CLOSING NIGHT JAM
Joe Robinson | Michael Fix | and more
Join us for a celebratory jam on the closing night of the inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival.
Our final Festival live session will kick off featuring exclusive sets by Australian-born, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson and Michael Fix, one of the world's finest acoustic guitarists. The night will conclude with an epic live jam session with some of the festival's best guitarists backed by The Fiona Boyes Band, guaranteed to leave you inspired and invigorated for another year of guitar obsession.
Special closing night event in conjuction with Acoustic Uprising.
About the guitarists:
Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own.
Born in the backwoods of Temagog, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, his six-string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following.
Robinson started playing guitar at age nine, abandoning the piano lessons he’d been taking for the past three years. He quickly outpaced his guitar instructor and began educating himself via the Internet. At just 13 years old, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition.
This ultra-talented 25-year-old’s unique musical sensibility, thoroughly modern guitar tones, and tenor voice are at the core of the self-penned songs about communication and self-realization found on his EP, Gemini, Vol. I (2014), which followed 2012’s vibrant EP, Toe Jam. Experimenting with electronic looping, junk percussion and even a toothbrush scrub, Robinson’s one-man-band approach used on the self-produced Gemini, Vol. I helped to create his new sonic landscape.
Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours widely throughout the world, particularly Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, and elsewhere in Europe.
Over the past two decades, he’s released 15 albums, together with several singles and EPs, and has established himself globally as a leading performer, appearing at festivals and concert venues across Australia, Europe and Asia.
Recognition of Michael’s extraordinary talents on the guitar has led to major ongoing sponsorship deals with Maton Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Shubb Capos, GuitarPro software, as well as AER amplification.