Performers 2019

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2019 Artists

The Melbourne Guitar Show will once again celebrate the Melbourne and Australian guitar community on August 3 & 4, 2019. We have assembled an inspiring array of guitar players at the Melbourne Guitar Show. The following can be seen in either performance, demo and or appearance. Here’s just a taste of what’s to come

Ash Grunwald
Sarah McLeod
Stars feat:
– Mal Eastick
– Nick Charles
– Roger McLachlan
– Mick Pealing
Jake Bowen (Periphery USA)

Lloyd Spiegel
Keith Merrow (USA)
Dennis Jones (USA)
James Norbert Ivanyi
Anna Scionti
Robyn Payne’s Engine Room
Dave Leslie

Phil Manning
Chris Finnen
Shannon Bourne
Jimi Hocking
Brett Kingman
Pete Robinson
Ella Belfanti
Cartridge Family feat:
– Sarah Carroll
– Suzanna Espie
– Nicky Del Rey

– Rusty Rich
Adam Miller
Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer
Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning
James Ryan

Van Larkins
Mark Fisher
The Organic Trio feat:
– Rob Papp
– Rob Mercer
– Jon Wade
Chris Bieniek
Jeremy Barnes
Michael Dolce
Minnie Marks
Sergio Ercole
Liz Frencham
Corey Legge
Charlie Bedford

and more to come!

ADAM MILLER

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Adam Miller performs on Sunday August 4 at 12.30pm on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage He also joins Nick Charles’ World of Acoustic Guitar Jam at 1.40pm straight after on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage With a unique approach to the guitar, Adam Miller’s music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a…

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ANNA SCIONTI

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Anna Scionti performs on Saturday August 3 at 11.ooam on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Anna also joins Nick Charles’ International Blues Day Jam at 4.15pm on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Melbourne blues artist Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues…

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ASH GRUNWALD

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Ash Grunwald performs on Saturday August 3 on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage at 1.00pm He then joins Nick Charles International Blues Day Jam on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage at 4.15pm  Ash Grunwald. Loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, Ash has critics and fans raving about his…

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BEN KELLY

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Ben appears on Saturday August 3rd at 4pm on the Exclusively Acoustic stage at 4pm Ben Kelly spends 8-9 months of each year touring and sharing his music with the world as well as releasing albums each year worldwide. His music is difficult to pigeon-hole as his musical stylings come…

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BRETT KINGMAN

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Brett Kingman is a professional guitarist, based in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by 70’s classic and glam-rock guitarists and beginning his professional career at the age of 12, Brett is now one of Australia’s better-known hired guns. He has spent time touring and recording with Australian icons such as James Reyne…

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CHARLIE BEDFORD

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Charlie Bedford performs in Nick Charles’ international Blues day jam on Saturday August 3 at 4.15pm on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Charlie Bedford is a teenage blues musician who performed at the “International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase” in Memphis in 2017 with his band and returned as a solo…

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CHRIS BIENIEK

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Chris has a diverse performance history spanning over 20 years on the Melbourne music scene. He is renowned for his virtuosity on the guitar and ability to play a wide variety of genres spanning Rock and Pop, right through to Jazz R&B and Funk. Chris has performed on stage with…

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CHRIS FINNEN

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Chris Finnen appears with Phil Manning on Saturday August 3rd at 2.00pm on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage b. 1952, Sussex, England. Finnen’s family emigrated to Australia in 1967. He had begun playing guitar as a child and was attracted to the blues before he reached his teens. After playing professionally…

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COREY LEGGE

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Corey appears on Saturday August 3rd at 3.00pm on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage and will then join Nick Charles International Blues Day jam at 4.15pm on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Corey Legge plays heartfelt folk-rock and alt-country, drawing influence from growing up in the small country town of Bega on…

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DAVE LESLIE

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Dave can be seen in a Meet the Players session on Sunday August 4th at midday at Cafe Corner, Ground floor Dave Leslie graduated from the tennis-racquet to the guitar at age 9 and has been obsessed with guitars and things that make them louder, ever since. In August 1989…

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DENNIS JONES (USA)

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Dennis Jones will perform Saturday August 3rd on the Marsh Whammy Bar stage at 3.15pm INTRODUCING DENNIS JONES Dennis Jones is the epitome of cool. Laid back and smooth by nature but put him on a stage and the energy level of the room instantly becomes electric. Sizzling hot guitar…

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ELLA BELFANTI

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If you started a band with Matt Corby, John Butler, Florence Welch and Ben Harper, you’d just about get 20-year-old artist Ella Belfanti. Sydney-raised, with a soulful sound developed between playing the snowy mountains in Australia and Japan, and the summer festivals on the East Coast, this pint-sized powerhouse has…

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JAKE BOWEN (PERIPHERY)

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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 at midday in the…

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JAMES NORBERT IVANYI

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James will perform with his band on Saturday August 3rd at 2.15pm at the Marsh Whammy Bar  And …  will take part in a Meet the Players session along with Jeremy Barnes on Saturday August 3rd at 11.30 am at Cafe Corner, ground floor James will also present ‘Design your…

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JAMES RYAN

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James Ryan first picked up a nylon string guitar at age 13 and began classical lessons. As a kid his influences followed his father’s; early Kiss, Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Status Quo, Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Clapton and Skynard. By the end of high school,…

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JEREMY BARNES

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Jeremy performs on Sunday August 4th at 1.15pm on the Marsh Whammy Bar stage Jeremy will also take part in a Meet the Players session on Saturday August 3rd at 11.30 am at Cafe Corner, ground floor Jeremy has had a profile on the world stage for some years now…

