Sam Piha and Martin Vishnick’s professional Guitar Duo.
Sam Piha studied Classical Guitar at London College of Music ALCM (performers diploma) LLCM (TD), while there he also studied the Electric Guitar and helped to set up Haringey music workshop. Once introduced to Philip Bennett they formed the sucessful electric folk group – Easy Street who quickly gained a brilliant reputation and devoted fan base with their unique blend of celtic rock and folk music mixed with their energetic stage performances. Easy Street have now become one of the foremost barn dance and ceilidh bands in the country.
As a Classical Guitarist, Sam performs both as a solo artiste and with Martin Vishnick as the internationally renowned Piha – Vishnick guitar duo. Highly experienced on the international circuit, they have thrilled audiences as far afield as Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy,Russia and the Caribbean. The Piha Vishnick Guitar Duo has performed regularly at Festival Hall, Barbican and National Theatre.
Sam Piha and Martin Vishnick Duo have released four C.d.’s to critical acclaim. Viva (record of the week on Lyric FM in Ireland), Classic guitars by Starlight, Flamenco and Live on level 5 all of which highlight their special blend of highly entertaining classical and latin guitar music and feature several of Sam’s compositions.
Piha – Vishnick have also produced the show CARAMBA for the Edinburgh festival. A spectacular blend of Latin music and dance that is both powerful and unforgettable. Fiery and exotic gypsy rhythms with elements of flamenco ensure that audiences find Caramba’s beautiful haunting movement and melodies – an uplifting and inspirational experience.
Sam has a large catalogue of compositions and arrangements including songs for stage productions and the theme to a BBC radio programme.
"Superb duo" Classic CD magazine
"There was atmosphere, pace, style. Latin guitar music at it's best" The Observer