Posted on 26th Jun 2015 @ 9:38 AM
Congratulations to Aaron Graham of Hocking who was the lucky winner of our website competition to win a Gretsch Bobtail Resonator guitar! Aaron is a fulltime musician & plays in 3 bands & also teaches at a couple of Anglican schools in the northern suburbs. He is the bass player and vocalist in a band called Blindspot and another called XtortYa who toured Europe last year. He plays a Music Man Bongo 5 string through a Mark Bass Compressore and a Sansamp Driver DI. “Less is more right?”
Aaron also has an acoustic duo www.doubleshotsduo.com.au covering songs from the Beatles to Mumford and Sons and uses a TC Helicon Voicelive Play Acoustic pedal. “It is one helluva pedal!” says Aaron “I use the built in loop station all the time and that body res function makes my Maton EM325C sound huge”.
In addition to playing in bands Aaron also tutors around 100 kids a week, runs 3 primary school rock bands and 2 senior school rock bands. He says “The kids are all amazing and are currently covering songs from Millencolin, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Arctic Monkeys and even Pantera”.
On winning the Gretsch Bobtail Aaron said “I am really excited to start playing the resonator and explore genres of music that are a little foreign to me”. Congratulations again Aaron. Watch out for our next great eNews giveaway!