13_Rupert and his band - photo by ASP Photography.png

Rupert Guenther


Company / Producer Name:              Rupert Guenther

Production Title:                                  "Born Under A Bad Sign"

Contact Person:                                   Tanya Servaas

Contact Email:                                     tanya@unitymail.com.au

Company Website:                              http://www.rupertguenther.com/

Show Status:                                        Tour ready

Genre:                                                  Live Music


Catch frontman Rupert Guenther and his all-star band, performing a night of electric blues violin, from urban Chicago blues to Memphis rhythm & blues, Mississippi delta blues and other stories.


Rupert's deep love for storytelling through the blues brings together an all-star band of some of Australia's most powerful blues musicians in a show featuring his immediately identifiable electric violin sound and unique vocal style. Classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Robert Johnston, Link Wray, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and more, from gentle acoustic renditions, to lively house rockers and searing barrelhouse blues. Renowned for over 30 years for his highly personal and spontaneous approach to music, with Born Under A Bad Sign he presents an intimate evening in performance and conversation with the maverick musician whose career has spanned from classical opera to world music, blues and Europop. Having spent two decades working as sideman to the stars (The Vienna Chamber Opera, Beatles' producer Sir George Martin, Olivia Newton-John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham, and projects with players from Procul Harum, Daddy Cool, Little River Band, and Frank Zappa band), he is enjoying sharing his music in more intimate venues with local audiences again. 


Review quotes:

Previous review quotes about Rupert Guenther "an accomplished musician" The Australian “The real thing, not the snug sentimental favourites”
 The Age, Melbourne 

Community Engagement:

Beyond their stage shows, Rupert Guenther and the band are passionate about interacting with local communities, to meet local musicians and to offer help with their music skills and creative vision for themselves, including inspirational talks about life as an artist and the creative process, interactive workshops in song writing and improvisation, and structured jam sessions to give them the experience of playing alongside accomplished artists. Additional coaching, mentoring and group and one on one lessons also available if required. Also demonstrations and workshops in going electric for musicians, healing stage-fright, and music composition. In addition the band's manager is keen to share her wealth of experience with sourcing gigs/performances, marketing themselves and their music, building a fan base, maximising social media and getting strategic publicity in newspapers, radio, and TV. These are available for any local outlets - at local schools or music groups, clubs, orchestras, bands, choirs etc.