“There’s some really hot guitar playing”
Ahead of An Evening of Limitless Guitar, the three virtuosic performers at the heart of the show – Chris Woods, Roland Chadwick and Grammy Award winner Amrit Sond – gave us a bit of their time to talk heroes, friendship and inspiration…
What can we expect from An Evening of Limitless Guitar?
Limitless Guitar, in the cave-like atmosphere of the Cellar Bar, transports, transforms and takes the audient to a place which transcends place and time. There’s also some really hot guitar playing.
How did the show come about?
We’ve been close friends for many years and we recognise the authenticity of each other’s compositions and have long respected the skill and musicianship of the others and it was inevitable that we would share a stage.
Who are your personal heroes or influences?
Chris: Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead.
Amrit: Avant-garde composers, John Cage et al. Michael Hedges, Alex De Grassi, Pierre Bensusan & Pat Metheny.
Roland: Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Stravinsky, Yes, etc.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Chris: Something improvised.
Amrit: My own. Rigid Geometry!
Roland: The piece I’m playing is my favourite and so is the next piece, and the next.
If you could choose one act, living or dead, to join you on stage for a song, who would it be?
Chris: Danny Thompson.
Amrit: Pat Metheny on a fully improvised song… meeting of minds.
Roland: Kate Bush. To play guitar for her would be a privilege beyond words.
You can see Chris Woods, Amrit Sond and Roland Chadwick doing what they do best on Saturday 22 June. Click here to buy your tickets.