Matthew Fagan World Roots Musician, Lord of the Strings Show and Matthew Fagan and the Voyages and J

Matthew Fagan World Roots Musician, Lord of the Strings Show and Matthew Fagan and the Voyages and J

 St Kilda East, Victoria, AUS
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Matthew Fagan World Roots Musician, "Lord of the Strings!" 10 String Guitarist. Finalist in Winfield International Guitar Competition 2009- 2011, The leading bluegrass/finger style competition in the world. In July 2012 Matthew appeared on opeing episode of Channel 7's " Winners and Losers".

Biography

MATTHEW FAGAN WORLD ROOTS MUSICIAN

As seen in Australian Guitar Magazine (Issue 80) and Rhythms Magazine. In July 2012 Matthew Fagan appeared on Channel 7 Network " Winners and Losers", performing his own Flamenco Compositions Arabesque and Morning Song. Matthew appears as a Flamenco Guitarist performing in the climax of the first episode for 2012.

Over 1 million viewers watched this episode, and even more is expected when this show is screened in Europe.
http://au.tv.yahoo.com/winners-and-losers/video/-/watch/29776024/winners-and-losers-tue-26-jun-series-2-episode-1/ Arabesque is off the "Voyages and Journeys" album at 37:20 minutes and Morning Song off "Indigo Moon" at 39:04 which closes the final scene.

Later in 2012, Matthew appeared in the ABC Television Production " A Moody Christmas" performing his
virtuosic hit rendition of Tocatta off the album
"One Day in Nashville". Once again Matthew's performance is the pinnacle climax of this show also to be broadcast nationally and internationally

Matthew has performed with Billy Connolly, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Bob Brozman, Lucky Oceans,The Buena Vista Social Club and more

Festival appearances include the Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Canberra, Winfield Festival Kansas, USA and a performance for His Holiness the Dalai Lama at The Parliaiment of World Religions. Matthew continues to tour nationally with his Lord of the Strings Show and "Voyages" flamenco ensemble.

Matthew is the endorsed Ukulele performer for Maton Guitars and joins an elite membership of Maton performers that include Tommy Emmanuel. Matthew presents the Maton Ukulele as a feature in his "Lord of the Strings Concerts" and special Ukulele shows.

Matthew Fagan World Roots Musician, "Lord of the Strings!"

10 String Guitar, Celtic Steel String, Slide Guitar, Ukelele and Banjo show, featuring music from his new CD
“One Day in Nashville" which is distrubuted with MGM/Planet. This is Matthew’s first recording in America. A long anticipated Solo Album, and sounds just as a live show would.

The concert is a fiery virtuosic performance of Bluegrass, Americana, Country, Blues, Celtic, Spanish Contemporary and Original music.

“One Day in Nashville” records for the first time Matthew’s impressive 10-String Arrangements that he composed for touring with Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole, The Buena Vista Social Club, Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly and material from the live show that Matthew toured the U.S.A., 2010, to the Winfield Festival, Kentucky, Hollywood and Nashville.

A particular highlight on Celtic Steel String is Matthew’s Arrangement of J.S Bach’s Toccata which was very popular when he toured with Scottish Comedian Billy Connolly

Billy Said"Matthew is the best artist I have ever toured with ".

Matthew also presents a thrilling workshop for players and fans in conjunction with the show.

Top 5 songs in audio SonicBids
www.youtube.com/user/mjb1fagan

Matthew will be touring the U.S.A. in September 2013 in Winfield, Kansas, Nashville and Austin Texas. Matthew has been a finalist out of 500 contestants in the leading international Fingerstyle Guitar competition at the Winfield/Walnut Valley Festival, annually since 2009.

MATTHEW FAGAN AND THE VOYAGES AND JOURNEYS WORLD MUSIC GROUP

Matthew is the music director/ composer of the Voyages Project and the original director of the Voyages World Music Concert which is held each year on Australia Day at Federation Square with audiences of over 20,000 people.

On the 24th of June, Matthew presented 'Voyages" at the St Kilda Town Hall, with over 290 Multicultural Artists performing to a full house.
http://matthew-fagan.com/files/voyages.html
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Voyages-Community-Arts-Project/234956329907555

Later in 2012, the 27th of October Matthew will again present Voyages as another large scale concert at the Kingsotn City Hall

The Voyages and Journeys Group is a collaboration of world musicians led by guitarist and composer Matthew Fagan. The group has performed to audiences of 30,000 as the feature of Melbourne’s Federation Square Australia Day concert and to the Dalai Lama at the Parlaiment of World Religions.

Voyages has sought to explore the various music cultures found in Australia and the world and explore new combinations to create unique Australian experiences of music making.

Thrilling audiences with fiery Arabic world grooves, soaring gypsy violin and guitar, visually audiences are thrilled by Middle eastern belly dance, Flamenco dance and Indigenous Aboriginal dance.

Voyages world music Group peforms as a 4 or 5 piece group from the following list but larger groups are also possible. The line can be tailored to your needs. The members origins are stated and they are all based in Melbourne

Matthew Fagan (Bendigo, Australia) -10 stri

Lyrics

Alaska Sunrise

Written By: Matthew Fagan

Resonator and steel string guitars, sailing into Skagway Alaska with high mountains coming down to the sea and the sun high above. Fond memories of climbing the mountains to find lakes and bears

Gypsy Caravan

Written By: Matthew Fagan

Django lives! Featuring Billy Connolly's Liberty Banjo, Selmer Macaferri Gypsy Guitar. Bruce Haymes honky tonk piano. I had the great pleasure of touring with Billy COnnolly on his Australian Tour in 1999 and he most generously presented me one of his banjos at the end of the tour. Here it is on the first recording with myself

Happy Pants

Written By: Matthew Fagan

African Dance with new world grooves featuring 1963 L series stratocaster and Steve Hadley on Electric Bass, a nod towards Paul Simon and Graceland. Adam Simmons did a fantastic horn arrangement and Ian Kitney and Raju Sharma in teh percussion section

Renaissance

Written By: Matthew Fagan

A journey back in time, music inspired by the lute moving, emotive, a song of sorrow, the companion of joy, classical guitar with steel strings with melodic bass in a sea of strings. Version also available with Strings Section

Discography

One Day in Nashville
Voyages and Journeys (Recent Release with backing musicians)
Radio Air play of
Road to Kansas
Gypsy Caravan
Voyages
Happy Pants
La Partida

Indigo Moon
Point of Departure

Set List

2 DI’s
2 Vocal Mikes
Chair

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