Performers 2016

2016 ARTISTS PERFORMING LIVE OR IN SESSION

The Melbourne Guitar Show will celebrate the Melbourne and Australian guitar community. We will assemble an inspiring array of guitar players at the Melbourne Guitar Show.  (List in alphabetical order, current as of July 23, 2016)
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Geoff Achison
Megan Bernard
Justin Bernasconi
Kevin Borich
Shannon Bourne
Cat Canteri
Sarah Carroll
Phil Ceberano
Daniel Champagne
Nick Charles
Jon Delaney
Mike Elrington
Sergio Ercole
Matthew Fagan
Dallas Frasca
Simon Gardner
Tim Gaze
Heloise
Jimi Hocking
Simon Hosford
Mike Jackson
Leisha Jungalwalla
Brett Kingman
AJ Leonard
Phil Manning
Lucas Michailidis
Jamie Pye
Dean Ray
Lachie Robertson (Beija Flor)
Sam See
Bob Spencer
Ro Stevenson

BANDS
The Delusion
I Built the Sky
Shannon Bourne’s Whirlybird
Tequila Mockingbyrd

Teramaze

BASS
Rod Bustos
Wayne Jones
Roger McLachlan

PROFESSOR BASS/GUITAR
Joe Fernand
Tim Gaze

Peter Hodgson
Robbie Little
Troy Male
Simon Patterson
Bob Spencer

Plus you won’t want to miss the TRIPLE M ALL-STAR FINALE JAM. You never know who might join us!

 

 

 

A.J. LEONARD

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AJ Leonard performs Sunday August 7th 10.30 am AON Mezzanine Stage as part of the Kala ukulele session along with Matthew Fagan, Sarah Carroll, Dan McKeoin, Mike Jackson and NCAT Ukes. He also performs with Jenny Rowlands Sunday August 7th 2.30pm Exclusively Acoustic Stage, Level 1 A.J. Leonard started out…

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BOB SPENCER

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Bob Spencer will offer advice in his Professor Guitar session at 12.15 Sunday August 7th, Cafe Corner, Ground Level Bob will later join the Triple M All Star Jam Sunday August 7th at 3pm AON Forecourts Stage, along with Phil Ceberano, Brett Kingman, James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Shannon Bourne and…

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BRETT KINGMAN

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Brett Kingman joins the Triple M All Star Jam Sunday August 7th 3pm AON Forecourt stage along with Bob Spencer, Phil Ceberano, James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Shannon Bourne, Tim Gaze .. and you never know who else! Brett Kingman is a professional guitarist based in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by 70’s…

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CAT CANTERI

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Cat Canteri performs as part of the Fretted Femmes in Song session, along with Megan Bernard, Leisha Jungalwalla and Heloise. Saturday August 6th 11.15am AON Mezzanine Stage Level 1 Cat Canteri is a true musician in the sense that she lives for the music, primarily as a solo artist but…

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DALLAS FRASCA

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Dallas Frasca performs Sunday August 7th at midday AON Forecourt Stage For a decade, Dallas Frasca have not stopped. They’ve toured the world (including 6 European tours), rocked the iconic Sydney Opera House and major international festivals from the Big Day Out, Falls Fest and Pyramid Rock Down Under, to…

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DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

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Daniel Champagne performs Sunday 7th August AON Mezzanine Stage. Level 1 at 12.45 He then joins Nick Charles for the Guitar Players session Sunday 7th August AON Mezzanine Stage. Level 1 at 2pm, along with Matthew Fagan, Lucas Michailidis, Sergio Ercole and Jon Delaney. “Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a…

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DEAN RAY

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Saturday August 6th 2pm AON Forecourt Stage performing with his band He has been called mysterious, captivating, genuine and true. With over 150 shows performed last year, 2016 is looking to be an even bigger year for Dean Ray with work on his new album of original material underway. There is an…

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Geoff Achison

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Saturday August 6th midday  AON Forecourt Stage performing with Jimi Hocking Saturday August 6th 1.45pm  AON Mezzanine Stage performing with Nick Charles, Jimi Hocking, Shannon Bourne, Phil Manning and Sam See Geoff began playing music professionally in his father’s dance band at the age of 13. He switched to bass…

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Héloise

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Héloise performs as part of the Fretted Femmes in Song session, along with Megan Bernard, Cat Canteri, and Leisha Jungalwalla. Saturday August 6th 11.15am AON Mezzanine Stage Level 1 Melbourne based Folk/Blues/Americana artist Héloise is an eclectic song weaver who pens earnest music that warms the soul. Héloise started her…

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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. Who could forget the Racer Axe performance at last year’s show.

