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GEOFF ACHISON AT THE MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW!

About Geoff Achison
Geoff began playing music professionally in his father’s dance band at the age of 13. He switched to bass at 15 playing mostly jazz. In his early 20s he moved to Melbourne and was hired as lead guitarist with bluesman ‘Dutch’ Tilders. He formed his own band in 1995 and began travelling internationally. He won the ‘Albert King Award’ in Memphis and scored a Gibson Acoustic Guitars endorsement deal. He has since toured the USA, UK & Australia many times releasing over a dozen albums. He re-located to the USA for a time and he spent many months on the road performing countless live shows and recording his One Ticket, One Ride album there. In 2008 a Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll listed Geoff as one of the Top 10 ‘Hot New Guitarists’ on the US scene. He adores jamming with other musicians and has developed close musical relationships with many other artists including Georgia based songwriter/musician Randall Bramblett with whom he shares a ‘live’ album release, Jammin’ In The Attic. His annual Boxing Day Blues concert with Australian bluesman Chris Wilson has also resulted in a shared album release titled Box Of Blues. The passion for jamming has paid off on a personal level too with Geoff being invited onstage at various times with musical heroes such as Hubert Sumlin, Delbert McClinton, Jorma Kaukonen, legendary bassist George Porter JR, the Allman Brothers Band and even the great Les Paul. In 2008 Geoff made Guitar Player Magazines ‘Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists’ list. He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife & son and continues to gig & tour regularly. Geoff can be seen playing around Melbourne regularly with his wonderful band The Souldiggers. Catch Geoff at the Melbourne Guitar Show.

(Footage above courtesy of Ch 31’s Guitar Gods and Masterpieces.)

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