Friday, 11 November 2016

Magnus Olsson: Demo of Olsson Amps Club 40 - Swedish brand hand built, very high-end, boutique, tube amp.



Demo of Olsson Amps Club 40 by Magnus Olsson.

Olsson amps are a Swedish brand of completely hand built, very high-end, boutique, tube amps. Designed and built by the hands and golden ears of amp meistro John Olsson.

For more information about Olsson amps, please visit
http://olssonamps.com/

All music in the video are original and played and written by Magnus Olsson. All drum sounds from Toontrack (Thanks Fredrik T).

OLSSON AMPS CLUB 40. Demo by Magnus Olsson

Tech-Fest: More bands + Workshops for Techabilitation 2016 in London!

uktechmetalfestMore bands + Workshops/After Parties announced for Techabilitation 2016!


Danny Bryant: Latest European tour dates


TOUR:
13 NOV ILFRACOMBE BLUES FESTIVAL, ILFRACOMBE: TICKETS
23 NOV DOWNTOWN BLUES CLUB, HAMBURG, GERMANY: TICKETS
24 NOV ALTES KINO, RANKWEIL, AUSTRIA: TICKETS
25 NOV BARGERS KALLER, TARRENZ, AUSTRIA
26 NOV BACKERSTUBLI, SCHERZINGEN, SWITZERLAND: TICKETS
28 NOV KULTURSCHEUNE, FRITZLAR, GERMAY
29 NOV MEISENFREI, BREMEN, GERMANY: TICKETS
30 NOV COLO-SAAL, ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY: TICKETS

01 DEC HOT JAZZ CLUB, MUNSTER, GERMANY:
02 DEC ROCKFABRIK, UNBACH-PALENBERG, GERMANY
03 DEC WOTUFA-SAAL, NEUSTADT/ORLA, GERMAY: TICKETS
04 DEC PIANO, DORTMUND, GERMANY: TICKETS

2017
27 JAN BIG IN FREIBURG, JAZZHAUS, GERMANY: TICKETS
28 JAN BIG IN DEN BOSCH, W2, NETHERLANDS: TICKETS
29 JAN BIG IN BONN, HARMONIE, GERMANY: TICKETS
21 MAR THE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE, UK: TICKETS
22 MAR BIERKELLER, BRISTOL, UK: TICKETS
23 MAR PIER PAVILLION, WORTHING, UK
5 APR ROBIN 2, BILSTON, UK: TICKETS
6 APR NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE, UK
7 APR THE FLOWERPOT, DERBY, UK: TICKETS
28 APR BIG IN EDINBURGH - LA BELLE ANGELE: TICKETS
29 APR BIG IN LONDON - THE BORDERLINE: TICKETS
8 JUL ABERTILLERY BLUES & ROCK WEEKEND, UK
12 OCT BEAVERWOOD CLUB, CHISLEHURST
13 OCT PUBLIC HALLS, HARPENDEN
15 OCT GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD, UK

PRS: Guitars Private Stock Guitar of the Month is a Show-Stopping Classic

PRS Guitars Private Stock Guitar of the Month is a Show-Stopping Classic

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) November 8, 2016 – The Private Stock team at PRS Guitars is celebrating 20 years of designing and building high-quality, customized guitars and basses with the Guitar of The Month program. For the eleventh installment, PRS is introducing the Singlecut McCarty 594, a vintage-inspired instrument that embraces all the benefits of modern manufacturing. “When we were developing the 594, we examined everything: the scale length, the tuners, the bridge materials, the nut material, the pickups, the neck shape...every piece of this instrument was designed to be exactly what we thought it needed to be to add up to the best instrument we could make,” explains Paul Reed Smith. By paying attention to the details and adding Private Stock’s craftsmanship and stunning designs and materials, the November Guitar of the Month looks like nothing you’ve seen before but feels like a guitar you’ve been playing forever. Like its double-cutaway brother, the Singlecut McCarty 594 can seamlessly master rich, authentic, vintage humbucking tones and nuanced, sweet singlecoil sounds.


