Songwriters Circle: John Reed, Alex Seel & Greg Hancock
The Radio Rooms, 95 Main Street, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2AW
John Reed, Alex Seel & Greg Hancock will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!
Greg Hancock only began performing a few years ago after many years living overseas but has quickly built up a solid reputation as one of the UK’s most original songwriters and skillful guitarists. He makes observations on the human condition that can be serious, but are always imbued with a wry sense of humour and an unexpected turn of phrase. There are echoes of influences such as Nic Jones, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell in his work... but the overall sound is completely his own.
“A master guitarist, exquisite songwriter and beautiful arranger of music... one of the finest songwriters in the UK and should be heard by as many music lovers as possible!” Blues and Roots
Alex Seel’s songs go right to the heart of the matter. Whether he’s exploring themes of love, life or modern society, he weaves his deceptively gentle lyrics around subtle and sophisticated melodies and song structures. More Americana and blues influenced than Greg, his virtuoso guitar playing ranges from the sweetly melodic to a crisp punchy rhythmic style that is entirely unique.
“Exquisite and powerful songs from one of the best composers, guitarists and singers in the UK today. Alex Seel has influences from blues, pop and the British Folk Revival guitarists but his sound is all his own” - Twickfolk Feb 2020
John Reed is both surprised and flattered to have been compared to his music heroes: Roy Harper and Ian Anderson being two of those. While comparisons are nice, John prefers his music to be taken on its own merits, with its powerful content occasionally hurled out with venom, but more often delivered as an infusion for the more thoughtful eventually to absorb and comprehend. John is prolific composer, musical collaborator, writer, radio host and blogger, whose exploration of musical landscapes and songwriting is always inventive and engaging. John plays many instruments but is mostly known for playing both guitar and cittern - on which he has developed a unique style of playing.
www.johnreedmusic.com www.alexseel.com www.greghancockmusic.com
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£10 + booking fee. Early Bird £8 + booking fee