Friday, 12 October 2012

Steve Morse,Larry Coryell,Steve Hillage, Steve Stevens: featured on The Fusion Syndicate

Jazz-Fusion and Prog Legends Join Together On New CD Release 'The Fusion Syndicate'

Features performances by members of the biggest names in Fusion and Prog including Mahavishnu Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Brand X, Soft Machine, Spyrogyra, Yes, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Tool, Porcupine Tree, Hawkwind and more!

October 11, 2012- Los Angeles, CA - One of the most amazing collection of jazz-fusion and progressive rock legends ever to assemble on one CD has happened with the new release by The Fusion Syndicate, available October 16, 2012 on Purple Pyramid Records. Brought together by multi-instrumentalist, producer Billy Sherwood (Yes, CIRCA:), who gave us the fascinating release by the Prog Collective earlier this year. Now, Billy has produced, recorded and written tracks for a new jazz-rock-fusion supergroup of musical virtuosos – The Fusion Syndicate!

Featuring! Rick Wakeman, Jerry Goodman, Nik Turner, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess, Mel Collins, Billy Cobham, Jay Beckenstein, Billy Sheehan, Gavin Harrison, David Sancious, Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian, Eric Marienthal, Chester Thompson, Steve Morse, Jim Beard, Randy Brecker, Percy Jones, John Etheridge, Tony Kaye, Chad Wackerman, Steve Hillage, Scott Kinsley, Theo Travis, Justin Chancellor and Asaf Sirkis – Produced by Billy Sherwood

“When I was asked to write/produce a fusion record I jumped at the chance. I've always had a deep love of Jazz and Fusion music having grown up listening to Weather Report, Return To Forever, the Mahavishnu Orchestra among many others in the genre. The record has become a musical dream team, including some of the world's most renowned players in the field. The music reflects a time when virtuosity was the standard and incredible musicianship was the order of the day. Each artist sharing their talent and skill, blending it all into a bigger musical picture, creating an amazing expression of unity and purpose. I'm honored to be a part of it all and I thank all the artists who joined me on this journey, they have all lifted the music to a higher level.” - Billy Sherwood, producer

Tracks include:
Random Acts Of Science – Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets/Alan Holdsworth)
Stone Cold Infusion – Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment), Mel Collins (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Molecular Breakdown – Jay Beckenstein (Spyrogyra), Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), David Sancious (The E Street Band)
Particle Accelerations – Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Chester Thompson (Genesis/Frank Zappa)
At The Edge Of The Middle – Steve Morse (Dixie Dreggs/Deep Purple), Jim Beard (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears/Brecker Brothers), Percy Jones (Soft Machine/Brand X)
Atom Smashing – John Etheridge (Soft Machine), Tony Kaye (Yes), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa),
In The Spirit Of – Steve Hillage (Gong), Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech), Theo Travis (Steven Wilson Band), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Asaf Sirkis (The Orient House Ensemble)

"Always a pleasure to work with Billy Sherwood and all the other musicians he chooses. Add some great music and the combination is complete." - Rick Wakeman

“Fusion music gave me a way to relate to jazz. I liked the rock energy, and the unexpected twists, turns and rhythms that made it fun to play. So, it's a big influence on the direction I took.” - Steve Morse

The Fusion Syndicate is available from Purple Pyramid Records and can pre-ordered at:

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Jason Becker: new screenings announced for critically acclaimed movie

Jason Becker
More screenings announced including Ireland, Mexico, Indianapolis, New York City, Canada, and the UK. And my family and I will be attending some screenings in San Francisco too! Check out the film's website for more details -

Guthrie Govan: recording with Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson and band (Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Adam Holzman, Theo Travis) recording orchestral ballad "The Raven that Refused to Sing" with Alan Parsons at the controls, Los Angeles, September 2012.

