This month our Court In Session: Windsor Guitar Nights features Stuart Masters, Leo Aram-Downs and Becky Langan.
Stuart Masters is an acoustic guitarist and composer who combines Western and Indian Classical, Folk and Celtic influences with contemporary percussive techniques, to create a unique, hybrid style of guitar playing and song writing.
“Spellbinding” - Acoustic Magazine (UK).“an emerging acoustic master” R2 Magazine
Having been invited to perform across the globe from Shanghai to Austin, Stuart's creative approach to the instrument involves the 12 String Harp Guitar (an early 20th Century American instrument), using a hammer to strike the strings, a double handed fretboard technique and live looping.
“an orchestra of sounds from just one guitar” - Daylight Music (UK)
If Mike Oldfield and Nick Drake had been Davey Graham’s brothers and a fourth sibling had access to a time-travelling record player with the albums of Michael Hedges andRadiohead, it’s just possible his music would sound like Stuart Masters’…
"superb arrangement and beautiful guitar playing" - Crispian Mills (Kula Shaker)
Raised in London, Leo Aram-Downs is a 23 year old singer, songwriter andinstrumentalist living in Brighton. His music comes from a unique blend of influences ranging from fingerstyle acoustic guitar to gospel to tech metal, and everything in between. Sound-wise, some have called it “Nihilist pop” while others call it “Campfire whiteboy”, and it’s brought to life in intimate acoustic shows and electrifying band performances.
Becky Langan is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar.
"Mesmerising performance" - Tony Iommi, Guitar Star 2016.
Tickets: £6 Advance / £8 Door