Experience the best of guitar virtuoso Bruce Mathiske at the Botanic Gardens Coffs Coast Coffs Coast News Entertainment by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 14, 2021 Bruce Mathiske will perform his live show on Sunday January 24 at the Botanic Gardens. ENJOY 50 years of Bruce Mathiske’s best in one jam packed afternoon of musical excellence. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] Celebrating the release of his very first “Best Of” CD, the renowned guitar virtuoso brings his live show to the Coffs Coast. Leaving no stone unturned, the night will feature solo/band, past/present and originals/classics. This chameleon of the guitar is also the only virtuoso guitarist/didgeridoo player in the world and Bruce will perform his outback anthem “Toward Horizons” using this unique combination to paint musical pictures of the Australian landscape. All blending beautifully with the colours and tones of percussionist Adam Manning who will join Mathiske and draw on the inspiration of his indigenous heritage, by creating a painting live on stage which will evolve over the evening and will be given away at the end of the concert. Bruce’s performances and workshops demonstrate the diversity of his chosen instrument. His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra, and his unique style of playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations and sell-out concerts all over the world. “Displays technical brilliance and mastery of genres with an admirable absence of ostentation. Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced” – Tony Hillier, The Australian “The notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings. By the time he had added the didgeridoo and wowed us with outrageous harmonics from far flung corners of his guitar, we were all his” – The Scotsman Edinburgh Festival His live shows are a renowned experience, one that he continues to bring to major concert and festival stages world-wide including the Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Nashville Guitar Festival, France’s International Guitar Festival, the London Music Festival, and in his homeland at the Sydney Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival and the Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals plus many more. Bruce is among the few Australian musicians to have been invited to perform and host workshops and a concert at America’s prestigious Yale University. He has overcome many obstacles during his career, from left sided paralysis after being shot in the head, to breaking a finger a few days prior to a major tour. Bruce has gone on to be acclaimed as “A master guitarist, the best in Australia!” by The Sydney Morning Herald. Bruce Mathiske will perform his live show on Sunday January 24 at the Botanic Gardens. Gates will open at 3.30pm and tickets are on sale @ trybooking.com. Visit www.mathiske.com.