Michael FIX (2001)
Born on the 23rd
of September in Wollongong.
Michael began performing in
his home town of
at the age of 12.
In his early twenties he moved
where he was discovered by Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy became a mentor
and spent several years teaching and working with him.
1991-95 - Michael worked with
award-winning singer/songwriter Graeme Connors, touring
several times as lead guitarist with Connors' Prodigal Sons
1992 – Release of “Tantalise”.
1993 – Release of
1994 - Release of "Bush Bash" in
conjunction with the Variety Club Bash to raise funds for
children. Released the single “Bush Bash”.
1995 - Australian tour with
guitar legend Albert Lee. Released the singles “Sundaze” and
1996 – Released the album “The
Heart Has Reasons” and single “Restless”.
1997 - Australia Day: Opened
the Gift to a Nation concert, performing "Classical Gas" with
Tommy Tycho's orchestra. (150.000 people live and telecast on
Seven Network). Australian tour with Canadian singer Anne
Murray. Soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, presenting
the music of Gershwin all over Australia.
Released the video “No
Secrets!” and single “Breakup Breakdown”.
1999 - CMAA Golden Guitar
winner, Instrumental of the Year, "Mr Wonglepong". International
guitar festival with Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor & Tommy Emmanuel,
Auckland NZ. Release of the EP “Promise” and the single “Walkin'
2000 - CMAA Golden Guitar
winner, Instrumental of the Year, "Walkin' the Walk". Release of
"Michael Fix" signature model guitar by Maton Guitars. Invited
to perform at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention,
2001 - Queensland Recording
Association winner, Instrumental album of the Year. Released
“Sunday Morning”. Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
2002 – Release of the EP
“Remembering Barry Thornton”
2003 - CMAA Golden Guitar for
Instrumental of the Year with "Mulga Dan".
Country Music Award, Best Instrumental, "Mulga Dan". Released
“Web of Dreams”.
2004 - Queensland Recording
Association winner, Instrumental album of the Year. Annual
since 2004. Re-release of “The Heart Has Reasons”
2005 – Released “Something’s
2007 – Released “Rewind”
2009 – Released “Classic Fix”
2010 – Queensland
Country Music Awards- Instrumental Track of the Year.