Some unique, newly-designed appointments for the November Guitar of the Month include “Mosaic” bird inlays on the fingerboard and “Mosaic” Private Stock Eagle with “November” engraved banner on the headstock veneer, along with mother of pearl side dots, East Indian rosewood binding along the top, Faded Royal Blue Smoked Burst high gloss nitro finish, and 58/15 LT treble and bass pickups.

“The November Guitar of the Month is in direct response to numerous artist requests,” stated Paul. “They love the feel, playability and tone of the double-cut McCarty 594 and asked us to explore making a single-cut version. We couldn’t resist.”

Only twenty of these instruments will be made for November 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.


The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

To learn more about this guitar and the 20th Anniversary Guitars of the Month program including a list of dealers and distributors that offer PRS Private Stock instruments, please visit: www.prsguitars.com/privatestock.



About PRS Guitars:
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Blake Shelton, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers and Eric Bass of Shinedown, Ricky Skaggs, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

Adrian Weiss: Three Wishes from the 'Criminal Record' Indiegogo-campaign



Dear friends, fans and supporters!

I am happy and proud to announce the first official video clip for the new album:
The featured song is 'Three Wishes' with guest musicians Stefan Weber (Axxis) and Jimmy Pitts (Eternity´s End) who contributed great solos on guitar and keyboard. Enjoy!
And don´t forget to pick up the upcoming new album

'Criminal Record' from my Indiegogo-campaign at http://igg.me/at/criminalrecord !
The campaign ends on Nov 20, so there isn´t much time left. Currently the campaign funding is at 76 %.

As soon as the campaign ends you will receive an immediate album-download and your ordered physical merch will be sent out.
The official album release is scheduled for Dec 8 2016, so if you support the campaign you´ll have the album about three weeks beforehand!

John F Klaver: Outside Concepts Blues Masterclass




Outside Concepts Blues Masterclass

John F. Klaver returns with a masterclass designed to teach you exactly how to utilise 'outside playing' in your own solos by maximising your use of tension and release to create interesting melodic ideas and really draw your listeners in!

John says 'This package is really about stepping outside the pentatonic box, and even about stepping outside of the key of the song you're playing in but of course, we're going to go back inside again.

We're moving patterns around using intervals, we're using scales like the octatonic scale, altered scale, whole-tone scale and we're even suggesting other chords over the backing track we're playing in.

It's going to make you sound really hip, and it's going to take your playing to a whole new level.'

The main lesson to this awesome masterclass on 'outside' playing revolves around the masterclass document. This contains the core lesson material, complete with fretboard diagrams, exercise and phrase explanations and the complete TAB/Notation for everything in the package.

To accompany this we have 10 exercises (with video/audio) designed to get you practising the concepts and learn exactly how they all work. Once you've mastered these it's onto the example phrases!

In the 10 example phrases (which also come with video/audio) you'll find 10 'real world' musical ideas that get you practising how to slip these interesting outside ideas into your everyday blues playing and give the material from the exercises some context.

Next up we have the full solo which brings it all together in one rocking solo that utilises everything we've been working on in the pack, giving you a wider context and a lot of inspiration for your own soloing ideas!

Rounding everything off are three versions of a very jammable backing track (of differing lengths) so you can practise and perfect the material from this pack or jam out your own ideas inspired by John's playing! This track has been designed to stay out of your way a little bit, allowing you to try many different approaches to outside playing all over one track, but of course the concepts can be used where ever you deem appropriate!

If you've ever been inspired by the interesting and engaging sound of outside playing and tension/resolution but never been able to figure out just how it all works, then this is the package you need to takes things to the next level!

https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/outside-concepts-blues-masterclass

Aleks Sever: Glamour Baby - details of new CD



New CD EXTRAVAGANT will be available on iTUNES on NOV 15th