Brad Prevedoros

Brad Prevedoros

 Victoria, British Columbia, CAN
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Award winning guitarist Brad Prevedoros is renowned for his instrumental virtuosity, exuberant live performances, original compositions and innovative interpretations of Jazz, Latin, and popular works.

Biography

"As a music critic I have heard some of the great guitarists - Paul Galbraith, Christopher Parkening and a few others - so I knew the moment Brad Prevedoros touched the strings that he far exceeded the expectations we bring to musicians who perform in public spaces. Go listen to him live."
Grant Hayter-Menzies - Black Press Group Music Critic

With twenty five years of touring, 5000 venues and a half a million recordings sold, guitarist Brad Prevedoros performs over 200 concerts a year. In the fall of 2012 he will be releasing his latest CD, a collection of solo guitar arrangements with the theme of love and friendship featuring celebrated favourites such as Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.

“Often it seems Brad is working with more than the normal complement of fingers. Latin rhythms tend to sneak in frequently. Sometimes, it's a progressive series of delicately shaded chords; sometimes the music bubbles and fizzes like champagne, occasionally, a suspicion of boogie woogie. Lovely stuff, and very listenable.”
Patrick Brown – Island Tides

In 2000, the title track from his recording "Firedance" was selected to be in the "Best Of The West" collector's edition titled "Go West - A Vital Collection Of Western Canadian Music". Brad Prevedoros’ next album “In Motion” was nominated for a 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. In 2006, through public vote, Brad won Vancouver Island’s Monday Magazine Performer’s award. Tracks of his recordings have been included in over thirty music compilations throughout the world.

Brad has performed on live television and radio, his music can be heard regularly on CBC national and regional radio. It can also be heard on college and co-op radio stations throughout the world. His original compositions have been used in many television, theatre and commercial video productions. In 2010 Hal Leonard Music published a book of his Celtic and folk arrangements.

Having toured across Canada, the United States, and Europe he has won audience approval appealing to all ages. Performance locations have included Vancouver’s Chan Centre, Spain’s Cabra Concert Hall, Victoria Jazz Fest, Filberg Festival, and the Harrison Festival. Brad is frequently asked to perform for events at British Columbia’s Government House and has played for former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Lieutenant Governors Iona Campagnolo and Steven L. Point.

Performances have included concert halls in Victoria, Vancouver, Sidney, Williams lake, 100 Mile House, Creston, Summerland, Sechelt, Fort Saint John, Port Hardy, Nanaimo, Duncan, Gabriola Island, Salt Spring Island, Pender Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island, Galiano Island and Cabra, Spain. Festivals such as The Harrison Festival, Victoria Jazz Fest, Kispiox Festival, Islands Folk Fest, Filberg Festival and Butchart Gardens. Club bookings on Vancouver Island at The Empress Hotel, Sooke Harbour House, The Aerie Resort, the Victoria Folk Club, Long Beach Resort, and with B.C. Ferries to provide on board entertainment for the 2004 and 2005 season. Television appearances on Ch TV, A Channel and Shaw Cable. Live radio performances for C.B.C.’s All Points West, Village 900 and CFAX in Victoria as well as CKUA in Edmonton.

Presenter Comments:

"Thank you so much for being part of our festival this year. We received very positive feedback on your performance, and thanks for the great music. You were a pleasure to work with and hope we can do it again soon."
Phyllis Stenson, Harrison Festival Society, Harrison Hot Springs

"It’s especially pleasing to have a guitar player of Brad’s caliber who can connect with an audience in such an inclusive manner; a player who can tell a good story. I could describe his musical style as popkeltazz. (but I won’t). Our audience was riveted to Brad’s tech skill using alternate tunings to full advantage, giving the impression of hexadactyly.
On the other hand (honest, the pun wasn’t intended) we were only too pleased to sing along (in 6 parts at least) with more familiar and yes, (heaven forgive us) even popular renditions. Brad parted the stage to an encore and a standing ovation. The guitar gurus at the club were left smiling; and the hummers, harmonizers and poets were all a happy lot. Brad Prevedoros is a talent to be experienced."
Rob Castle, Booking Coordinator, Victoria Folk Music Society

"Thank you so much for being part of the Island Showcase 2005. Your performance at the art gallery was spellbinding and I am sure you made many more fans as the feedback was extremely positive. I look forward to working with you again."
Elly Parker, Island Showcase Coordinator, Nanaimo


Discography

1995 – Firedance
1998 - Celtic Moods
2000 - West Coast Serenade,
2001 - In Motion
2002 - Moonlight On Roses,
2005 - Yuletide Favourites For Guitar
2005 - After Hours
2009 - Pacific Sky
2011 - Three Worlds
2012 - Silhouette

All recordings are internationally distributed with total sales exceeding 400,000 units. Various tracks have been included on over twenty music compilations. They receive regular airplay on C.B.C. national and regional programs as well as on private, college and co-op radio stations throughout the world.

Set List

Set #1
1) Song For Justin (Prevedoros)
2) On Cape Blanco (Prevedoros)
3) Gymnopedie (Satie)
4) The Alchemist (Prevedoros)
5) Hallelujah (Cohen)
6) Mountains And Meadows (Prevedoros)
7) Black Orpheus (Bonfa)
8) Meagan (Prevedoros)
9) Castles In The Sand (Prevedoros)
10) Icarus (Towner)
11) Café Dezine (Prevedoros)
12) What A Wonderful World (Weiss / Thiele)
13) Blue Moon (Rodgers / Hart)

Set #2
1) Willis Pont Swing (Prevedoros)
2) Come By The Hills (traditional)
3) I'm Yours (Mraz)
4) Chia’s Flight (Prevedoros)
5) Romanza d’Amour (traditional)
6) Classical Gas (Williams)
7) Pacific Sky (Prevedoros)
8) Innocenti (Towner / Burton)
9) Iris lovers (Prevedoros)
10) Galopera (traditional)
11) Amaryllis (Prevedoros)