“Achison channels the legendary soul & blues greats while crafting a sound that is uniquely his”
Randy Patterson, Boomercity USA
“Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably.”
Rob Dickens, Listening Through the Lens AU
“Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia.”
Encyclopaedia of Australian Rock and Pop AU
“Geoff is one of the best blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style.”
Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) USA
“Never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison perform live!”
Hittin’ The Note, USA
Geoff Achison Band – Award winning guitarist, songwriter and recording artist
From Melbourne to Memphis, Aussie blues/roots artist Geoff Achison has thrilled audiences around the world with his dynamic blues playing and gutsy solo arrangements.
Geoff first arrived on the scene in the late 1980’s playing lead guitar with enigmatic Australian blues performer Dutch Tilders. After several years with Dutch, Geoff took his music overseas competing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA where he won the ‘Albert King Award’ and was offered an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars.
He temporarily relocated to London UK in the late’90’s and successfully established himself on the British touring circuit. He also returned to the US to take advantage of industry opportunities there. He moved to Atlanta Georgia and toured relentlessly over a period of years before settling back in Australia. He continues to record & tour internationally.
A highly regarded guitarist, singer and songwriter, Geoff is equally adept at acoustic and electric styles. He can provide the full electrifying experience with his outstanding blues/rock combo The Souldiggers, or play a complete solo show with his superb command of the acoustic guitar. Whilst regarded as a Guitarists Guitarist, Geoff is also an all-round performer who delights in entertaining the audience with his wry sense of humor. His music is firmly steeped in the blues, but he injects funk, soul, jazz and even classical styles into the mix.
Since his arrival with Dutch Tilders, Geoff has been a driving force on the Aussie Blues/Roots scene, inspiring and influencing many of his younger compatriots. He enjoys the teaching aspect of his craft, presenting a number of workshops each year and appearing as a regular guest instructor at Jorma Kaukonen’s famous Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Ohio. The Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society named Geoff Achison their official ‘Patron’ in 2011. In 2014 Geoff celebrated 20 years with The Souldiggers with a retrospective in-concert performance, all captured on CD/DVD. In 2017 Geoff Achison released Another Mile Another Minute, his first all-original studio album in 8 years. This release also featured The Souldiggers and an impressive list of guest artists. It was picked up by US label Landslide Records and scooped the pool at the 2017 ‘Chain’ Australian Blues Awards winning in 5 categories.
11AM – 2PM