claudebourbonIf the description sounds unusual, get ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions as Claude Bourbon heads to Ventnor Arts Club in December.

Claude is known throughout Europe and America for delivering amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world and he has just returned from a tour of the USA to come to the Island and play at Ventnor Arts Club, where in its wonderful acoustics and intimate atmosphere, you will be treated to some of the most incredible guitar sounds ever.

Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. As he performs he speaks and sometimes sings in a distinct French accent and if the laws were relaxed it would seem completely natural to be watching through a fug of Gouloise smoke.

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The BBC said of his performance:

“This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”

All music lovers are very welcome. Tickets are available online at, by phone on 01983 857060 and in person at Ventnor Exchange.

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