Supercharger

by Si Hayden

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Silvery Records present Si Hayden's 23rd album 'Supercharger' his 9th Solo guitar album since 1998. A Hell-fire Supercharged Fingerstyle blues title track along with 11 other shining pieces sustaining the usual non-overdubbed one-take format, this time all recorded on a Resonator guitar.

"Resonator instrumentals from the fast lane:
Coventry acoustic virtuoso Si Hayden has experimented in a variety of unconventional musical contexts - from live drum 'n' bass and jazz to Celtic and Spanish classical - than this solo-guitar instrumental outing lets on. All the songs were recorded on a resonator and. impressively, it was all done in just a single take. His technique shows the fingerprints of other musical forms, but for the most part, it's a mixture of blues and folk staples - with alternate picking, slide and percussive slaps evident throuout. Hayden wrings the most out the resonator's steely attack, offering up a bevy of harmonics and rhythmic possibillities along the way. Its no small feat to walk the line between accessible melody and fleet-fingered flash as expertly as this" Standout track: Time Out For fans of: Tommy Emmanuel, Bert Jansch, Isaac Guillory"
(Guitarist Magazine - www.musicradar.com/guitarist/guitarist-issue-352-on-sale-now-529060)

"A six-string virtuoso gives a master class of one-take approach leaving no space for casual spontaneity and the whole world for emotions
With all his versatility, Si Hayden could have been a national treasure in the U.K. if only he had the rage of Rory Gallagher or the flash of Richard Thompson, but he prefers to keep it down and serious be it on his own or as foil for violinist Joe O'Donnell, or as multi-instrumentalist in jazzers MORLEY HAYDEN HAINES. And here's an example: Si's many musical faces are reflected, and refracted, in a dozen of acoustic guitar pieces that are being played as straight as a lace goes, with no overdubs to paint an additional, needless vignette. Still, the cover car is an amalgamation of the title track which marries Delta blues to flamenco to demonstrate Hayden's filigree finger-work, while the devilish slide that rides through "A Slight Tale" makes its ominous entrance in the sparse opener "Dusk" to set the agenda. Yet it doesn't prepare the listener for such deliciously lazy groove as the one under "I Roll" or the shadow of Indian chant of "Walnut Bridge". Whatever wide the maestro stylistic palette is, there's a wholeness to the album, a sign of Si's immaculate taste matching his delivery and making the result sharply focused and sensually riveting. Calm but cool."
**** (Dmitry M. Epstein - Let It Rock)

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released February 21, 2011

All songs composed and performed by Si Hayden. All tracks solo guitar, recorded with no overdubs at Bungalow Studio, UK. November, 2011. Guitar used: Fender Resonator. Cover artwork photography©2011 Si Hayden ©2011 SilveryRecords, UK. Format: Compact Disk & Download(Physical copies available at www.silveryrecords.com or download above) Length: 48.26, Cat no: SRCD052, Packaging: Jewel Case, Release Date: 12.12.2011 UPC/Barcode:885767253230

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Si Hayden UK

Born in Coventry, England. A self-taught musician who wrote and recorded his first solo instrumental 'Steel Happenings' in 1998 and has since followed with a further 26 albums, some of which praised by the likes of Guitarist Magazine describing him as "an acoustic virtuoso". In total he has appeared on over 50 albums including guitar compilations with Bumblefoot, Christophe Godin and Dave Martone. ... more

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