Erik Mongrain

19 Oct 2010

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£10 adv

The Public

West Bromwich, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Located within a few minutes walk of West Bromwich Bus Station and West Bromwich Central Metro Station
  • Nearest train station: Sandwell & Dudley

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Internationally acclaimed Canadian guitarist, Erik Mongrain, heads to The Public in West Bromwich on Tuesday 19 October, an exclusive Midlands date on his autumn UK tour. Famed for his distinctive lap tapping technique, and with close to 5 million views of his internet on his video, ‘Air Tap', Erik has turned into an international internet phenomenon. The self taught musician, who has appeared several times on Later with Jool's Holland, uses a unique acoustic style with a wide array of different techniques, harmonics and textures reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Exceptional talent, combined with the ability to recall and execute complicated patterns, timings and syncopated rhythms, helps Mongrain produce memorable melodies, winning over fans with his mesmerising live performances. Erik's working methods consist of finding a new and challenging way of conveying his composition to his audience. This may involve the composition itself, or the technical aspects of physically playing the piece on the guitar. Erik not only shuns the easy well-trodden technical and creative paths used by others, he actively seeks a large degree of difficulty, challenging himself to find a way around the musical obstacles, and then enjoying the satisfaction of beating them. Exclusively to The Public, Mongrain will be holding a Q&A session after his performance, providing budding guitar enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more about the master musicians extraordinary techniques. To see a live performance of Erik visit, www.tinyurl.com/erikmongrain Buy Erik Mongrain tickets online or call 0121 533 6171.

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