27 Listicle Series: Duncan Saige

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Stepping out from his role as frontman/guitarist with accomplished Perth indie-surf-rockers Stillwater Giants, Margaret River native Henry Clarke is pleased to announce the launch of his debut EP I’m Saved under the moniker of Duncan Saige.

We caught up with Duncan to find out his Top Five guitarists.

1. Tommy Emmanuel
Still touring at age 62 with the maddest finger style playing you’ll ever hear. When I was young I wanted to try and learn nearly every song I ever heard him play. I bought stacks of guitar magazines where he featured and showcased some of his ideas and licks. Good to have an Aussie at #1.
2. Mark Knopfler
The only guitarist that I reckon can make a guitar solo glassy clean. Learning “Sultans of Swing”, “Lady Writer” and “On Every Street” felt like major accomplishments as a young guitarist. I remember having the Dire Straits greatest hits music book with me the whole time I was on family holiday in Kalbarri. I used to wear a similar headband to him at some of my first high school gigs 😛
3. Jimi Hendrix
My first memory of big riffs and wild guitar sounds. His version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” is so sick. He made me want to get an electric guitar and play in a band.
4. John Williams
Always helped me appreicate precision and clarity on a classical guitar. Learning classical guitar as youngster, this guy seemed like a God. He made the most technically challenging music seem easy and calming.
5. Eric Clapton
Taught me to put soul into even the smallest guitar solo. Initially I kind thought ‘Wonderful Tonight’ was crap because the guitar solo wasn’t a crazy shred-fest. I later I began to appreciate the feeling he put into his music and also admire the huge variety of music he put out.
Catch Duncan Saige on stage near you soon

I’m Saved WA EP Launch Tour
w/ special guest Luke Fox

Friday September 1 – The Odd Fellow Bar, Fremantle
Wednesday September 6 – Clancy’s Fish Bar, Canning Bridge
Thursday September 7 – Defectors Bar, Mt. Lawley
Friday September 8 – The Monkey Bar, Mandurah
Saturday September 9 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Thursday September 14 – The Prince of Wales, Bunbury

 

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