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Chris Woods to play at Quay Arts

Thu 21 Feb 2013

Chris Woods to play at Quay Arts

Acoustic instrumentalist Chris Woods is set to perform at the Quay Arts Centre in March, with fans of live music in for a real treat should they choose to head along and catch his live show.

Blending stunning guitar technique with a creative and impulsive drive on stage, Woods' music has been described as "a blend of endearing stories with ear-bending drop-tuned grooves", while Play Music Magazine said he has "changed the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar".

What is clear then is that Woods' performance style has to be seen to be believed, as he takes the traditional role of the acoustic guitar as a form of backing track and turns this notion firmly on its head - placing the instrument at centre stage and letting his fingers do the talking.

Other stops on Woods' whistlestop tour of the world this year include a recent trip to the US - in which he played four venues across the country - followed by his return to the UK this month and the Isle of Wight in March.

After this brief sojourn back home, the performer will be embarking on gigs in Germany, before returning Scotland, then on to the Cotswolds, Plymouth, Uttoxeter, Salisbury and finally heading to both Northern Ireland and Eire in August.

The venue itself is also worth heading along to simply to marvel at its beauty and the loving restoration work that has been put into it.

Quay Arts Centre is a converted 19th century brewery warehouse complex and was designed by award-winning architect Tony Fretton back in 1997.

Supported both by the Arts Council of England and Isle of Wight Council, the facility is one which offers a wealth of cultural attractions for guests of the island, including three galleries, live musical performances and even home-cooked food at the Crafts Council-listed shop.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801544671-ADNFCR

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