Preston Reed in Concert At The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Preston Blue

Friday 10th June 2011, 8pm

Tickets:  €16

Box office 0504 90204

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For further information or interview please contact:  Cath Maguire +44 (0) 1465 715522

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“Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar

“Spectacular…the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen…A terrific performer” The Irish Independent

Acknowledged by an ever-growing string of superlatives from critics, musicians and fans alike, guitarist extraordinaire Preston Reed has single-handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing.  His influence is crucial for a new generation of guitarists including Andy McKee, Newton Faulkner and Kaki King all of whom play in the style developed by Reed back in the mid-1980s.

While never letting his extraordinary technique overshadow the beauty of his music, he attacks the entire instrument in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. At full tilt, his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once suggest a drummer, keyboardist, bassist and several guitarists at work. Drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences among others, Preston Reed’s vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. The phrase ‘has to be seen to be believed” has never been more true! Don’t miss one of the most dazzling displays of musicianship you will ever see!

“…. a major musical talent” Manchester Evening News

True spellbinding guitar mastery” Guitarist Magazine

“Remarkable…. Mesmerising…” UNCUT

“In a class of his own” London Evening Standard

“Amazing….hypnotic” The Scotsman

“Absolutely unmissable” The Herald

“Heart stopping tour de force” Billboard

“Will drop your jaw” Playboy

“Reed’s fiendishly intricate blend of blues, rock, country and metal styles ducks and weaves itself away from measurabilityThe Irish Times

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