AU$20 + post. Christine and Michael first met in 2014, when they were guest tutors at the annual Winterbreak at Mt Tamborine, Australia. After a couple of impromptu performances together, it was obvious that there was a special connection between these two talented artists.
Shadows and Light represents a cross-section of their repertoire, some of the most requested and well-received songs from the duo's concert set.
(Physical CD available Jan 12, 2017. Pre-orders welcome!) Preview & download from CD Baby
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Bending Air starts in familiar fashion - the first 4 tracks are bright, bouncy, and very much in the Chet Atkins influenced sunny fingerstyle...but then the album turns decidedly darker with the war-themed 'Guernica'.
The following tracks stay in a sombre mode, but things start to cheer up with a medley of 3 Australian traditional tunes.
As always, there are some cover arrangements. The Beatles epic 'A Day in the Life'
with the Winterbreak Music Camp guitar group re-creating the orchestral cacophany.
Some special guests feature too: gorgeous harmonies on 'Poetic Justice
' by Christine Collister, BV's and flute by Brisbane's own Sarah Calderwood. Two of Michael's sons - Adrian, and Joshua - also feature on Cajon, and Bongos. READ CD REVIEW
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Released to coincide with their 2015 Europe tour, this father & son debut features wonderful acoustic guitar & percussion interplay on audience favourites from live shows.
For the first time, in 2015 Michael took his son Adrian on tour. At 23, Adrian, a talented drummer and guitarist, has made a transition from the drum kit to percussion, complementing Michael's acoustic guitar with cajon, stomp box, and hand percussion, to create a warm and organic accompaniment.
A naturally gifted musician, Adrian enhances Michael's incredibly broad repertoire with solid, yet subtle grooves.
African-inspired beats, right through to popular classical, are represented on this debut duet CD
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Lines & Spaces is Michael Fix’s fourteenth CD release, and emphatically shows why he has become such an in-demand concert artist, touring Europe every year and winning fans from all over the world.
He regards all his albums as musical snapshots of a point in time in his life, recording the highs (travels, new rhythmic discoveries), simple pleasures (a child’s smile, birdsong, a storm passing) and lows (loss of a friend, missing family, loss of childhood), and by sharing these universal emotions and experiences, Michael has been able to touch listeners on a very deep and personal level.
Features unique arrangements of Blackbird, I saw Her Standing There, Happy Talk, & Bolero, as well as Remembering Ray, Coppertown Blues, When Thuli Smiles.
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AU$29.00 (+ post) Learn how to add feeling and expression to your playing! The book features transcriptions and TAB of three of Michael's popular ballads: Promise, Martina, and Thinking of Home.
The DVD features performances of these, with clear explanations and tips. In English & German
"A beautiful ballad, more than any other musical form, has the ability to touch people in the heart. A simple melody with few well-placed notes played with passion and feeling can bring a tear to the eye of a listener.
Performing ballads on guitar often doesn't take great technical skill; the ballads in this book are very simple tunes, no flashy runs, not so many notes, but lots of spaces between the notes…and its in these spaces that the real music lies." Watch Preview Tommy Emmanuel reviews 'Play with Feeling'
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AU$20.00 (+ post) Tunes evoke nostalgia, meaningful songs bisect the time lines of our lives and become aural bookmarks, marking significant events: first kiss, first date, holidays, marriage, break-ups …
"Mixed in with the seven covers on this album are seven of my own pieces. As always, these are personal musical snapshots. They are points on my own time line."
Includes arrangements of Africa, Pipeline, Downunder, Secret Love, Foot Tapper, and two vocal performances: The Guitar Man and Water of Love. Read Review
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AU$20.00 Some of the world's great guitar players duet with Michael on this delightful album. Fifteen tracks cover a wide range of emotions and styles, and throughout, there is the spontaneity and joy of friends engaging in musical conversations.
"Recording this album has been a total delight for me – sitting face to face with some of my favourite guitar players. My intention was to make each track a musical conversation – swapping lead lines, playing harmony lines, counter-melodies, back and forth like two people chatting. I truly hope you enjoy the dialogue."
Features duets with: Tommy Emmanuel, Adam Rafferty, Stephen Bennett, Bruce Mathiske, Nick Charles, Andrea Valeri...and many more!
Australia & NZ: WJO
Europe: Acoustic Music Records
19.80 € + postage "The popular fingerstyle guitarist shows off some of his best pieces in this DVD-Workshop. He wonderfully incorporates influences from Jerry Reed, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Michael explains his pieces slowly in German as well as English so that even with little experience, one can learn a lot. It's just plain fun to play Michael Fix's music."
Features Stringin' the Blues and Two Left Feet plus numerous exercises. Book contains TAB as well as notation. Book + DVD package.
