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Billy Watman

Friday 12 Jul 2024

Tags: Music

Friday Cafe Session with Billy Watman

5pm - 7pm 

An exceptional evening of musical talent not to be missed!!

Billy is an award winning Anglo-Brazilian instrumental guitarist – inspired by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel & Mike Oldfield – his style fuses across the genres of Flamenco, Classical and Fingerstyle Acoustic.

In 2016, aged just 14, he reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ – a guitar based talent show open to all ages for Sky Arts TV, and from 2019-22 he studied classical guitar at The Royal College of Music in London.

In 2022 Billy was invited by Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath) to join him on tour with his Jazz trio “Jazz Sabbath” as support act for the show. Billy opened all of the UK dates, culminating at a sold out Crescent Theatre show in Birmingham, and joined the band on stage along with Prog Rock legend Rick Wakeman for a final encore.

During ‘Guitar Star’ Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances – for judges and mentors including Jazz legend George Benson, Classical Virtuoso Miloš Karadaglic, Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti – who described him as ‘a little genius’.

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