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ROBBEN FORD

Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, and many others. 

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FRANK GAMBALE ALL-STAR BAND

Los Angeles, California (October 15, 2022) Frank Gambale, best known for his 36 years as guitarist with Jazz Legend Chick Corea, Gambale has also had an illustrious solo career as a songwriter/composer/author having released 20+ solo albums, 3 bestselling instructional videos for guitar and several books and a successful online guitar school. Gambale ‘s All-Star group toured Europe in the spring of 2022 and shows sold out everywhere.

Frank Gambale will also host a guitar clinic at the festival. 

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LARI BASILIO

Lari Basilio was born into a musical household in São Paulo, Brazil. Lari won the instrumental category of the Samsung E-Festival in 2014 and performed for a crowd of 15,000 alongside Keb’ Mo’ and Quinn Sullivan at the Samsung Best of Blues Festival in Brazil. She has also opened for guitar clinics by Paul Gilbert and Andy Timmons and appeared at the Malibu Guitar Festival in 2017, alongside Steve Vai.

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ROB CHAPMAN & PETER HONORE

You probably know these guys from YouTube, testing gear and discussing all things guitar related. They will do an exclusive performance for the festival, with Q&A and much more. Details to come…

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MARCO MENDOZA TRIO

In the world of bass guitar there is not much Marco can't do or hasn't done. He has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Blue Murder, John Sykes, David Coverdale, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, The Dead Daisies. The list literally goes on and on! Marco is a dynamic live performer who is equally at home at a huge stadium as a small jazz club. His fourth album 'New Direction' which has recieved great reviews from all over the world.

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PETER ROOTH

A legend within the business, guitar tech Peter Rooth has worked with some of the greatest guitarists of all time. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Japan, South America and Europe with numerous artists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, Europe/John Norum, Prince and many more + as an engineer and bass player for Richie Blackmore. 
Peter has been working since 1979 in the music business and as Guitar Tech since 1987. He will talk about what a guitar tech does and is expected to do + some great stories from the road..

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CLOCKWORK WOLF & CO

Clockwork Wolf & Co is a live Stoner/Blues Heavy Rock band based in Malta, currently working on their new album “Time is the Enemy” which will be launched in early 2023. The album follows 2 EPs titled "In the Sunshine" and "Church of the Wolf". The band is made up of Rob Chapman on Guitars/Vocals, Luke Grech on Guitars, Zir on Bass and Rob Spiteri on Drums.

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HADRIEN FERAUD

An exclusive bass clinic with the amazing bass wizard of Frank Gambales all star band. From 2002 to present, he has recorded, performed and collaborated with many artists and well rounded musicians  such as: John MCLAUGHLIN - Chick COREA - Bireli LAGRENE - Jean Luc PONTHY - Dean BROWN - Gino VANELLI - Lee RITENOUR - Hiromi UEHARA - Mike STERN - Jim BEARD - Jada PINKETT SMITH - Marcus MILLER - Richard BONA, to name a few..

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NICKLAS MYHRE

Nicklas Myhre is an Oslo-based guitarist whose fluent jazzy, neo-soul style quickly earned him a reputation as a virtuosic and unique guitarist. There are a lot of great neo-soul guitarists out there, but we've yet to find someone who plays as smoothly as Nicklas. He has a whopping 107k followers on Instagram!

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LUCAS IMBIRIBA

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Lucas Imbiriba is a Brazilian guitarist well known for his unique arrangements of popular songs for solo guitar. He started playing the guitar when he was 10 years old and only 5 years later he was awarded the 1st prize at the national Brazilian guitar competition. Lucas is currently known worldwide by his spectacular and breathtaking guitar performances that brings together the fire of the Flamenco guitar, the percussive rhythms of Latin America, the lyrical melodies of Classical music and the power of Rock'n'Roll.

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DUO GVITO

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Duo Gvito (Gjermund Titlestad and Marius Noss Gundersen) celebrates 25 years as a guitar duo in 2023. They have toured Europe, the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, playing everything from contemporary music festivals to jazz clubs. Their concerts and album releases has received fantastic reviews worldwide. Duo Gvito has won prizes in competitions and been awarded grants from many sources including the Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Performing Artists, and Government scholarship. Their concerts is often a combination of their own originals, new music and pieces from the standard repertoire for two guitars.

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GITTARPODDEN

We are proud to announce that the excellent guitar podcast 'Gittarpodden' will do a special feature on this years festival. They will even do a live episode on stage on Sunday, summing up the highlights of the 2023 Larvik Guitar Festival. Gittarpodden features Daniel Deltchev and Martinius Solum, discussing everything guitar related.

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SINDRI FRIDRIKSSON TRIO

Sindri Fridriksson Trio consists of Frederik Villmow on drums, Julian Haugland Bjorå on electric/acoustic bass and Sindri Fridriksson on guitars. All three players are educated at the jazz conservatory in Trondheim. This trio is just as comfortable playing bebop heads and ballads as they are laying down a heavy funk groove with some thematic bits which they use to create an atmosphere for collective improvisation and developement. The music can take different forms, but providing a seducing beat and melodic developement is always at the heart of the music. 

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