Thursday, 15 October 2009

Tom Quayle: tq105 crazy arpeggio idea... warm your teapot!

Here's the next phase of madness! Silly Arpeggio no 3. All based around Dm pentatonic apart from the B at the end. Thanks to Action Jackson for the assistance at the end!

Here's the TAB
Cheers for listening and don't forget to check out,

Silly Arpeggio 3 - TAB in Description - Tom Quayle

Russ Parrish: steel panther NUMBER 1 ALBUM!!!

Steel Panther at Yahoo studio photo gallery

Satchel finds "Feel the Steel" on Vinyl in the record store for the first time!

Edward Box: heretic nation


Since their formation in early 2006, Vendetta has gone from strength to strength. 2007’s Tyranny of Minority caught the metal masses unaware - here was a band not just content to reference the old school - they were on a mission to extract the very essence of this timeless style and reignite it for a new age. Inspired and on the up the band has spent the last 18 months carefully crafting their second album and 2009 see’s the release of Heretic Nation.

Containing ten scorching tracks, it takes off where Tyranny of Minority ended and all the hallmarks of the Vendetta sound are present and correct: Crunching guitars, throbbing bass, pounding drums, searing leads and impassioned vocals. "Heretic Nation" has a sound that reaches back into a bygone era of melody and finesse. If you haven’t already caught on then now is the time to convert to this most traditional of English metal bands.

More information at

Tommy Ermolli: steps ahead

Genre - Guitar Instrumental
Best known for his work in Twinspirits and Khymera, Italian guitarist Tommy Ermolli serves up his debut solo album, full of strong songs and stunning guitar work running a variety of styles. Home to great song led compositions with a great production.

More information and whole track mp3 at

Select reviews excerpts:
"The production is excellent, great tones, great backing from his Twinspirits cohorts and if you are a fan of that band this will be a welcome addition to your collection. On another level Tommy is carving his own sound and this will do his reputation no harm at all. Recommended".
84% at

"Tommy Ermolli, the young guitarist (only 21) for Khymera and Twinspirits, brings his first solo project Step Ahead proving himself to a musician with maturity beyond his age. Frankly, it's quite enjoyable to be impressed by creativity and composition that goes beyond mere lightning arpeggios. Quite recommended!"
4.5/5 at

"This rounds off what is one of the best guitar albums I’ve heard in ages and redefines the genre for me and will for many".
Review at www.themayfairmallzine.coml

Niels Vejlyt: kingdom of utopia

Genre - Symphonic Power Metal
Great new band hailing from Denmark led by guitarist Niels Vejlyt. The band also feature vocal legend Ian Parry who wrote the concept story and all lyrics for the album as well as handling all male lead vocals. The album also features superb female vocal performances from Lene Peterson. If you like your metal big bold and grandiose then this is just the ticket.

Also available as a limited edition first pressing only dual CD/DVD version.
More information and whole track mp3 at

Select reviews excerpts:
"Whether Symphonic Power Metal is your bag or not, there are likely to be moments in all tracks to attract even the most hardened symphonic power metal cynic.One to be bold and brave about and check out".
86% @

"I think it is refreshing to hear well played and arranged symphonic power metal, we haven't heard much from the main contributors in this genre for quite some time, and Infinity Overture offers us exactly all the virtues that makes this genre so interesting and exciting. Quite an impressive debut album".
85/100 at

"Overall, Kingdom of Utopia, even with it's often overwhelming bombastic grandeur., succeeds as a powerful first work of symphonic power metal for Niels Vejlyt and company. Recommended".
4/5 at

"All in all a really great album that sets the listener out on their own road to Utopia and will be right up there at the end of the year as one of the albums of the year".
Review at

Tommy Ermolli, Daniele Liverani: Italy tour


Twinspirits and OnStage Booking are pleased to announce the first leg of "Italy in Progress Tour 2009", which will kick off in December, bringing the band into some of the best live rock clubs around Italy:

"Italy In Progress Tour 2009"
YtseJam Kr + Twinspirits + guest

03/12/2009 "MILANO in progress 2009" Zoe Club - Milano
04/12/2009 "BOLOGNA in progress 2009" Ke Me Meo - Argelato (BO)
05/12/2009 "PADOVA in progress 2009" Country Star - Albignasego (PD)
10/12/2009 "PERUGIA in progress 2009" Urban Club - Perugia
11/12/2009 "CASERTA in progress 2009" Oddly Shed - Casagiove (CE)
13/12/2009 "ROMA in progress 2009" Locanda Blues - Roma

In these shows Twinspirits will play songs from their new album "The Forbidden City", released in September on Lion Music. Every show will be co-headlined by Ytsejam Kr, an impressive combo that held the "Official Dream Theater Tribute Band" title from November 25th 2006 until December 31st 2007. But there's even more! Every gig will host a cool prog-metal local band as an opening act, for the best progressive experience ever!

