In celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol’s 85th birthday guitarist Hucky Eichelmann will be on tour throughout Thailand from 20th August to 30th of September. In 2011 and 2012 Hucky’s annual concert tour drew altogether nearly 20,000 fans to the concerts and over 800 students to the workshops. This year’s tour aims to honor His Majesty the King by showcasing a selection of His Majesty’s jazz compositions along with a variety of music from around the world. Another highlight will be Hucky’s collaboration with students from the broader community to appear as guest performer at selected venues.
Besides the popular concerts Hucky will conduct workshops and master classes that focus on His Majesty the King’s compositions. These are in Chiang Rai, Phechabun, Khon Kaen, Mahasarakham and Phatthalung where an enthusiastic and loyal crowd of regular students eagerly awaits the guitar guru. Hucky’s popularity in Thailand is closely associated with the music of His Majesty the King. His efforts to help popularise His Majesty’s music throughout the world are well known. He was the first foreign guitarist to have recorded His Majesty the King’s music on his best-selling albums Kuen Nueng, Candlelight Blues and Sweet Words, which helped to make the guitar such a popular instrument in Thailand.
Date: 12th September at 7pm
Venue: Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre
Tickets: 1,200 Baht from ThaiTicket Major