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Hanks Guitar Shop Appears on Sky Arts Guitar Star

19 Jun 2015


Sky Arts picks up a plectrum and turns up thevolume to launch Guitar Star, a major new competition searching for a top-class guitarist. The series will search the UK and Ireland for amazing guitar players who are willing to jam, strum and pluck their way to victory, for the chance to perform on the main stage of major UK music festival, Latitude. Along the way they will be mentored by some of the biggest guitar stars in the world.

The 9-part series, presented by Edith Bowman, is a search for a new star player of any type of guitar. Entrants can be any age and play in any style - rock, classical, jazz or acoustic. The search will begin with auditions and culminate with the winner playing in front of thousands at the festival.

The competing guitarists will be tested on their ability to play both in a range of musical styles and a genre of their choice, and will perform at famous venues associated with their chosen style. Throughout the process, they will meet and be mentored by some of the biggest guitar stars in the world. The semi-finalists will hone their act in a recording studio, where they will work with a global guitar legend to perfect their sound.

After auditions, 16 of the best guitarists will be whittled down to 4 finalists by the judges, before the series comes to its stunning climax at the 10th Latitude Festival with the winning guitarist performing a live set on the festivals main stage.

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