Australia Week-ly Riff – VOYAGER “Orpheus”

Voyager are an Aussie prog band that we like to cover, mainly because their music is interesting to listen to. Seems simple, but in this business, you hit a point where you’ve heard it all, and something that breaks the monotony without sounding like a cat tornado is worth its weight in cats. I mean, gold.

So when we asked them to break down one of their riffs for us and they agreed, I was giddy as a kitten. They seemed to enjoy themselves as well, in fact, Simone seems like she may have had too much catnip. But they pull it together to teach you to play a serious riff, one that’s gonna take some real practice to get your paws around.

So grab your axe (7 strings or GTFO in this case) right meow and let Simone and Scott teach you the ways of Orpheus, in this Australia Week Weekly Riff!

Be sure to get at them on their Facebook page, and don’t miss them on their upcoming North American tour with Evergrey:

AUG 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggies

AUG  27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora

AUG  28 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge

AUG 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

AUG 30 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus

SEP 1 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle

SEP 3 – New York, NY – The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall

SEP 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

SEP 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

SEP 6 – Springfield, VA – Empire

SEP 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah

SEP 9 – Atlanta, GA – Midweek Mayhem @ ProgPower USA (The Loft) **

Or if you live in Oz, you can see them even sooner!

FRI MAY 8 – The Astor  [ PERTH ] with OPETH

THU MAY 21 – Jive [ ADELAIDE ] Buy Tickets

FRI MAY 22 – The Basement [ CANBERRA ] Buy Tickets

SAT MAY 23 – The Factory Floor [ SYDNEY ] Buy Tickets

FRI MAY 29 – The Evelyn [ MELBOURNE ] Buy Tickets

SAT MAY 30 – The Brightside [ BRISBANE ] Buy Tickets

FRI JUN 5 – Amplifier [ PERTH ] Buy Tickets

SAT JUN 6 – Prince Of Wales [ BUNBURY ] Buy Tickets

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.