My Trip to Denmark Street

Denmark St is the world famous road full of nostalgia for guitar nuts. I used to go past it and take a look practically every month when I worked in London. Just before christmas, I went on a sunday to a gig in London so I decided to spend some time in Denmark St looking […]

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Albums of the year 2015

Special mention has to go to this  Peter Tosh – Live at my Fathers which would have been the Number one album of the year had it not been for one failing. It was released at the back end of 2014 and I missed it!! Aarrgggh. All the old favourites from Bob Marley’s main man […]

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Why you need a guitar teacher – Morrisman has it nailed

Morrisman Smith’s riff Station critique says it all about the limits of online lessons.  Morrisman is a US tutor and has some great insights into what’s going to help you become the guitarist you want to be. His views mirror mine. Have a listen to his review of Riff Station. It might help! Plus it […]

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Lemmy – RIP. We are Motorhead, we play Rock ‘n’ Roll

Well, he’s been a constant in my musical life since I was 16 and saw Motorhead supporting Hawkwind at the Music Machine in London with my best mate at the time , Mick Fox and now after all those years of living fast and loose and living to win, he’s gone. There’s been lots in […]

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RGT Exam results…Stan gets another Distinction and Callum a Grade 4 Merit.

2 more passes. Stan gets a Grade 3 Acoustic guitar Distinction and Callum gets a Grade 4 Acoustic Merit award, missing a distinction by a whisker. That’s 2 great performances from the lads so well done indeed. Stan gained praise all round for his excellent performance which included a 100% performance in the Accompaniment section […]

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RGT Guitar Exam results – Still 100% pass rate for RT Guitars

Congratulations to Sam for getting a distinction in his Grade one Acoustic Guitar Exam. Sam is the youngest student I have had to do the exam and worked hard with attention to all areas covered by the Grade. Well done Sam. Congratulations also to Andrew who passed his electric guitar grade one exam with flying […]

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RGT Exam news….100% pass rate again this term!!

So thanks to Callum, Stan, Anya, Benj, Seb and Oscar for allowing me to brag that I still have a 100% pass rate for all students in the summer season RGT exams for both electric and acoustic guitar. Anya was a Distinction in her grade one with the highest score ever, only narrowly better than […]

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Albums of the year 2014

Yes I still listen to full albums, not just singles or snippets. These days there’s quite often a lot of filler on CD’s with just a couple of great tracks on them. Here’s my best ones of the year. I’ve included links to Amazon but of course there’s other places to buy them I’ve chosen […]

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Now offering autotune and pitch correction on vocals…

That’s right, the type of products used on famous TV programs ( I won’t mention them!) that allow you to improve your vocal performances are now available from me. I can now offer Autotuning and pitch correction so if you are not on perfect pitch for example, I can help out and make you sound […]

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Guitar tuition exam results! 100% Pass rate maintained!

The RGT guitar examination results are back and all my students have passed once again, maintaining my 1oo% pass rate. Thanks to all of you and well done. Looking forward to teaching guitar to all my current and new students over the next year. Next exam entry is at the end of september

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Logic Pro X is here…..

Just downloaded my version today. All looks good so far on the specs. £139 for the App store of Apple. Loads of new features and a tidy new layout are  the first things you see. Some different names for things as well which might confuse initially but not for long!

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This weeks Stroud FM 107.9 Saturday sports show playlist

This week’s playlist on the saturday sports roundup played on 8th June Bad to the bone – George Thorogood and the Destroyers Doesn’t remind me – Audioslave Bound for Glory – Black Star Riders She bangs the drums – Stone Roses Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top Lips like Morphine – Kill Hannah Come with […]

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Summer Garageband Courses announced..

I am doing a few summer Garageband and Logic Pro Courses. The courses will be 2 days and will cost £50. They will run from 9 30 through to 5 so if you are looking for something to do with your kids over the summer then go to the Contact page and register your interest. […]

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New Backing track site coming soon

You will be able to jam along as a lead player or learn to play simple and complex chord progressions

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Congratulations Seb….

91% in RGT Acoustic Guitar Grade One exam! Well Done!!

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Boomchukka’s here

Going live now! Instrument hire services have started. Currently we supply acoustic guitars to schools and the parents of students in the county of Gloucestershire   New website coming soon…. Right now just clisck on the link to the guitar hire for more information.

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