Just to mention some: for all the guitar freaks out there, Daniele Gottardo (Guitar Idol UK finalist 2008/2009, Steve Vai Guitar Idol Award winner 2009) will be the ice-breaker in both Milan and Padova, unveiling some fine tunes from his forthcoming solo release "Frenzy of Ecstasy" (soon to be released by Favored Nations).
Chapter Zero will warm up the crowd in Bologna (Ke Me Meo club) with their complex-yet-melodic style.

Stay tuned, more updates are to follow soon.


Adam Nitti: bass clinics

A heads up for the bass guitar world... but there could be guitar players announced soon... I'll let you know if they are... some inside information leads me to believe this might happen.

Adam Nitti News - 10/14/09
Hey folks- I've been really busy lining up some performances and masterclasses for the Fall and Winter... Here's what I have coming up:

1 - Atlanta Institute Of Music Bass Clinic: Atlanta, GA
2 - Atlanta Bass Gallery Concert: Atlanta GA
3 - Worship For Youth Conference/Bass Clinic: Roswell, GA
4 - European Bass Day: Viersen, Germany
5 - Bass Day U.K.: Manchester, U.K.
1 - Atlanta Institute Of Music Bass Clinic: Atlanta, GA
I will be returning to the Atlanta Institute of Music Monday, October 26th at 7pm to do a bass clinic and masterclass. The event is FREE and all bass guitars are welcome, too! Whether you are a bass player looking for some new insight or just enjoy hearing a clinician rant about low B strings and playing behind the beat, come on out and spend some time checking out this incredible 19,000 square foot facility. For more information, check out I hope to see you there!

2 - Atlanta Bass Gallery Concert: Atlanta, GA
My band and I will be performing a FREE concert at the Atlanta Bass Gallery on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm. Performing with me will be Mike Whittaker (Warren Hill, Eric Marienthal) on keys, Marcus Finnie (Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum) on drums, and Adam Agati (Jeff Coffin, Joe Lovano) on guitar. These guys are some of the greatest musicians in the Southeast. We will be performing music from my brand new Liminal CD, and I'll have plenty of copies there if you are interested in picking up a copy. Come on out and groove with us! Sponsored by The Atlanta Bass Gallery, D'Addario Strings, and Aguilar Amplification. Visit for more information.

3 - Worship For Youth Conference/Bass Clinic: Roswell, GA
On Saturday, November 7th, I will be doing both a bass clinic and a rhythm section masterclass for the Worship For Youth Conference at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA. The Worship for Youth Conference is designed for middle and high school students to develop their gifts in music and technology, teaching them to share these gifts with others. For more information, visit

4 - European Bass Day: Viersen, Germany
I am so thrilled to be performing for the first time at European Bass Day this year! The event takes place on November 15th, at Festhalle Viersen in Viersen, Germany. Performing with me will be Ulf Stricker on drums, Oliver Keller on guitar, and Christian Wegscheider on keyboards. For more information, visit

5 - Bass Day U.K.: Manchester, U.K.
I will be returning to Bass Day U.K. this year in Manchester, United Kingdom on November 22nd at the Royal Northern College Of Music. I will be doing a live performance and also will offer a separate masterclass to a select number of attendees. Seating for my masterclass is limited, so be sure to sign up early. More information will be made available at

Milan Polak: string skipping, sweeping, tapping... kitchen sink

OK... may be no kitchen sink...
The 2nd part of the solo of "No God" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music). "Murphy's Law" is available on iTunes, CDBaby, amazon and guitar9. For further order links please visit
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Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #6 - "No God" solo pt.2 (string skipping, sweeping, tapping)

Carl Verheyen, Ciro Manna: live at the black cat Sunday!

