Friday, 10 April 2009

Jack Thammarat: guitar idol top performer

News:
10-04-2009:
Jack Thammarat is another player who scored very highly in the last round... waiting a new video, enjoy this in the mean time.

JackThammarat


Jack Thammarat - Falling In Love Again ( Original )


Background:
Jack - Thammarat Duangsiri.
Born in 1979 and live in Bangkok Thailand. Began to play Guitar at age 13.My style is combination of Rock Blues Jazz & Progressive.Work as a Guitarist ,Composer ,Studio & Sideman Musician and Teaching Guitar In Music School and University too.

Cat Ginjineko: guitar idol 2009 final round

News:
10-04-2009:
Cat Ginjineko got a lot of votes last time round, with his straight ahead rock guitar sound.

LIMIT BREAK [for GUITAR IDOL 2009 Online Final Tune]


previous entry

無敵の翼 -MIGHTY WING-【Guitar Idol 2009 Entry Tune!】

Jonas Tamas: sharp guitars from a flat planet

News:
10-04-2009:
Jonas Tamas says:
My instrumental guitar album has been released - available on CDBaby! Hi, I have great news: my instrumental guitar album has been released, and it is available on CDBaby!

You can order the album here: Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet
http://cdbaby.com/cd/tamasjonas

The interest on this album has been huge, and I'd like to thank you all for the support and the kind words! I hope you will like the music. The album contains 12 instrumental guitar songs, and has over 64 minutes running time.

Because of the high interest, there are lot of CDs in stock, so CDBaby can ship immediately now. We are continuously manufacturing new sets of CDs, so if you are going to http://cdbaby.com/cd/tamasjonas and you see a 'CD coming back in stock soon' then just simply write in your e-mail address and name in the box, then click on 'Email me when it returns' - and within a few days the new stock arrives and CDBaby can ship the album to you. Please do this so that we know, how many albums we have to produce and ship.

I hope that you will enjoy the album, it is a really exciting time for me!

Cheers
Jonas



1 Zenith
2 Golden Sun
3 Finger of Fate
4 Mosquito Bite
5 Tight Squeeze
6 I Feel Sorry
7 Locrian Locusts
8 Streamline
9 Eloquent Look
10 Stormbeaten
11 Conversion
12 Escape From the Soulful Eyes


P.S.
Please tell your friends about the album, and post the ordering link on your page or on forums. I would highly appreciate any help & support to spread the word. And that's not all - a special access code (entitling for free download of a bonus track) will be given to anyone, who supports me promoting this album.

Daniel Realpe: guitar idol 2009 online final round

News:
10-04-2009:
The videos are appearing thick and fast now. Noticeable is the improvement in quality since the excellent produced track by Daniele Gottardo in the previous round.

Guitar Idol 2009 Entry - DANIEL REALPE

Anton Tsygankov: more testing the kraken

News:
10-04-2009:
More testing, this time an unusually shaped guitar the Kraken Janus

Kraken Janus guitar test by Anton Tsygankov


Kraken Hero 9.0 guitar test by Anton Tsygankov

Bob Katsionis: firewinds key star delivers noemon promo video

News:
10-04-2009:

BOB KATSIONIS "The Nightrager" 2009


Bob Katsionis' 3rd Solo Album "NOEMON" trailer!




Order via paypal: http://www.myspace.com/katsionis
Tour dates:
11 Apr 2009 20:00 RockTower Festival Lubeck
15 May 2009 20:00 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton
16 May 2009 20:00 Rock City Nottingham
17 May 2009 20:00 The Cathouse Glascow
18 May 2009 20:00 Islington O2 Academy London
19 May 2009 20:00 Academy 2 Manchester
20 May 2009 20:00 Button Factory Dublin
22 May 2009 20:00 Metal Dayz Festival Pratteln
31 May 2009 20:00 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen
26 Jun 2009 20:00 Grasspop Fest MAIN STAGE Dessel
27 Jun 2009 20:00 Tuska Festival Tuska
11 Jul 2009 20:00 Perivolia Stadium w/the SCORPIONS Chania,Creta Island
14 Aug 2009 20:00 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbuhl

Juan Cortés: guitar idol 2009 final online round

News:
10-04-2009:
Juan Cortés goes the fusion route for his last entry in to the final for guitar idol 2009. Playing a Carvin DC 400, some nice hybrid picking.

