String Theories

7pm, Saturday 9th May 2015

String Theories
Publicity Material

Poster (PDFJPG)
Leaflet (PDF - 3up) 

String Theories consists of:

Glenn Skarratt (guitar and mandolin)
James Church (dobro)
Simon Watts (violin & viola)

Together they explore the boundaries of ‘New Acoustic’ music. Their unique sound is rich and evocative with instrumentals and vocal songs inspired by great acoustic players such as Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile and Edgar Myer, the trio play music drawing on broad influences with music reminiscent of classical, jazz rock, bluegrass, Irish and more, but falling into none of these categories. Both highly structured and highly improvised, they challenge themselves with each piece to create a wide scope of musical moods.

Glenn and Simon have been performing together for over a decade as the duo, ‘Skarratt & Watts’ and have crafted a tight and dynamic live act between them. Since meeting the young, super-talented James Church, String Theories have received rave reviews at festival and concert performances and supported the Flying Emus on their 2014 Sydney tour. They are working hard to complete the writing and recording of a CD of original music to be released in early 2015.

Visit their Facebook site.

"The thing about String Theories is that they make it look so easy. It isn't! These guys are masters at their craft . . . yet the music is so accessible and entertaining. Just loved having this band open for us on our NSW Reunion Tour dates in 2014." (Genni Kane, lead singer - Flying Emus - multi Golden Guitar and ARIA Award winning band) 

“This talented trio make light of the complexities of what has come to be known as New Acoustic Music, creating a remarkably accessible sonic universe that draws the audience in & challenges them in equal parts. “

“Lately it seems one can’t avoid the emergence of new acoustic music/bluegrass/old timey/folk noir etc., deployed by a variety of musicians, young and old of varying backgrounds, but the truth is that nothing beats a group of journeyman musicians who cut their teeth on music that some are just discovering, players who clearly, to hear them play, understand this multi-faceted genre from the inside out."


Posted by Angela Williams on
I thoroughly enjoyed the concert, with the three of you weaving in and out of the music.
I loved the talk during the tune ups- it was fun.
Your music is not the type I normally listen to but I loved it none the less.
The concert was one of the best I have experienced.
Thank you
Posted by Sean Graham on
I had a good night. It was good to see the guys play at last ( I have been friends with Glenn for years). It was also great to get to Humph Hall at last. I'm just down the road and have been " going to go" for years. I love the sense of community it creates. There is not enough of that going on. I'll definitely be back. I was pleased to see the photos I took of you guys and the band were in focus
Posted by Matt Barnes on
Absolutely outstanding, again. I have seen these boys play many times now and their show always seems to go that little bit further, every time I see them, they have added an even more impressive tune to their repertoire. Glenn, Simon and James always show superb musicianship and are always right on the money. Well done guys!
I'll have to keep my eyes open for other great acts at Humph hall in the future.
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