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$20.00 PRICE DROP! ClassicFix captures the essence of some of the great classics, including the fast and furious “William Tell Overture” by Rossini, Mozart’s perennially popular “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and “Rondo Alla Turca”, several pieces by Bach — “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, “Bourée” and “Toccata”, Monti’s famous “Czardas”, Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” and Chopin’s “Waltz in C Sharp Minor"
Australia & NZ: WJO
Acoustic Music Records (Distribution throughout Europe)
AU$20 + Post. 10 fingerstyle guitar solos with notation and TAB, transcribed by Jason McGregor, Stefan Monkemeyer and Gary Shepherd. Includes Mr Wonglepong, Stringin’ the Blues, Sunrise over Alice, Right Place Right Time, Promise, Opposites Attract, Waltzing Matilda, Two Left Feet, Bouree in Em (swing), Where Are You Now
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$19.95 PRICE DROP! Revisiting and re-recording 16 favourites from all previous releases, plus 2 new tunes (Hobbity Hoi and Rewind the Years ) “2007 feels like the right time to reflect and revisit some memories, which are represented by the tunes on this album” Includes Sunrise over Alice, Promise, Two Left Feet & Stringin' the Blues.
Australia & NZ: WJO
SOLD OUT - Download only. This 2005 album reveals Michael’s growing confidence and self-assurance as one of Australia’s finest and most widely respected guitarists. Michael’s musical style continues to evolve, with his compositions becoming more innovative, and his arrangements more inspired. Includes popular covers of The Beatles Medley, Waltzing Matilda, and Theme from Peter Gunn.
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(2003) "This is a “scenic” album. It’s emotional landscapes, soundtracks to dreams, memories, thoughts and feelings. I really like the idea that you can create scenes with music because that’s how I create my music, as soundtracks to scenes in my mind." Includes "making of Web of Dreams" video clip.
(2001) Transfixed takes a retrospective look at Michael's ten-year recording career. Included are most of the tracks that were finalists in the CMAA awards, including the 1999 and 2000 Golden Guitar winning tunes "Mr Wonglepong" and "Walkin' The Walk".
AU$19.95 First Released 1996, remastered & re-released 2004
Michael's debut album for ABC Music, The Heart Has Reasons, marked a major step forward and took Michael into a more ambient, emotional style. Features the Coda string quartet.
AU$12.00 Promise - a six track EP, on Streetwise/Warner label, which features the 1999 Golden Guitar award winner Mr Wonglepong plus such audience favourites as Jiffy Jam (Jerry Reed), Nashville Express, Ashoakan Farewell plus Water of Love (vocal duet with Michael O'Rourke)
Price drop: AU$14.95. Fingerpaintings is a collection of guitar instrumentals inspired by people I've met & places I've been during my travels throughout 1992. Most of the tunes were formed remembering experiences that moved me... aural fingerpaintings"
Features the first (electric guitar) version of Sunrise over Alice.
Price drop: AU$14.95 Tantalise is Michael's first solo instrumental CD. A glance at the track list reveals a stylistically diverse selection of tunes, including 8 original compositions, plus covers of River deep, Mountain high, Besame Mucho and Jerry's Breakdown. Also of interest is Michael's first recording of Toccata in a 'drop C' tuning.
AU$10.00 (2011) 6 track EP.
A side project for Paul Robert Burton, Nadia Sunde & Michael Fix, formed through shared friendship & a common love of music. Features 3 cover versions: Im on Fire, I'm a Woman, Turn Around, plus 3 original songs: I Wanna do it Again, Old Guitar Blues, & a stunning version of Mark Cryle's Best Years of my Life.
The last recording from Hat Trick, composed by Michael Fix, and very much in the celtic/rock style that made Hat Trick such a popular band in the 80s.
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A re-mastered compilation of tracks from three distinct periods of the band's career during the 1980s.
It includes tracks from their very successful Live at the James Craig cassette album of 1986, mixed live to stereo.
There are also tracks from their 1988 CD release Beethoven Roll Over, the first independent CD release in Australia, and Bolero, from their 1984 EP of the same name. This new compilation puts the best of their music together, and runs for over 70 minutes. Re-live the magic!!
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Au$20.00 Something of a critic’s favourite, Mark Cryle has been receiving praise and awards for the quality of his song writing since the release of the first Spot the Dog cd in 1996. His reputation has continued to grow in recent years with the production of his “solo” work – Notches on the Wall, House of Cards and Sideshow Alley. Mark has always enjoyed working collectively and his work has been nourished by the interplay with and contributions from some of Australia’s finest roots musicians.
I’ve Got a Heart produced by Michael Fix features versions of Mark’s songs, some older, some not previously recorded, performed by some of the best in the business – Sunas, The Poachers, Michael Fix, Nadia Sunde, The Company, Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay and a whole lot more. The cream of the crop of the South East Queensland folk scene rendering songs of the highest quality. The result is a listener’s delight. Mark Cryle music link
Au$20.00 Brisbane-based songwriter and musician, Peter Harvey of Carol Lloyd Band, and Rough Red fame, has released his third independently-produced solo album, “Lady on the Wire”, featuring guest Michael Fix.
"In late 2011, Peter approached me with the idea of recording a project together, very organic, playing together face-to-face in the studio. I'd known of Peter as keys/accordion with Rough Red, but I didn't know he was such an accomplished songwriter, vocalist and guitarist!"
This is a stripped-back affair, where the acoustic guitars of Michael & Peter are allowed to shine.
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