Juan Cortés Random Reloaded NR - Guitar Idol '09 Final Online

Matt Mills: pentatonic practice with modern guitars

News:
10-04-2009:
The first pattern is an E pentatonic scale with the tapping finger on the high E string on the 15th fret. This is one way to actually sweep pick the scale smoothly without too much alternate picking action.



The second and third examples are repetitive licks that can be played in bigger groupings, while still using the arpeggio tapping finger on the 15th fret. The ideas presented are ascending and descending, but they can be played in many combinations. Using a metronome, always practice the patterns with the slowest speed possible and then gradually increase speed.

E pentatonic practice

Tenyu Nakamura: guitar idol 2009 online final round

News:
10-04-2009:
Tenyu Nakamura plays a storm with a jazz fusion entry into the final.
guitar: tenyu nakamura
bass: Harunosuke Ikejiri
keyboard: Nagayama Hironao
drums: Reiji

○ Guitar Idol 2009 Online Final


The video that earned Tenyu Nakamura a place in the online Guitar Idol 2009 Final


Ruggero Robin: super slick jazz fusion

News:
10-04-2009:
Ruggero Robin is on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ruggerorobin and has his own web site: http://www.ruggerorobin.it/

Ruggero Robin: musikmesse 2009 part 1


Ruggero Robin: musikmesse 2009 part 2


Chance to see him play live:
Apr 17 2009 9:00P Fornace Carotta Padova Padova

Presentazione Telecaster Jim Reed Twin Tone


Intervista a Ruggero Robin - Chitarre (Parte 1)


Background:
Ruggero Robin was born in Padova (Italy) on 29th april 1962. Guitarist of an excellent technic, he has very soon acquired a wide music culture, performing on an international basis, with artists such as: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Joe Diorio, Trilok Gurtu, Enzo Todesco, Alex Acuña, Oskar Cartaya, Marc Jordan, John Patitucci, Marc Quinones, Richie Gajate García, Giulio Capiozzo, Flavio Boltro, Robert Bonisolo, Frank Tontoh, George Acogny, Thoss Panos and other great artists of the pop music as Zucchero Fornaciari, Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Nomadi, Riccardo Fogli and many others.

2005. Tour in Japan with his "Jazz Trio" together with the Italian orchestra of Neapolitan music directed by the conductor Sandro Cuturello, playing in the prestigious Japanese theaters.

2004. He collaborates to the realization of the new album of Sugar, ZU&CO. He cooperate and partecipate as guitarist at the recording of this so particular album in which Zucchero make a fantastic duet with the artists that accompany him during his career (Bocelli, Pavarotti, Paul Young, B.B. King, Dolores O’Riordan).

He composes and produces the two new unpublished songs of the last album "Storie d'Amore" of Riccardo Fogli, "Please Love" and "Tu non sei più mia". The disk has gone out in the month of June 2004 with the executive production of Antonio Colombi for the record label Nar International S.r.l. and distributed by the Edel.

He has realized the production of the single Cd of the emergent artist Eugenio Mori with the Pulsar Record from the title "L'insegnante di matematica". The Cd include three songs, plus the video of the song that give the title to the work. The disk has gone out in the month of October 2004.

2003. He finishes the great work on his latest album: "Everyday magic"; the following artists take part to the realization of the album: Bruce Gaitsch, Janey Clewer, Marc Jordan, John Patitucci, Paulinho Da Costa, Maurice Ravalico and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

2002. Ruggero Robin, in collaboration with Bruce Gaitsch, plays in "Guitar For Freedom II", a double CD compilation with the greatest guitarists of the world: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Andy Summers, Carlos Santana, Mick Ronson, Allan Holdsworth and many others. This compilation has been produced for the families of the victims of September 11th.

He collaborates and plays with numerous light music artists, such as: Zucchero, Nomadi, Stragà, Bobby Solo, Riccardo Fogli and lots of other young talents belonging to the international "pop" scene.

