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Saturday
May252013

Mike Dawes Workshop at Sixstrings, Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya

In 90-minutes, learn trade secrets from an international fingerstyle guitar maestro right here in Petaling Jaya!

Do you play fingerstyle guitar?
Do you enjoy mixing percussion, alternate tunings and grooves all on one guitar? 

If you do, then read on.

It’s a tough journey being an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Sometimes you practise pieces again and again but still it doesn’t sound close to the original. You wonder how to make all those percussive sounds at once along with clear high harmonics and tapped right hand melodies. Are you still just searching for answers on YouTube? How do you do that? How do you make everything sound smooth? Is there a secret?

What if you could get an insight into the mind of a true master? Someone who the Evening Post calls 'Completely Spellbinding’.

Get into the mind of Mike Dawes.

YouTube fingerstyle guitar star Mike Dawes is a young steel string guitarist from the South of England.

Since discovering the music of Pierre Bensusan at an early age, Mike has been completely dedicated to the guitar (along with the more obscure music that comes with it).

Currently residing in the South of England, Mike has been stunning audiences and critics with his guitar playing since 2008. His music often defies description, taking influence from Celtic, Rock, World and Popular music.

YouTube fingerstyle guitar star Jon Gomm says, “Mike Dawes is a F***ing awesome guitarist!’

Imagine knowing how to get out of ruts. What would a virtuoso do to get out of a rut? Daniel, one of Mike’s students had this to say:

'You're a really good teacher thanks, you've made the most challenging aspects of my technique seem so easy to overcome, and I'm well on my way to getting out of this rut!' - Daniel (US)

This 90-minute workshop will help you get out of your rut and get your fingerstyle playing to the next level. You’ll get to learn from a maestro, understand your instrument more and know how to practice fingerstyle guitar like a boss.

With over 2.8 million cumulative views of his YouTube videos, Mike has garnered critical acclaim especially since his cover of Gotye ‘Somebody I used to know’ became a viral video hit.  

“Astounding Virtuosity” in the words Grammy Winner Gotye himself!  

Mike has performed alongside, and in support of some of the world’s most highly respected musicians, including:

Seth Lakeman
John Renbourn
Tommy Emmanuel
Pierre Bensusan
Erik Mongrain
Thomas Leeb
Jon Gomm
Guthrie Govan
Pino Forastiere
Trace Bundy
Petteri Sariola
Chris Wood

Mike has done workshops all around the world including at UK’s Academy of Music and Sound in Swindon. Here’s how he did:

'Mike, the feedback I've been getting is great and I'd love to have you back next year. It seems to have been one of the best masterclasses we've ever had in Swindon so hats off to you sir...students can be difficult to please!' - Steve, Academy of Music and Sound

The workshop will be a packed 90-minute session with Mike Dawes, up close and personal. One of Mike’s UK students had this to say about a session with Mike:

'He's a fantastic teacher! my mind is still trying to process a mere hour of his knowledge' Matt (UK)

And you will get not just a mere hour, you will get an hour and a half! That’s 90-minutes of wisdom in person from YouTube sensation Mike Dawes.

Remember, there are only 15 slots for participants for this workshop. We could have had more but we wanted for the workshop to be the very best for the special dedicated 15 students.  This will be a premium learning experience in an awesome environment.

Mike is so epic that he has performed and lectured alongside Guthrie Govan! Here’s what Rob Chapman of Chapman Guitars had to say:

'Mike Dawes is not only an unbelievably awesome guitarist, he is also an incredible teacher with a brilliantly approachable style, that's why I booked him to play AND lecture alongside Guthrie Govan at Monkeyfest' - Rob Chapman (Chapman Guitars)

You could study with Mike by travelling to Hampshire/Surrey in the United Kingdom and spend over RM8,000 (flights between RM3,000 to RM5,000 and RM240 or more per night for accommodation in addition to travel and food costs). This is a possibility for a serious student but not everyone can invest like this.

Instead of all these added expenses and logistics, we are bringing Mike Dawes to Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya. Right at the cozy space of Sixstrings, you’ll get to study with a world-class maestro.


How much is the cost for this investment?

Early Registration: RM100/per person
Walk-ins: RM120/per person  

Remember, there are only 15 slots available for the workshop.

To register today and secure your place:

1. Transfer the workshop payment of RM100 to  Hong Leong Bank 22500002427 (Sixstrings Sdn. Bhd.)

2. Email a photo of the deposit slip or e-mail with transfer info to enquiry@sixstrings.com.my. Make sure your e-mail heading is ‘Mike Dawes Workshop Payment’

For any inquiries about the workshop, call Sixstrings at +603 7887 5171

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to bring my guitar?
Yes, you’ll need your guitar so you can try out examples that Mike will teach. This is a hands-on workshop so to get the most out of it, you should have your guitar with you.

