On Sunday Gary Lutton, 23 year old Acoustic Guitar Player from Belfast Northern Ireland was awarded the winner of raw 1 Series of Sky Arts Guitar Star. Whist Gary in his own words says playing the guitar is not a competition, its something to be shared and to encourage at all levels, he is grateful for this fantastic journey for the lessons learned from the mentors, judges and most of all for the wonderful contestants and friends he met along the way.
This is Gary’s home made entry video for the competition
Along the way he had the great privilege to meet his mentors Paco Pēna, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Mike Dawes and Thomas Leeb; The Judges Nitin Sawhney, Huey Morgan, Helen Sanderson, presenter Edith Bowman and had the privilege to record at Abbey Road Studios with legendary producer Tony Visconti.
You can see Gary’s 1st round Performance in Dublin here
Here Is Gary meeting Rodrigo y Gabriella
In the Final Gary played in front of 30,000 at Latitude festival. You will be able to see clips of his performance on this website coming soon
But for now we will leave you with the tv trailer for the next series