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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW SURVEY

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 17, 2017

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The 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show was great but we’d like to make it even better. If you attended this year, we’d appreciate your feedback. You will also go into the draw to win some fab BOSS pedals including the MO-2 Multi overdrive, BC-2 Combo Drive and TU-3 Chromatic Tuner.
Click through to survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF5V8KD

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017 HIGHLIGHTS REEL

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 13, 2017

The Melbourne Guitar Show is done and dusted for another year. Thanks so much for everyone who came along. Here’s a little video highlights reel we put together. See you next year!

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MGS 2017: WASHBURN’S JONATHAN LEE & KIRK LORANGE (ARTIST)

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 10, 2017

We were honoured to have Washburn’s Chief Designer, Jonathan Lee attend the Melbourne Guitar Show last weekend, where he presented an informative session on America’s guitar making history, along with Washburn artist Kirk Lorange.

Kirk Lorange is an acclaimed Australian slide guitarist who has played with some of our greatest artists including Richard Clapton, Marc Hunter, and Marcia Hines, to name a few. He’s also a successful YouTube guitar educator whose channel has accumulated 47,000 subscribers and over 14 million views.

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with both gentlemen for a chat about Washburn guitars. Washburn is distributed in Australia by Musical Merchandisers

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MGS 2017: DREAM THEATER, BOSS PEDALS & EASYFEVER WINNERS

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 8, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Melbourne Guitar Show and entered our competitions. Here’s a list of our winners.

Dream Theater Meet & Greet: Dabel Alvarez
Dream Theater tickets:  Andrea Valent
www.ticketmaster.com.au

EasyFever tickets: Shane Sala
Easyfever tickets: Craig Harrison
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Boss pedals:
BOSS MO-2 Ian Speechley
BOSS TU-3 Tuner   Liam Metenkovic
BOSS BC-2  Alan Jenkins
http://au.boss.info/

You’ll all be contacted soon in regard to how the prizes will be distributed. See you at the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show!

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DIESEL: MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2017

After wrapping up a year long tour in support of his Americana album, Diesel is now about to embark on a national tour to celebrate 25 years since the release of his classic Hepfidelity album. It will be a 2 part show showcasing hits from Diesel’s 30 year career to date.

Diesel took time out this weekend to appear at our Melbourne Guitar Show, presenting a session for Vox Amps and playing a few tunes. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips grabbed a few minutes with the man to chat about guitars and amps.

Tour information here: http://dieselmusic.com.au/

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW: JASON ROSEWARNE’S VIEW

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2017

Every year we let Jason Rosewarne loose at the Melbourne Guitar Show, armed with a lens and his magic eye. Here’s a sample of his wonderful photography over the weekend.

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Rory Phillips, Fiona Boyes, Charlie Bedford

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Strangesr on Fender stand

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The footy photo! Wrigglesworth, Bourne, Manning, Spiegel, Boyes, Charles, Achison

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Lloyd, Fiona and Geoff

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Matty T Wall

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Simon Gardner

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Rory Phillips

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Alex (Opal Ocean)

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Nadav and Alex (Opal Ocean)

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Kirk Lorange for Washburn

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Clyde Watkins’ History of the World According to the Guitar collection

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Clyde Watkins and his History of the World According to the Guitar collection

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Shannon Bourne with mum Robyn and Dad Ron

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Mike Elrington with Clyde watkins

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James Ryan Triple M jam

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His Bobness … Mr Spencer

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Jen X The Mercy Kills

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Diesel for Vox

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Jen x TMK

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The Mercy Kills Mark E

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Paul Dempsey at the Fender booth

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Carl Pannuzzo

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Alex Hutchings

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Nathalie The Mercy Kills

 

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Bob Spencer speaks

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Nathalie. The Mercy Kills

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Shannon Bourne and Luke Hodgson

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Mike Elrington and Clyde from Holy grail guitars

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Mark E. The Mercy Kills

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Steve Hackett Q&A

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Steve Hackett Trio

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Steve Hackett trio

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Steve Hackett Trio

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Nick Johnston

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jen x. The Mercy Kills

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Alex Hutchings

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Chris Stark

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Shannon Bourne & BoB Spencer

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Rory Phillips

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Charlie Bedford

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017: SUNDAY

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2017

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Too many guitars is never enough, so for many day one attendees,  it was back to the Melbourne Guitar Show for some Day 2 action. Outside the weather was unkind but that was irrelevant this year as the show was totally indoor, thanks to the addition of our new AON Whammy Bar. It was a milestone day too as we welcomed legendary UK guitarist Steve Hackett, our first international booking. Of course Nick Johnston (Canada) and Alex Hutchings (UK) were added to the bill soon after.
Steve’s trio was sublime as they performed a wide selection of material from the extensive Hackett catalogue, squeezing snippets of many into a spellbinding medley. We followed with a Q&A in which Steve revealed tales of his influences, writing music with Genesis and his thoughts on his first ever Australian trip. Nick Charles was up next with his second round robin guitar extravaganza for the weekend. This time he was joined by Sergio Ercole, Joseph Balfe, Doug Devries and Alex Burns.

