History

Founding history

The Society was established by Scott Russell in March 2010. Through Scott’s contacts with Hope University regular meetings were established, in a good venue, with a collection of players of varying ages and experience attending.

Very quickly, from the desire of the attending guitarists to play together, an ensemble of mixed abilities emerged as a side project of the Society. A website was developed to explain and promote the goals of the Society.

Some incredible opportunities presented themselves to the Society very early on to have Society members perform both as soloists and with the ensemble at the Walker Art Gallery and Hope University. This put the name of the Society in the minds of the Liverpool art and music scene and has led to further concerts at the Capstone Theatre, as a support act; the Williamson Art Gallery; and as the main music event for a whole evening at the Walker Art Gallery in November 2010. These performances saw new pieces premiered by local composers.

Also in November 2010 the Society also promoted its first concert in Liverpool for upcoming guitarist Gerard Cousins.