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Fig Night 2 February 2018

Simon Kinney Lewis
Kinetic Method
Dee Minor & the Dischords
Dee Minor
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Simon Kinny-Lewis has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. He has performed and recorded with world-renowned artists such as Christian Howes, Ric Fierabracci, Anton Davidyants, Simeon Cain and more. He has acknowledged the influence of many great guitarists including Scott Henderson, Robben Ford, Richie Kotzen and others, however Simon has now well and truly found his own guitar 'voice' through many years of hard work and dedication.

Quite simply, he is an amazing guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer and has recorded five albums to date, ranging in genres from contemporary electric blues, acoustic blues, and finger-pickin' country. Captivating audiences all over the world with his unique blues guitar style and soulful voice, Simon will be in solo mode performing songs from his just released solo album "Catfish" and his latest band release "Street Blues".

Simon has caught the attention of some of the world's best:
Steve Luthaker (Guitarist - Toto, Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr) about Simon's new album "Street Blues" - "Great man. Your voice has a little Bonnamassa in it…which is cool. Love the tune too. KILLER solo!

T.J. Helmerich (Producer - Steve Vai, Victor Wooton) this about Simon's 2015 release "Strat Attack"…
"Simon's releases never cease to amaze me! This one is my favourite I think... love the writing, and the playing. Simon's guitar talents truly shine on this, as he effortlessly navigates through tricky progressions with fire, grace and taste!"

Christian Howes - leading jazz violinist and professor at the Berklee College of Music (Les Paul, Greg Osby, Robben Ford) "One of the most soulful guitar players on the planet!"

Simon Cotsworth - Producer/Engineer (Seal, Santana, Benson, Ritenour) "What I look for is timing and performance..and Simon is top on both of those."


KINETIC METHOD is the musical sounds of Luke Koteras and Byron Mark. Guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals & effects; all performed live simultaneously by only 2 people.

Luke and Byron are a unique combination, creating music in an electro-acoustic style that captivates their audiences, taking you on a journey from Tommy Emmanuel to Daft Punk.

These boys have known each other since high-school days, and share a strong musical chemistry on stage. Over the years, Kinetic Method have performed at many great festivals and events, including Peats Ridge Festival, Manly Food & Wine Festival, Kiama Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival in Hyde Park, and numerous Snowy Mountains festivals.

Luke, well-known for his virtuosic acoustic guitar playing, brings a solid vocal talent, together with an array of dazzling effects. Byron adds musical flavours with his keyboard work, and establishes a solid groove with his unique percussion station fusing African, Flamenco and Latin rhythms.

With the multi-tasking abilities of both members, Kinetic Method creates a wall of sound. Together, they perform in an electro-acoustic style that
encapsulates elements of funk, dance, R&B and jazz.

Overseas highlights include USA Tour 2011, China, Thailand, and the UK. They also collaborate and write music with numerous other artists in Sydney.


Dee Minor & the Dischords are psycho pub rock legends.

In 1979 they startled the Sydney pub circuit with a lead singer who wanted to shock audiences. By 1982 they were drawing large crowds as they ripped up stages with their wild brand of rock and live on-stage energies.

The band became a “minor” legend in Australian rock and roll, often outdrawing major artists with top ten records at the time. They played with Midnight Oil, Radiators, Cold Chisel, The Angels, MiSex, Swanee, Choirboys, Divinyls, INXS, Matt Finish, Mental As Anything, IceHouse and Rose Tattoo.

At the end of 1982, Dee Minor released an EP through RCA. The band continued to grow in stature and draw large crowds with their unique and wild on-stage antics. By 1983, there was nothing “Minor” about this band. Pubs filled across Sydney and the booze flowed wherever they played.

During this time, Dee Minor could often be found hanging upside down like a bat off the front lighting rig. In fact any venue that had a pole indoors generally found him climbing it. Taking the mickey out of himself and others, the show was at times full on, and at other times rather comical.

Now thirty years, on the main line-up reforms occasionally for limited and selected shows and they promise that none of the magic and energy will be lost!

Entry in Australian Music History

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