Rated 5 out of
Stupendous, mesmerising, truly entertaining
Mike Dawes a world class guitarist with an individual style and unique skill-set, he travels the world playing solo and with such legends as Justin Hayward, . As such you would expect him to have an ego to match, however he is quiet, unassuming and friendly; at the end of his recent concert in Hornchurch he took time to chat with everyone who approached him, even though he had only just arrived back from playing a gig in Hawaii!
Having watched his videos on YouTube, I checked out his touring schedule, spotted a one night gig just outside of London and bought a ticket. What a treat! If you are impressed at all by Mike's on-line performances, go watch him live, what he gets a guitar to do is mind-boggling and you do not get a true feel on-lone, for what a great sound his playing has. His remarkable set was tied together with a warm humour and fascinating and entertaining anecdotes.
The 100 or so people at that tiny event in Hornchurch were treated to a truly virtuoso performance and everyone I spoke with on the way out were having trouble believing what they had just seen. Genius, a word used way to often, but fitting in this instance.
Date published: 2017-11-28