The highly anticipated Acoustic Guitar Spectacular is set to thrill audiences during its Sunshine Coast tour this July. This captivating series of concerts in Coolum, Maleny, Pomona and Eudlo will feature three internationally recognised acoustic guitarists who are poised to showcase their exceptional talents.
Critically acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix will serve as the host for these special concerts. Fix is renowned for his breathtaking fingerstyle guitar playing and captivating compositions.
Having released numerous albums and garnered multiple awards, including three CMAA Golden Guitar Awards, Fix has enchanted audiences across Australia and the world through his extensive touring.
Joining Michael in this spectacular musical journey are fellow-Queenslanders Minnie Marks and Sam Shepherd.
Michael Fix said “It is an absolute honour to once again bring the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular to the beautiful towns on the Sunshine Coast. This time around, we are thrilled to showcase a fresh new take on the event, featuring the extraordinary talents of Minnie and Sam. These two young guitarists are exceptional, and together, we have crafted something truly magical for this tour!”
Minnie Marks, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, is a force to be reckoned with on the guitar. Her rich bluesy tones and remarkable skills have earned her the distinction of being hailed as one of the finest young guitar players in the country.
Sam Shepherd, an up and coming, award-winning guitarist, possesses a unique playing style that draws from a wide range of influences. His versatile blend of jazz, country, folk, and other genres creates a distinctive sound that is uniquely his own.
Audiences and guitar aficionados are in for a treat as they witness the storytelling, songs, and humour (as well as fretboard fireworks!) from this highly entertaining trio. Showcasing solo and ensemble performances, these diverse guitarists offer a rare opportunity to experience an abundance of extraordinary musical talent on a single stage.
In a delightful addition to the Maleny performance the support act will be the Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra (SCGO). Led by acclaimed composer and guitarist Andrew Veivers, this community-based orchestra draws from diverse musical traditions worldwide, spanning genres like world, folk, classical, film, and rock.
The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Sunshine Coast tour is presented by local performing arts company Red Chair with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. (Photo by Cooper Brady.) For July performance dates visit: redchair.com.au/what-s-on/event/574-acoustic-guitar-spectacular