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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Guitarist Remi to perform at Whale

Remi Harris
Remi Harris

Guitarist Remi Harris will perform in Whale Theatre in Greystones on Saturday, October 12.

With a variety of electric and acoustic guitars and a ukulele, Remi will perform with double bassist Tom Moore.

Remi has already performed in more than 40 theatres and music venues in England, Wales, and Scotland this year, including a festival in the South of France.

His music has reached new audiences and he continues to gain recognition for his virtuoso talent, with the recent honour of his first signature model from Fylde guitars. Roger Bucknall, a well respected guitar luthier in the Lake District has handmade a 'Remi Harris' model guitar, inspiring budding guitarists to recreate the unique Remi Harris sound. This further cements Remi's reputation as a leading guitarist in his field.

In his career to date, Remi has performed at the BBC Proms, Buckingham Palace, on the Chris Evans breakfast show with Jamie Cullum, Montreal Jazz Festival, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

'I'm really looking forward to returning to Ireland,' he said. 'Last year was the first time we played there and it was a lot of fun. This time I'll be playing with a great double bass player called Tom Moore. We've played together for many years and I've been really enjoying playing our new material.'

The day Remi was born his mother of French origin chose the name Remi, inspired by the musical scale DO-RE-MI. His first album is called 'Ninick' in memory of his mother. Predominantly self taught with the help of his Dad's guitar magazines and records, Remi started playing at the age of seven, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. In his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. Since then he has an increasing following on YouTube and social media around the world and a growing reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.

Concert goers will be treated to a spectacular night of virtuoso guitar playing - with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk and World Music. Musically the show is a reflection of Remi's artistic influences - with a repertoire ranging from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and all things in between, including The Beatles, Peter Green and new compositions from his anticipated third album.

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