Stangel, Dallimore reunion for classic guitar anthems

Mick Stangel

Geelong’s The Voice sensation Michael Stangel and local guitar legend John Dallimore will perform together for the first time in 20 years this Friday night.
The duo will appear at Geelong’s Black Hatt in a gig featuring classic guitar anthems from bands and artists including Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Stangel’s rendition of Home appeared in the ITunes top 20 last year. He has also written songs for The Veronicas, Shannon Nole and Dean Geyer.
Stangel said he grew up hearing about Dallimore, “dreaming of one day meeting him and maybe even having a jam”.
Soon enough a friendship developed, with the pair playing in bands and working on various musical projects together throughout the 1990s.
They lost touch with each other until mutual friend and bass player Kare Berg recently invited them to jam with him and Keith Kerwin.
“We ended up having a great night and thought, why not put some effort in and have a few rehearsals and do something that we’d be happy to play in public,” Stangel said.
“We decided to put a set list together of guitar rock classics, with me going back to my original instrument – the drums.
“It’s going to be a great gig for Geelong music buffs or even locals with a nostalgic musical bone they may need to itch.”