This month our Court In Session: Windsor Guitar Nights features Amrit Sond, Roland Chadwick and Chris Woods.
Grammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned Guitarist’s on the scene today; Dominic Miller (STING), Hugh Burns (George Michael), Ronnie Johnson (Van Morrison, Leo Sawyer, to name but a few. He won his Grammy Award for his version of the Henry Mancini classic tune "Two for the Road" featured on the Grammy Award Winning CD, "Pink Guitar - the Music of Henry Mancini". His unique contemporary instrumental music draws on elements of World Music, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Rock and New-Acoustic Techniques (two-handed tapping and percussive slaps) all honed into a highly refined and melodically-driven compositional approach.Amrit has been featured in the US Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine (Issue 32) who devoted an article to the title track from his debut CD, "Circular Motion". He has appeared at The Opera North Leeds Grand Theatre, The Acoustic Avalon Show in Leicester, the Cambridge Folk Festival, London Guitar Festival, the Frankfurt MUSIKMESSE in Germany, and performs regularly nation-wide and has toured in Germany, Luxembourg isle of Mann & Ireland. Amrit has also been the Featured Artist on BBC Radio Lancashire, and BBC Radio 4 in the U.K and Six Strings and A Million Possibilities in Canada, with interviews and live performances on air.
Roland Chadwick received a guitar for his 13th birthday and almost immediatelybegan to compose. Indeed, his very first untutored sonic experiments produced results that would later form the basis for Song and Dance No. 1. After 3 years of guitar lessons and with no training in composition, he wrote Dances for Winter Oakwood, a suite of pieces still performed around the world to this day. He is one of England’s most prolific composers for the Classical Guitar.
Chris Woods, recording as ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’ is a guitar explorer. His solo show is a one man orchestral adventure of epic proportions. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosivesix string percussive explorations. Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness’.
When Google book an artist for their event, someone PlayMusicMag described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t coming to see your average musician.
Tickets: £6 Advance / £8 Door