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Saturday May 28



Friday May 27



Saturday, April 9


Mitchell Creek Rock’n’Blues Fest, Saturday September 18 


The Durack Tavern, Brisbane, Friday  March 6,



Brisbane workshops – available during the week and weekends for viewings/lessons.
Just have to find a time that suits.

Recent festivals and gigs

Heads Shed, Wolvi,    Saturday January 18  2020

Beers & BBQ, Tallebudgera Hall, Sunday September 1, 2019

Fight MND Festival, Brigalow Country Community Centre, Saturday August 17

Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, Sat May 26

Workshop/House Concert, Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Sat June 2

Grumpy’s Shed, Victoria Point, Brisbane, Sat June 16

Eddie’s Grubhouse, Coolangatta, Gold coast, Fri August 3

Pareostasiokoukas, Athens, Greece, September 28

Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, Fri  April 20
Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, Sat March 17
Hub Brewing, Geebung, Brisbane, Sunday March 4, 2018
Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, Fri February 23
Agnes Water Blues Rock & Roots Festival Fri February 16, 17 & 18
Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, October 4, 2017
Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury, Brisbane, November 5, 2017
Corrimal RSL, Wollongong, NSW, November 18, 2017
Yackandandah Cigar Box Guitar Festival, Yackandandah, Vic, November 25, 2017
Sonny’s House of Blues, Brisbane city, on the following nights Feb-June (9 Feb/23 Feb/8Mar/22 Mar/19 Apr/ 18 May/ 25 May / 14 June / 29 June 2016)

Lefty’s Old time Music Hall, Caxton St, Paddington, Brisbane on the following dates: 7 June / 5 July / 2 August 2016

Brisbane Underground Drummers, 28 May, Burleigh Heads, 8pm
Great evening of live music. I’ll be there with the band. For more info, check out: https://www.facebook.com/BurleighUndergroundDrummers/

Agnes Water Tavern, 18 June,  Agnes Waters, 8pm
Join us at the Agnes Water Tavern for some cigar box guitar blues.
Lefty’s Old time Music Hall, Caxton St, Paddington, Brisbane, Saturday 26 March  
Always fun playing this brilliant venue 7.30pm- late

The Royal Mail, Goodna, Friday 8 April 7-11pm 
I’ll be playing the iconic blues venue, The Royal Mail, with my band. Come down and have a boogie to some cigar box guitars blues.

The Royal Mail, Goodna, Saturday 28 November 4-7pm 
I’ll be playing the iconic blues venue, The Royal Mail, with my band. Come down and have a boogie to some cigar box guitars blues.
Numinbah Valley Blues Stomp, Saturday 17 October, northern NSW 
Numinbah Valley Arts and Community Hall, Gold Coast hinterland
I’ll be playing a set with my band. $35 entry. More info to come (and lots more bands).

Lefty’s Old time Music Hall, Caxton St, Paddington, Brisbane 12 July 
Always fun playing this brilliant venue 7.30pm- 10.30pm

Agnes Water Blues & Roots Festival, Agnes Water Qld 28 March 2015 (rescheduled)
On at 12.15pm. So come on down early.
For more information, check out: http://www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au/

Recycled Roots Festival, Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo Vic. 4 April 2015
I’ll be performing at what looks like will be a fantastic day!
For more information, check out: https://www.facebook.com/recycledrootsfestival

Get Rooted Cigar Box Guitar Festival The Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 31 May 2015
Looking forward to Getting Rooted again! Will be a top day.

Woodford Folk Festival 27/12 – 1/1/15,  Queensland

Cigar box guitar blues n grooves at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Caxton St, Brisbane. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 from 9.30pm

Dunoon Village Blues, Dunoon Sports Club, northern NSW, from the afternoon, 25 October 2014

I’ll be performing some cigar box guitar blues along with other Blues performers.

Mud Bulls and Music 30/10/14 to 2/11/14 , 1 November, Kilcoy, Queensland
I’ll have a stall at this iconic festival. For tickets and more info: http://www.mudbullsandmusic.com.au/

Great Southern Blues Festival, Narooma,  3-4-5 October 2014

I’ll have a stalls at this great festival on the south coast of NSW.

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, 19-21 September 2014, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

I’ll be performing at this festival located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. I’ll also have a stall so come and check it out!

For tickets and more info: http://tickets.mitchellcreekrocknbluesfest.com.au/?ATOK=0DA1B80C2A

Coochie Music Festival, Coochi Mudlo Island, Queensland 13 September 2014 

 Redland Bay Spring Festival (Redfest), Cleveland 5-7 September 2014

Leftys Old Time Music Hall, Caxton St, Brisbane, 9pm, 21 August 2014

Gemfest, Anakie, Queensland, 7-10 August 2014

I’ll have a stall and will be performing at this festival. Times TBA. http://www.gemfest.com.au

Irish McGanns Roma,  26 July 2014, 9.00pm

Davies Park Market, Saturday 21 July 2014, 6am – 2pm, West End Brisbane

Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Heads, NSW Friday, 27 June 2014 from 7pm

Nimbin Hotel, Nimbin, NSW Saturday 28 June 2014 from 7pm

The Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW, Sunday 29 June 2014, Saturday from 7pm


The Royal Mail, Goodna, Qld, 10am-1pm, 7 June 2014

The Joynt, South Brisbane, Qld, 4pm – 5.30pm, 25 May 2014

The Royal Mail, Goodna, Qld, 12pm – 2pm, 5 April 2014

Byron Bay Blues Festival, Byron Bay, NSW – 17-21 April 2014
Very excited to be back again this year.

