Category Archives: Australian Guitarists

Australian Idol – Acoustic Guitar Player Damien Leith

Acoustic Guitar Players, singers, bands musicians.  Read the fine print in your recording contracts.  Here’s an example of the guy Damien Leith who won Australian Idol a year or so ago, not realizing what he was getting himself into or basically or getting.  Click the link to read the News Article Damien Leith contract It happens time and time again with musicians thinking they are getting somewhere by signing contracts, only to find out out that what is going to happen is not what they dreamed it was.

Damien Leith

Damien Leith

Damien is not your standard pop dancing puppet, he has a very nice voice and plays good solid acoustic guitar.


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Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Arrangement – Above the Braeside

Recently I posted a number of simple acoustic guitar arrangements which were reasonably simple to play and great for helping guitar players develop their repertoires and were they also designed to help players move away from playing straight chords.  By breaking songs up into simple melodies and oyther basic moving parts, the melody stands out a little more and it becomes much more interesting to the listener (even if the listener has no idea what is going on).

An Australian guitar player by he name of Steve Gadd based in Tasmania has been very kind enough to allow me to post a few of his arrangements for acoustic fingerstyle guitar and make them available to guitar players.  (Thanks Steve).  Steve and Marjorie have a website, check out what they are up to at Music Tasmania I also heard a whisper that Steve has been in the studio lately, I’ll keep you posted on that as well in the near future.

The tune is called Above the Braeside

For other simple acoustic arrangements Acoustic Guitarist Fingerstyle

I will also be posting other arrangements here in the near future

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Bernard Fanning Youtube – Watch Over Me

Bernard Fanning is an Australian Singer Songwriter Guitar Player and in his other parallel incarnation is the lead singer of a band called Powderfinger.

This youtube Acoustic Guitar video is of Bernard Fanning performing one of his solo tunes called Watch Over Me.    This is a great ballad to play and sing.  My favourite by Bernard Fanning is Songbird.

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