Saturday September 21
5.30pm – 7.30pm $25
Skarrat and Watts
Glenn Skarratt – guitar and vocals
Simon Watts – fiddle
When fiddler player extraordinaire Simon Watts teamed up with guitarist and producer Glenn Skarratt to record a CD, musical magic started to happen in the studio. Bridging musical styles from Irish to Jazz, Bluegrass to Latin with a touch of Rock and Blues, the resulting release, “The Weeping Tree Paddock”, solidified the pair’s resolve to create an entertaining mix of all the different styles of music they love to play.
Simon’s lifetime of playing various styles of music from his Classical training through to the Celtic music of his ancestors combined with his love of performing, has helped make him a favourite with audiences. He is a polished and exuberant musical spirit who has travelled extensively and worked with many different musicians here in Australia and overseas.
Glenn is a versatile multi-instrumentalist featuring finger style and flat picking acoustic guitar as well as mandolin. Classically trained, he likes to blur the boundaries of root music putting jazz into Celtic, Blues into Folk, Funk into Country making his own blend. Glenn has a vast repertoire of songs collected over many years of playing in bands around the country.
Bringing this idea to their live performances, Simon and Glenn form a flexible, versatile and sometimes unpredictable unit with a large and eclectic repertoire. They enjoy challenging each other on stage sometimes making up arrangements on the spot but always with a mind to keep their audiences entertained and leaving them wanting more!