Roland Chadwick – The Terribly Well Dressed Cyclops of Cyclops Cottage
Roland Chadwick – Classical Guitar
Richard Watts – The Narrator
Jayne Sylvester – The Witch
This is the world premiere performance of The Terribly Well Dressed Cyclops of Cyclops Cottage.
Story and Music by Roland Chadwick
Roland made his Classical Guitar début Recital at the Sydney Opera House Broadwalk Theatre in 1988. Tours of Italy, England, Sweden and Mexico followed in 1989/90 during which he was Australia’s representative at Festival Cervantino in Mexico (’89). Roland was a founding member of The Sydney Guitar Quartet which performed early works by Roland and Richard Charl-ton. In 1990 Roland created the Paganini Project, a series of 3 concert programs with some of Australia’s finest string players and most notably with Hartmut Lindemann, the great German Viola player.
Since arriving in the UK in 1998, Roland Chadwick has been hailed as a guitarist’s guitarist by the likes of John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel. His recordings with Steve Vai, Barrie-more Barlow (Jethro Tull) and the English Chamber Orchestra are regarded as classics of their type. Other credits include: Mike Lindup – Level 42, Sir George Martin, Andy Sheppard, Alan Glen – The Yardbirds. Critics have been unanimous in their praise of his virtuosity, versatility and originality. Roland Chadwick’s output as a composer has been prodigious and has ranged from works for Solo Classical Guitar, Ballet (Bangarra Dance Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet), Experimental Jazz, Guitar Concerti to Blues and even Prog Blues with a few country songs thrown in for good measure.