Review of River Heads Rocks Festival 2022.

Review and photos by Donna Hourigan An easy three and a half hour drive north of Brisbane brings you to the gates of Fraser Coast RV Park, the site of a new and exciting music calendar event, the ‘River Heads Rocks Festival’. Think early Mitchell Creek Rock ’n' Blues Fest, intimate, community driven, committed to supporting local artists and the discovery of new talent. The festival first launched in 2021 with a lineup featuring EightBall Aitken, The Rolling Stones Experience and The Miz Bully Band. June [...]

By |2022-08-17T21:42:01+10:00August 17th, 2022|(default)|

More Bunyips On The Loose (Part 2 of a sort of series).

The Bunyip Guitars Story continued. Bunyip guitars were displayed at Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020, and we plan to return in 2023.  Covid having made horrible inroads in the in between years.  The return has been in planning for some time including discussions with the Oxley Bowling Club and a group of associates.  Anyone who is going to Tamworth please be in touch as there are possibilities being given to me for paying gigs down there at the time. Bunyip Guitars Stall at Tamworth [...]

By |2022-07-24T21:50:29+10:00July 24th, 2022|(default)|

Bunyip Guitars – Home Grown monsters!

(Editor note: Local luthier Scoey gave a quick run down on the innovative guitars he is producing. These aren't fairy stories... Scoey writes, as only he can in his colourful turn of phrase...). I was having a yarn with the BASEQ editor the other day at BASEQ jam and he said I should put some things about Bunyip guitars on paper for post hole digging's sake or something like that. So very briefly.  I worked for Fender and then Gibson last century before wandering off to become a [...]

By |2022-06-24T18:57:42+10:00June 24th, 2022|(default)|

Bender – Not the cartoon robot!

(Guitar Technical, one in an occasional series by Ross "Scoey" Colledge) While "benders" are mainly used by country players to replicate a pedal steel sound of sliding from one note to another, David Thompson recently displayed that a bender in the hands of a skilled guitarist can really do great things in the blues (it's a pity I don't have a youtube video of the event to give a link ... but if you see David Thompson playing somewhere, check him out). So what is a bender, [...]

By |2022-02-23T01:11:42+10:00February 23rd, 2022|Behind The Scenes|