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Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 31, 2017

  GET UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH SOME GUITAR GREATS To fully appreciate your time at the Melbourne Guitar Show, make sure you get a taste of absolutely everything. First and foremost … play a guitar! It might sound obvious but there are so many distractions that it’s easy not…

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Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - July 31, 2017

About Exhibitor: ET Guitars is a guitar company in the Southern Highlands NSW since 2010, who specialise in full custom builds to customer specifications, as well as our own models, built both in-house and with an Asian outsource partner. We do 6, 7, 8 string, in standard or Multiscale, and…

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Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - July 31, 2017

About Exhibitor: Our staff are all musicians and have real life experience in live performance and touring, sound mixing, digital and analog recording, system design and music tuition. Our goal is to make sure that you get the right equipment for your needs and then have the support to help…

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 31, 2017

They’re one of Australia’s favourite country rock bands and now The Wolfe Brothers have announced the first dates of what will be a year-long jaunt called Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour. Easily one of the hardest working bands on the circuit today, if they’re not touring, they’re writing and recording – in fact, they haven’t really stopped since they smashed onto the Australian scene back in 2012.

The band has recently been in Nashville writing songs for their next album. In fact, they only just arrived back in the country on the weekend and are already looking forward to a busy 12-months ahead recording their fourth album. “We will be doing a lot more of our own shows around the country,” says Tom. “We will also continue touring with Lee Kernaghan on his 25th anniversary tour, which has been such a huge success! We’re excited that it will now be extending into next year!”

The Nashville songwriting trip was a creative powerhouse. “The songwriting on this trip feels like we have stepped up another level,” says guitarist Brodie Rainbird. “We have spent so much time in Nashville over the last couple of years that it is our second home, and we feel very settled and relaxed there now. The past experience of writing the last album there has given us the confidence to approach these songwriting sessions with much more focus on what we want to achieve, in terms of a direction for the next album.”

Rightfully considered as one of the hottest live country bands in Australia, The Wolfe Brothers are renowned for their tight performances and affable approach. With the release of the first leg of their Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour for 2017, the second leg – slated for 2018 – will be announced in coming weeks. The band is looking forward to sharing some of their biggest hits – and new material – with fans on the road.

Lead singer Nick Wolfe says no night will be the same. “We are trying to evolve as a band,” he says. “We do not want to stay the same all the time, we want to grow and get better at what we do. Our goal is to achieve this on the new tour by giving the audience all the hit songs with some nostalgic covers but also share some new music with them before we release these songs on next album. It is always very satisfying to get the reaction of the hard-core fans to our new songs. We genuinely like to get them involved in the lead up to releasing a new album, and there is no better way to do that than to get the fan’s opinion of some new songs.”

The Wolfe Brothers most recent album This Crazy Life hit #2 on the ARIA country charts and has spawned three #1 singles, making it 10 singles in a row from the last 3 albums to hit the #1 spot on the country charts. The current radio release, a duet with Lee Kernaghan on his single Damn Good Mates, has also spawned airplay around the country.

The Wolfe Brothers Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour will roll-out around Australia until June 2018. The band’s as-yet-untitled new album will be released mid-2018.

Friday 1st September 2017 | 8pm
The Cinema, BURNIE TAS
The Wolfe Brothers, Brett Collidge & Straalen | Foster’s Music (03) 6431 5409

Saturday 2nd September 2017 | 8pm
Hotel Tasmania, LAUNCESTON TAS
The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen | Hotel Tasmania

Friday 15th September 2017 | 8pm
Racehorse Hotel, BOOVAL QLD
The Wolfe Brothers, Baylou & Straalen | (07) 3282 1222

Saturday 16th September 2017
Doomben Racecourse, BRISBANE QLD
The Country Music Race Day
The Wolfe Brothers, Troy Cassar-Daley & more

Sunday 17th September | 7pm
The Wolfe Brothers, Baylou & Straalen  | (07) 5572 2000

