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Studio stories: The Missing Guitar

Studio stories: The Missing Guitar

I'd just finished a recording session and the producer says "while you're here can you do a quick guitar track ...
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Studio stories: The Singer

Studio stories: The Singer

When you're booked for a studio session often you don't meet the featured artist until you arrive at the session ...
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Studio stories: The Overdub

Studio stories: The Overdub

Back in the 1990s when I was doing quite a few recording sessions as a guitar player some interesting situations ...
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MXR Phase 90

MXR Phase 90

MXR Phase 90 original 70s model serial number 118271 Some time in the mid 70s I went to a Perth ...
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Gig alert: Tiki Safari at the Factory, 1st October 2017

Gig alert: Tiki Safari at the Factory, 1st October 2017

Put the lime in the coconut and get set to cruise the Tiki-est line-up this side of the South Pacific ...
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About the Makua Beach video

About the Makua Beach video

The Makua Beach video was shot on location at Makua Beach (hence the song title) in Hawaii by master underwater ...
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New ringtones app

New ringtones app

I've teamed up with Surftone America to build an app with ringtones made from my original songs. It's $1.99 USD ...
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New Video: End of Summer from Going to Kaleponi

New Video: End of Summer from Going to Kaleponi

This is a drive down West Coast Hwy, Perth, Western Australia. Starting just north of Hillarys Boat Harbour and heading ...
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1972 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

1972 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

1972 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst (SN 372123) I got my first electric guitar around the age of 13, it was a ...
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Fender Telecaster blond 1956

Fender Telecaster blond 1956

(Serial Number 22600) Telecasters from the fifties are the Holy Grails of Telecasters - especially black guards - more on that ...
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Mentals in New Zealand

Mentals in New Zealand

Last weekend I travelled with Mental As Anything to New Zealand's south island to play a gig at the Snapafest ...
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New 5 track EP available now - Sleep Walk

New 5 track EP available now – Sleep Walk

This is the latest release from Australia's King of the Surf Guitar. These are five exciting instrumental recordings including a ...
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Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

Revelation Martin Cilia Custom, Fiesta Red

Some time in 2015 I received an email from Alan Entwhistle, an English guitar designer/builder, saying that he would like ...
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Fender Jazz Bass 1965

Fender Jazz Bass 1965

Fender Jazz Bass 1965 (candy apple red) serial number 118999 Fender Jazz basses from the 60's are hard to come ...
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Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string 1982

Gibson Chet Atkins CE nylon string 1982

Gibson Chet Atkins CE Guitar (Natural Color) Classical Acoustic Electric, made in 1982 s/n 82462555 I bought this guitar in Perth, ...
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Just announced: Martin Cilia Endorses Hall and Collins Signature Echo

Just announced: Martin Cilia Endorses Hall and Collins Signature Echo

MARTIN CILIA ENDORSES HALL AND COLLINSAustralia’s Premier Surf Rock Guitarist won over by Hall and Collins Signature Echo Unit. Hall ...
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Guitars and Amps used on the Electric Christmas album - song by song

Guitars and Amps used on the Electric Christmas album – song by song

O Come All Ye Faithful Melody guitar: 1961 (white) Fender Stratocaster, Echolette, 1963 Fender Reverb Tank, 1962 Vox AC30. Microphones ...
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Hank Marvin at the Basement

Hank Marvin at the Basement

My Wednesday evening started off with a Mental As Anything gig at Customs House, Circular Quay in Sydney. We had ...
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