Back in February I had the joy of recording live in Abbey Road’s palatial Studio 1 with the fantastic London Show Choir and some of the finest orchestral musicians in London. One of the pieces we performed was Queen’s epic The Show Must Go On, replete with both solos (huzzah!), at a rather hefty volume –
Big clogs to fill, and a real treat to do so.
I used my PRS Goldtop DGT, MXR CS Phase 90, Custom Tones TWE-1 & Paul C Timmy, and the Catalinbread Belle Epoch into my Victory V40 head & Creamback cab.
Delighted to announce the landing of troubadour & chap Hadley Fraser’s solo EP “Just Let Go” today.
Hadley & I worked on The Pajama Game last year in Chichester so it’s a treat to carry on music-making with the gent. As well as being the world-class actor & singer that he is, he’s a very fine guitarist as well.
Musically, it’s some lovely country-tinged tuneage, which has plenty of dobro, mandolin & banjo from this scribe.
Please check it out, and enjoy!
There’s a new video up on the YouTube! Today it’s a quick hybrid picking idea you can add to your playing. Something I’ve fooled around with for a few years and thought it was worth sharing:
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We’re approaching the final week of The Pajama Game in beautiful Chichester; the run had apparently broken the record for most successful show in the Minerva Theatre!
It’s great fun in the guitar chair, amidst a 10-piece big band with my CS339, Spanish and Martin steel-string, we’re tasked with making quite the groovy noise, with stunning & challenging orchestrations courtesy of Mr Chris Egan. Really most enjoyable.
Plus I’ve just taken delivery of a gorgeous relic’d T-style from the lovely Eternal Guitars. Might try to slip it into one of the numbers, I’ve always felt this show was lacking a little twang…
All may have been quiet on the update front, but the playing front has certainly been rather loud of late.
This week I have the great pleasure of playing lead guitar/vocals with The Craze Band, as part of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at The Theatre Royal Haymarket. I’m using the opportunity to debut my lovely new G&L ASAT Classic T…
Very excited to announce the release of “A Song Cycle for Soho” Original Cast Recording:
Click here to see the album on iTunes
Currently available on iTunes with CD released soon!
Also featuring the multitudinous talents of MD Sarah Travis and cast Claire Moore, Niamh Perry, Michael Cantwell & James Gillan.
All new compositions, was a fantastic show to be involved with.
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After a fun session yesterday with an exciting new project, I can share this clip of an improvised solo from the playout of a rather epic song:
It’s just the Suhr into a Line 6 POD Live X3 (there was a LOT of tone-tweaking going on that day…) but has a suitably arena-friendly sound I think.
It was a lot of fun to record, and the changes were surprisingly tricky to navigate on-the-fly without sounding too ‘jazz’.
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