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Sep 24, 2016
Episode 19 Gary Moore Remembered

Welcome to episode 19 of The Guitar Speak Podcast!

Today we remember the late, great blues / rock master Gary Moore. Michael Katselos joins us to discuss a tribute concert he is putting together with some of Australia's best guitarists, including Peter Northcote and Chris Kamzelas who drop in as well.

Episode 19 is brought to you by Michael Dolce's 2016 Funk-Fusion Masterclass Tour. Listen in to find out about Michael's amazing giveaway promo and also details on the clinic tour.


Sep 11, 2016
Episode 18 Gretchen Menn

Welcome to the Guitar Speak Podcast - episode 18!

This week we run from AC/DC to Zappa - with a healthy dose of Morse, Beethoven, Page and Django in between - as we catch up with the genre busting Gretchen Menn.

Gretchen tells us about her varied influences, technique breakthroughs, Music Man guitars and passion for composition in this in depth interview.

Also, our good friend Michael Dolce (Episodes 1 & 15) wants to give you some very cool stuff and we let you know how to get it.


Aug 27, 2016
Episode 17 David Moyse Part II

Welcome to the Guitar Speak Podcast!

Today we conclude our two part interview with Australian guitarist David Moyse and follow his career post Air Supply.

David went on to become an in demand session musician in Sydney, including playing on film scores for huge films such as Crocodile Dundee and Strictly Ballroom.

David also shares about recording and touring as a member of the Hillsong worship team and Don Moen's band - which included Shelia E, Chester Thompson, Abraham Laboriel and Paul Jackson Jr.

We also get a sneak peek at his solo album.

David speaks candidly about faith, what it means to play as an extension of yourself and why he's still passionately creating music.

Aug 9, 2016
Episode 16 David Moyse Part I

Welcome to Episode 16!

This week we give a shout out to The Melbourne Guitar Show, which included some of our Guitar Speak friends Brett Kingman (episode 5), Bob Spencer (episode 9) and Michael Dolce with Charles Cilia (episode 15).

We also talk about Michael Fix' (episode 3) new album and upcoming European tour.

Our featured guest this week is with Australian guitarist, David Moyse. In Part I of a two part interview, we cover David's early career and his time in Air Supply - during the band's most successful years.

Aug 2, 2016
Episode 15 Michael Dolce Masterclass and Charles Cilia Guitars

Hey, welcome to episode 15!

This week we sit in on a Michael Dolce Masterclass - held at Charles Cilia Guitars' showroom. We talk with some of the guys who attended the clinic and then hang out with Michael and Charles, who have been working together for almost 20 years. Michael owns 14 Cilia guitars...including an amazing signature model. 

If you're in Melbourne, check out the Cilia Guitars stand at the Melbourne Guitar Show (Aug 6-7, 2016) or one of the two Michael Dolce masterclasses the following week.

Good times!



Jul 19, 2016
Episode 14 Jeff Bober and Mick Marcellino from Amps and Axes Podcast

Welcome to Episode 14!

This week's episode is with Jeff Bober and Mick Marcellino who host the excellent Amps and Axes podcast from Baltimore, USA. It's a different kind of episode - more of a dual interview.

These guys really know their stuff. Jeff was the mastermind behind the legendary Budda amps and we find out about his new company, East Amplification.

It was great meeting these guys and talking guitars...



Jul 12, 2016
Episode 13 Sarah Lipstate

Sarah Lipstate performs mesmerising solo guitar soundscapes - using a slew of pedals, a boomerang looper and a Jazzmaster or Jaguar - under the name of Noveller.

We caught up with Sarah to discuss an amazing year in which she has opened shows for Iggy Pop across the US and Europe, hung out with Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwan, wrapped up a new solo album, played the NY Guitar Festival and scored a residency in the too cool for words Monkey Town LA pop-up. And bought a new pedal or two...

Jul 5, 2016
Episode 12 Joce Dominger

Episode 12!


Today we speak to Joce Dominger of Dominger Pickups in Carolina, USA.

Joce and his wife Tammie are passionate boutique builders working closely with luthiers and players alike. Joce builds and designs, whilst Tammie takes care of the pickup winding and creates unique finishes.




Jun 27, 2016
Episode 11 Jack Thammarat

Welcome to The Guitar Speak podcast.


Today we give a shout out to two of our past guests - Michael Dolce and Peter Northcote - who have upcoming events in Sydney, Australia.


Our special guest this week is melodic rock instrumentalist Jack Tharammat. Jack is a phenomenal guitarist from Thailand who is in constant demand as a Yamaha and Laney clinician. 


We speak about his development, from teaching himself Dream Theatre songs by ear as a teen, through to his winning of the international Guitar Idol competition in London in 2009 and beyond.


Jack has a huge worldwide following and we are very proud to present his first interview in English. Jack's English is much better than my Thai...



Jun 20, 2016
Episode 10 Daniel Steinhardt

Welcome to episode 10 of The Guitar Speak Podcast!

This week we speak to ex-pat Aussie, Daniel Steinhardt who runs The Gig Rig in Swindon, UK.

The Gig Rig creates state of the art effects switching equipment that has been used by Andy Timmons, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, Ed O'Brien, Al DiMeola and Reeves Gabrels - to name just a handful. Dan is becoming increasingly hands on in building his customers pedal boards.

Daniel is an excellent guitarist in his own right and plays with former XTC guitarist, Dave Gregory in the band Tin Spirits.

Daniel also co-hosts That Pedal Show with Mick Taylor, a YouTube pedal show that has around 30K subscribers tuning in each week...not bad!



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