NEWS: Buy Josh Pyke’s guitar boat!

When is a dreadnaught not a dreadnaught? When it’s Australian singer/guitarist Josh Pyke’s guitar boat. Remember it from a few months back? Well now the bragging rights of the luxirious SS Maton are up for grabs, with the vehicle to be auctioned off in support of the Indigenous Literacy Project.

CLICK HERE to see or bid for the boat, and scroll down to see the video.

Here’s the press release from Pyke’s record company.

JOSH PYKE TO AUCTION HIS GUITAR BOAT FOR CHARITY

Josh Pyke’s headline-grabbing guitar boat will be auctioned on eBay next month with the majority of proceeds going to an event Josh is launching in support of the Indigenous Literacy Project.

The extraordinary vessel was created for the music video for Josh’s single ‘Make You Happy’, which saw Josh cruise around Sydney Harbour in the custom-made SS Maton. The clip was the #1 featured video on YouTube worldwide, and created waves across the globe. During filming, images of the guitar boat made their way into international newspapers and spread rapidly across the internet, with praise for the guitar boat flowing from all corners of the world.

Josh Pyke’s headline-grabbing guitar boat will be auctioned on eBay next month with the majority of proceeds going to an event Josh is launching in support of the Indigenous Literacy Project.

The extraordinary vessel was created for the music video for Josh’s single ‘Make You Happy’, which saw Josh cruise around Sydney Harbour in the custom-made SS Maton. The clip was the #1 featured video on YouTube worldwide, and created waves across the globe. During filming, images of the guitar boat made their way into international newspapers and spread rapidly across the internet, with praise for the guitar boat flowing from all corners of the world.

“Seeing the guitar boat clip spread around the world has been one of the highlights of releasing this album so far,” says Josh. “I love the idea that its charm will now go towards helping something I’m passionate about. Later this year I’ll be launching an event called ‘Busking For Change’ in conjunction with the Indigenous Literacy Project, and the sale of the guitar boat will help to fund this.”

More information will be available on ‘Busking For Change’ in the coming months, but please head to worldwithoutbooks.org for more information on the Indigenous Literacy Project.

The guitar boat auction will go live on February 2, 2009 and end on Friday, February 12, 2009 the day that Josh kicks off his national ‘Chimney’s Afire’ album tour in Fremantle, WA. The album, Josh’s second, hit the charts at a phenomenal #3 (#1 on the Australian chart) and has been a favourite with critics and fans alike.

For your chance to own your very own guitar boat (there isn’t another like it!), head here. Become a member of ivyleague.com.au to be sent an alert when the auction goes LIVE on February 2.

And if you’d like to see the guitar boat in the flesh before it sets sail for a new home, the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney, will have it on display for the duration of the auction and following week. Head on down to see a piece of Australian music history!