Three of the world’s most accomplished acoustic guitarists will unite in Manchester tonight, Thursday.

Andy McKee, Preston Reed and Jon Gomm will share the all-acoustic bill at the Royal Northern College of Music to jam, play their calling-card tunes and reveal their formative influences and signature guitar techniques. Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. Having shot to worldwide prominence with Drifting, he has since amassed more than 200,000,000 (yes, 200 million) plays on YouTube alone.

At one point he held the top three positions for YouTube’s Top-Rated Videos of All Time.

McKee’s live shows are a true testament to his art of stringsmanship as he alone plucks, strums and taps the strings and body to create the illusion of a full band accompaniment.

Hailing from Blackpool, Jon Gomm is a singer-songwriter who accompanies himself with polyrhythmic hitting-on-side-of-the-guitar drumming.

Jon has appeared on both BBC Breakfast and The One Show.

Preston Reed was named one of the world’s most gifted guitarists by Total Guitar magazine. The New Yorker’s style seems impossible as he taps and slaps his instrument to create a sonic landscape. For tickets call 0161 907 5555.