MMC pays tribute to British singer,

2010-10-29 00:00

THE Maritzburg Musicians Club (MMC) is staging a tribute to the iconic and influential British singer-songwriter and guitarist John Martyn, OBE (September 11, 1948 to January 29, 2009) at The Red Door in Pietermaritzburg at 8 pm on November 2.

Born Iain David McGeachy, his career spanned over 40 years. He released 20 studio albums, working with artists such as Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and David­ Gilmour.

He was described by The Times as “an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues”.

Brian Bedingfield and Ilan Lax have gathered an assortment of Martyn songs and arranged these, together with other members of the MMC, into what will be a great evening’s entertainment.

Also being featured on the night is llan Lax and Friends comprising Hector Houston (guitar and voice maestro), Mark Momple (bassist extraordinaire) and Chris Melling (percussive virtuoso) playing a blend of Lax and Houston’s original compositions, including several new songs from each of them.

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