Billy Watman and Jon Hart
Billy Watman and Jon Hart are two of the country's top acoustic guitarists. Billy Watman is an award winning 17 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Oldfield and Paco De Lucia. In 2016, reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ - a guitar based talent show open to all ages and genres for Sky Arts TV, which was broadcast in Europe, Australia and South America. Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances - for judges including Jazz legend George Benson, Classical Virtuoso Miloš Karadaglić, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti - who described him as ‘a little genius’. His audition for the show, performing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at London’s Royal Festival Hall was an internet sensation, altogether his videos have been seen by over 60 million people.UK Fingerstyle singer-songwriter, Jon Hart, has received critical acclaim from across the acoustic guitar world for his debut album ‘Reborn’, folk-fingerstyle album ‘Set Sdrift’ with Daryl Kellie and three Eps, ‘Defuse, Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Momento’ He has toured throughout the UK and Europe. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, Jon was from an early age picking up the piano at 5 and then moving on to guitar and singing at 8. After equipping himself with a National Diploma at Platform One and a BA Hons in Music from Southampton University, he has built up strong foundations I Surrey and multi-award-winning functions, in demand guitar tuition and highly recommended session work.
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:45PM
The Players Theatre, Thame, OX9 2DP