ABOUT CHRIS WOODS
A UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods blends ear bending dropped tuned grooves with endearing stories to create his performances. There is an eerie feel to his music; a dark jazz texture driven by explosive guitar percussion…
He began his career in the guitar world; endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe. Approached by Hal Leonard to write a comprehensive guide on the percussive style, which quickly became the standard ‘how to play’ percussive guitar publication, Chris’ reputation became international and highly regarded.
With a loyal following behind him Chris set about writing the debut album. Determined to create an emotional work, that showed percussive guitar playing as a serious creative storytelling tool, Chris toured his new compositions relentlessly. Traveling to the US, Europe and what seemed like every corner of Britain and Ireland, refining the pieces to reach out to audiences as effectively as possible. After two years of touring, Chris went into the studio and recorded something very special indeed, the product of two years hard work; ‘Stories for Solo Guitar’…
Over the past 12 months Chris has performed across Europe in theatres, arts centres, acoustic clubs and of course festivals of all kinds; from Glastonbury Festival in the UK to the Mikulášsky Jazz festival in Slovakia. He travels far and wide, promoting the sounds from ‘Stories for Solo Guitar’.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE ACOUSTIC COURSE
From 22 – 28 August 2016 Chris Woods will be running the Creative Acoustic course at IGF Residential Summer School and Festival, Shrewsbury.
This course is open to all abilities and is all about developing your playing at your own pace and enjoying every moment of the process. The focus will be on playing together and trying to develop your creativity as a player and discovering new avenues in your playing.
There is an opportunity for all abilities to develop with advanced contemporary techniques for the more confident and the absolute basic strumming patterns for the absolute beginners, everyone is catered for on this course. The atmosphere will be fun, supportive and creative!