The Nat Allison Band performed a stunning set at the 2015 Melbourne Guitar Show. Here’s a clip of Nat and band playing a ballad ‘Time to Fall’ at last year’s show. Audio and video by Peter Rickman (www.advancedaudio.com.au). For more info on Nat, visit: www.natallison.com
I Built The Sky’s Rohan Stevenson discusses how the way you pick can effect the sound of your guitar. See I Built The Sky on the main stage at the guitar show. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. www.australianmusician.com.au
Jimi Hocking is well qualified to discuss getting a classic oz rock tone. He plays guitar for heavy rockers The Screaming Jets and also played with The Angels for one tour. See Jimi at the Melbourne Guitar Show August 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse, presented by Triple M and Australian Musician. www.australianmusician.com.au
Melbourne guitar identity Phil Ceberano chats about finding your musical place within a band. Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6&7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse presented by Triple M and Australian Musician. Footage courtesy www.interactivemediasolutions.com.au
James Ryan (Fender clinician, Kate Ceberano, Racer Axe) chats to us about the benefits of a real music teacher as opposed to learning guitar online. See James at the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7 Caulfield Racecourse presented by Triple M and Australian Musician.
Session and stage guitarist Troy Male discusses the attributes required to play guitar in a theatre show. Triple M and Australian Musician presents the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. www.australianmusician.com.au
I Built The Sky’s Rohan Stevenson suggests you dial in some mids to your amp when playing hard rock and metal tones on stage. Triple M and Australian Musician presents Melbourne Guitar Show August 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse.
The Melbourne Music Prize entry period has just passed the half way mark!
Valued at more than $130,000 in total, the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards is one of the most valuable music prizes in Australia, providing significant opportunities for Victorian musicians across all music genres and career stages. Entries in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards close on July 11 at 5pm.
For Entry Guidelines, judges and the online entry form please visit www.melbourneprize.org
The Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards include the following categories:
• $60,000 MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR MUSIC 2016 is for a Victorian musician, or group of musicians, whose work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian music and has enriched cultural and public life. Supported by The Vera Moore Foundation.
• $30,000 OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS AWARD 2016 – plus $2,500 Qantas international travel is for a Victorian musician or group for a recent work representing outstanding creativity and skill. Supported by the Melbourne Prize Trust.
• $25,000 BELEURA AWARD FOR COMPOSITION 2016 is a new category supported by The Tallis Foundation in memory of John Tallis (1911-1996) for a composition of outstanding musicianship, skill and creativity. All genres of composition are eligible.
• DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS FELLOWSHIP 2016 is a new category supported by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) providing a commercial engagement with the VCA and MCM to the value of $20,000.
• $16,000 DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2016 is for an early career musician or group, 30 years of age and under, demonstrating outstanding musical talent with the potential to develop their professional career – comprising a $6,000 rrp. Yamaha Music Australia music instrument and equipment grant and $10,000 cash supported by The William Buckland Foundation.
• $4,000 CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2016 supported by Readings for the finalist with the highest number of public votes. Voting opens on September 6th. Voters will go into the running to win a luxury overnight stay at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne’s Hotel for the Arts.
The 2016 judges include six esteemed music sector professionals – Patrick Donovan, CEO Music Victoria and Chair Australian Music Industry Network, Professor Paul Grabowsky AO, Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Director Monash Academy of Performing Arts, Genevieve Lacey, Recorder Virtuoso, Artistic Director and Collaborator, Marshall McGuire, Head of Artistic Planning Melbourne Recital Centre, Helen Marcou Co-founder Bakehouse Studios and SLAM and Ronald Vermeulen, Director of Artistic Planning, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Entries close 5pm July 11th
Finalists announced September 6th
Winners announced November 9th
Free public exhibition held at Federation Square, the Exhibition and Events partner of the Melbourne Prize Trust, between 7 and 21 November 2016.
For information and to enter or nominate visit www.melbourneprize.org
Renowned Melbourne-based guitarist, singer, songwriter Geoff Achison shows us how to achieve some great effects by manipulating the volume and tone pots. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse.
Matthew Fagan demonstrates some warm up techniques he uses before playing classical or flamenco style guitar. See Matthew at the Melbourne Guitar Show. Triple M and Australian Musician present the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7 Caulfield Racecourse. For more on Matthew Fagan, visit his website