Bass Guitar ability
Influences: U2, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Queen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Muse, Manic Street Preachers Etc
I currently play lead guitar in my band 'The Dirty Perks'. We play both original songs as well as covers. We were top three finalists in Jamie Oliver's Summer Jam competition and went on to play an acoustic set at his and Alex James' 'Big Feastival'. We have also played at the Babyshambles After Party and this year we played at the Isle of Wight festival.
I have achieved grade 8 distinction on the electric guitar and have gone on to get the first electric guitar performance Diploma (DipLCM). I have stepped in for other guitarists when they have been unable to play for their bands, learning both cover and original songs quickly and to a high level. I have a very wide music taste and I'm always looking to see what I can take from each genre and add in to my own playing to come up with something more adventurous and interesting.
I have done session work for singers helping them put music to their lyrics and arranging their songs.
I also play piano, bass and ukulele. I'm currently learning to sing to add backing vocals to bands I'm in.
I teach guitar, piano, ukulele and music theory so I have a good understanding on all these topics. I teach these both privately and at an Adult Education College.