2. Is there an age limit?
No.

3. Will there be handouts on the material Mike is teaching?
Yes

4. What level do I have to be to enroll in this workshop?
The workshop is for intermediate and advanced guitar students.

5. Will Mike be performing at the workshop?
Mike will demonstrating examples from his music. For the performance, catch Mike concert at No Black Tie. Info is here: http://www.azsamad.com/mikedawes
 

Friday
Apr192013

Mike Dawes & Az Samad | Malaysia Tour 2013

Mike Dawes Malaysia Tour 2013:

June 17 | Mon | 8pm
Guest appearance at Open Mic @ The Venue #9 hosted by Az Samad
RSVP & invite your friends here: Official Facebook Event Page

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Open Mic @ The Venue #9 Hosted by Az Samad (Pix by Albert Ng)

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June 19 | Wed | 8pm
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop at Sixstrings

[FB Photo Album]
Mike Dawes Workshop @ Sixstrings 

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June 20 | Thurs | 10am
Switch.up TV interview with Mike Dawes on Strum

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Switch.up TV interview with Mike Dawes on Strum

Video:

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June 20 | Thur | 9:30pm
Fingerstyle Guitar Artistry
Mike Dawes & Az Samad Live @ No Black Tie

RSVP & invite your friends here: Official Facebook Event Page

[FB Photo Album]
Fingerstyle Guitar Artistry by Mike Dawes & Az Samad at NBT 

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June 22 | Sat | 10am
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop at The Canteen At ChinaHouse 

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Mike Dawes Workshop @ The Canteen, ChinaHouse in Penang 

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June 23 | Sun | 9pm
Fingerstyle Guitar Artistry Tour
Mike Dawes & Az Samad Live @ ChinaHouse 

RSVP & invite your friends here: Official Facebook Event Page 

[FB Photo Album]
Fingerstyle Guitar Artistry by Mike Dawes & Az Samad @ ChinaHouse 

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Sungha Jung, Mike Dawes & Az Samad in Penang [FB Photo Album]

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Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/405344009564837/

For the first time, join us as YouTube sensation Mike Dawes (UK) makes his Malaysian debut. With over 2.8 million cumulative views of his videos, Mike has garnered critical acclaim especially since his cover of Gotye ‘Somebody I used to know’ became a viral video hit. “Astounding Virtuosity” in the words Grammy Winner Gotye himself! 

Joining him for this 1-night-only concert will be Malaysian guitar maestro Az Samad. 

Expect alternating sets of fingerstyle guitar artistry from both artists & maybe even a duet at the end of the night. This is emotional, beautiful and technically expressive guitar music at its best, up close and personal at No Black Tie.

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NOTE: For reservations, please call +603 2142 3737 (after 5pm). Please call to reserve early as we expect this to be a fully packed show.

Cover charge: RM40 for adults, RM25 for students
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No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui
Off Jalan Nagasari
50200 Kuala Lumpur
http://noblacktie.com.my/about/find-us/

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/405344009564837/

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Mike Dawes (UK)

 
“Astounding Virtuosity” - Gotye

“Completely Spellbinding” - Evening Post

“Mike tears it right up, his hand looks like a creepy spider!” - Andy Mckee

“Beautiful and sensitively played arrangements and compositions” - Acoustic Magazine

“A world-class acoustic act” - Live4guitar.com

“Mike Dawes is a F***ing awesome guitarist!” - Jon Gomm


Mike Dawes is a young steel string guitarist from the South of England

Since discovering the music of Pierre Bensusan at an early age, Mike has been completely dedicated to the guitar (along with the more obscure music that comes with it) 
Currently residing in the South of England, Mike has been stunning audiences and critics with his guitar playing since 2008. His music often defies description, taking influence from Celtic, Rock, World and Popular music.

Mike has performed alongside, and in support of some of the world’s most highly respected musicians, including: 

Seth Lakeman
John Renbourn
Tommy Emmanuel
Pierre Bensusan
Erik Mongrain
Julie Felix
Thomas Leeb
Antonio Forcione
Guthrie Govan
Martin Harley/Martin Harley Band
Pino Forastiere
Trace Bundy
Petteri Sariola
Chris Wood
Robin Williamson
Jon Gomm
Karima Francis

....and many more!

