Inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s unparalleled creative and musical influence Experience Jimi Hendrix was originally conceived in Sydney by Empire Touring in 2010. This tribute concert brings together an all-star lineup of some of Australia’s musical guitar greats each performing their two favourite Jimi Hendrix songs.
For the last three years Experience Jimi Hendrix has sold out Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and it has proved massively popular to fans and critics alike who have raved about the show proving again how persuasive Hendrix’s influence still is 42 years after his passing. The show is a tribute to the iconic artist’s songs, showmanship and trailblazing technique and that Hendrix’s music is still very much alive and well.
The June 14 show at The Palms at Crown will feature the following artists: Kevin Borich, Geoff Wells (Daryl Braithwaite), Brett Garsed (Nelson), Jimi Hocking (The Screaming Jets), Phil Ceberano, Simon Hosford (Tommy Emmanuel), Stuart Fraser (Noiseworks) and introducing James Christowski (Voodoo Sons).
The July 5 and 6 shows in Sydney will feature the following artists: Kevin Borich, Ray Beadle, Steve Edmonds, Jak Housden, Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Peter Northcote, Dai Pritchard (Rose Tattoo), Grant Walmsley (The Screaming Jets) and James Christowski.
They will be performing all the Hendrix classics including "All Along the Watchtower", "Fire, Hey Joe, Foxy Lady", "Wind Cries Mary", "Castles Made of Sand", "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Chile".
To make the evening that much more memorable, there will be two almighty jam sessions at the end of each set performed by various combinations of our featured musicians and band – Melbourne: Chris Bekker on bass and Johnny Salerno on drums. Sydney: Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums.
"Invited to a night of playing Hendrix songs? At the Palms? Why wouldn't I be involved in this, sounds like a blast. I can't wait to wrap my fingers round a couple of his tunes." Jimi Hocking.
‘I'm really looking forward to playing Experience Jimi Hendrix again because the chance to play Jimi's material is always so much of a BLAST! The Crowds keep comin! - He was and still is THE MAN - The complete Artist!’ – Jak Housden.
This is going to be a live concert experience but with a unique interpretation of the music by some of our own guitar greats. With a line up like this, and songs that have influenced generations of music lovers the world over, be prepared to experience all of the greatest Jimi Hendrix moments…live, once again….
Thanks to our friends at Empire Touring we have five double passes to give away to the concert venue of your choice plus a copy of the new Hendrix album People, Hell and Angels! For your chance to win all you have to do is tell us, Whose fire would you like to stand next to?
THE EXPERIENCE JIMI HENDRIX CONCERT
FRIDAY 14 JUNE – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 5 JULY – FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY
SATURDAY 6 JULY – THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD SYDNEY
For more information go to empiretouring.com.au
Terms and Conditions:
Competition is a game of skill open from 30/05/13 to 06/06/13 at 4 pm. Entries will be judged on creativity by the Australian Guitar staff on 06/06/13 Winner will be notified by telephone/email on 06/06/13. Judge’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into. Open to Australian residents only. Each prize pack is valued at $192. The total prize pool is $960.