James Grace Returns to the Alexander Upstairs with GUITAR HERO 2
Acclaimed guitarist and two-time SAMA nominee James Grace makes a welcome return to the Alexander Bar with his debut production of GUITAR HERO 2. Following on from Grace's nationwide sold-out GUITAR HERO shows in 2016, GUITAR HERO 2 continues to showcase the most popular guitar-based songs and melodies from the 20th century, drawing on a variety of playing techniques from an array of genres.
Grace recently performed the great Spanish guitar-hero composer Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra to over 6000 people at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series. However, in this much more intimate appearance, Grace explores the more contemporary guitar idiom with new arrangements of works by artists such as Eric Clapton and The Beatles. In GUITAR HERO 2, Grace also features the American singer-songwriter genre with solo guitar transcriptions of songs by Don McLean, John Denver and James Taylor.
GUITAR HERO 2 continues to celebrate the diversity of the modern-day instrument and demonstrates the fingerboard prowess that has become a trademark of Grace's performances.
James Grace's GUITAR HERO 2 runs from 13 - 15 April at 19:00. Tickets are available from the Alexander Bar website, costing R100 if booked and prepaid online or R110 if paid on collection at the bar. For telephone enquiries, call 021 300 1652. The Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre is situated at 76 Strand Street in the Cape Town city centre and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.