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JOE BONAMASSA’S SEPTEMBER EAST COAST AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - April 30, 2019

Blues-rock superstar, Joe Bonamassa, will be returning to Australia in September for four shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for his first headlining tour since 2016. Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today. As a two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist who recently achieved his 21st #1 album…

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SUPPORT THE PBS RADIO FESTIVAL: WORK YOUR MAGIC!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 30, 2019

3PBS has always been a loyal media partner to our Melbourne Guitar Show and we urge you to support this great community radio station in their 2019 membership drive. This year’s Radio Festival theme is Work Your Magic, which is exactly what the on-air presenters at PBS do on a…

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THE STRUTS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN AUGUST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 30, 2019

UK glam-rockers THE STRUTS made the most of their opportunities when last in Australia supporting Greta Van Fleet, especially after the GVF had to cancel shows. The band won over a whole legion of fans with their spectacular stage show, particularly with their own surprise headline shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney…

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VOX VX15 & VX50 GTV LIGHTWEIGHT AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - April 29, 2019

Released at Winter NAMM in January were additions to the VX line of modeling amps including the entry-level VX15 GT and Nutube-equipped VX50 GTV. Vox Australia’s Tom Baeppler shows us what they can do here in this video demo. Tom goes through a range of different amp models and effects…

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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 5 – MONDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 23, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne The final day of Bluesfest always comes with mixed blessings. One one hand you never want it to end, on the other … five days of flitting between stages can take be taxing. Day 5 is also chance to catch up on those acts…

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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 4 – SUNDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 22, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne. For many punters on a  3 day pass, Easter Sunday was their last chance to soak up the Bluesfest fare. Those on a 5 day bender still had an amazing array of choice in front of them over the next couple of days. Alt…

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BLUESFEST 2019: HUSSY HICKS INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 21, 2019

The ever-popular Leesa Gentz and Julz Parker aka Hussy Hicks are back at Bluesfest this year for their 6th appearance at the event. Playing now as an all-female 4 piece band Hussy Hicks have been travelling the globe increasing their fanbase along the way off the back of their brilliant…

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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 3 – SATURDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 21, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne Easter Saturday saw a steady stream of punters through the gates, eager to see what Bluesfest day 3 had to offer. Sister act Larkin Poe (Rebecca and Megan Lovell) on their first trip to Australia were playing to a packed Delta tent, where the…

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BLUESFEST 2019: SAMANTHA FISH INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 21, 2019

With two current albums ‘Belle of the West’ and ‘Chills & Fever’ attracting rave reviews and a new one in the can awaiting an August release, Samantha Fish’s star is well and truly on the rise. At Bluesfest this year, Samantha and her dynamic band of musicians have been winning…

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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 2 – GOOD FRIDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 20, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne. Good Friday, day two of Bluesfest generated a larger crowd and also a significant downpour of rain. What may have been problematic for the punters became a bonus for the artists as every undercover performance space was packed. Bundjalung country’s own Indigenous Arts &…

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