Hosted By: Ciro Manna
When: Sunday, Oct 18, 2009 10:00 PM
Where: Black Cat
via Santa Chiara

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Domenica 18 Ottobre Ciro Manna Quartet Special Guest Carl Verheyen @ Black Cat (Caserta)ore 22, Per info e prenotazioni:

Jonathan Kreisberg: London gig next week!!! Euro dates as well

I don't know if I can make it... but I'll try... but if you are around that area... call in and see this guy play, he's a superb guitarist. Euro dates too guys and gals... get to see him play!

My quartet is playing two nights in London next week – hope to see you there!

Road Trip Bar
243 Old Street, London
October 21 @ 22
8 p.m. to Midnight

JK – Guitar
Will Vinson – Sax
Joe Sanders – Bass
Mark Ferber – Drums

“He plays the hell out of the guitar, that’s for sure.”
John Scofield

“This is contemporary jazz guitar of the highest order.”
Charles Alexander / JazzWise Magazine

Oct 18 2009 8:00P Periscope Lyon
Oct 19 2009 8:00P Hnita Jazz Club Antwerp
Oct 20 2009 8:00P Sounds Jazz Club Brussels
Oct 21 2009 8:00P Road Trip Live Bar London
Oct 22 2009 8:00P Road Trip Live Bar London
Oct 26 2009 8:00P Poppari Live Music Bar Jyväskylä
Oct 28 2009 8:00P Doo-Bop Club Vaasa
Oct 29 2009 8:00P Malmitalo Helsinki
Oct 30 2009 8:00P Monk Jazz Club Turku
Oct 31 2009 8:00P Tampere Jazz Happening Tampere
Nov 2 2009 8:00P Duc Des Lombards Jazz Club Paris
Nov 3 2009 8:00P Duc Des Lombards Jazz Club Paris
Nov 4 2009 8:00P Nefertiti Goteborg
Nov 5 2009 8:00P Fasching Jazz Club Stockholm
Nov 6 2009 8:00P Bergen Jazz Festival Bergen
Nov 7 2009 8:00P TBA Oslo
Nov 10 2009 8:00P Cantina Bentivoglio Bologna
Nov 11 2009 8:00P Cantina Bentivoglio Bologna
Nov 12 2009 8:00P Cantina Bentivoglio Bologna
Nov 13 2009 8:00P Torrione Ferrara

Rob Chappers: The Monkey Lord Experience

Monkey Lord at Monkey World no doubt!

The Monkey Lord Experience
This is a unique chance to spend a morning with the Monkey Lord.

The ML experience will include two hours of private guitar tuition with Rob Chappers. The morning will start with the chance to discuss your tuition requirements over breakfast with Mr & Mrs Monkey Lord - and if you are very lucky you will be taken out somewhere nice rather than having to eat burnt toast! (Breakfast included in the price.)

The two hours of guitar tuition can include:
Careers guidance for young monkeys starting out as musicians, and/or anything you would like to know more about, from theory to practice. You may also have the opportunity to be filmed and appear in one of the Monkey Lord’s YouTube videos.

The ML can teach full modal theory and beginners are absolutey welcome.

You will have to make your own arrangements, at your own cost, to travel to and from Wiltshire. The time and date of the Monkey Lord experience will be arranged after payment is received, to suit both parties. You will need to bring your own guitar but do not need to bring an amp.

If you are purchasing this experience as a gift, please let us know if you would like a gift voucher to be emailed to you.


Homero Bittencourt, Adilson Santos: duo fusion expomusic 2009

26. Feira Internacional da Música - SP- Brasil

( 26. International Music Fair - SP-Brazil )

Stand - Musicmaker Custom Guitars :

Backing Track : Mike Stern

Homero Bittencourt :

Adilson Santos :

Expomusic 2009 - Guitar Duo - Homero Bittencourt & Adilson Santos - 01

Expomusic 2009 - Guitar Duo - Homero Bittencourt & Adilson Santos - 02

Expomusic 2009 - Guitar Duo - Homero Bittencourt & Adilson Santos - 03

Daniel Peroine: Rénovatio


1.Las Palmas Street
3.Chapitre XX
4.Just Me
7.Some Words From L.A
8.The Game
Release date: 10/2009
Total time: 45:59

Daniel Péroine presents his first solo album made of 9 original compositions in the vibe of guitarists like Satriani,Vaï, Garsed-Helmerich. Also inspired by bands like PlanetX and Dream Theater, his music is very melodical, with energic rythms, and guitar playing is very fluid with his great 8 tapping fingers technics.
The drums are played by Olivier Baldissera, bass by Philippe Chevalot and Yann Klimezyk (my pollux) to the audio mix.

