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Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor announce UK Tour | FESTIVALPHOTO

Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor announce UK Tour

Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor are pleased to announce “The Colonel & The Governor UK Tour 2013”. A forthcoming collaborative acoustic album of the same name is scheduled for UK release in February 2013. The 16-date tour, which sees both guitarists playing together and separately, starts March 7 at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898,

While they are both serious "men of letters" with Tommy Emmanuel being an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary masters (MA) and Martin Taylor being an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) and holder of two Honourary Doctorates, they honour each other affectionately with these titles. Both acoustic guitarists are leaders of music in their respective countries - Australia and the UK. Call it a British Commonwealth thing.

Known for his complex finger-picking style, Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist who performs energetic concerts, and is highly regarded for the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In 2008 and 2010, Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers Poll voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist. Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him, “the acoustic guitarist of his generation.”

Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre (March 7)
Gateshead, The Sage (March 8)
Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (March 9)
Wolverhampton, Robin 2 (March 10)
Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre (March 12)
Exeter, Corn Exchange (March 13)
Bristol, Colston Hall (March 14)
London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 16)
Folkestone, Leas Cliffe Hall (March 17)
Crawley, Hawth Theatre (March 18)
Ipswich, Corn Exchange (March 20)
Chesterfield, Winding Wheel (March 21)
Halifax, Victoria Theatre (March 22)
Ulverston, Coronation Hall (March 24)
Aberdeen, Lemon Tree (March 26)
Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall (March 28)

Writer: Anthony May
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