On the trade show floor, crowds swooned and smiled as they played instruments from the amazing range on offer. Hanging out on stand you could find absolute local music legends such as Brett Garsed, Paul Dempsey, Diesel, Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton and Ian Moss. Meanwhile up stairs in the Whammy Bar Shannon Bourne, Carl Pannuzzo and Luke Hodgson were laying down some soul flavoured licks with a difference.

Powderfinger's Darren Middleton with Fender's Heath Blows

Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton with Fender’s Heath Blows

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Nathan Biggin (Yamaha) John McCubbery (Vox), Ian Moss, Warwicke Newman (Tone Revival Engineering)

The Winners Circle Workshop room was packed on the Sunday with respected artists such as Lloyd Spiegel (Cole Clark), Josh Munday (Roland/Boss), Nick Johnston (Schecter), Brett Kingman (Fractal Audio) and Diesel (Vox) all presenting intriguing sessions. Half of The Mercy Kills rose from their sick beds to deliver a stunning set, leaving nothing behind on stage … apart from a pool of sweat. The Omnific were mesmerisng with their dual bass assault, winning many new fans.

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Nathalie Gelle (The Mercy Kills)

If rock wasn’t your thing, then you’d be found at the AON Mezzanine stage being totally entertained by the Queen of the Bellarine Sarah Carroll ukin’ it up with The Thin White Ukes. As always the show finished with the Triple M jam. This years contenders included Alex Hutchings, James Ryan, Bob Spencer and Shannon Bourne, who christened the new Whammy Bar with an incredible set of guitarorama. Finale jam stalwart Chris Stark added his immense vocal capacity to the rockin’ mix.

Before you could change a set of strings, the show was over. Crowds were huge, smiles were even bigger. Thanks for coming and see you all again next year.

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Chris Stark, Shannon Bourne at Finale jam

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Michael and Betty (The Thin White Ukes)

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Alex Hutchings

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Shannon Bourne and Bob Spencer await their finale jam stage call

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Sarah Carroll

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Sam See and Rob O’Connell

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Jesse crofts and I Built The Sky’s Ro Han

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Paul Dempsey

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Skyhooks’ Greg Maciansh hanging out with George Evans Amplification guys

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TMK’s Mark E and Jen X

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TMK’s Jen x

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Marcel Yammouni playin some slippery licks on the CMC Music Ernie Ball Music Man stand

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Steve Hackett and Melbourne Guitar Show organiser Rob Walker

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Johnny Zambelis and Michael Dolce

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Diesel for Vox amps

 

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Nick Johnston

 

 

 

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017: SATURDAY

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 5, 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show kicked off today and experienced record crowds. For the first time, MGS had internationals on the bill such as Nick Johnston and Alex Hutchings, with Steve Hackett to perform tomorrow. Also new this year was the AON Whammy bar, our indoor main stage which punters gave the nod of approval. The star of the show as usual however was the gear and the amount and variety on offer was incredible. Here’s a little photo gallery of day one. We’re open from 10am tomorrow, come on down!

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MGS 2017: THE GEAR

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 4, 2017

There was an amazing array of music product at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show. Here’s our photo gallery.

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YOUR MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW GUIDE

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 3, 2017

Still got some questions about this weekend’s Melbourne Guitar Show?
Here are the links which will hopefully provide you with all the answers you need:

Who is exhibiting?
Link to exhibitor list HERE
Floor plan HERE

Which artists are either performing, in clinic or on-stand this year?
Link to artist list HERE

Who is playing where and when?
Full daily program (times and stages) printable pdf link HERE

How much is it to get in and how do I get tickets?
Ticket info HERE

Can I win anything by going to the guitar show?
My God yes. Here’s a link to just some of the giveaways HERE

Apart from performances and workshops, who might be appearing on stand?
There are just as many high profile artists appearing on stand as there are on stage this year. Check em out HERE and those are just the ones we know about

Scroll through the Melbourne Guitar Show website for all sorts of information which may come in handy. Start  HERE

Facebook HERE
Twitter HERE
Instagram HERE

Hashtag #MGS2017

 

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