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Will McNicol & Luke Selby – World Music / Jazz

Artist: Will McNicol & Luke Selby

Venue: St Austell Arts Centre

Date: June 2, 2019

Start time: 7.30pm

Will McNicol & Luke Selby – World Music / Jazz

Will McNicol & Luke Selbymulti-award-winning acoustic guitarist and critically acclaimed session drummer

St Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019 – 7.30pm

Tickets: £12.00 – £10.00 for tickets bought with Promotional Code: Jazzy

Online booking: https://crbo.ticketsolve.com/shows/873602074

Telephone: 01726 879 500

You Tube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkwiTSrwIWI

Description:

This is an evening you will not want to miss.

These fantastic, young, musicians are destined for the top!

spellbinding…extraordinary ”

Will & Luke are two of the brightest musicians currently performing ”

Musicians of the highest calibre,

playing some of the world’s most beautiful music”

Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist Will McNicol and drummer Luke Selby draw on influences from Brazilian sambas

through to driving West-African rhythms and Celtic folk melodies

to North American foot-stomping blues numbers,

to create music that will transport you across the globe,

without having to leave your theatre seat!

Since their formation as a duo in mid 2013, have been gaining rave reviews for their live performances up and down the country. Both highly respected and in-demand instrumentalists in their respective fields, the combination of Will’s intricate melodic fingerstyle playing on both steel and nylon string guitars and Luke’s explosive rhythms on kit and percussion has been making a unique impression.

Will & Luke combine a worldwide diversity of musical influences with their own virtuosic instrumental ability and sensitive musicality to create an exhilarating live show, full of surprises which have gained them more than just a few standing ovations.

Their passion for musical traditions from around the world has culminated in a collection of diverse original compositions, as well as reworkings of seminal works in a variety of genres, which have been released as their debut album “Hitchhiker”.

A little more about Will…

Will has won multiple awards for his playing and compositions and holds an Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship with Trinity College London in Guitar Recital. Notable accolades include Guitarist Magazine’s “Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2011” along with Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Best Acoustic Guitarists from Around the World”.

A prolific composer of guitar music with influences from around the world, Will’s compositions bridge the gap between nylon-string and steel-string playing, whilst incorporating a broad spectrum of musical genres and techniques. His most recent albums, Hitchhiker (Released 2015), and The Wake Up (Released 2013) have been widely critically acclaimed and are testament to the sheer joy the diversity of both classical and steel-string guitars have to offer.

at once soothing and uplifting … exceptional ”

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

A little more about Luke…

Luke started playing the drums when he got his first toy drum kit at the age of three. Being born into a musical family Luke was surrounded by Country music, and by listening and watching Country music greats drummers Eddie Bayers and Paul Leim, he learnt from a very young age the discipline needed to be a working musician. Luke enjoys playing with numerous groups across the country in a variety of styles and balances this with being a drum tutor at the Academy of Contemporary Music’s regional centre.

incredible feel and groove ”

Luke has studied with some of the best drummers in the country including Steve White, Paul Brodie and Craig Blundell and in October 2013 was featured as DRUM! Magazine’s Cyber Artist Spotlight. Luke completed his first professional session for R’n’B artist Ebonie G (JLS, Tinie Tempah and Craig David) at just 18-years-old that was nominated for ‘Best UK RnB / Soul Video’. Luke is now a very-much in-demand session drummer, sharing his talent with a wide range of known bands.