BOOKING OFFER: GARY LUCAS

Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for Gary Lucas. He's available from 25th May
onwards n early August 2012.

GARY LUCAS BIO

http://www.garylucas.com

        A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an
international recording artist with over 20 acclaimed solo albums to
date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, GARY LUCAS is on
the move in 2012.
        Gary was profiled last May in the New York Times, the Wall Street
Journal, and the International Herald Tribune to coincide with the
release of his supergroup Gods and Monsters’ new studio album “The Ordeal
of Civility” (Knitting Factory), produced by Jerry Harrison which is
receiving rave reviews—4 Stars in MOJO and named one of the Best of the
Year in Rock’s Backpages. The album is due to be released in the UK and
Europe this spring. He has just released a vinyl only album in the Czech
Republic “Gary Lucas Plays Bohemian Classics” (Faust Records) of his solo
acoustic arrangements of Dvorak and other Czech classical composers. He’s
just returned from a European solo tour selling out Liverpool’s
Philharmonic Hall two nights in a row with his Captain Beefheart
Symposium, performing his live score for Spanish “Dracula” at the annual
music festival of Bilbao Spain, recording with Bryan Ferry in London,
performing solo in Portugal where he was profiled on the cover of two
national newspapers, and finishing in Paris where he was profiled in the
French left paper Politis. Last summer Gary performed at the Grammy
Museum in LA as part of their “Great Guitar” Series which further
bolstered his credentials as “one of the best and most original
guitarists in America” (Rolling Stone).
        Gary just wrapped recording the debut album of his psychedelic dance
music project Wild Rumpus with his partner Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, and
their latest 12 inch vinyl single “Cloudhopping” sold-out its first
pressing in one week. He recently premiered his new live solo guitar
score for Luis Bunuel’s “El Angel Exterminador” at the 33rd Havana Film
Festival in December and rocked the 48th New York Film Festival last fall
with the US premiere of his Spanish “Dracula” project performing his
original solo guitar score live to accompany a screening of the legendary
1931 film. He is about to perform the third film of his Latin horror
trilogy, Jose Mojica Marins a/k/a Coffin Joe’s “This Night I Will Possess
Your Corpse” at SXSW after a successful US debut at Lincoln Center’s
LatinBeat Film Festival last August.
         Last year Gary Lucas made successful performing debuts in China, Cuba,
the Canary Islands, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico alongside
his usual non-stop touring in Europe and North America. His new live
expanded concert version of his celebrated album of arrangements of 30’s
Chinese pop, “The Edge of Heaven”, featuring his band and two female
vocalists he auditioned in Shanghai last year, just received standing
ovations last June at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and
the Nijmegen MusicMeeting. His recent album, “Rishte” (Harmonia Mundi),
a blues/raga collaboration with Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar, made #4 on
the World Music Charts Europe and the pair garnered a 5 star review in
The Financial Times for their live show and an ovation at WOMAD Los
Palmas. He released his first ever coloured vinyl single “Music for the
Eden Project” on 5nakefork Records last year to acclaim which has been
used as the soundtrack for UK visual artist Paul McGowan’s installation
at the Eden Project in Cornwall. And he is scheduled to perform for the
second year in a row at the Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany with his
Beefheart tribute band Fast ‘N’ Bulbous.
        Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s
most popular avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the
100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield
guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” by The New
York Times, “a true axe God” by Melody Maker, and “One of the five best
guitarists in the world” by the national Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny,
the British world music magazine fRoots recently described Gary Lucas as
“without question, the most innovative and challenging guitarist playing
today.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote: “Gary Lucas is one of the
best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.”
Best-selling author/producer Dan Levitin (“This Is Your Brain On Music”)
recently cited Gary as “the greatest living electric guitarist”.
        Gary Lucas tours the world relentlessly both solo and with several
different ensembles, including his longtime band Gods and Monsters, whose
ranks once included the late singer Jeff Buckley. Gary co-wrote two of
Jeff Buckley’s most famous hits, “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”, which opened
Jeff’s double platinum Sony album “Grace”, which MOJO magazine named the
#1 Modern Classic Rock Album. Their early collaborations can also be
heard on the Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas album “Songs to No One”, which
charted internationally with worldwide sales approaching 100,000. Other
notable Lucas albums include his recently reissued 2001 album “The Edge
of Heaven”, an album of Gary’s lush arrangements of 30’s Chinese pop
songs, which made #1 on the World Music charts and received rave reviews
around the world. To date he has released over 20 acclaimed albums in
multiple genres, and performed in over 40 countries.
Gary Lucas makes his home in NYC.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Regards.

Alain

Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
https://debloque.wordpress.com
www.lesateliersclaus.com

info@somenoise.be
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