Monday 26th of February 2018
The Glee Club, Birmingham

With support from:
Mary Spender

Ticket price: £12.50adv
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Doors open at 7.30pm
Venue and Locality: The Glee Club, Birmingham
Postcode: B5 4TD

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Mike Dawes is hailed as one of the world’s finest and most
creative modern fingerstyle guitar performers.

His acclaimed solo music has gained over 50 million hits on popular video
sharing sites and since the release of his debut album in 2013 he has toured
almost every continent on the planet, with an average of 150 concerts per year.

Mike needs to be seen live to be believed. His ability to create the most unusual tones
and textures simultaneously from a single acoustic guitar leaves fellow
musicians stunned. Bass, melody, harmony and percussion all seamlessly produced
using his signature technical yet intrinsically musical guitar technique.

His show is not just for guitar fans however, his entertaining and humorous rapport
transcends the traditional guitar concert. Extraordinary virtuosity meets Monty
Python via a one-man rock show. Mike has recorded with and taught multiple
grammy winning artists, appeared on film and TV soundtracks, released apps,
written for the world’s best selling music magazines and in addition to his
solo work, currently performs alongside and in support of the legendary
frontman of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, the debut live DVD of which entered
the US Billboard charts at #2.

Musicians including John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Gotye, Billy Sheehan and James Valentine
(Maroon 5) have all spoken of their admiration towards Mike’s work.

At 28 years of age, Mike has made a huge impact in a relatively
short space of time. His persistent work ethic and entertainingly meticulous
approach to composition and performance on a single instrument has seen raised
smiles and dropped jaws all over the world. He is not a typical guitar player.
On a single steel string guitar Mike is able to coax out the most unusual and
subtle textures, whilst performing layers and layers of music simultaneously
using complex micro-techniques led predominantly by the right hand.

In a style that is hard to illustrate, the young Brit combines rock, folk, funk
and pop music in an instrumental concoction that leaves listeners both confused
and intrigued. However, it’s his innate musicality and ear for melody that give
listeners something different. Mike is able to utilise his advanced technical
arsenal to achieve a musical and emotional end, a skill set often lacking in
this instrumental category. In the live arena, his British humour and electric
presence sprinkle an entertainment not uncommon in a comedy club. He does not
take himself seriously, but the music is taken very seriously.