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Shadowman - Martin Cilia's latest album


Australia’s King of the Surf Guitar takes on the inspiration of Hank Marvin and The Shadows in this new release.

Classic Shadows hits including Apache, Wonderful Land and The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt mixed with Martin’s own Shadows-influenced music.

"Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red.

However, most of all, it was the music, and their sound. I was totally captivated.

And have been ever since.

Their music inspired me and gave me permission to be a guitarist. Without them, it is hard to know what I would be doing now. Their music has been a constant for me.

I was also inspired by their songwriting and the compositions of Jerry Lordan.


This album contains some of their wonderful tracks and some of my own, clearly inspired by Hank, Bruce, Brian, Tony, Jet and the rest of the wonderful musicians that were The Shadows."

Track Listing:
1. 1960
2. Cry For A Shadow
3. Christmas in July
4. The Rise and Fall of Flingle Bunt – Featuring Mental As Anything
5. Los Spaniard
6. Bombora
7. Marvin Bay
8. Going to Kaleponi
9. Night Star
10. Shindig
11. Nitram
12. Wonderful Land
13. This Boy
14. Twilight Surfer
15. Apache
16. Eleanor Rigby

The Break with Martin Cilia, 1st April 2011

The Break & Martin CiliaTHE BREAK
A Double Dose Of Pounding Surf
with Martin Cilia (The Atlantics)
Manly Fisho’s – Friday, 1st April, 2011

When the three remaining members of Midnight Oil formed Australia’s most exciting new surf band last year with Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie, their first club date was at a packed-out Manly Fisho’s. The guys returned in November for sold out shows with mates The Hoodoo Gurus. With Fisho’s set to close its doors any day now, fans have one final chance to catch The Break’s incredible live performance at the venue. The Break have been busy touring their strange and wonderful brand of interplanetary surf since the April release of their hugely acclaimed debut album ‘Church of the Open Sky’.  With stand-out performances at major festivals across Australia, including Byron and Woodford and a now legendary appearance closing ABC’s Spicks and Specks, The Break is fully amped and ready to party. The band will be available for meet and greet/signings after the show.

The Manly show offers a double helping of surf with a bill that includes The Atlantics’  surf rock guitarist Martin Cilia, whose live set will feature fellow Atlantics Michael Smith and Jeff Cripps and will include classic favourites like ‘Bombora’ as well as tunes from Cilia’s solo surf guitar albums.

Kicking off the evening will be Central Coast singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Moldre whose swag of catchy indie pop songs are perfectly embellished by the impressive skills of percussionist Adam Lang on suitcase drums, lap steel and banjo. 

Tickets for this show are priced at $20 + b/f in advance and $25 on the door.
Pre-booking strongly recommended at,
300 GET TIX (438 849) mobile and all moshtix outlets

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