• Ethan Farmer:

    Guitarist, songwriter & singer

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  • About

    I am a 20 year old working guitar player, singer, songwriter and performer, living in Torquay, Victoria, Australia. I frequently perform at a range of gigs; fronting my pop-rock band "The Ethan Farmer Band" on guitar and vocals, playing accompanying guitar in my soul/blues duo, the "Ivan & Ethan Duo", and sitting-in alongside other renowned blues and jazz artists around the state.

    My guitar influences are extensive, but sit largely within the blues and jazz genres; SRV, Larry McCray, BB King, George Benson, Albert King, Joe Pass, John Mayer, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Hendrix, whilst my musical influences are broader still, including artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Taj Mahal, Gregory Porter, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

    In 2016, whilst in Year 11 of High School (and aged 15), I completed Berklee Online’s Advanced Blues Guitar course, achieving a Grade ‘A’ and a GPA of 4.0.

    In 2017, I enjoying guitar tuitition with Berklee alumnus Thomas Lorenzo, at his Creative Guitar School in Melbourne.

    Over July and early August 2019, I completed The Aspire 5 Week Music Performance Intensive at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as a fulltime undergraduate!

     

  • Video Links

    "PERFECT CRUSH" (Live Original Song)

    Video filmed and recorded live to a home-made backing track, from isolation.

    "Excuse Me" (Original Song)

    The title track from my newly released EP! (Available on Spotify, Bandcamp and iTunes and all streaming services)

    "I Wanna Get To Know You So Bad" (Original Song)

    Live footage taken from the Nightjar Festival Geelong 2020

    "Before You Go" (Original song)

    Live footage taken at Queenscliff Twilight Market

    (Jan 2020)

    "Bad Influence" (Original song)

    "Live" music video for one of my original tunes!

    (August 2019)

    "Excuse Me" (Original song)

    Live performance of one of my original tunes, performed at Berklee College of Music Summer Performing Songwriter Showcase!

    (July 2019)

    "Firefly" (Original song)

    Live performance of one of my original tunes, with the Ethan Farmer Band

    (June 2019)

    "People Get Ready" (Live Intro)

    A live instrumental intro for People Get Ready

    (April 2019)

    "People Get Ready (Instrumental Jam)"

    Improvising and playing the melody to Jeff Beck's arrangement of this great soul tune.

    "Spoonful/Hendrix Jam"

    Jamming live at Melbourne's Blues Roulette, take off of a Willie Dixon/Cream tune.

    (January 2019)

    "Too Tired"

    Live cover of an Albert Collins shuffle, taken from the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival 2018

    (November 2018)

    "Never Make A Move Too Soon"

    Playing a cover of a great BB King tune with the Ethan Farmer Band

    (October 2018)

    "Out of My Mind" (V.2) - Gtr Solo

    Another live cover of JM3's "Out of My Mind" slow blues

    (October 2018)

    "Evil Is Goin On"

    Playing on a cover of Howlin Wolf's song "Evil is Goin On". With the Ethan Farmer Band.

    (October 2018)

    "Fistful of Haggis" (gtr solo)

    Playing once more with Thomas Lorenzo, this time on another great jazz/blues tune, by Charlie Hunter!

    (September 2018)

    "Tennessee Whiskey"

    Playing as part of the Melbourne Blues Collective, with Jesse Valach, Winston Galea and Chris "Riggidy" Rourke.

    (September 2018)

    "Out Of My Mind"

    A clip taken from the inaugural Ethan Farmer Band show on April 10th.

    (April 2018)

    "Come On Part IV"

    Another clip taken from the inaugural Ethan Farmer Band show on April 10th.

    (April 2018)

    "Ivan & Ethan Duo"

    A selection of tunes performed live by a duo I am part of.

     

    "Blues Jam in A" (gtr solo)

    A short solo clip taken from a blues jam in Linton, Vic.

    (September 2017)

    "Billie's Bounce"

    Cover of a jazz standard played live with Thomas Lorenzo

    (September 2017)

    "Ain't Nobody's Business" (gtr solo)

    A short solo clip taken from a gig playing in Buxom Blues Quartet, at Tooleybuc Blues Fest in NSW.

    (July 2017)

    "All Your Love"

    Playing on a cover of Magic Sam's "All Your Love" with the Mr Black and Blues Trio

    (February 2017)

    "Tired of Getting Tired" (Original Song)

    "Tired of Getting Tired" (Original Song)

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    EP "EXCUSE ME" Available NOW!!

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