Sultans of String


Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 7.30pm.  Venue and bar open at 7pm.

SULTANS OF STRING

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This amazing three-piece from Toronto, Canada are on a European tour with very few dates in the UK.  Catch them here in the South tonight for one night only at the UGT.

3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees Sultans of String are an “energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK).

Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while funky bass lays down unstoppable grooves.

Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. Celebrating a milestone 10 years together, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including a SiriusXM Award, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and David Bromberg.

Bandleader/violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient, was raised in a Lebanese-Egyptian household just bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, he was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. When he first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo grew, featuring such amazing musical friends as in-the-pocket bass master Drew Birston.

Sultans of String have been touring many taste-making forums such as UK’s legendary Celtic Connections, NYC’s Birdland and The Lincoln Center. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Albert Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, Ontario and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony.

Sultans of String were recently filmed by MPBN’s Maine Arts! in a feature concert, and performed live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.

“Chris McKhool and the boys are fantastic!”
Bob Ezrin (Producer–Pink Floyd. Kiss)

“Sultans of String are one of Canada’s hottest new musical exports, dynamically embodying their homeland’s values of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures.”

International Celtic Connections Festival, UK

“Impressive, considerable virtuosity and tasteful arrangements… its positive vibes are irresistible”

Songlines UK

“Absolutely brilliant”

BBC Radio

“It seems that Sultans of String can’t get themselves out of bed at the moment without finding themselves nominated for one award or another. In a word: Magnificent”

R2 – Rock ‘n’ Reel – UK – 5 Star review

VIDEOS:
Road to Kfarmishki  (recorded live on BBC)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSgbRZVDa30

Luna
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf5MW9wLHY4

Stomping at the Rex (as fun as the title suggests!)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-LGRpAdTE

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Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 7.30pm.  Venue and bar open at 7pm.

Tickets: £10.  £8 for UGT members.

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or whenever the theatre is open

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With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.

A Hearing loop is available.