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.
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- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
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- Touring Party
Red Chair is a Queensland-based performing arts and event management company recognised nationally as a major producing and touring body for culturally diverse works. Red Chair was the winner of the 2014 Premier's Cultural Diversity Award - Small Business.
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Unique Selling Point
Concerts are structured so that each player features as solo artists, as well as performing as an ensemble, allowing plenty of opportunity for spontaneity and improvisation. Three players with diverse musical backgrounds presents amazing possibilities, and incredible variety for audiences. Each guitarist is known for their ability to entertain, and each present their music with a view to engage and delight audiences with stories, songs, and humour, making it a performance aimed for all people, not just 'guitar aficionados'.
• Press kits – Media releases, Company & Individual biographies, Testimonials, Publicity photographs / press clippings • Artist availability for interviews • Raw artwork for handbills & posters with images for venue’s own use • High resolution proofs for art work for press ads
Red Chair will also provide marketing and promotion support for the tour including advertising through Red Chair’s website (approx 30,000 hits per month) and e-news (4,500 active readers), support with the creation and distribution of tour specific media releases, coordination of interviews and other media requests.
Local Guitarist Performance/Mentoring Project – presenters are invited to include an opening support performance by a local guitarist/s. Selected guitarists receive a free mentoring workshop with a Acoustic Guitar Spectacular performer of their choice.
Beyond The Technical Limits of Guitar with Luca Stricagnoli Sometimes a guitar feels more than enough to express yourself. But what happens when you feel too tight in the technical limitations of the instrument? That’s when exploration begins.
Dirty Blues Riffs with Minnie Marks In this workshop you'll learn how to construct dirty, funky/bluesy riffs that will get people stomping their feet, screwing up their faces and rock back and forwards. Bring along a slide as we'll touch on fretting behind the slide on acoustic guitar and other tips and tricks of exciting yourself to excite others.
Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael Fix Learn the fine art of fingerstyle guitar and explore the mechanics of arranging popular tunes in a variety of styles for solo guitar. Michael has one rule: "there are no rules!" and this idea is reinforced by demonstrating thought-provoking ideas, tips and tricks.