He begins the recordings of his latest album: "Everyday magic"; an international production, in collaboration with Frantic Studios in Nashville (USA), Umbi studios in Rovigo (Italy) and Bat Cave Studios.

2001. He opens his own recording studio: "Bat Cave Studios" ad continues to cooperate to numerous international productions as arranger, producer and composer.

He receives, at "Rimini live festival", the prize of the Resto del Carlino for the effort shown in the promotion of young artists.

He arranges and produces, together with Roby Facini, "Storie di tutti i giorni" for Riccardo Fogli; the song has been created in an inedit version for the Latin-American market.

2000. He produces and arranges the band Sinergia winning the Telegatto of TV Sorrisi e Canzoni at Sanremo Rock festival, on Rai 1.

He is arranger and producer of Federico Stragà, he produces the famous song "L'astronauta" in acoustic version for Studio Lead, distribuited by Sony Music.

He writes the songs "Dove sei" and "Certo che puoi", of the album "Liberi di volare" dei Nomadi (140.000 copies sold).

1999. He plays with his Trio in the most famous clubs in London, with great success.

1998. He arranges and writes "Ti lascio una parola goodbye" with Diego Pigozzo for i Nomadi, entering the "hit-list" and obtaning the “platinum record” (200.000 copies sold).

1997. He records the album "Viceversa" for Prestige Jazz.

1995. He takes part as guitarist to the production of Andrea Bocelli's albums: "Andrea Bocelli" and "Romanza ", which sold 40 millions copies.

1994. He wins the "A.W.F. Competition" (Artist Without Frontiers) as best guitarist, obtaning a reward from the Master School of G.I.T. in Hollywood.

He records in Los Angeles his second CD: "Big One", Prestige Jazz; with Alex Acuna (Weather Report), Oskar Cartaya (Spyro Gyra), Marc Quinones (Tito Puente), Giulio Capiozzo (Area), Enzo Todesco (Gino Vannelli) and other big artists. Approximately 20.000 copies sold.

He wins the CEE Schoolarship for Arrangers and gets the first C.E.T. diploma, in Mogol's school.

He’s the winner of Leffe Music Festival at Rolling Stone in Milan (Videomusic).
Ruggero Robin and his band accompained the singer Giorgia in the promotional TV video. (Jammin' Italia 1, Roxy Bar Videomusic).

1993. Album "Guitar Atmosphere", Pentaflowers Jazz; a new CD of acustic guitar, which has obtained lots of positive critics from various specialized magazines.

1991. Ricky Gianco, promotional tour for the album: "È Rock 'n Roll".

1989. "Area 2", by Giulio Capiozzo (Italian Tour).

1988. Lead guitarist of "Le Orme" (Italian Tour).

Jack Haas: omstrument demonstration

News:
10-04-2009:

Jack Haas http://www.jackhaas.net/ can not get enough strings and necks... check out the Omstrument:
http://www.omstrument.com/. The Omstrument is a fusion of the harp, guitar, strumstick, longneck dulcimer, and tanpura. Forty-six strings in total. The instrument came to me as a divine inspiration a few weeks ago. I am in the initial stages of getting to know and experience it. This is an inaugural video, so as to introduce the instrument without delay. More to come, no doubt.


Jack Haas: omstrument demonstration

Travis Larson: rate of change live dvd on the way

News:
10-04-2009:
Rate of Change LIVE the second full-length concert performance DVD by the Travis Larson Band will be released June 2, 2009. This double-live DVD, filmed September 18, 2008, includes 2 hours of special features, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, full-length band commentary. The CD companion release is a double-disc CD of the same performance.

Travis Larson Band "Rate Of Change LIVE" DVD Trailer



Travis Larson Demos the Ernie Ball / MusicMan 25th Anniversary Guitar

Adrian Galysh: more baked potato

News:
10-04-2009:

Adrian Galysh live at the Baked potato in North Hollywood, CA. Adrian Galysh on guitar, Maureen Baker on keyboards, Charlie Waymire on drums, and Chuck Wright on bass.

Adrian Galysh "Drifting Memories"

Marco Sfogli: live james labrie 2005

News:
10-04-2009:
Marco Sfogli with the James LaBrie band Live from O13 - Tilburg 2005

James LaBrie Band - Slightly Out Of Reach

Muris Varajic: frys the flaxwood!

