Label: Esoteric/Cherry Red Records
Bio: Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. He uses an acoustic guitar and a sampler to create multi layered tracks live. This is often called Live Looping. His music is compared with artists as diverse as John Mclaughlin and Sigur Ros. He plays live all over the UK. His latest alb... See Full BioMore Info
For 2014 the NORTH EAST GUITAR SHOW moves to a superb new purpose-built event complex at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH, and will be on Sunday 16th March from 10am to 4.00pm. This prestige and spacious location is close to all the North East major routes, provides superb facilities and has the advantage of easy load-in for exhibitors, excellent catering, licensed bar and free parking. With space for more than 100 dealers the show is a wonderful opportunity to buy, sell and trade new, vintage and second hand guitars, amps, effects and accessories. There will be bargains and special show deals. Free appraisals of instruments and amps will be available. Many major retailers and distributors will be attending together with a host of second-hand and vintage dealers, parts suppliers and luthiers. Live music, workshops and demos all day. Details to be announced soon. The event is sponsored by J G Windows, Fret-King Guitars, Vintage Guitars, and H K Audio. The Show promises to be a treat for any guitar enthusiast. Café and licensed bar. Free parking. Admission £6 at the door. Enquiries 01925 813185. Web site; www.guitarshows.co.uk
Doors open @ 7.00pm, show starts @ 7.45pm Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman's "Raven's and Lullabies" Featuring: Gordon Giltrap - guitars Oliver Wakeman (ex Yes) - keyboards / vocals Paul Manzi (Arena / Oliver Wakeman Band) - lead vocals Steve Anderson (Threshold) - bass / vocals Johanne James (Threshold) - drums Nick Kendall (Rock of Ages) - guitar / vocals Following the success of their "Ravens and Lullabies" album and a one-off electric appearance at the Summers End Festival, Lydney in October 2013, Gordon and Oliver return for a short full-band tour in April 2014. "Ravens" marks a return to electric music for legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap whose 40 year career spans acoustic virtuosity and three crucial progressive rock albums in the 1970s, "Visionary", "Perilous Journey" and "Fear of the Dark". His 1978 hit single "Heartsong" was used as the theme music for the BBC "Holiday" programme for many years. Following a successful solo career, Oliver Wakeman went on to become a member of The Strawbs and then Yes, where he played in large venues all over the world. Oliver and Gordon have been playing to sold out venues all over the country as a duo. The rest of the band is something of a who's who of Progressive Rock, including Paul Manzi, currently singer in Arena, Johanne James and Steve Anderson, currently to be found as the rhythm section of Prog Metallers Threshold, and the brilliant Nick Kendall, fresh from "Rock of Ages" in the West End. This short series of gigs are unlikely to be repeated so are not to be missed.
Touchstone and The Reasoning have confirmed a a series of special guests for their Trinity Live cancer charity event in May – and they’ve promised a “very special headliner” will also be announced in the near future. Matt Stevens, Alan Reed, Heather Findlay and Rob Reed will all appear at The Assembly, Leamington Spa, on May 18. The concert is being run in place of a planned set of shows which were to feature Magenta alongside Touchstone and The Reasoning. They’ve been postponed as a result of Magenta vocalist Christina Booth’s cancer fight, and will be rescheduled once her treatment is completed. Prog was in place as a proud sponsor of the tour, and we remain on board to support the fundraising event. The Reasoning’s Matt Cohen says: “Matt, Alan and Heather will be performing acoustic sets, which many of you know are brilliant and entertaining. We’re very honoured to have them on board. “We’re also very pleased to announce that Rob will be playing a very special set. The format is still to be determined, but we’re just pleased to have him on the bill, especially as his band Magenta were part of the original Trinity lineup. “We’ll be confirming more bands soon, plus a very special headliners. We promise May 18 will be a day to remember.” Trinity Live ickets are on sale now. Tags: Alan Reed, featured, Heather Findlay, Magenta, Matt Stevens, Rob Reed, The Reasoning, Touchstone, trinity live
The Enid return to The Musician in what was stated a stunning show last time. Support comes from Matt Stevens in what promises to be an awesome evening of quality music. Tickets are just £10 adv from www.wegottickets.com and venue.
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