Composer and guitar virtuoso Andy Mckee will visit Malta for an intimate solo concert at The City Theatre in Valletta.
Tickets here: ticketline.com.mt - http://goo.gl/GmHd3Z
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to over 150 million YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which have traveled the world over the past three years.
With his influence continuing to grow, in 2012 Andy was personally asked by living-legend Prince – yes PRINCE, who found him on YouTube! – to join his band for a series of shows in Australia. Andy now looks to challenge himself even further in 2014 and beyond with more surprise collaborations, diverse music releases, development of new instrument products (including Ernie Ball’s Aluminium Bronze strings) and ceaseless international touring including new markets such as India, Argentina, Russia, the Middle East, Greece and now Malta!!
"“Andy is a great player who puts all these guitar techniques into songs he writes and plays that make them quite interesting. But it’s still all about the song.”- ERIC JOHNSON
"This gent takes you on a vision of the future of the possibilities of the guitar, and he makes it looks promising!"-JAZZ WEEKLY
"The appeal of instrumental acoustic guitar music probably isn't obvious to everyone. It's a genre that seems almost exclusively designed for musicians. Artists like Andy McKee are doing their best to break down that particular barrier, with startlingly beautiful results."
Date: 23rd May 2015
Time: 20:00hrs Doors Open
Venue: City Theatre - Valletta