Skyhooks legend Bob Spencer talks Melbourne Guitar Show
He’s also working on his first solo album.
Spencer told Music Insight the solo recording process was going well, “though not having anyone to argue with is a little odd”.
The album was successfully funded through crowdsourcing platform Pozible and Spencer said it was a great way to go – “though it’s not for the faint hearted and a lot of preparation is required before you dive in and commit.”
He said he was looking forward to being part of the Melbourne Guitar Show.
“I think it will be a terrific opportunity to check out recent innovations, meet up with my peers and chat with inquisitive players,” he said.
“I hope to offer points of view that are often neglected by most guitarists.”
Spencer said it was “critical” that musicians get together to share knowledge and skills.
“Music is a shared experience – it doesn’t live off by itself somewhere in the distance,” he said.
“I sincerely believe that it’s up to each and every one of us to help anyone who wants to be involved, to the benefit of all.
“This sharing is one of the things that will guide music into the future and will then benefit the younger generation in particular.
“Society needs music and music needs society. A society bereft of music is a poor one, in my opinion.”
The Melbourne Guitar Show takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on August 6 and 7 from 10am to 6pm. Tickets can be purchased via Australian Musician.