FLEET fingered guitarist Eduardo Niebla’s range of music is quite staggering, traversing the worlds of jazz, classical, and pop music, and on Friday, February 8 (7.30pm), he presents his amazing repertoire of stunning flamenco jazz with guitarist Matthew Robinson at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall.

Born in Tangiers to Andalucian parents, Eduardo is one of 11 children. In 1960 political unrest forced the family to move to Spain. Having taught himself to play the guitar it became Eduardo’s refuge, and he started accompanying his sister Pilar reading poetry on the radio and creating teenage bands. At 18 he formed the cult symphonic rock band Atila and turned professional, moving to Paris in 1975 where he collaborated with conceptual artist Jaume Xifra. During the 1970s Eduardo was rated alongside Paco de Lucia as one of the top guitarists in the Hispanic Peninsula and Atila’s albums are now collectors’ items. In 1978 Eduardo moved to London to follow a solo career. During the 80s he met legendary producer Tom Newman, who lent him his first recording equipment, and saxophonist Lol Coxhill, who he performed with at Ronnie Scotts. Fast forward to 2017 and Eduardo was commissioned to write a new composition for his Hull City of Culture 2017 project From Tree to Sea celebrating the East Riding region. Eduardo’s latest compositions are featured on his Las Olas de Niebla album, dedicated to his brother, the acclaimed artist Jose Niebla.

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