Legendary guitarists to play in Lyme Regis

Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson will team up for a gig at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis

AWARD-winning jazz guitarist Martin Taylor 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”.

“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable” – Pat Metheny.

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 eleven 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.

“Martin Simpson’s performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beauty” – Guitar Player

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.

Tickets cost £12 in advance or £14.50 on the door and are available by calling Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com

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