Saturday 23rd September | 8pm
Queenstown Memorial Hall, QUEENSTOWN TAS
The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen  |  7XS Office

Sunday 24th September 2017 | 2pm
Longley International Hotel, HOBART TAS
The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen | (03) 6239 6378

Saturday 30th September 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017
Melton Mowbray Rodeo, MELTON TAS
The Wolfe Brothers & rodeo

Friday 24th November 2017 | 8pm
The Wolfe Brothers & Baylou | (02) 9625 500

Saturday 25th November 2017
Country At The Camp, BRANXTON NSW
The Wolfe Brothers & Festival Line-up

For more information about The Wolfe Brothers concert dates on Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour please visit

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 31, 2017


It seems that whatever Melbourne based singer-songwriter Alex Lahey sets her mind to, she can achieve. Alex announced herself to the world in 2016 with her debut EP ‘B-Grade University’. The EP saw the Melbourne singer songwriter catapulted into popularity with fans and critics alike. Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Rolling Stone, Sterogum all got on board as she scored spots on festival bills from SXSW to Splendour. Now in 2017, she is ready to release her debut full length album, I Love You Like A Brother, and with it, the first single, Every Day’s The Weekend (see video below).

Lahey sees her life as ordinary: “I fall in love, I have a family, I go out with my friends, I like to have a drink.” However, most people can’t distil those universal experiences into wry, punchy indie-rock songs – three-minute odes to millennial angst and all the complicated feelings that come with it. Alex Lahey can. ‘Love You Like A Brother’ is proof.

The video for Every Day’s The Weekend, created by Alex’s long-time collaborator, Jam Nawaz, (Remi, Bec Sandridge) and renowned local artist Callum Preston, features cameos from celebrated Australian comedian Barry Morgan, as well as Alex’s mum.

To celebrate the release of I Love You Like A Brother, Alex and her band will hit the road in October for a run of shows across the country. After selling out her last in May and wowing fans across the country, this tour should be no different!



Wed Oct 4 – 48 Watt St Newcastle
Friday Oct 6 – OAF, Sydney
Sat Oct 7 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Wed Oct 11 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Thurs Oct 12 – Workers Club, Geelong
Fri Oct 13 – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday Oct 14 – Republic Bar, Hobart
Wed Oct 18 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thurs Oct 19 – Rosemount, Perth
Friday Oct 20 – Mojos, Fremantle

‘I Love You Like A Brother’ is out on Oct 6 on Nicky Boy Records, distributed by Caroline Australia

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Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - July 29, 2017

About Exhibitor: The course covers both traditional and emerging digital technologies. Opportunities are available in the guitar industry, practicing repair or instrument set up, manufacture and design. Programs cover traditional woodcraft and manufacturing techniques. We have established relationships with Maton Guitars, Cole Clark & many independent instrument makers. The college…

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Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - July 29, 2017

ABOUT THE EXHIBITOR Musos Corner 50 Years of All Things Guitar – Stalls 16 -18 This year marks Musos Corner’s 50-year anniversary in the music retail industry. We are a large independent store and online retailer based in Newcastle, N.S.W. Musos Corner prides itself on our comprehensive and diverse range…

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Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 28, 2017

One of the great things about the Melbourne Guitar Show is that you never know who you might stumble across in the aisles or on the exhibitor’s stands. Apart from the numerous high profile guitarists performing on stage or in workshops, there are many other notable, unadvertised artists who come…

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Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 28, 2017

Frenchman Alex Champ and New Zealander Nadav Tabak lived parallel lives in New Zealand, busking in the same town and attending the same concerts but it wasn’t until they moved to Melbourne that they actually met. They began composing and crafting their original works in a Melbourne basement in 2013…

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Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 27, 2017

TONE REVIVAL ENGINEERING STAND #4. GROUND LEVEL Some business ideas emerge after a long period of brainstorming, planning and maybe even go as far as the consideration of focus group data. Then there are products which just emerge out of pure practicality. I’m talking about common sense solutions to irritating…

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