Snap Scene: Guitarists’ Special: Mandy’s favourite guitarists gallery

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What’s My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar Scenes, Snap Scene features, and much much more.

A selection of some of Mandy’s favourite photos of guitarists:

Bob Starkie - Caravan Club - 11th Jan 2015
Baby Animals - Suze DeMarchi - Enmore Theatre - 28th May 2016
Angus Young - Sydney Stadium 22nd February 2010
Bob Spencer - East Brunswick Club - 9th Jan 2010
Ash Naylor - Yarra Hotel - 10th March 2015
Albert Lee - Corner Hotel - 25th August 2007
Chris Cheney - Melbourne International Music Show - 3rd Oct 2010
Cold Chisel - Ian Moss - Festival Hall - 19th April 2012
Davey Johnstone - Rod Laver Arena - 11th Dec 2015
Deborah Conway - Hamer Hall - 26th May 2017
Deke Dickerson - Manning Bar - 14th March 2014
Eric Clapton - Rod Laver - 3rd Feb 2007
Davely Lane - Corner Hotel - 21st Jult 2013
Dom Turner - Caravan Club - 7th Feb 2015
Glen Matlock - Flying Saucer - 5th March 2016
Gary Clark Jr - Big Day Out - 26th Jan 2013
Guitar Wolf - Brisbane Hotel Hobart - 27th Nov 2013
G3 - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & John Petrucci - Princess Theatre - 3rd Dec 2006
Jack White - Hordern Pavillion - 26th July 2012
Jeff Beck - The Palais - 26th Jan 2009
Iron Maiden - Dave Murray - Soundwave - 4th March 2011
Hank Marvin - Rod Laver Arena - 13th Feb 2010
Jeff Lang - The Enmore - 31th Jan 2009
Jeff Martin - Prince of Wales - 7th Nov 2008
Jasmine Rae - Gympie Music Muster - 28th Aug 2015
Kaki King - Aus International Guitar Festival - 25th Nov 2007
Joe Bonamassa - The Palais - 5th Oct 2016
Joe Satriani - Princess Theatre - 3rd Dec 2006
Jim Moginie - Coogee Diggers - 29th Oct 2011
John 5 - Soundwave - 4th March 2011
Kate Plummer - The Vault Windsor - 27th May 2011
Katrina and the Waves - Pailais Theatre - 15th July 2016
Kevin Borich -Gympie Music Muster - 29th Aug 2015
Mark Seymour - The Corner - 2nd June 2008
Kristen Hersh - Flying Saucer - 29th April 2016
Lanie Lane - Hodern Pavillion - 26th July 2012 (1)
Kim Boekbinder - The Evelyn - 26th Sep 2011
Lisa Mitchell - Toff in Town - 23rd Oct 2008
Martin Rotsey - Manly Fishos - 1th April 2011
Mental As Anything - Martin Cilia - Lakeside Twilights Ballarat - 3rf Dec 2016
Mental As Anything - Martin Plaza - Galston Club - 5th Nov 2016
Phil Manning - East Brunswick CLub - 9th Jan 2010
Nashville Pussy - Ruyter Says - Cherry Rock - 7th May 2017
Redd Volkaert - Melbourne International Music Show - 3rd Oct 2010
Reg Mombassa - The Basement - 3rd Aug 2008
Redd Volkaert, James Ryan, Robben Ford & Stuart French - Melbourne International Music Show - 3rd Oct 2010
Seasick Steve - Corner Hotel - 11th April 2012
Santana - Rod Laver Arena - 11th April 2017
Stray Cats - Brian Setzer - The Palais - 19th Feb 2009
Ross Hannaford - Memo Music Hall - 11th April 2017
Steve Vai - Princess Theatre - 3rd Dec 2006
The Angels John & Rick Brewster - The Forum - 7th Nov 2008
The Who - Pete Townshend - Acer Arena - 31st March 2009
Toto - Steve Lukather - The Palais - 7th March 2008
Tony Joe White - Coogee Diggers - 5th May 2011
Tony Naylor - Palms at Crown - 18th Nov 2016
Tommy & Phil Emmanuel - The Palais - 11th Dec 2010
Yngwie Malsteen - 170 Russell - 10th June 2015
Adalita - Community Cup - 21st June 2015
Adrian Belew - Corner Hotel - 25th April 2006
Ace Frehley - The Forum - 2nd March 2015
Zakk Wylde - Rod Laver Arena - 15th March 2008
The Atlantics -Jim Skiathitis - Merrylands - 26th Jan 2010
Slash - Soundwave - 4th March 2011
Melissa Etheridge - The Palais - 30th March 2016

About the Melbourne Guitar Show

It was big in 2015, huge in 2016, and today the Australian Music Association has announced the 2017 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 5 and 6 – and this year, it’ll be bigger than ever. Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the line-up boasts not only an incredible haul of local guitarists, but also massive international artists – UK’s legendary Steve Hackett (Genesis), Canada’s renowned Nick Johnston and UK superstar Alex Hutchings.

