CHRISTIAN LAVERICK

Free Guitar Workshop! 7 - 8pm

followed by

Concert (admission £3.50 / accompanied children U16 free entry )

THU 8 APR

Christian Laverick has been thrilling audiences and listeners since 1998 with nationwide performances and recordings. Those who attended the Heart Of Lincolnshire Club in its Coningsby days may recall Christian's floor spot at an open mic night in the early days of his solo career.

Hailed as a brilliant new voice in the realms of virtuoso acoustic guitar/songwriters, Christian follows in the footsteps of legends such as Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, John Renbourn etc, yet manages to create a style that is truly individual. His lyrical, expressive song-writing delivered by a powerful yet sensitive voice and awesome finger-style guitar playing set him apart from mainstream performers. After several years studying and teaching both electric and acoustic guitar Christian has developed a large repertoire of scales, chords, tunings and original playing techniques much of which is discussed in the workshop. Bring your guitar!

After the Guitar Workshop, Christian will be performing in concert setting. Emerging from Lincoln band The Flag in the mid 90's, where his acoustic guitar work, strong vocals and powerful songs gave the band a distinctive style. The acoustic side of their music was showcased on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, and later Christian included 'Burning Boat', a song that featured on his debut CD in the band's live shows.

Christian took the big career move to become a solo artist in the mid 90's, releasing his remarkable debut CD 'Forget' soon after. Originally based in Lincoln, Christian re-located to Derby signing to the 'New Day' label (who also included bands such as Blodwyn Pig on its books) soon after. He released his second album 'Change Of Heart' in 2000. Recently Christian has once again been featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, playing music from his new CD 'Chromatica'

Christian songs are "flushed with emotion behind a rich tapestry of guitar sounds that create a vivid picture of this rising talent."

"His wonderful guitar playing and distinctive voice will capture the listeners attention immediately." (Fizgig)

For more information visit the Christian Laverick website

This event is supported by The Arts Council of England

Free Guitar Workshop!


CHRISTIAN LAVERICK (with pre concert guitar workshop) - HEART OF LINCOLNSHIRE FOLK, ROOTS & BLUES CLUB, EAGLE LODGE HOTEL, WOODHALL SPA

The guitar workshop is acoustic and will cover - fingerstyle technique and patterns, chord progressions and harmony, scale choices, understanding tunings, using technology and more if possible. The performance includes material from the new album and some older classics.

This event is sponsored by the East Midlands Arts Council.