MARCUS CORBETT & NITIN GAIKWAD
“With his deep affinity with Indian classical music and his expertise in soulfully conveying its essence on the humble acoustic guitar. ... where other guitar maestros have dipped their toes.... he's taken the integration a stage further and his collaboration with tabla virtuosos Nitin Gaikwad and Sharanappa Guttaragi .. is both fiery and rewarding” (Fatea Magazine)
"There is an obvious warmth to Marcus Corbett., with his rich amalgamation of both British and Indian music” (Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)
Marcus Corbett is a singer, acoustic guitarist and composer based between the UK and Pune, Maharashtra, India. He has been studying Indian classical music and working with musicians in India for over 10 years, and has released a string of albums, including the most recent two, the acclaimed ‘Strung Deep’ and ‘Every Little Spirit’. His works are a generous spirited cultural collaboration that allows his original compositions to come to life while paying homage to the N. Indian classical tradition he loves. He has created lasting relationships in India with Tabla players, Nitin Gaikwad & Sharanappa Guttaragi from Pune, Maharashtra and Gadag in North Karnataka respectively, and these are the foundation of the project and performance.
The album ‘Every Little Spirit’ extended the harmonic reach of the music and is an ambitious enterprise as two violins are at work; and as Marcus says “The beautiful challenge in this search is to keep the individual cultural charm, to allow the bell to ring true; and to maintain the power and integrity of the music”.