Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Band guitarist Paul Bielatowicz, along with Legacy bandmate, bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, will bring their musical virtuosity to the Narrows Center in Fall River, Mass., on Dec. 19th (click HERE for tickets) and the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass., on Dec. 22nd (click HERE for tickets). 21CF opens the show at the Regent Theatre.
The virtuosos will perform many songs from Bielatowicz’s solo CD “Preludes & Etudes,” a representation of the electric guitar as a classical instrument, as well as some surprising classic rock songs and even a holiday medley.
Bielatowicz has toured the world as a member of both the Carl Palmer Band (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Neal Morse’s solo band (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), as well as appearing on recordings by Paul Gilbert, Mike Portnoy, Randy George and many others. Bielatowicz has also been a regular contributor for several music magazines, most notably writing a regular column for “Guitarist Magazine” and other UK based publications, where he has interviewed such amazing musicians as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, among others, as well as providing transcriptions for “Guitar Techniques” magazine.
UK bassist Simon Fitzpatrick has toured and recorded with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Joe Lynn-Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Kee Marcello (Europe) and Michael Hill (B.B. King) among others. Not content with simply being in the background, Fitzpatrick has always tried to take bass guitar playing as far as possible. Using all six strings of his extended range instrument, he performs as a lead player, a soloist or polyphonic accompanist. He has recently released his debut solo bass guitar album, “Reflections,” in which he uses his virtuoso technique to recreate a wide variety of pieces and styles, ranging from classical to classic rock, on one single instrument. You’ve never seen a bass guitar played like this before.
The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass., while the Regent Theatre is located at 7 Medford Street in Arlington, Mass. Parking is free at both venues.
Click HERE to see the the tour video promo!