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Geordie Little

Geordie Little writes his own fingerstyle compositions which incorporate contemporary classical compositions with offbeat rhythmic tapping and discordant open tunings. Starting off busking and playing at wineries around the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, Geordie recorded his debut album "Neukölln" in Berlin as well as the film "the Stoop Sessions", both released early 2012.

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G3

G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:

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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton (born 22 April 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is a British musician, best known today for his multi-platinum selling solo work in the mid-1970s when he was an "arena rocker". He originally became famous, however, as a young member of psychedelic era band The Herd and became a teen idol in Britain. Steve Marriott reportedly wanted to bring the 18 year old Frampton into the Small Faces lineup but when rebuffed, started Humble Pie with Frampton instead.

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Orianthi

It was November 2005, when Orianthi stepped off a plane from Japan where she had been performing for PRS Guitars. She received a call that one of her all-time idols, Carlos Santana had spoken about her during an interview on Australian television earlier that morning. She had to hop on another waiting plane to her hometown, Adelaide before she could see the footage. It was the longest two hour flight.

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Fatis Valour

Fatis Valour are an indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 2006. They have released a 5 track self-titled EP sold at their live shows, and are currently planning a full length to be released mid-2008. The band consists of:
JARRYD JAMES KLAPPER - Lead Vocals, Guitar
SHANE GRAHAM - Guitars
JAMES EDWARD O'NEIL TAYLOR - Bass Guitar
SAM WILLIAMS - Drums Check out Fatis Valour at: http://www.myspace.com/fatisvalour.

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Anni Piper

Any list of awesome Aussies should include Anni Piper. An outstanding bassist in her own right, she's an authentic roots blues rocker that possesses a voice to die for. It has even been touted that an appropriate compliment would be that she sounds 100% American! Anni remembers with clarity the first time she heard the blues back in her school days. “It was Paul Butterfield Blues Band playing ‘Born in Chicago’ - I knew straight away that this was the direction I was heading.” she says.

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Fiona Boyes

One of the best fingerstyle blues guitarists on the planet. From Melbourne in Australia, but now resident in Portland Oregon, Fiona stands securely at a relatively young age among the new breed of blues players. She was the first woman and first Australian to win the solo/duo section of the Memphis International Blues Challenge. Her electric blues big band album Lucky 13 was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2007. Her big voice, her strong support of blues traditions and her distinctive style of playing make her one of the emerging greats of the blues.

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Manuel Barrueco

Manuel Barrueco is recognized internationally as a leading figure in the guitar world today. His artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and an elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. His international tours take him to some of the most important musical centers in the world each season. Recent appearances have included New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Copenhagen, Athens, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Manuel Barrueco also has completed nine tours of Japan.

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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert is well known for his highly-acclaimed technical guitar work with <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Racer+X" class="bbcode_artist">Racer X</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Mr.+Big" class="bbcode_artist">Mr. Big</a> . After he parted ways with Mr. Big in 1996, Paul pursued his career as a solo guitarist and has evolved into a successful solo artist/singer/songwriter. Gilbert composes music in a wide variety of styles including pop, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk and classical, but is perhaps best known for his versatility and speed. His guitar work is characterised by his floating right hand contrary to the more common anchored right hand that guitarists like <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Pink+Floyd" class="bbcode_artist">Pink Floyd</a>'s <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/David+Gilmour" class="bbcode_artist">David Gilmour</a> favour.