Internationally renowned guitarist Remi Harris, who has appeared at The BBC Proms with Jamie Cullum and performed at Buckingham Palace will perform at the Fold Theatre in Billericay on 28 April as part of a three month nationwide tour of the UK & Ireland.
Spanning the breadth of the British Isles, Remi has over 40 dates booked on the tour starting in Worcestershire, through Wales, North Yorkshire, Suffolk, Essex and ending in Dublin, Ireland. With his jazz and blues trio he will travel over 6000 miles in 3 months.
Remi’s unique style draws inspiration from gypsy swing, blues, rock, electronic and world music. He has toured worldwide as well as recently performing on the Chris Evans breakfast show with Jamie Cullum, Montreal Jazz Festival, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
Jamie Cullum, International Star, said,
“Remi Harris is an incredible guitarist, I’m absolutely blown away by his talent.”
Remi, 30, who was born in Herefordshire said,
“I’m looking forward to returning to the Fold again. I've always really enjoyed playing there, Margaret and the team look after us well and the audiences are warm and welcoming."
From the day Remi was born his mother of French origin chose the name Remi, inspired by the musical scale DO-RE-MI. His first album is called ‘Ninick’ in memory of his mother. Primarily self taught with the help of his Dad's guitar magazines and records, Remi started playing at the age of 7, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. In his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. Since then he has an increasing following on YouTube and social media around the world and a growing reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.
Concert goers will be treated to a spectacular night of virtuoso Gypsy Swing - with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock’n' Roll, Funk and World Music in the intimate setting of a theatre. Musically the show is a reflection of Remi’s artistic influences - with repertoire ranging from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and all things in between, including the Beatles, and Neil Young, and new compositions from his anticipated third album.