Guitarist set to riff for Zep legend
A SUFFOLK guitarist is to perform for Led Zeppelin rock legend Jimmy Page at a competition designed to find the country's best riffer.Boz Adams, 36, from Mildenhall will line up against 10 other finalists in the Academy of Music and Guitarist Magazine's contest, proceeds from which will help street children in Brazil.
A SUFFOLK guitarist is to perform for Led Zeppelin rock legend Jimmy Page at a competition designed to find the country's best riffer.
Boz Adams, 36, from Mildenhall will line up against 10 other finalists in the Academy of Music and Guitarist Magazine's contest, proceeds from which will help street children in Brazil.
If successful at the "Riffathon" on December 20 in Guildford, Boz could win a Sunburst Gibson Les Paul guitar, and will also meet Jimmy Page, who is a patron of charity Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust.
Jimmy said: "I am looking forward to hearing some fantastic riffing at the final, and am also delighted that the organisers have made the ABC Trust the beneficiary charity.
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"This will be a real boost to those children whose lives have been blighted by poverty. I hope that in its first year, the Riffathon 2003 will be a great success. Rock on!"
The Riffathon was masterminded by the Academy's marketing director Ian Edwards, and has been designed to encourage guitar playing in a fun environment.
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Mr Edwards said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for industry to support music making in the community and at the same time raise money for charity, whilst giving guitar players an opportunity to perform in front of a rock legend.
"The final will be a combination of much hard work and a celebration of rock music and guitar playing. There will be a mass of fantastic performances on a live stage in front of an audience of 200 invited guests, which is a great way to lead into the festive season."
To win two free tickets to the final, with the opportunity to meet Jimmy Page, email the ABC Trust at email@example.com with the answer to the question "Which charity is Jimmy Page a key patron of?"