Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.
Mik is a classical guitarist at heart, having studied at Manchester’s RNCM whereas Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in numerous rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave.
Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1 on Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show and BBC Radio Bristol, done a broadcast for LADBible, appeared on Sky Arts TV, given a talk at TEDx Klagenfurt in Austria and much more.
They have performed at nearly all the UK’s large festivals including Main Stage at Bestival, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Creamfields, Boomtown and Lost Village, to name a few. They are in their 9th consecutive year of touring, having sold out venues throughout the UK including Koko in London, The Boiler Shop in Newcastle, and numerous O2 Academy venues across the country. They had five-star reviews and official sell-out status at Edinburgh Fringe.
International performances include at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore. Multiple club tours in Spain, Switzerland and Austria, and they have played numerous times at Zero Gravity in Dubai. They also did a twenty-date main-stage residency at Pacha in Ibiza.