Graham Wardrop

FRIDAY 29th November - 12.00pm - 1.00pm - Art Beat

Graham Wardrop is regarded by many to be New Zealandʼs finest finger-style guitarist, singer-songwriter.

Playing concerts internationally, has worked extensively in Australia, Asia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and occasionally Europe. Heʼs worked alongside and opened shows for some of the planetʼs most highly regarded guitarists and bands - Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor, Leo Kottke, Manhattan Transfer, Michael Crawford, Vanessa May…

Although still based in Christchurch, since the earthquakes Graham has been working more frequently out of town and overseas. On his recent, seventh, Canadian tour - British Columbia and Alberta - he, along with JUNO Award winner and recipient of the Order of Canada, Valdy, played to sold out houses, receiving standing ovations and encores on a nightly basis. Graham was awarded a ʻNew Zealand Starʼ award in 2010.

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