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Craig Ogden and Paul Tanner graduated from the University of Western Australia with Honours degrees in performance. While Craig moved to London to establish his career as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists, Paul based himself in Perth and consolidated his reputation as an outstanding and versatile percussionist.

In October 2000, Craig and Paul combined their musical energy to form OgdenTANNER - a guitar and percussion duo with a core repertoire of popular guitar duets, tangos, and new works written for the occasion. The duo has since performed to sold-out houses within Western Australia and released a CD to coincide with their 2002 tour of the United Kingdom.

“With some of the most educated fingers, wrists and palms in the business...OgdenTanner presented a concert to remember...

...[Tanner] brings the nonchalance of mastery to a battery of instruments, seemingly unfazed while steering a faultless way through music that is a closed book to any but the most adept and experienced of musicians.

Ogden, too, is increasingly privy to the secrets of an instrument that guards them jealously and reveals them grudgingly - and then only to a favoured few (for membership of which Ogden now has irrefutable credentials)...

This was the sort of concert that would have gained acclaim anywhere in the world.

On the evidence of this performance, OgdenTanner is well on its way to international stardom.”
Neville Cohn, The West Australian

“...Audiences are in for a treat; these good-looking young Australian men have that rare combination of talent, taste and virtuoso technique packaged in relaxed style that deserves to win them many more fans.”
Ron Banks, The West Australian

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