News:
10-04-2009:
Rick Graham posted some excellent video of Muris Varajic at Musikmesse 2009

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009 - Muris Varajic playing a Flaxwood

Michael Schenker: latest usa tour dates

News:
10-04-2009:
Michael Schenke, Gary Barden, Chris Slade, bassist Chris Glen and guitarist Wayne Findlay - have announced shows (**) for Las Vegas and Detroit.



June
6 - Las Vegas, NV - Santa Fe Station **
9 - W. Hollywood, CA - Key Club
10 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cat
11 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
12 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
13 - Yucaipa, CA - Angels Roadhouse
14 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
16 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
18 - Dallas, TX - Pontiac Garage
19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
20 - San Antonio, TX - Camargo Park
21 - Austin, TX - Aces
24 - New York, NY - Blender Theater At Gramercy
25 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
27 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre **
29 - Chicago, IL - House OF Blues
30 - Sauget, IL - Pops

July
3 - Concord, CA - Vinnie’s
4 - Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway
7 - Victoria, BC - Element
8 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
10 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton
11 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
20 - San Antonio, TX - Hemisfair Park
26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under

July
17 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre

Billy Sheehan: holy cow goes to hollywood

News:
10-04-2009:
Billy Sheehan was at the Musikmesse too... but my photo is a bit blurry!



Billy Sheehan, will perform songs from his latest release Holy Cow at MI in Hollywood, CA. This special performance will be held in the Musicians Institute Amphitheatre and is open to the public. First 500 fans will be guaranteed seating up close to see Sheehan play, ask questions and meet Sheehan one-on-one. Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts 6:00 pm, admission is free so get there early!

Sheehan is releasing his much anticipated third solo album entitled Holy Cow! on Mascot Records U.S.A. April 14th, 2009. The albums tracks showcase Sheehan’s immense talents as both a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist.

According to Bravewords:
Sheehan pulled in top-notch arsenal with guest performances by Billy Gibbons on 'A Lit’l Bit’l Do It To Ya Ev’ry Time', Paul Gilbert (who played with Sheehan in MR. BIG) on 'Dynamic Exhilarator', Dug Pinnick (KING'S X) on the song 'Turning Point' as well as Ray Luzier on drums and shred master Tony MacAlpine.


Ironically I have had this CD since it's Japanese release and it's well worth a listen.

Tour dates:
Apr 10 2009 7:30P Bass Clinic in Venezia, Italy! Mirano (Venezia), Venezia
Apr 30 2009 6:00P Bass Clinic at Musicians Institute Los Angeles-Open to the Public! Los Angeles, California
Jun 5 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Sapporo Japan Sapporo, Hokkaido
Jun 7 2009 5:00P Mr. Big Show in Sendai at Zepp Sendai
Jun 9 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Kanazawa Kanazawa
Jun 10 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Nagoya Japan at Zepp Nagoya
Jun 12 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Fukuoka, Japan at Zepp Fukuoka
Jun 15 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Osaka, Japan Osaka
Jun 17 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima
Jun 18 2009 7:00P Mr. Big Show in Osaka, Japan (2nd show) Osaka, Osaka
Jun 20 2009 5:00P Mr. Big Show at Tokyo Budokan Tokyo, Tokyo
Jun 21 2009 7:00P Yokohama Auditorium! Show added due to Budokan sell-out Yokohama, Tokyo

Michael Angelo Batio: clinic photo gallery

News:
10-04-2009:
Michael Angelo Batio clinic photo gallery: full list

Yngwie Malmsteen: rock photo gallery

News:
10-04-2009:
Yngwie Malmsteen on Guitar, Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, Bjorn Englen on bass, Michael Troy on keys, and Patrik Johansson on drums.

full list

George Lynch: clinic photos posted on line

News:
10-04-2009:
George Lynch clinic photo gallery posted online
George Lynch did a KILLER clinic at Gearhounds in Lake Elsinore (Thanks Joe and Val). MANY more photos to be added soon !


News: All online finalists for guitar idol 2009 posted

News:
10-04-2009:
Congratulations to all the finalists for all three heats that have been posted on guitaridol.tv. The final session of voting will take place from the 13th April 2009 and my best wishes to all competitors.

