Liverpool guitar teacer set for Basement gig

Fingers of fury: Steve Flack, who runs a guitar school in Liverpool, will be the opening act for the Australian Fingerstyle and Jazz Guitar Spectacular.

Fingers of fury: Steve Flack, who runs a guitar school in Liverpool, will be the opening act for the Australian Fingerstyle and Jazz Guitar Spectacular.

LIVERPOOL guitar teacher Steve Flack will perform a tribute to his blues-rock guitar heroes in the opening act of a nationwide guitar tour this weekend.

Flack, who runs the Liverpool Academy of Music, will be playing in the Australian Fingerstyle and Jazz Guitar Spectacular at The Basement, in Sydney, from 7.30pm on May 17 and 18.

The show will feature award- winning jazz and fingerstyle guitarist Martin Taylor.

Taylor will be performing popular US songs as well as tunes from his latest album with Tony Emmanuel, called The Colonel & The Governor.

The show will also feature guitarist Ike Isaacs, a teacher from the Australian Institute of Music who taught Flack.

"I'm over the moon to be playing before Martin Taylor at the Basement shows after all those years and seeing Ike and Martin play together at the same venue," Flack said.

He said he has played with a long line-up of great Australian musicians, including Ian Moss of Cold Chisel, Pete Wells of Rose Tattoo, Phil Emmanuel, Phil Manning of Chain, Dennis Wilson of Kharvis Jute and many others.

He has backed Angry Andersen, and performed with drummers and bass players from bands such as Split Enz, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Dragon and Swanee.

One of the highlights of his work with musicians was to have played on stage with Seymour Duncan at for the Australian Music Association at the Gold Coast in 2006.

Flack has been teaching guitar for the past 10 years and apart from his passion for electric rock guitar has made a serious study of both classical and jazz guitar.

Bookings: 1300 438 849, thebasement.com.au.

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