What is the Guitar Guinness Record? The annual guitar festival is most of all an occasion for collective play, meetings and exchange of experience, and during this event, an attempt to break the Guinness record is made.

Andy Timmons and Bowie’s guitarist at the World Guitar Record 2021!

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World-famous guitar virtuoso Andy Timmons and Gerry Leonard, David Bowie's guitarist, will play in Wroclaw on 1st May during the World Guitar Record 2021 – at the Market Square and as part of the Concert of the Stars. Both shows have been postponed from this year: the 18th edition of the greatest guitar festival in Europe will take place entirely online.

Andy Timmons made a name for himself as a guitarist for the pop-metal band Danger Danger, which sold over a million records worldwide. Two of the band's videos topped the MTV charts. The group released seven studio albums, featuring tracks full of strong guitar sounds, but also blues and even pop, inspired by The Beatles or Elvis Costello. As a session guitarist, Timmons was a guest artist on the album by the drum legend Simon Philipps. He also recorded a live album with Olivia Newton-John and two internationally successful Kip Winger albums. He had the pleasure of playing alongside his idols such as Steve Vai, Joe Satiriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent and Pierre Bensusan, as well as his favourite 1960s stars: The Beach Boys, Lesley Gore and Gordon Waller.

Gerry Leonard is a prominent figure in the history of rock music. He performed and recorded with David Bowie, and has collaborated with such artists as Roger Waters, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Duncan Sheik, Cyndi Lauper, Avril Lavigne and many others. Apart from performing with the world's biggest stars, he runs his own project Spooky Ghost. In Wrocław Leonard will present the show "Bowie Starman" – together with the band, he will take the audience on a musical journey through all decades of David Bowie's creative work. We will hear the artist's greatest hits, including "Rebel Rebel", "China Girl", "Let's Dance", "Young Americans", "Ashes To Ashes" and " Life On Mars".

We play online!

This year, the World's Greatest Guitar Orchestra will perform online, with a unique opportunity to reach the whole world! Wherever you are on 1st May – at home, with family or friends, in Poland or abroad – turn on your computer, laptop or phone and play with us.

Go out on your balconies, into gardens, open the windows – we'll show the whole world that we're together and keep on playing! We'll also share the unifying power of music with the Uni-Vibe sign.

The streaming from Wroclaw will be available at www.heyjoe.pl and our FB and YouTube profiles, as well as the profiles of our media patrons and partners participating in our guitar event.

We need your support! On 1st May – let's meet online, and next year – in Wrocław!

More info on the website.


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