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MARTINEZ AKUSTICA / VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA TRIO + Special Guest MARTIN FOOTE Live in Concert at the Baroque Room SAT 9th April

By Fusion Boutique
Posted: 27 Mar 2022
While we had the pleasure of presenting Victor here in May last year and it has been 11 years since we were able to present the group.

Each of the members now have individual careers but were thrilled to re-unite especially for this year's WOMADelaide festival and now Blue Mountains audiences have a rare opportunity to experience them again.

Only limited tickets are available and we advise booking quickly to avoid disappointment!

Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada, is recognised as one of the world's finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists.

With his sons, Andro and Dauno Martinez, he led the family guitar trio, Martinez Akustica, who performed professionally from 1997 until 2012 throughout Australia and internationally. All three members played six string acoustic and electric guitar, bass and also used their instruments as percussion and vocal beat box. One minute they played in unison, the next in harmony, then across and against each other. It was calm, then chaotic, beautiful, then forceful. It was difficult to fully describe them until you'd heard them. Their interplay and understanding that flowed through them was inspiring, endearing and infectious. They truly captivated their audiences as they stretched each other's ability with a flourish here and an astonishing variation there. These incredible players were on the must-see list for anyone who played a guitar, anyone who aspired to playing guitar and anyone who enjoyed listening to guitar.

Each of the members now have individual careers but are thrilled to re-unite especially for WOMADelaide and after a period of 11 years we are particularly excited to be able to present them in the Blue Mountains again.


Martin Foote is a gifted guitarist from the Blue Mountains of NSW, who plays with a passion and flair that turns heads whenever he takes the stage. Growing up in a musical family, Martin began playing guitar at the age of ten, taught by his father, Nigel Foote, who gave him a strong foundation in folk-blues fingerpicking styles. Through meeting guitarists Joe Robinson and Michael Fix, Martin discovered the work of the legendary Australian guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel. Over the next few years, Martin attended Tommy's guitar workshop and two residential guitar camps, at the end of which he performed Tommy's arrangement of Classical Gas with the Master himself. Martin has performed for Blue Mountains Music Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Katoomba Winter Magic Festival, Horizon Festival, Hunters Hill Club, Katoomba RSL, Blue Mountains Folk, plus Australian Citizenship ceremonies for Blue Mountains City Council. After winning the Busking Competition at the 2015 Winter Magic Festival, Martin composed several instrumental pieces and used the prize (a day's recording at Songcave Studios) to record his seven-track EP, 'Moving On' which was released at the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival. Martin has taught guitar for Waratah School of Music (Blue Mountains Music Academy) and at Blue Mountains Guitar School since 2015. This has however moved online since the pandemic began. Martin is currently studying a bachelor of music at the Australian Institute of Music.


GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS in association with FUSION BOUTIQUE present
MARTINEZ AKUSTICA / VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA TRIO 
+ Special Guest MARTIN FOOTE 
Live in concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, Blue Mountains.
SAT 9th APRIL 2022
 
Doors & Bar Open: 3:30pm
Martin Foote: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Martinez Akustica: 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Perfect timing to head out and grab some dinner nearby after the show!
 
 
VENUE: 
BAROQUE ROOM 
15 Katoomba St
-ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY -
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.
 
Tickets pre-sale $30-$40 or $35-$45 on the door (unless sold out)
For more info and to book online: here
 
*Online pre-sales are discounted and you can even use your Service NSW "Discover" or "Parents NSW" vouchers for all bookings made with Fusion Boutique.

 

 
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