Scottish Guitar Quartet

Scottish Guitar Quartet

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With the release of their 3rd album, "Landmarks", The Scottish Guitar Quartet continue to set the world of guitar alight. Hailed in the press as, "world class in every respect", SGQ are one of the finest and most unique guitar ensembles performing today.

Biography

Formed in the spring of 2000, The Scottish Guitar Quartet have toured extensively in UK, Ireland and in Europe.
Inspired by Celtic, Modern Classical and Jazz combined with World Music, the four guitarist-composers create a unique musical panorama; bringing together diverse elements to produce a powerful, elegant, distinctive sound.
Each musician has his own individual 'voice', a vital ingredient in any ensemble, and the textures and timbres produced by the Scottish Guitar Quartet ensure an electrifying experience for every listener.

Nigel Clark - Signed to New York label Arkadia Records, Nigel is a stunning performer who has worked with pop/jazz chart-toppers Hue and Cry and legendary jazz singer Carol Kidd. An unbelievably gifted guitarist, he has a worldwide reputation that continues to grow.

Malcolm MacFarlane - A truly awesome guitarist and composer who not only worked in the London scene at the very highest level for over a decade, but toured extensively with Barbara Thompson, Shakatak and recently Jamie Cullum.

Kevin MacKenzie - Without doubt a rare and incredible musical talent busy not only in the Jazz field but across the Scottish folk scene as well. Recently honoured in his home country by receiving a prestigious "Creative Scotland" award, Kevin has numerous album releases and has toured extensively across Europe and the US.

Ged Brockie - A truly gifted guitarist and prolific composer not only for SGQ, but writing for numerous groups including media broadcast/film projects. Ged also works with a Hollywood composer of note for a filmscoring program as well as busying himself with educational programs and having input with new sample products.

Discography

2006 - Near The Circle Re-release on Circular
2005 - Landmarks - Circular
2003 - Fait Accompli - Circular
2001 - Near The Circle - Caber

Set List

The Scottish Guitar Quartet typically plays two fifty minute sets with a twenty minute interval.

The repertoire comprises original compositions from the recordings "Near The Circle", Fait Accompli" and "Landmarks".