Welcome to the website of virtuoso classical guitarist, intercultural pioneer and composer Simon Thacker. acclaimed for his dazzling solo performances and as a leader of and composer for groundbreaking ensembles, Simon is As passionate about Segovia and jazz as he is about Indian music and classical contemporary. his work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents. 

LATEST   NEWS

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti to play Glasgow Mela 17th July, full info soon

 

New video, Karmana promo here

 

Simon in duo with cellist Justyna Jablonska, and a very special guest, will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of Made in Scotland in August, full announcement to follow

 

Simon featured on podcast "I'll Cadence When I Die" by Tom Butler

 

New solo video here, D & L by Stephen Hamilton

 

New cello/guitar videos with Justyna Jablonska here and here

 

Simon featured in Classical Guitar Magazine

 

New ST's Svara-Kanti lineup videos here and here, page here

 

Svara-Kanti Edinburgh Festival review on 1320Radio here, guest blog for New Music Scotland here

 

Report on Ritmata's New Zealand tour here, tour video to come soon

 

ST's Ritmata New Zealand tour reviews: Taranaki Daily News, Plains FM, Elsewhere, JazzLocal32. Live streamed concert from Waikato here.

 

Five star Svara-Kanti Edinburgh Fringe Festival review in ThreeWeeks here, 4 stars in Herald here, 4 stars in Scotsman here, 4 stars in TV Bomb here.

 

Extraordinarily wide ranging interview previewing Ritmata's New Zealand tour on Graham Reid's legendary site Elsewhere here

 

Three albums with three groups to come, special guests, all world premieres. more news soon

 

An T-iarla Diurach, Gaelic Song Reimagined by Simon, with Justyna Jablonska (cello)
GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, India Debut Tour Film

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER      

Live Streamed Simon Thacker's ritmata performance in new Zealand Sep 2015

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, exploring the Mystical Baul tradition, with Raju das Baul

Simon's Duo with Polish Cellist Justyna Jablonska, Interviews and Excerpts from Karmana, Album coming in 2016, Major performances announcement soon