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CLAUDE BORBON- The Gun Room, R.M.A. Tavern, Eastney, Southsea- THIS THURSDAY

This gig is a must for all gutarist and guitar afficionados -and tickets are  just £5!!!!!

Claude Bourbon is a superb finger picking guitarist who has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

Claude's roots are in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these so...unds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravely voice. One reviewer noted that "Although “Claude’s roots are in blues, that's like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. 

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a  sound that is unique to Claude Bourbon

Now based in the UK, some of Claude's  influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician - Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python (!!); J.S. Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks…. 

Claude has played countless venues, performing with several top international musicians including sax player STEVE GROSSMAN (Miles Davis band) and drummer CHARLIE MORGAN (Elton John, Gary Moore).

“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso"
Altadena News, USA

“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure … his playing is almost indescribable“
The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

Doors open at 8.p.m. (but you can get a great pint in the front bar before that!!!!  Tickets availabe on the door.