Melbourne Guitar Show. And I’m Playing!

 

Melbourne Guitar Show low res

Are you in Australia? Think you can get yourself to the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield on August 8 and 9 (which is really easy because there’s a train station right there)? Come along to the Melbourne Guitar Show! It’ll feature all sorts of displays, performances, seminars, workshops and even opportunities to buy gear right there on the day (which is exceedingly rare for a show like this in Australia). Performing artists include¬†Jeff Lang, Lloyd Spiegel, Davidson Brothers, James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Nick Charles, King of the North, Racer Axe and many more, one of whom is …me! I’ll be playing a set of instrumental progressive-rock-shred-metal-fusion with my trio, which includes Geoff Mison of Pony Music and Defryme on drums and my former Upperhand bandmate Rohan Drew on bass. We’ll be onstage at midday on Saturday August 9. Come along! Here’s the press release: Read More …

James Ryan rocks the Roger Mayer Voodoo TC Octavia

Check out this great video of Aussie guitar monster James Ryan showcasing the Roger Mayer Voodoo TC Octavia. I love this pedal! I used it to record a song which I’m currently adding nicer-sounding drums to, and then it’ll be ready to go. But don’t wait for my track – click on the video below and hear the Voodoo TC Octavia now! In Australia, Roger Mayer pedals are distributed by Guitar Toyz.

Fender Australia roadshow

The Fender Australia Roadshow is hitting town once again, featuring the inimitable Mr Greg Koch. Each night a Fender amp will be given away, and of course you’ll be able to get your hands on a huge selection of Fender guitars and amps, including Fender Custom Shop models. Koch will demonstrate the gear in his brilliant fashion with the Australian All Stars Band (James Ryan, James Gillard and Hayden Meggitt), then you’ll be able to get your paws on it to check it out for yourself.

Entry is free but numbers are limited. To register, email register@fender.com.au

Dates:
SYDNEY
SUN FEB 19
NIDA PARADE THEATRE 6-8.30PM

BRISBANE
MON FEB 20
JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE 7-9.30PM

MELBOURNE
TUE FEB 21
THE COMIC’S LOUNGE 7-9.30PM
ADELAIDE
WED FEB 22
THE PROMETHEAN 7-9.30PM
PERTH
THU FEB 23
THE BAKERY 7-9.30PM

NEWS: My playing on GuitarToyz.com.au – Roger Mayer pedal demo

Hey, here’s something you might wanna check out. While you’re over at GuitarToyz.com.au listening to all the awesome sound clips and videos of James Ryan shredding up a storm through Roger Mayer pedals, look down in the corner of the X Series page and you’ll stumble across a clip of me playing the Mongoose X. It’s just a little demo I whipped up in the process of reviewing the pedal for Australian Guitar magazine. Thanks to Jay from Guitar Toyz for thinking enough of the clip to post it, and thanks of course to Roger for making awesome pedals!

Here’s the link: Guitartoyz.com.au



There are also links to a whole bunch of my reviews for Roger Mayer pedals for Australian Guitar magazine. You can see those here.