Photos clip Daniel Peroine, Album available

Richie Kotzen: Bristol a second opinion!

As they say two heads are better than one... so got to allow my bigger brother his say (sourced from Richie Kotzens forum)

Chris Monk say:
Just had to call into say "Wow what a great show".

No it's not a coincidence that I have the same surname as Laurie Monk, I'm his older and more handsome brother. It was him that drove me and a hilarious Rob "Monkey Lord" Chappers to the show.

Loved the Ben Poole Band. Not bad for a bunch of young guys. They were very amusing after the show too. Nice chaps.

The second band, don't remember the name, were trying hard but certainly suffered by comparison to what came later.

As for Richie well, simply put, I was blown away.

I've been a fan of his music since the release of his first album but what I hadn't reckoned on was his near perfect vocals. Needless to say his guitar playing is awesome, not mindless shred but well constructed and tuneful soloing. Great bass player and drummer too.

Have to say that Swindon was marginally better but suspect that was due to a slightly better audience response.

Hopefully Richie will be touring again soon, can't believe I haven't had a chance to see him before.

Why isn't this guy playing concert halls?

09.10.09 Bristol, UK, Fiddlers
11.10.09 Poole, UK, Mr Kyps
12.10.09 Wolverhampton, UK, The Robin 2
13.10.09 Swindon, UK, The 12 Bar

Oct 15th – Rio’s, LEEDS Have a great show Tom and George!
Oct 16th – Club Academy, MANCHESTER
Oct 18th – Trillians, NEWCASTLE
Oct 19th – Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Oct 20th – The Caves, EDINBURGH
22.10 X-Roads - ROMA (Italy)
23.10 Naima - FORLI' (Italy)
24.10 Bluesiana - VELDEN (Austria)
26.10 Smuget - OSLO (Norway)
28.10 Nord Wind - BARI (Italy)
29.10 Rockaway - MACERATA (Italy)
30.10 Borderline - PISA (Italy)
31.10 Il Peocio - TROFARELLO/TORINO (Italy)
03.11 Jas Rod - MARSEILLE (France)
05.11 Salamandra - BARCELONA (Spain)
06.11 Teatro - LAS PALMAS (Spain)
07.11 Rytmo Y Compas - MADRID (Spain)
08.11 Sala Rockstarlive - BARKADERO/BILBAO (Spain)
10.11 Le Splendid - LILLE (France)
13.11 Le Forum - VAUREAL/PARIS (France)
14.11 Borderij - ZOETERMEER (Holland)
15.11 Bosuil - WEERT (Holland)
17.11 Spirit of 66 - VERVIERS (Belgium)
18.11 Franzis - WETZLAR (Germany)
20.11 Exit Chmelnice - PRAGUE (Czech Republic) buy ticket online: or
21.11 Kulturbastion - TORGAU (Germany)
22.11 Mega Club - KATOWICE (Poland)
24.11 Progresja - WARSAW (Poland)
26.11 Blues Garage - HANNOVER (Germany)
27.11 Hamburg Ballroom - HAMBURG (Germany)
28.11 Uhlenspiegel - LEONBERG (Germany)
30.11 Reigen - WIEN (Austria)
01.11 A38 - BUDAPEST (Hungary)
02.11 Heineken Tower Stage - BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)
04.11 Stonenge - SOAVE/VERONA (Italy)
05.11 Corallo - SCANDIANO/REGGIO EMILIA (Italy)

Here's a sneak peak at what's going to be on the upcoming disc that comes with Guitar World magazine's Holiday 09 issue, which goes on sale starting October 20th.

Check out exclusive videos with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Richie Kotzen, George Thorogood, Vernon Reid, Mark Morton, Michael Batio, plus gear reviews with Paul Riario and much more!

Guitar World Disc Preview: Holiday 2009

Richie Kotzen: Michelle Holland's Photos album

A really cool selection of photos from Michelle Holland, who owns a Richie Kotzen Tele as well as the signed guitar... check out full gallery

Michelle "Protect and Serve" Holland is also the winner of the worlds most secret under cover Richie Kotzen competition and will receive a signed copy of Richie's Peace Sign CD from Truth In Shredding... because we care!

Peter Greier,Alex Machacek: eat this!

Peter Greier: ... "eat this!"


