Will Barnes has delighted Lost ARC audiences on several occasions in the past, both solo and in a variety of groups – we are delighted to welcome him back with a new quartet of fine local players.
**Being a Friday, wood-fired pizza will be available from The Lost ARC café kitchen until 9pm, and we’ll be putting on a selection of cocktails at the bar to get you in the mood.**
A consummate guitarist, Will’s technical brilliance is matched with an innate and versatile musicality. Will’s playing always shines with its formidable prowess yet deft touch, and his infectious ability to whip up a fervour. His versatility and virtuosity combine to produce solos with unpredictable excitement, as he draws from his rich palate of influences.
In this new quartet, Will is joined by gifted musicians Clovis Phillips, Jack Gonsalez and James Batten – a tight collective of highly-experienced jazz instrumentalists. Their carefully selected sets typically consist of timeless laid-back swing tunes, punctuated by sharply-focused fiery passages that delight. Their sound is fresh, consistently breathing new life into some classic works, alongside Will’s memorable compositions that leave audiences wanting more.
To date Will has performed with the likes of Gary Potter, Frank Vignola, Dan Cassidy, Alan Barnes and John Etheridge at some of the UK’s top theatres, clubs and festivals including Ronnie Scotts, 606 Club, Royal Albert Hall, Brecon Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the International Gypsy Guitar Festival.