Filmed by Lasse Hoile

Steven Wilson in LA - Part 3: Recording 'The Raven that Refused to Sing'

Steven Wilson in LA - Part 2: Recording 'The Watchmaker'

Steven Wilson in LA - Part 1: Setup and Recording 'Luminol'

Chris Declercq: announes A Miracle Away with Blaze Bayley

Chris Declercq has issued "A Miracle Away", his collaboration with former IRON MAIDENvocalist Blaze Bayley which is streaming on YouTube at this location
Written, arranged and produced by Declercq who handles both guitars and bass, the song also features long-time IRON MAIDEN live keyboardistMichael Kenney and drummer David Moreno (BRUCE DICKINSONTRIBE OF GYPSIESPUDDLE OF MUDD).  Basic tracks were recorded atMoreno's studio in Granada Hills, CA before Declercq traveled to Birmingham, England to meet up with Blaze Bayley for the vocal sessions.
"A Miracle Away", which is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets, was mixed by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIESTBRUCE DICKINSON,HALFORD) and mastered by Tom Baker (MOTLEY CRUEALICE COOPERROB ZOMBIE).  A music video for the song is currently in production.
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Chris Declercq - A Miracle Away (feat. Blaze Bayley)

Paul Gilbert: giving guitar lessons from his car!

Paul Gilbert is actually giving guitar lessons from his car!
Click here to witness the first sighting of anyone giving online guitar lessons from a moving vehicle.

That's the beauty of the Online Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert.  Not only do you get access to Paul's entire library of video lessons he created especially for his school, but whenever you have a question, you can submit a video to Paul. And as you can see, Paul goes to great lengths to respond with his own video giving you the kind of guidance that will help you get better FAST!

Of course, he's usually in his home studio, but no one but Paul Gilbert would go so far as to teach in his car.

The crazy part is that it only costs $30 per month or less, depending on the length of your subscription!

If you're interested, check out these free sample lessons and join today.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed.


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Hamilton Loomis: Bo Diddley Guitar Tribute

Accomplished guitar solo by Hamilton Loomis, saluting Bo Diddley's unique blues style and 'open E' guitar tuning. Hamilton and band delivered a fine set of music to a delighted audience, when they played Crossroads café, Antwerp, Belgium, on Sunday, October 3rd, 2012. The band continues to tour Europe throughout October 2012, with gigs in Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany:

Extract from Hamilton's website:
"If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you'll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it", says Guitar Player Magazine. Loomis plays the inverse. His is an undeniably blues based artist escalating into what All Music Guide calls "...a mixed bag of modern blues, modern funk, and slick soul." Loomis played every instrument on his debut and 'Ain't Just Temporary.' The debut entitled 'Hamilton' was under Grammy consideration, an impressive feat for a self-released debut indie record.

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis was first hooked on music through his parents' extensive collection of blues, rock, and soul records. Loomis honed his multi-instrumental chops early, learning drums, piano, guitar, bass and harmonica by his early teens, and toured regularly as part of his family's doo-wop group.

At age sixteen he went backstage to meet Bo Diddley, and before the night was over Loomis was onstage playing alongside the legend. Since that meeting, Diddley quickly became a friend, mentor, and supporter. "INNOVATE, DON'T IMITATE"...Diddley's words continue to inspire Loomis and fuel his desire for originality. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member said of Loomis, "You got to put some seasonin' in what you're doin', and this boy's got the whole salt shaker!". One of the young artist's fondest memories was when Diddley took his iconic hat off mid-show and crowned it on his head, as if figuratively passing on the torch and proudly declaring Loomis as the legitimate heir in line. Bo Diddley first appeared on Loomis' debut. And Diddley's last ever recorded song is "You Got To Wait," from Loomis' 2007 Blind Pig release 'Ain't Just Temporary.' The co-written track featured both Diddley's unmistakable voice and tremolo guitar for the last time. Other Texas blues legends such as Joe Hughes, Johnny Copeland, Gatemouth Brown and Albert Collins schooled Loomis early on in the finer points of the music, recognizing the youngster's talent and potential. Loomis' first Blind Pig Records release, 'Kickin' It,' released in 2003, presented his innovative approach to an audience hungry for something new in roots music. Said Blueswax, "Loomis really gets it, and he is only in his twenties! Don't just dust off those old hackneyed Blues, create your own style of funkified soulful music." Southland Blues raved, "'Kickin' It' is one of the best CDs of the year. This kid's got most all of it and then some. More than worth a listen." And the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted, "Loomis displays a polished vocal, guitar and songwriting knack that could win him the sort of crossover audience that Robert Cray and B.B. King enjoy."

