& GERARD MAPSTONE
Shenton Gregory aka 'Shenzo Gregorio' who was classically trained, has reached new heights as an improvisor, composer, director, and actor. From two-time ARIA award winning world music group ‘Monsieur Camembert’ to composing music for award winning theatre, not to mention his world first high flying act ‘Shenzo's Electric Stunt Orchestra’, featuring musicians hung from wires, playing upside-down and literally flying around the venue, it has to be seen to be believed. Shenzo is a full time member of Sydney string quartet Four Play String Quartet, recently back from Carnegie Hall. Shenzo appears with many festival favourites like Circle of Rhythm, Totally Gourdgeous, DaLeCAÑA Flamenco Company, and has Directed for WOT-Opera, and Opera Australia.
And Gerard, also classically trained finding new ground with Flamenco as the base of his inspiration has worked with international flamenco fusion band Candela, together supporting guitarist Tomatito and Estrella Morente. He has recorded with Balkan gypsy group the Doch Gypsy Orchestra, and supported the Gypsy Queens and Kings, Cindy Lauper and Buena Vista Social Club. He has composed new works for the Queensland Chamber Orchestra, and he is director of the Dalé Caña Flamenco Company, one of Australia's leading contemporary flamenco groups.