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JIMI HOCKING

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Jimi Hocking is a songwriter, singer and guitarist of the highest calibre, the electric love child of T-Bone Walker, BB King and Jimi Hendrix. He struts the stage with his band, playing his ‘showy’ guitar style while pulling all the classic stunts … behind the head … the duck walk ……

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KEITH MERROW (USA)

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Keith Merrow (Portland, Oregon) is an acclaimed studio guitar player, songwriter, producer, engineer, gear demonstrator, student and teacher. In 2013 Keith teamed up with friends Jeff Loomis, Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), and Alex Rudinger and formed the band, Conquering Dystopia and released their self titled album. His popular YouTube channel has…

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LIZ FRENCHAM

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Liz will appear in Nick Charles’ International Blues Day Jam on Saturday August 3rd at 4.15pm on the Marsh Mezzanine stage A warm, exuberant performer associated with multiple successful collaborations (FrenchamSmith, Jigzag & Dev’lish Mary) and a captivating soloist. She easily traverses genres from folk and bluegrass through to jazz…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL

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Lloyd presents a Cole Clark guitars session on Saturday August 3rd at 4.30pm in the Winners Circle Workshop room Lloyd will also perform on Sunday August 4th at 12.30pm on the Marsh Mezzanine stage at 12.30pm then join Nick Chrles’ jam at 1.40pm Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer at the…

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MARK ‘PHISHA’ FISHER

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Phisha will appear ina Meet The Players session on Fingerstyle guitar playing. Saturday August 3rd at 3pm at Cafe corner, ground floor  Phisha performs a unique style of percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar with intriguing techniques, But then takes it a step further by incorporating it around meaningful songwriting and a…

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MICHAEL DOLCE

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Catch Michael Dolce masterclass on Saturday August 3 at 1pm at Cafe Corner, ground floor Michael will also join Brett Kingman on Sunday August 4 at 10.30 to present a Fractal Audio showcase in the Winners Circle Workshop room Throughout a long and successful career, Michael Dolce has established himself…

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MINNIE MARKS

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Minnie appears on Saturday August 3rd at midday on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage then will join Nick Charles International Blues Day Jam at 4.15pm in the same room With an insane talent that’s out of control playing what she calls dirty sweet rock & roll this young singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist has…

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PAUL CAREY & JULIAN SCHEFFER

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Paul and Julian appear on Saturday August 3rd at 11.00am on the Exclusively Acoustic stage The Journey so far… Paul and Julian play contemporary music specifically for the guitar and their music derives from their perspective as two Australian composers. Paul and Julian’s performance is full of light, heat, melancholy…

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PHIL MANNING

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Phil Manning appears with Chris Finnen on Saturday August 3rd at 2.00pm on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Phil will also appear in a Meet The Players session Sunday August 4th at 1.30pm Cafe Corner, ground floor   Phil Manning must be one of the most underrated musicians in Australian music…

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ROBYN PAYNE’S ENGINE ROOM

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Robyn Payne’s Engine Room perform on Sunday August 4th at 11.00am at the Marsh Whammy Bar In the late 70’s Jeff Beck redefined instrumental rock stealing ideas from blues, funk and jazz rock, mixing unconventional modulations and frequent time changes inspiring a generation of guitarists. Engine Room is an exciting…

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SARAH MCLEOD

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Sarah performs on Saturday August 3rd at 12.45pm on the Marsh Whammy Bar Stage Sarah McLeod, the singer and guitarist with the ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling rockers The Superjesus, has since gone on to establish an acclaimed solo career. Her latest album Rocky’s Diner, written and demoed in a secluded…

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SERGIO ERCOLE

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Sergio performs on Sunday August 4 at 11.30am on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage Sergio Ercole has spent a significant time abroad, studying and performing extensively throughout the Mediterranean including Andalusia, Florence, Sienna, and the Adriatic Coast. his incredible classical proficiency and love for his Italian musical heritage and culture, will…

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SHANNON BOURNE

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Shannon will appear with nick Charles and friend sin the International Blues Day Jam Saturday August 3rd at 4.15pm Marsh Mezzanine stage Shannon Bourne is a critically-acclaimed blues-and-roots-founded guitarist, singer and songwriter with a strong following of discerning fans and the power to sway audiences with the naked emotion and…

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SIMON HOSFORD’S FAIR WARNING

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Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning perform Van Halen 1 live on the Marsh Whammy Bar sate on Saturday August 3rd at 4.30pm Simon Hosford has toured with artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Men At Work, Vanessa Amorosi, Virgil Donati,, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton, and recorded for artists including Bachelor Girl, Peter Andre,…

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STARS

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Stars perform Sunday August 4th midday on the Marsh Whammy Bar Stage   Stars got together in Adelaide around ’74 ’75 , we were all from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of similar music taste, ie. Free, Deep Purple etc After a short while…

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THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY

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The Cartridge family perform Sunday August 4 at 11.30am on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage Sarah ‘Shirley’ Carroll, sister Suzannah ‘Laurie’ Espie and wayward son Rusty ‘Danny’ Rich, along with louche elder Greg ‘Pa’ Field are The Cartridge Family, named for their breezy, sunshine-filled hillbilly songs of death, and for their…

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VAN LARKINS

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Van Larkins performs Saturday August 3rd at 12.15pm on the Exclusively Acoustic stage Van also appears in a meet The Players session cafe Corner Saturday August 3 at 3pm Van is back Sunday August4th for the World of Acoustic guitar jam 1.40pm Marsh Mezzanine Stage   It was the hurricane…

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