A MULTI-GUITAR extravaganza can be enjoyed in Bridport on Friday, March 15.

Bringing their unique brand of guitar wizardry to West Dorset as part of a massive UK tour, guitarists Pete Oxley and Nick Meier will be dazzling audiences with their virtuosity.

Following that album’s release the duo toured the UK extensively in 2015 (60+ dates), plus a further 25-date tour the following Spring, consistently garnering very generous reviews from the national and specialist press.

Oxley & Meier were invited by Jazzwise to be the first ever featured artists to have a covermount CD attached to the magazine.

Their next album The Colours of Time was praised by American guitar legend Ralph Towner as “a feast of virtuosity, delivered with depth, wit and joy”.

The current album The Alluring Ascent is being launched at London’s prestigious 606 Club before being toured at selected venues in the UK including this concert in Bridport.

Guitarist Pete Oxley began his musical career in Paris in the mid ‘80s before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which in 2012 won the Parliamentary jazz award as ‘The Best Jazz Venue In The UK’. Pete regularly performs with some of the world’s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Dave O’Higgins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise.

And guitarist Nick Meier, with his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestros Gilad Atzmon and Dave O'Higgins) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival! Nick was, for the last three years, guitarist in guitar supremo Jeff Beck’s band, with whom he toured all over the world, performing at major venues and festivals.

Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of Latin America to English pastoralism. Hear this played on nylon string, steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!

*Pete Oxley and Nick Meier, Friday, March 15, 8pm, Bridport Arts Centre. Call the box office for tickets.