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DIESEL MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 8, 2018

The Winners Circle Workshop Room was buzzing on day two of the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show as Diesel launched his limited edition Signature Stratocaster for Fender. A packed house witnessed this historic occasion and Diesel pulled out all stops to impress, playing a killer version of Hey Joe and finishing…

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ALBERT LEE MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW CHAT

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2018

The Melbourne Guitar Show was honoured to present Albert Lee at our event on the weekend to kick off his Australian tour. Albert is not only one of the greatest guitarists in both rock and country music history, he’s also one of the nicest and most humble musicians you’ll ever…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW – SUNDAY COVERAGE

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 6, 2018

Report by Greg Phillips. Photos by Jason Rosewarne (unless indicated otherwise) Even the forecast inclement weather decided it wasn’t worth it’s while trying, keen guitar fans were coming to the guitar show anyway and sunbeams may as well be the order of the day. Inside however, Shannon Bourne brewed up…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW – SATURDAY COVERAGE

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 6, 2018

Report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne (unless captioned otherwise) For the 4th year in a row punters were quick getting out of the barriers at Caulfield Racecourse to get inside the Melbourne Guitar Show and check out the 3 levels of fretted instrument fun. Outside the Triple M street team…

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BOOK MGS2018 TICKETS ONLINE FOR CHANCE TO WIN A BIAS MINI GUITAR AMP!

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 29, 2018

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DIESEL, HARTS, BEC SANDRIDGE & MORE ADDED TO MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 29, 2018

As we draw closer to the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse), exhibitors are beginning to announce their on-stand talent and finalise their clinic sessions and some of the names which have been added to the show are huge.

Since the second artist announcement a month or more ago, names that have been added to the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show include: Diesel, Harts, Bec Sandridge, Slowly Slowly, Jack Jones (aka Irwin Thomas), Kirk Lorange, Damnations Day, The Omnific, Malcura and Michael Paynter… and they’re just the ones we know about!

Where can you see these artists?

Ahead of his ‘Diesel 30’ Greatest hits album release and national tour, Diesel will be launching his Fender Signature Stratocaster on Sunday August 5th in the Winners Circle Workshop room on Level 1

Also appearing for Fender on stands 60-63 will be:
Bec Sandridge – 11am Saturday 4th
Harts – 3:30pm Saturday 4th
Slowly Slowly – 1:30pm Sunday 5th

As well as performing on the Acoustic stage at 11am on the Saturday, singer songwriter Abbey Stone will also be appearing at 12.30 on the Fender stand and 1.30 and 3.30 on the Link Audio stand (33A)

Jack Jones (aka Irwin Thomas) is back in Australia for a short while after an extensive stay in New York and will be joining the Triple M jam, along with Brett Garsed, James Ryan, Shannon Bourne and young Charlie Bedford on Sunday at 2.15 at the AON Whammy Bar on level 2.

Veteran guitar legend Kirk Lorange will be hanging out on the Washburn guitar stand (A12 on mezzanine level)

Pumping out contagious rhythms on the CMC Music stand (33&35) will be Jimi Baruta and Kyle Borg, Damnations Day and The Omnific (who blew audiences away last year with their amazing bass skills)

Heavy flamenco trio Malcura have been added to the Winners Circle Workshop Room on Saturday August 4th at 4.30pm, where they will be showcasing the range of Katoh guitars

Line 6 will present writer, producer, performer Michael Paynter (Icehouse, The Veronicas) at 1.30 pm on Sunday August 5th in the Winners Circle Workshop Room

Full list of artists HERE

Full list of exhibitors HERE

Melbourne Guitar Show August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Tickets: https://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/tickets/

Download program pdf HERE

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COME TO THE MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD MEET & GREET TICKETS!

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 24, 2018

Louisiana-bred guitar slinger, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is coming to Australia in October playing tracks from his current album Lay It On Down as well as many KWS hits.

By attending the Melbourne Guitar Show (August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse), you could win a meet and greet concert package to Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Melbourne gig on Saturday October 6th at the Forum.

Come to the guitar show, grab an entry form, stick it in the entry box and cross your fingers!

Check out our interview with Kenny Wayne Shepherd HERE

http://www.kennywayneshepherd.net/

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND EAST COAST TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ASH GRUNWALD
Thursday 4 October  Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5 October  Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6 October Forum, Melbourne, VIC

TICKETING INFORMATION:
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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW: DAVE LESLIE (BABY ANIMALS) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 23, 2018

Almost three decades ago a young, fresh rock n roll band named Baby Animals formed in Sydney, continuing Australia’s legendary lineage of quality hard hitting rock bands. Fronted by the intoxicating Suze DeMarchi, Baby Animals enjoyed a string of hits in the 90s, including Early Warning, Rush You and One…

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TALKING GUITAR: SHANNON BOURNE’S GUITAR INSPIRATIONS

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 18, 2018

Shannon Bourne chats to us about what led to him to pick up the guitar and who the players were that influenced him. Shannon has just released a new instrumental guitar album, Words Fail and will play tracks from it at the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show at 11am on Sunday August 5  Caulfield Racecourse. You can also see Shannon later in the day in the Triple M jam.
Ticket info: https://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/tickets/

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JAMES RYAN REFLECTS ON PAST MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOWS

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 6, 2018

James Ryan reflects on his first Melbourne Guitar Show. James is a freelance guitarist/singer, songwriter/producer whose career highlights include touring with Men At Work, Kate Ceberano, national TV performances with Shania Twain and Ronan Keating, and releasing his debut instrumental guitar album “BLOWN”, which received rave reviews such as Guitarist…

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