Performers 2017

2017 ARTISTS PERFORMING LIVE OR IN SESSION

The Melbourne Guitar Show will once again celebrate the Melbourne and Australian guitar community. We will assemble an inspiring array of guitar players at the Melbourne Guitar Show.

We’re thrilled to announce our full list of performers for 2017:
*Steve Hackett (UK)
Nick Johnston (Canada)
Alex Hutchings (UK)
Lloyd Spiegel
Nick Charles
Geoff Achison & Matty T Wall
Doug De Vries
Phil Manning
Shannon Bourne
Bob Spencer
James Ryan
Fiona Boyes
Brett Kingman
Mike Elrington
Matthew Fagan
Gypsy Fire
Stevic MacKay (12 Foot Ninja)
Joseph Balfe (NZ)
Peter Baylor’s Ultrafox
Simon Gardner & The Big Sky
Marcel Yammouni & Andy Sylvio
Sarah Carroll
The Thin White Ukes
Opal Ocean
The Mercy Kills
Damnations Day
Stephen Taranto
Adam Miller

Michael Dolce
Sergio Ercole
Alex Burns
Jay Parrino
The Omnific
Tiri Pestrivas
Michael Bright

Jon Delaney
Tim O’Brien
The Triple M Finale jam
& more!
At last year’s Melbourne Guitar Show, over 100 musicians took to our stages and this year will be no different. Standby for further announcements over the coming weeks.
Tickets on sale now through oztix

*Steve Hackett trio performance requires premium level ticket. Q&A to follow his performance will be open to general ticket holders

 

 

 

‘STEVIC’ MACKAY

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Known for his work with acclaimed metal band Twelve Foot Ninja, Stevic Mackay will be demonstrating his signature Variax Shuriken guitar and the latest in the flagship HELIX range of guitar processors

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ALEX HUTCHINGS

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World renowned guitarist Alex Hutchings is a modern fusion guitarist par extraordinaire, lauded by many as one of the finest players currently on the planet.  His international following has exploded in recent years thanks to millions of YouTube views via both his own channel and JamTrackCentral (alongside such contemporaries such…

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BOB SPENCER

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Bob Spencer is a real force on the guitar in this country. He was a member of the legendary Skyhooks and The Angels and an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee. His soon to be released album Saints & Murderers is full of pounding riffs, infused with Bob’s quirky personality. Bob…

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BRETT KINGMAN

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Brett Kingman is a professional guitarist based in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by 70’s classic and glam-rock guitarists and beginning his professional career at the age of 12, Brett is now one of Australia’s better-known hired guns. He has spent time touring and recording with Australian icons such as James Reyne…

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DAMNATIONS DAY

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Founded by brothers Mark Kennedy (guitar and vocals) and Dean Kennedy (drums), accompanied by Jon King (Lead guitar) Damnations Day released their debut album “Invisible, the Dead” to amazing reviews. Off the release of “Invisible, the Dead” 2013, (released with NIGHTMARE records, Now Signed to Sensory Records), Damnations Day have…

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FIONA BOYES

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Australian Blues guitarist and singer, Fiona Boyes, has been variously described by reviewers as a ‘musical anomaly’, ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’, or simply as ‘scaring the hell out of me’.   How did this fair-haired gal, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, of Scottish and English heritage, become an internationally recognised…

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GEOFF ACHISON + MATTY T WALL

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Our electric dedication to the blues, Australian style featuring the perenial Geoff Achison but presenting some new blood in Perth’s Matty T Wall. A must for blues fans

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JAMES RYAN

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James Ryan’s career highlights include touring with Men At Work, national TV performances with Shania Twain, Kat Ceberano and Ronan Keating. He is a member of Kate Ceberano and Vanessa Amarosi’s bands and a highly experienced clinician and educator.

