Monday 25 January
Once again, two of Melbournes hottest guitar slingers Jimi Hocking and Geoff Achison return to the Flying Saucer Club with their ever popular Australia Day themed Guitar Showdown. The guys will hit the stage with an all star band playing some of their favourite classic Aussie guitar riffs as well as their own brand of rockin rhythm n blues. Jimi has been thrilling audiences with his astonishing guitar prowess for many years both locally and internationally and Geoff has been a fixture on Melbournes blues/roots scene since playing with veteran bluesman Dutch Tilders in the 90s. This is going to be an Australia Day Eve to remember so get your tickets quickly!
General Admission: $18.00
Door (GA): $20.00
Besides Jimi’s role as lead guitarist with Aussie rock giants The Screaming Jets, he also won the 2003 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA has kept up a hectic pace with his solo career playing brilliant one-man acoustic shows and rocking with his group, the Blues Machine
After several years with Dutch he pursued a solo career overseas and quickly made his mark winning the Albert King Award in Memphis 1995. He has since spent many years touring extensively in the US, UK & Europe. In 2015 Geoff returned to the USA promoting his latest 20th Anniversary release with The Souldiggers and teaching his techniques at Jorma Kaukonens famous Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio.