with guests Michael Fix & Adam Miller
Leadbelly hosts an Sydney Guitar Festival exclusive show with Joe Robinson by Australian-born, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson! Walking the 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.
Accompanied by Adam Miller, whose completely unique approach to the guitar creates an improvisation filled live performance that is as unpredictable as it is beautiful.
When & Where:
Thu 24 August, Leadbelly
With a completely unique approach to the guitar, Adam's music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His tendency to include complex rhythms, dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced style with finger-picking mastery creates a improvisation filled live performance that is beautifully unpredictable.
Australian Fingerstyle Champion (2002), Miller has played an array of International & National festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Australian Blues Festival, A Day On The Green, Jazz In The Vines, and the Woodstock, Melbourne, and Adelaide International Guitar Festivals. He is a regular artist at NAMM (Los Angeles & Nashville) and Musikmesse (Germany) shows where he plays for some of the world’s most respected guitar companies and luthiers. He has also done two tours to Afghanistan performing for the Australian & Allied Forces.
Adam juggles his time between international travels & Australia where he lectures in Jazz and Contemporary Guitar at the University Of Newcastle.
Put a guitar into Michael Fix's hands and the emotional possibilities of music are suddenly released.
This remarkable composer and musician has the power to create myriad sensory experiences
through his music - it captures and conveys emotions, experiences and images with ease.
Over the past 20 years, he's released twelve albums, together with several singles, EPs, and books,
and has established himself as one of Australia's finest guitarists and composers, regularly
performing in Australia, Europe, and Asia.
Michael began performing in his home town of Wollongong at the age of 12, and in his early
twenties moved to Sydney, where he was discovered by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel, who
became a mentor to the young guitarist.
Michael's credentials include acclaimed Sydney band Hat Trick, which he joined in 1985. Hat
Trick specialised in eclectic versions of classical and folk pieces. 1991-95 saw Michael working
with award-winning singer/songwriter Graeme Connors, touring Australia several times as lead
guitarist with Connors' Prodigal Sons band.