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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 23, 2016

Catch Roger performing with Geoff Achison and Jimi Hocking Saturday August 6th midday on the AON Forecourt Stage Highly acclaimed New Zealand born guitarist Roger McLachlan has an eclectic list of achievements dating back to his stint as bass player for the original Little River Band. LRB’s self-titled debut album…

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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 23, 2016

Catch Rod Bustos on bass with James Ryan trio playing David Lee Roth classics at 11am Sunday August 7th AON Forecourt Stage Rod will also play bass in the Triple J All Star Jam Sunday August 7th 3pm AON Forecourt Stage

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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 23, 2016

Catch Joe Fernand’s Professor Bass session with Tyson Constantinou Saturday August 6th cafe Corner, Ground Level

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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 23, 2016

Tim Gaze is an Australian rock and blues guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer. He was a member of several prominent Australian groups of the 1960s and 1970s including Tamam Shud, Kahvas Jute, Ariel and Rose Tattoo Catch Tim Gaze’s Professor Guitar Session Sunday August 7th 1.30pm Cafe Corner, Ground Level…

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Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 22, 2016

AIMgraphicThe Australian Institute of Music (AIM) – Australia’s #1 Music School – will be opening its doors in Sydney and Melbourne to the general public. Here is your chance to experience the vibrant campus come to life with FREE workshops, masterclasses and live performances from special industry guests. Panels will run throughout the day giving parents and potential students the chance to ask any question about any area of the industry including business, management and performance.

SYDNEY – Saturday 6th August.
MELBOURNE – Saturday 13th August

SYDNEY – 1-55 Foveaux St, Surry Hills.
MELBOURNE – 120 King St, Melbourne

TIME: 10:00am to 3:00pm.

And … if you’re in Melbourne August 6 &7, come down to the AIM stand at the Melbourne Guitar Show, Caulfield Racecourse. AIM will feature some acoustic performances by our guitar and songwriting students, guest visits by AIM guitar teacher Simon Patterson and staff on hand to answer any questions about the course. There will also be a short promotional video of previous masterclass guests at AIM including Tommy Emmanuel, Jon Gomm and Sting’s guitarist, Dominic Miller.

Click here for the more open day information
Click here for more on their Melbourne Guitar Show stand

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Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - July 21, 2016

Visitors to the Melbourne Guitar show this year will have the opportunity to view Australian Guitar making history on the Maton Stand. A selection of incredibly rare Maton guitars will be on display including the very fist Maton ever made in 1946 by Bill May, the founder of Maton Guitars….

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Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 21, 2016


It’s all happening for Melbourne-based, internationally acclaimed classical/flamenco guitar identity Matthew Fagan. Not only is he one of the featured acts at the Melbourne Guitar Show but Matthew has also been busy with other projects including the recording of several new videos for his solo album Virtuoso.

A project Matthew is particularly excited about is his proposed crowd funded album A Song For Billy, inspired by Billy Connolly, with funds being targeted for Parkinson’s disease awareness.

“It’s an album starring the liberty banjo … once Billy Connolly’s travelling companion for 20 years,” explains Matthew. “Then Billy gifted the banjo to me after I toured with him for 53 nights in Australia 1999. I catch up with Billy every time he returns to Australia.”

“I have been inspired to launch this crowd funding project since I saw how bravely Billy keeps living his life to the fullest, by touring and making new TV shows right up to the present day. My making this album “A Song for Billy”, is my way of saying thank you to Billy for his friendship and to also give back by raising funds for Parkinson’s awareness, support and research.”

Find the link to the A Song For Billy campaign here.

Catch Matthew Fagan at the Melbourne Guitar Show at Caulfield Racecourse:
Saturday Aug 6th 12.30pm Exclusively Acoustic Stage
Sunday Aug 7th 10.30am Hosting the Kala Instant Uke Orchestra and then at 2pm as part of Nick Charles’ Guitar Player’s Session.

Here’s Matthew performing The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky -Korsakov, off his album Virtuoso

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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 20, 2016

Leisha Jungalwalla performs as part of the Fretted Femmes in Song session, along with Megan Bernard, Cat Canteri, and Heloise. Saturday August 6th 11.15am AON Mezzanine Stage Level 1 Leisha Jungalwalla is one half of new dynamic Melbourne duo This Way North. Having started playing guitar at 12 years old…

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Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 20, 2016


The 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show program is now online. Download a pdf, see what’s on and where, print it out and plan your weekend. Dozens of performers on 4 stages of fretted instrument fun. This year, we’ve separated the acoustic and electric instruments. The ground floor will be full of electric guitars, amps, pedals and accessories. Upstairs you can catch all of the acoustic guitar related product, as well as all of the acoustic-based performances.
What are you waiting for? Download the pdf here now!

Or click through to the site here







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Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - July 19, 2016

Saturday August 6th 11am AON Forecourt Stage Shannon Bourne can also be seen as part of Nick Charles’ Guitar Players session 1 Saturday August 6th at 1.45 AON Mezzanine Stage, along with Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking, Sam See and Phil Manning. Shannon then joins the Triple M All Star Jam…

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