Mike Elrington (AUS)

When six-foot Mike Elrington hits the stage, his audience is in for a powerful experience. His unpolished singing, accomplished guitar playing and bluesy, roots-rock songs have made him a big name in Australian music. He won the 2016 award as Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the Australian Independent Music Awards. Since Mike Elrington from Adelaide began playing music at the age of 18, he has toured non-stop in Australia, New Zealand and UK and made ten albums, the latest two being Live at the Flying Saucer from 2017, and 2020’s  Aftershock. In an interview for the web magazine Australian Musician, Mike Elrington explains that his guitar playing inspiration was Jimi Hendrix, especially the tune Red House, which led him to track down the great bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. “This man plays like wildfire,” wrote one reviewer of this Australian bluesman. Solo concert.