AVATAR GUITAR DUO

AVATAR GUITAR DUO

Avatar is a highly experienced instrumental acoustic guitar duo that concentrates mainly on performing Latin repertoire in a variety of settings including corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, trade shows and launches.

Lower Templestowe, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Avatar is an acoustic guitar driven duo that was formed late in 2003. The combination of nylon and steel string guitars allows an emphasis on repertoire diversity, drawing upon such broad styles as Flamenco, Bossa Nova, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Jazz and Popular classics. Avatar has performed at most major events in Melbourne (Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne Cup, AFL Grand Final, Commonwealth Games, Boxing Day Test Cricket, etc) and at hundreds of venues for intimate audiences of 15 people up to concert-style performances to people numbering in their thousands. Between them Avatar members perform regularly around Australia and in Asia and Europe. The duo can be expanded to trio format (to include vocals or percussion) or quartet format (to include any combination of two guitars, bass guitar, vocals and percussion).

The Repertoire

We have tried to keep the group’s repertoire stylistically broad. Most people will know Glenn and Nick as Jazz Musicians and it is for this reason that no Jazz tunes, swing or standards appearing in the repertoire below. Although part of our repertoire, Avatar does not emphasis this style.

Sample Song List

Below is a sample song list for Avatar. For a more comprehensive song list, just make contact.

Wedding Ceremony

  • Here comes the Bride
  • Cavatina
  • Every Breath you Take
  • Fields of Gold
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Cannon in D
  • Song Bird
  • True Colours
  • What a Wonderful World

 

Bossa Nova

Composer      

Chenga De Saudade 

A.C. Jobim

Corcovardo    

A.C. Jobim

The Girl from Ipanema

A.C. Jobim

How Insensitive

A.C. Jobim

Meditation

A.C. Jobim

Black Orpheus

L. Bonfi

Look to the Sky

A.C. Jobim

Desafinado     

A.C. Jobim

Blue Bossa     

K. Dorham

Invitation

Kaper/Washington

Recordame    

Joe Henderson

Make me a Memory  

G. Washington Jr

Dindi

A.C. Jobim

 

 

Mambo

 

Mambo in the Moonlight

J. Loman

Mambo Number 8     

L. Tristano

 

 

Calypso          

 

St Thomas

S. Rollins        

Tropical Jam

M. Camilo

 

 

Ballads

 

Angel Eyes     

J. Brent          

Autumn in New York 

V. Duke          

Blue in Green 

M. Davis

God Bless the Child   

A. Herzog

My Funny Valentine               

Rogers/Hart

I Love you too Much  

C. Santana

You don’t know what Love is 

Raye/Depaul

A flower is a Lonesome Thing

B. Strayhorn

Away with Words

J. Scofield

These Foolish Things 

Strachey/Link

 

 

Tango

 

My Heart belongs to Daddy

C. Porter

Kiss of Fire     

R. Hill

Hernando’s Hideaway           

R.Adler

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

S.Romberg

Sway

Beltran/Ruiz

 

 

Samba         

 

Besame Mucho

Skylar/Veleques

One Note Samba       

A.C. Jobim

My Little Suede Shoes

C. Parker

 

 

Popular

 

This Masquerade       

L. Russel

Take Five       

D.Bruebeck

Tears in Heaven

E.Clapton

Cavatina

S.Myers

Killing Me Softly

C.Fox                                                                     

Moondance

V.Morrison                                                                        

Smooth Operator       

Sade  

Norwegian Wood       

Beatles

Every breath you take                   

Police      

Yesterday                   

Beatles

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Arlen/Harburg

Saturday Morning

L.Stern           

                       

 

                                   

                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 


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