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The Lamplight Club – Thomas Leeb + Carl Woodford
06/10/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£10
We’re very excited to welcome a real guitar virtuoso, acclaimed internationally for his percussive acoustic guitar playing and has built up a strong following as a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year, he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last 20 years by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
His particular style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional music gave him a sense of timing and grove that is unusual in a guitarist. All this has earned him a loyal world-wide following and influential fans such as Eric Roche who was his guitar teacher, “for about 5 minutes and then I heard him play” , Jon Gomm awarded him “10 out of 10 Gomms” and Guthrie Govan who thinks that ”what Thomas does on a acoustic guitar probably shouldn’t be legal.
Carl Woodford is a folk influenced, singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist based in Sheffield.
Key influences include the likes of Roy Harper, Robbie Basho, Bert Jansch, John Martyn and Nick Drake. Favouring the British sound Carl sings with a distinctive tone employing alternate tunings and a hybrid picking style that bring distinct flavours to his music.