Preston Reed

Preston Reed

  • Venue: The Slaughtered Lamb, London
  • Postcode: EC1V 0DX
  • Doors Open: 19:30
  • Ticket price: £15

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One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past three decades, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980’s, revolutionizing the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since, including many of today’s top players.

Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed’s visionary approach fully exploits the breath-taking orchestral potential of the guitar.

Since 1979 Preston has released fifteen critically-acclaimed albums and performed on six continents.

From his roots in blues, rock, funk and jazz to explorations in Middle Eastern and neo-classical styles, Reed's music embraces familiar sounds in a fresh and original way. His jaw-dropping skill and unrivalled musical creativity make for a mind-blowing live performance.

“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar

“Spectacular… the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen… A terrific performer” The Irish Independent

“In a class of his own”London Evening Standard

“a major musical talent” Manchester Evening News

“Will drop your jaw”Playboy

“True spellbinding guitar mastery”Guitarist Magazine

“Heart stopping tour de force”Billboard

“Reed's fiendishly intricate blend of blues, rock, country and metal styles ducks and weaves itself away from measurabilityThe Irish Times

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