ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPECTACULAR on Stage in Longreach
A hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe join forces to weave memorable musical magic. Due to presenter demand and following their highly successful 2015 tour, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular will be touring Queensland again in late 2016. The lineup features internationally acclaimed Brisbane acoustic guitarist Michael Fix – recently named as one of Australia’s Top 25 Guitarists of All Time by readers of Guitarist Australia magazine; Fingerstyle funkmeister – Adam Rafferty and internationally acclaimed fiery flamenco virtuoso Andrew Veivers for a series of very special concerts.
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 such diverse musical backgrounds present 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’.
The concert will also include performances by three local artists, Harrison Kent, Michael Quilty and Riley Zischke, who had been selected as part of a competition to be mentored by Michael Fix and perform with the three Acoustic Guitar Spectacular musicians.
This is a rare opportunity to see such a wealth of amazing musical talent on the one stage.
This Tour is produced by Red Chair. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Admission to the concert will be a gold coin donation.
QANTAS Founders Outback Museum – Longreach Date:
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Address: Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach QLD 4730
Admission: Gold Coin Admission
Bookings: No bookings required
Performance Dates – November 2016
Friday 18th Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Sunday 20th The World Theatre (Charters Towers)
Tuesday 22nd QANTAS Founders Outback Museum (Longreach)
Thursday 24th Logan Entertainment Centre (Logan)
Friday 25th Ipswich Civic Centre – Cunningham Room Saturday 26th The Events Centre (Caloundra)
Monday 28th Gympie Civic Centre – Fossicker’s Room
Full Event Details: www.redchair.com.au
Adam Rafferty (a.k.a. “Raf”) has played as a first-call, in-demand guitarist with the greatest musicians on the planet at countless music festivals (US and Europe), concert halls, and New York City night clubs – with the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, L.A. Studio legend Bennie Wallace (wrote the soundtrack for “White Men Can’t Jump”), bassist Bob Cranshaw (from the original Saturday Night Live band), Alvin Queen (drummer for Oscar Peterson), and Mike Longo – Dizzy’s pianist – to name a few. Adam’s first two acoustic CD’s “Gratitude” and “Chameleon” consist of original compositions and cover songs by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Bill Withers and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
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 25 years, Michael has released thirteen albums, together with several songbooks, singles and EPs, and has established himself as one of Australia’s finest guitarists and composers. He has also won numerous awards for his music, including three Golden Guitars.
One of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises. At venues ranging from Blenhiem Palace (UK) to The Dillington Classical Guitar Festival (UK) to chamber music series’ in Amsterdam to concerts at many of Australia’s leading festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his various groups (Flamenco Fire, The Saruzu Quartet, Jaleos Flamenco) to great critical acclaim. Veivers has developed a very personal and clearly identifiable compositional style. His passion for both the classical and flamenco worlds of music, song, and dance have resulted in compositions that stylistically draw inspiration from greats as diverse as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla while retaining a clearly individual lilt. Deeply rhythmical, harmonically adventurous, and unashamedly lyrical, the architecture of Veivers’ compositions reflects his ability to seamlessly join the rigorous research of a topic with the emotive goal and direction of a lyric or melody.
Date: 23 AUGUST 2016
Re: Acoustic GUITAR SPECTACULAR
From: Philip Dunbavan
Red Chair Pty Ltd
Ph: (07) 5473 9498 / 0448 646 792
PO Box 297, Coolum Beach Q. 4573