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JON DELANEY

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Jon Delaney is a guitarist living and working in Melbourne, Australia, playing mostly in the Jazz Manouche style of the legendary Django Reinhardt. He performs and tours regularly, and teaches Jazz Manouche and modern jazz. Jon studied modern jazz improvisation and composition at the Victorian College of the Arts (Mmus…

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JOSEPH BALFE

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Joseph Balfe, a 17yr old self-taught fingerstyle guitarist from Oamaru, on NZ’s South Island. Joseph has won numerous instrumental & overall awards in both NZ & Australia since first competing in 2013, including Overall Intermediate at the NZ Gold Guitar Awards & Overall at the CCMA’s in Tamworth AUS. During…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL

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With 9 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that unique experience combined with a relentless touring schedule and stage presence well beyond his years that…

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MARCEL YAMMOUNI & ANDY SYLVIO

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Marcel and Andy have been long-standing sidemen for artists such as Vanessa Amorosi, Pete Murray, Em Rusciano to only name a few.  Several years ago, Andy and Marcel found themselves playing together and a private function where they hit if off immediately, both having the same warped sense of humour…

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MATTHEW FAGAN

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  As a touring musician, Matthew has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Milton Parkes who toured with the Australian Opera legend Dame Nellie Melba throughout the United States in the early 20th century. Matthew has toured with international celebrities Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy…

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MIKE ELRINGTON

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  Gentle giant, Mike Elrington is a gifted songwriter with impressive guitar skills and a fierce work ethic. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering gut-wrenching vocals and playing fiery guitar licks, very few people forget a Mike Elrington performance. With stage credits at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including…

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NICK CHARLES

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It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled…

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NICK JOHNSTON

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Hailed as a modern guitar virtuoso, Nick Johnston is a Canadian guitarist known for his catchy, melody-driven instrumental music. With his guitar, Nick has been able to carve out his own unique style within a crowded landscape of instrumental guitarists. Though his style is ever evolving, his music is consistently…

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OPAL OCEAN

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Frenchmen Alex Champ and New Zealander Nadav Tabak started composing and crafting their original works in a Melbourne basement in 2013. Their independent “Terra EP” enjoyed great success, selling over 7000 copies since its release in 2015. The momentum from Terra EP has now sailed them from street to stage,…

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PETE BAYLOR’S ULTRAFOX

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French gypsy jazz band Ultrafox presents the finest in Le Jazz Hot in the infectious style of Django Reinhardt and The Hot Club of France. Elegant swing , tender jazz ballads, gypsy waltzes and hot rhythm are just a few of the trademark sounds. Formed in 2008 by veteran guitarist,  Peter Baylor,…

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PHIL MANNING

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  It is impossible to talk about blues music in Australia without Phil Manning being mentioned in the first sentence. Since the late 60’s Phil has been at the forefront of this genre as well as exploring other styles widely. His ability to absorb other styles and craft them to…

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SARAH CARROLL

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Sarah Carroll (Queen of the Bellarine) is an original country and folk singer/songwriter, well known for her work with The Junes, The Cartridge Family, The Pirates Of Beer and partner Chris Wilson, amongst others. Sarah’s music reverberates with her wide and various influences; her coastal residence, home life with family,…

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SERGIO ERCOLE

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Sergio Ercole has spent a significant time abroad, studying and performing extensively throughout the Mediterranean including Andalusia, Florence, Sienna, and the Adriatic Coast. his incredible classical proficiency and love for his Italian musical heritage and culture, will provide guitar enthusiasts a real treat.

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SIMON GARDNER & THE BIG SKY

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Simon Gardner is one Brisbane’s premier rock guitarists and preeminent guitar teachers. As a teacher Simon has been delivering lessons since 1988 and in 2006 opened his own music tuition hub, Simon Gardner Music and more recently at the JMC music college in Brisbane.. As an artist, Simon has released…

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STEVE HACKETT

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Steve Hackett has had a remarkable musical career and is renowned as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time. Steve has released more than 30 solo albums as well as the seven albums he recorded with Genesis. In 2010, Steve was inducted into the Rock Hall Of…

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THE MERCY KILLS

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The Mercy Kills are part Sunset Strip trash, part CBGB’s style raw rock and 100% pure oz rock n roll champions. Formed in 2009 they have a history of hanging with legendary artists such as Courtney Love and the New York Dolls and the vibe has obviously rubbed off on…

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THE OMNIFIC

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The Omnific are a progressive experimental band from Melbourne, Australia.

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THE THIN WHITE UKES

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The Thin White Ukes have been performing the songs of David Bowie (and friends) with small strings and big harmonies in their hometown of Melbourne and beyond since 2014. From Space Oddity to Blackstar, their lovingly handcrafted arrangements of the late great Duke’s mercurial songbook have teased the neck hairs…

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TIRI PESTRIVAS

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Fingerstyle guitarist from Melbourne, Australia.. Debut album ‘First Wave’ available to support in Indiegogo -www.firstwavealbum.com.

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