RED CHAIR’S ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY THE EVENTS CENTRE
A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe. This series of very special concerts is hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, who will be joined by YouTube sensation, Italian virtuoso Luca Stricagnoli (his first visit to Australia) and Roots/Rock multi-instrumentalist Minnie Marks.
LUCA STRICAGNOLI (ITALY) – With his music videos having internet views exceeding 100 million and bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli will be here as part of this eagerly anticipated event. “When it comes to crazy guitar skills Luca Stricagnoli is one of the absolute best” (NME). Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that makes him a true entertainer. To have an idea of the impact of his shows, it’s enough to consider that he toured over 16 countries in just a few years and performed in front of audiences up to 12,000 people. Luca will introduce to Australia his self-invented Triple Neck Guitar, which obtained once again viral success with over 40 million views online. His performances with this instrument have been featured in magazines all over the world and even grabbed the attention of famous bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Walk Off The Earth. This will be Luca’s first time in Australia: a show not to miss!
MICHAEL FIX (AUSTRALIA) – Put an acoustic guitar into Michael Fix’s hands and the emotional possibilities of music are suddenly realised. This remarkable composer and musician has the power to create sensory experiences through his music – capturing and conveying emotions, experiences and images with ease. Over the past 30 years, Michael has released fifteen albums, together with several songbooks, singles and EPs, and has established himself as one of Australia’s finest guitarists and composers. As well as his annual tours to Europe and Asia, Michael hosts the ‘Acoustic Guitar Spectacular’, touring Queensland each year, showcasing local and international guests. He is an in-demand educator, and has won numerous awards for his music, including three Golden Guitars.
MINNIE MARKS (AUSTRALIA) – 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, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Be warned, her show will take you on a dizzying, riff rock rollercoaster ride with songs written over the past years of her musical journey around the world. Touring a new album release “Trouble With The Troubadour” this bombshell explodes on stage pushing the limits of her guitar, vocals and performance, kicking arse and playing to packed out shows, leaving little doubt everybody is touting her as ‘the next big thing’. Be it a festival audience or a bar room packed like a can of Sardines, she DOES NOT disappoint.
Performance Opportunity for Local Guitarists
The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular are offering an exciting opportunity for emerging and professional acoustic guitarists to perform with the production at The Events Centre. Each selected guitarist will also receive a one-on-one mentoring session with either Minnie Marks, Luca Stricagnoli or Michael Fix. To express interest in performing with the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular FOLLOW THIS LINK.
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, includes a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice)