1000 Years of Music
An inspirational evening of medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta blues & hints of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt through to the Beatles, all played by the world-class guitarist.
“Stunning!” – MOJO
“…total mastery of just about every guitar technique imaginable” – Guitar Techniques
“…probably the best and most original young guitar player and composer in Great Britain.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine (USA)
Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.
Essex born guitarist Clive Carroll made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes. Clive went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London, all the while balancing his classical work with forays into the world of the steel string guitar. A chance meeting with the late John Renbourn changed the course of Clive’s musical career and the two toured the U.K. and North America together, with Renbourn encouraging Clive to release his first solo album in 2000.
Since then Clive has gone from strength to strength, touring solo around the world and alongside lauded guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Clive has also composed music for major films and has been awarded an array of awards and accolades, such as inclusion in Total Guitar Magazine’s “Top 10 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time”. Clive newest CD, “The Furthest Tree”, was released in May 2016 and is already being hailed as some of his finest work to date. See www.clivecarroll.com
“Clive Carroll has a vast musical palette and a sweeping creative vision…Equally at home playing fingerstyle or wielding a flatpick, Carroll creates music that defies categorization…It’s not easy to artfully mix altered tunings, renaissance and classical harmony, Delta blues, odd-meter riffage, body percussion and even jazz manouche, but Carroll makes it sound natural and effortless” – Guitar Player
Anglo-American singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie has received critical acclaim for her 3 albums that mix elements of jazz, folk and blues with her trademark poetic lyricism. The Guardian’s jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as “(joining) Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original.”
Playing tonight with renewed jazz composer Tom Cawley on piano and Ben Bastin on double bass, Gillespie will be performing a mix of songs from her new album ‘Glory Days’ as well as revisiting her back catalogue.
Tickets £9, £8
‘Humorous impressionistic lyrics oscillate between the intimate and the infinite’
The Independent ★★★★
‘Vividly powerfully lyrics and glorious melodies.
Rock n’ Real Magazine ★★★★★
‘Glory Days.. her best mix yet of hooky tunes and smart lyrics’.
‘Joni Mitchell/Melanie-esque voice, foot-tapping music, and captivating lyrics.’
BUZZ Magazine ★★★★★
‘The interplay between her acoustic guitar and Gilad Atzmon’s clarinet sparkles, and the words tumble out unstoppable and direct.’
The Financial Times ★★★★
‘Glory Days reveals Gillespie’s song writing to be as sharp and astute as ever and her poetic muse undimmed. It also charts her rise to prominence as an instrumentalist’.
The Jazz Mann ★★★★
Is she the new Joni Mitchell? PJ Harvey? Bob Dylan even? Mixing jazz-folk artistry and punk attitude, third album Glory Days (Pastiche) recalls all three in places but Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive.
A superb mix of jazz, folk and celtic crossover music – taking the audience on a bewitching journey full of melodic grace and inventiveness The line-up features award-winning songwriters Pippa Marland and Rob King and London jazz piano legend Geoff Castle, inspirational Irish guitarist and vocalist Paul Bradley and virtuoso fiddle player Gina Griffin.
‘Glorious… gorgeously haunting’ – Time Out (London ‘Celtic jazz which mesmerises and bewitches’ – Irish Times
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Edd Bateman joined his first African band at 14, playing bass, and went on to work with Senegalese and Congolese musicians around Europe and in Africa. Now he draws together 15 years of musical experience into this African group of musicians and a set of original music re ecting the joyful heartbeat of West African dance music.
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