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Guitar Star

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Episode 1: Guitar Star 2016

Summary

Tony Visconti, George Benson and Milos oversee the search for the UK and Ireland's most talented guitarists as the contest returns. In the first edition, a single audition session sees thousands of entrants whittled down to a shortlist of just eight, who will be taken on the musical journey of a lifetime as they compete for the chance to play at Latitude Festival.

Review

Anyone who has ever stepped into a musical instrument shop will know the experience: there’s always some bloke sitting on an amp with one of the guitars playing widdly, show-offy stuff quite loud. Not because he’s thinking of buying the guitar, but because he can. This is the series that gives all those blokes their very own show and does unearth some genuinely musical and listenable talents.

This time the judges are legendary producer Tony Visconti (as in Bowie’s Heroes), jazz-soul guitarist George Benson, and Milos Karadaglic, an award-winning classical guitarist from Montenegro. In the first episode, their job is to whittle down thousands of entrants to a shortlist of eight.

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    Guitar Star 2016

    Summary

    Tony Visconti, George Benson and Milos oversee the search for the UK and Ireland's most talented guitarists as the contest returns. In the first edition, a single audition session sees thousands of entrants whittled down to a shortlist of just eight, who will be taken on the musical journey of a lifetime as they compete for the chance to play at Latitude Festival.

    Review

    Anyone who has ever stepped into a musical instrument shop will know the experience: there’s always some bloke sitting on an amp with one of the guitars playing widdly, show-offy stuff quite loud. Not because he’s thinking of buying the guitar, but because he can. This is the series that gives all those blokes their very own show and does unearth some genuinely musical and listenable talents.

    This time the judges are legendary producer Tony Visconti (as in Bowie’s Heroes), jazz-soul guitarist George Benson, and Milos Karadaglic, an award-winning classical guitarist from Montenegro. In the first episode, their job is to whittle down thousands of entrants to a shortlist of eight.

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