& MICKEY MURPHY
Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Virtuosity
^ Upstairs ^
Thomas Leeb is one of the world’s foremost Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso’s, Austrian born Thomas Leeb plays a style he calls ‘the bastard child of acoustic fingerstyle’. This style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar as his tunes are usually punctuated by slaps, pops and beats. Adding to the overall effect is his frequent use of ringing harmonics. The resulting blur of busy hands and fingers has to be seen to be believed.
Leeb has released 5 acritically acclaimed albums, is a regular techniques columnist in Acoustic Magazine and tours globally a movie is currently being made about Thomas’s annual guitar bootcamp and its influence on the finger style movement
Thomas is probably my favourite percussive guitar player.– Newton Faulkner
10/10 Gomms – Jon Gomm
What Thomas does on an acoustic probably shouldn’t be legal– Guthrie Govan
I was his teacher for about five minutes and then I heard him play– Eric Roche
— — — — —
Gary Lutton is an instrumental acoustic guitarist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the winner of the UK/Ireland Sky TV competition Guitar Star (2015) in which he had the opportunity to work with legends such as Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mike Dawes & Paco Pena. He recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti & played the main stage at Latitude festival for 30,000 people
After playing in 2015’s 10th anniversary of UK’s Latitude festival in front on 30,000 people, Gary has played with Thomas Leeb, Newton Faulkner, Jacques Stotzem, Chris Woods Groove, as part of Nitin Sawhney’s band and featured on BBC Televisions Music Day from the parliament buildings in Northern Ireland .
His unique style said to draw’s the listener to his world as he blends interesting percussive techniques with intricate harmony’s, melody & bass of a live band. He draws influences from Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac & John Martyn
“I know it’s good to look at, but if you just listen, it’s just beautiful music” – Tony Visconti (Producer)
“He’s got that soul and grace in his playing” – Rodrigo Sanchez (Rodrigo y Gabriella)
“Gary is amazing, beautiful stuff, I wish I could play guitar like that for real” – Sea Sick Steve
“The purity of Gary’s playing shines” – Acoustic Magazine
— — — — —
MICKEY MURPHY is a contemporary fingerstyle guitarist and composer from County Down, N. Ireland. Following on from the success of his first solo instrumental album ‘Turais’ (2011) he has recently released his much anticipated second CD ‘Heartstrings’, which was produced by the legendary Tom Newman (‘Tubular Bells’).
A keen performer, Mickey regularly plays at clubs and festivals in his native Ireland and has also played in England, Scotland, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Iceland and Morocco.
‘A very modest fellow and a very welcome guest on guitar festivals across Europe’ Akustik Gitarre (Berlin)
‘If you enjoy guitar music, then you will fall in love with “Turais” by Mickey Murphy. Throughout this enchanting CD you can hear the master guitarist that Mickey is!’ – The Celtic Crier
‘some beautiful jazz phrasing mixed with contemporary folk sounds’- Acoustic Review
Tickets 10 Euros in Advance, 12 Euros on the door Doors 8pm
€10 Adv / €12 door
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.