Evening Guitar Concert

Evening Guitar Concert

Wednesday 10th July  Whitwell Room, The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle 8:00 pm

The Evening Guitar Concert is a new Fringe event, absolutely not to be missed, featuring three excellent guitarists sharing the programme – Steve Bean, Paul Mansell and Tomas Jimenez.

Steve Bean is a classical guitarist with over 25 years of performing experience, his playing style is predominantly classical with a flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, giving way to a varied repertoire encompassing compositions by artists as wide-ranging as John Williams, Ludovico Einaudi & Isaac Albeniz along with traditional flamenco pieces, to more popular pieces by artists such as The Beatles, Queen and Jimi Hendrix.

Paul Mansell is one of the UK’s leading ukulele musicians and is signed to two of the world’s leading music publishers – Kevin Mayhew Ltd and Mel Bay Ltd. Paul has released successful ukulele books and is regularly featured in Uke Magazine. His YouTube videos have been viewed  over half a million times. ‘Me, My Ukulele & I’, Paul’s debut album, was released in Dec 2017 on KM Records and is a mix of classical and contemporary pieces all played on the solo ukulele. Uke Planet called the CD ‘exquisite’ giving it 5 stars. Paul has headlined numerous ukulele festivals internationally and in 2024 he will be appearing at numerous festivals including The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, Winchester Uke Festival, Diss Ukulele Festival and many more. In March 2024 Paul and his band ‘Anarchy in the Ukulele’ are heading out on a headline tour of the UK. Ukulelemusicinfo.com described Paul as one of the top ten contemporary ukulele performers in the world.

Tomas Jimenez learnt to play flamenco guitar from his father and other flamenco guitarists in Extramadura and Cartagena, Spain. His early training was in accompanying flamenco singing and dance and later solo playing. In time Tomas developed his own style that is very influenced by Paco Pena and Paco de Lucia. A key principle for Tomas is to play flamenco guitar music which is authentic and traditional. His performances include prestigious flamenco events in Spain and he has played at the Albert Hall and The Purcell Room, London amongst many other venues.