Sunday, 16 September 2012

Yoshimitsu Murayama,Takayoshi Baba: Tom Quayle recommends... stop and listen!


When Tom Quayle recommends... you MUST check it out

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Bye Bye Blackbird 村山義光g 馬場孝喜g

Orianthi: Heaven in this hell coming soon..



U DONT WANNA KNOW ...Heaven in this hell...


ORIANTHI -HEAVEN IN THIS HELL ACOUSTIC AT BLOODSTOCK 2012

Fred Brum: Wampler SLOstortion - no beards were hurt in the making of this video.


Beard and joy on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/112655835076750461333/posts

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at http://fredbrum.com/atonement/ - please give it a listen. :)

This is a new song I'm working on called Frozen Soul, all done with the Wampler SLOstortion for the guitar parts. Signal chain is:
Jaden Rose S2 7-string (DiMarzio Tone Zone 7 / Air Norton 7) - Wampler SLOstortion - Silverblade Hellhound clean channel - Zilla 2x12" (V30 / K100) - SM57 - Presonus 22 VSL.

As usual, no post-eq was done on the guitar parts, and the only post-production other than setting levels was the addition of analog delay emulations to the melody / lead tracks.

I hope you guys enjoy! :)

Fred Brum - Wampler SLOstortion demo


In case you missed it

Fred Brum - Laney VH100R - Nebula (feat. Rob Chapman)

Nili Brosh,Courtney Cox: Iron Maidens The Slidebar 2012

Kudos to Shreddelicious: http://www.shreddelicious.com/2012/09/nili-broshcourtney-cox-iron-maidens.html


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Nili Brosh,Courtney Cox: Iron Maidens The Slidebar 2012

Alex Lifeson: Rush and the Brian McCollum interview



Q: How is the tour preparation -- physical and mental -- different now from, say, 30 years ago?

A: This is the longest rehearsal period we've had. We set aside seven weeks, and I started rehearsing a week before that. I know Neil started a month before rehearsals, Geddy a week out. Then we started getting a lot more serious about going to the gym with a workout program about a month before we started, ramping it up a little bit toward the end. I guess it's probably two or three months of preparation total.

Back then, it was more like ... maybe 15 minutes? (Laughs) It was a whole different thing then. We didn't have the complexity we have now in terms of staging. In the early days, certainly, we were playing a couple hundred shows a year. I don't even recall rehearsing. We sort of made a set list and went out and played it.

Rafael Salzmann: Eluveitie and Wintersun US tour dates


On tour this Winter. The trek will commemorate Eluveitie’s 10th anniversary as well as serve as Wintersun’s introduction to North American shores.

Also included on the tour will be German pagan metal band VARG. Tour dates are below:

November
28 - 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
29 - The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
30 - Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA

December
1 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3 - Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
6 - Republik – Calgary, AB
7 - Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
8 - West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9 - Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
11 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
12 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
13 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
14 - Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
15 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
16 - Imperial – Quebec City, QC
18 - Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
19 - Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
20 - Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
21 - Royale Boston – Boston, MA



Tommy Vitaly: live at Mash Up Festival 2012


Tommy Vitaly live at Mash Up Festival in Terranuova Bracciolini (Italy) September the 2nd 2012.
Tommy Vitaly - guitars
Alessio Gori - vocals
Andrea "Tower" Torricini - bass
Matteo Amoroso - drums www.tommyvitaly.com


TOMMY VITALY - MISANTHROPY LIVE!



Tommy Vitaly - Ready To Die LIVE 02-09-2012

Alex Turbé: spanking a nasty Ronald Swiss cheese guitar!



Guitar: Alex Alesk Turbé
Bass: Igor Lallai
Drum: Alban Soulié

Thanks for watching !!!!!

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Haendel Sarabande Rock Cover France 2 La Grande Battle By Alex Alesk Turbé



Just for Laughs - Alex Turbé

Extrait Jam sur Arctic Roll Jam BT
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Arctic Roll Jam By Alex Alesk Turbé

Inophis: Aria - Johann Sebastian Bach


The great Aria compose by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged and play by Inophis.
Facebook : inophis

Aria by Inophis


Beethoven Virus - Symphonic Metal Instrumental - Inophis

Alex Hutchings: Deeply Awesome - Bangkok 2012


Just love Alex Hutchings and this is a great pair of videos from the recent Bangkok music show.


