George Varghese
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George Varghese

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1994 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1994
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Guitar shred pioneer Tony MacAlpine gave an outstanding performance last Monday at Studio 7. The crowd that made their way out to the venue consisted of people who have been following MacApline since the beginning of his musical career, when he burst onto the music scene with the 1986 debut solo album, Edge of Insanity. The same year his side project, M.A.R.S., released the album Project: Driver. Since then, MacAlpine has released numerous solo albums, has collaborated with numerous musicians, and has made many live guest appearances. Concrete Gardens is Tony’s twelfth solo studio album, and is entirely instrumental.

MacApline, along with drummer Aquiles Priester and bassist Bjorn Englen, put on a performance that blew everyone in attendance away. After the release of Concrete Gardens in 2015, MacAlpine announced that he had developed colon cancer and the subsequent tour had to be postponed. After going through treatments and being given the all clear in August of 2016, it was announced that Tony MacAlpine would hit the road. MacAlpine has stated in recent interviews that he performing carefully selected material from his entire solo catalog. On this night the band proceeded to perform close to ninety minutes of exceptional instrumental music. The powerhouse trio delivered a clinic that left many in the crowd wondering how that wall of sonic sound, guitar virtuosity, exceptional bass playing and superb drumming could come from only three people. Along with the amazing songs that filled the evening’s set, each member was able to showcase their individual talents by performing solos.

In direct support was Seattle’s very own guitar player extraordinaire, George Varghese, who dazzled the crowd with his great guitar wizardry. Varghese, along with his band, performed a great hour long set, mostly consisting of instrumentals. A few songs with vocals were performed, but the band shined best when they complemented Varghese’s style of playing. - Seattle Music Insider


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