October 2019

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Guitar Lessons 

Lessons have been very busy as I am now teaching from my home studio due to the sad closure of Ascape Music Studio in Bromley.  My home studio (which is 10mins from the old one) offers all the same benefits of Ascape including wifi, tea and coffee, WC and parking directly outside. It all so allows me to be much more flexible with timings and lesson slots so if you are interested feel free to drop me an email at keirguitar@hotmail.com for more info.  As you can see some of my current students have settled in nicely in my new teaching room and I look forward to continuing the high level I provide students of all abilities. This is a good time to mention as well that due to my work with the Bromley Youth Music Trust teaching in local schools I have a full DBS child safety certificate as well as safe guarding children training.  Here is Dom, Mike and Rob working hard!

NEWS 

I play guitar for artist Emily Capell and she recently launched her album and Camden Assembly Rooms. We recorded the album, Combat Frock earlier this year and it is out now every where. The album launch was great as you can see and we are heading off on tour supporting The Selector later in Novemebr.

My band Soul Grenades have also been in the studio working on our next album due out later this year. We headlined Londons premier funk and soul night The South London Soul Train as well a sa set at Pizza Express Soho and gigs in Brighton and Belfast this month.

I have also been gigging with Planet 3 in and around London as well as supporting Emily at her album launch

Thanks

K

July 2019

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Lessons 

I have been busy teaching the last few months and have had quite a few new starters ranging from beginners to advanced players looking to expand into other genres of music (I have a metal player who has discovered they like Country!).  As good a resource as Youtube is most of my students say the experience of actually sitting down with a teacher and that teacher being able to pick up on the areas that need work is much more helpful for them. I use Youtube like everyone else for things but still find the ability to sit down with some one and have them ask me questions and to demonstrate specific things to them still can’t be matched. If you are interested in lessons then feel free to email me at keirguitar@hotmail.com and I will get back to you straight away. Lessons can be weekly or fortnightly and and can be 30 or 60mins long.

NEWS

I have been busy with What The Floyd playing to packed out theatres up and down the country. If you are fan of The Floyd come along and see what we are all about. We perform all the classics complete with amazing lazer and light show as you can see below.

I have also been hitting the festival season with Emily Capell. Her album which we recorded back in January is due out later this year and then we will be on tour to showcase the brilliant songs.

My band Soul Grenades has also been gigging hard and we recently supported the brilliant Sister Sledge at the Smoked and Uncut festival. We have also been back in the studio recording our 2nd album.

Thanks

K

March 2019

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Lessons have been going well at the studio and my new students are progressing well after only a few lessons. I am happy to say all my students passed their Trinity Music Exams with top marks so well done to each and every one of you. Not all students decide to take the music grade route and I have plenty of students who have no desire to and are just enjoying playing songs and learning a new skill. If you think you would be interested feel free to get in touch at keirguitar@hotmail.com for more info. Here is my wonderful student Lynette working the songs for her church and she is doing brilliantly.

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The studio in Bromley offers parking, wi-fi, waiting area for parents (with a sofa) as well as tea/coffee and a WC.

NEWS 

I have been busy on tour with What The Floyd this month playing theatres across the Midlands and the feedback from the crowds has been great. In the show we play all the music from Dark Side of The Moon as well as all there other hits and some more obscure tunes. The show features a fall light and laser show so keep an eye on their website for details. https://www.whatthefloyd.com

 

I have also been out on tour with Emily Capell and her album is currently being mixed and to be released soon.

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My band Soul Grenades have been busy writing material for the new album as well as gigging across London including playing the 100 CLUB in Oxford’s Street and we are getting ready for the festival season to begin and will be supporting SISTER SLEDGE at the SMOKED AND UNCUT FESTIVAL so come and join us.

Thanks

Keir

January 2019

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@The Studio

My guitar teaching studio based in Bromley has been very busy since the New Year and I am currently helping my students prep for the Trinity Music Grades happening in March. As well as teaching classical grades i have also been teaching Kasier Cheifs, Ed Sheeran the blues and some metal so if you are interested in lessons do feel free to get in touch for details via keirguitar@hotmail.com.

NEWS 

Christmas seems a life time ago now and was as manic as it is every year. As well as teaching at my studio I also had a lot of X Mas gigs with several bands including my New Years Eve gig with Soul Factory. I have also been out with Soul Grenades and we have a new video out with a song from our new EP that’s coming out soon.

 

During my run of gigs over the X Mas I had the privilege of playing with the London Concert Chorus for there Christmas concerts at the Churchill theatre.  They are a supporter of Bromley Mind and special thanks to George Torman for doing a brilliant job conducting. Here is me and Kevin working hard

I have also been in the studio recording guitars for Emily Capells new album. Its sounding awesome and can’t wait for her release it and then we can get touring it.Heres some snaps of us in the studio. Big thanks to Scott and Matt for their tireless work

Thanks

Keir

NOVEMBER 2018

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Emily Capell at Islington Assembly Hall

@ THE STUDIO

Lessons are going great at the studio I now have only limited availability for lessons. all my students passed their Trinity Music Grades so i want to say a massive well done to them all. I have some new students start and they are really moving forward quickly which is great to see as some of them have never even picked up a guitar before and can al ready play a few songs. Like i said i have only a few spaces left but do get in contact at keirguitar@hotmail.com for more info. My studio is based in central Bromley which has easy parking as well as wi-fi. waiting area and tea and coffee.

 

NEWS

As well as a busy teaching schedule I have been up and down the country with the Pink Floyd tribute show WHAT THE FLOYD. We have been playing sell out theatre shows with a show encompassing all the Floyd classics as well as full visuals and later show. Here you can see us in action

 

After a busy festival run I headed out again with Emily Capell supporting the Spitfires at Islington Assembly Hall. An incredible venue and a great gig.

 

My band Soul Grenades has also been back in the studio recording our new EP which should be out soon as well as playing at The South London Soul Train.

 

Thanks

K

August 2018 – Exams, Festivals

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@The Studio 

The studio has been a little quite due to the holidays but I have still been bust teaching all my regular students. This month i have been teaching some Queen, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson as well as theory and jazz. I cover all styles so even if you are a beginner or advanced student i can help you with your lessons. I had some new students start this month and its great seeing them get the “bug” so quickly. I have also had the pleasure of informing my students there Trinity Exam results and i am very pleased to say they all passed their guitar grades with flying colours so well done. This week me and Sam were learning the solo to “Don’t stop me now” by Queen and i have to say he did a great job, well done Sam.

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Me and Sam rocking out our new guitars together.

NEWS 

This month I have been very busy with both Soul Grenades and Emily Capell playing lots of festivals across the country including Beautiful Days, Kendall Calling, Y Not and others I can’t remember. As you can see below we had a lot of fun.

 

I am also playing with What The Floyd which is a full on 2 hour Pink Floyd show complete with Pyrotechnics, lights, lasers and lots of smoke. It’s a 10 piece band playing all the Floyd hits and I will be back out on tour with them in October so check their website for the dates and come and say hi.

 

Thanks

K

June 2018

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@ The Studio

I have been helping my students prep for their Trinity Exams occurring in July as well as welcoming several new students both young and old at the studio. My timetable is quite busy but there are still a few slots available so if you are interested in lessons get in touch with me. Lesson can be weekly or fortnightly and are 30 or 60mins long at my teaching studio in Bromley. Here is my student Emma working her way through some My Chemical Romance, she’s doing great!.

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NEWS

I have been very busy playing guitar for the amazing Floyd tribute band What The Floyd this month. We had several gigs and my first was quite interesting as 2 songs in the fire alarm went off and the whole building had to be evacuated but that aside it was a great name and the songs are a guitarists dream to play. You can check out the website for gigs which include full laser show as well as all the great music from Dark Side, Pulse and Wish you Were Here.

I have also been hitting the festivals with Emily Capell that saw us at Ocean Fest in Devon  supporting Jess Glynn.

I have also been hitting the festivals with my band Soul Grenades and we supported Graig Charles at The Great Estate festival as well as playing the Graig Charles funk and Soul night at Brixton.