The Royal Mail, Goodna, Qld, from midday, 3 May 2014
The Joynt, 48 Montague Street, South Brisbane, From 6pm, Thursday, 27 March 2014

Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Crown Street, Wollongong – Exhibition of McTrustry Cigar Box Guitars – 12-17 March 2014 

Exhibition of my cigar box guitars at this blues venue.

Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Crown Street, Wollongong – 8pm, Friday 14 March 2014

Cigar box guitar blues n grooves

Corrimal RSL, Wollongong, From 7pm, 15 March 2014

Leftys Old Time Music Hall, Caxton St, Brisbane, 6pm – 9pm, 21 March 2014

Agnes Waters Blues and Roots Festival – 27 Feb – 2 March 2014 , Agnes Waters, Queensland

2 performances with multi-instrumentalist, Caroline Hammond.

The Old Bank Restaurant, Dubbo – From 7pm, 4 March 2014

Performance. 232 Macquarie St, Dubbo, NSW http://www.oldbankdubbo.com/

Womadelaide, Adelaide – 7-10 March 2014

A world-renowned festival.

World Forum on Music (Southbank, Brisbane) – 23-24 November 2013, Southbank, Brisbane
I’ll be at the 5th World Forum on Music at Southbank in the Cultural Forecourt on Saturday 23-24 November with my stall. Come and have a jam – and join other musicians, producers, managers, administrators, festival directors, journalists, scholars, educators, facilitators, activists, policy makers and music lovers who will discuss, plan, perform and experience the future of music on this planet: http://worldforumonmusic.org/

Get Rooted – cigar box guitar festival and WORKSHOP – 1 December 2013 – 10am to 6pm – The Royal Mail, Goodna, Brisbane
Get Rooted – a cigar box guitar festival – will be on again at the Royal Mail in Goodna, Brisbane. Come and join other cigar box guitar enthusiasts for a day of music and workshops. Both Moondog Gypsy Blues Band and I will be performing and I’ll also be holding a ‘how-to-play’ cigar box guitar workshop.
My one hour workshop is an introduction to the slide cigar box guitar so bring along your 1, 3, 4 or 6 string instrument and join in the fun (fretted instruments are also welcome – just bring a slide). If you don’t have a cigar box guitar, there will be ones available to play on the day.

Woodford Folk Festival 27 December 2013 to 1 January 2014
I’ll be at Woodford again this year from 27 December to 1 January with my cigar box guitars. It’s an amazing festival and I can’t wait to be part of it again!

The Village Festival, Yeppoon, Queensland, 16-18 August 2013 – http://www.thevillagefestival.org.au/schedule/?DayID=16&ParentPageID=5&PageID=43

Gympie Muster: Thurs 22-Sun 25 August 2012 – http://www.muster.com.au/

Get Rooted: a festival exploring and celebrating the ingenuity of handmade music: Sat, 14 September 2013 at the Royal Mail, 92 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna, Brisbane.

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival (Noosa hinterland): 20-22 Sept – http://www.mitchellcreekrocknbluesfest.com.au/
Blues on Broadbeach (Gold Coast): 25-26 May 2013 – http://www.bluesonbroadbeach.com/


Cooly Rocks On (Gold Coast): 8-9 June 2013 – http://coolyrockson.mybigcommerce.com/


Corrimal RSL, Wollongong: 29 June 2013 (with Supa Mojo and Mudfrogs reunion)


Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013

Woodford Folk Festival 2013


Agnes Waters Blues and Roots Festival 2013

Agnes Waters Blues and Roots Festival, 22-24 February 2013 – check out the website: http://gladstone.aticket.com.au/EventInfo.aspx?eID=5923

Ios, Greece
Johnny’s Electric Rock Bar, Main Square – Saturday, 15 September 2012, late

Ios, Bottom Square – Between 9 – 23 September 2012, late

French Cigar Box Guitar Festival (Le BSA CB Guitares Festival), Saturday, 6 October 2012, in Salle des Fetes de Boissy-sans-Avoir 78480, Paris, afternoon to late

Mojo Blues Bar, Monday, 8 October 2012, Løngangsstræde 21 C, 1468 Copenhagen, http://mojo.dk/ 8pm
Mojo Blues Bar, Thursday, 11 October 2012, Løngangsstræde 21 C, 1468 Copenhagen, http://mojo.dk/ 8pm



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