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MGS2018: NAT ALLISON DISCUSSES HER FIRST GUITAR

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 15, 2018

Melbourne-based guitarist, singer, songwriter Nat Allison (Suzi Quatro band) is returning to the Melbourne Guitar Show this year. Nat first played the show back in 2015. We caught up with Nat at GH Music (who are exhibiting at the show) where she told us about her first ever guitar.

Melbourne Guitar Show ticket info here
August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse

#MGS2018

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I BUILT THE SKY’S NEW SINGLE & GUITAR SHOW MEMORIES

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 15, 2018

Rohan Stevenson (I built the sky) has performed twice at the Melbourne Guitar Show and has just been announced to play this year’s show too. In 2015 Rohan used the Melbourne Guitar Show for his debut live performance of material from his ‘I built the sky’ project, playing that time to a backing track. In 2016 I built the sky played again but this time as a full band and included another local guitar great, Stephen Taranto. This year Rohan will again deliver something different, playing his new acoustic guitar material.

This week I built the sky also announced their upcoming European tour, as support act to Caligula’s Horse. For the tour I built the sky will consist of Rohan on guitar, Rob Brens on drums and Sam Tan on bass. The band also released a new single this week titled ‘Celestial’

Ahead of his 2018 guitar show performance, in this video Rohan offers his memories of past Melbourne Guitar Shows

Melbourne Guitar Show ticket info:
http://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/tickets/

Purchase ‘Celestial’ :
https://ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com/

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MORE NAMES FOR MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 8, 2018


Just a week after the initial announcement of artists for the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, more great guitar players have been added to appear at Caulfield Racecourse on August 4&5. Additions this week include: Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Brett Garsed (John Farnham, TJ Helmerich), The Weeping Willows, Ed Bates, Espana feat: Matthew Fagan, Bernardo Soler & Dean Gaudion, Adam Miller, Mitch Cairns, Josh Munday, Phisha, Peter Baylor, Craig Newman, Ben Kelly, and Thomas Leeb.

They’ll all join artists already announced which include: Albert Lee, Daniel Champagne, Jeff Lang, Nick Charles, Bob Spencer, Shannon Bourne, Fiona Boyes, James Ryan, Phil Manning, Nat Allison, Brett Kingman, Alison Ferrier, Cat Canteri, Scott Darlow, Rackett, Van Larkins, Justin Bernasconi, Rohan Stevenson (I built the sky), Michael Dolce, and Charlie Bedford.

Drawing over 5,500 guitar lovers and enthusiasts to last year’s exhibit, the Melbourne Guitar Show is growing year on year and is gearing up for the biggest event yet. The voice of the Australian music products industry, the Australian Music Association (AMA) will be teaming up with australianmusician.com.au and presenting sponsors Triple M, 3PBS and Aon to present this year’s guitar-centric weekend.

At last year’s MGS, punters not only enjoyed scheduled performances and demos from the awesome artists on the lineup, but also witnessed surprise on-stand appearances from some of Australia’s finest artists, including Ian Moss, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Paul Dempsey, Oscar Dawson and Ali Barter. Both the promoters of the show and the exhibitors are constantly wrangling acts right up until the very last minute – and who will be joining the all-star jam this year? Come on down and find out!

Not only will the 2018 MGS provide a hands-on chance to see, hear and play a broad range of the world’s favourite brands, it will also see exhibitors offering great show deals, plus an opportunity to get close to some hand-crafted, locally made instruments and epic guitar and gear collections.

Describing the exciting developments, Rob continues, “Our exhibition welcomes back some big names this year and the learning opportunities are plentiful. If you’re in the market for guitars and gear, great live music from some of the best players, the Melbourne Guitar Show is the place to be.”

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS
SATURDAY AUG 4 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm
SUNDAY AUG 5 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ticket link here

 

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PERFORMANCE: CAT CANTERI- STAND UP AND BE MY MAN

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 8, 2018

Cat Canteri has just released her new album ‘Inner North’ and is currently on tour through until August. Ahead of her Melbourne Guitar Show 2018 appearance, Cat performs Stand Up And Be My Man from the album for us.

