Welsh guitar phenomenon Gareth Pearson is already considered a virtuoso in the field of fingerstyle guitar. His distinctive style has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players such as Jan Akkerman. Renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel was even inspired to write a song about him entitled “The Welsh Tornado”.
With influences such as Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel and Merle Travis, Gareth’s repertoire of techniques is extremely wide and even includes his own arrangements of several Michael Jackson hits. That, and his own compositions serve in showcasing an enthusiasm and musical intuition well beyond his years.
Gareth is also an extremely entertaining performer. Straying from the traditional, motionless style, he jumps, dances, moonwalks and smiles at his audience, all while executing incredibly complex finger works.
In addition to two major tours with Tommy Emmanuel and several with Jan Akkerman, Gareth has performed with artists such as Jennifer Batten and Andy McKee, as well as appeared at countless events including the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Canadian Guitar Festival.