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Sunday
04
NOV

Blues Cruise - Featuring Geoff Acheson & Band

17:00
21:00
Melbourne Blues Cruise
Event organized by Melbourne Blues Cruise

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The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat invites you to explore Melbourne with this unique HARBOUR CRUISE featuring returning artists, 'Geoff Acheson & Band'

This leisurely cruise, from the Docklands to Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St. Kilda Beach, invites you to relax and unwind with live blues music and the cosmopolitan !the skylines of Melbourne!

Your Blues Cruise ticket includes:
* 4 hour cruise through Melbourne's iconic waterways *
* Live music from three of Melbourne's leading Blues acts *
* Food and drink is available to purchase on board *


*** FEATURED ARTISTS - 'Geoff Acheson & Band' ***

Geoff began playing music professionally in his father's dance band at the age of 13. In his early 20s he moved to Melbourne and was hired as lead guitarist with bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders. He formed his own band in 1995 and began travelling internationally. He won the 'Albert King Award' in Memphis leading to a relationship with Gibson Acoustic Guitars which in turn introduced him to Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio where he has taught and performed over many years. He has toured the USA, UK & Europe many times releasing over a dozen albums. In 2008 Geoff made Guitar Player Magazines 'Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists' list. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and continues to gig & tour internationally.

AWARDS INCLUDE
Album, Artist, Group, Producer & Song Of The Year - Australian Blues Awards 2017
Band, Album Of The Year VicTas Blues Awards 2013
'Top 50 Australian Guitarists' - Australian Guitar magazine 2012
Male Artist, Album, Song, Band & Solo Artist Of The Year VicTas Blues Awards 2012
'100 Gifted Guitarists' - TrueFire online magazine, NY USA 2011
#1 Blues Release WNCW North Carolina USA 2009
'Top 10 Hot New Guitarists' - Guitar Player USA magazine 2008
Band of The Year Chain Blues Awards 2007 (The Souldiggers)
Band Of The Year – Vic Blues Awards 2002 (The Souldiggers)
Male Artist Of The Year - Vic Blues Awards 2002
Australian Songwriters Award - (Comin’ Ta Getcha)1999
Male Artist Of The Year - VicTas Blues Music Awards 1999
Album Of The Month - Jazz FM, London UK 1998
Albert King Award - Memphis USA 1995
Best Male Artist - Lithgow Blues Awards 1994
Best Blues Guitarist - Lithgow Blues Awards 1994

www.geoffachison.com

PRICES
General Admission : $45 per person
GROUPS of 10+ : $40 per person
GROUPS of 30+ : $35 per person
SEMI-PRIVATE FUNCTIONS available


Can't make it? No worries, the Blues Cruise operates ALL YEAR ROUND, see other great Blues Cruises coming up:

*** SAT AUG 4 - Featured Artists TBC ***
Boarding 1900hrs / Departs 1930hrs / Returns 2300hrs

*** SUN NOV 4 - Featuring Geoff Acheson & Band ***
Boarding 1700hrs / Departs 1730hrs / Returns 2100hrs

*** SUN DEC 9 - Featuring Jesse Vallach & Andrea Maars ***
Boarding 1700hrs / Departs 1730hrs / Returns 2100hrs


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