Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Yngwie Malmsteen: Live At Getaway Rock Festival 2012



Opening song at the Getaway Rock Festival, Gavle, Sweden, July 7th 2012.
Lead vocals & bass: Ralph Ciavolino
http://www.rockcloud.se/

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN "Rising Force" Live At Getaway Rock Festival July 7, 2012


Yngve - Getaway 2012 [matte holm]

Andres Ludmer: Altitudes - Jason Becker




this is the audio of my jason becker cover (same take that is on youtube). the guitar track i recorded has a little more volume here.
you can watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX6bxw3Cf2k
and my perpetual burn video cover here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGxKQzvfhI




Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live: Exclusive Live CD update

Available next week for download!

Getting closer to the release... these tracks are on the CD that will be available next week!!
Mastering by Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California USA

Andy James: Sacred Mother Tongue new EP details


Andy James and Sacred Mother Tongue will issue their brand new EP A light Shines on September 3rd via EMI Label Services. The release precedes their second album Out Of The Darkness, which will be released early next year.

The tracklisting has now been revealed with the inclusion of the track ‘Bleeding Out’, which will also feature on the album Out Of The Darkness.

The new tracklisting for the EP is as follows:

‘Evolve / Become’
‘Bleeding Out’
‘Seven’
‘The City Is Crying’ (live from China)

Sacred Mother Tongue present the first track from their upcoming new album. "Seven" is just a teaser of the bands new material and sound set to be unleashed in 2012.

Sacred Mother Tongue are Darrin South, Andy James, Lee Newell and Josh Gurner

Buy Merchandise available in the Transcend Store at http://bit.ly/TM_SMT_Merch
Video directed by Richard Oakes at Dark Fable Media -http://www.darkfablemedia.co.uk

Sacred Mother Tongue "Seven"- Official Lyric Video - Album Teaser

Daniele Gottardo: Advance Evo demonstration


Daniele Gottardo plays the Advance Evo.
Available with every customization you need, please check the new website
www.garbujo-guitars.com coming soon!

Italian web site: http://www.garbujoguitars.com/

Improvvisation by Daniele Gottardo&Garbujo Advance Evo


An earlier demo from 2010

Shred circus-You Tube HD.mov

Timo Somers: Demoing for Artisides Guitars in The UK - dates announced

Timo Somers: Demoing for Artisides Guitars in The UK


I always get a lot of questions regarding who are my favourite guitar players.
Well, I figured I could give ya'll my favourite 15 players.
Without a doubt I forgot some greats and ofcourse I enjoy a LOT more guitar players than these 15. But these are the ones that popped up in my mind at first.

Buckethead
Gary Moore
Jan Somers
Malmsteen
Richie Kotzen
Jeff Kollman
John Mayer
Andy James
Pat Metheny
Daniele Gottardo
Jimi Hendrix
Jeff Beck
Vinnie Moore
Satriani
Jan Akkerman

Marty Friedman,Stéphan Forté, Yossi Sassi: Guitar Universe Tour 2012 announced

Three awesome guitar players, Marty Friedman,Stéphan Forté, Yossi Sassi,  and one awesome gig. More news to come!

DME Presents

GUITAR UNIVERSE TOUR 2012 – LIVE IN CONCERT
MARTY FRIEDMAN + YOSSI SASSI + STEPHAN FORTE

09 OCT 2012 – FR – COLMAR – LE GRILLEN
10 OCT 2012 – NL – ZOETERMEER – BOERDERIJ
12 OCT 2012 – UK – LONDON – UNDERWORLD
13 OCT 2012 – IRL – DUBLIN – THE VILLAGE
15 OCT 2012 – FR – PARIS – DIVAN DU MONDE
16 OCT 2012 – FR – NANTES – LE FERRAILLEUR
17 OCT 2012 – SP – BILBAO – KAFE ANTZOKIA
19 OCT 2012 – PT – BENAVENTE/LISBOA – SIDE B CLUB
20 OCT 2012 – SP – MADRID – RAMDALL
21 OCT 2012 – SP – BARCELONA – SALAMANDRA
22 OCT 2012 – FR – TOULOUSE – CONNEXION LIVE
23 OCT 2012 – FR – MONTPELLIER – SECRET PLACE
24 OCT 2012 – FR – TOULON – LE VOX
25 OCT 2012 – IT – PRATO – KELLER PLATZ
26 OCT 2012 – IT – RETORBIDO/MILAN – CARLITO’S WAY


MARTY FRIEDMAN :
Last album out on May 11th 2012 via Verycords : Tokyo Jukebox 2

http://martyfriedman.com/
http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official
http://twitter.com/_martyfriedman_/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GjubA5Klyo&feature=plcp
http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Marty+Friedman/Tokyo+Jukebox+2+%2F+Bad+D.N.A.