ALEX HUTCHINGS LIVE IN BANGKOK 2012



Alex Hutchings LIve in Bangkok 9 / 9 /2012


Don't forget to buy Alex's jam tracks

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Matej Moravek: Fuze Jam and Oz Noy Blues


PRS special 22 through Cornford MK50 kicked by Tombtones Driven by tao overdrive pedal.
Back track by David FUZE Fiuczynski. http://www.torsos.com/
Matej Moravek 18.6.2012

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FUZEJAM


Matej Moravek playing with Oz Noy Blues Play-Along by JazzHeaven.com

Petr Henych: Outside jam - great fusion style



Petr Henych: Rock Czech guitar player  henych.com
Petr Henych - Outside jam

Manu Allicot: tasty solo with tasty gear


Manu Allicot aka Kipetchi

Guthrie Govan: Docker's Guild: Douglas speaks about his career


Douglas R. Docker's Biography 2 (1995 - 2012)


Docker's Guild: Featurette 2 "Out of Nowhere (Part 2)"


The previous part in case you missed

Docker's Guild: Featurette 1 "Out of Nowhere (Part 1)"

Adam Ironside: Sweeps and double taps


http://www.facebook.com/AdamIronsideMusic
In this video I explain and teach some of my thoughts, tips and tricks on one of the most sought after techniques. What can I do beyond major and minor arpeggios shapes?
Topics include embellishing arpeggios to make them more interesting and the 'double tap' technique.
For the tab of all ten exercises click here:

http://adamironside.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ArpsFreeLesson-Adam-Ironsi...

Thoughts & Tips on Sweep Picking (10 Examples with Tab)


Some early information about the follow up to Cosmology.

The Next Album: Man In The Telescope

Kermheat: Pony Style improvisation


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Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:
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Kermheat "impro of the week" September 11, 2012 !!!!!!! Betty's returns !!!!


Kermheat "impro of the week" September 03, 2012 !!!!!!!

Thiago Trinsi: Freak Country Live - crazy tapping licks!




Thiago Trinsi - Freak Country Live in Orlando,FL - USA - 2012

James Ryan,Doug Steele: Sweep picking and crazy scale stuff



James Ryan jamming with John Sanders (aka Doug Steele) Part 1 Sweep picking


James Ryan jamming with John Sanders (aka Doug Steele) Part 2 Scale stuff

Antonello Giliberto: announces titles fro new album


Hello friends,
as promised here are the titles (in alphabetical order) of the 12 songs that will be part of my album "The Mansion of Lost Souls":

Ballade no.3
Commiato
Dream of the dead tree
Entr'act
Equinox
Flight of the sleeper
Lotus Effect
Power of the whip
Rise of the Titans
Sorrow
The Mansion of Lost Souls
The Ride

Mark Varney: "Wow! Makes my fingers feel arthritic!" http://antonellogiliberto.jimdo.com/



Pedro Molina: Jamming on Sunny




SUNNY JAMM.

Joe Bonamassa: Miss Smoke's HD delight's




Joe Bonamassa~Guitar Wizard~Mountain Time~HD


Sloe Gin HD

Keith Merrow: Positive Grid ipad app giving Maximum CHUG


Testing out this iPad app for metal. I dialed in a tone with one of the high gain sims. Sounds gnarly. I'll be doing a preset pack for this. Check this out on the iTunes app store. More to come soon.

http://www.positivegrid.com/

Keith Merrow- Positive Grid JamUp Pro XT- Maximum CHUG.

Dave Weiner : Tone King Monster backstage Interview


FULL INDEX BELOW: READ ME! ~ Over 40 minutes of Gear Porn! Meet Dave Weiner. SMART dude, AMAZING player, HELLUVA nice guy!! Much, Much thanks or making the time!

In Detail ... below is what we covered. And, just to note ... I put an index, to help you fully understand how much ground we covered -- not necessarily to fast forward. IF YOU LOVE GEAR, and have aspirations of doing things with your musical career ... you should watch the full interview!

