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Guitar Man Travels Endless Road

Guitar Man Travels Endless Road



Who: Tommy Emmanuel
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
When: Thursday February 5, 2004

GUITAR virtuoso TOMMY EMMANUEL will return to Australia for a national tour in January and February.

The arrival of 2004 marks the 45th anniversary of his performing career and it will bring him to WEST LEAGUES CLUB on February 5.

Fresh from a tour across the UK, Italy, France, Germany and Ireland, Emmanuel will celebrate the release of his latest album Endless Road.

Since picking up his first guitar as a child, Emmanuel has become one of Australia's most successful musicians.

Through endless tours he has earned a success possibly unequalled by any Australian instrumental artist.

As a songwriter his work has been recorded by OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, AL JARREAU and SHEENA EASTON.

During his career Emmanuel has achieved four platinum and three gold albums and has a host of awards to his credit.

While he has been a household name on the Australian scene for many years, it was not until the release of his first solo acoustic album Only in 2001 that he expanded his audience to the overseas market.

As a child prodigy during the 1960s Tommy and his brother PHIL formed the bands THE EMMANUEL QUARTET, THE MIDGET SAFARIES and THE TRAILBLAZERS.

Emmanuel commenced his session career in the 1970s and made appearances on AIR SUPPLY 's hit singles Lost in Love, All Out of Love, Every Woman in the World and Now and Forever.

In 1999 Emmanuel was honoured in Nashville by his mentor CHET ATKINS and received the CERT IED GUITAR PLAYER AWARD for his contribution to finger-style guitar.

His versatility has taken him from international jazz festivals to special events at the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE and the GRAND OLE OPRY in Nashville.

He has extended his tours to some of the most remote areas of Peru and Africa.

He has toured and worked with SIR GEORGE MARTIN, STEVIE WONDER, ERIC CLAPTON, MICHAEL BOLTON, OLIVIA NEWTON- JOHN, BILL WYMAN, JOHN DENVER, HANK MARVIN, JAMES MORRISON, JOHN FARNHAM and ROBERTA FLACK .

``I've spent all my l e from the age of four playing music and entertaining people I never wanted to do anything else,'' Emmanuel said.

``Music brings people together.

'' Tickets to his show at West Leagues Club are on sale from the venue.



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