YOSSI SASSI :
Debut Solo Album out on March 26th 2012 via Verycords : Melting Clocks

http://www.yossisassi.com/
http://www.facebook.com/YossiSassi
http://twitter.com/Yossi_Sassi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLyIX-w0FA&feature=related
http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Yossi+Sassi

STEPHAN FORTE :
New album out on 21 November 2011 via Listenable Records : The Shadows Compendium

http://stephanforte.org/
http://www.facebook.com/stephanforte
http://twitter.com/#!/stephanforte
http://www.youtube.com/user/adagioofficial
http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Stephan+Fort%C3%A9

News: London’s Southbank Centre to host Institute’s 2012 Graduation Ceremony

 London’s Southbank Centre to host Institute’s 2012 Graduation Ceremony

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is proud to announce its 2012 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank on Saturday 3rd November 2012.
The Southbank Centre is one of the largest arts centres in the world, occupying a 21-acre site in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site consists of the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Saison Poetry Library.
The Institute already has a great history of hosting its Graduation Ceremony at some impressive venues in including the Shepherds Bush Empire and Indigo2 at the Millennium Dome. This will be the first year the Institute has used the famous Southbank Centre and is the direct result of the school’s ever-enhancing reputation within the academic sector. Now providing a range of BA, BMus and MMus courses for contemporary musicians, the Institute continues to develop its standing as an internationally recognised school of modern music.
As well as this year’s graduates receiving their awards, the event will see acoustic performances from a selection of student artists. There will be special awards for students who have earned particular recognition, and a keynote address from a guest speaker tbc. More details are yet to be confirmed, but it’s guaranteed to be a high quality celebration.
For more information about the 2012 Graduation Ceremony, or any of the Institute courses, please contact the Institute directly:
- www.icmp.co.uk
- 0207 328 0222
- enquiries@icmp.co.uk

Eric Johnson: Bath... A journey 49 years in the making

A journey 49 years in the making. I can safely check off another "guitarist I must see before I die" from the lengthening list... We set out to Bath, nestled within the seven hill's made famous by it's Roman history... not unlike Rome...  and the famous Roman spa baths.  


I am accompanied on the journey by Dr Beckett, who proceeds to pronounce last rites on my driving skills. I retell a well worn tale of my almost certain demise on that self same road some thirty years earlier... oh how time flies.

From Drop Box

The venue is new to me, a place called the Komedia, a converted cinema that sits in the heart of Bath. The venue is aptly named as this is the "Eric Johnson up close tour".  Seats are a little rustic for me, but we are at the front, stage left (facing the stage). We should have a good view from here. I have my camera and trusty photo pass... must remember "three songs only and no flash"... I check... yes flash is off.  Just before the show starts we are joined by the erstwhile CEO of Liquid Note guitars, Matt Williams, we exchange hand shakes and small talk before the big event.


From Drop Box

This month it's been the year of the rain... eg one years rain in one month... but tonight it is dry and warm, time may be to get a little liquid refreshment, so Dr Beckett leaves to get a small coke. On his return I find a large glass of ice and a small drop of coke... we laugh... at the iceberg of ice that was sure to sink the Titanic.   We sit and talk some more as I wait for the ice to melt and provide me with at least a little liquid refreshment.  I grab a few quick photos of the venue, the pedal board and the set list... 

From Drop Box

Eric hits the stage, fresh face and spiritedly opening the show... I'm not certain about jumping in like some demented paperazzi and grabbing the shots, blocking everyone's view... hell I'd waited 49 years myself to be in this self same spot. So I do as best as I can to keep in stealth mode to grab a few shots before the 3 song curfew ends.  At the end of song 2 I swap to the bigger lens as I've noticed some lens filter reflection... I grab a few parting shots and hope that I have enough good shots for Eric.

From Drop Box
Eric's playing is unique, you can see why players like Joe Bonamassa and Andy Timmons rate him so highly and I dig back in my memory and recall Shawn Lane telling me how much he loved Eric Johnson, a musical genius... and of course he is... fingers flying, but with accurate precision, landing and hitting their mark. Glass like chords shatter and swirl in the air. Creamy, melodic intervals, that smooth clipped, violin sound, all at lightening speed.  I'm kind of transfixed, mesmerised, as my brain is trying to take it all in and as Eric's feet are pumping between the pedals to switch between the jangling chords and rapid fire leads.  I've spent a good deal of time trying to figure it all out and still haven't. He has the fluid hybrid picking, but it's not leading to that fusion slurring legato and it's not the ratatatat of the alternate picker. I decide to stop and let the music do it's work.

From Drop Box

The show is split into two halves, with a decent break for guys my age who like to be able to "stretch their legs", which on the thin as a biscuit like chairs is something I'm looking forward to. 





From Drop Box

I nip to the merchandise stand... "I'll have a extra large shirt" I chirp to the young girl serving behind the counter. "Of course it's not for me... you understand... "... and then I check my mp3 to make sure before purchasing the latest CD and a live in Austin Texas release... not more CD's...  Oh well going to have to work out how I sneak this t-shirt into the already over crowded t-shirt draw as well. I might resort to the tried and trusted female technique of "What these shoes? No these aren't new, I've had them for months... typical you... you never notice" tactic. 

From Drop Box

Part two fires up and we treated to some beautiful acoustic Simon and Garfunkel cover before raiding Venus Isle for High Landrons. The music just continues and they reach a sense of sublimity  toward the back half of the second set.  When The Sun Meets the Sky, just awesome... and the extended intro to the home straight... Cliffs Of Dover.  A small pause and we're into Hendrix... The crescendo of music subsides and the crowd shouts it's heartfelt praise and is standing to give Eric and the band, well deserved, thunderous applause... I hear the voice of a mad Scots man behind me... "Eric you are the best guitar player on the planet"... we look at each other and agree with the sentiment and know... god this guy can play!  

We have to exit the building swiftly, so have no times to say our farewells to those we have met. The journey home is all talk music and guitars... tonight has been a great night.... then I'm reminded to tell guitar fans that the shows are sold out in the UK, but if you got a ticket you are in for a treat. If you need to see the magic happening in real time, then I should mention that Eric stands facing his bass player a lot of the time. So those looking to get the best view of the mercurial "hands on the fretboard" should be seated  in the centre or stage right as you look at the stage. A lot of how he does what he does... well they are just moments of shear magic.

From Drop Box