Antidote Sound System presents Gary Lutton. Matthew Malcolm and Gavin Ferris from Belfast Guitar Society
Live at the Atlantic Bar / Dockers Portrush Friday 10th June
doors 9 p.m. £4 entry / £3 students
Gary Lutton is an instrumental acoustic guitarist from Belfast. He won the Sky Arts competition Guitar Star (2015) in which he had the opportunity to work with artists such as Rodrigo y Gabriella, Mike Dawes and Paco Pena. He recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti and played the main stage at Latitude Festival to 30,000 people. Gary’s first EP, Departure is a four-track affair featuring 2 originals and 2 arrangements mixed by Erik-Spitzer Marlyn at the Hitbox Altenburg (U2/Brian Eno/Thomas Leeb fame)
With elements of grunge, fingerstyle, and good old fashioned rock, Matthew’s music is typified by gritty low chords, unusual vocal melodies, and clean fingerstyle breaks combined with powerful percussion and rhythmical grooves. Playing exclusively acoustic guitar in the last 6 years his original material has been influenced by John Martyn, Pearl Jam, Tommy Emmanuel and Jeff Buckley.
“Gavin is as skilled a guitarist as I have ever seen. He plays with an intensity and passion that is genuinely startling. Live he worked his instrument like a man possessed and kept audiences rapt through every note he played. A huge talent.”
Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster
Originally an Irish traditional player, In 2007, after being inspired by other guitar players such as Antoine Dufour, Tommy Emmanuel, Thomas Leeb and more famously Andy McKee, Gavin adopted a more percussive style of playing incorporating other forms of music such as rock, metal, flamenco, jazz and blues while still trying to hold on to his traditional roots.