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JAKE BOWEN (PERIPHERY)

Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - June 19, 2019

PERIPHERY’S JAKE BOWEN IN MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW MASTERCLASS FOR IBANEZ We are thrilled to announce that Jake Bowen, guitarist from cutting-edge American metal band Periphery will be joining us at the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show to present a masterclass for Ibanez Australia on Saturday August 3rd. Hailing from New York,…

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PERIPHERY’S JAKE BOWEN IN MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW MASTERCLASS FOR IBANEZ

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 19, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Jake Bowen, guitarist from cutting-edge American metal band Periphery will be joining us at the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show to present a masterclass for Ibanez Australia on Saturday August 3rd.

Hailing from New York, Ibanez Signature Artist Jake Bowen has been an integral cog in the Grammy-nominated progressive metal band Periphery. With their debut in 2010 the band has solidified their place in the metal world and helped popularise an exciting new genre of music. Ibanez Australia will be hosting Masterclasses featuring Periphery’s guitarist Jake Bowen held across Australia. These Masterclasses offer an exclusive and intimate opportunity for budding or experienced guitarists to learn from one of the pioneers of the progressive metal movement. The Masterclasses will consist of Jake demonstrating and teaching specific techniques used on his solo work and Periphery’s catalogue and will conclude with Q & A session from the audience ranging from a range of topics. Jake will present his Melbourne Guitar Show masterclass on Saturday August 3rd. Just as each new Periphery release seems to turn progressive metal  around another 180 degrees, Jake Bowen, the source of the band’s rich tapestry of guitar-based ambient soundscapes, has also moved the boundaries of guitar design and performance with his new Ibanez  signature instrument—the JBM10FX, which he’ll be demonstrating at the guitar show.

https://australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/

https://www.australismusic.com.au/ibanez

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW SPOTLIGHT: RUBEN GUITARS

Posted in Artists, Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 18, 2019

Ruben Guitars is a regular exhibitor at the Melbourne Guitar Show and will be there again in 2019 showcasing their beautiful instruments. We sat down with head designer Tiri Pestrivas at their facility in Ferntree Gully to talk about Ruben Guitars ahead of the guitar show. Ruben Becker is the…

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REPORT: STAR SHOW – A ROCK & CLASSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 17, 2019

Australian Musician followers will know of classical and electric guitar virtuoso Matthew Fagan through the many interviews, video performances and advice clips he has done with us. Matthew’s current show is called Star Show – A Rock & Classical Journey Through The Universe, which played to a packed house at the Deakin Edge at Federation Square on the weekend.

Star Show – A Rock & Classical Journey Through The Universe is a sound and visual spectacular, featuring Matthew and band with a strings section, performing the music of Pink Floyd, Holst, War of the Worlds, ELO, Queen, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alan Parsons, original compositions and more. It also features Perry Vlahos, one of the world’s experts in the night sky. Perry gave an illustrated indoor talk before the show, debunked myths and during the music performance projected the stars live, taking the audience on a journey through the cosmos, using an interactive night sky viewing program.

Melbourne-based visual artist Courtney Young Art and Design was on hand to capture some of the action

Check out Matthew Fagan’s website HERE

 

 

Perry Vlahos

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WATCH: GIBSON CHATS WITH CLIFF BURTON’S (Metallica) DAD FOR USA FATHER’S DAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 16, 2019

Metallica. Photo Credit: Harald Oimoen, from the book Murder in the Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter.

Earlier this week, one of the most famous Rock’n’Roll Fathers Ray Burton, Father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, sat down with Gibson’s Mark Agnesi  to reminisce about Cliff Burton’s musical history and what it means to be the Dad of a child who shows interest in pursuing a career in music.

Credits to photographers Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen, Mark Weiss, Kevin Kitt and Vidz-R-Us for sharing photos of Cliff and to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for providing video.

www.gibson.com

www.metallica.com

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MACRON MUSIC TAKES OVER GH MUSIC

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 14, 2019


GH Music is excited to announce new ownership of the business. As of July 1, 2019, owners of Macron Music will take control of the GH Music store and website, to further grow Macron Music as an Australian leader in musical instrument sales.

Located just outside Melbourne’s CBD, GH Music is an iconic Australian Music Shop that has a history starting all the way back in 1962 – when Billy Hyde created the beginning of his Music Store empire throughout Australia.

After selling the Billy Hyde name and business to investors in 2007, Garry Hyde couldn’t resist the opportunity to re-open this iconic music shop location in Flemington under his own name and continue the legacy his father left on the very same site.

Anthony Ursino of Macron Music has a systematic and cut-throat paced presence and his success with the online market here in Australia left Garry knowing his business was in good hands and ready to tackle the new generation of retail methodology.

This expansion gives customers around Australia more of what they love, organised in a way that saves time and frustration. Highly organised logistics are being setup so customers around Australia can have their experience streamlined, with more buying choice and more expertise across the massive range of instruments for every style and sized player.

