Independent Recording Artist/Flamenco Guitarist Lliam Christy.
Release of remake of Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts under the name Barbary Saints. It's a unique international mash-up of styles; Cuban, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Soul.
November 2015 St Louis Magazine write-up. Search "soft rock duende"
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 Traditional Flamenco, Lliam performs a variety of Spanish Classical, Bossa Nova, Gipsy Kings, Latin, Argentine Tango. Lliam is known for his beautiful inventive original compositions and passionate performances.
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 a 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.
After living in Madrid for 6 months in the winter/spring of 2013 Lliam has been based out of Los Angeles. This has brought about some great new projects and collaborations including; Accompanying Pop singer Pia Toscano (American Idol), Morrocan Roll (a Flamenco/ Middle Eastern fusion), SEiX (A gypsy/fusion group with Ursula Knudson and Fabrice Martinez of Fishtank Ensemble), of course The Reventones, and occasionally playing with Cuban Maestro Lazaro Galarraga in Sitara Son.
CD's and downloads are available for purchase at and also at live performances.
April and May/ 2014: After 2 months of private and public performances in St Louis, Mo. I will be touring my way back to Los Angeles starting May 22nd. I am available after June 14th in LA. Look for new videos and projects coming up. 2014 is a great year!!!!
Winter/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.
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.
Summer 2013; Touring in Colorado, New Mexico and California as a soloist and with Cuban Maestro Lazaro Galarraga and Sitarason.
It's been a very busy "Fall of 2012" including several Galas for the newly refurbished St Louis City Public Library (booked through Gigmasters).
Summer 2012/ California tour
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.
Lliam performed with the Upstream Theater production of "Blood Wedding" by Lorca . The shows ran from October 7th -23rd 2011.
Oct 4th 2011. Lliam performed a private fundraiser for President Obama when he was in St Louis.
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...