This month our Court In Session: Windsor Guitar Nights features Billy Watman, Jon Hart and Tommy Loose.
Billy is an award winning 17 year old guitarist, best known for reaching the Grand Final of the Sky TV talent show "Guitar Star" in 2016 - at the age of just 14. The show was broadcast on 4 continents and Billy's audition video - performing a fantastic instrumental arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was shared by the band's official Facebook page, and was an internet sensation, with tens of millions of views worldwide.
Equally at ease on both steel and nylon strings, and refusing to be ‘pigeon holed’ into a specific musical style, Billy’s live show offers a mesmerising, genre defying journey through music, with repertoire spanning Classical, Flamenco and Pop, through toElectronic Trance and Classic Rock – all on one guitar.
“A special guy!” – George Benson“Extremely talented” – “a little genius” – Tony Visconti (David Bowie's producer)“We liked it, oh yes we did – play on Billy, play on!” – QUEEN
Jon Hart is a UK fingerstyle singer-songwriter blending modern fingerstyle techniques with vocal harmony. He has received critical acclaim from across the acoustic guitar world for his debut album ‘Reborn’ (co-produced by Chris Woods Groove), folk-fingerstyle album 'Set Adrift' with Daryl Kellie and three EPs ‘Defuse’, ‘Sticks & Stones’ and ‘Momento’ (the latter produced by Declan Zapala). He has toured throughout the UK (recently with Maneli Jamal) and Europe, with performances at ‘Isle of Wight Festival’, ‘London Acoustic Guitar Show’, ‘The Turner Sims Concert Hall’, and ‘Ullapool Guitar Festival’ where he co-headlined with fingerstyle legend Preston Reed.
Tommy Loose plays an instrument bigger than a medium-sized person. He has performed all over the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, including a slot at the '19 Winter NAMM show (Anaheim, CA), The International Ards Fest in N. Ireland and as a featuredartist at the Harp Guitar Gathering in Connecticut. Tommy has been a lover of Heavy Metal music for 20 years, so you can expect a set filled with what any other long haired, tattooed, bearded metal head would play. Songs about love, instrumentaltrickery and arrangements of Disney theme tunes ...
Tickets: £6 Advance / £8 Door