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Week­end War­riors is a reg­u­lar pro­gram for mu­si­cians who love good mu­sic and want to play in a band again – or for the first time – and hook up with like-minded play­ers.

We fol­lowed the progress of a Syd­ney pro­gram with coach Paul Christie (fa­mous for his work with Mondo Rock and The Party Boys) that cul­mi­nated in a Big Gig fea­tur­ing all the par­tic­i­pat­ing bands.

“It was great to be men­tored by Paul Christie,” said par­tic­i­pant Blake Pardy. “He told lots of in­ter­est­ing sto­ries and anec­dotes about the gui­tar he­roes and rock gods that he’s come across in his ca­reer, and his tough love ap­proach to coach­ing our band got good re­sults in only a few weeks.”

Pardy met gui­tarist and song­writer Kim Walker through the War­riors pro­gram; Walker has since joined Blake’s band, blues and pop-rock out­fit Sound Con­cern.

Check out the Week­end War­riors web­site for up­com­ing pro­grams in your area.

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