Michael FIX (2001)

Michael Fix

Born on the 23rd of September in Wollongong.

Michael began performing in his home town of Wollongong at the age of 12.

In his early twenties he moved to Sydney, 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 Australia several times as lead guitarist with Connors' Prodigal Sons band.

1992 – Release of “Tantalise”.

1993 – Release of “Fingerpaintings”.

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 US guitar legend Albert Lee. Released the singles “Sundaze” and Falling “

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' the Walk”.

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, Nashville. Released “Transfixed”.

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".  Victorian Country Music Award, Best Instrumental, "Mulga Dan". Released “Web of Dreams”.

2004 - Queensland Recording Association winner, Instrumental album of the Year. Annual European Tours since 2004. Re-release of “The Heart Has Reasons”

2005 – Released “Something’s Cooking”.

2007 – Released “Rewind”

2009 – Released “Classic Fix”

2010 – Queensland Country Music Awards- Instrumental Track of the Year.