Hamilton Loomis - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Bass/ drums details to follow

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Tom Quayle: Modern Legato Part 2 - Out Now

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Part 2 of the highly popular 'Modern Legato' tutorial is finally here! Starting where Part 1 left off, this 1 hour 40 min long second part of 'Modern Legato' will really take your Legato playing to another level covering even more rhythmic subdivisions such as triplets and swing 16ths to really give you that modern fusion sound and feel. Modern legato pentatonic scale fingerings and lines are also covered in detail with lots of cool phrases in each section to inspire you. Finally, the tutorial teaches you how to improvise using your full level of technique allowing you to develop amazing technical ability even when improvising. All lines and exercises are written out in both Standard and Tom's 4th's tuning with detailed fingerings and right hand picking directions. Close up left and right hand HD footage really allows you to see what's happening in perfect detail. Straight and swing drum beats and inspiring backing tracks are included for practice.

This video lesson includes: - 1 hour 40 min Full HD (1080p) Video.
Detailed PDF transciption Booklets covering all the lines and techniques learnt.
Backing Tracks and Drum Beats - inspirational practice aids.

All this for only $25.00!

Modern Legato Part 2 - It's OUT NOW

Jesiel Candeia: Psychoholic - great metal fusion

Coda Studio and Music Institute
Music - Jesiel Candeia
Direction - Artside Studios

Jesiel Candeia - Psychoholic

The excellent solo from Daniele Gottardo comeptition

Jesiel Candeia - The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

News: Eastwood Guitars release the Airline Espanada

Eastwood Guitars release the Airline Espanada

Eastwood Guitars brings back the past with the introduction of the big and beautiful Airline Espanada. This striking guitar is based on the popular Harmony H63, which was also sold under the Silvertone and Airline brands in the late 1950s. It is a new lightweight, full hollow body model that is the big brother to the highly successful Airline Tuxedo. The Espanada is a versatile guitar offering a tonal palette from Jazz to Jump Blues to Rockabilly – it is players’ guitar as shown in this video by R.J. Ronquillo

Airline ESPANADA - R.J. Ronquillo demo - Eastwood Guitars

The Airline Espanada is a 25 1/2” scale guitar with a full hollow body made with maple top and back with mahogany sides. It has a set, bound maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, block markers and 1 11/16” width at the nut. This guitar is built with top-notch components like a TonePros® Tune-O-Matic bridge, trapeze tail and Grover style tuners. It features a 3-way switch for the two Custom Hi-Output P-90s and dual volume / tone controls with cupcake knobs. The retro look is enhanced by the vintage Airline “Coat of Arms” logoed pickguard and the thick white binding on the body and the headstock. It comes with a deluxe Hardshell Case and it is also available in a left-handed model.

“I’ve loved the Espanada since I was a kid" said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars, "and after the overwhelming success of the Airline Tuxedo, we knew it was time to bring the Airline Espanada to market.”

The Airline Espanada model is available now at Airline Dealers around the world, 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 and

Bartek Beben: Cyber Damage

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Bartek Beben [drumbART] @ 2012

Bartek Beben - Cyber Damage

Angus Clark: 50 Radio rock licks you must know

Angus Clark, guitarist for DareDevil Squadron, Kitaro, Rock of Ages on Broadway, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will be releasing his first instructional video "50 Radio Rock Licks You MUST Know" on October 11 through Click on the YouTube link for a brief course overview. You can also download and jam over Angus' backing tracks to get a discount on the course.


