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TONY HILLIERMusical suggestions for the gift-giving season from Tony Hillier – one of Australia’s finest music writers and a first rate musician. Tony’s been active in the far north Queensland music scene for decades now, in much-loved bands Snake Gully and Kamerunga.

Tony’s informed and insightful coverage of music from all over the world features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine

You hear Tony talking about and playing the best new music on my Friday afternoon show on ABC Far North. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at

Every year, Tony Hillier listens to hundreds, probably thousands of new releases. Here’s his top ten for 2012.



  • #1 ONDATROPICA Stunning take on Colombian musical tradition


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