Talented guitarist still connected to City of Logan roots

A picture of guitarist Chris Tamwoy, who returns to perform in City of Logan next month.
Guitarist Chris Tamwoy returns to perform in City of Logan next month.

City of Logan product, guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy, will return to his hometown for a one-night show next month.

Chris will co-star in the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular at the Beenleigh Entertainment Centre on Thursday, July 8.

With his distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality, Chris is part of a hand-picked trio who will perform in the spectacular.

His co-stars include, event host, internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist, Michael Fix and Sarah Koppen.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said Chris was a local success story.

“Chris has so many accolades and it is wonderful for him to come back to the City of Logan and inspire other young artists,” Cr Koranski said.

His latest achievement is collaborating with fellow Australian performer Christine Anu on his new album, Reality Is.

As well as performing across Australia, Chris has also represented his hometown and country at overseas events including G’day LA and G’day USA.

His debut EP in 2015 helped him earn the National NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award.

Chris grew up on Badu Island in the Torres Strait before moving to the City of Logan to attend high school. The music on his new album is influenced by his early years.

“I’ve recently released my new album, Reality Is – it’s very special to me because many of the songs were written here in Logan,” Chris said.

“It also has Torres Strait Islander language on there too with the focus of preserving my language.

“One of my goals growing up was always to come back here and have my own show so it is great to come back and jam with Michael and Sarah.

“It’s just a dream to come back.”

Tickets for the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular at Beenleigh Entertainment Centre can be purchased through the LEC box office The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular – Logan Entertainment Centre.

To hear more about Chris’s show and new album watch this video: Local Artist Chris Tamwoy is performing live in the City of Logan – YouTube

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