some rehearsals and learnt the song “Learn To Fly” by The Foo Fighters, after which we decided to form a band.

TCS: Where do you rehearse, and describe a typical rehearsal?”

We rehearse in the school hall and also sometimes the music room. One example of a practice is us playing the song we’re going to practice and working our fingers to the bone getting it perfect. And then playing a song we previously performed, just for fun.

TCS: What bands/music are each members of the band listening to? List your biggest influences… 

Jazmin’s main influences are The Beatles, Nirvana, Michael Jackson and Jazmin’s dad (Simon Meola). Finn listens to The Rolling Stones, James.T, Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, and Finn’s Mum and Pa (Grandfather). Mitch likes The Foo Fighters, Portugal, The man, Foster the people. Noah smashes to Audioslave, Nirvana, Foster the people and The Foo Fighters.

TCS: Why do you play music? What do you get from performing in a band?

We play music because it’s a really fun hobby to get into and we each have appreciated music ever since we were very little. Performing in a band is an amazing experience and we’ve made new friends along the way. We also play music to get away from life and take a break. We all like playing with other people, because a) it is fun to show each other our ideas and what we are each doing in the songs and b) when you’re listening to the music that your band is making and you realise you’re playing in the band making the sounds… it’s an awesome feeling.

TCS : What are your future plans for music and the band?

We’d love to do music as a career when we are older. If the band can stay together for another few years, we can see us going great places! We would always like to play music all of our lives, whether that be like a full-time job or just doing a few gigs here and there. We would like the band to go for a few more years so we can explore more things to do and more places to perform.

TCS: What is your least favourite genre of music?

We are not into country music of any type. We absolutely despise all new pop music, e.g. Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, One Direction just to name a few.

TCS: Have you had many live shows yet? Describe what happened? Talk about your favourite moments… 

Jazmin: We have had a few live shows.

Our largest so far was our school committee. Mitchell was worried he hadn’t practised enough, Finn was in a panic because he had forgotten to unlock his guitar case, and we were all so nervous, but in the end we did awesome and received non – stop compliments. We were all so proud of ourselves and each other, but our parents were especially proud of us all.

TCS: Thank you ‘BEATROOT’ for your time and music. You each are an inspiration to us all and we wish your band many years of ruling and schooling others on what it takes to ROCK! It’s awesome to know that the future of rock ‘n’ roll is in capable and very talented hands

Phil Emmanuel ‘Rock in Peace’

Following the tragic news of Australian guitar icon Phil Emmanuel’s passing in May, plenty of fellow musicians, family and friends shared tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll legend on social media and music hubs locally, nationwide and internationally. Among them being Tommy Emmanuel, who considers Phil Emmanuel to be a huge influence on his own music.

The entire team at Tweed Creative Studios are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Phil Emmanuel. He was a true icon of rock ‘n’ roll and a massive influence to us all. Phil was not only a brilliant guitarist and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman on his instrument and a genuine human being. We want to thank Phil for all the inspirational music he performed for us.

Phil recently blew the roof tops off at our charity show fundraiser in the Condong Bowling club on March the 31st this year (All profits went to the tweed district rescue squad). We also received news that Phil Emmanuel has just been awarded the order of Australia (Achievement and Merit in Service to Australia and Humanity). Even though each and every one of our guitars are gently weeping, we happily celebrate your musical life and immense contributions to the arts, we bid you farewell our friend, teacher and rock ‘n’ roll idol Mr Phil Emmanuel.

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Artists who contributed their time for Phil’s legacy

12 year old guitarist Lachlan Murray was among some of the country’s finest performers to pay tribute to Phil Emmanuel on the 26th of June at the Condong Bowling Club.

Lachlan played some Hendrix classics such as ‘All Along The Watch Tower’ and ‘Foxy Lady’. Lachlan was then awarded the TCS encouragement award for his contributions to the night.

The line-up for this tribute night included legendary rock star Normie Rowe, Living in the 70s band, Trombone Kellie Gang, Hubcap Stan and the Sidewalk Stompers and Phil Eizenberg’s PPR Express.

Student Silver Member Cards

Have you got your ‘Silver Member Card’ yet?

Silver Member cards get you an instant 15% discount off all musical accessories, new instruments & music gear, 10% – 20% off all TCS door entry events and gigs and 20% off in-store T.Shirts, 10% off Rehearsal room, 10% off Repairs. (Cards excludes SALE items)

Here’s how you can grab yourself a ‘Silver Member Card’ –

Come into the music store and say ” I want a Silver Member Card please”.