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JAMIE PYE

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Jamie Pye hosts a demo session for Cole Clark Guitars Saturday August 6th at 3.30 AON Mezzanine Stage Jamie performs in concert Sunday August 7th 12.30 on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage Jamie is a 19-year-old guitarist from the Bellarine. His usual style is described as acoustic/instrumental/finger-style, he now enjoys playing…

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JIMI HOCKING

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Saturday August 6th midday  AON Forecourt Stage: performing with Geoff Achison Saturday August 6th 1.45pm  AON Mezzanine Stage: performing with Nick Charles, Geoff Achison, Shannon Bourne, Sam See and Phil Manning Saturday August 6th 3.45pm  Winners Circle Workshop Room: Yamaha/Vox demo session Jimi Hocking is a songwriter, singer and guitarist…

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JOE FERNAND

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

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JON DELANEY

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Jon Delaney joins Nick Charles in the Guitar Players Session 2 Sunday 7th August AON Mezzanine Stage. Level 1 at 2pm, along with Matthew Fagan, Lucas Michailidis, and Sergio Ercole. Jon Delaney is a guitarist living and working in Melbourne, Australia, playing mostly in the Jazz Manouche style of the…

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JUSTIN BERNASCONI

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Justin Bernasconi performs Saturday August 6th 2.30pm on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage. Level 1 Justin Bernasconi is a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes are infused with exciting and soulful guitar…

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KEVIN BORICH

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Saturday August 6th 3pm AON Forecourt Stage performing with his band Kevin Borich is a man with a 40 year live and recorded performance career during which he has jammed with Santana twice, shared the stage with Bo Didley, Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), John Mayall, Taj…

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LACHIE ROBERTSON (BEIJA FLOR)

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Lachie Robertson and Jeremy Bourke perform as Beija Flor Sunday August 7th at 1.30 on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage BEIJA FLOR is a wonderful guitar duo featuring Jeremy Bourke & Lachie Robertson on 7 String Acoustic Guitar (Nylon) play Original Compositions, Brazilian Choro, Argentinan Tango & more.

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LEISHA JUNGALWALLA

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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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LUCAS MICHAILIDIS

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Lucas Michailidis performs Saturday August 6th at 1.30 on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage Lucas also joins Nick Charles Guitar Players Session 2 on Sunday August 7th at 2pm on the AON Mezzanine Stage, along with Daniel Champagne, Matthew Fagan, Sergio Ercole and Jon Delaney. Lucas Michailidis has been described as…

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MARCEL YAMMOUNI

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Marcel Yammouni is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer living in Melbourne Australia. Ever since he acquired his sister’s hand-me-down Maxtone nylon string guitar and first heard ‘Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop’, Marcel Yammouni has been addicted to guitar … that and his 80s Japanese Boss effects pedals. Marcel has toured…

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MATTHEW FAGAN

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Matthew Fagan  performs Saturday August 6th 12.30 Exclusively Acoustic Stage. Level 1 He also joins the AMEB Sitting Guitar Exams session 11am Saturday August 6th Winners Circle Workshop Room Matthew Fagan then performs Sunday August 7th 10.30 am AON Mezzanine Stage as part of the Kala ukulele session along with…

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MEGAN BERNARD

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Megan Bernard performs as part of the Fretted Femmes in Song session, along with Cat Canteri, Leisha Jungalwalla and Heloise. Saturday August 6th 11.15am AON Mezzanine Stage Level 1 Equally represented across a diverse range of styles and techniques, Australian audio artist Megan Bernard incorporates Funk/Jazz/Folk/Rock into a fusion of…

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MIKE ELRINGTON

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Mike Elrington performs Saturday August 6th AON Mezzanine Stage. Level 1 at 4.30 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…

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MIKE JACKSON

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Mike Jackson performs Sunday August 7th 10.30 am AON Mezzanine Stage as part of the Kala ukulele session along with Matthew Fagan, AJ Leonard, Sarah Carroll, Dan McKeoin, and NCAT Ukes. Mike Jackson OAM is an Australian children’s entertainer, recording artist, songwriter, radio show host and author. He is perhaps…

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NICK CHARLES

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Nick Charles performs solo Saturday August 6th 11.30 Exclusively Acoustic Stage. level 1 Nick Charles then hosts the Guitar Players Session1 featuring Geoff Achison, Shannon Bourne, Jimi Hocking, Sam See and Phil Manning Saturday August 6th 1.45 AON Mezzanine Stage Nick Charles hosts the Guitar Players Session 2 Sunday 7th…

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PETER HODGSON

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Catch Peter Hodgson’s Professor Guitar Session Saturday August 6th at 4pm Cafe Corner, Ground Level. Hi! I’m Peter Hodgson. I write for Gibson.com, Australian Guitar, Australian Musician, Mixdown Magazine (including my instructional column, ‘Unleash Your Inner Rock God,’ which has been running since 2007), Blunt, Beat (including their weekly hard rock/metal column…

