Friday, 6 April 2012

Tom Quayle: Modern Licks for the Advancing Blues Player - review

This is my review of Tom Quayle's "Fusion Blues Playing - Modern Licks for the Advancing Blues Player" lesson package. The package is available for $20 from Tom's website, in the lesson section:

REVIEW - Tom Quayle's: "Fusion Blues Playing - Modern Licks for the Advancing Blues Player"

Eilidh Mckellar, Joe Bonamassa: Blues Deluxe and Yonder`s Wall

Eilidh Mckellar:
I had the honour of guesting with my friend Joe Bonamassa at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 4th of April 2012. It was an incredible experience and I am very fortunate to have been the opportunity. Here we played Blues Deluxe.

Joe Bonamassa at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with guest Eilidh Mckellar - Blues Deluxe

Joe Bonamassa and Eilidh Mckellar - Yonder`s Wall - Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall - 4th April 2012

Joe Bonamassa and Eilidh Mckellar - Blues Deluxe - Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall - 4th April 2012

Joe Bonamassa and Eilidh Mckellar - Yonder`s Wall - Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall - 4th April 2012

George Marios: Guitar takes for the upcoming EP

George Marios
Hey everyone,

Here is a little snippet of a solo part from my upcoming EP, recorded in Tom Quayle's Home Studio.

Stay tuned at this space for more updates on the EP's progress and make sure you check for info on Skype lessons, one to one tuition as well as gigs and other news.


Guitar takes for the upcoming EP

News: Eastwood Guitars introduces the new Sidejack VI

Eastwood Guitars introduces the new Sidejack VI
The new Eastwood Sidejack VI 30” six-string bass guitar is inspired by the popular Fender Bass VI from the sixties – and in true Eastwood style this model is totally retro-cool.

Eastwood’s Sidejack VI is the newest member of the Sidejack family and its carved bound Mosrite style body with set 30” scale neck makes this six-string bass totally guitarist friendly. Six-string bass guitars are tuned E-E, a full octave below a standard guitar. Most competitors in this category are stop tail with humbuckers. The Sidejack Bass VI is unique amongst its piers featuring a tremolo tail and P-90 pickups, giving the player a more versatile tonal range that steps out of the mix, suitable for solo and rhythm playing. Available in Vintage Cream and Metallic Blue.
“The Bass VI has always had a large following and we have been planning the Eastwood Sidejack VI for years" said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars, "and it was worth the wait, this puppy is bang on and the whammy bar makes it that much more fun to play. So if you’re planning on coming to the Dallas Guitar Show in April drop by our booth to check it out.”
The Eastwood Sidejack VI is available now, to find your closest dealer visit

About Eastwood Guitars
Canada’s Eastwood Guitars is one of the world’s fastest growing guitar companies with over 40 distinctive models combining retro styling with modern playability. Eastwood is committed to developing and promoting independent music through the following initiatives: The Eastwood Artist Endorsement Program; The Eastwood Big Pick Program; The Eastwood Guitars Partners Program; and Eastwood Radio on

Jeff Loomis: Plains of Oblivion Euro release

JEFF LOOMIS Plains of Oblivion

Ltd Ed Mediabook incl. 2 Bonus Tracks. 2nd Solo Album from the Nevermore Guitarist. Guest Vocals by Christine Rhoades and Ihsahn ( Emperor ) Guest Guitar Solos by Marty Friedman, Tony MacAlpine and Chris Poland

Type: CD [Mediabook]
Item Number: 16979
Availability: Friday, 20 April 2012

JEFF LOOMIS - Plains of Oblivion (Album Sampler)

News: ATOMA Skylight

Liked the sound of this, just ordered a copy

1. Atoma
2. Skylight
3. Hole in the Sky
4. Highway
5. Bermuda Riviera
6. Resonance
7. Solaris
8. Rainmen
9. Saturn and I
10. Cloud Nine

PREVIEW - AtomA - Skylight | Napalm Records

ATOMA Skylight
An atmospheric journey to the ends of the universe. Goodbye, Planet Earth. The breathtaking cover of "Skylight" makes it clear from the beginning where the journey comprising 10 tracks will lead to. AtomA places the infinite reaches of the universe at the feet of their fans, presenting an atmospheric apocalyptic epos. As Planet Earth has become inhospitable, a group of astronauts take on the unexplored cosmos in search of a new home for mankind. In order to relate their tale, the Swedish trio create a synthesized sound sphere deeply anchored on a driving rock foundation. The songs evoke ethereal and electronic details that provide the complexity necessary to transform this release into a spectacular journey of discovery across the solar system. The masterful songwriting and the attention to detail are especially apparent on songs like "Resonance", the title track"Skylight", and "Rainmen". AtomA's "Skylight" is a post rock/metal album that will make an adventurous astronaut out of anyone who listens, and allow them to take on the future fate of man. Goodbye, Planet Earth... order

News: "Get Off Your Ass" Ticket Pre-Sale

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Dates:

6/30 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
7/1 Shoreline Amphitheater @ San Francisco, CA
7/3 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
7/8 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/10 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/11 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
7/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
8/3 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
8/5 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

For more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, visit

Clown Of Slipknot's "Get Off Your Ass" Video For Mayhem