"Flawless” - Guitarist Magazine
We are delighted to welcome back Will McNicol to The Art House as part of his August tour, after a fantastic sell-out show in May.
Will'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 tutoured by world-class classical and acoustic guitarists including Gerald Garcia, Stuart Ryan and Thomas Leeb.
Will was born in Glasgow in 1989, and moved to the South Coast at the age of six and begun playing classical guitar under the tuition of Maurice Albin. He has since worked through graded examinations with Trinity and Guildhall and has gained Associate and Licentiate performance diplomas from Trinity College London. In 2011 was awarded a Fellowship diploma from the College - a rarity for a 21-year-old.
Performing live is something Will has done regularly for years, and his gigs have seen him share stages and bills with a huge variety of fantastic musicians from folk legend Martin Simpson to festival-headliners Mumford & Sons.
Composing is a big part of Will's musical life, and he has released four albums of original material, of which the latest three are available to purchase at gigs or via the online shop. He has been commissioned to write music for theatre, dance and film.
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.
Watch Will Here:
We are delighted that Will is to be supported by Jero Férec, described as the “brightest rising star on the UK flamenco scene.” He began the guitar aged eight and went on to study with masters of the art such as El Entri, Emilio Maya and Gerardo Núñez.
Watch him in action!
When & Where
The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue
Experience world class, fringe and local acts up close and personal in our intimate gallery space.
Most timings for performances list the doors open time, which is usually 30 minutes before the performance starts.
We also have a full programme of regular groups, workshops and socials here - click here for more information about these and to visit our main website.