International Concert Artist
“Guenther’s seamless, mood-shifting, jaw-drop-inspiring improvisations communicated beyond chronological time, outside cultures and stock sounds for particular instruments. His unique painting of sentiment, concerns and cultural contrasts from our time reach us with a much needed freshness in the concert format.”
27 January 2023
"Born Under A Bad Sign"
Rupert Guenther & his all-star band
A night of electric blues violin under the stars
Catch frontman Rupert Guenther and his all-star band playing a night of traditional electric blues under the stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre.
Rupert's deep love for the blues brings together a band of some of Australia's most authentic blues talent in a show of Chicago, Mississippi and New Orleans blues, with his immediately identifiable electric violin sound and unique vocal style.
Renowned for over 30 years for his electric violin sound and highly personal and spontaneous shows, the maverick musician whose career has spanned from classical opera in Vienna to world music, blues and Europop in stadiums now brings to the Quarry Amphitheatre classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Robert Johnston, Link Wray, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and more, from acoustic renditions to searing electric Delta blues and more.
"My ethos for music and the arts - and life - is entirely built on uplifting people to feel safe to explore, discover and develop themselves holistically in humanistic values such as compassion, kindness, boundaries, inclusiveness, collaboration and cooperation as the wellbeing foundations of our work together so that they can restore the biggest missing piece in their education: their self-esteem. It is the one underlying factor in all of holistic wellness. I subscribe to life-long learning, and that we always need to be working on ourselves side-by-side with our art-form to be of any value in selfless service to humanity and the planet. I seek to collaborate with other likeminded arts practitioners, arts administrators, teachers, government ministers and cultural leaders on the grounds of demonstrating cooperative/group leadership, listening, appreciating differences, having good boundaries, not judging but accepting as the starting point always, factoring in the value of and need for problem solving and healing time in our lives, and using best practice pathways for wellbeing in our communication, education, coaching, mentoring and career approaches, and incorporating other positive professional wellbeing inputs depending on the individual’s needs. I work in the long view of positive societal and cultural change, in fluid delivery frameworks, with regular review, and evaluation of feedback & reflections.”