Rick Alexander

I think clear-clean acoustic guitar is a great sound. I find that acoustic guitar can be very expressive because it gives me plenty of options for changing sound quality.

I started playing the guitar as a teenager when my friends and I started working out and playing some of what we heard on radio and records.  

I've been concentrating on instrumental guitar and songs since my mid 30s. I wrote my first instrumental pieces and songs in 1994. Most of the tracks on my first CD "Innocent Dreams" were written during 1997-1999.

In 2004 Adelaide Greenaway and I formed a duo - Zanthii Blue. In December 2006 we released a CD -These Places. I was a finalist in the songwriting competition at the Basin Music Festival in 2006 and 2007 with songs I wrote for Zanthii Blue.

Through 2013 I played in the Live at Baker Street 33 and 1/3rd theatre and really enjoyed collaborating with Brian Fisher (muted trumpet), Adelaide Greenaway (performing songs from our CD These Places) and Nicole Neal (classical guitar).

I released my latest CD of instrumental guitar music - Fine Light - in September 2013.

In 2017 I joined the Victorian Guitar Orchestra. I've been writing ensemble music over the past few years and my piece "Jade" was played by the Victorian Guitar Orchestra in 2018.

I'm honoured to have been awarded second prize in the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition in 2018 for my piece "Storming".

CD Releases

Fine Light

Instrumental nylon-string guitar released Sept 2013. Read More

These Places

Guitar-vocal duo Zanthii Blue. Read More

Innocent Dreams

Instrumental guitar - inspired by nature. Read More