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Interview with Martin Cilia – part 1 Martin Cilia, who joined Mental As Anything in January 2014, has been kind enough to take the time to do an email interview for this forum, about his time as a member and also about his life in music before and after Mental…

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Ian Kirkwood Pictures: Paul Fuller (on Instagram @fullerpix) MOST of us grow older convinced that the golden years of our youth were the best times ever for music. But by any standard, the late 70s and early 80s witnessed an extraordinary roster of great Aussie bands, their live chops honed…

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Location/Parking: Full details hereSeaforth Bowling Club,Kirkwood St, North Balgowlah The Fig is a volunteer run, non-profit, family friendly event which supports live music and helps build community. $30 (cash only) payable at the door. Bookings. Doors open at 7pm – for an 8pm start. Finishes by 11pm. Plenty of parking and 141…

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Everest

Everest by Martin Cilia Lockdown in Australia has given us all time to reflect on what we’re doing. It’s been so long since I’ve had extended time in the studio instead of always being on the road. This has meant that I’ve had time to write new songs, but also…

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Greg Phillips Sep 14, 2021 Original Link: https://australianmusician.com.au/martin-cilia-delivers-everest-in-lockdown/ Martin Cilia, Australia’s premier surf guitarist & member of legendary surf band, The Atlantics and guitarist with Mental As Anything has spent his lockdown wisely, releasing Everest, a wonderful new solo instrumental guitar album which is available now. Life can be equal parts…

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Scarborough Hotel

Scarborough Hotel by Martin Cilia Martin Cilia is an English-born Australian musician and is best known for his songwriting skills, surf guitar tracks and also a member in ‘The Atlantics’ and ‘Mental as Anything’. For this track Martin used:A Melody guitar 1960 Les Paul Jnr plugged into a 1958 Fender…

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New Single: Scarborough Hotel

First released for the JDMP Music Sessions. You can buy this single on Martin’s Bandcamp. The JDMP Music Sessions will run over the next few months.You will see uploads from a handful of the best musicians in Perth WA from Acoustic tracks, Electric tracks, Instrumental tracks plus more! You can…

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Martin Cilia joins us to talk about a career that has seen him play with legendary Australian surf band The Atlantics, the chart topping Mental As Anything, release a number of albums under his own name and a host of other projects.

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A year or so ago I accidently formed a surf band in Melbourne. Producer David Briggs introduced me to Tony Naylor (who I’d always admired, but never met), we had a great chat over a bottle of red wine. One thing lead to another and by the end of the…

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North Melbourne Surf Club

North Melbourne Surf Club by North Melbourne Surf Club The North Melbourne Surf Club came out of David Briggs Production Workshop in North Melbourne, Australia. After finishing a project together, David Briggs and Martin Cilia got to chatting. Martin mentioned to David that he’d like to meet Tony Naylor. They’d communicated a bit online, but Martin wanted to meet…

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A mutual love of the Shadows brought these big-name Aussie guitarists together for a new instrumental that stays true to the quintessential surf sound. As you’d expect, cavernous spring reverb and fat single-note lines are the order of the day, with melodies to match. It’s faithfully delivered, feelgood stuff –…

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I’d only seen a handful of Burns guitars when I bought this one in Perth in the mid 80s. I’d seen lots of photos and had read the Burns book written by Paul Day. It has a lot of the same features as the Burns Marvin of the same period…

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Enjoy Australian surf legend Martin Cilia and his ’61 Strat (in Olympic White with green guard) playing “Night Star,” from his new album, “Shadowman.” He’s running through a vintage Fender reverb tank and Boss DM2 into a ’63 Vox AC30. https://www.facebook.com/VintageGuitarmagazine/videos/831590400625977/?__xts__[0]=68.ARDF8y8lFwLD-ZNezKSPcz6JZ6ett0GC-Qk5wEpGH6fxf0Zl-xnMc-9d-7klY5uDRMpZYEHP9FUHusyQ10vh3yVJ7OhjxaQIzJfvNKY-PlyBSYbFbuXxla1FkJ-ObtTDsZ1yrq7OG_GYKbrW5LqLTfAEns5zYYd6q47oPtyMuNnesTCkDRbtVRotbQw2GWN5RA5vgb9eMGCreD5Ys3ndPWjbaiVwr_YubrRNrPcNcWJFBUPd5ggjmCnPgX_tyqVT2iV7hNmbFV6wrye7wUGKNw2NbgOCEFlZ8RnPuzb9aIuCXIrq-iD_ANpCmonhFQpicRbDj0zYO70U3yC-HQtvtXJMcQFM9RFWOyZUmNKATSFsI3AQbpMVIy49ruWXy1hlxuF1DQWy2LjWY_u-9VJKlk3M-Cn0Qp-12kwSg59FswM7SlhuLmVoTuymcQ-svlYFrkZL-2_9ATygLWvk-Fu_kgZklLiuqd_2sZEqK7oEmfa9BA&__tn__=H-R The April issue will feature Martin and his collection…

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157387773720210&set=a.10151908199410210&type=3&theater Hi Martin! Thanks for taking time out to talk with me. The last time we met was at the Charles hotel in a Perth, it’s such a good venue with so much history of great bands. It’s great to talk to you again! 1.You were born in Rochford,…

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1964 Fender Stratocaster – Candy Apple Red (Serial Number L20641) Back in the late 70s / early 80s I was becoming aware of vintage guitars and their sound. This was the time when second hand (vintage) guitars were starting to appreciate in value. I had played (and borrowed) early 60s…

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Danelectro U2 1957 Jade Green

I had been looking for something other than either a Fender or Gibson guitar to use mainly for recording. I was looking for a guitar with different sound. I’ve always loved the sound of those 50s lipstick pickups and these pickups don’t disappoint. When this guitar came up I just couldn’t refuse it.

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Mr Martin Cilia played guitar in Messenger, Invasion Force, Flying Fonzarellis, Midget and the Farrellies, Dave Warner and the Suburbs, Atlantics and these days he’s as Mental As Anything. He has a successful career recording surf Instrumental albums and lots of good memories . Loves the colours red, white and…

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Shadowman

Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red.

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New Release: Shadowman

Buy Now Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red. However, most of…

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