Saturday, August 2, 2014
Double Vision (Raymond Burley and Gordon Giltrap)
Holy Trinity Church
Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DU
phone: 01432 851 000
This exciting partnership between Gordon Giltrap and Raymond Burley allows both artists to experiment and continue to bring new dimensions to their performances.
Gordon and Raymond are equally well respected; each has been working in their chosen fields for nigh on forty years. Since their chance meeting at a national gathering of guitar teachers in 2001, the obvious chemistry between these two virtuosos has flourished. They immediately broke down any preconceived ideas about the collaboration between a classical musician and a rock musician.
Gordon is an outstanding and innovative steel string acoustic guitar player and composer, who has developed his own unique style of playing. With nearly 40 years in the music business, he has produced among other things, an impressive catalogue of music for TV. This includes the hit single "Heartsong" which was the theme for the BBC's Holiday Programme for many years, and was nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello award. He was a principal player in Cliff Richard's musical "Heathcliff" writing two pieces for the show and appearing nightly as the Troubadour, a role which triggered a CD by the same name.
Raymond is a highly skilled classical guitarist who also performs solo, as part of the Rodrigo Guitar Trio, and has worked with many of the UK's finest orchestras. He has numerous recordings and radio appearances to his credit, and a track record of successful creative partnerships with some of the most respected names in the world of classical music. He has toured widely in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
Double Vision brings a fusion of these two genres. The sound of nylon strings combined with steel strings creates a sound quite like no other. With Raymond's classically inspired arrangements the music feels new and refreshing, taking Gordon's compositions to new heights.
The duo released their first CD "Double Vision" in 2005 which received glowing reviews from the likes of Classical Guitar Magazine.
"Wonderfully crafted work .... a recording to savour" Steve Marsh - Dec 2005