The Wizard helping you will ask you to define a musical term of the month, so for this July & August issue, the musical term we’ve chosen is ‘Ostinato’

If you can define what an ‘Ostinato’ in music is, you instantly receive a Silver Member Card for the entire month of July & August. (There’s also a form you can fill out for the card, but that’s lame…)

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JULY and August in-store Sale

 Guitar Section

1/2 to 3/4 to full size Tanglewood acoustic and semi acoustic guitars from $199 – 400

Guitar service : Includes new strings, fret board clean and body polish. $45

1/2 Electric Guitar packages for beginners – Includes amp, lead strap and picks $199

Full size Electric guitar packages- includes 10 watt amp, lead, strap, picks, tuner $339

Full size P.Bass guitar package- includes 20 watt amp $425

Range of Ukuleles from $45 – $300

Massive range of second hand guitars- Fender, Yamaha, Epiphone, Ibanez, Godin $80 – $1800

Amplifier Section

S/h guitar practice amplifiers 10 watt from $50

S/h Marshall Mg100FX watt solid state head and 4 x 10 quad box $550

S/h Yamaha Busking Amplifier 10 Watts includes headphones $240

New RMS rechargeable Busking 15 Watt amp includes Mic and instrument inputs $329

S/h Randall RH50T Head and 4×12 Quad box $700

S/h Peavey USA TKO 80 Watt Bass Amp $120 .

Drum Section

Second hand Pearl EX Black Gothic Drum kit 10″,12″, 13″, 16″ Toms,14″ wood snare, 22″x 18″ kick drum. P120 pedal, Heavy duty double braced hardware, swivel hat stand, ride stand, crash stand, snare stand. Includes Zildjian ZXT Cymbal pack- 14″Hats, 16″ crash, 20″ ride.  $899

Second Hand Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Translucent Green Drum kit 12″, 13″, 16″ Toms, 14″ wood snare, 22″kick drum, pedal, heavy duty Yamaha hardware, hat stand, ride stand, crash stand, snare stand. Includes Alchemy Cymbal pack- 14″Hats, 16″ crash, 20″ ride.. $749

S/H Dolfin Deluxe 8″,10″,12″ Tom set $100

S/H Beginner’s Drumkits available 12″ 13″ 16″ Toms, 14″ steel snare, 22″ kick complete with hardware & cymbals. $399

Cymbal Section

S/H Sabian HHX 18″ Stage Crash $250

S/H Sabian 20″ Crash/Ride $220

S/H Sabian 20″ Heavy Ride $140

S/H Zildjian A custom 21″ Rezo Ride $250

S/H Zildjian High 21″ China Boy $220

S/H Zildjian A custom Master Sounds 14″Hi hats $300

Drummer’s Accessories

S/h Pearl Practice 5 piece kit $95

New Pair of sticks from $12- $15-$25

New Pair of Steel Brushes from $28

New Pair of retractable plastic Brushes $25 

S/h Pearl Double pedal $85

S/h Gilbraltar Double pedal $220

S/h DW 7000 Single pedal $200

S/h Dixon Double Pedal $199

Drummer’s seats from $45-$199

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A Variety of stands for keyboards, guitars, microphones or sheet music from $30 – $100

Hohner and Lee Oskar Harmonicas 10% off retail in July & August

Guitar straps from $12 -$30

Band Rehearsal Room

Affordable rates and discounts for students.

Fully decked out with P.A system, Aircon, full Drumkit, Loud Awesome Amps & Micro.

Call us to make a booking and get your band to make some seri0US SOUNDS.

Limited Special Offer
Only for July & August
Hohner and Lee Oskar Harmonicas
(10% off the retail price )

Remo & Evans Drumheads

We stock and can order both Remp and Evans drumheads.

Re-skin Service

We also have an in-store drum tech from Sydney’s 301 studios, who will service and re-skin your entire kit and tune with any drum head purchase.

TCS 2019-20 Student Music Competitions

There are talks within the music teaching faculty and amongst our drummers especially, that there should be a drum competition held here at TCS.

Well let those thoughts marinate for a bit and imagine that if you practiced all your drum exercises and rudiments for at least 1 to 8 hours a day…you could be competing for a brand new Drum kit, or some brand new Cymbals or even a new set of Double Kick Pedals.

There are talks of a Guitar competition, A Dance and Piano competition also. If you would like more information or just would like to let us know that you are interested in applying to compete in any of these competitions-

Please send us a email letting us know that you are keen to win some amazing prizes we have up for grabs in 2019.

Contact us: If you liked any of our articles here or have suggestions on future articles and would like us to feature your band or a fresh new talent…please send us an email and we will surely have your ideas up for consideration and possibly publishing it in our next student letter due out in late August 2018.

Tweed Creative Studios
1/19 Buchanan Street,
South Murwillumbah,
NSW 2484

Opening Hours
10am-6:00pm Mon-Fri,
10am-3pm Sat.
10am – 2pm Sun

02 6672 5556

July 2018 Muisc Student Newsletter Issue 001 Copyright Tweed Creative Studios



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