Collaboration ! That’s the theme for the next couple of months…lots of exciting events coming up!


In April, I’ll playing a few shows together with Isle of Man songstress Christine Collister. We played together last year, we both enjoyed it so much that decided we would see if we could make this an annual event.

Christine first came to public attention in 1986 as the singer of the theme song for the BBC's television adaptation of Fay Weldon's book The Life and Loves of a She-Devil.

In 1985 she became a permanent member of the Richard Thompson Band, as a backing vocalist, and also duetting with Thompson on many songs. After four years, and several world tours with Thompson, she spent the next seven years working with singer, songwriter and guitar player, Clive Gregson. During this period, the couple released five albums, and she’s recorded many solo albums since.


In June, I’ll be teaming up with award-winning singer/songwriter Darren Coggan for two special Alone Together concerts in Sydney, and Wollongong.

Ive known Darren from the beginning of his music career in the nineties. In recent years, Darren has expanded into musicals and screen, having toured Australia extensively as actor/singer in numerous major productions, and currently as a presenter on Sydney Weekender for Network 7.

Darren has sold out the The Sydney Opera House concert hall in his highly acclaimed production Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story.


Tour Dates:

Sunday, April 10 Magda Community Artz, Collister & Fix - 3pm 80 Boundary Rd Bardon, Qld Adult: $20; Concession: $17; Children under 12: free; Family: $60

Thursday, April 21 Petersham Bowling Club, Collister & Fix77 Little Brighton St, Petersham, NSW

Friday, April 22 Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong Diggers Club, 7.30pm Collister & Fix

Thursday, April 28 Australian Celtic festival Isle of Man evening, (with Christine Collister) Glen Innes, NSW

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Saturday, April 30 Australian Celtic festival (with Christine Collister) - 6.30pm Ruby Stage, Centennial Parklands,Watsons Dr, Glen Innes, NSW

Saturday, May 14 Tangalooma Island resort 7.45pm (SOLO) Moreton Island Qld


Thursday, June 9-12 Winterbreak Music Retreat Mt Tamborine, Qld

Winterbreak Music Retreat gives you the opportunity to take your music to a new level, with 5 days of singing, songwriting, guitar and other music workshops, one-on-one professional instruction, ensembles, group sessions, and daily performance opportunities.


Thursday, June 16 Django Bar Michael Fix & Darren Coggan - Together Alone in Concert - 8pm cnr Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade, Marrickville, NSW $17 online, $20 @ the door

Friday, June 17 Centro CBD Michael Fix & Darren Coggan - Together Alone in Concert - 8pm 28 Stewart St Wollongong, NSW(02) 4225 3556

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Sunday, June 19 Temora, Masterclass - 2-5pm, limited to 6 participants, $100/head

To register, contact Amanda: agay-mccrone@temora.nsw.gov.au  02 6980 1100

Monday, June 20 Temora town hall theatre guitar workshop - afternoon, Cnr DeBoos & Loftus Sts Temora, NSW $20

Suitable for all ages, all ability levels.  

Monday, June 20 Temora Town Hall Concert 7pm Tenefts St Temora, NSW $25  Contact: agay-mccrone@temora.nsw.gov.au   02 6980 1100


 

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And to complete the 'collaboration' theme, here's a new release from Australia’s Rouseabout Records: Down by the Billabong Acoustic guitar arrangements for Australian Folk songs & Bush Tunes

Many great Australian acoustic guitar players on this 24 track collection! 


See you all soon... till next month..

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