AcoustiCon

AcoustiCon

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Rock - Progressive Rock | New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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AcoustiCon

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AcoustiCon, known for virtuoso guitar and soaring melodies, perform their highly acclaimed multimedia concert: "Sorella Mystica". This high-tech event fuses AcoustiCon's live original compositions with beautiful visual art. It is a concert program recognized for its musical integrity and soul stirring emotion, combining exquisite melody lines with the finest of fine art photography, digital graphics and video, and state of the art projection; all totally in sync. It is the most engaging concert you will ever hear, incorporating a rare sense of beauty. The projected video tells a story or simply sets a mood for every song. Performed by accomplished musicians, the concert offers a guitar-oriented musical journey through delightful landscapes, at turns powerful, calm and beautiful.

The Musicians
In 1998, guitarist Brad Sayre and bassist David Simmons joined forces to create a unique and original form of acoustic guitar music that led to the conception of AcoustiCon, a progressive acoustic duo combining elements of classical, jazz and rock. Together they have released three CD's, written soundtracks for over a dozen films and have won nine Songwriters Showcases of America Awards, including "Recording Artist of the Year" and "CD of the Year". Guitarist Brad Sayre is the only two-time winner of the "Best Guitarist Award". Billboard magazine credits Sayre for "developing his own powerful and fluid style, demonstrating there will always be room for the guitar virtuoso."

The Photographer
The fine art photography of Barbara Simmons is an integral part of AcoustiCon's live multimedia performance. Known for her hand-painted infrared photography, Barbara shares production and director credits with the group. In order to effectively take her photography from the gallery to the big screen of the concert stage, Barbara works with negative scanners and a host of computers and software to prepare her images for projection. Barbara chooses to shoot in infrared for the majority of her work because it adds a magical touch and dreamlike feel to her art and to the AcoustiCon stage production. All of the talent and elements that encompass AcoustiCon make for a performance that will move your spirit and take your breath away!

David Simmons

DAVID SIMMONS

Award winning Bass guitarist, song writer, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist.

"Music is from the heart, it enables me to express myself without limits or boundaries".

Beginning his musical training on the classical guitar, David is known for using complex chord structures and classical fingering techniques to create lush textures and soaring melodies with the bass guitar.
David's compositions have been used in movie soundtracks, commercials, CD's and DVD's and his studio expertise is always in high demand. His work with AcoustiCon has been featured in many Nature Documentaries and as well as writing and recording the theme music for Chuck Norris's UFAF Martial Art Instructional Videos.

Brad Sayre

BRAD SAYRE

Two time winner of the "Best Guitarist Award"
winner of the "Multi-Instrumentalist of the Year Award
and multiple song writing and recording awards from the "SONGWRITERS SHOWCASES OF AMERICA"

Performing as lead guitarist and vocalist for Dr. Hook "featuring Ray Sawyer", Melanie, Danny Joe Brown, MTV's Messendger, SLAB and AcoustiCon, Brad has toured 14 countries, playing countless venues from clubs to gigantic outdoor concerts playing for thousands of fans worldwide.

"the first finger style guitarist to be compared to Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and even Jimi Hendrix -Grammy Award Winner Jesse Cutler "The Cutler Edge Radio Show" -Real Radio

"with Brad Sayre developing his own powerful and fluid style that demonstrates anew, there will always be room for the guitar virtuoso -Billboard Magazine

Barbara Simmons

Barbara Simmons

The fine art photography of Barbara Simmons is an integral part of AcoustiCon's live multimedia performance. Known for her hand-painted infrared photography, Barbara shares production and director credits with the group. In order to effectively take her photography from the gallery to the big screen of the concert stage, Barbara works with negative scanners and a host of computers and software to prepare her images for projection. Barbara chooses to shoot in infrared for the majority of her work because it adds a magical touch and dreamlike feel to her art and to the AcoustiCon stage production. All of the talent and elements that encompass AcoustiCon make for a performance that will move your spirit and take your breath away!