Peter Greier (guitars), Alex Machacek (guitar), Andy Mayerl (Upright Bass), Charly Fischer (Perc.), Christian Lamm (sax), Christian Tschuggnall (drums), Christian Wegscheider (Piano), Franz Markt (Keyboard), Gerhard Egger (Drums), Hannes Sprenger (sax), Henry Sigl (Bass), Jürgen"navy"Nawratil (Bass), Kristian Tabakow (Piano), Louis Goldblum (Drums), Manu Delago(Drums), Michi Tschuggnall (Bass, VocmPiano, Arr), Raini Patscheider (Piano), Robert Zimmermann(Bass),Sabine Greier(Voc),Siggi Walch (Backing voc)Thommy Tschuggnall(Keys, Programming, Backing Voc), Willi Langer (Bass).

The new CD from the Austrian Guitarist Peter Greier, guitar music not just for guitarists and brilliant composition spiced with excellent playing. Between rocking fusion and catchy tunes and some jazzflavour now and then. Ffeaturing Alex Machacek playing a Solo on "Hendi" and the Austrian Popidol winner Michi Tschuggnall. More info


3. Saturday (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Hippatti (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Rebekka (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
9. The Dream
10. Wohn
11. 170602

Steve Morse: Prime Cuts 2

Steve Morse: Prime Cuts 2


Steve Morse, James LaBrie, Dabe LaRue, T Lavitz, Rod Morgenstein, James Murphy, John Patitucci, Van Romaine, Jordan Rudess, Dave Weckl.

Steve Morse is recognized as one of the world's premier rock guitarists. Currently a member of Deep Purple, Steve's instrumental abilities know no boundaries in terms of genre or technique. He is a master of any style from hard rock to fusion to acoustic to bluegrass or flamenco. Prime Cuts 2 displays all of Steve's vast musical arsenal. Drawn from Steve's Magna Carta recordings such as Major Impacts 1 and 2, Steve Morse Band's Split Decision, (Rush Tribute) Working Man, School Of The Arts and (Yes Tribute) Tales From Yesterday, Steve's brilliant performances are captured on Prime Cuts 2.

Track 1Zig Zags (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2On Fire (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3Bar Hopping With Mr. Picky (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4Ghost Of The Bayou (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5Mood For A Day (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6TruthOla
Track 7Portrait
Track 8Great Mountain Spirits
Track 9Midnight Daydream
Track 10Red Barchetta

Harry K Cody: where are they now

Rolling Stone magazine called Harry Cody "innovative" and "articulate." Alternative Press termed his former lineup, Shotgun Messiah, "maybe the perfect '90s band." And Guitar magazine praised his "power, precision and leads." While Shotgun Messiah toured the United States supporting three critically acclaimed album releases, enjoying airplay with the hit "Heartbreak Boulevard," Cody was listening to Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weil, and was raised on everything from Swedish pop bands to violent TV shows to Fassbinder art movies. Originally hailing from Sweden, Harry has made the US his home after being signed to an American label over a decade ago. Now Cody is one of the key staff composers of LA based Groove Addicts.

Thanks to a recent comment all people listed

John Kiefer: Monster Musik guitar ensemble

MONSTER MUSIK Electric Guitar Ensemble John Kiefer, Director Thursday, October 29, 20098 p.m. College of the Mainland Fine Arts Recital Hall, F117 For videos, concerts and rehearsals visit us online at

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Rob Chappers: monkeylord ESP up for sale!

ESP Horizon FR-II guitar - owned by the Monkey Lord £1,100.00 BUY
The Monkey Lord (AKA Rob Chappers) is VERY reluctantly selling his beautiful ESP Horizon FR-II guitar for £1,100 PLUS shipping.

Rob says: “Eddie Kramer named her Cokie while I was with him in LA as he re-mastered the Woodstock tapes. She is pretty much as new, no scratches or dings and comes with an ESP hard case.

Please bear in mind that this is the new 09 model with the see thru red finish (not black cherry) and EMGs, not the old UK model with Seymour Duncans.”

Here is a link to it on the ESP website:

The shipping cost, which is to be paid separately upon confirmation of delivery address, is estimated to be around £35 within mainland UK, via UPS.

If you are outside of mainland UK, please contact us with a full delivery address, including any post code, for a shipping price, prior to purchasing.

The guitar retails at around £1,700 (please see as example) but you can get them for about £1,450 if you shop around.

Though of course the others haven’t been owned and played by the Monkey Lord …

Chappers crazy guitar store - ESP Horizon FR-II