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"The greatest guitar player I've ever seen"
By overwhelming demand, Tommy Emmanuel will play a one-night-only concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall following the sensational sold-out concerts in Singapore from 2007 to 2013.
A Tommy Emmanuel concert is like no other-- he plays sizzling melodies, fills in the rhythm section and weaves in a thumping bass-all on his own on a single guitar! There is no double tracking and no synthesized pre-recorded accompaniment. On top of that, he plays the drums on his guitar, sings and entertains with his affable, approachable style.
All this is possible after 50 years of playing the guitar, starting at the age of 4 as a child prodigy and taking the Chet Atkins finger picking style to an all-new astonishing level. Fingerstyle guitar is emulated by many of today's most outstanding young players, forming a huge fan base around the world. This has also given rise to festivals entitled Tommyfests where the master plays, teaches, jams and inspires a new generation of talented musicians.
In his illustrious career, Emmanuel has set sales records that have yet to be broken and performed with hundreds of musical legends including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Air Supply, Roberta Flack, Sir George Martin, Hank Marvin, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Nokie Edwards (of the Ventures), Les Paul, Keith Urban, the Lexington (Kentucky) Philharmonic, the Dortmund (Germany) Symphony, and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Tommy has twice been nominated for a Grammy award. The consummate musician was voted Rolling Stone (Australia) Magazine's "Most Popular Guitarist" for two consecutive years and has earned four Platinum and Gold albums. He has most recently been chosen for the second time as "Favorite Acoustic Guitarist" by the well-know US Magazine "Guitar Player"
Tommy Emmanuel, cgp, was awarded AM (Order of Australia), Australia's highest non-military honour.