L-R- Band members, Benny Reed, Toby Cregan and Jonny Lani, from Skegss. They have been selected by JJJ unthearthed to play at Splendour in the Grass. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
L-R- Band members, Benny Reed, Toby Cregan and Jonny Lani, from Skegss. They have been selected by JJJ unthearthed to play at Splendour in the Grass. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Win a Lloyd Spiegel signature guitar

AFTER a wildly successful year in 2015 on the back of his award-winning Double Live Set album, Aussie acoustic blues musician Lloyd Spiegel is back on the road for his first solo tour in seven years.

With eight albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime.

Since he was 13, Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Europe, New Zealand and the United States, where he has performed at major festivals and iconic Juke Joints, as well as supporting the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James on tour.

This tour celebrates the launch of Spiegel’s new Cole Clark signature model guitar, an instrument designed with these new solo shows in mind.

Spiegel said he worked alongside Cole Clark Guitars for the past 15 years and has had a hand in every advancement in technology and design at the company.

“I received the honour of my first signature guitar in 2012. It served me well, but now that I’m returning to solo performing I needed something different to evolve with,” he said.

“The 2016 LS signature model is built with Australian Blackwood top, back and sides. The extremely hard top was picked to suit my aggressive, hard-hitting style and withstand the tour schedule I keep.”

Thanks to Cole Clark, audience members attending shows on the tour will have the opportunity to win Lloyd’s signature guitar (valued at $3299) fresh out of the workshop. For competition details visit www.lloydspiegel.com.

At the Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, on Saturday June 18, from 7pm. $30/$25. Supported by Marshall Okell.

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