In addition to some killer performances, MGS will also hold a monster exhibition that will feature a gigantic 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. It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop…and that’s not all. In addition to this, the Melbourne Guitar Show will host information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists, including: Lloyd Spiegel, Nick Charles and Bob Spencer with many more to be announced.

This year will be extra special as the Melbourne Guitar Show welcomes UK guitar royalty, namely, the original Genesis guitarist and successful solo artist in his own right, Steve Hackett, in a very special premium ticketed event. Hackett will be touring Australia for the very first time with his lavish Genesis Revisited tour, playing classic Genesis prog-rock tunes as well as selected material from his 25 solo albums. For the Melbourne Guitar Show however, in a more eclectic and informal setting, Steve will play an exclusive up close and personal acoustic-based show featuring musical director Roger King on keyboards and woodwind/ brass virtuoso Rob Townshend. This will be the only Australian performance by the Steve Hackett Acoustic Trio.
Genesis, only ever made it to Australia once, in 1986 – years after Steve and singer Peter Gabriel left the band, so Steve is making it up to fans by bringing some Genesis magic to our shores. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for long serving Genesis fans and aficionados of 70s prog-rock. Steve will also participate in an onstage Q&A session following his guitar show performance. Excited about the upcoming tour, Steve says, “I’m thrilled to bring my Genesis Revisited tour to Australia. I’ll be playing there for the first time and I’m hugely looking forward to it! It’ll be great to meet fans and friends, and I know it’s an incredibly beautiful country. I can’t wait!”

Another star joining the stacked line-up is the Canadian guitar virtuoso Nick Johnston. Known for his catchy, melody-driven instrumental music Nick has been able to carve out his own unique style within a crowded landscape of instrumental guitarists. Nick’s playing has attracted sponsorship from massive international brands including Friedman Amps, D’Addario and Schecter Guitars. Also on board this year, we welcome world-renowned guitarist Alex Hutchings (UK), a modern fusion guitarist par extraordinaire, lauded by many as one of the finest players in the genre. His international following has exploded in recent years thanks to millions of YouTube views via both his own channel and JamTrackCentral (alongside such contemporaries such as Guthrie Govan, Andy James and Jack Thammerat). Regularly touring around the globe, Alex performs under his own name and as an international demonstrator for BOSS/Roland.

Drawing over 5,500 guitar lovers and enthusiasts to last year’s exhibit, the Melbourne Guitar Show is gearing up for the biggest event yet. The voice of the Australian music products industry, the Australian Music Association (AMA) will be teaming up with and presenting sponsors Triple M and Aon to present this year’s guitar-centric weekend. “We are looking forward to a show this year that builds steadily based on the merit and popularity of the first two and on the presentation of the best people we can find”, says AMA executive officer and MGS organiser, Rob Walker. Not only will the 2017 MGS provide a hands-on chance to see, hear and play a broad range of the world’s favourite brands, it will also see exhibitors offering great show deals, plus an opportunity to get close to some hand-crafted, locally made instruments and epic guitar and gear collections. Describing the exciting developments, Rob continues, “We will have more exhibitors this year, as well as bigger stand presentations by many brands. We are in discussions with an increasing list of players who want to be a part of it, so we are sure this show will provide great value for guitar enthusiasts once again.”

The first artist line up announcement includes: Steve Hackett (UK), Nick Johnston (Canada), Alex Hutchings (UK), Lloyd Spiegel, Nick Charles, Bob Spencer, Shannon Bourne, James Ryan and many more to be announced over the coming weeks.

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 5 and 6.

Tickets are on sale now!

Online ticket prices when pre-ordered:: Adult day pass $20, adult weekend pass $30, family day pass $35, concession day pass $10, concession weekend pass $15, premium ticket** $40

**Premium tickets include admission to Steve Hackett show – limited tickets available







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Mandy is a music photographer & writer. She runs Mandy Hall Media, which includes Photography, Social Media marketing, PR & Graphic Design for the music industry. She is also a web developer - she created and supports this website.

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