Will McNicol picked up his first guitar at the age of six and has gone on to become what Gordon Giltrap described as â€śone of the finest guitarists and composers on the scene todayâ€ť. He has won Guitarist Magazine's â€śAcoustic Guitarist of the Yearâ€ť and is listed as one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's â€ś30 Worldwide Great Guitarists Under Thirty.â€ť
â€śAcoustic genius...a true guitar ninja!â€ť - Guitar Techniques Magazine
His performances, workshops and masterclasses have taken him around the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, China and Zimbabwe (where he played The Harare International Festival of Arts, one of Africa's biggest music festivals). Will also led the International Guitar Festival's 'Advanced Fingerstyle Courseâ€™ as well as the London Guitar Summitâ€™s 'Contemporary Acoustic Courseâ€™, alongside Antonio Forcione.
â€śFlawlessâ€ť - Guitarist Magazine
Besides his solo tours, Will has supported renowned artists such as Mumford and Sons, Pierre Bensusan, Clive Carroll, Jon Gomm, and Martin Simpson, with his performances being described as "beautifully flawless" and "magical" by the music press.
â€śAt once soothing and uplifting...exceptionalâ€ť - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Willâ€™s work has also appeared on a number of films and BBC documentaries, with his orchestral works debuted by the UK's Ten Tors Orchestra and has just released his fourth LP of original material, to 5* reviews and much critical acclaim.Â â€śDragonflies, Frogs and Bumblebees [shows] technical mastery. Simply beautiful.â€ť - Guitar Techniques.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Worldwide "30 Great Guitarists Under 30" (2014)
Guitarist Magazine's UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011)
Fellow of Trinity College London in Guitar Recital (2011)
Licentiate of Trinity College London in Guitar Recital (2009)
Bournemouth Advanced String Player of the Year (2007)
Bournemouth Young Musician of the Year - Runner Up (2007)
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|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| Low waged & Early bird || GBP 9|
| Normal advance ticket || GBP 12|
| On the day || GBP 17|
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