Introducing our newest didgeridoo crafter Bruce Wix of Wix Stix Didgeridoos and what a find it has turned out to be!! High quality perfectly crafted instruments that have impressed even the fussiest of didgeridoo connoisseurs.
About Wix Stix Didgeridoos
Bruce Wix started making didgeridoos in the mid 1990′s, which quickly became a passion which he is still pursuing 20 years later. Bruce began playing didgeridoo while travelling up and down the east coast of Cape York on a line fishing boat. Curiosity about the didge and its different qualities got him wanting to explore the intricacies of such an earthy sounding instrument. As a joiner and stair builder Bruce already had extensive timber knowledge and this was an asset in designing and crafting his own unique style of didgeridoos.
Bruce’s didgeridoos are all individually hand carved from Australian eucalyptus timbers, Poplar Box, Silver leaf Iron bark, Black Woolly Butt and Bloodwoods. These timbers are naturally termite hollowed and sourced from indigenous didgeridoo cutter Peter Santo in Queensland, Australia.
Bruce seasons his logs by removing the bark and sap wood and letting them dry for 6-12 months, he then shapes the logs and lets them sit for a further period before the final finishing and coating. Bruce prefers a timber mouth piece, so he sleeves most of his didgeridoos. This process allows for a standard size mouth piece and eliminates the need for wax. For this process he uses camphor laurel timber which also has anti-bacterial qualities.
It has taken some time and convincing but Bruce is now ready to showcase Wix Stix to the world and lucky for us he has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his sole Australian retail outlet. It is an absolute honour to have a maker of Bruce’s quality on board and his didgeridoos are already turning heads in the gallery for their immaculate finish, workmanship, attention to detail and playability.
Bruce hopes you will enjoy and appreciate this finely crafted instrument as much as he has enjoyed creating it.
Buy your Wix Stix Didgeridoo Today!
Australia’s most creative didge maker, Tynon from Heartland Didgeridoos, came for a visit a couple of weeks ago and with him brought down what is probably the best collection of Heartland didgeridoos we have ever seen.
Over 30 immaculately crafted didgeridoos of the highest standard.
Check out Tynon with the 2.25metre 30-40cm bell monster didge below.
We love showcasing the didgeridoo talent in our hometown Sydney. Introducing Quinto Antonio. He has been playing didgeridoo for over 20 years and is a regular on the didgeridoo scene in Sydney.
You can find his CD titled “didgbeat” in store and we will get it online soon. Enjoy!
It has been a long wait but we have finally received some carved didgeridoos from Kristian Benton and some amazingly high quality didgeridoos from master craftsmen Bruce Rogers.
There are very few didgeridoo makers who also happen to be great artists and even rarer, great players. This is why Kristian is by far Australia’s most talented crafter/player/artist combo. Kristian has carved some beautiful new didgeridoos for us. Carving has become such a rare art form especially on quality sounding didgeridoos. Kristian truly is an amazing, rare and unique talent.
The wait is also over for some new Bruce Roger’s didgeridoos. Bruce takes his time and does not produce a high volume of instruments but when he makes a didge they are a pure work of genius. This bunch of didges are some of the most user friendly sweet sounding balanced didgeridoos we have seen from Bruce in a long time.
We visited Bruce during last year’s Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival and he was kind enough to invite us to his home/workshop where we couldn’t resist but record a quick didge solo. Enjoy!
Tynon Bradford of Heartland Didgeridoos made the long trip down to Sydney from Bellingen and with him came approximately 25 of the nicest Heartland didgeridoos we think we have ever seen.
A master craftsmen with the utmost attention to detail, we are proud Tynon has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his primary retail outlet. Tynon keeps his finest work for Spirit Gallery including this crazy 3 metre didge pictured above.
Check out the new range of Heartland Didgeridoos!
Our good friend and regular visitor Gumaroy dropped in and kindly recorded a couple of video clips for us.
Not only is Gumaroy one of the most talented didge players in the country, he is also an indigenous storyteller, presenter, educator, songman and poet.
A proud descendant of the Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations, Gumaroy has performed in over 40 countries and is regularly called upon for major Australian events.
Gumaroy is available for corporate events, workshops, didgeridoo performances and lessons, educational programs and more. You can find more information at http://yidakiyulugi.com/
In the meantime watch Gumaroy perform a deadly didgeridoo solo below. Visit our YouTube channel to see Gumaroy explaining how to imitate Australian animals and create didgeridoo rhythms on the yidaki. Enjoy!
Our good friend William Barton will be performing at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 3rd August with the Australian Youth Orchestra. William came in earlier in the week before rehearsals to pick out the didgeridoos he will be using.
William knows a good didge when he sees one and these three beauties caught his attention- a CrookedStixz Didgeridoo (left) Tristan O’meara Didgeridoo (middle) and Bruce Rogers (right). Three of the countries top instrument makers all on stage at the Opera House- awesome!!
The Spirit Gallery team will be attending the event and there are still a limited number of tickets left for the evening.
During our trip to the Melbourne didgeridoo festival in March we spent a couple of days with CrookedStixz didgeridoos himself, Mr Adam Henwood.
He was kind enough to allow us to film him for the entire day as he crafted and shaped a didgeridoo from a raw log into a finished didgeridoo.
Many thanks to Adam for allowing us to share this with the didge world. Enjoy!
German Didgeridoo and Cajon Drum player Mario Kostka dropped into Spirit Gallery for a visit as he travels through Australia.
Mario has been playing didge for over 15 years and the Cajon Drum for 8 years
A nice combination of sounds and instruments. Enjoy!!
William Thoren of WET didgeridoos and creator of the WET multi drone and drop tone didgeridoos paid us a visit on his recent tour and visit of Australia. It was great to have him in store and observe his unique talented playing style.
Will was in Australia touring with George Clinton as their photographer and performing as Gorangutang at the Australian shows.
For more information on Will and his many talents visit him at http://www.williamthoren.com/ or http://www.wetdidgeridoo.com/