“A NIGHT OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR” featuring NICK BRIGHTWELL
Thursday 18th May - 7pm
Lewis Eady Showroom. 75 Great South Road, Epsom
Lewis Eady wishes to invite you to a special night of six string bliss at the hands of one of New Zealand’s most impressive young guitarist, Nick Brightwell. Come and relax in the airy comfort of our showroom while you are delivered a tailored performance of fingerstyle delights.
The performance will be a showcase of fingerstyle guitar pieces which show the progression of the genre and the guitar playing style. The performance will be just over an hour (with intermission) boasting historical information, artistic relevance and personal input from Nick to create a context for the performed pieces. Nick will play pre-WWII Delta Blues, early American fingerstyle, British Isle folk music, and spotlight stand out artists that developed fingerstyle guitar from the 1960’s to 2000’s. The audience will walk away informed on the genre, entertained by its virtuosity and intrigued by the genres it represents.
Tickets are limited so get in fast - Adults $15. | Youngsters free
- includes a complimentary drink & nibbles
Nick grew up in Cambridge NZ where he began playing classical guitar at a young age. He started his tertiary education in 2008 at The New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, a post that was to be cut short later in the same year, when Nick was accepted to The Peck School of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The young wide eyed Waikato lad packed up his guitar and swandri and made for the below zero climes of Midwestern USA. For five years he studied finger style guitar performance at the school (all the while playing regular sets at local hotels, restaurants and venues across the Midwest) and in 2013 graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Fingerstyle Performance and a Certificate in Rock and Roll studies. Now residing in Auckland and performing most weeks around the City, Nick is also one of Lewis Eady Music School’s most inspiring teachers