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www.michaelfix.com/tours.htm, Queensland, Australia

www.michaelfix.com/tours.htm, Queensland, Australia

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"There's a great deal of diversity...allowing him to show his wonderful ability...One of the most appealing aspects of this album is that the tracks are engaging and not repetitive, Michael's style is crisp, clean and entertaining..." - Gold Coast Daily News


I'll tell you what's cooking -- some fine guitar playing on the latest CD from Australia's Micheal Fix. This collection of originals and covers reveals fine musical sense, refined chops, great time, and a driving thumb, which any Nashville picker would be proud to call his own. The cooking theme is introduced by the first cut called "Slow Food", a bluesy tribute to the movement in Europe against fast food, supportive of the Continent's tradition of making a meal an occasion. While "Primo Incontro" was inspired by a visit to Italy, it owes an equal portion to Celtic roots in structure and feel. The title cut "Something's Cooking" reminds me of early Tommy Emmanuel and Chet Atkins melodies. A couple gentle ballads ("True Hearts", "Thinking of Home") balance against the hot picking of "Heat of the Moment" (with excellent fiddle work from Jo Lack). Fix also includes some duets on the recording: trading virtuosity on "Blue Angel" with Muriel Anderson, and a playful cover of the Chet Atkins standard "My Guitar is My Sweetheart" with Stui French on electric. The Aussie pays homage to his native land on the final track "Waltzing Matilda", rounding out a fine disc of acoustic guitar music. © Kirk Albrecht - www.minor7th.com


"...Something's Cooking is the epitome of this fingerpicking genius, and is packed with not only the requisite fretboard gymnastics but great songwriting.....the covers - Theme from Peter Gunn and a Beatles medley - are fantastic displays of fingerpicking that leave you wondering how one pair of hands can sound like three."
(J Adam Ovis, Australian Guitar, vol 49)
- Australian Guitar, vol 49


"While this atmospheric CD is dreamlike, Australian guitar virtuoso Michael Fix keeps it real with his strong sense of melody and bold attack. Except for one of the best renditions of "Fever" you're ever likely to hear, all the compositions on his sixth release are originals. Some are straightforward jazzy or bluesy numbers, but most create stories in the mind, which is not surprising, as Fix has written music for movies. "Footprints in My Heart" has a '50s noir quality, augmented by Scott Brown's sultry flugelhorn, while the distorted reverb on "4 am" nails the queasy, fuzzy-brained feeling of a sleepless night. Jo Lack's soaring violin is featured on both "Passionfruit," which opens the CD, and the closing title track, which modulates from Fix's tender arpeggios to a hyperactive reel and back again, just like disparate dream associations that somehow cohere and make perfect sense."
(Céline Keating, Acoustic Guitar Magazine July 2004)
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine July 04


"...you will be absolutely amazed by the latest compositions from Queensland based guitarist Michael Fix...ability to capture what he sees in life and to portray emotions and feelings and places and thoughts through his music and through his guitar is a gift few musicians posses.....tightly executed fingerpicking skills are Michaels trademark as he incorporates classical elements and flamenco influences with a strong twist of blues."
(Jase Buchanan)
- Mixdown #115


"When Michael Fix picks up a guitar, the emotive possibilities are unlimited. Michael has the amazing talent of creating mood music for just about any occasion, with just a few strums. It’s a rare skill, one that has made the Brisbane boy a leader in the field. He can arrange notes to match every mood and location". - Extra, Ch 9


"Year after year, Michael is asked back to our festival because wherever he performs his ability to read an audience inevitably ensures a successful event!"
June Smyth, Events Coordinator, Tamworth Country Festival (Australia's largest music festival) - Events Coordinator, Tamworth Country Festival


Discography

Albums
Rewind (2007)
Something's Cooking (2005)
Web of Dreams (2003)
Sunday Morning (2001)
Transfixed (2000)
The Heart Has Reasons (1996, re-release 2004)
Fingerpaintings (1993)
Tantalise (1992)

EPs
Remembering Barry Thornton (2002)
Promise (1998)

Singles
Walkin' the Walk (1999)
Breakup Breakdown (1997)
Restless (1996)
Falling (1995)
Sundaze (1995)
Bush Bash (1994)

Songbook
Noted! (2007)

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Bio

Michael Fix’s entertaining and amazing fretboard wizardry has seen him earn a place amongst the world’s top acoustic guitarists, regularly touring Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia.

That's partly due to his remarkable skills as a guitarist, but mostly it's because of his unique music - a passionate, emotional, evocative outpouring that captivates listeners.

Michael's repertoire includes Jazz and Blues, Celtic and Australian Folk, Country, Classical and his own distinctive compositions, many of which have received TV and radio exposure, as well as various major awards.

His unique style - distinctively Australian and highly original in its presentation - marks him as a performer not to be missed.

Michael’s recent retrospective album “Rewind” is distributed internationally by Germany label “Acoustic Music Records”

An official endorsee of Maton Guitars, D'addario strings, and AER amplification.

Highlights
· annual tours of Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Australia
· Winner 1999, 2000, 2003 Instrumental of the Year Golden Guitar awards (Finalist 2009)
· 2001 & 2004 Queensland Recording Association winner, Instrumental Album of the Year
· 2004 Release of "Michael Fix Custom" signature model guitar by Maton Guitars
· 2000 Invited to perform at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention, Nashville
· Performances with Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, and Ann Murray, Les Paul
· Performances with several of Australia’s Symphony orchestras.