Our EOY special XMAS festival features two of Melbourne's hottest guitarists Jimi Hocking & Geoff Achison who will each perform both solo sets before a guitar-slinging band jam together supported by Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers as the host band.

Jimi has been thrilling audiences with his astonishing guitar prowess for many years both locally and internationally. Besides his role as lead guitarist with Aussie rock giants The Screaming Jets, he also won the 2003 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA, and has kept up a hectic pace with his solo career playing brilliant one-man acoustic shows and rocking the scene with his group, the Blues Machine.

Geoff has been a fixture on Melbourne’s blues/roots scene since playing with veteran bluesman Dutch Tilders in the 90s. He later formed his own group and headed overseas winning the Albert King Award in Memphis in 1995. He has since spent many years touring extensively playing acoustic & electric shows in the USA, UK & Europe. In 2016 Geoff released his album Another Mile, Another Minute recorded with his outstanding R&B combo The Souldiggers. During and since lockdown Geoff and the Souldiggers have continued to record and release outstanding original relevant music on yet another level.

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