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Martin Taylor

‘He out-shred’s all of us put together… I’ve never seen anything like it’ ~ Jeff Beck

Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor has established a unique career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self-taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning four decades. As well as being a true guitar innovator, Martin is also a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows which combine virtuosity, emotion and humour. His ground-breaking solo album Artistry was No.1 in the HMV Jazz Charts for a record 12 weeks and in 2002 Martin was appointed MBE ‘for services to jazz music’.

In 2007 he received the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Heart Of Jazz Award in recognition of his career in music, and has been voted Best Guitarist in the British Jazz Awards a record eleven times!


Tuesday 25th March 2014 -

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!