Iago Banet - ‘The Galician King Of Acoustic Guitar’
Thursday 16th June 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
‘The Galician king of acoustic guitar’, virtuoso guitarist Iago Banet will make his debut at the Hampstead Jazz Club with a show which makes clear his immense talents.
‘Mesmerisingly special, as you will see…’ Vince Collins (Music reviewer)
Banet fuses styles including gypsy jazz, blues rock, country, Dixieland Swing, Tex-Mex, pop and folk in tracks from his latest studio album, to be launched in summer 2022 featuring his previous LPs and original arrangements of popular classics.
A one-man-band on acoustic guitar not to be missed.
Iago Banet, was born in Galicia in the north-west of Spain. As a teenager, he found a classical guitar at home and began to play. From that moment, there was no going back, guitar became his passion, his obsession and his future.
He has since performed in multiple bands, recording and touring across Spain and the UK, showcasing his outstanding abilities by blending styles, including gypsy jazz, blues rock, country, Dixieland Swing, Tex-Mex, pop and folk, amongst others.
In 2014, Banet moved to London in search of new avenues, challenges and projects to develop his career. There, he joined bands including JFK Blue and The Boo-Hoos, before forming ColorColour (formally Deep Blue Sea), with whom he has recorded and toured two albums.
Since 2018, Banet has been developing his career as a solo fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. In 2019, he recorded and toured his first solo album, “A Sunset Wine“. In 2020, he launched his second album, eponymously titled, “Iago Banet,“ and in 2021, he recorded a live album, including several new tracks, which he will be touring throughout 2022. A new studio album is planned for summer 2022.
Banet has performed at venues and festivals across the UK and Spain to rave reviews!
‘He proves to be a technically brilliant fingerpicker who also brings plenty of heart, soul and personality to the proceedings’ Rock’n’Reel Magazine
‘He’s influenced by the great guitar pickers such as Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and, latterly, Tommy Emmanuel. And he shares their ability to paint pictures on his fret board through a delightful lightness of touch, fluidity and that rare ability to share emotions through his fingers’- Pete Feenstra (Music journalist)
‘If musical talent is measured in ability, then Iago’s acoustic guitar playing goes beyond infinity. It surpasses all expectations for a solo artist playing in this music genre. He carries the audience with him’- Andy Davies (Promoter)
Iago Banet – Solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm