Gints Smukais is represented 
by Aristos Management Agency 
Agent: Liene Vitola
Contact:
liene.vitola@aristos.lv
+371 29 227 220

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Gints Smukais first encounter with the guitar was in late 2008. Since then, he taught himself to play and explored percussive fingerstyle and composing since 2011, playing shows alone (with his music) and collaborating together with various well known Latvian musicians, pop-artists and choirs since 2013. 
Every year since 2014 he takes part in Latvia’s biggest and most known guitarist camps and workshops as a guest lecturer, demonstrating percussive fingerstyle. 

-GUITAR DAY 2013 LATVIA: 2nd Place
-GUIAR DAY 2015 LATVIA: 2nd Place
-Canadian Guitar Festival Fingerstyle Contest 2017: 2nd Place

The main influence and inspiration for the first 3 years of playing guitar came from a rock band from Canada named „Billy Talent”. 
The next big inspiration, that led him to compose and play in percussive fingerstyle, was the American guitarist and composer Kaki King, from which he discovered even more guitarists / composers, from whom he could scoop some more inspiration , such as - Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Calum Graham, Jon Gomm, Trevor Gordon Hall, and, of course, Michael Hedges.

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