For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Monday, 12 March 2012

Martin Alvarado

The Great Hall, Southwell (Wikimedia Commons)

To Southwell Minster's Great Hall last night to see the Argentinian singer and guitarist Martin Alvarado ... 


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6 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Is it just me or is he the alter-ego of geordie comedian Ross Noble..?
x

The Solitary Walker said...

I knew he reminded me of someone, and you've put your finger on it, Rachel! He did think he was a bit of a comedian too.

Lisa Cherry-Downes said...

You are not the first person who has pointed out to me the similarity with Ross Noble - on looks I assume you mean, Ross is a far better comedian and conversely I am sure Martin is a far better vocalist than Ross - (he - Martin - is rather more handsome too :-))
Thanks for coming to see him Solitary Walker - next time maybe he will bring a band like on the YouTube clip you posted, or at least another musician - (pianist/bandonoeon player) which will allow him to perform a quite different set

The Solitary Walker said...

Hey — thanks for your comment, Lisa! You did such a great job, last night! I could tell how much you were into the music. And organising Martin Alvarado's whole UK tour — congratulations to you! His voice is divine. I thought the audience were quite appreciative. Really, really liked it all — and very much the less amplified couple of songs he did at the end, and the solo voce ones too. One could imagine him playing totally acoustic, perhaps sitting in a semi-circle of an audience, Spanish style? Terrific performer. And my wife giggled at the jokes, honest! Endearing, I think is the word.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very beautiful Robert and I am sure the voice would be enhanced by that wonderful venue.

Lisa Cherry-Downes said...

Thanks - it has been a lot of fun and Martin is a very sweet guy - despite what he said about my driving capabilities - and a man full of personal and artistic integrity. He is very easy to work with and very engaging and interesting company. I always learn a lot about the music when he comes over here.

It is funny that he sang Tu unmiked as his very last song because when he asked for requests I was willing him to sing that one - it is one of my favourite tangos but I had never heard him sing it live and although it is on his second album Asi Es Mi Tango I did not want to suggest it out loud in case it was one he could not play on guitar. He was being a good sport singing Por Una Cabeza before Tu because it is not a song he likes much - too much of a tango cliche.