Index is as follows:
- Intro 00:10
- PRS Guitars 05:17
- Amps & Effects 16:32
- Outro 33:04
- Sound Sample from his new CD (A Collection of Short Stories) 39:45

Intro Topics:
- DW on YouTube
- DW on Riff of the Week
- DW on Shoot-outs
- DW on Maxon
- DW on how to shop for gear! Use your ears!

Amps & Effects Topics:
Backline:
- Dave Friedman BE100
- PRS 2 Channel H

In the rack:
- axe fxII
- rjm rack gizmo
- wampler, tube screamer, RC Booster
- way huge pork loin overdrive
- zen drive
- Maxon Vintage Overdrive Pro VOP9
- RC Booster
- Wampler Ego Compressor
- EP Booster
- Keeley Reissue TS
- G-Lab Power
- JH Audio In Ear Monitors

Pedalboard (on the floor, front of stage):
- Bradshaw RS10 Custom Audio Electronics
- Mission Engineering Wah Pedal
- Ernie Ball Volume Pedal VP Jr.
- Peterson Stomp Classic Strobe Tuners
- Maxon CP9 Pro Plus Compressor
- Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb
- Lava Cable
- Red Bear & Blue Chip Guitar Picks

Outro Topics:
- Visible @ Night (Trio in Philly)
- Improv
- Steve Vai Band
- Dave Weiner Solo Band - Collection of Short Stories
- Buy here: http://www.daveweiner.com/store/
- 2 solo electrics records out
- Available on iTunes, CDBaby, etc.
- private web cam lessons
- riff of the week
- visible @ night - fusion in Philly
- online session work

Some links for your viewing pleasure:
http://www.daveweiner.com/
http://www.facebook.com/daveweinermusic
http://twitter.com/daveweiner
http://www.youtube.com/daveweiner

Dave Weiner : Backstage Interview : Steve Vai Tour 2012 : Over 40+ Minutes of Gear Chat !!!

News: James Bond beaten over head with his own guitar!



Sir Roger George Moore, KBE, is an English actor. He is best known for his role as James Bond in the official film series between 1973 and 1985, as Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969, and as Beau Maverick in Maverick from 1960 to 1961.

Sir Roger Moore: I remember, to avoid confrontation, I used to strum the guitar and one day I was sitting on the edge of the table strumming my guitar and she was ranting on about something and I wasn't taking any notice. Next thing I know, I could feel the guitar coming out of my hands and see it up above my head and bash! It came down. She ruined the guitar.”

http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2012/09/12/sir-roger-moore-accuses-two-ex-wives-of-abuse/

Ned Evett: Looking Glass Blues - Glass necked Fretless Guitar


Fretless wizard Ned Evett shows off his glass-necked Peavey Riptide in this video created for Guitar World.

Ned Evett - Fretless Guitar - Looking Glass Blues


Ned Evett plays a bluesy raga on a fretless glass-necked guitar customized for John Frusciante.

Blue Raga

Rhett Butler: obsessive compulsive guitar maven



Rhett Butler is on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/118365916963480893216/posts

Rhett Butler calls his show a “light-hearted approach to very serious guitar playing.”
During his instrumental set, you’ll hear a variety of influences in his music.
“I’ve been inspired by a lot of different styles of guitar playing, and I’ve taken the time to incorporate those into my playing,” Butler said.


http://blog.beaumontenterprise.com/cat5/2012/09/15/the-obsessive-compulsive-guitarist-gives-his-instrument-a-voice/

Always with Me, Always with You.mov


Rhett Butler "Cliffs of Dover"

John McLaughlin: Every day, I discover something utterly unbelievable when I play


John McLaughlin: "Every day, I discover something utterly unbelievable when I play."
On 16 October, John McLaughlin will release his 24th solo album, Now Here This, a stunning set of originals that finds the world-renowned guitar legend playing with the kind of unbridled musical spirit that prompted even Jeff Beck to declare him to be "the best guitarist alive."

