Described as ‘a master of the guitar’ by Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 In Tune; as 'nothing short of phenomenal' in a recent review, and as a ‘highly recommended artist’ by Celtic Connections, Iago creates stories without words, enthralling audiences as he does so.
Iago Banet, ‘The Galician King of Acoustic Guitar’ launched his third album, TRES, earlier this year, with a tour which has included multiple sell-out shows and sensational receptions from audiences across the UK. He has showcased his immense talent at festivals including Brecon Jazz, Hellys International Guitar Festival and Aberjazz, displaying new levels of skill, complexity and versatility, whilst fusing styles, ranging from gypsy jazz, blues, Americana, country and dixieland, to swing, pop and folk.
Since 2018, Banet has been building an impressive career as a solo fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, displaying his exceptional abilities and receiving rave reviews along the way. He has performed with artists, including Josh Smith (Joe Bonamassa), Mark Flanagan (Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra), Jack Broadbent and Clive Carroll, amongst others.
Iago was born in Galicia in the north-west of Spain. As a teenager, he found a classical guitar at home and set about learning to master it. From that moment, there was no going back: guitar became his passion, his obsession and his future. Iago’s technique and approach to performance have captivated crowds across the UK and Spain. He is a one-man-band on acoustic guitar not to be missed.
"Amazing", Max Reinhardt, Soho Radio
“Not to be missed… I can’t think of anyone else to match. A rare talent indeed”, Trevor Turley (Musician and music journalist)
“Mesmerisingly special as you will see… In a word AWESOME. Fantastic original music and incendiary finger picking acoustic guitar”, Tony Corner (Radio DJ)