Weston College music lecturer swaps six-string guitar for theorbo
A college lecturer is making a name for himself by swapping a six-string guitar for a 16th-century version called a theorbo.
Matt Nisbet runs the pop music degree course at Weston College, North Somerset, but in his spare time he is playing the music of the 1590s.
The 38-year-old took up the theorbo, a large lute developed to give a more bass-like sound, when he was studying for a degree in music.
He’s now a member of several groups that play ‘early music’ and has just appeared on a new CD celebrating the music of Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli.