The Edinburgh Guitar Night is the premier event for showcasing guitarists of all genres in the city, presenting acclaimed artists from Scotland, the UK and the rest of Europe.
The fifth event in the series presents:
Justin St-Pierre is a self-taught performer and composer originally from Quebec. With more than 300,000 views on YouTube and winner of the Canadian Guitar Festival, Justin St-Pierre is one of the benchmarks of fingerstyle guitar. Justin recently relocated to France, and has toured Canada, New Caledonia, the US, and soon China. We are delighted to have him in Edinburgh for his debut performance in Scotland.
Justin creates a contrast between the simplicity of the instrument and the complexity of his music. He offers an unique musical journey and an impressive visual performance. Three albums to his credit, the composer travels the world in search of inspiration and multi-cultural sharing. His music is above all an invitation to travel, inspired by the places and states of mind crossed over time. Filled with emotion, his instrumental pieces offer introspection, as they subtly touch the heart and the soul.
Tony Iommi – “Becky’s playing is mesmerising”
Born in Rochdale, England, Becky Langan is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar.
Becky was a semi-finalist on Guitar Star 2016 (Series 2) which aired on Sky Arts - a TV show which scours the UK to discover a world class guitarist. Throughout this competition, she recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti and received mentor sessions from many iconic musicians, including; Tony Iommi, George Benson, Wilko Johnson, Jon Gomm and Preston Reed.
Becky has since grown an appreciative audience from all over the world, and to this day, has generated over 7000 Facebook followers and three million views on one video alone. Following her appearance at the NAMM show in LA, Becky’s ability was soon recognised by some of the most acclaimed brands. She is proud to endorse G7th Capos, ToneWood Amp, Jim Dunlop and Taylor Guitars, and is honoured to own her own signature guitar strings with Newtone strings.
ALI TOD & JENNY CLIFFORD
Ali and Jenny are giving their debut concert performance as a duo in the last Edinburgh Guitar Night of the year. They are both graduates of Edinburgh Napier University where they met on the classical guitar course under the tutelage of Simon Thacker.
Although both classicaly trained, Ali and Jenny both draw influences from far and wide, and their blend of various styles such as classical, flamenco, jazz, fingerstyle and percussive guitar creates a unique sound that is sure to be crowd pleasing. With their own take on standard repertoire, pop classics and original compositions, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.