Take a guitar and throw it in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of blues, a dash of funk, a spoonful of classic and a large punch of flamenco. Stir
Take a guitar and throw it in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of blues, a dash of funk, a spoonful of classic and a large punch of flamenco. Stir vigorously into a colourful instrumental display of original music. Lace it lovingly with some light-hearted humour and blazing guitar work and you have the recipe for a show by Cadence.
The heart of Cadence consists of James Diamond and his student Justin Husband. The dynamic between these two virtuosic guitar players really has to be seen to be believed.
James Diamond has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast of Australia for over 20 years with his dynamic acoustic guitar show and Latin based/flamenco guitar playing. His shows have included full bands, duo’s and solo work but have always been about fiery guitar playing with humour and fun. Of all his endeavours, his guitar troupe “Cadence” was met with the most critical acclaim and brought him work with industry giants such as Marcia Hines, Rene Geyer, George Benson, Gerry and the Pace Makers, Brian Cadd and Tommy Emmanuel.
Now, after years of hiatus, James joins forces with his student from the Queensland Conservatorium, Justin Husband, to bring Cadence to a new audience with a new sound but with the same entertaining show.
Justin brings his stylistic country/bluegrass and blues playing into the mix, so one minute Cadence will be playing a fiery, Latin piece and the next will break into a bluegrass medley followed by a soulful blues. Cadence can be booked as a duo (James and Justin), a trio or quartet depending on the requirements of the patrons. In cases where more than a duo is needed, James and Justin have regular guests that are always eager to play with them on stage. No matter the line-up, the boys promise a captivating show that will delight the audience.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4 Mullumbimbi Street