Sam Coulson, Rob Chappers: The Chapman ML-11 Double Neck Custom Guitar

The Chapman ML-11 Double Neck Custom Guitar

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The Chapman ML-11 Double Neck Custom Guitar - Featuring Sam Coulson

Carlos Arcay: Shredding Sfogli's Jam Track Central BT

Hey dudes! This video is a one take improvisation over a very cool backing track of JAM TRACK CENTRAL, in the Sfogli´s pack. This is the 80 style track. Live sound. Have some mistakes but here is! Hope you like it!

Gear: Axe Fx II, Ibanez AT 100, V Picks.

Peace and love.

Improvisation over a 80´s Jam Track Central

Farzad Golpayegani: available for Private Online Guitar lessons

Farzad Golpayegani
Farzad has started giving Private Online Guitar lessons.

He teaches 6 and 7 string Electric guitar and Acoustic (Steel and Nylon string) guitar as One by One classes via Skype. He gives lesson in English, Farsi and Turkish for all levels including Beginner and Advance.

It doesn't matter where you live, you only need a webcam, a microphone and a fast internet connection. You receive lesson in the
comfort of your own home.

For details or book your class please contact or send message to Page.

فرزاد شروع به برگزاری کلاسهای خصوصی آموزش گیتار به شکل آنلاین نموده است.

او گیتار 6 و 7 سیم الکتریک، گیتار آکوستیک و کلاسیک را در کلاسهای خصوصی تک نفره تحت محیط اسکایپ آموزش می دهد. فرزاد کلاسها را به زبانهای انگلیسی، فارسی و ترکی (استانبولی) برای تمامی سطوح از جمله مبتدی و پیشرفته برگزار می نماید.

در این شیوه محل سکونت هنرجویان هیچ محدودیتی ندارد و تنها نیاز به میکروفن، وب کم و اینترنت پرسرعت می باشد تا در خانه خود درسها را دریافت نمایند.

لطفا برای دریافت اطلاعات بیشتر و یا ثبت کلاس خود به
ایمیل ارسال نموده و یا به پیج پیغام بفرستید.

"87" from album "Six" (2012) by Farzad Golpayegani

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87 by Farzad Golpayegani

Sam Coulson: Custom Rock Blues 2 available

Sam Coulson is back in the JTC Guitarist hot-seat with his Custom Rock Blues 2 jam track series. For the TAB, full length tracks, backings, extended jam tracks and videos then download now from here:

It has been a couple of years since our good friend Sam Coulson has been in the studio as he has been living over in Canada for the last year, mixing it up with his good pal Paul Gilbert amongst other things. As soon as we knew he was coming back to Blighty, we just had to get him in to film a new series....and boy oh boy he did good! Great tone and superb solo examples mixed with some great technique, played over really jammable tracks makes Custom Rock Blues 2 a superb package for you blues lovers.
Sam has a great knack of being able to produce solos that work beautifully with the track. And there is a real mixture of solos in this package which will suit both the intermediate player that wants to be really tested or for the advanced player to practice and nail. And if you want to learn some superb volume swell's then two of the tracks have just the medicine.
The backings were written by Dave Lockwood, and as many of you already know, he creates wonderful tracks to jam over with your own improvisations. Dave has made them extra long as well, all of them well over 5 mins each.
So if you like your Rock Blues, then this is the package for you. 5 solo example tracks, backings, extended jam tracks, videos and complete TAB and notation all for £19.99. And it is ready to download now!


