Sun 13th Aug 2017 at 2:00pm
Shankara Andy Bole
@ Festival Site, Cabourne Parva
Also appearing: The Glissando Guitar Orchestra
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"The fourth annual Blind Cat Festival takes place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August 2017."
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Shankara Andy Bole is a musician with a first class pedigree in acoustic and electronic music. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and is the guitarist with Fret and Fiddle, he has over the past several years played in some of the finest Acoustic bands, most notably the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band who for many years were regarded as two of the finest acts in the U.K.
During his time with The Late Night Band, Andy performed at festivals all over Europe and America and they produced many critically acclaimed albums.
Andy has also performed at concerts in Europe and America with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, The Eleanor Rigby Experience, Daevid Allen, The Electric Light Orchestra, Dave Stewart and Mike Oldfield and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.
As a well-respected solo artist Andy has produced seven solo albums, which have met with much critical acclaim. In fact his album Ramshackle Pier was voted instrumental album of the year by top acoustic magazine Froots.
His masterly playing of the Bouzouki and Weissenborn acoustic slide guitar is in regular demand for use on many television and film soundtrack work.
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The idea of a Glissando guitar ensemble was first conceived by Gong members Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage as far back as 1974, but until 2006 there had been no performance or band with more than 2 gliss guitarists.
The Gong Unconvention in Amsterdam provided the perfect opportunity to make real a long-held dream. It may have taken more than 30 years to happen but the result was out of this world.
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