Multi-talented musician, Gary Husband, will be playing songs from his 2017 album 'A Meeting of Spirits' at Turner Sims on Friday 2nd March 2018. The album is a re-interpretation of music by English guitarist, John McLaughlin, which Husband takes and makes completely his own.
Gay Husband wears many hats. He is a drummer, a pianist, a composer, a bandleader, an arranger and a producer. Born in 1960, he began playing both the drums and piano professionally by age 13. His style covers many genres, from jazz, to rock and roll, big band, and pop. While Husband is perhaps even better known as a drummer, A Meeting of Spirits will show off his skills as a pianist.
Having toured with John McLaughlin and played with him over many years, Husband's album is both a tribute and a completely new work. While McLaughlin is a famed guitarist, Husband brings his compositions to life on the piano. Of Husband's album, John McLaughlin had this to say: "This is a recording that is full of surprises; and the fact that I have difficulty in recognising one or two of my own compositions is only one of them! But Gary is no ordinary musician: full of invention and surprises, modulations and inversions of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic content abound."
Gary Husband: A Meeting of Spirits will be performed at Turner Sims on Friday 2nd March at 8pm. Tickets are £20, £19 for concessions, £10 for students and under 18s, and £18 for friends of Turner Sims. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 023 8059 5151.