5 solo example tracks in MP3
5 solo backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 video performances in MP4
Complete TAB and Notation in PDF and Powertab format

Track Info:
Clank - Solo Length 1:43, Jam Track Length 6:30
Flying High - Solo Length 2:37, Jam Track Length 7:12
Over The Border - Solo Length 2:36, Jam Track Length 9:12
Sweet Home Sam - Solo Length 2:08, Jam Track Length 6:36
Time To Move On - Solo Length 2:32, Jam Track Length 6:55

*NEW* Sam Coulson 'Custom Rock Blues 2' at

Igal Michael: tribute to UK era Allan Holdsworth

UK-in the dead of night solo allan holdsworth (igal michael)

Alex Machacek, Eddie Jobson: UK cruise and tour dates

Cruise To he Edge

Eddie Jobson: I can be the first to announce that U.K. will join Yes, Tangerine Dream, Carl Palmer and others on "Cruise to the Edge," the 5-day progressive-rock cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica - March 25-30, 2013. For the first time, the lineup will be Jobson-Wetton-Machacek-Bozzio, the ultimate 2012 version of the band. Among other things, I am hoping to go and visit Mitt Romney's money.
I am exploring the possibility of adding a handful of additional U.K. gigs afterwards, bridging the 5 or 6-day gap before my solo tour is scheduled to start on or around April 6th.
The April tour will include only the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and is currently being built under the working moniker "Eddie Jobson - Four Decades Retro Tour."

News: Roland sponsoring Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp


Los Angeles, CA, October 10, 2012 — In celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s 15th Anniversary and Roland’s 40th Anniversary, Roland Corporation U.S. is honored to announce the first ever Roland Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Giveaway. One lucky Roland fan will win a chance to rock with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and The Who’s Roger Daltrey this January in Las Vegas. Monthly installments of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s highly successful music-magic experience are scheduled to take place at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature top-line Roland musical instruments and recording gear.

KISS co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons and special guest rock stars including Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Black Label Society), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) will ‘rock out’ with campers of all talent levels during the October 10-14 camp, offering them a taste of what it’s like to live the rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Dave Navarro and Roger Daltrey are scheduled to headline the January 23-27 camp featuring the exclusive Roland giveaway.

Simmons said, “I can’t wait to reveal the secrets of becoming a rock star. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is a grueling, military style musical training process. And, I’m just the guy to be your Sergeant. Now, drop and give me 20.”

Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp provides music fans with the once in a lifetime opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Campers also have an exclusive chance to use some of Roland’s world class musical instruments and recording gear, including the flagship TD-30KV V-Drums kits, the TD-15KV, the RD-700NX stage pianos, Roland’s newest and most powerful GA-series stage amps for guitar, Roland Systems Group V-Mixers, REAC Digital Snakes and Personal Monitoring Systems, Roland’s premium OCTA-CAPTURE™ audio processor, and Cakewalk’s just released SONAR X2 recording software.

Mark Prows, MGM Grand’s vice president of entertainment said, “I have been following David Fishof’s development of these camps over the years and truly believe MGM Grand is the perfect home for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp featuring Gene Simmons. Entertainment is at the core of the MGM Grand experience and campers are sure to have an absolute blast!”

Campers have the option of purchasing a three-day rock star package or five-day headliner experience.  The two packages include hotel accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, scheduled classes and daily jam sessions, a DVD of the final concert performance, and much more. To celebrate the camp’s culmination Tuesday October 14, campers will host a live concert at MGM Grand. For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit

Past rock star camp counselors have included Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Roger Daltrey (The Who), Bret Michaels (Poison), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jane Wiedlin (The Go Go’s), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Steve Vai, Todd Rundgren, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), among others.

For rules and details about the Roland Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Giveaway, please visit the Roland U.S. Facebook page,

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Mattias IA Eklundh: announces Cardiff UK clinic date

There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are £10.
Please contact:, call 02920 398 215 or pop in store for tickets.

Mattias “IA” Eklundh is the guitarist of the Swedish super trio “Freak Kitchen”. His discography is very impressive and contains albums and instructional material from 1987 to present. Mattias doesn’t use any effects on his guitar, something that’s hard to believe if you listen to him play. As he puts it: “The guitar itself contains so many sounds you can use
”. So as you can imagine he demands a lot from his instrument.

Mattias started playing Caparison guitars in 1997. Since then, three signature models have been developed: The Apple Horn Yellow (tremolo system), Apple Horn Jazz (hard tail) and the Apple Horn Yellow/True Temperament (tremolo system and True Temperament frets).

