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20 Apr Trading Tunes with Jade Imagine


Photo by Jamie Wdziekonski


Melbourne’s own Jade Imagine, fronted by indie-scene-legend Jade McInally, have become a staple in the local scene. Having released an EP with Milk! Records – headed by Aussie favourites Courtney Barnett and Jen Cloher – the feeling is that Jade Imagine will continue to rise to greatness.

Not only are they releasing great material, backed by all-Aussie-all-star label and artist management collective Our Golden Friend, their band currently features many notable names – Liam ‘Snowy’ Halliwell (The Ocean Party) on bass, producer/guitarist Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings) and James Harvey (Teeth & Tongue) on drums. It’s an all-star cast all-round!

Before Jade Imagine hit the stage at Melbourne Museum‘s Nocturnal event this Friday night – alongside Totally Mild, Jess Ribeiro & RVG in collaboration with Our Golden Friend – we had a chat with Jade and she gave us some favourite tracks from the classic film ‘School of Rock’. Tickets are still available for Nocturnal.

Jade McInally: Because we are a “rock band” and we’re playing in a Museum it seemed fitting – Museums are often frequented by schools on excursions. School Of Rock is set in a school. Its all connected… derrr!

Stevie Nicks – ‘Edge Of Seventeen’


“We are currently working out how to play this live. Fun fact, you can make a medley mix of this song and “I Was Made For Lovin You’ by kiss, cuz they have pretty much the same guitar part. This is also the moment in the film where the school principal gets drunk and lets her guard down. Y’all gonna let your guards down and play with us on Friday?.”

David Bowie – ‘Moonage Daydream’


“The best Bowie song ever. Fun Fact, this week we had a full moon in Scorpio. AKA Pink Moon.”

Deep Purple – ‘Smoke On The Water’


“This is the bit where Jack Black says “cello!” and I always laugh.”

AC/DC – ‘For Those Of You About To Rock’


“This will be us on Friday at the Melbourne Museum (Cc: RVG, Jess Ribeiro, Totally Mild)”

T. Rex – ‘Ballrooms Of Mars’


“The youtube comments for this song are amazing… “T.REX BROUGHT ME HERE”, “that guitar solo makes me want to jettison my body into the cosmos” and”I came here because I hate Guns N Roses”, amongst others… ”





Sarah Chavdaroska
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