RAUL MIDON Heads To Union Chapel, London on Monday 17th October

Union Chapel – London
Monday 17th October 2011
Tickets £16.50

Raul Midón - who critics have compared to Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Donny Hathaway -
may be the most compelling “triple threat” to come along in years - a show-stopping guitarist,
brilliant pop/soul/jazz vocalist, and a remarkable, outspoken songwriting talent.
Midón's brilliance in all three areas is on vivid display on his third album, 'Synthesis'

Raul Midón is the very embodiment of an “outlier” - he made the most of his unique
circumstances - and he practiced like hell. Raul and his twin brother Marco both lost their vision as newborns when they were placed in
hospital incubators without proper eye protection. Another tragedy befell them at age 4, when
their mother died. But their father, an acclaimed Argentinean dancer, instilled in his boys a
strong work ethic, and they both achieved extraordinary success. “Raul was very disciplined as a kid,” brother Marco says. “At six or seven years old, he practiced
guitar 7 or 8 hours a day…Dad said there's nothing that you can't do.”

After putting in more than the requisite “10,000 hours,” Midón has developed a percussive,
flamenco/jazz guitar style that astonishes audiences and a silky smooth tenor, including “a spinetingling
falsetto and an uncanny ability to mimic a trumpet,” according to People Magazine.
Raul's first two albums brought critical acclaim, appearances on all the major late night T.V.
shows in the U.S. and Europe, and multiple world tours.

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