Fresh from the mountains of Peru, Richard Durrant’s celebration of 30 years on the road will take place on 20 July at his hometown venue – The Ropetackle in Shoreham-by-Sea. This will launch yet another whistle stop tour of the British Isles taking Richard from Nottingham villages to the Isle of Skye – complete with his enormous dog ‘Bollo’.
Many people have already discovered that Richard is no ordinary musician through his mesmerising Guitar Whisperer tour. But on the eve of the summer holidays this barefoot, stand-up concert guitarist and composer will deal out a captivating evening of new exotic musical offerings from Spain, the Americas and the Sussex coast.
With his trademark beautiful lighting and projections, Richard punctuates his incredible guitar playing with stories from a lifetime in music in a show that is joyfully virtuosic, at times deeply moving, and always hugely entertaining.
Extraordinary virtuosity… A simply unmissable treat.’
Classic FM Magazine
‘Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/classical cusp, with nimble runs, deft arpeggios and quicksilver fingering.’
‘Flawless and mesmerising.’
A highlight of the show will be the unveiling of a brand new ‘tenor’ guitar. This incredible instrument has been specially commissioned by Richard from Sussex luthier Ian Chisholm and has been inspired by Berkshire’s magnificent prehistoric White Horse at Uffington. Richard says of the instrument: “This amazing new instrument will have a magical, silvery sound bringing a new dimension to each concert. Exploring Bach on metal strings played with a plectrum will be a fascinating experience!”
From Shoreham-by-Sea, Richard hits the road from a tour which includes Aslockton in Nottinghamshire, The Isle of Skye and Peebles in Scotland.
Full details of the tour can be found on his new website: www.richarddurrant.com
Richard will be performing at The Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, NG13 9AL on Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm.
Tickets £12.50 £7 (u19) Tel. 01949 860600 em. firstname.lastname@example.org