Nile Rodgers the master of Disco guitar was in town playing with his band Chic on 12 April 2018. The show included all his classics including Le Freak, Good Times, I Want Your Love and more. The band also played songs he wrote for other artists such as Madonna (Like A Virgin), Sister Sledge (We Are Family), David Bowie (Let’s Dance), Daft Punk (Get Lucky) and Diana Ross (I’m Coming Out)
After the show he stayed around shaking hands and talking to people. GANZ Committee member Val Cole was lucky to be near the front and to shake his hand. “It was inspiring to see him play and to meet him afterwards. I’ve been copying his style since 1986, so it was great to see him play the songs live”
It is a privilege to welcome Ken Nicol back to GANZ. If you missed him previously, get this marked in your diary immediately!
Ken is a virtuoso guitarist who has played with some of the best in the Folk and Folk/Rock genres. Furthermore he is a talented songwriter and an entertainer of the highest calibre.
Open mic opportunity to start the evening for anyone seeking a stage for their guitar-playing talent.
From Chuck Berry through to the White Stripes, this excellent BBC FOUR documentary traces the ebb and flow of the guitar riff over the last 60 years of popular music.
With riffs and stories from an all-star cast including Brian May, Dave Davies, Hank Marvin, Steve Lukather, Nile Rodgers, Tony Iommi, Robert Fripp, Johnny Marr, Nancy Wilson, Kevin Shields, Ryan Jarman, Tom Morello and many more.