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PHIL CEBERANO

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Phil Ceberano joins the Triple M All Star Jam Sunday August 7th 3pm AON Forecourt stage along with Bob Spencer, Brett Kingman, James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Shannon Bourne, Tim Gaze .. and you never know who else! Phil Ceberano has been working in the entertainment industry both locally and internationally…

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PHIL MANNING

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Phil Manning performs solo Saturday August 6th AON Mezzanine Stage, Level 1 at 12.45 Phil then Joins Nick Charles Guitar Players Session 1 Saturday August 6th AON Mezzanine Stage, Level 1 at 1.45 along with Geoff Achison, Shannon Bourne, Jimi Hocking, and Sam See. It is impossible to talk about…

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ROD BUSTOS

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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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ROGER MCLACHLAN

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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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ROHAN STEVENSON

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Saturday August 6th 1pm AON Forecourt Stage performing with his band I Built The Sky Rohan Stevenson is known worldwide for his ‘I built the sky’ solo project, which was founded in 2012. While generally guitar based instrumental music ‘I built the sky’ ranges from techy prog-metal to intricate punk…

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SAM SEE

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Sam See joins Nick Charles Guitar Players Session 1 Saturday August 6th at 1.45 AON Mezzanine Stage Level 1, along with Geoff Achison, Shannon Bourne, Jimi Hocking and Phil Manning. Sam See has been a stalwart of the Australian guitar community for decades, playing in bands from Sherbet, Fraternity and…

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SARAH CARROLL

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Sarah Carroll performs Sunday August 7th 10.30 am AON Mezzanine Stage as part of the Kala ukulele session along with Matthew Fagan, AJ Leonard, Dan McKeoin, Mike Jackson and NCAT Ukes. Sarah Carroll (Queen of the Bellarine) is an original country and folk singer/songwriter, well known for her work with…

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SERGIO ERCOLE

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Sergio Ercole performs Sunday August 7th at 11.30 Exclusively Acoustic Stage on Level 1. Sergio then joins Nick Charles in the Guitar Players Session 2 Sunday 7th August AON Mezzanine Stage. Level 1 at 2pm, along with Matthew Fagan, Lucas Michailidis, and Jon Delaney. Sergio has spent a significant time…

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SHANNON BOURNE

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The tale of Shannon Bourne is an interesting and evolving story. Free-thinking guitarist, singer songwriter, producer, session musician, tutor and mentor. The spotlight of attention really started to move Shannon’s way when he was picked up as personal guitar-slinger to blues legend, Chris Wilson. The young Bourne learnt his performance…

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SHANNON BOURNE’S WHIRLYBIRD

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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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SIMON HOSFORD

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Simon Hosford appears as part of the Triple M All Star Jam Sunday August 7th AON Forecourt Stage along with Bob Spencer, Brett Kingman, Shannon Bourne, Phil Manning, James Ryan, Phil Ceberano, Tim Gaze and who knows who else! Simon has toured with artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Men At Work,…

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SIMON PATTERSON

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Simon Patterson has worked in all areas of Contemporary Music Television, Recording, Clinics, Touring, Teaching, Festivals and Musicals. From backing artists such as B.B King, Bonnie Raitt and Joe Cocker, over nine years in the House Band on’Hey Hey It’s Saturday’, to supporting Guitarists Robben Ford and Michael Landau. Other…

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TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD

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Sunday August 7th at 2pm AON Forecourt Stage No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne’s Tequila Mockingbyrd are a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after party. With an arsenal…

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TERAMAZE

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Saturday August 6th 4pm AON Forecourt Stage Whilst loosely befitting the genre of thrash metal, the music of Teramaze also conjures such adjectives as “modern”, “innovative”, “progressive” and “groove-laden”. Keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive in its music, Teramaze has the potential to push metal into unchartered waters with…

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THE DELUSION

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The Delusion perform Sunday August 7th at 1pm on the AON Forecourt Stage. They can also be seen throughout the weekend on the Ernie Ball Music Man stand for CMC Music The Delusion is a 3-piece Progressive Metal band hailing from the twin cities Albury/Wodonga. The band has built their…

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TIM GAZE

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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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TROY MALE

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Melbourne guitarist Troy Male was inspired to play guitar at the age of 14 due to the release of Guns ‘N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction. After leaving high school he went and studied at Box Hill TAFE and obtained a degree from LaTrobe University. Troy then fled Australia for London,…

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WAYNE JONES

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You may have heard the phrase musician’s musician! You know the type … they’re such established players in the scene that everyone wants them on their sessions. Australian bass player, songwriter, arranger, and performer Wayne Jones fits the term perfectly. He has played with so many of Australia’s leading artists…

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