For this week’s instalment of ‘Friday Night Jazz’, music duo Glenn Skarratt and Simon Watts will perform in the Hotel Blue Lounge. With their blend of audience-minded Celtic, folk, Latin, blues and roots music, this duo will have you toe-tappin’ and will have your soul dancing into the night.
Simon Watts’ lifetime love of both Celtic and classical music has helped make him a favourite with audiences across Australia. He was a 2009 finalist in the Golden Fiddle Awards. Bridging musical styles from Irish to jazz, bluegrass to Latin with a touch of rock and blues, the resulting release, The Weeping Tree Paddock, solidified the pair’s resolve to create an entertaining mix of all the different styles of music they loved to play. Simon Watts’ polished music style is matched only by Glenn Skarratt’s dynamic versatility with finger-style and flat-pick acoustic guitar sounds.
The duo loves to go with the mood of the moment in order to make each performance fresh and one-of-a-kind. Skarratt and Watts are a flexible, versatile and unpredictable musical melange with a large and wide-reaching repertoire. They enjoy challenging each other on stage sometimes making up songs and arrangements on the spot but always with a mind to keep their audience’s toes tapping and not quite knowing what will happen next.
Join Skarratt and Watts this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.