Born: January 26, 1981 Primary Instrument: Guitar
London based Lithuanian guitarist and composer T.Ciucelis has performed extensively since the late 1990s. After almost a decade of playing in various venues around Europe with his jazz trio, he moved to London. Ciucelis's most consistent output over the last years has taken place in the solo format. Being an inspiring improviser, Tomas demonstrates his highly personal approach to jazz guitar by balancing composing, improvisation and live looping techniques.
Love his music. --Jacob Sam-La Rose, poet & educator
He was a great hit! --Frances Tay, Woolfson&Tay Gallery, London
With his mesmerising technique, Tomas Ciucelis glides through an improvised soundscape of jazzy guitar chords and ambient loops. The spacey feeling of his music is totally immersive, his hypnotic loop-pedal weaving a smooth sonic backdrop that you can get totally lost in. The live feeling of Tomas Ciucelis's performance is not to be missed; there can't be two performances the same when playing in this unorthodox way, so make sure you are there to witness it! --www.Mostrated.com
Tomas Ciucelis uses his FX-laden guitar as a field for sonic and compositional experiments, yet his explorations are far from being an end in itself and never turn into unlistenable meanderings. His guided tour down the string is as pleasant to the ear as it is adventurous. To put it shortly: Tomas is an intuitively talented and endlessly curious musician whose playing just cannot fit within the confines of traditional harmony, but neither does he want to abandon the solo jazz guitar style altogether. The result is a curious and infectious hybrid that you have to come up with a name for yourself. --Jurij Dobriakov, culture critic
A true talent to merge with an instrument into a pulsating organism. --Adomas Stancikas, musician
Undoubtedly an exceptionally creative and professional guitarist and composer, who avoids the obvious. --Kipras Sumskas, music entrepreneur