Tickets for #MGS2018 on sale here NOW!

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2018 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 5, 2018

Ticket sales opened this morning for the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse) Melbourne based singer, songwriter, guitarist Nat Allison (Suzi Quatro band) has been included on the bill and wants you all to come down and rockalong with her.

Proudly presented by Triple M, Australian Musician and community radio sponsor 3PBS, our #MGS2018 lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists, which includes none other than UK guitar legend Albert Lee. It’s going to be an extra special show this year as we welcome UK guitar legend Albert Lee. Lee’s work with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Crickets is renowned within the music world and cemented his place as one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in history.

Not only will the 2018 MGS provide a hands-on chance to see, hear and play a broad range of the world’s favourite brands, it will also see exhibitors offering great show deals, plus an opportunity to get close to some hand-crafted, locally made instruments and epic guitar and gear collections. Describing the exciting developments, MGS CEO Rob Walker told us, “Our exhibition welcomes back some big names this year and the learning opportunities are plentiful. If you’re in the market for guitars and gear, great live music from some of the best players. the Melbourne Guitar Show is the place to be.”

The first artist line up announcement includes: Albert Lee, Daniel Champagne, Jeff Lang, Nick Charles, Bob Spencer, Shannon Bourne, Fiona Boyes, James Ryan, Phil Manning, Nat Allison, Brett Kingman, Alison Ferrier, Cat Canteri, Scott Darlow, Rackett, Van Larkins, Justin Bernasconi, Rohan Stevenson (I built the sky), Michael Dolce, Charlie Bedford and many more to be announced over the coming weeks.

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 4 and 5, 2018.

Tickets are on sale NOW
MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS
SATURDAY AUG 4 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm
SUNDAY AUG 5 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 4.00pm

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UK LEGEND ALBERT LEE, JEFF LANG, DANIEL CHAMPAGNE FOR 2018 MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 1, 2018


Australian Musician, in conjunction with the Australian Music Association is thrilled to be able to announce the first list of artists appearing the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse)

Proudly presented by Triple M, Australian Musician and community radio sponsor 3PBS, our #MGS2018 lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists, which includes none other than UK guitar legend and Ernie Ball Music Man guitars endorsee Albert Lee.

In addition to some killer performances from the artists on this massive lineup, #MGS2018 will also hold a monster exhibition that will feature a gigantic variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world. It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, and that’s not all. The Melbourne Guitar Show will host information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists, including: Phil Manning, Nick Charles and Bob Spencer, with many more to be announced.

It’s going to be an extra special show this year as we welcome UK guitar legend Albert Lee. Lee’s work with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Crickets is renowned within the music world and cemented his place as one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in history. Speaking on Lee’s talent, Eric Clapton enthuses, “(He is) the ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level,” while Emmylou Harris says, “(Albert Lee) is a brilliant guitar player… his sound is unmistakable, never qualled.”
The British-born country-rock artist started his long and illustrious career during the emerging rock ‘n’ roll scene of ‘60s London, when he played in bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe. He has received countless accolades for his work, and has been named Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Country Guitarist five times in a row. Australian Musician last spoke to Albert at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show about his Music Man guitars, which you can watch here

Jeff Lang at MGS 2015

 The first lineup announcement for #MGS2018 is a big one (keeping in mind there’s even more to come). Joining Albert Lee is Daniel Champagne, a prolific young guitar virtuoso with the world at his feet, and Jeff Lang, who has been described by Rolling Stone as “Australia’s best roots music artisan.” Melbourne Guitar Show favourites Nick Charles, Bob Spencer and Shannon Bourne will also be returning this year, alongside some seriously talented women Fiona BoyesAlison Ferrier, Cat Canteri, Nat Allison and upcoming punk rockers Rackett. Not to mention a whole host of additional artists are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

Drawing over 5,500 guitar lovers and enthusiasts to last year’s exhibit, the Melbourne Guitar Show is growing year on year and is gearing up for the biggest event yet. The voice of the Australian music products industry, the Australian Music Association (AMA) will be teaming up with australianmusician.com.au and presenting sponsors Triple M, 3PBS and Aon to present this year’s guitar-centric weekend.

