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 clinic. 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
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
Rod Bustos
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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  With a unique approach to the guitar, Adam Miller’s music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His inclusion of complex rhythms and dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced…

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ANNA SCIONTI

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Melbourne blues artist Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be deeply immersed into her world of electrified rhythmic tunes, as you will experience if…

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ASH GRUNWALD

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Ash Grunwald. Loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, Ash has critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, beats and a whole lotta groove for over a decade. Nominated for a swag of awards and winning a few, Ash proves why he is one…

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CHARLIE BEDFORD

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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 artist in 2018 and 2019, representing the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society – MBAS.  He has played with and been mentored by some…

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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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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 for some time he also began singing, his light, high-pitched voice offering an unusual take on his…

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COREY LEGGE

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Corey Legge plays heartfelt folk-rock and alt-country, drawing influence from growing up in the small country town of Bega on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW. Now based in Wollongong, Corey’s original music is reminiscent of James Taylor and Bernard Fanning, with intricate fingerpicking and smooth vocal melodies that…

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DAVE LESLIE

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  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 while cutting his teeth on the Sydney pub-circuit, he was invited to attend a jam with singer Suze DeMarchi, who…

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DENNIS JONES (USA)

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Dennis Jones (Los Angeles, California) . Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other! Dennis’s feet…

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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. Hailing from New York,…

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JAMES NORBERT IVANYI

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James Norbert Ivanyi is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, producer and musician hailing from Sydney, Australia. He performed and toured with a diverse range of musicians and bands for many years before finding his voice and going solo in 2013, and has since self-released three internationally acclaimed instrumental albums “Aphasia”, “The Matter…

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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 has had a profile on the world stage for some years now as one the most technically terrifying guitarists around. He has appeared in several guitar magazines both here and in the US (coming in equal 3rd in the US Guitar World edition of the 50 Fastest guitarists of…

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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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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 and blues with gentle expertise and plenty of good humoured banter to accompany the journey. Somehow, (without genetic trickery!) she also…

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LLOYD SPIEGEL

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Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer at the forefront of modern blues and one of his country’s most recognised guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the top 50 Australian guitarists of all time. A touring artist since age 11, the eleven time Australian Blues Award winner has…

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MARK ‘PHISHA’ FISHER

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  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 voice that can tell a story.

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MICHAEL DOLCE

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  Throughout a long and successful career, Michael Dolce has established himself as a session guitarist by playing and recording for many Top 10 national and international artists. This includes countless appearances on TV shows such as Sunrise, The Today Show , The Kerri Anne Show, Rove ,The Morning show,…

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MINNIE MARKS

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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 been eating up girl bands since 1994. Minnie Marks is not just some blazingly electrified acoustic guitar playing freak of nature, but also a rare and triple threat: Singer,…

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PAUL CAREY & JULIAN SCHEFFER

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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 and romance and it’s this that has always caught the ears of their listeners. This…

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PHIL MANNING

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Phil Manning must be one of the most underrated musicians in Australian music history. Along with his band mates from Chain and other legendary Australian acts like Dutch Tilders, Carson, The Foreday Riders, and The Aztecs to name a few, they pioneered an Antipodean form of the blues which carries…

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ROBYN PAYNE’S ENGINE ROOM

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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 and entertaining trio, playing the music of Jeff Beck and other guitar greats. They offer an…

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SARAH MCLEOD

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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 Brooklyn apartment in New York showcases her maturity as a songwriter, and her gift…

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SERGIO ERCOLE

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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 provide guitar enthusiasts a real treat.

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SHANNON BOURNE

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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 sheer virtuosic power of his soul-searing performances. Shannon’s song-writing influences — Richard Thompson, Beck, Matt Walker and Scott Walker — take the…

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SIMON HOSFORD’S FAIR WARNING

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  Simon Hosford has toured with artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Men At Work, Vanessa Amorosi, Taxiride, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton, and recorded for artists including Bachelor Girl, Peter Andre, Guy Sebastian, Ross Wilson, Christine Anu and Men At Work. He is one of the most respected players in the country….

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STARS

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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 supporting bands from interstate, Dingoes, LRB etc and starting to write their own songs…

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THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY

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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 strong affiliation to public radio, firearms and printing. Their three-part harmonies and two-part jokes…

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VAN LARKINS

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It was the hurricane season, in Blackwater 1994 when Van Larkins, a ten year old Australian discovering his gift for music, began what was to be a journey of musical exploration and discovery. Van’s father, an artist and musician, introduced his son to the guitar, which was to become Van’s…

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