Judges Choice Finalists - Heat 1


  • Gut Instinct- Roger Singleton-
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  • Summer nights- Silvio Gazquez-
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  • When you lose a friend- Josep Suller-
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  • talk - improvise (storm)- Leandro Costa-
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  • A Conquista- Wellington Vilhena-
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  • "TRUST"- Andre Noronha-
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  • Funky Thang- Andrés Ludmer-
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  • Outdrive- Jon Finn-
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  • Soltando os Cachorros- Lucas Fagundes-
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  • The Last Soldier- Deniz Demiröz-
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Judges Choice Finalists - Heat 2



Judges Choice Finalists - Heat 3


  • Bach's Walk- Bryan Rason-
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  • Driving Away- Vladimir Maisiuk-
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  • Dont listen to my Jam- Dimitris Gkountonas-
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  • Hey Jeff!- Claudio Mariola-
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  • Cardiology- Daniele Gottardo-
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  • Please judges put me through this time- Conrad Harpham-
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  • Vertiginous Motion- Alex Flouros-
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  • Displaced- Steve Murphy-
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  • Ambitions- Jack Gardiner-
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  • Odd sensations- Davide Pagano-
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  • MOKSHA- ARTUR CABANAS-
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  • Dark Enemy- Song Chitipat-
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  • Chasing the Beat- Tom Quayle-
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  • Childhood tricks part 2 : 'But i'll watch them- George Marios-
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  • Clair de Lune- Andrew Gorny-
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  • "Sorrow"- Lucky Singh-
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  • Guitar jam- Kosta Vreto-
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  • Mid-life Crisis- John Hall-
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  • Megativity- Ian Laird-
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  • Total Guitar Backing Demo- Chris Geden-
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Public Choice Finalists - Heat 1




Public Choice Finalists - Heat 2


  • Choosh Pies- Ivan Mihaljevic-
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  • Train to Rome THIRD- THIRD-
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  • Outside- Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner-
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  • Flying Potato Blues- Dragianni-
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  • LEGUIZ TRESPALACIOS - SONG OF THE FREEDOM- LEGUIZ TRESPALACIOS-
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  • Battlefield Maranatha- Marques Junior-
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  • Final Dance- Muris Varajic-
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  • Days of confusion - Rafael Nery-
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  • Twilight- Tim Halcomb-
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  • Lost Paradise- Matias T Rengel-
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  • Willian Chiarato- Willian Chiarato-
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  • There's too much to do- Jimmy Oliveira-
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  • Radio Rock- Carlo Bardoli-
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  • Uber Metal- Rodrigo Oliveira-
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  • Eliezy Guittar - Vintage Rock- Eliezy Guittar-
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  • larry carlton style jam track- Anouck ANDRE-
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  • Rock/fusion improvisation- Maycown Reichembach-
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  • Faith- Ricardo Oliveira-
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  • IMAGES- Mario Díaz-
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  • Vitality- Gus Drax-
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Public Choice Finalists - Heat 3

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  • Eterney- Nandinho Ortiz-
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  • Monody Of Nothingness- Dennis Kresin-
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  • Fusion Improvisation- Alex Hunter-
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  • Bigger Than Life- Alex Brachet-
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  • Friday night fiesta- Martyn Rapley-
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  • The Double O- Rikki Silveira-
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  • 無敵の翼 -MIGHTY WING-- ぎんじねこ -ginjineko--
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  • On The Way- Jack Thammarat-
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  • corazon de guerrero- samuel genao-
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  • ○- tenyu-
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  • Rocket- Alexandros Tefarikis-
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  • Angel of my Darkness- Luis Coelho-
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  • Return of the Dinocorn- Nicholas Scott-
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  • Song for Grace- Gianluigi Giorgino-
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  • Caprici di Diablo- Karim Salhani-
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  • PUREST LOVE- Hendry Miranda-
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  • Cool Blues Improvisation- Jimmy Welburn-
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  • 9 Dollars- Kevin A. Smith-
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  • Autumn Madness- Faraz Anwar-
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  • Thinking of you- Marco De Francesco-
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