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Gordon Giltrap

Over the past forty years, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.

His music continues to evade categorisation and is nigh on impossible to put into any kind of a niche influenced as it is by the rock guitar of Hank Marvin and Pete Townshend, the folk guitar of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and the classical guitar of Julian Bream and John Williams.He has released 25 original studio albums, plus numerous live albums and compilations.

Having served his apprenticeship as a singer/songwriter on the London folk club circuit and secured a recording contract with Transatlantic Records, his self-titled debut album was released in 1968. Each subsequent album broke new ground, and he developed an extraordinary repertoire while establishing a reputation for his live performances.

In the late Seventies, Gordon had a hit album with Perilous Journey and two hit singles 'Heartsong' and 'Fear of the Dark'. 'Heartsong' was nominated for an Ivor Novello award, and used as the theme tune to the BBC's Holiday programme.

Released in 1998, Gordon regards his album Troubadour as probably the high point of his writing and recording to date.
Over the years, Gordon has worked with an amazingly broad range of artists, from Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Midge Ure and Cliff Richard to the jazz virtuoso Martin Taylor, the classical guitarist Raymond Burley and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Gordon was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours, "for services to music and to charity"
Standard Music is very proud to offer a number of albums showcasing the unique talent of Gordon Giltrap.