Sunday, 4 December 2011

Don Alder: wins guitar idol


Don Alder wins the final... great show... more to come.
Nico Schliemann. Won the best newcomer award and a Roland VG 99
Marius Pop won the Jaden Rose special award.

All the live final winners video will be put on line during next week. Then the public will be allowed to pick their winner and the winners will be awarded prizes (photos posted after 2:30 drive)

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News: guitar idol one more for the photo album

We travelled up from Bristol to London , about 2:30 drive. The venue is well located. Car parked and tickets in hand we head to the venue where we meet Jack Gardiner. There is a general sound check then on to all players in turn. The sound is good and we get a chance to hear some finalists licks. 
We get to the sharp end when Rick Graham and Tom Quayle do a question and answer session on improvisation punctuated by call and response solo sections.
We head out to tea with Claudio Mariolla... getting ready for the next section which starts with Steve Smyth from Forbidden ripping out some classic solos.
Benjamin Lachuga follows, winner of the Steve Vai scholarship.  Tasty Flametal soloing from the young Chilian.
Next stop guitar idol final. Good luck to all players.
Later.

News: guitar idol final about to start

Amazing show already... now on to guitar idol final