"It's a very special album, and I'm so proud of it," says McLaughlin, brimming with good-natured cheer as he kicks back in his hotel room just off Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. "You know, I'm 70 years old, and I still feel like there's so much I have to do. There's a lot to discover, so many questions to answer."

Full interview: http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/guitar-legend-john-mclaughlin-answers-your-questions-560533

Chuck Berry: guitar stolen, three arrested.


Three men have been arrested for allegedly stealing an electric guitar and other items from the suburban St. Louis home of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry.

The other items stolen include power washers and dozens of used car batteries, along with part of a fence, according to The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57512932-10391698/chuck-berrys-guitar-stolen-three-arrested/

Chris Austin Hadfield: Astronaut Plans Guitar Jams in Space

Chris Austin Hadfield

Chris Austin Hadfield, O.Ont MSC CD BEng MSc born 29 August 1959, is a Canadian astronaut from the Canadian Space Agency who was the first Canadian to walk in space. Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions, STS-74 in 1995 and STS-100 in 2001. Hadfield has a 6-month visit to the International Space Station starting 5 December. But it will also involve guitars. The Canadian astronaut is scheduled to blast off aboard a Russian spacecraft with NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko. And all three are avid guitarists.

Romanenko even played with U2 when the group visited Moscow in 2010, and Marshburn is a keen classical guitarist.

Hadfield says he's planning to do some songwriting while he gazes down at the Earth. He told Canada.com: "I think it would be really good to record a bunch of songs on orbit, original music on orbit. Some of the earliest spacefaring songs, I'm going to write and play up there."

Steve Vai: Circular Vibrato Technique



http://bit.ly/SteveVai_GuitarInteractiveMagazine_Issue12 Steve Vai talks about circular vibrato technique. This clip is from a full interview wth Steve Vai available in our Issue 12 Magazine. View the Steve Vai Issue of Guitar Interactive online http://bit.ly/SteveVai_GuitarInteractiveMagazine_Issue12

In the Full interview with Steve Vai - he talks us through his new album 'The Story Of Light' Track by track demonstrating licks and parts he played on the album. Steve also kindly gave us an overview of his own gear!
Watch the FULL interview only in Issue 12 of Guitar Interactive!

Guitar Interactive is the free online guitarist magazine available to read online today wherever you are in the world.
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Steve Vai Circular Vibrato Technique - Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12

Andy James: Steve Vai Style Guitar Performance


http://bit.ly/SteveVai_Guitarlesson Learn how to play in the style of legend Steve Vai with Andy James. Our free guitar lessons on Steve Vais style show you how to play rhythm & licks. Once you've nailed the notes why not mix them up and create your own Steve Vai styled solo? Upload your repsonces to this video!

In our Steve Vai special issue we caught up with the man himself Stuart Bull talks with Steve Vai at his studio the Harmony Hut in LA giving us an insight on his new album 'The Story Of Light'. Also he gives us a tour of his gear! Check out all of this by heading to page

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Steve Vai Style Guitar Performance With Andy James - Learn In Issue 12

Paul Gilbert: Bass and Keyboard battles and a little Genesis



Great guitars duel. Live @ Land Of Live, Legnano (MI), 12/09/2012

Paul Gilbert vs Alberto Bollati (guitar vs bass) - Live



Paul having a normal conversation with his wife Emi. (I was trying to be a hipster cameraman, sorry) Live @ Land Of Live, Legnano (MI), 12/09/2012

Paul Gilbert vs Emi Gilbert (guitar vs. synth) - Live


Cover of the popular song by Genesis. Live @ Land Of Live 12/09/2012, Legnano (MI)

Paul Gilbert - Turn It On Again (live)

Alex Feather Akimov: Guitar Dubstep - Monsters Are Here!!


"Monsters are here" by Alex Feather Akimov
http://alexfeather.com/Guitar Master Class http://guitarmasterclass.net/Dubstep mixed with instrumental guitar
Alex Feather Akimov guitar tracks played on:
Aspid Drive by ZMG http://zmg.su/Tom Anderson Telecaster http://www.andersonguitars.com/
"Monsters Are Here" - Alex Feather Akimov - 2012 Feather, Inc ©
Written by: Alex Feather Akimov
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Guitar Dubstep - Monsters Are Here

Paul Gilbert :en Valencia en La Ramblet


"Clinic" de Paul Gilbert en Valencia en La Rambleta (parte I)

Paul Gilbert "clinic"

Mike Dawes: Candyrat's acoustic archer!

