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Tapa

Flamenco//Funk Fusion

Playing an original whirlwind style of highly visceral, passionately charged instrumental solo flamenco/funk fusion, Tapa melds his appreciation for a spectrum of musical styles into captivating performances on a single acoustic guitar that sounds like an entire band.

Commonly described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’, Tapa combines the athletic skill of percussive techniques with emotive, highly dynamic and groove-based playing – creating a visually enthralling element alongside an atmosphere that gets people moving and pushes an audience’s expectation of what an acoustic guitar can do. With a name meaning ‘to play the face of the guitar’, Tapa’s dedication and love for his art burns through.

Featured performing on primetime BBC, having the honours of performing in Jimi Hendrix’s London Mayfair apartment and for the reopening of the Apple Store Covent Garden alongside giving masterclass sessions at Yamaha’s flagship EU store to name some previous clients, Joncan is no foreigner on any stage, at any venue or in front of any audience.

From the streets of Dublin, rooftop parties in Istanbul, the BBC studios in London, sun drenched mansions in Barcelona, grand hotels in India and anything in between, he captivates audiences anywhere he performs with his tenacity of performing style and musical energy.

“When he finally hit the strings, it was like a bolt of electricity!
My God, can this guy play the guitar! And I MEAN can this guy play the guitar! Every square millimetre of it — even the bits you’d never imagine you COULD play!”

 -Simon Roberts

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