Simon Mayor is maybe the most active mandolin player in the UK. He plays everything from classical music to bluegrass. Simon has also releases many instructional books and mandolin methods.
I have found the following video of the famous Minute Waltz some months ago, it was filmed during a Christmas concert. This video shows that Siman has a lot of humour, it is one of the funniest mandolin videos that I know:
Simon Mayor & The Mandolinquents ‘Minute Waltz’
Simon Mayor & the Mandolinquents live at New Greenham Arts. Band members Simon Mayor & Gerald Garcia attempt a serious rendition of Chopin’s Minute Waltz in the face of some seasonal silliness from Richard Collins.
The Mandolinquents play everything from hot swing and ragtime instrumentals from the mandolin orchestras of the 1930s: Irving Berlin, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky to lively reels and beautiful traditional Irish airs to Chinese and Brazilian folk tunes. All this played with infectious fun, off-beat humour and stunning virtuosity on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass and classical guitar, with the occasional burst of song or fiddle.
Simon has just released a new CD.
I have compiled a large playlist with videos with Simon Mayor, including solo performances and performances with his band The Mandolinquents.
Ich habe eine umfangreiche Playliste erstellt mit Videos mit Simon Mayor, allein und zusammen mit seiner Gruppe The Mandolinquents. Viel Spass beim Ansehen!
Playlist Simon Mayor
- Mandolinquents’ website: http://www.mandolinquents.com
- Simon Mayor’s website: http://www.mandolin.co.uk
- Hilary James’ website: http://www.folksong.co.uk
- Gerald Garcia’s website: http://www.geraldgarcia.com
- Label – Acoustics Records http://www.acousticsrecords.co.uk