This concert will also be the Leeds launch for my new project ‘The Domestic Science Singles Series’. The second single in the series will be released and revealed on the night of this concert. To celebrate we’re inviting the Leeds Guitar Night audience to an aftershow party at The Wardrobe which will continue til 2am.
The Leeds Guitar Night is back for 2011, and I'm delighted to be hosting a fantastic international line up at The Wardrobe in the Quarry Hill Arts Quarter, where you’ll see and hear the acoustic guitar played every way you could imagine and possibly more! My guests this year are modern pioneers of the acoustic guitar, revered by their fellow players around the world.
Tickets are £8 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/131783
My first guest is the incredible Erik Mongrain from Quebec, who astounded guitar lovers worldwide with his phenomenal composition ‘Airtap’ in which debuted his radical lap tapping technique. His 2009 appearance on Later With Jools Holland further expanded his reputation as a virtuoso who constantly seeks to push the boundaries of his instrument. “His awesome talent is audible and visible for anyone who has encountered his playing.” (Acoustic Magazine) Me and Erik have been cohorts for some years but this is the first time we'll share the same stage.
The second guest is the wonderfully eclectic acoustic virtuoso Giuliano Modarelli whom I met at College studying Jazz in Leeds. Originally from Italy, his unique and exceptionally innovative style is a subtle blend of World Folk, Arabic, Flamenco, Latin and Eastern European. Giuliano regularly tours India and Africa. "A fusion barometer would have registered Modarelli's originality and his ability to tap into Jazz's innate power of seduction." (The Sunday Express)
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