29/07/2018 - ,
Gypsy Fire is a captivating live show performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity featuring 10 String Spanish Guitarist Matthew Fagan. The program features Classical Music from Vivaldi to Bach, Celtic Music including O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar, Gypsy Swing Jazz a la Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, European gypsy music and Classical Spanish and Flamenco music as featured on Matthew’s new Vinyl album El Vito to be released later in the year with pre-release copies available for purchase at the show.
Internationally acclaimed performer Matthew Fagan is one of Australia’s most engaging, versatile, fluent and imaginative musicians. Matthew has toured with international celebrities including Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford. A tour de force not to be missed!
“Matthew is the best artist I have toured with” Billy Connolly
This will be a truly special concert performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality
“Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba” Ibrahim Ferrer- The Original Buena Vista Social Club
“A True Artist” – Paco Pena
“Matthew has the talent comparable to John Williams and diversifies with improvisation like a true gypsy”- Melbourne Guitar Festival
“Melbourne’s Matthew Fagan … proves it here with fascinating diversity of influences – Celtic of course, but also flamenco, classical and, perhaps, Australian … his own compositions shimmer with warmth and intelligence.” Pete Best, Sunday Herald Sun
Matthew Fagan is a guitarist blessed with great charisma. Everything he does on the instrument draws you into his world. He is a virtuoso player—…Particularly in his arrangements of Spanish and Irish material, there is a fullness and idiomatic quality to the workmanship that indicate superior musicianship. This is the sort of guitar [performance] that touches the sensibilities even of listeners to whom classical music is a quite alien experience. The playing is magnetic, and the repertoire is invigorating. Highly recommended. Dave Saemann- Fanfare Magazine
DOORS OPEN AT 2:30PM FOR 3:00 SHOW. Show is approximately 90 minutes.
TICKET PRICES : ADULT $25 + Booking Fee CONCESSION $20 + BF CHILD Under 16 $10 + BF
FAMILY ( 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN) $45 + BF GROUPS OF 10 $20 ea + BF
Tea and biscuits provided.
Video show reel https://youtu.be/IA34eKRH9mo
Video playlist of Matthew’s film clips https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiVod3eWcG74JVfBW-Tb9EWV74_fs4JBN
The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised programs, venue, prices, seating arrangements and seating capacity.