Styles Flamenco • Classical / Spanish • Flamenco Dancers / Groups
Counties Cheshire • Cumbria • Derbyshire • Greater Manchester • Lancashire • Merseyside • Staffordshire • West Yorkshire
This Flamenco Guitarist is available solo or with a flamenco dancer in the North West of the UK.
He (BA (Hons), LTCL, Amus) started to learn classical guitar at the age of eight and had completed all of his Trinity College grades by the age of fifteen. From here he went on to study music at the renowned Dartington College of Arts, where he took his music A level and Dartington Certificate, whilst studying diploma level classical guitar with teacher Steve Gordon.
It was here that he started to play solo recitals, perform with guitar quartets and was a member of the Dartington Guitar Ensemble. He went on to study for a degree in popular music and jazz guitar at Salford University.
Since then, He has been working as a professional session guitarist in and around Manchester. He has gigged and toured with numerous bands and artistes (including Nitin Sawhney and Aref Durvesh) and has written and played on many recordings, some of which he has produced himself. He started to play flamenco in the mid 1990's and since then it has been his passion.
He now performs regularly as a solo player in bars and restaurants and at private functions. He occasionally performs as a guest with flamenco dance group "Candela" and is a member of a Latin guitar duet. He plays a mixture of improvised flamenco and traditional Spanish guitar, which is perfect for themed events or for background ambience. He also provides professional tuition in all styles of guitar.