String Theory, Alexander McKay, Emma and the Fragments @ Stoke Newington Guitar Festival
Stoke Newington Guitar Festival opens with a showcase of bands spanning Blues, Pop, Indie and Classical/Jazz/Metal Fusion
Alexander McKay began his journey as a singer songwriter at the age of 14. Winning one of three scholarships to study at the prestigious London based Guitar Institute where he learnt the foundations of music production, recording techniques, mix engineering and arranging. His band where signed to EMKA by owner Steve O'Rourke (Pink Floyd) and sent into the studio with Edward Shearmur (Wings Of A Dove, Kpax, Species 2) and Guy Pratt (touring bassist for Pink Floyd). Also recording with Paul Crosshoare (AC/DC, The Answer), Greg Brimson (Gary Numan, Supergrass, Eminem, and Natalie Imbruglia) and Nikolaj Juel (Heather Nova, James Morrison) on other projects furthering his production skills.
Emma and the Fragments are a four-piece genre crossing London based indie pop band who take fragments of different genres, give them an indie pop twist and create new and interesting sounds. EATF are in pre-production for their latest recording and will be playing all over London in the autumn.
Tradition next to experiment. Metal next to flamenco. Classical next to jazz. This sort of experimentation can strike fear into the heart of regular festival-goers, however String Theory, the brainchild of virtuoso guitarist Gordon Dunn and ex-Apartment26 rock bassist Louis Macan are not afraid to square the musical circle.
"Gordon Dunn is one of the most innovative & eclectic classical guitarists in the world. His virtuosic grasp of the instrument is compounded by a vast array of extended & percussive techniques that have to be seen to be believed. Don't miss him!"
Ryans Bar (View)
181 Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0UL
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