MAX PRESENTS: HOODOO GURUS Premieres on MAX, Friday August 21 at 6.30pm Only on Foxtel

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Media Release: Monday, August 3, 2015

In an exclusive broadcast special, MAX PRESENTS: HOODOO GURUS, is an unforgettable musical and visual feast showcasing the four different incarnations of the Hoodoo Gurus as they perform all their hit songs from the ground breaking Stoneage Romeos to the current day.

Late last year, all past and present band members gathered for a unique concert event at Scarborough Beach, W.A. and “Be My Guru: The Evolution Revolution concert” was born. The unique concert event was then reincarnated as part of this year’s Vivid Festival in Sydney and was shot exclusively for MAX.

MAX Presents: Hoodoo Gurus provides fans an intimate view of the iconic band with backstage access and interviews with all band members, past and present. In a television first, the show culminates with all band members on stage together performing a mammoth tribal version of the band’s first single, Leilani, with all eight musicians playing two drum kits, two bass guitars and four electric guitars.

The show also marks a poignant moment showcasing the band’s final concert with drummer Mark Kingsmill announcing his intention to retire from the band after more than 30 years together.

With a career spanning over 30 years, the Hoodoo Gurus are an iconic band cemented in Australian music history and the hearts of music lovers across the country.

Tune in for this extraordinary event as MAX Presents: Hoodoo Gurus, telecast Friday August 21 at 6.30pm only on Foxtel’s MAX (channel 805).

Encore screening Friday August 21 at 10pm on MAX.


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The search is on for season two of THE RECRUIT

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Media Release: Monday August 3, 2015

The search is on for season two of


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FOXTEL has announced registrations are now open for season two of the ground-breaking sports competition series THE RECRUIT, with ex-Hawthorn recruiter Gary Buckenara leading the national search.

Produced in conjunction with the AFL, THE RECRUIT is a reality football entertainment series that follows 12 ‘Recruits’ who live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other, in order to win a life-changing prize – a guaranteed place on an AFL list.

The first season kicked massive goals when it launched on FOX8 in July 2014, with the premiere episode one of the highest series launches in subscription television history. THE RECRUIT was FOX8’s most watched series last year and was Foxtel’s number one non-sports program every Wednesday night.

The successful series saw coach Michael Voss targeted by Port Adelaide to become its new midfield manager in 2015; winner Johann Wagner was drafted by Port Adelaide Power president David Koch; and the Irish miracle Padraig Lucey was recruited by Geelong.

Now the search is on for season two, with one of the most respected scouts in the country Gary Buckenara, embarking on a national tour across local and country leagues and regional Australia in search of players for a second series of the hit program.

Hawthorn team of the century member, Buckenara is a four-time premiership player who recently left the Hawks after 11 years as a recruiting manager. He was responsible for many draft wins including Jarryd Roughead, Lance Franklin, and Jordan Lewis.

THE RECRUIT is open to footballers over the age of 20 as of March 1, 2016 who have not been on an AFL list. They must not have been a registered player in the VFL, SANFL, WAFL or NEAFL competitions in 2015 and not be contracted to one of these competitions for 2016.

Those who think they could be The Recruit should head to to register their details.

THE RECRUIT is produced by McGuire Media exclusively for Foxtel. The second series will air on FOX8 in 2016.


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Bose Soundlink Mini II Review – Pack’s a punch!


You couldn’t imagine something so small and sleek packs such a solid punch. Before I unboxed the Bose Sounlink Mini II I did not have great expectations. Bose has always been a great brand in audio, offering premium products at a matching price, but I just did not see what I would do with a portable sound system. My opinion quickly changed.

I enjoy a solid base sound like the most of us, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bose enjoy a good base as well! It really is all about the base! While not overly heavy the Sounlink II feels weighty, that probably feels sounds like a contradiction, but it isn’t. The Soundlink II is engineered to feel heavy and carry weight in all the places that matter and none more.

I found it really easy to pair the Soundlink II up to my Macbook, however difficult to pair to another device once I was already using the Sounlink II with the Macbook. Bluetooth can always be a little tricky, but I guess once it’s setup and running it just runs which is great. I did have a few issues when trying to use the Sounlink II on devices that were unpowered (not plugged in) which was very frustrating.

Unlike the first Soundlink, the Soundlink Mini II comes equipped with a microphone thus allowing you to pair up to your phone and carry a conversation directly through the device. This is extremely helpful when someone calls you and you’re rocking through the middle of Bohemian Rhapsody Wayne’s World style.

But to be fair, it’s not just the base that’s phenomenal, the audio is of a clear and crisp quality no matter what you’re listening to. It’s a neutral and complete sound that the Bose Soundlink Mini II provides. One that even the most particular audiophiles would not only be satisfied with but impressed.

What takes a short while to get used to is the fact that your Bose Soundlink Mini II talks to you. Literally. There’s not too many buttons on the device, so it tells you “Connected to Andrew’s Macbook Pro” so that you’re sure. This is fun and a good party trick if you still have friends hooking up $10 Logitech speakers to their iPhone.

As you would expect from Bose, the product finishing is second of none and of an extremely high quality. That said, I was disappointed to see that a carry case must be purchased separately. Considering we’re talking about a portable sound device, not having a carry case is both extremely poor and a little bizarre.

The Bose Soundlink Mini II comes baked in with all the features we loved from the first Sounlink Mini portable speaker. Bose have gone and made a great product better, and I highly recommend you pick one up. I wasn’t disappointed, and I very much doubt you will be.

9 out of 10

Review by Andrew Cunningham.



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Techwebcast Episode 343


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