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Available here exclusively through Leo's Den is a special "Sunset Cruise Play Along Download Pack" that contains the authorized guitar tab and backing track to "Sunset Cruise" for those guitarists who would like to learn the lead guitar and then play along with the full track that features the full instrumentation minus the lead guitar.

"Sunset Cruise" as at the moment its sitting outside the Top 40 of the Heritage Chart in the UK It is very simple, just go here:  https://uk.surveymonkey.com/r/522BLGP

Then scroll down until you get to No.45, and you see the song and Joe's name. Tick the box next to it, and then scroll down until you see "submit" and enter and it's done. Very easy.  And please feel free to share so others can help in voting. Would love for the track to make the Top 10. I'm sure The Shadows would be happy to see that happen for Joe.

Via Leo's Den you get the BT and Tab, click below for the download of the single.

For the MP3 single to download click HERE FOR ITUNES  or HERE FOR SPOTIFY

“Sunset Cruise” is the new single by Italian-Australian guitarist Joe Matera. Composed and performed by Matera, the instrumental harks back to the pre-Beatles early 1960swhen surf, sun and guitars were order of the day, paying homage to one of the most influential instrumental British bands of all time, The Shadows. With early 1960s No.1 hits such as “Apache,” “Wonderful Land” and “Foot Tapper” to name but a few, the group’s two guitarists, lead guitarist Hank Marvin and rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch, influenced an entire generation of British guitarists that followed from Brian May, Eric Clapton and Ritchie Blackmore to David Gilmour, Tony Iommi and George Harrison and countless others.

“Sunset Cruise” perfectly sums up, and gets to the heart of what made The Shadows such an influential force upon the evolution of the guitar ,but don’t take our word for it, The Shadows themselves fully agree.

“The sound Joe Matera achieves on ‘Sunset Cruise’ takes me back to our early Shadows sound at Abbey Road Studio 2. It conjures up an image of Bruce sitting a few feet away from me playing his Gibson J 200, his sound being the perfect complement to my echoing Strat, Jet’s bass guitar and Tony’s drums driving the band. With ‘Sunset Cruise’ Joe has managed to encapsulate the essence of The Shadows early recordings, I love it!” - Hank Marvin (The Shadows)

“‘Sunset Cruise’ captures the spirit of the early Shadows sound for me, with Hank starting a worldwide craze with the Strat, his echo box and trusty Vox AC 30, and me with my Gibson J 200, making a perfect combination .Joe captures that sound on his record, with a catchy melody, lovely lead sound and big rhythm guitars which I love!" - Bruce Welch OBE (The Shadows)

Joe Matera’s instrumental single “Sunset Cruise” released via Mercury Fire Music on all digital platforms. There cording will appeal to fans of The Shadows, The Ventures, and all the electric guitar driven instrumental bands inspired by that early 1960s surf-guitar sound.

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