George Fell comes to Band on the Wall to launch his highly anticipated E.P. George Fell From Grace on May 22nd in association with Brighter Sound. The evening will also feature performances from Shunya and Claire Northey.
With his unique fingerpicking guitar technique combining sweet, rapid melodic runs with driving locomotive rhythm, Fell has been mesmerizing UK audiences with his instrumentals and arrangements for almost a decade. Originally developing his style from early Blues and Country recordings, Fell has extensively explored the capacity of the guitar as a solo instrument and is able to individually create sounds from genres not associated with guitar, such as Ska and Electronica with compelling intensity. His versatility as a guitarist has lead to a colourful back catalogue of collaborations, including performing with Bez (Happy Mondays), making guest appearances on Manchester hip hop mixtapes and recently touring with DJ Yoda as part of his collaborative album project Breakfast of Champions. His solo performances display a vividly refreshing approach to the guitar and leaves audiences enthralled and exhilarated.
Support comes from Alan Keary aka Shunya. Keary is an Irish born multi-instrumentalist and producer. Coming from a family with a strong musical tradition, Alan has been writing and producing music from the early age of fourteen. Now based in Manchester, under the alias “Shunya” his sound is an amalgamation of influences stemming from his early childhood years of classical violin, the sound of the Manchester nightlife and jazz bass playing.
Completing the bill is Claire Northey, playing a fusion of European, African and East European melodies with looped beats on violin, she will be joined by trumpet player Nick Oakley.