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MGS 2016 FINALE JAM – WISHING WELL

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 31, 2016

Here’s another tune from the awesome 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show finale jam featuring James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Phil Ceberano, Brett Kingman, Shannon Bourne and Bob Spencer. Rod Bustos played bass and Marcus Ryan on drums. This one is the Free classic Wishing Well featuring Chris Stark on vocals. Recorded by Peter Rickman and the team from Advanced Audio. Presented by Triple M and Australian Musician

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WATCH: BILLY BUSH PRODUCER (GARBAGE) ON LINE 6 HELIX

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - August 31, 2016

The Line 6 folks stopped by Red Razor Sound in Los Angeles recently to chat with Billy Bush about the gear Garbage uses to get their ground-breaking guitar sounds, and about the band’s history with Line 6. Follow Line 6 Australia on Facebook

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CARLA WEHBE – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 31, 2016

Mesmerising pop vocalist Carla Wehbe has released her debut single Electric Field, a powerhouse of a track that inspires wan-derlust in every listen. To accompany the track Wehbe has also released a stunning clip that encompasses the compelling na-ture of the song. Electric Field is the first taste of Wehbe’s…

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MUSO’S 2016 GUITAR SHOW HIGHLIGHT REEL

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 31, 2016

The good folks at www.muso.com.au have shared their 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show highlights reel with us featuring Running Young’s new single ‘Not The Same’

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REVIEW: BOSS CE-2W CHORUS PEDAL

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - August 31, 2016

Jesse Delaney checks out the new Boss Waza Craft CE-2w Chorus pedal The ol’ Chorus pedal, eh. Chorus has always been one of those effects that polarises guitarists. There are those that love it, who will eschew a dry clean tone in favour of the thick, syrupy modulation that brings…

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TROY CASSAR-DALEY: NEW ALBUM, BOOK … INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 30, 2016

Ten solo albums over a 26 year career is a milestone worth celebrating and for Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley, he’s marked the occasion of his 10th record with the release of an accompanying autobiography. Things I Carry Around is the name of both the album and a book…

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THE ARISTOCRATS: GUTHRIE GOVAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 28, 2016

One of the most impressive and sought after bands in the Instrumental rock/fusion scene today, The Aristocrats, will be heading to Australia this October for a national tour! Featuring the combined virtuoso talents of drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Joe Satriani), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), the all-star supergroup have…

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MIKE NOGA – THE ‘KING’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 25, 2016

The former drummer of one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed bands The Drones, Mike Noga has fronted numerous outfits of his own and has released two highly lauded solo albums. His long-awaited third album KING is out August 26 via Cooking Vinyl Australia. KING is a dark, psychedelic concept album, loosely based on George Büchner’s…

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RSO: RICHIE SAMBORA + ORIANTHI SEPTEMBER TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 24, 2016

RSO Photo © Tim Tronckoe
RSO is RICHIE SAMBORA and ORIANTHI, two extraordinary musicians and songwriters who’ve combined their passion for guitars and their magnetic stage presence to form one hot, rock duo. These two Multi-Platinum selling artists have toured the world, written #1 singles, collaborated with mega-stars and released breakthrough solo projects – now they are joining forces as classic rock powerhouse RSO: RICHIE SAMBORA + ORIANTHI.

As part of this tour, fans can expect to hear songs from both Richie and Orianthi’s catalogues, Bon Jovi classics, plus songs from other artists they have performed with including, Michael Jackson’s Black or White and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. The tour will feature world-class guitar mastery, with the charismatic duo creating an extraordinary show.

Grammy Award Winner Sambora brings to the table his Songwriters Hall of Fame skills conjuring addictive hooks and poetic lyrics. Richie has expressed his excitement about the upcoming tour, stating “I can’t wait to perform the classic songs fans know and love, as well as share a preview of what you can expect to hear on our upcoming debut album.”

Richie Sambora was a founding member and lead guitarist for Bon Jovi for almost 30 years, co-writing some of the band’s most successful songs such as Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, Lay Your Hands On Me, Keep The Faith, I’ll Be There For You and These Days. He has collaborated with artists like Cher, Les Paul, Desmond Child, Pink and even our own Shannon Noll! Having sold over 100 million records with Bon Jovi, Sambora has released three solo albums, his most recent, The Aftermath of the Lowdown in 2012 after which he toured Australia with Orianthi as special guest, as part of the 2014 Soundwave Festival.

Australia’s own rock goddess, Adelaide born Orianthi, is a renowned guitar talent and exceptional, sensitive songwriter. She is one of only three female guitarists ever to grace the cover of US Guitar magazine, the first female guitarist to play in Alice Cooper’s band and was enlisted by the late Michael Jackson for his ‘This Is It’ concert tour (and featured heavily in the film of the same name).

“I’m ecstatic to be bringing this tour home to Australia”, said Orianthi. “Aussies really know how to rock out at concerts. It’s going to be an incredible experience.”

Orianthi is one of the most sought after musicians and vocalists in the world.  She has been recruited by a host of music legends to add her fiery and melodic lead to their albums and live shows, playing at Eric Clapton’s Crossroad Festival, and with greats such as Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson, Santana, Steve Vai, Dave Stewart, Steven Tyler, Adam Lambert and Michael Bolton.  After first appearing as lead guitarist for Carrie Underwood on the 2009 Grammy Awards, Orianthi scored her breakthrough top ten worldwide hit with According To You later that year. Orianthi’s songs have featured in Guitar Hero games and most recently she recorded an all-star version of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love featuring AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp and Zac Starkey, on the Hollywood Vampires debut album.  Richie Sambora inducted Orianthi into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

RSO: RICHIE SAMBORA + ORIANTHI have completed work on a soon to be released but yet to be titled album.

RSO: RICHIE SAMBORA & ORIANTHI SEPTEMBER TOUR
Friday 23 September                       Metro City, Perth
Monday 26 September                    Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Tuesday 27 September                   Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Thursday 29 September                  Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 30 September                       Eaton Hills, Brisbane

TICKETING INFORMATION:
My Ticketek members will receive exclusive pre-sale access from 1pm Monday 29th August 2016.
Tickets will be available to the general public at www.ticketek.com.au from 9am Tuesday 30th August 2016.
Tickets available through  www.ticketek.com.au

Please note: Metro City Perth is licensed venue, 18+ only. Tickets also available through www.metroconcertclub.com

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WATCH: MATON’S C.S. FLATPICKER

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - August 24, 2016

The Flatpicker by The Maton Custom Shop was a very basic choice to make. Create a Simple and Elegant straight up Dreadnought that could appeal to a variety of players from Bluegrass pickers to a home studio muso who wants a guitar with plenty of Voice. Watch Andy Allen’s demo…

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