(Noiseworks, INXS), John Waters & Lindsay Field, celebrating the music of The Beatles on the 'White Album' tour. Selling out iconic venues such as 'The Sydney Opera House' & 'The State Theater.' He was also one of the founding members and creative forces in Iconic Melbourne Classic Rock Band 'Electric Mary.' Their debut single "Sail On" reached #76 on the ARIA Singles chart. In 2008 Irwin joined Tania Doko, Jon Stevens & Ian Moss for the 'Let's Get Together' tour. He also released his first solo acoustic album 'dis-con-nect-ed.
At the same time Electric Mary were finalists in the MusicOz Awards and nominated for 'Best Rock Band.' They were also selected to support Whitesnake in Melbourne (Australia) and approached again to join the band again in Paris and Brussells. Timothy Drury (Don Henley, Bryan Adams, Don Felder, Stevie Nicks & Whitesnake) became a dear friend and and champion for the band. They then returned to Australia to support Judas Priest for their Australian National Tour.
2009 saw them tour with Alice Cooper and Glenn Hughes as well as showcasing in L.A. opening for Steel Panther, New York Showcases and being asked to perform at 'Experience PRS' for PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland, U.S.A. alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy. 2010. The U.S. called and Electric Mary headed to New York to collaborate with Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Jason Corsaro on a live recording (yet to be released). Corsaro's credits include Soundgarden's 'Superunknown'. They returned to Australia to support Deep Purple for yet another National Tour.
Followed by Irwin heading out on the road again to open for 'Yusuf Islam' (Cat Stevens…..), 'Tears for Fears' & 'Spandau Ballet' with what some have described as his 'unforgettably hypnotic & mesmerizing solo acoustic set.' Irwin then returned to New York to begin writing the next exciting chapter. Returning to Australia in 2011, he joined Stevens, Waters & Jeff Martin for the 'Let It Be' tour, followed by The Beatles 'Back 2 Back' tour in 2011 with the likes of Mark Seymour, Jon Toogood.
In 2012 Irwin reconnected with L.A. based Boutique Guitar Amplifier Technician Reinhold Bogner (Bogner Amplification), packed his bags & moved to Los Angeles, accepting the role of Product Specialist & Director of U.S. Sales. In Feb 2013 Irwin completed his work at Bogner and began working with Australian singer/songwriter Aaron Hendra. With two solo recording projects in the making Irwin managed to squeeze in time to compose the score for an independent film commissioned by The Sonnett Project NYC. Directed by dear friend & N.Y. based director Sean Gannet. (TED Talks).
In August & September of 2013 Irwin returned to Australia for the 'Let It Be' Tour. He returned again in Nov to perform and be inducted into The Legends Category' at 'The MusicOz Awards.' He then revisited 'Back 2 Back' at The Opera House in early Jan 2014 for 3 sold out shows at The Sydney Opera House. Irwin also has a Signature Series Model Guitar that was released in late Jan at The NAMM Show with Master Builder Avi Shabat of Shabat Guitars in Los Angeles.
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