A BLEND of blues, rock and alternative, and the art of making sounds worth listening to are where Mick Gibson's passion for the craft lies.
Growing up on a musical diet of Metallica and Pearl Jam has somewhat brushed off on to his own sound, which he performs to punters in pubs and clubs throughout the Rockhampton region.
Originally from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Mick, who has a stage name of Ed's Son, said he picked up the guitar when he was about 11.
"Dad runs pubs and clubs down there and has always encouraged me to play, so he's set me up with gigs a lot," Mick said.
"Mum's side of the family is pretty musical."
The 33-year-old said he moved to CQ to be closer to his daughter and decided to pick up the mic again and get back on the local gig circuit.
"I've always wanted to take it further and I've had some opportunities too, but I just haven't been in the position to do it," he said.
Playing covers as well as his own songs, Mick said lyrics or ideas for a track could come at any time.
"It happens daily, even when I'm at work mucking around or being silly," he said.
"I like listening to a bit of everything, and just picking certain parts of takes on the song to make my own sound. I get the satisfaction from making sounds, it makes you happy."
Opening for the likes of Renee Geyer, Diesel and The Wolverines are just some of the notable gigs Mick already has on his musical resume.
"I love it (performing live). My dad's a pretty big influence on me. He's very career driven and wants to see me succeed," he said.
Mick said the local scene here had a really supportive atmosphere and enjoyed catching a gig when he could.
"I've played with Coighty before. They're a good bunch of people and really talented around the coast, and really supportive of other musos," he said.
Allenstown Hotel from 5.30-9.30pm
Gracemere Hotel from 7.30-11.30pm
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