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Entertainment / ‘Explosive percussive combination’ to perform at Town Hall this weekend

Asaf Sirkis.

A RENOWNED percussionist and drummer is heading back to Shetland for a concert this weekend.

Asaf Sirkis will perform at Lerwick Town Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.

He will be joined on the bill at the JAWS Shetland gig by Shetland-based percussionist Renzo Spiteri.

Spiteri’s new outfit Eyland Project, which also features David Boyter and Sophie Wishart, are on the line-up too.

Sirkis has played globally with artists such as Jacob Collier, Tim Garland, Wilco Johnson and Dave Holland.

He is currently working with rock-fusion band Soft Machine.

Spiteri meanwhile is an internationally respected multi-percussion player and drummer, composer and improviser who has been described as an “artiste who constantly surprises” and whose music “touches the soul directly”.

Jeff Merrifield of Shetland JAWS says he “can’t wait to hear Asaf Sirkis and Renzo Spiteri playing together”.

“It will be an explosive percussive combination, but filled with sensitivity and exquisiteness,” he said.

There will also be a workshop at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets priced at £10 are available online here.

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