I have also been playing with originals band PLANET 3 and we have been warming up doing some acoustic gigs showcasing the new EP. Check out the website for more info

Thanks

K

February 2018

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@The Studio

The studio has been really busy this month and my students have been receiving their Trinity Music grade results and as you can see below my student Dipansh was very pleased with his result. Dipnash got top marks with distinction in his Initial Grade, well done. My teaching studio is based in Bromley and has everything you need for an enjoyable lesson including tea/coffee, WC, parking and wifi. All aspects of learning guitar/music can be taught here so if grades are not for you fear not we can learn all the best rock and pop songs you like. If you would like lessons please get in touch at keirguitar@hotmail.com for more info.

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NEWS

I have been busy gigging with the amazing Emily Capell this month at venues including London’s The Water Rats as well as a trip to Manchester to Jimmy’s and we had a blast. We have lots of festivals booked in this summer as you can see so feel free to come down and check us out.

I have also been busy with my funk band Soul Grenades as we have been hammering the London funk circuit playing The Blues Kitchen in both Shoreditch and Brixton and we also have some festivals coming up this summer which you can check out below.

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I have also been in the studio recording with Planet 3 and our debut EP will be released soon.

Thanks and have a good month

K

November 2017

@The Studio

Things at the studio have been very busy as I have been prepping all my students for there Trinity Music Exams and I am pleases to say that all my students passed with flying colours. It’s all ways a great feeling knowing that I have helped students on their journey with music and i wanted to congratulate them all on working so hard towards it. I have had several new students start with styles ranging from beginners to a student looking to get into country-style guitar playing so if you know of anyone interested in lessons do tell them to get in touch. I also offer Home Lessons which is easier for certain students who cannot travel or prefer the comfort of their own home. Lessons can be weekly or fortnightly and are either 30 mins or 60 mins depending on what areas want to be worked on.

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It has been a great month that saw me kick things off on tour with Emily Capell supporting British band Texas. We played to some massive crowds in Dubai, Cape town and Joberg and the whole of South Africa was breath-taking. I want to say special thanks to all the guys who helped make it happen as well as the band consisting of Matt Cowley on drums and Steven Oates on bass. Here are some pics of the gigs including the Dubai tennis stadium, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and Joberg

 

I have also been busy with THE RUDBE GOLDBERG MACHINE where we played this years Progfest with some amazing bands and a great reception. The album is being worked on so I will keep you updated as to when that comes out.

I have also been gigging with my band SOUL GRENADES where we played a headline set at London’s biggest funk and soul night THE SOUL TRAIN at the Bussey building in Peckham. The night was too much fun to remember as you can see from these pics

This summer I also played guitar on Mark Kingswood incredible album of contemporary swing music and here you can see his latest video for his first single Strong. Go and check him out he is awesome

Here is me putting the guitars down earlier in the year for this song

 

Planet 3 is another band I play in and we had our first gig at the Tunbridge Wells Forum last month. The gig was so much fun and we smashed it and are looking forward to going in the studio later this year to record the first EP.

So that’s kept me pretty busy this month. I hope you all have lovely Christmas and New Year and I look forward to more exiting projects and student’s in 2018.

Thanks

K

September 2017

 

@ The Studio

As you can see from the above things at the studio are going great. There has been a lot of new students starting in September, as always seems to be the case after the holidays. Above are 2 of my students John and Harry both who have been having lessons for over a year with me and are going from strength to strength.  Lessons can cover all aspects of playing from beginner chords and songs through to jazz, funk, lead playing, exam preparation etc. Many of my students are currently prepping for their Trinity Music Exams in December so the hard work continue until then!

If you are interested in Guitar Lessons in Bromley then feel free to get in touch at keirguitar@hotmail.com

NEWS

I have been busy gigging with some great bands including Tailored Music For Events as well as depping with the Mike Smith collective. The Rube Goldberg project that I was involved with in the summer have some more gigs coming up and are busy writing for their next album. I am working on with an originals band called Planet 3 and we have our first gig coming up soon so will let you know how it go’s.

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I will also be on tour playing guitar with the amazingly talented Emily Capell in December supporting Texas on some gigs so can’t wait for that.

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My band SOUL GRENADES are also in the process of writing and rehearsing new material for the next album and you can check out our new video for London Strut which is available on our album Pulling The Pin which is on ITunes. Enjoy!

 

Thanks

K