L O R D O F T H E S T R I N G S!
Reviews from Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017
Adam Langenberg, The Advertiser
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The Clothesline, Digital Arts Magazine
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From Bach to Beatles, Flamenco to Blues to
Led Zepplin and Celtic Harp on unique 10-string Spanish guitar. Lord of the Strings is the ultimate music journey packed with humour.
Come and experience Matthew Fagan’s ultimate multi-instrumental and genre show Lord of the Strings! which has wowed fans all over the globe in over 120 countries.
Matthew’s shares behind the scene stories of life on the road with an extraordinary array of celebrities he has toured with including Billy Connolly, Michael Crawford, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and The original Buena Vista Social Club.
Audience participation is encouraged in the zany Guitar Challenge where Matthew spontaneously performs a medley of audience guitar requests including some of his own, interspersed with a selection from 300 sounds from his guitar synth.
Music featured will be the impressive 10-String Guitar Celtic Arrangements Matthew composed for when on tour with Billy Conolly and music from the special album to be A Song for Billy which features Billy Connolly’s own banjo given to Matthew from Billy himself after their 53 night tour of Australia together.
Billy was so impressed he said
‘Matthew is the best Guest Artist I have ever had’.
A Song for Billy is a project to raise awareness for Parkinsons Research.
More information here https://igg.me/at/ASongforBilly/x/14481742
Other music highlights include Matthew’s virtuosic hit rendition of J S Bach's Toccata on Celtic Steel String Guitar which featured on ABC TV in Australia.
Spanish, Celtic and Classical music from Matthew’s American recordings Solstice and Virtuoso- A Homage to my Ancestors a dedication to the Parkes family, especially Matthew's Great Uncle Cecil Parkes Australia’s child prodigy in the 1920’s personally chosen by International star soprano Dame Nellie Melba (Originally Nellie Mitchell - Scottish descent) as her star attraction on patriotic Australasian tours and who also sponsored his tour to the USA and Canada in 1916 at the age of 13.
Matthew performs on a unique handmade 10 String Spanish Guitar, Celtic Steel String Guitar, Godin Nylon Synth Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Fretless Oud Guitar, and Weissenbaum Hawaiian guitar.
NEW IN 2017
FEATURING EGO THE ELECTRIC GUITAR ORCHESTRA
Lord of the Strings presents EGO the Electric Guitar Orchestra as a highlightof the Lord of the Strings Show.
On custom electric guitar, Lord of the strings performs masters of electric guitar with music of Zepplin, Deep Purple, contemporary metal Masters and Classical masters Beethoven and Vivaldi. EGO features a virtual guitar orchestra of Matthew Fagan performing multiple guitar parts which will be visually projected.
EGO is also a special community project open to all levels of local guitar players who can join Matthew in a group performance as the electric guitar orchestra for 1 to 2 songs as a highlight of a Lord of the Strings show.
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