Mike Dawes: acoustic archer!
Mike Dawes: In recent years Mike Dawes has helped spearhead the current wave of UK fingerstyle guitarists.

Years of collaboration and touring have provided him with a unique and varied approach to performance, utilising all aspects of the guitar to reference celtic, jazz, rock, and experimental music, all whilst seamlessly referencing a full band on just one instrument!

  • 'Astounding Virtuosity' - Gotye
  • "Completely Spellbinding" - Evening Post
  • "Incredible" - International Guitar Foundation
  • "Beautiful and sensitively played arrangements and compositions" - Acoustic Magazine
  • "Mike Dawes is a F***ing awesome guitarist!" - Jon Gomm
  • "Definitely worth checking out" - Newton Faulkner

Mike Dawes: Boogie Shred MonkeyFest 2011



When did you start playing guitar?

I started playing when I was 12, I played electric guitar for years before switching to acoustic back in 2008. I remember I was very into Iron Maiden when I started so it was pretty much constant galloping for the first few years!

I was very into Adrian Smith's playing so he was definitely a big influence in terms of phrasing. I was never really that into electric guitar soloists, although do I remember butchering Surfing With The Alien for a GCSE exam. 

What made you decide to take guitar seriously?

I'd always taken music seriously, despite the fact that I'd generally write silly things (I believe my main A level music submission was titled 'The Liberation of the Children of Lamaragus Part 3: Battle at the Black Mountain) I guess leaving college really forced me to step up my game, what with 'the working world' being that much closer. Unfortunately I played too much that year and gave myself tendinitis in both arms. 8 months of not being able to use my hands did not make for a fun gap year!

I suppose deep down, as much as music can be pure fun, you need to take it seriously. If you don't 100% believe in what you are doing it's unlikely that it will translate on a bigger stage.

What are your favourite albums?

I think the first album that 'changed my life' was Dream Theater's 'Scenes from a Memory'. A band mate played me the 'Live Scenes...' DVD back at school and I remember my jaw just hit the floor when the Overture 1928 riff hit. It's a fantastic album, I learned the guitar parts to the whole album in college, I think I was a bit obsessed. 

Intuite by Pierre Bensusan is one of the best fingerstyle albums ever made. That was the album that made me focus on fingerstyle playing. The untitled Sigur Ros album is sublime, some of the songs on that are just always appropriate. I guess those 3 albums define my primary influences, I probably sound nothing like either of them, but they've been in my life for a long time and that's always going to have an effect.

Mike Dawes: looking out for the dove from above...

What do you think of the use of social media for promoting your work?

For me it's been essential, the direction of my career at present owes a lot to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. It's amazing how they work together, an artists profile can explode from celebrity tweets, facebook shares and YouTube virality. 

I guess there are 2 main types of artists in social media, the ones who connect directly with fans, and the ones who never use it personally to create a barrier between the artist/audience. Myself, I always use social media, I owe a lot to it. I'm a huge Facebook addict and I find It's such a great way to connect and meet other artists on a personal level. 

In terms of advice, I've always found 'status based' social media is great for entertaining existing fans, but not gaining new fans. YouTube is a very powerful tool for gaining an audience, the battle is getting them over to Twitter/Facebook to keep them up to date with your events/releases.

Mike Dawes - Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) - Solo Guitar (994,354 views)


If you had a chance to play music with anyone, who would you pick?

I've been fortunate to have shared the stage with some personal guitar heroes over the years, but this is a massively tough question. One of my favourite bands from the college days, a Swedish metal band, have asked me to feature on their next album. Super pumped for that!

One person? dead or alive? hmm.

Besides obvious choices It would be pretty tasty to duet with a band like Sigur Ros, something totally non-guitary (That's definitely not a word) I could imagine Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) would make a wicked jam partner, as would someone like Beardyman. That would be insane!

