HAts Courthouse Cultural Centre

4 St Vincent St Auburn

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Lord of the Strings

Come and experience Matthew Fagan’s ultimate multi-instrumental show “LORD OF THE STRINGS”! Featuring the WORLD PREMIER of “TUBULAR BELLS FOR ONE” with synths, loop pedals and guitar magic! From Beethoven, Bach to Beatles, Led Zepplin ,Van Halen to Paco Pena, Segovia to Hawaiian Ukulele and Celtic Harp on guitar, “Lord of the Strings” is the ultimate music journey packed with humour.

Be entertained by Matthew’s hilarious stories of life on the road with the extraordinary array of celebrities including Billy Connolly, Michael Crawford, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and the Original Buena Vista Social Club.
Billy Connolly quoted that “Matthew is the best Guest Artist I have ever had”.

Matthew performs on unique handmade 10 String Spanish Guitar, Celtic Steel String Guitar, Godin Nylon Synth Guitar, Electric Guitars, Maton Tenor Ukulele and the banjo that Billy gifted to Matthew after their 53 night tour of Australia together.

Music highlights from the CD Virtuoso- A Homage to my Ancestors a dedication to Matthew’s ancestor Cecil Parkes, Australia’s child prodigy in the 1920’s who was personally chosen by Dame Nellie Melba as her star attraction on patriotic Australasian tours. You will also to witness the first audio film made in Australia featuring Cecil’s