I’ve played the guitar for some 30 years now, during which time many instruments, amps and effects have passed through my hands. Guitars are a big passion of mine and this blog seems like the ideal method for me to let loose my thoughts and opinions on all that is six-string!
About a decade ago I played guitar in Nottingham shoegazers Heroes of Switzerland, completing an album and lots of live work with them. In addition I’ve played in a variety of bands since the late 80′s through to now ranging from icy post punk via old school Metal to World Music and beyond.
My most recent band was the North London alternative outfit Playroom.
Although I’ve either borrowed, played or owned most solid bodied electrics at some point or another. Ampwise its been largely Marshall with various set ups over the years, Combo’s, Rack’s, Stack’s etc. Although Ive recently moved to Blackstar.
Gigwise I’ve toured the UK toilet circuit off and on since my 20′s, so my opinions are based on what works out in the field as it were. This site is pretty independant from manafacturers so I’m proud to tell you the truth, unlike some magazines I won’t mention. If I review a guitar its because I went in a shop and spent an hour or two with it, or someone loaned me a pedal for a day.
So do tuck in and do tell me if you enjoy reading it