Musician performs in eight countries in 24 hours

Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:17pm EDT
 
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BERLIN (Reuters) - A German musician who wanted to break a world record and promote his new CD gave concerts in eight countries this weekend -- all in 24 hours.

Vicente Patiz, 34, first performed in the northwestern German city of Oberhausen on Saturday and then drove more than 1,000 km (600 miles) to give more concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, performing his final concert in Austria on Sunday.

The concerts, at which Patiz played Mediterranean guitar music he had composed himself, lasted up to 1-1/2 hours and were attended by between 20 and 100 people.

"The concerts weren't all held at sociable times," he said. "It was a bit difficult to get the Swiss to come to a concert first thing on Sunday morning."

"I'm a little bit tired but very proud," the professional musician said.

The feat is due to be entered into the Guinness World Records, he added.

The current world record is held by Jeff Aug, who gave six concerts in six countries within 24 hours in March 2009.

(Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Steve Addison)