Mike's debut single with CandyRat Records went viral instantly, with the likes of Gotye, Beardyman and Andy Mckee reposting the video. His music has been featured on the front pages of Reddit, Gawker and Collegehumour whilst MSN.com featured Mike at the top of their homepage, sandwiched between The Queen and Barack Obama.

Performance highlights include the International Guitar Festival, The Komedia Theatre and a headline concert on the Acoustic Stage at Tommy Emmanuel's 'Tommyfest', where he shared the bill with the Frank Vignola Trio, Gordon Giltrap and of course, Tommy Emmanuel. 

He has been featured in numerous international publications including Guitarist, Acoustic and Acoustic Guitar magazines. His music has been played on BBC Radio, whilst being featured on international airwaves from Canada to Japan. 2010 saw Mike embark upon a 44 date UK tour, including shows at the Acoustic Festival of Great Britain, Exeter Guitar Festival and Arts Centres nationwide. Keep up to date with his busy schedule online via the 'Live Shows' tab. 

Armed with a slightly less-than-sane attitude towards music, 2 wooden boxes and an ever persistent attitude, Mike Dawes is a world class musician with a fantastic reputation. Watch this space for news of his upcoming solo release, new videos and exciting tour dates.

http://mikedawes.com/

Videos:

1. Mike Dawes - Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) - Solo Guitar

2. Mike Dawes - The Impossible - Solo Guitar


3. Mike Dawes - Boogie Slam (2013) Solo Acoustic Guitar


4. Mike Dawes - The Impossible 2.0 (Featuring Nolly + Petteri Sariola)

'The Impossible 2.0' Is a unique multi-instrumental version of 'The Impossible'. It features Petteri Sariola and Adam 'Nolly' Getgood (Periphery) 


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For reservations, please call +603 2142 3737 (after 5pm). Please call to reserve early as we expect this to be a fully packed show.

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Az Samad (Malaysia)

"Technically impressive...utilizing the percussive potential of the guitar to great effect, something in the vein of guitarist Andy McKee." - All About Jazz

"Malaysian guitar maestro" -The Straits Times (Singapore)

"Guitar Guru. Considered one of the best guitarists in Malaysia" -Malaysian Business: Malaysia's Premier Business Magazine since 1972 

"Az's compositions are at times playful and irreverent, and at other times lyrical and soulful, but always inventive, tastefully crafted and beautifully nuanced — an absolute pleasure to listen to." - The Edge Malaysia

"undeniable talent..a one of a kind artist" - The Concordian 

"a steel-string acoustic guitar maestro" - The Star 


Guitarist-Composer-Educator Az Samad has performed in the United States, Europe and Asia. A versatile musician who has appeared on sixteen CDs (seven of which are his solo releases), Az has worked with Grammy winners Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca, drummer Bernie Dresel (Brian Setzer Orchestra), singer-songwriters Tara Linda and Reza Salleh, guitarists John Stowell, Adam Rafferty, Stuart Ryan, and Teja Gerken; world music ensemble Bogofusion; electronic jazz-funk group Planet Loop; Cumbia-Dub band Candelaria; and string jazz ensemble JazzMine. Az has been invited to perform as the opening act for concerts by Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor.

Az was the featured classical guitar soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) for the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Kuala Lumpur premiere conducted by Arnie Roth (USA). He has also performed as part of the MPO in other sold-out performances and worked with conductors Richard Kaufman (USA) and Mark Fitz-Gerald (UK).

As an educator, Az has been on the faculty of Berklee College of Music's Summer Guitar Sessions and has taught workshops at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; Culturefest in Pipestem, West Virginia; and The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California. Az believes in contributing back to the society that has supported his music efforts. His music outreach program starts off with scholarship student Irena Taib of The Impatient Sisters fame. Az currently conducts private guitar lessons in Kuala Lumpur with a strong focus on beginners and Jazz students. 

His past festival appearances includes performances at Penang Island Jazz Festival (Penang, Malaysia), Mosaic Music Festival (Singapore), The Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival (Philippines), Culturefest (West Virginia, USA), Y2K International Live Looping Festival - with Planet Loop (Santa Cruz, CA, USA) and Georgetown Literary Festival (Penang, Malaysia). 

In 2012, he embarked on his first European tour with California-based Tara Linda & The Tortilla Western Trio performing in the Folk Segovia Festival, Spain & a 3-night residency at Töpferei Niehenke, Hasbergen, Germany. The Amsterdam Recordings - his first solo electric fingerstyle guitar album was recorded during the tour. Previously based in Berkeley, California; Az now lives in Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.azsamad.com/

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For reservations, please call +603 2142 3737 (after 5pm). Please call to reserve early as we expect this to be a fully packed show.

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