About

I first picked up a guitar when I was 5 after watching the Buddy Holly Story on the West End. I soon developed a fascination with many genera’s of music and session musicians. At the age of 18 I was featured in Guitar Player Magazines up-and coming section after one of my instrumental tracks was discovered by their editor Michael Molenda on MySpace.

I work mainly as a session guitarist playing for soul singer/x-factor vocal coach Lloyd Wade and various other dance production shows around the UK including Freddie Mercury and Elton John Tribute Acts for Viva Productions. My playing is a mix of many influences and my love of many styles of music. 

I currently a contributor to Guitar Interactive Magazine, Premier Guitar Magazine and LickLibrary. I got the Job at Licklibrary after Andy James offered me a chance to do a ‘Tosin Abasi’ style lesson for the magazine. I have a handful of DVD’s available with LickLibrary including ‘Learn to play Paul Gilbert’, ‘7 String Secrets and ‘Paganinis 16th Caprice’. In early 2017 I shared the stage with Paul Gilbert in front of students at BIMM Bristol in a masterclass Jam. I am also do a bit of work holding master classes at local collages. One the side of this I also do interviews for Guitar Interactive Magzine, I have video interviewed, jammed with and done features on: Nick Johnston, Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Aaron Marshall, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and Robin Trower. 

 I am the songwriter for the UK Tech Metal band Mask of Judas and I also write my own melodic instrumental material. In 2017 I released two solo E.Ps, my 80s Synthwave inspired release ‘The Earth Completes Another Rotation’ and my more melodic rock inspired EP ‘Distant Lights’. I am currently working on a full debut solo album featuring some fantastic session musicians on the studio recording.

I currently use and endorse Eternal Guitars, D’addario Strings, Line 6 Helix, Hawk Picks, Ibanez Guitars (for 8 strings), Focusrite, and Blackstar Amps.

 

2017 Live Guitar Solos Showreel:

 

Bands/Projects/Productions
-Solo Work
-Mask of Judas 
-The Coasters 
-Rachel Hawker & The Remedies 
-Viva Productions presents ‘Freddie’ 
-Viva Productions presents ‘Beat Street’ 
-Viva Productions presents ‘Soul Town with Lloyd Wade’
-Viva Productions presents ‘Rocket Man’
-Decades of Rock 
– The Lloyd Wade Soul Man Band
– The Sirens of Titan

Magazine Columnist:
-Premier Guitar
-Guitar Interactive Magazine
-Accordo IT

 

Other Affiliations:
-LickLibrary
-Guitar Interactive Magazine
-Premier Guitar Magazine
-Riffaxellerator
-Riffstation
-Accordo.it
-Guitar Playback