Styles Classical / Spanish • Flamenco
Counties East Sussex • Surrey • West Sussex
This Brighton based guitarist has been playing professionally for some years now. Extensive travel abroad opened his eyes and ears to the musical possibilities for live performances.
A trained classical guitarist, he honed his flamenco skills in Spain enabling him to accompany dancers using the complex flamenco rhythms. His interest in different musical styles led him to study at Chichester College to gain a diploma in World Music and then a further diploma in Jazz studies.
A flare for Latin music and jazz led him to focus on Latin Jazz incorporating vibrant Brazilian rhythms with the advanced harmonies and improvisations of jazz. His guitar influences include Baden Powell, Joe Pass and Sylvain Luc.
He is immersed in the thriving music scene in Brighton and performs regularly in a variety of venues (and Radio including BBC) both solo and with many bands and ensembles. He teaches music in schools, tutors adults and is also available for session guitar work.
His classical set incorporates a large repertoire of Spanish and South American pieces. A selection of Argentinean folkloric compositions are performed including Chacareras, Gatos, Chamames and Milongas through to Brazilian Choros and Sambas and Venezuelan Waltzes.