Session Guitarist, Teacher & Producer
Live gigs & recording studio session guitar playing
I have been playing guitar for over 35 years now and have played a wide variety of music styles and gigs, from touring with big name bands and artists through right down to playing corporate functions, weddings, cover band gigs and the local jam session as part of the house band, I can honestly say that I enjoy all of it. I love playing guitar, teaching guitar and producing music.
I am experienced and professional, I learn my guitar parts, turn up on time and always commit to a delivering a passionate performance of great guitar playing, either on stage or in the recording studio.
I have had the pleasure of touring and performing on the same stage with big name bands and artists such as Johnny Diesel, Hunters and Collectors, The Hoodoo Gurus, Jenny Morris, The Chills (NZ), Simply Red and Ian Moss.
I have been teaching guitar for 20 years and I love it. I am passionate about playing guitar and I love teaching people how to play guitar with excellent technique and feel so that they can learn how to play their favorite songs and guitar styles at a very high level of competency.
As a producer, I believe that there are 3 critical areas that make the most difference to the end result: Song arrangement, quality of the musical performances and quality of the sounds. I start with the song first (usually working with the artist or band in pre-production) of course, and then focus on the arrangements and the artists’ or bands’ performances and working with the engineer on achieving the sounds whilst in the studio.
I have produced music in the following music styles: Pop, Funk, Soul, Blues, Country Rock, Heavy Metal and Hard Rock.