Rowan J Parker: widdling, shredding and abusing the blues

Get disgusted looks from Blues purists as you rip up the fretboard with these supercharged Satriani inspired blues licks! Awesome and cool and not too hard to play either. What more do you want? Have at it! More great guitar at

Lick Of The Week - 15th October 2012 - Joe Satriani Supercharged Blues Licks!

The Judge returns with another terrifying guitar lick. The mutant offspring of Paul Gilbert and Frank Gamble combined in one monster riff! Tackle the 13 notes per second Gilbert inspired alternate picking run, then buckle up for Gambale style sweeping madness. Get more from the Judge at

Judge Shred - Episode 3 - Paul Gilbert/Frank Gambale Style Monster Lick!

Welcome to episode 2 The Widdler, bringing you the best in easy to play but awesome sounding guitar licks! In Episode 2 we look another simple but great pentatonic lick in the style of Zakk Wylde. Much more guitar at

The Widdler - Episode 2 - More Zakk Wylde Licks

News: Infinite Guitar new web for the mobile future

The new Infinite Guitar is here. We have a completely new look, and the website is now mobile-friendly so you can take our lessons on-the-go! Whether you prefer to learn on a desktop computer or a mobile device, the new IG website will adapt seamlessly to both. No need to download an extra app, just come to the site and enjoy.

Jeff Loomis: Schecter Guitar Research - new guitars for the Fall

Schecter Guitar Research

Jeff Loomis' NEW Signature Model Schecter

Andy James: Help SMT make their new Live EP

Help SACRED MOTHER TONGUE make their new Live EP and you can help by Pledging and Buying a digital or physical CD copy of the recording from just £8.

All pledgers will get a copy of the EP PLUS an invite to join the band at the recording of the live EP at our private location.

For guitarists we've got exclusive Skype Guitar Lessons with SMT shredder extraordinaire Andy James - limited availability. Check out this and the items up for grabs here.


Hayden Hewitt,Conrad Harpham: Bristol guitar this Sunday

The Bristol Guitar Show is held at Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol City F.C.
Opening times are 10.30 – 17.00
Tickets are £8.00 in advance or £10.00 on the door


Live Stage

11.15 Stormshadow Guitars

High Noon – take on our man in black Hayden Hewitt

13.00 Bristol Rock Guitar

“Bristol Rock Guitar Performance & Presentation
feat. Gypie Mayo [ex-Yardbirds]”

14.00 Vigier Guitars
15.00 Conrad Harpham

Conrad Harpham started playing the guitar at the age of15. In five years he had started to teach, and had received acclaim for his first demo project “Planet X” from a national music magazine, which compared his playing to Joe Satriani.

Over the next few years Conrad developed a fluid rock style, incorporating influences from Randy Rhoads, to Satriani and Richie Kotzen.

In 2000 Conrad won a regional Heat of the Competition “Jam 2000” and in the grand final at Birmingham NEC he traded chops with Andy James and Jamie Humphries (Lick Library) whilst coming in the top 5 out of 15 national finalists.

In 2006 he joined Jazz funk outfit “Dimitri” and also formed “The Conrad Harpham Trio”, who have been performing live at various venues across the South West. In 2007 Conrad won the prestigious “Outstanding musician” award at the Devon Battle of the Bands competition. The bands’ 2008 release “Conradical” prompted “All Out Guitar Magazine” to describe Conrad as “A simply phenomenal Guitarist”, and “Cross Rhythms” said of the CD, “A mesmerising display of solo electric guitar at its finest…”

Conrad received Honourable mentions for top 20 placings in international guitar idol 2008 and 2009, and in 2011 was a finalist in the UK Guitarist of the Year competition.

He currently works as a freelance tutor, session player and performer, and also records online tuition for “”. Conrad is currently endorsed by Framus Guitars, Danelectro, Sfarzo strings and Brit Picks.