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‘Something extravagantly special’ – MOJO ‘Hushed and haunting’ – THE GUARDIAN ‘Exquisite agony’ – UNCUT +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ JonnoPromotions are thrilled to welcome Richard Walters back to the Isle of Man for his first concert in almost three years. Best known to Manx audiences through his friendship and performances with the late Katherine Crowe, he is really looking forward to his return. This will be his Laxey debut and the first time he has visited the Island as a solo artist. He will have a couple of friends appearing during the show, one of which will be his special guest support, the wonderful Christy D. Laxey Institute is a “bring your own” venue, so that keeps the cost of the evening down for you. Tickets are £15 and available online at http://etickets.im/jp. Hard copy tickets from Laxey Post Office, the Laxey Chemist and Peter Norris Music. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Richard Walters is an English songwriter and singer based in London. As a solo artist he has released three critically acclaimed albums and four EP’s since 2007. His music has featured on a number of US TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Revenge. He also fronts new collaborative project Liu Bei. As a songwriter and collaborator Richard has worked with a number of exceptional artists, writers and producers including Dan Wilson, Morgan Page, Bernard Butler, Guy Sigsworth, Solomun, Gabrielle Aplin, Nina Nesbitt, Olafur Arnalds, Faultline, Apocalyptica, Alison Moyet and Grace Lightman.
GuitarFest 2015 - 1, 2, 3 October 2015 Have you got your tickets yet? http://www.jonnopromotions.com/events/ Evening concerts Oct 1 - 8pm, Chris T-T at the Laxey Institute (£10) Oct 2 - 8pm,Nick Harper at the Villa Marina Arcade (£15) Oct 3 - 8pm, Simon Thacker's Karmana Trio at the Villa Marina Arcade (£15) Daytime Events Daytime Oct 3 12-13:30 - classical cello masterclass with Justyna Jablonska (Villa Marina Arcade) (£10) Daytime Oct 3 - 12-13:30 - classical guitar masterclass with Simon Thacker (Peter Norris Music) (£10) Daytime Oct 3 - 14-15:30 Culture Vannin folk guitar workshop with Jenn Morrison (£5) JonnoPromotions GuitarFest Industry Seminar sponsored by Creative Industries (Department of Economic Development): "First Steps Into The UK Music Industry: Get Your Music Off The Rock” presented by and presided over by ChrisT-T.10AM registration, 10:30 start - will finish by 18:30. Full details on http://www.jonnopromotions.com/events/guitarfestindustryseminarwithchristt/
Friday 1st May, 2015, The Institute, Laxey & Sunday 3rd May, 2015, Erin Arts Centre - DOORS 7pm, show 7:30pm One of Britain's funniest men, returns to the Isle of Man. JonnoPromotions presents "An evening with Richard Digance". Tickets £15 from http://www.eTickets.im/jp Also available from the Laxey Chemist & the Laxey Post Office for Friday 1st and from Erin Arts Centre box office for Sunday 3rd. Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, the late Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has. ROARING SUCCESS AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!!!!* * * * * FIVE STAR (TOP RATING) EDINBURGH REPORTER* * * * EDINBURGH HERALD* * * * THREE WEEKS PICK OF THE FRINGE - MERVYN STUTTER REVIEW Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy songwriting. Richard Digance is also a world-acclaimed poet. His poetry is published around the world, from The University of British Columbia, Canadian syllabus for English; Fearndon Teaching Aids, Illionois, USA, The Oxford University Anthology of Poetry, The West Indies Schools syllabus and more recently in Australia, Swaziland and in Cape Town, South Africa as part of English First Additional Language Grade 8 Reader. He has survived all trends with his two hour one-man show, an entertainer who many younger comedians, including Ross Noble, claim as one of their major influences. On his own ITV Saturday-night show Richard has played guitar with Queen's Brian May, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Chris deBurgh, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Elkie Brooks.