Gary Murphy celebrates guitar greats with Floral Pavilion show

Multi-talented guitarist and songwriter Gary Murphy is bringing his acclaimed celebration of some of the world’s greatest guitarists to Wirral audiences this month.

The award-winning musician, himself regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the UK, brings Guitar Legends thrillingly to life, accompanied by the Gary Murphy Band.

Performed by Gary – who plays 20 signature instruments during the evening – and his band, the story of guitar history is narrated by broadcasting legend Billy Butler who gives an insight into the lives and songs of some of our best-loved guitar legends including Chet Atkins, Hank Marvin, George Harrison, Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh of The Eagles, Lyndsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC’s Angus Young, and many more.

The evening also features guest appearances from Brian ‘Saxophone’ Jones of Merseybeat stars The Undertakers, rock vocalist Gary Brown and singing sensation Jade Thunder, and is presented with digital imaging and spectacular lighting design.

Gary Murphy has written several albums of original songs including the award-winning Here Comes the Rain and Dangerous and is currently a resident artist at Liverpool’s world-famous Cavern Club.

He is an ambassador of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain and has worked with many musicians and singers including Albert Lee, Jan Akkerman, James Burton, Suzy Quatro, Mel C, Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac), The Christians, China Crisis, Billy Kinsley (Liverpool Express), Mike Pender (The Searchers), Tony Crane (The Merseybeats), Flock Of Seagulls, Pete Wiley (Mighty Wah), Tony Christie, Liz McLarnon (Atomic Kitten), Gerry Marsden (The Pacemakers), Ray Ennis (The Swinging Blue Jeans), and Charlie Landsborough.

Gary Murphy says, “I’m very excited to be performing my history of the guitar show, Guitar Legends, bringing it home to end a successful mini-tour at the Floral Pavilion.

“Guitar Legends gives an insight into the lives and work of the greatest guitarists of all time, featuring more than 100 years of guitar music in one electrifying night and all genres from jazz and blues to pop, rock ‘n’ roll and classical.

“The guitar is a unique instrument, and its popularity is as strong today as it was when it was first conceived over a century ago. Where music and production progresses in the future, who knows? But one thing is for certain – there will always be a guitar legend.”

The show will play the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Thursday 23 November.

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