Iago Banet – The Galician King of Acoustic Guitar

Wed 23rd August, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Iago Banet - The Galician King of Acoustic Guitar

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Tagged in: Guitar, Latin, World

“A master of the guitar” Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

Listed as ‘Highly recommended artist’ DKOS, Celtic Connections 2023

Iago was born in Galicia in the north-west of Spain. As a teenager, he found a classical guitar at home and set about learning to master it. From that moment, there was no going back: guitar became his passion, his obsession and his future. After moving to the UK in 2014, Banet was involved with several bands of diverse style; touring and recording. These included The Boo-Hoos, JFK Blue and Deep Blue Sea.

Since 2018, Banet has been building an impressive career as a solo fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, showcasing his immense talent and receiving rave reviews along the way. With two studio albums and a live album under his belt, Banet redefines the boundaries of the instrument; creating stories without words and enthralling audiences as he does so.

Banet is releasing his third studio album in early 2023, and in it he will take the acoustic guitar to its limits. The album will feature new levels of skill, complexity and versatility, fusing styles including gypsy jazz, blues rock, country, dixieland, swing, pop and folk. Iago’s technique and approach to performance have captivated crowds across the UK and Spain. A one-man-band on acoustic guitar not to be missed.

Listen to new album, TRES on Spotify…

“Amazing” Max Reinhardt, Soho Radio

“Not to be missed… I can’t think of anyone else to match. A rare talent indeed” Trevor Turley (Musician and music journalist)

“Mesmerisingly special as you will see… In a word AWESOME. Fantastic original music and incendiary finger picking acoustic guitar” Tony Corner (Radio DJ)