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.
Simon is voting YES!
Guitar/cello/tabla, special trio performance @ sound festival 2014, Tullynessle Hall, Aberdeenshire, Sat 1st Nov, 019755 62273 poster here
Svara-Kanti will be performing in Coimbatore and Kochi on November 7-8, the Indian debut of the group, also featuring a special guest
Three albums with three different groups to come over the next 12-18 months, several special guests, new music, new traditions, all world premieres, more news soon
Video interview on Summerhall TV here, 5 star ST's Ritmata Fringe review in ThreeWeeks here and fantastic Scotsman review here
Interview on Summerhall Radio to coincide with ST's Ritmata's Fringe shows as part of Made in Scotland here
Exceptional review of recent Karmana performance in the Highlands in the Ross-shire Journal here
Svara-Kanti's recent Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 3's "World On 3" now available on the BBC site here
Incredible review of Svara-Kanti's Swaledale Festival concert here, "awesome complex and breathtaking"
Fantastic and comprehensive review of Rakshasa by ST's Svara-Kanti on one of the world's biggest jazz sites, All About Jazz here, "a contemporary classic"