Legendary guitarists to play at the Marine

Martin Taylor MBE and Martin Simpson

AWARD-winning jazz guitarist Martin Taylor MBE teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson for a concert at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis this December.

Martin Taylor was name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show as being considered the best guitarist by Jeff Beck – leading to a live session on the show the next morning.

He spends much of the year travelling the world, playing in concert halls in Europe, North America, Japan, Asia, and Australasia.

He has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum.

In 2002, he was appointed MBE for services to jazz music.

There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin Simpson is, right now, better than ever.

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

Martin has been nominated an astounding 23 times in the 11 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with nine consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice.

The pair will share the stage throughout their performance at the Marine Theatre on Saturday, December 1 – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.

Doors will open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £14.50 on the door, with 10 per cent off for Theatre Friends.

Call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com to book.

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