Tony Hillier

Critic

Australia

Tony Hillier has been actively involved in all areas of the music industry in Australia for the past 25 years, primarily as a journalist and musician.

La Confusion

Date: 22 Sep 2017 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
Marvellous Malian musicians have emerged from challenging backgrounds to woo the world in the past few decades. The list would be incomplete without husband-wife team Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia, who have overcome blindness to become one of music’s most sought-after duos, featuring at the opening ceremonies of two soccer world cups and touring with U2 and Coldplay. With a taste in music formulated on James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapt ...

Agberos International

Date: 07 Jul 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
The long departed kings of 1960s-70s funk and afrobeat, James Brown and Fela Kuti, and leading political and environmental activists Steve Biko and Ken Saro-Wiwa are among those brought back to life in Agberos International. For different reasons, all of the above have made a profound impact on London-born, German-raised Nigerian producer/musician Adegoke Odukoya and his 13-piece ensemble BANTU. The Lagos-based band that carries the same monik ...