06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015
We are delighted to welcome back Richard Durrant for his 2nd concert at Upfront. His mode of transport to reach us this time is rather different .......
After a successful, 1,500 mile, seven week Cycling Music tour last year the UK’s busiest virtuoso guitarist is back in the saddle.
Ever the maverick Richard Durrant will pedal up to 100 miles between gigs carrying everything on his bike, performing a varied selection of virtuoso guitar music chosen to highlight the chameleon like qualities of this popular instrument. The show will feature Durrant’s own Cycling Music for guitar, sequencers and pre-recorded bicycle percussion, complete with spectacular projected animations.
Cycling Music was written for Richard’s very successful and popular, 2014 album, used during the BBC’s coverage of last year’s Le Tour as well as in the film Bicycle (Blue Hippo Productions), on ITV’s Cycle Show and on BBC Radio3.
The cycling minstrel will also find room in his cycle trailer for his favourite ukulele on which he’ll perform works by JS Bach. Richard, producer of “ The Secret of Life” by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, is something of a uke specialist.
This year Richard is very proud to be riding a bike built especially for the tour by Marek Aurelius based around an Aurelius Colombus Zoma road bike.
All Tickets £12.50.
Pre-concert supper is available fron 6pm. Advance booking only (Tel.017684 84538).