Fort Langley world beat guitarist John Gilliat will perform at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Oct. 14. He'll be joined on stage by  Los Angeles guitarist Benjamin Woods.

Fort Langley world beat guitarist John Gilliat will perform at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Oct. 14. He'll be joined on stage by Los Angeles guitarist Benjamin Woods.

World beats, close to home

John Gilliat performs at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios next Friday

If a scalding hot world beat fusion of rumba, flamenco and Latin jazz is what lights your fire, plan to check out Fort Langley’s John Gilliat  when he hits the stage in White Rock, alongside Los Angeles guitarist Benjamin Woods on Friday, Oct. 14.

Gilliat, a Westcoast Music Award nominee, has toured throughout North America and Japan. He represented Canada at Japan’s 2005 Expo, performed at Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics and entertained former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. His recordings have been used for radio, documentaries, TV and film in North America, Japan, Ireland and the UK.

But on Friday, he’ll bring his act closer to home with a show at Blue Frog Studios, 1335 Johnston Rd.

Tickets are $35. Phone 604-882-2112 or go online to www.johngilliat.com.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.