Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar.
Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre.
Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM.
Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave.
Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1 on the Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show, BBC radio Bristol, they have performed at most of the UK’s large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Somersault, Lost Village, Boomtown, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7’s, and Electric Picnic. They played sell-out shows on their 2015 UK tour and preparations are now being made for 2016. They had five star reviews and sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe. International performances include shows in the Seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza. This dazzling duo are sure to rock your socks off!
The Showhawk Duo will be supported by Indi & The Vegas
Queen meets Prince and jams through the Jackson 5’s greatest hits!
An adequate description of this hot U.K band, Indi and The Vegas are taking their local scene by storm and continue to edge outwards with their universal pop/funk appeal, recently touring Los Angeles and hitting such prestigious venues as The Whisky A GoGo and Viper Lounge.
Discovered by Midge Ure whilst playing the live circuit in Bristol and Bath, Indi subsequently worked with producer Sam Williams (Supergrass, Plan B) and session drummer Clive Deamer (Radiohead, Portishead) to create his first solo album, “Silverscreens”. He has supported Dina Carroll, Wallis Bird, Willy Mason, Jake Bugg and many others as a solo act, but to create a powerful yet uncluttered live show, Indi enlisted old Bedford Modern school mates Joe and Matt to form Indi and The Vegas in a classic 3 piece set up.
Their catchy songs have become BBC introducing tracks of the week, and have led to storming sets at local festivals including Rhythms of The World, Balstock, Goatfest, saw them become ‘Pub of The Year’ The Horn St Albans Battle of The Bands winners, receive a Standon Calling invitation and
They are currently working on their new EP with esteemed producer Dave Lee of Torqux and Tru Fonix fame, who Indi has collaborated on before with the single “Silhouette” receiving plays on Radio1 Extra and KissFM, as well as featuring on the 5th season of E4’s Misfits.
Big things await these guys and they are not to be missed!
Saturday 30 January 2016
|Venue:||The Quarry Theatre|
|Cost:||£12 (£10 concessions)|
|Running Time:||80mins (+15min interval)|
|Suitable For Ages:||12yrs +|