Video of the Day: Mike Dawes - 'Scarlet' (Periphery cover)

Video of the Day: Mike Dawes – ‘Scarlet’ (Periphery cover)

Taking a few days off from his 10 months per year, 3 year-long epic world tour, celebrated solo guitarist MIKE DAWES has released a cover of ‘Scarlet’ by Washington DC’s progressive metal titans, Periphery.

100% of proceeds generated will go directly to Unicef to aid Europe’s refugee crisis, as well as FAB projects based in Kenya; a food, aid and building charity Mike has worked with for the past few years.

“As a lifelong metal fan myself (my first concert was Iron Maiden at the age of 13) I really wanted my next arrangement to highlight the wonderful melodies and textures of a great metal track, arranged for an audience that may initially be put off by the volume and intensity of the original” explains Dawes of his latest video “In covering ‘Scarlet’, I’m really trying to express the core ingredients of the track, melody and harmony, as with any genre, and that once an individual can get over and accept the intensity of a metal arrangement you can find some of the most beautiful tunes out there. ‘Scarlet’ is a brilliant example of this and if just one acoustic guitar fan discovers the original, discovers Periphery or discovers metal through this cover, then the arrangement will have been a success.”

International Guitar Night 2016 US Tour Dates:

Feb 04 Riverside Fine Arts Association – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 05 University Of Florida – Gainesville, FL
Feb 06 Miami Dade Cultural Affairs – Miami, FL
Feb 09 Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ
Feb 10 Harris Center – Folsom, CA
Feb 11 Center For The Arts – Escondido, CA
Feb 12 Performing Arts Center – Livermore, CA
Feb 13 Soka University – Aliso Viejo, CA
Feb 14 Freight and Salvage – Berkeley, CA
Feb 16 Wyo Theatre – Sheridan, WY
Feb 18 Warren Miller PAC – Big Sky, MT
Feb 19 The Ellen – Bozeman, MT
Feb 20 Alberta Bair Theater – Billings, MT
Feb 27 Center for the Arts – Natick, MA
Feb 28 Westchester Community College – Valhalla, NY
Feb 29 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Mar 01 Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA
Mar 02 The Barns at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Mar 03 The Barns at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Mar 05 Gordon Center – Owings Mills, MD
Mar 06 Crossroads Music – Philadelphia, PA

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