Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers the master of Disco guitar was in town playing with his band Chic on 12 April 2018. The show included all his classics including Le Freak, Good Times, I Want Your Love and more. The band also played songs he wrote for other artists such as Madonna (Like A Virgin), Sister Sledge (We Are Family), David Bowie (Let’s Dance), Daft Punk (Get Lucky) and Diana Ross (I’m Coming Out)

After the show he stayed around shaking hands and talking to people. GANZ Committee member Val Cole was lucky to be near the front and to shake his hand. “It was inspiring to see him play and to meet him afterwards. I’ve been copying his style since 1986, so it was great to see him play the songs live”

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October Concert – Ken Nicol

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It is a privilege to welcome Ken Nicol back to GANZ. If you missed him previously, get this marked in your diary immediately!
Ken is a virtuoso guitarist who has played with some of the best in the Folk and Folk/Rock genres. Furthermore he is a talented songwriter and an entertainer of the highest calibre.

Open mic opportunity to start the evening for anyone seeking a stage for their guitar-playing talent.

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May Concert –
Auckland’s Young Guitarists

Pictures now available in “Photo Gallery”

Wednesday 18 May 8.00pm at Ponsonby Cruising Club.

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Preceded by our usual Open Mic opportunity.
Bring your friends, your dad, sister, uncle, grandma and your guitar for open mic! this is going to be a great show.

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April Concert – Tony Burt & Karen Jones

Pictures now available in “Photo Gallery”

Wednesday 20 April 8.00pm at Ponsonby Cruising Club.

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Tony Burt (Dobro Slide Guitar) & Karen Jones (Acoustic Guitar, Celtic Harp & Vocals)

Guest act preceded by Open Mic. (Pre-registration not required.   Just write your name on the board as you arrive to claim a spot.)

Entry fee: $10 per person, $5 for GANZ members.

Tony Burt & Karen Jones Bios (Click here)

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The Joy of the Guitar Riff

From Chuck Berry through to the White Stripes, this excellent BBC FOUR documentary traces the ebb and flow of the guitar riff over the last 60 years of popular music.

With riffs and stories from an all-star cast including Brian May, Dave Davies, Hank Marvin, Steve Lukather, Nile Rodgers, Tony Iommi, Robert Fripp, Johnny Marr, Nancy Wilson, Kevin Shields, Ryan Jarman, Tom Morello and many more.

THE JOY OF THE GUITAR RIFF

Ex Forgotten Guitar (forgottenguitar.com)

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