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Mal Eastick Duo
March 28, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
One of Australia’s Finest Blues-Rock Guitarists
Mal Eastick, one of Australia’s finest blues rock guitarists, has a passionate, explosive and soulful style that has been featured with some of Australia’s biggest recording and performing acts for over 30 years.
With a career that is now into its 5th decade, Mal Eastick has played alongside renowned musicians such as Johnnie Johnson – Chuck Berry’s keyboard player, Joe Walsh, Tommy Emmanuel, Phil Emmanuel, Phil Manning, Ian Moss, Junior Wells, Little Charlie and & the Night Cats and Lonnie Mack. He was the guitar player in The Animal’s Eric Burdon’s 1989 Australian tour, recorded an album and toured with Broderick Smiths Big Combo, as well as tours with The Party Boys and Chain.
With his own band, Mal has supported many others including Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Joe Louis Walker and Charlie Musselwhite
Mal Eastick is widely considered to be one of Australia’s finest musical protagonists of blues/rock guitar. Playing guitar since his mid-teens, Mal has achieved a standard of playing that is, at once, both envied and admired. Mal’s early career was epitomized by his time with legendary band, Stars, and his work on the Andy Durant Memorial concert and album. Stars achieved significant national success during the mid to late 1970’s and toured in support of such acts as Joe Cocker, Linda Ronstadt and The Beach Boys. One of the bands many career highlights being playing “The Concert of The Decade” on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to an estimated 120,000 in 1979.
In the 1980s Mal played in the Jimmy Barnes Band, played guitar on Jimmy’s first two solo albums – “Bodyswerve” and “For The Working Class Man” – and also formed his own touring outfit. Two albums, Southern Line and Spirit have followed. Both critically acclaimed, they are available through Mal’s own label, Bluefish Records.