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Billy Watman
Arabian Tent - Campbell Park

The Stables Sessions: Billy Watman

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Billy is an award winning Anglo-Brazilian instrumental guitarist. Inspired by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel & Mike Oldfield, his style fuses the genres of Flamenco & Classical with Rock & Pop. In 2022 he was awarded a diploma of higher education in classical guitar from The Royal College of Music in London.

Billy’s videos of popular songs played in this style have received many millions of views across online platforms & his performances of Bohemian Rhapsody have been praised and shared by both Queen and Brian May’s official channels.

In 2016, aged just 14, he reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ - a guitar based talent show open to all ages for Sky Arts TV which was broadcast worldwide. Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances - for judges and mentors including George Benson, Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti - who described him as ‘a little genius’. 

Presented as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2023

Introducing The Arabian Tent...

The Stables Sessions - Acoustic Stage - Festival Central - Campbell Park

Enjoy a drink and listen to some great live music in the informal and relaxed atmosphere of our Arabian tent.

Arabian Tent