THU 8 june 2017 • MUSACORNER CLUB
TGF's new Musacorner Club starts with gigs of three incredible electric guitar virtuosos! Also animated Mr. Fastfinger will visit the venue.
• 18.00 Doors open
• 19.00 Showtime 1: JC Halttunen Trio (FIN)
• 20.00 Showtime 2: Mr Fastfinger Soolo (FIN)
• 21.00 Showtime 3: Andre Nieri Band (BRA/FIN)
JC HALTTUNEN TRIO (FIN)
JC Halttunen Trio playes Rock & Fusion, in which guitar is in essentioal role. Guitarist JC Halttunen is accompanied by bassist Arttu Kuusisto and drummer Konsta Lehmonen.
JC Halttunen • guitar
Arttu Kuusisto • bass
Konsta Lehmonen • drums
MR. FASTFINGER SOLO (FIN)
Mr. Fastfinger is a guitarist and shred mentor. His mission is to spread the joy of guitar playing. He’s best known of his instructional cartoon game site Guitar Shred Show.com. He’s also a recording artist.
In Tampere animated character Mr. Fastfinger is present on video screen while Mika Tyyskä is playing live.
ANDRE NIERI TRIO (BRA/FIN)
Andre Nieri was born in Brazil in 1986. At a young age, Nieri was taken by music and first began playing his first chords. At the age of 7 he was inspired by bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam, however the Brazilian Jazz music called "Bossa Nova" played a huge influence in his musical background. "Being raised in Brazil was a great opportunity to get exposure to a variety of music styles. Definitively, Brazil is one of the most musical countries that I've ever been", says Nieri. In 2004, Andre was admitted to the most renowned music conservatory in Brazil and 4 years later he graduated with a degree in Jazz and Brazilian Music. Soon after, he started touring the country with some Rock bands as well as working on his English skills; all the while thinking on broadening his horizons in the near future. At the beginning of 2011, he participated in major Guitar Contests from many countries. He won the "French Guitar Contest" in the same year. Currently, he's been working on the composition of his first solo record in which he will blend several styles such as rock, samba, fusion, and blues. The local media quote him as the main up and coming guitar hero for the next generation in the region. Nieri is a International Bogner Amplifiers Artist. "Andre's playing is beautiful and shows an incredible control of technique, time, rhythm, phrasing and soul. His playing approach is unexpected, unpredictable and never cliche or contrived. There's something uniquely special about his playing and he's just getting started. So remember his name, Andre Nieri, because we'll all be hearing much more from him" says Bogner’s website. "Andre Nieri’s major influences are: Tom Jobim, Bach, Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Landau, Wayne Krantz, Guinga, MarcusTardelli, Raphael Rabelo, Brett Garsed, Nelson Veras, Hermeto Pescoal, John Petrucci, Chris Potter, John Coltrane, Messiaen, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino... and the list goes on and on"...
In Tampere Nieri will perform together with the the greatest rhythm section from Finland: Tuomas Rauhala, drums, and Ari-Pekka Kauppinen, bass.
Andre Nieri • guitar
Ari-Pekka Kauppinen • bass
Tuomas Rauhala • drums
• In advance 17 €
• At the door 20 €
• The guitarists are availabe for Meet & Greet session at Musacorner (Näsilinnankatu 22, Tampere) before the gig at 14.00.