Both Macron and GH will continue to trade as usual from their locations in NSW and VIC. We are vastly expanding our range over the coming weeks and months, so we would love to see you and show you how we can be a part of your musical journey.

https://www.macronmusic.com.au/

https://www.ghmusic.com.au/

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SIX QUIX WITH JESS SPAHR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 14, 2019

Jess Spahr isn’t your run of the mill musician. Jess picked up the violin at the age of 6, going on  to train as a classical pianist. Young Jess started winning eisteddfods all around Sydney, receiving countless awards and high fives along the way. Fast forward to 2018 and Jess…

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FENDER ADDS KOA FLAME ASH TOP STRAT TO RARITIES SERIES

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - June 13, 2019


Fender Music Australia
have announced the launch of the latest in their Rarities Series, the Koa Flame Ash Top Stratocaster. 

It features a two-piece ash body with a flame koa top and a one-piece, quartersawn European maple neck. The custom Tim Shaw overwound 59 gold-foil single-coil pickups are warm and clear, while the Shaw custom Filter’Tron™-style humbucking pickup delivers a powerful, articulate voice. The “Modern C”-shaped quartersawn neck delivers classic Strat tone while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets make it comfortable to play.

Future Rarities Series models will include a Chambered Flame Top Tele in July and an American Original ‘60s Quilt Top Tele in August as part of the series, with further releases due throughout the year.

www.fender.com.au


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WATCH: DAVEY LANE TALKS TOMMY – 50th ANNIVERSARY GIGS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2019

Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Ashley Naylor have put together an all-star band to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s break through album of 1969, “Tommy”, which they will perform in June as “Captain Walker’s Unborn Children”. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down at Memo Music Hall with self-confessed…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Posted in Articles, Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 12, 2019

Stars pic by Richard Hogan

The Melbourne Guitar Show will once again celebrate the Melbourne and Australian guitar community on August 3 & 4, 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse. Proudly presented by Triple M, Australian Musician, and 3PBS the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists. In addition to world class performances from the artists on this massive lineup, #MGS2019 will also present a massive gear expo that will feature a huge variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world. See, Try and Buy! It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, and that’s not all. The Melbourne Guitar Show will host information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists and you can now buy tickets HERE

The full program for the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show is still in development, with some more artists yet to be named and times yet to be locked in. Hopefully it will be available next week.

HOWEVER, to assist you with your ticket booking decisions, here’s a list of artists and the days they will be appearing at the show, either in performance or demo/session.

This list is subject to change but it’s where we are at right now!

SATURDAY AUGUST 3. 10am-6pm

CHRIS BIENIEK
SARAH MCLEOD
JAMES NORBERT IVANYI
DENNIS JONES BAND (USA)
SIMON HOSFORD’S FAIR WARNING (Playing Van Halen’s debut album)
PAUL CAREY & JULIN SCHEFFER
VAN LARKINS
NICK CHARLES
COREY LEGGE
ANNA SCIONTI
MINNIE MARKS
ASH GRUNWALD
PHIL MANNING & CHRIS FINNEN
HAMMOND TRIO: Rob Papp, Jon Wade, Rob Mercer.
INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY CELEBRATION:
Nick Charles, Shannon Bourne, Minnie Marks, Ash Grunwald, Phil Manning, Charlie Bedford, Corey Legge, Anna Scionti, Liz Frenchman
BRETT KINGMAN
MICHEL DOLCE
JAMES RYAN
KEITH MERROW (USA)
LLOYD SPIEGEL
VAN LARKINS
DREW ROLLER
PHISHA

SUNDAY AUGUST 4. 10am-4pm

ROBYN PAYNE’S ENGINE ROOM
JEREMY BARNES
STARS
SERGIO ERCOLE
ADAM MILLER
MINNIE MARKS
THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY
LLOYD SPIEGEL
ACOUSTIC JAM:
Nick Charles, Lloyd Spiegel, Van Larkins, Chris Finnen, Sergio Ercole, Adam Miller
MICHAEL DOLCE
JAMES RYAN
JOSH MUNDAY
KEITH MERROW (USA)
JAMES NORBERT IVANYI
DAVE LESLIE
TRIPLE M ALL STAR JAM:
Mal Eastick, Charlie Bedford, Dennis Jones (USA), Simon Hosford, Rod Bustos (Bass), (Marcus Ryan (drums)

TICKET PRICES

NotePre-purchased ticket prices apply for tickets purchased up until 11.59pm on Friday 2 August. After this time, Door prices apply.

Adult Day Pass: Door Price $25 (Pre-purchased $20) (Day pass, valid for either Saturday or Sunday)

Family Day Pass: Door Price $50 (Pre-purchased $40) Family ticket for Saturday OR Sunday for 2 adults and 2 children under 15

Concession Day Pass: Door Price $15 (Pre-purchased $10) with Valid Student, Senior, Concession card (Valid for Saturday OR Sunday)

Adult Weekend Pass: Door Price $35 (Pre-purchased $30) (Valid for Saturday and Sunday)

Concession Weekend Pass: Door Price $20 (Pre-purchased $15) with Valid Student, Senior, Concession card (Valid for both Saturday AND Sunday)

Note: Children under 12yo are free when accompanied by a paying adult 

BUY TICKETS HERE NOW!

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