NEWS: Manson’s Guitar Show

Why oh why must I live in Australia and have to miss out on this stuff… oh well, hopefully next year I’ll be able to make it along.

Manson’s Guitar Show 2009

The 2009 Manson’s Guitar Show announces a fantastic line up of exhibitors and artists. It takes place on the 24th & 25th October at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter.

Over forty trade stands will have products on display ready for you to check out. Exhibitors include Marshall, Peavey, PRS, Ernie Ball, Rotosound, Orange, Fender and Roland who will be rubbing shoulders with specialized companies such as Godin, Peerless, Trace Elliot and G&L. For the acoustic side of the show, brands confirmed include Martin, Faith, Taylor, Freshman, Huss & Dalton, Patrick James Eggle, Yairi and Tanglewood amongst others.

There will be incredible show deals, a stunning array of equipment, new product launches and experts on hand to answers any questions. This is a must for and electric, acoustic or bass guitar enthusiasts.

There is a separate clinic room which will offer free demonstrations and interactive workshops throughout the weekend. A world class line-up of guitar and bass clinics has been scheduled and artists confirmed include:

Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd)
Mark Chadwick (The Levellers)
Frank Turner (Patrick Eggle Guitars)
Steve Fairclough (Fairclough Guitars)
Dario Cortese (Music Man Guitars)
Chris George Band (Marshall Amplification)
Stuart Clayton (Carl Palmer)
Jas Morris (Mansons/Blackheart)
Alex Hutchings (BOSS/Roland)
Ellen Miller (Tanglewood Guitars)
Gavin Wilson (JHS)

There will be amazing prizes on offer at the show – last year over £3,000 worth of equipment from Marshall, Orange and Peavey was up for grabs.

Discounted tickets are available to purchase in advance and are on sale now. These can be ordered from www.mansons.co.uk or via the Manson team on Tel +44 (0)1392 496379 see prices below:

For single day tickets –
Advance tickets £8 (£10 on door)
8-16 Students £4 (£5 on door)
Under 8s FREE For weekend tickets –
Advance tickets £12 (£14 on door)
8-16 Students £8 (£10 on door)
Under 8s FREE


For an incredible day out, fantastic show deals, electrifying guitar performances, first class demonstrations and signing sessions, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Come and see a display of the best gear you can lay your hands on and much more…

The Manson’s Guitar Show, it’s unmissable.

NEWS: Guy Pratt, his bass and other animals

Pink Floyd/David Gilmour bass player Guy Pratt will return to Australia to promote his book, My Bass & Other Animals, with a series of on-stage appearances which bring the book to life through music and comedy.
Comedy fans might also recognise Pratt as Minty from the brillian TV series Spaced, for which he also composed music with collaboator Dom Beken.

Dates are:
November 28, Perth, Hyde Park Hotel
December 1-7, Adelaide, The Adelaide International Guitar Festival
December 12, Sydney, The Factory Theatre, Enmore

CLICK HERE to buy Spaced: The Complete Series

CLICK HERE to buy My Bass and Other Animals