The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is excited to be presenting Lloyd Speigel for a Masterclass at the Conservatorium, followed by an evening Concert at Lismore City Hall on the 18th of May.
(Events ticketed separately- Please see links below)
Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer at the forefront of modern blues and one of Australia’s most recognised guitarists and was recently named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the top 50 Australian guitarists of all time. A touring artist since age 11, the seven time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most unique stories in music.
His show blends jaw dropping guitar expertise with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting and storytelling, to deliver a complete concert experience.
His 8th release, ‘Backroads’ is a hard edged, personal and brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life. This album held the #1 spot on the Australian Blues Chart for several months, and went on to win four Australian Blues Music (Chain) Awards.
Spiegel’s unique experience, command of his instrument, storytelling, and powerful stage persona, has put him at the forefront of acoustic blues, re-inventing the style while maintaining a close relationship with it’s foundations and traditions.
Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the United States, where he has performed at major festivals and iconic Juke Joints. He has supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James on tour. He has sat in with the founding fathers of modern blues from Brownie McGhee to Luther Allison and more recently, found great success in Japan, performing sold out concerts at Tokyo Disneyland.
Growing up in the music business, Lloyd is passionate about promoting the blues scene and mentoring the next generation. He has taken countless young artists under his wing, who have since become multi-award winning performers in their own right. Lloyd has been an advocate for blues in Australia and was chosen as the ambassador to the Australian Blues Music festival from 2005-2008, as well asambassador to ‘Youth in Blues’.
Since 2004, Lloyd has been the world- wide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars. Now a world famous Australian brand, Cole Clark design and build their instruments with Lloyd’s hard hitting style in mind. As a result he has been invited to perform at countless major guitar events and has been honoured with 2 signature model guitars, currently available in stores world-wide.
Join Lloyd in this rare discussion and demonstration of acoustic guitar technique. Lloyd will reveal his secrets to his unique style of playing and his methods of connecting to the audience. This workshop will be fun and informative, and offer an up close and personal experience with one of Australia’s greatest blues players.
“A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.”
-Rolling Stone Australia
“A guitarist almost without peer, Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door”
–Australian Guitar Player Magazine
“Spiegel is ALL presence, authority, rhythm and drive. He epitomizes control, soul and passion with white hot ferocity and blazing instrumental mastery dangerousenough to spark a destructive inferno.”
–The Age, Melbourne.
Saturday 18 May 7:30-10:00pm
$28 adult / $24 concession
Masterclass Tickets- (Limited- Ticketed separately)
Saturday 18 May 2:00-3:30pm
$20 Adult/ $15 Concession