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Mal Eastick – one of Australia’s premier Electric Blues & Rock Guitarists.
With a career that is now into its 5th decade, Mal Eastick has played together with internationally-renowned musicians Joe Walsh, Lonnie Mack, Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry’s piano player), Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon, Tommy Emmanuel, Little Charlie and & the Night Cats, Canned Heat, Sugar Ray Norcia and Kenny Gradney (Little Feat), plus the great Australian artists Kevin Borich, Ian Moss, Phil Manning, Max Merritt, Glenn Shorrock, Renee Geyer, Broderick Smith’s Big Combo, Stars, Matt Taylor’s Chain & The Party Boys with Swanee.
With his own band, Mal has opened the show for many other top acts including Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, The Five Blind Boys from Alabama, Dave Hole and Charlie Musselwhite. He was also selected as one of a handful of Australia’s best guitarists on several tours to celebrate the great styles and soulful playing of influences Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Gary Moore.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1954, Mal began playing at age 16, became a professional guitarist at age 18, has been “on the road” ever since, and intends to continue playing great guitar music for as long as he can do a good job of it into the future. From “pre-COVID” to the present, Mal has been active playing at select intervals with the following acts: Mal Eastick’s Review, The Mal Eastick & Andrew Hegedus acoustic Duo, Mal Eastick & the Spirit Band, The Mal Eastick Band (different lineup), The Mal Eastick & Milena Barrett Blues Project, Stars, & the NSW North Coast blues/boogie band Cool Shot plus various guest appearances with other acts.
Mal is self-taught through his love of fine music and how it works, plus his experiences and his unflinching determination to be the best player he can be. He loves to pass this knowledge on to keen students of music and the guitar in particular. If interested, check out Mal’s Tuition page on this site for details.
Mal Eastick chooses to use Fender guitars and amplifiers for his electric sound. He’s crazy about them. He has a long association with Fender Australia which he is very grateful for. He thanks all at Fender Australia for their ongoing support.
Mal was recently introduced to Cole Clark Guitars in Melbourne, Australia. They are a leading manufacturer of acoustic guitars and he is proud to be wielding their wares in his acoustic performances.
Mal provides some further insight into his gear in an interview with Rob Walker which featured in Australian Musician
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