Gary Lutton is an instrumental acoustic guitarist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the winner of the UK/Ireland Sky TV competition Guitar Star (2015) where he had the opportunity to work with legends such as Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mike Dawes & Paco Pena. He recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti & played the main stage at Latitude festival for 30,000 people. Gary has also played with Thomas Leeb, Newton Faulkner, Jacques Stotzem, Chris Woods Groove & as part of Nitin Sawhney’s band.
His unique style said to draw’s the listener to his world as he blends interesting percussive techniques with intricate harmony’s, melody & bass of a live band. He draws influences from Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac & John Martyn.
Gary releases his 1st EP Departure on 4th April 2016 lifting off his recording career with a 4 track EP featuring 2 Originals and 2 Arrangements it is mixed and mastered by Eric Spitzer-Marlyn at the Hitbox Altenburg (of U2, Brian Eno & Thomas Leeb fame)
Gary is also signed to Fret Monkey records and is endorsed by Lowden Guitars
What fellow artists are saying about Gary Lutton:
“Gary has fantastic presence and power on guitar and I expect to hear great things from him.” – Thomas Leeb
“I know it’s good to look at, but if you just listen, it’s just beautiful music” Tony Visconti (Producer)
“He’s got that soul and grace in his playing” – Rodrigo Sanchez (Rodrigo y Gabriella)
“Gary is amazing, beautiful stuff, I wish I could play guitar like that for real” – Sea Sick Steve
“Thoughtful, emotive and beautiful” – Chris Woods Groove
“The purity of Gary’s playing shines” – Acoustic Magazine