Preview: Claude Bourbon

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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions?

A classically-trained musician, Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.

Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British and Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others.

He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose Barrense Dias and many more.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarist’s influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….

One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued?

According to the BBC, “This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”

Claude will be playing at the Coldingham Hall theatre on January 16. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £8, are available from Coldingham Post Office, Occasions in Eyemouth and online at

Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb! Bring your own bottle to get 2016 off to a swinging start.