At last year’s MGS, punters not only enjoyed scheduled performances and demos from the awesome artists on the lineup, but also witnessed surprise on-stand appearances from some of Australia’s finest artists, including Ian Moss, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Paul Dempsey, Oscar Dawson and Ali Barter. Both the promoters of the show and the exhibitors are constantly wrangling acts right up until the very last minute – and who will be joining the all-star jam this year? Come on down and find out!

Thrilled to present #MGS2018 once again, AMA executive officer and MGS organiser, Rob Walker says, After an awesome show last year, we’re looking forward to continuing the tradition the show is creating. We’re very pleased to present Albert Lee on his 75th birthday tour, as well as the usual host of wonderful players we present.”

Not only will the 2018 MGS provide a hands-on chance to see, hear and play a broad range of the world’s favourite brands, it will also see exhibitors offering great show deals, plus an opportunity to get close to some hand-crafted, locally made instruments and epic guitar and gear collections. Describing the exciting developments, Rob continues, “Our exhibition welcomes back some big names this year and the learning opportunities are plentiful. If you’re in the market for guitars and gear, great live music from some of the best players, the Melbourne Guitar Show is the place to be.”

The first artist line up announcement includes: Albert Lee, Daniel Champagne, Jeff Lang, Nick Charles, Bob Spencer, Shannon Bourne, Fiona Boyes, James Ryan, Phil Manning, Nat Allison, Brett Kingman, Alison Ferrier, Cat Canteri, Scott Darlow, Rackett, Van Larkins, Justin Bernasconi, Rohan Stevenson (I built the sky), Michael Dolce, Charlie Bedford and many more to be announced over the coming weeks.

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 4 and 5, 2018.
Tickets are on sale from June 5, 2018.

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS

SATURDAY AUG 4 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm

SUNDAY AUG 5 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 4.00pm

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MGS 2017 PERFORMANCE: SIMON GARDNER & BIG SKY – ‘CLOCKS’

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

Simon Gardner is one of Brisbane’s premier rock guitarists and pre-eminent guitar teachers. Simon is now a freelance teacher at the Independent Music Academy, Windsor, JMC Academy and also presents private tuition.
As an artist, Simon has released 5 solo albums and has produced numerous albums for other artists. As a performer, he has supported artists such as Joe Satriani and is first call guitarist with the Queensland Pops Orchestra. Simon is also a guitar examiner for the AMEB and Rockschool as well as regularly performing live with a variety of bands and artists ranging from acoustic jazz to his own progressive instrumental band The Big Sky. This year has seen Simon perform on more regular basis with The Big Sky including supports for Phil Emmanuel, Tim Gaze, Kevin Borich and the 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show.
In August this year, Simon Gardner and his band The Big Sky performed at the 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show. Here they are performing a rockin’ version of the Coldplay song ‘Clocks’

More information on Simon at his website: http://simongardnermusic.com.au/

Footage and audio courtesy of http://www.advancedaudio.com.au/

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PERFORMANCE: OPAL OCEAN “MR. STOKER” AT MGS 2017

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - November 1, 2017

Opal Ocean at Melbourne Guitar Show 2017. Photo by Jason Rosewarne

Melbourne-based acoustic guitar duo Opal Ocean know a thing or two about the dynamics of a song. Their new single Mexicana ebbs and flows, while motoring along, building momentum before breaking into a fury of slick licks and rapid-fire flamenco-style beats. It’s hard not to be moved by Alex and Nadav’s infectious rhythms, as anyone who saw them perform at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show will attest. Mexicana will be released on December 1st with a Melbourne launch party on December 8 at the Ding Dong Lounge.

We can’t wait for the release of Mexicana but in the meantime, check out the video below of Opal Ocean performing another track, Mr. Stoker at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show. Footage and sound thanks to Advanced Audio

www.opalocean.com.au

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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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