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PERFORMANCE: MGS 2017 ACOUSTIC JAM

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

The acoustic/electric jams at Melbourne Guitar Show led by Nick Charles are an annual highlight. Check out this jam from last year’s show featuring Alex Burns, Sergio Ercole, Joseph Balfe, Nick Charles and Doug de Vries

The Melbourne Guitar Show 2018 August 4&5 Caulfield Racecourse

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ALBERT LEE: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 5, 2018

AM’s Greg Phillips chats to Melbourne Guitar Show headliner, UK legend Albert Lee Albert Lee 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 meet. Included on Albert’s CV are performances and…

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MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & ADELAIDE GO GIDDY FOR GUITAR IN AUGUST

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 28, 2018

The month of August offers up a guitar lover’s dream when major guitar shows occur in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.


MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW August 4&5 CAULFIELD RACECOURSE
First up is the 4th consecutive Melbourne Guitar Show August 4 & 5 Caulfield Racecourse. Drawing over 5,500 guitar fans 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. MGS is a two day event which takes place on 3 levels under one roof, over one weekend. Australian Musician, in conjunction with the Australian Music Association present the all-indoor event, which is proudly supported by by Triple M and community radio sponsor 3PBS.

A major feature of the annual Melbourne Guitar Show is Australasia’s biggest pop up guitar shop. The show provides a hands-on chance to see, hear, play and buy 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.

Plus you’ll be able to experience performances, demos and chat sessions on several stages by some certified guitar legends such as: UK’s Albert Lee (in the first gig of his Australian tour), Jeff Lang, Daniel Champagne, Dave Leslie, Brett Garsed, Bob Spencer, Phil Manning, Nick Charles, Shannon Bourne, Fiona Boyes, Rackett, Alison Ferrier, Cat Canter, Nat Allison, Abbey Stone and many more.

A highlight of the show every year is the Triple M jam which this year will include: James Ryan (MD), Brett Garsed,  Bob Spencer, plus more to be announced soon.

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. You never know which legendary artists you’ll stumble upon at the Melbourne Guitar Show, it’s a guitar god magnet.

Melbourne Guitar Show ticket info here

 

SYDNEY GUITAR FESTIVAL AUGUST 9-19, VARIOUS VENUES
The Sydney Guitar festival is the newer of the 3 events occurring in August and takes place in various venues around Sydney over a 10 day period.

Featured artists at this year’s SGF include: Tommy Emmanuel, Kaki King, Grigoryan Brothers and the Beijing Guitar Duo, Albert Lee, The Brewster Brothers, Marc Ribot, The Turner Brown Band, Pedro Javier Gonzalez & Paco Lara and more, plus the inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival Gala, showcasing some of the best guitarists doing what they do best.

The inaugural SGF Gala, taking place on Thursday, August 9 at the Concourse in Chatswood promises to be an event like no other; an expertly curated showcase of world-class guitarists including;  Kaki King (US), Derek Gripper (RSA), Daniel Champagne, Turner Brown Band (US/Aus), Z-Star Trinity (UK) Pioneers of Rock n Roll showcase and MC Luke Escombe, and more.

SGF 2018 Headliner Tommy Emmanuel was to have his brother Phil Emmanuel join him at both SGF shows as a special guest. Following Phil’s recent and sudden passing Tommy now intends to incorporate a very special tribute to honour one of this country’s greatest guitarists who has just recently been posthumously awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia OAM for his service to music.

Venues housing the diverse lineup of events include Marrickville’s largest hub of arts and culture, The Factory Theatre, Northern Sydney’s performing arts gateway The Concourse and Sydney’s most iconic music venue The Enmore Theatre.

PLUS The Sydney Guitar Festival invites you to take part in the World Record attempt for the Largest Guitar Ensemble playing AC/DC’s Highway To Hell at The Concourse in Chatswood on Sunday, 12th August.

Tickets for all Sydney Guitar Festival events are on sale now.  
For more information regarding lineup, tickets, venues and more visit  
sydneyguitarfestival.com.au

 

ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL AUGUST 9-12 , VARIOUS VENUES
The Adelaide Guitar Festival (AGF) (formerly the Adelaide International Guitar Festival)  is a four-day biennial festival, curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slava Grigoryan. Unbound by genre and acclaimed for its outstanding quality, its concerts span rock, jazz, folk, classical, experimental, blues and roots music.

One of the headliners this year is Australia’s own world conquering guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel. Whether he’s blistering through the classics or finger-picking the most delicate of melodies, Tommy Emmanuel’s artistry and precision is obvious and enticing. This year, he brings immaculate guitar skills and virtuosic guest stars Pedro Javier Gonzalez and Richard Smith for this special musical treat.

Other featured artists this year include: Albert Lee, Marc Ribot, Kaki King, Beijing Guitar Duo, Grigoryan Brothers, Tony McManus, Turner Brown Band, The Yearlings and many more.

www.adelaideguitarfestival.com.au

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TALKING GUITAR: JAMES RYAN ON THE GUITARS THAT HE USES

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 27, 2018

James Ryan is a freelance guitarist/singer, songwriter/producer whose career highlights include touring with Men At Work, national TV performances with Kate Ceberano, Shania Twain and Ronan Keating, and releasing his debut instrumental guitar album “BLOWN”, which received rave reviews such as Guitarist Australia magazine’s album of the month. James also has brand connections with Fender, Boss, Schecter, Positive Grid and has been teaching guitar for over ten years. Plus, James is the Melbourne Guitar Show Triple M Jam Musical Director and will once again lead a stellar group of players in the jam on Sunday August 5 at 2.15pm. In this video James chats about his first guitar and the main instruments he uses now

Melbourne Guitar Show August 4 & 5 Caulfield Racecourse.
Ticket info: https://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/tickets/

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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