About Me

I’ve been playing the guitar since a young age, covering many different styles of music, rock, blues, country, jazz etc, on both electric and acoustic guitar. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to have private lessons with some world class guitarists including, Eric Roche (Head of Guitar at the ACM – Guildford) Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney) and BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year Winner Martin Simpson.

I was the winner of Takamine’s Young Acoustic Guitarist of the Year, and as a finalist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year, many moons ago now!! Since then I have performed at countless clubs/pubs and music festivals including Sidmouth Folk Festival, & The Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival held in Cork, Ireland, both as a solo acoustic guitarist and also with many covers / original bands.

Recent projects include:

The Parish Music Box – A Universal signed, ‘British-Lounge-Country’ / Americana band from London..

Alexandra Legouix & The Sunflowers – A cool 5-piece European / Latin inspired acoustic band..

Alexander McKay – A fantastic singer/songwriter/guitarist. Watch this space!

I am available for dep work, cover/wedding/party bands etc, but also any other interesting projects. Drop me a line!

As well as my live work, I also teach the guitar on a full-time basis, from home and at Gordon’s School in West End, and both Tomlinscote Secondary School, & The Grove Primary School, Frimley. At present, I have (too many to count..) regular students per week, who are students of various ages, studying both electric and/or acoustic guitar, and the all important music theory to provide a well rounded musical knowledge.

Please enjoy browsing the website, if you want any information regarding bookings, tuition, or which to try out a guitar from ‘The Guitar Store’ please drop me a line.

Cheers!

James

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