Gareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson

 Cwmbran, Wales, GBR

Gareth Pearson has taken the world of acoustic guitar by storm. From
Cwmbran in Wales, Gareth is being recognized as the uncontested
leader of today’s up and coming “nouveau” guitarists, and is already an
inspiration to countless players worldwide, young and old alike.


Tommy Emmanuel first heard Gareth play when was only 15 years old
and subsequently asked him to perform as his opening act.
While Gareth was on stage, Tommy called the president of the Chet
Atkins Appreciation Society, held his phone up for him to hear, and then
spontaneously invited Gareth to perform with him at this prestigious
Nashville event.

Tommy then took Gareth on tour throughout the UK, which not only
brought an incredible amount of well-deserved attention to Gareth’s
unique self-taught style and flawless execution, but also earned him
numerous engagements with some of the biggest music festivals and
other similar events throughout Europe.

Barely out of his teens, Gareth already has a formidable string of
concerts under his belt. He has performed at countless events
throughout Europe and North America, including the following:

Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada
Blue Skies Festival, Canada
Canadian Guitar Festival, Canada
Ullapool Guitar Festival, Scotland
Ards Guitar Festival, Ireland
Acoustic Strings Festival, Holland
International Guitar Night, Germany
Festival de Guitare de Nice, France
Cambridge Folk Festival, England
Ely Folk Festival, England
Southwell Folk Festival, England
Trowbridge Folk Festival, England
Cumbria Guitar Show, England
London International Music Show, England
Green Man Festival, Wales
Small Nations International Festival, Wales
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Canada
Ottawa Folk Festival, Canada
Montreal Guitar Show, Canada
Six Bars Jail Festival di Chitarra Acustica, Italy

His exuberant style and incredible skills make him one of the most sought-
after performers of fingerstyle guitar today. Gareth is known to be the
surprise hit of most of the events at which he performs.


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