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Remi Harris Performs in New Mills and Celebrates his 1st Signature Model Guitar
October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Internationally renowned guitarist Remi Harris embarks on his next UK tour this Autumn, performing in New Mills and travelling to 22 theatres and music venues up and down the country.
Remi will perform with his duo at Spring Bank Arts on Friday 26th October following his 40 date tour earlier this year in the UK and Ireland, covering an impressive 6,000 miles.
Remi’s music has reached new audiences and he continues to gain recognition for his virtuoso talent, with the recent honour of his 1st signature model from Fylde guitars. Roger Bucknall, a well respected guitar luthier in the Lake District has handmade a ‘Remi Harris’ model guitar, inspiring budding guitarists to recreate the unique Remi Harris sound. This further cements Remi’s reputation as a leading guitarist in his field.
In his career to date, Remi has performed at the BBC Proms, Buckingham Palace, on the Chris Evans breakfast show with Jamie Cullum, Montreal Jazz Festival, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
Remi, 30, who was born in Hereford, says “It’s been an exciting year so far touring the UK, and playing Ireland for the first time. I’ve enjoyed having time this summer to work on my new album before setting off on the next tour this Autumn. It’s exciting to be playing at Spring Bank Arts for the first time”.
From the day Remi was born his mother of French origin chose the name Remi, inspired by the musical scale DO-RE-MI. His first album is called ‘Ninick’ in memory of his mother. Primarily self taught with the help of his Dad’s guitar magazines and records, Remi started playing at the age of 7, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. In his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music.
Concert goers will be treated to a spectacular night of virtuoso Gypsy Swing – with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock’n’ Roll, Funk and World Music. Musically the show is a reflection of Remi’s artistic influences – with repertoire ranging from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and all things in between, including The Beatles, Peter Green and new compositions from his anticipated third album.