Here’s an image taken at Melbourne’s Prahran Market recently, featuring Alex Burns, Kain Borlase ( bass ) and friends playing Hawaiian-style music. It was taken to promote this particular combo.
Alex, who was the vocalist for the popular eighties rock-pop band “The Orphans”, has had a varied and interesting musical career.
After playing in various rock-blues bands, Alex embarked on a solo career performing acoustic blues, jazz and country with many notable musicians, including Nick Charles. Alex plays a variety of instruments such as steel-stringed acoustic guitar, National steel guitar, pedal steel ( as featured ), ukulele, and is one of Australia’s premier harmonica players. He’s also blessed with a great voice.
The jazz-blues combo featured in the second image is with fellow guitarist and performer Jen Hawley.