Tommy Emmanual: Saving my Christmas

William Thomas  Emmanuel, Aka  "Tommy" Emmanual is an Australian guitarist, best known for his amazing fingerpicking technique, energetic live performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. His guitar style has really taken off with many players. His skills have lead to  Guitar Player Magazine coversand moist recently Tommy Emmanuel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia!

Tommy’s latest offering will be a Christmas album entitled “All I Want For Christmas”, which will be released November 4th  2011 world-wide on Steve Vai’s Acoustic favoured Nations label .Featuring time honored Christmas classics as well as two original tunes. Joining Emmanual on guitar is Nashville country picker John Knowles.

Well the weather certainly got colder over the last few days, so I dig out the new CD and give it a spin... in the back of my mind... as “Rudolph The Red Nose Raindeer” starts up, I’m thinking to myself  this must be my earliest start to Christmas ever!  However, I went into the local shopping mall later in the week only to find that in fact Christmas has arrived in some shops a little early and it's just me sat in my Internet blog cave has not noticed it yet.

So what do you get with this release? You get Tommy covering classic Christmas tunes in his own style. Not in your face, over the top, but in the way they should be played, forming a great back drop for your Christmas soirees, dinner parties and sure not to offend my mother-in-law, who must surely be getting a little sick of my penchant for fusion orientated guitar by now.  This CD is also sure to please big Tommy fans who've wanted Tommy to record said tome for a good while now. So if you're looking for a more a more chilled out Christmas and some Brownie points from the mother-in-law rhis might just be the Christmas record for you.

Luckily enough for  UK Tommy Emmanual fans you get a chance to catch up with this magician of the acoustic guitar

Tour dates
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Thursday 1st December
HULL City Hall
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0148 230 0300
Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RQ
Friday 2nd December
HARROGATE International Centre
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0845 130 8840
Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LA
Saturday 3rd December
BUXTON Opera House
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0845 127 2190
Water St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
Sunday 4th December
LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0151 709 3789
Myrtle Street, Liverpool, L1 9
Monday 5th December
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0121 780 3333
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ
Tuesday 6th December
BRIGHTON Hove Centre
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0844 847 1515
Norton Rd, Hove, BN3 4AH
Wednesday 7th December
CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0122 335 7851
3 Parson's Court, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3
Tuesday 13th December
CARDIFF St. David's Hall
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0292 087 8444
The Hayes, Castle, Cardiff, CF10 1AH
Thursday 15th December
LONDON Union Chapel
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0844 477 1000
Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
Friday 16th December
Tickets: £20 / Box Office 0172 243 4434
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU