Andrew Clegg is a unique guitarist, that observes traditional guitar while forging a new exciting sound. Not only an expert guitar and ukulele teacher, Andrew is an excellent performer. Blending elements of flamenco with Latin music, Andrew creates a fusion of sound that is stirring and enriching. Playing deep haunting melodies to rejoicing fiesta-like rumbas, Andrew's playing captures the spirit of the Spanish guitar.
The musical journey began for Andrew at a early age by studying the classical guitar, which opened up the rich tapestry of the Spanish guitar. Later, discovering popular music gave Andrew the understanding of the importance of a strong melody, and it is the combination of the traditional with the contemporary that helped Andrew create his own musical voice.
In 2010, Andrew released his debut album, 'Amber', which is a collection of original Latin guitar music with powerful rhythmical accompaniment layered with strong evocative melodies. 'Amber' has gained many positive reviews, including 'Andrew is a rare talent, not to be missed' The Yorkshire Post. The promotion of 'Amber', has seen Andrew performing around the UK and Europe at festivals and concerts. A highlight was playing to over 3000 people at Sheffield's Music In The Gardens in 2010 and on 1st July 2012 Andrew will perform at The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.
There is something simple and honest, yet powerful about Andrew's live performances. One man and a guitar, provide the deep, pure musical communication. Haunting melodies embedded in exhilarating Latin rhythms ensure that audiences are enthralled by the unique and exciting sound of Andrew Clegg's guitar playing.
Joined by musicians from Venezuela, London, and Paris, the bassist creates a vibrant picture of Venezuela’s musical landscape, and the people and communities that keep it alive. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 22, 2020