Have you ever had any live show disasters?
Oh yes. I opened for Seth Lakeman in front of about 700 people in Bath. I broke a nail in the first song, the fire alarm went off, the monitors got switched off (I wasn't allowed a sound check and they were feeding back) then the set was cut short. Fond memories of that gig! Fortunately the people were all lovely and we all had a laugh.

I've been fairly lucky considering I used to gig like crazy. The main thing is the old 'battery-in-the-guitar-death-disaster'. The battery in one of my guitars is fixed inside the sound hole, a bit of a pain in the ass if it goes mid set. 

How do you record your music?
I record in a town house beneath the cobbled streets of Bath! I work with a great engineer named Josh Clark at Get Real Audio. He works a lot in the folk music scene. We normally take the signal from my internal pickup/mic, use a stereo pair in the room, and a couple of pencil condensers on the body/bridge and 12th fret area respectively. Sometimes we add an extra microphone above the nut to catch some sparkly resonances. This really helped with the latest track (The Impossible) as there's a fair bit of playing behind the capo.

Mike Dawes: Lap Tapping

What do you think of illegal music downloading?
I suppose before everything else, it's a shame. The fact people are illegally downloading music from artists that can't necessarily afford to support themselves is trumped by the mindset of the majority, that it is not just OK to steal, but it's unfair for musicians to charge 'so much' for 'only music'.

Their main argument is valid, you can't deny that it is exposure. But exposure to what? a career that is limited in creative output, and to a short term? because being a full time niche musician is now an incredibly difficult career to sustain (not that it wasn't before file sharing)

At the end of the day, I have to be optimistic about the situation, otherwise it will affect my output. I enjoy experimenting and now is a great time to bend the industry in new and exciting ways. My next release is an original composition with Candyrat, but I'll also be putting out a multi-instrumental version as 'pay what you want' with a percentage going to the FAB project in Kenya. This version features Nolly (Periphery) and Petteri Sariola.

Can you tell us a bit about your gear?
Sure, I play Nick Benjamin guitars http://www.benjaminguitars.co.uk/ (well, one guitar, but another will be finished soon) Nick is a great luthier based in Lewes UK, my main guitar is an Alpine Spruce/Cocobolo midi jumbo, his #100. I have the usual acoustic rig setup, preamp and reverb unit, but sandwiched between these I go through an Ernie Ball volume pedal, Boss TU2, Boss RC 2 looper and a TC Electronic Nova Delay. I will downsize this setup for overseas touring next year. 


Nick Benjamin guitars http://www.benjaminguitars.co.uk/ 


Can you tell us about your latest recording?
The most recent release was a solo arrangement of Gotye's 'Somebody I used To Know'. It went out with Candyrat Records in June and sort of exploded. Gotye said it was his favourite cover, which was super nice. The next release is the track I mentioned previously, 'The Impossible' and 'The Impossible 2.0'. These will be released on Candyrat/iTunes/Spotify/Bandcamp etc on the 20th of September 2012.

Mike Dawes: Gotye
Mike Dawes : Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) https://www.candyrat.com/artists/mikedawes/somebodyIusedtoknow/

© 2012 Candyrat Records / Mike Dawes
A stunning solo arrangement of Gotye's popular tune, "Somebody That I Use To Know". Played without any overdubs.In recent years Mike Dawes has helped spearhead the current wave of UK fingerstyle guitarists. Years of collaboration and touring have provided him with a unique and varied approach to performance, utilising all aspects of the guitar to reference celtic, jazz, rock, and experimental music, all whilst seamlessly referencing a full band on just one instrument!
'Astounding Virtuosity' - Gotye
"Beautiful and sensitively played arrangements and compositions" - Acoustic Magazine
"Definitely worth checking out" - Newton Faulkner
Plus Mike Dawes: Transcriptions Set 1
This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation and Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Guitar Pro formats for the following song: https://www.candyrat.com/artists/mikedawes/somebodyIusedtoknow/

The Key Links
www.mikedawes.com
www.facebook.com/mikedawesofficial
www.youtube.com/mikedawesofficial
www.twitter.com/mikedawesmusic
www.candyrat.com/artists/mikedawes/