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Clive Carroll - Peerless guitar phenomenon! (with Will McNicol & Steve Picken) \ Fri 2nd March

The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Friday, 2 March 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)

Clive Carroll - Peerless guitar phenomenon! (with Will...

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14 Feb 2018 £13.95 £1.34
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1 Mar 2018 £17.95 £1.56
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The Art House presents an incredible evening of music with arguably the best acoustic guitarist in the country. Clive will be with us on TWO dates ... this one and Saturday 3rd March.

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no other word for it...’ and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking them for their private parties, then you know that something pretty special is going on. Welcome to the world of UK acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll...


Take a look at Clive with Steve and Will previously at the Art House:

We are delighted to welcome Clive back to The Art House after two previous extraordinary nights of incomparable music.

Top shelf virtuoso playing” – Acoustic Magazine

Incredible acoustic talent” – Guitarist Magazine 

Clive usually sets the benchmark that other acoustic players then try to achieve ... it’s tempting to wonder if there is, in fact, any acoustic guitar style that Mr Carroll hasn’t mastered” – Guitar Techniques

The great thing about Clive is that his breathtaking playing and ever-impressive technique is never allowed to triumph over intense musicality and listenability. Peerless - no other word for it” – FRoots Magazine 

"Probably the Best and Most Original Young Acoustic Guitar Player and Composer in Britain" - Acoustic Guitar Magazine (USA)

Clive Awards:

The John Halford Prize for Composition (1994)

Gladys Puttick Memorial Prize for Extemporisation (1994 & 1998)

Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (1997)

First Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar (1998 Trinity College)

Montagu Cleeve Prize for Guitar (1998)

Essex Young Musician of the Year (1999)


Support tonight is from Steve Picken Music

Presented by Will McNicol

Check out Steve's music here:

Will McNicol's playing has won him numerous awards, including Guitarist Magazine's coveted UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2011, held at London's Southbank Centre. He has been tutored by world-class classical and acoustic guitarists including Gerald Garcia, Stuart Ryan and Thomas Leeb.

Will’s music is influenced by styles from all over the world, and he has developed his own unique sound, with Celtic folk being the underlying inspiration behind a large majority of his own pieces. His performances have been described as “beautifully flawless”, as he swaps between nylon and steel string guitars to show the sheer variety of tone guitars can offer.






Can't make this date?  Clive is also playing on Saturday 3 March BOOK HERE 

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Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.

A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand-selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?  

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The Art House Southampton CIC
178 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW Southampton
United Kingdom

Friday, 2 March 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)

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