Pierre Bensusan

  • Tuesday | 25.09.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £14.50


A thrilling night of breathtaking brilliance in the company of one of the world’s great acoustic steel string guitarists.

“Some people had waited 25 years to see Pierre Bensusan…by the end of the night the audience was in awe and speechless after hearing one of the greatest acoustic guitar performances ever” Acoustic Guitarists

A Sephardic Jew of Algerian, Spanish and Moroccan descent, the internationally-acclaimed artist Pierre Bensusan plays out his rich heritage and much more on his guitar’s steel strings. Almost impossible to pin down stylistically, he cites many influences as diverse as Ry Cooder, Martin Carthy, Big Bill Broonzy, Paco de Lucia, Jimi Hendrix and Bert Jansch to name a few. But Bensusan is very much his own originator, whose playing exhibits remarkable dynamics and tone control, usually to be found only in the playing of high-profile classical guitarists. This, combined with his unique style of scat-singing and incredible rhythm has led to his live concerts becoming the stuff of musical myth-making. Come down to The Band for an intimate night in the company of one of modern acoustic guitar’s true greats. Advance booking strongly recommended.