Matthew Fagan - Lord of the Strings - Burnie
An uplifting performance of Spanish, Celtic, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, New Age/ambient, contemporary and Folk popular Arrangements and Matthew's own compositions which are in many styles.
As a touring musician, Matthew has followed in the footsteps of his Grandfather Milton Parkes who toured with the Australian Opera Legend Dame Nellie Melba throughout the United States of America in the early 20th Century.
Matthew has toured with an extraordinary array of the world's greats, including: Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club;
Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly. Billy quoted that "Matthew is the best Guest Artist that I have ever toured with”.
Matthew is annually a finalist in the U.S.A Winfield Festival fingerstyle competition, the leading international competition in the world.
Recently returned from International performances, Matthew Fagan presents new and familiar works on the 10 String Guitar,
Celtic Steel String Guitar, Gretch White Falcon Guitar and Maton Ukulele.
A particular highlight of Matthew's performance is his virtuosic hit rendition of J.S Bach's Toccata on Celtic Steel String Guitar
which featured as the climax on the final episode on the Australian ABC TV1 Television Production "A Moody Christmas"
Also original flamenco music that Matthew performed live on the opening episode, Season 2 of Channel 7's "Winner and Losers"
and the beautiful ambient original song "Morning Song" that featured in the closing love scene.
A special feature of Matthew's shows are his entertaining and hilarious performances on ukulele as seen on tour with Billy Connolly
and the Buena Vista Social Club. Matthew is endorsed by Maton to present the best quality Australia made Ukulele. Matthew take
you on a Voyage around the Ukulele from the beautiful music of Hawaii to Bluegrass and Rock Classics.
Matthew Fagan is renowned for his virtuosity and versatility on guitar and always suprises audiences with his original arrangements
and modern interpretation with a magical repertoire which spans many eras, cultures and genres.
Matthew Fagan is an exhilarating, breathtaking and captivating performer and his shows are not to be missed.
"The best artist who has ever toured with me" Billy Connolly, Australia Tour
Hola Maestro, The "Tocata" was a masterpiece: a fusion that leans towards J.S. Bach in one direction ....&Paco Pena in the other! David "el Rasquito de Cord
"Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba"
Ibrahim Ferrer- The Original Buena Vista Social Club
"Matthew performs with charisma and a gentle humour that people love. He is affectionate with the audience and wins them over with his unaffected charm. He's a natural".
Zelda Cawthorne - Journalist
- Contact details
2 Jun 2013
(03) 6430 5850
The Burnie Arts And Function Centre, 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania, 7320