Spring of 2014 has been busy with recording and a recent tour to San Francisco and the Lake Tahoe/ Reno area. Headed back to St Louis for several private and public events. I will be in St Louis until May 2014.
Fall 2013; Back in Los Angeles performing with Lazaro Galarraga and recording.
Two performances with Pia Toscano from American Idol in Washington DC in Sept, and Oct. 11th. One was at The Italian Embassy the other was at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Some great private performances in St Louis as well as a 2 nights with Los Flamencos at Modesto Tapas.
Summer 2013; Touring in Colorado, New Mexico and California as a soloist and with Cuban Maestro Lazaro Galarraga and Sitarason.
I just returned from Spain after living there for 6 months and will be in the States until a least the fall. I played with some of the top dancers in while in Madrid and have enriched my knowledge of flamenco greatly! I already have several gigs through Gigmasters booked for the summer and look forward to playing more shows as a soloist and with other groups.
It's been a very busy "Fall of 2012" including several Galas for the newly refurbished St Louis City Public Library (booked through Gigmasters).
Thank You to all who came to my farewell show on December 8th at Joe's Cafe! It was a packed house and left me with a great feeling.
August and September Lliam performed in Los Angeles, Paso Robles, Big Sur and San Francisco, Ca.
In June of 2012 Lliam completed his most successful tour so far playing throughout Southern Colorado.
April and May 2012 Lliam performed various shows in Los Angeles with The Reventones. Highlights include performing with Jorge Perez "Sawa" from Buena Vista Social Club and the Cuban master percussionist and singer Lazaro Galarraga.
February 2012 Lliam Peformed with La Boquita in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and as a soloist at La Peña Andaluza.
January 2012 Lliam performed in Istanbul, Turkey with Flamenco singer Ali.
10/27/11 View an article about Lliam in St Louis Riverfront Times at the bottom of page.
Lliam performed with the Upstream Theater production of "Blood Wedding" by Lorca . The shows ran from October 7th -23rd 2011.
Oct 4th. Lliam performed a private fundraiser for President Obama when he was in St Louis.
For Traditional Flamenco e.g. bulerias, solea, tangos, alegrias, alborea, sevillanas rumba, granaina, fandangos, verdiales and more, Lliam will make your event unique and captivating! In addition to flamenco, a variety of Spanish classical, bossa nova, latin jazz, Argentine tango and original compositions are included. With years of experience, Lliam has performed regionally and nationally for Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Universities, Restaurants & Night Clubs. Lliam is the musical director of Los Flamencos and founding member of The Reventones guitar duo. Additional musicians such as a singer, dancer and percussionist can be added by request. Please contact to discuss a detailed outline for your event.
Riverfront Times article.
Dirty: Flamenco guitarist Lliam Christy staves off perfection
By Roy Kasten Thursday, Oct 27 2011
As 60 or so patrons file into the black-box theater at the Kranzberg Arts Center, a guitar player sits in the corner in the dark, a foot on the stage, a foot on the floor, tapping lightly to the rhythm. The night's production is Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding, a mythic play of soul-consuming passion, betrayal and violent retribution. The score is performed by flamenco guitarist Lliam Christy.
Watching Christy warm up and then slide his original themes and improvised traditional flamenco pieces in and out of Lorca's poetry, one notices how serene he looks, how easy he makes the constantly shifting rhythms and intertwined melodies of flamenco appear. He'd be the first to tell you he wasn't born to play in this most hieratic and demanding of styles, but he'd also tell you it has become his life's work.
As musical director for full-on flamenco performance troupe Los Flamencos and coleader of the Reventones, a Latin guitar group featuring Los Angeles-based guitarist and singer Jon-Oliver Knight, Christy has become the central figure in flamenco in St. Louis. Earlier this year, the Reventones released its second album, Dirty It, a collection of rumba and flamenco guitar pieces — augmented by light percussion, palmas, violin and voices — some written by Christy, some drawn from the classical and folkloric traditions. The music is at once lively and dense, playful and meticulous. It's gypsy music with a distinctively St. Louis back-story. etc...