Its been a very busy few months with me but lots of fun and music has been had as you can see from above. This weekend just gone I played guitar with Jeannine Barry for the Country 2 Country festival at the O2 in London (which you can check out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn_PaJOoFgg). There was loads of incredible music the entire weekend as well as great pulled pork, cider and beer. The evening was headlined by Lady Antebellum who are a huge country act in America and the weekend was devoted to bringing country music to the UK. I was fortunate enough to visit Nashville last year and it was one of the best places I have been to where the music is every where and played by some of the most incredible players so it was nice to re live that this weekend. The band consisted of Ali, Ryan and Marcus and we nailed it. We were using this gig as a chance to promote Jeannine’s new single that I co wrote and played all guitars on, produced by my very food friend Kai Mc Kenzie. Her single is available for download here.
Here are some pics from the gig
Producer Kai McKenzie also asked me to play on a track featuring West End superstar Kerry Ellis (We Will Rock You, Wicked etc) this month which was great and should be released very soon so will keep you updated.
This month I found my self at my first guitar clinic in years hosted by IGuitar contributor and all round amazing axe man Lewis Turner and also featuring Levi Clay, Sam Bell and Tom Quayle. The clinic consisted of a master class from each of the guys with Levi covering transcribing, Sam on string skipped tapped arpeggios, Lewis on theatre work and Tom on playing over changes and fretboard visualisation. I had a great time and was really interesting listening to each of these top players explaining how they approach the guitar as well as all the problems and concerns we all have as players. The master class was finished up by an evenings concert where all the players jammed together with an awesome band featuring Samer Sharawi and a great drummer who’s name I sadly didn’t catch. You can check out a video of the jam here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N004pP-auI
I have been out gigging with my function band Firefly as well at the moment and we had some pictures taken at our last gig which I thought I would share with you and thanks to Jonathan Snow
@The Studio – Guitar Lessons In Bromley
I have now gone full time at my teaching studio so if you are after Guitar Lessons in Bromley, please do get in touch. My teaching room, which as you can see is a little minimalist at the moment, provides the perfect room for teaching. This now means I have more flexibility with lesson times and also have some more free spaces so please do get in touch if you are after lessons.
I would also like to say well done to all my students who passed their Trinity Music Guitar Grades. They have all worked really hard towards their grades and it really seems to provide them with some focus on their studies. Here is my student Edu with his most recent certificate, well done Edu.
Last but not least my Funk Band Soul Grenades will be gigging on Friday 10th of April at the Elixir Bar so come down for all things funk. We have been writing some new material and have gained a fantastic new singer Sabina and keys player Dave!
Thanks and have a good month.