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ESPAÑA EL VITO - THE SPIRIT OF SPAIN, LATIN AMERICA & LOVE - STRATHALBYN

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Strathalbyn Town Hall

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Strathalbyn, SA 5255

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Internationally acclaimed 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan performs Flamenco, Latin and song of love with Guest Singer Kellie Grace.

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ESPAÑA EL VITO - THE SPIRIT OF SPAIN, LATIN AMERICA & LOVE

Starring Guitarist Matthew Fagan & Guest Singer Kellie Grace

Internationally acclaimed Ten-String guitarist Matthew Fagan aka ‘Lord of the Strings’ who has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Natalie Cole and more combines musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate España, El Vito, the Spirit of Spain and Latin America and Love.

Highlights from Matthew’s first vinyl 12 inch LP “El Vito, The first new Spanish guitar vinyl release in Australia in 30 years also on CD will be performed at the concert.

Matthew presents a stunning concert infusing exhilarating flamenco into Spanish classical masterpieces from Albeniz to Rodrigo alongside, Traditional Flamenco and Flamenco Dance Music.

The show also features the colourful and rhythmic sounds of South American Classical and Latin masterpieces from composers Villa-Lobos, Lauro, Piazzolla & Gismonti.

Matthew will also share his stunning arrangement of Bach’s Tocatta as featured on ABC TV originally arranged for the 53 night tour around Australia with Billy Connolly.

Audience participation is encouraged in the hilarious Guitar Challenge where Matthew spontaneously performs a medley of audience guitar requests.

Guest singer Kellie Grace will share vibrant, joyous and romantic Latin Bossa Nova Jazz, hit songs including 'The Girl from Ipanema', 'Manha De Carnavale' and more. Songs expressing love using nature as a metaphor. Experience some songs bilingually in English and beautiful Portuguese and the sharing of the translation of lyrics direct form Portuguese to English which enable the listener enter deeper into the meaningful love experience of what is believed to be the second most recorded pop song in history, after "Yesterday" by The Beatles. Love song favourites will also feature in the performance.

Kellie’s warm sensual and intimate vocals combined with Matthew's impressive finger-style guitar technique create an intimate connection with the audience through their superb technical ability and passionate execution.

MATTHEW FAGAN

Matthew Fagan has long been established as one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar. Matthew has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and Michael Crawford.

Matthew performs regularly in Major Concert Venues nationally and internationally and has performed in more than 120 countries worldwide as a soloist, with orchestra and bands including extensive touring across Europe, South America, Alaska, Canada, China, Japan and South East Asia.

Highlight performances include major concert arenas in Australia: Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Festival Centre. Ten years consecutive performances at the Melbourne International Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals.

Matthew’s music education has been at the Victorian College of the Arts (Performance -Classical and improvisation), Monash University (Ethnomusicology, Composition Education) and a Masters PHD of Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. Matthew has studied and or performed with masters John Williams, Paco Pena, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Joe Pass and Tommy Emmanuel amongst others

"Matthew is the Best Artist that I have toured with". Billy Connolly

‘Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba’ Ibrahim Ferrer The Original Buena Vista Social Club

‘A True Artist’ Paco Peña

https://www.matthew-fagan.com

https://www.facebook.com/MatthewJFaganpage/

http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJFagan

Video Film Clip of Title track for album El Vito

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHIzJtUsIY0

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/mjb1fagan

STRATHALBYN

Date & Time:Thursday 5th March, 7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)

Venue: Lutheran Hall

Address: 2 Commercial Road cnr Commercial Rd & North Pde Strathalbyn, SA 5255

TICKETS:Prebooked tickets: Adult $30 - Concession (Pen/Sen/Stud/HCC) $25 - Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $60, Child Under 16 $15

Door Sales: Extra $5 per ticket on door SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

$5 from each ticket will be donated to Fauna Rescue for S.A. Inc.

Meet the Artists and refreshments by GOLD COIN donation

BOOKINGS:

In Person: The Book keeper bookshop 10-4pm Tue-Sat Cash Only Shop 4/1 Dawson Street/on South Terrace next to corner bakery, Strathalbyn, Kerry Hood- 0438 847 329/

Phone: Kellie on 0438 881 985 for Credit /Cheque/Direct Transfer

Web: https://spainstrathalbyn.eventbrite.com plus booking fee - (credit)

THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADD, WITHDRAW, RESCHEDULE OR SUBSTITUTE ARTISTS AND OR VARY ADVERTISED PROGRAM OR VENUE

IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS THE EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED

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