Brett Wood

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Brett Wood (born 31 March 1980) is an Australian musician based in Melbourne.

Early years[edit]

Brett attended Montmorency Secondary College and grew up in the north/eastern suburb of Greensborough. At the age of 14 Brett began teaching himself guitar and soon came to the attention of well known guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel CGP[clarification needed] who took Brett to America to play at the 1994(?) Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention. Brett had the honour of meeting and playing for Chet Atkins and was asked to return to the Convention the following year to perform at the convention.

Brett won the Young Guitarist of the Year Award at the Frankston International Guitar Festival.[when?]


At the age of 20 Brett released his first solo instrumental album "Turn It Up..." and completed a promo tour for this album across Australia. The album was reviewed by Australian Guitar Magazine as "sheer guitar wizardry".[citation needed]

Before he turned 21 Brett had toured with Tommy Emmanuel, Keith Urban, Dianna Corcoran, Harper,[who?] and Australian country acts including Carter & Carter, Mike Carr and Brendon Walmsley.[citation needed]

Brett is now[when?] an endorser of Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.[citation needed]

Brett has recorded on many Australian albums and has appeared on well known TV shows including: Good Morning Australia, Dancing With The Stars, Today, The Footy Show (AFL & NRL), and Rove.[citation needed]


In 2009 Brett co-wrote "Outta Here" with Australian vocalist Michelle Berner who won the Vega 30+ Suburban Superstar competition.[1] The song was recorded at Chong Lim's (John Farnham's Musical Director) studio and was added to the Vega play list gaining much praise and support from fans and music industry professionals.[citation needed]

Brett was the Lead Guitarist for Australian Singer/Songwriter Pete Murray and toured both with the full band and also as an acoustic duo with Pete across Australia, Europe and the UK.[citation needed]


Brett accompanied Pete Murray to Los Angeles where they recorded original Blue Sky Blue release (not the Byron Sessions version).[citation needed] There they recorded at Sunset Sound with legendary producer Tom Rothrock known for his involvement with the Foo Fighters, Beck, Elliot Smith and James Blunt. Brett performed guitar on all tracks and also co-wrote two songs that made the final cut, "Tattoo Stained" and "Hold It All For Love".[2]


In 2011 Brett played guitar on several tracks on the album Falling & Flying by Melbourne hip hop artist 360, including the singles Child, Boys Like You, Killer, and Run Alone.[citation needed]


After years of working alongside Pete Murray, and after a tour of Europe and Australia to support the album "Blue Sky Blue", Brett resigned from his position in the band to pursue other opportunities.[citation needed]

He joined Melbourne based hard/classic rock band Electric Mary to tour Australia, Japan, Europe and the UK. The tour was titled 'Back in the EU-UK'.[3]


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