On Wednesday, April 18th at 8 p.m. Candyrat Records presents “Candyrat Guitar Night” featuring Peter Ciluzzi and Spencer Elliott at The Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. Tickets are $10 advance or $15 at the door. Ciluzzi and Elliott are recording artists on Candyrat Records label, which represents more than thirty musicians from ten countries and features some of the finest guitar-based music from around the world. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.smithsoldebar.com.
Peter Ciluzzi’s music transports listeners on a journey through virtuosic, evocative compositions that tell a story without words. His acclaimed solo instrumental work has accumulated millions of views on YouTube and more than 6 million plays on Spotify. His distinctive, timeless sound is both familiar and unexpected. Ciluzzi’s music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass, and world music. He was a finalist in the 2007 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. As a luthier, his performances also showcase some of his own hand-crafted guitars.
Spencer Elliott began composing instrumental piano music in his early years — his influences mainly consisting of contemporary composers like George Winston. It was later that he picked up the guitar, yet he was still more influenced by punk and alternative genres at that time. It wasn’t until 2007 that Spencer turned his focus to progressive steel string guitar. Spencer’s compositions possess a cinematic quality, painting rich melodic landscapes that fuse his contrasting influences.