Mike Dawes & Gareth Pearson
Monday, Aug 14, 2017 8:00 PM EDT
Iridium, New York, NY
Mike Dawes (ENG) is hailed as one of the world’s finest and most creative modern fingerstyle guitar performers.
His acclaimed solo music has gained over 15 million hits on popular video sharing sites and since the release of his debut album in 2013 he has toured almost every continent on the planet, with an average of 150 concerts per year.
Mike needs to be seen live to be believed. His ability to create the most unusual tones and textures simultaneously from a single acoustic guitar leaves fellow musicians stunned. Bass, melody, harmony and percussion all seamlessly produced using his signature technical yet intrinsically musical guitar technique.
His show is not just for guitar fans however, his entertaining and humorous rapport transcends the traditional guitar concert. Extraordinary virtuosity meets Monty Python via a one-man rock show. Mike has recorded with and taught multiple grammy winning artists, appeared on film and TV soundtracks, released apps, written for the world’s best selling music magazines and in addition to his solo work, currently performs alongside and in support of the legendary frontman of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, the debut live DVD of which entered the US Billboard charts at #2.
Musicians including John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Gotye, Billy Sheehan and James Valentine (Maroon 5) have all spoken of their admiration towards Mike’s work.
Welsh guitar phenomenon Gareth Pearson is already considered a virtuoso in the guitar world. He has already developed a distinctive style to his playing that has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players and music critics; he has been called a genius by Jan Akkerman, and Tommy Emmanuel was inspired to write a song about him which he named The Welsh Tornado.
In 2008 Gareth got invitation to play at the Montreal Jazz Festival, ever since then his musical path led him to play for thousands of people all over the world in countries like: UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Canada and the U.S.A.
‘I really respect Gareth's abilities. He's a great young man and a great ambassador for the acoustic guitar’ - Tommy Emmanuel
'I'm Gareth's number one fan! What a guitarist!' - Stefan Grossman
'Not only is Gareth one of the most amazing guitarists around, he is a really nice guy and funny as hell!’ - Andy McKee