Session guitarists Dave Donovan
Five of Sydney's top guitarists on one session!
The Garry McDonald Show at ABC TV Channel 2
Terry Walker, Jim Kelly, John Neeme and Dave Donovan (photo taken by Paul Baker)
Dave Donovan at EMI Studios 301

Terry Walker

Formerly from the Melbourne band "The Strangers" which was featured in the television show "The Go Show" in the late 1960's.


Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly was from the local Sydney band "Crossfire".  He was always booked with Paul Baker from 1979 through to the late 1980's.


John Neeme

In addition to being a major session guitarist, John Neeme was a writer and arranger.


Dave Donovan

Dave Donovan came from Perth in 1969.  He was a "first call" session guitar player from 1969 to 1982 and played on every major TV show, jingle and album through that period.  He also played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  He averaged four sessions per day, five days per week.  From 1973 through to 1979 he was always booked with Paul Baker and often with Jim Kelly.


Paul Baker

Between 1971 and 1993, Paul Baker was one of the major session guitar players in Sydney.  He averaged three sessions per day, five days per week over this period.  Between 1977 and 1982, he had a permanent booking for one session two days per week with John Gillard playing bass and guitar for up to three different products per session.


Dave Ellis Lennie Hutchinson, Paul Baker
Dave Ellis at United Sound 1978 Lennie Hutchinson and Paul Baker
at Tin Pan Alley in 1976

Kirk Lorange George Bruno
Kirk Lorange at EMI Studios 301, 1977 George Bruno on The Naked Vicar TV Show, 1976

Kirk Lorange

Kirk's unique style has made him a sought after session guitarist, featured on many albums, film sound tracks as well as jingles from 1975 through to the present.  He recorded and produced his own album in 1983 titled "Kirk Lorange - No Apostrophe".  In more recent times, Kirk Lorange pioneered revolutionary teaching methods, including his now famous Plane Talk - The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book.


Tommy Emanuel
Tommy Emanuel at Albert Studio 1, 1977