Playing For Stacey McClean

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Stacey McClean and Wayne McMillen

I was recently asked to play for former S-club Junior/S-club 8 singer Stacey McClean. In her early teens, Stacey was performing with her group on a massive arena tour around the UK in support of S-club 7, the group after which they were formed and named. They then went on to have a successful career… Read more »

Supporting Heather Peace with Jes Stretton

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Heather Peace Support gig

As many of you know I have been working with a talented lady called Jes Stretton for some time now. We co-wrote her EP together and I’ve had the privilege of performing a few of her live shows with her. So it all started when Jes entered a competition to win a supporting slot for… Read more »

Accompanying another artist on guitar

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playing guitar live

Last weekend I supported the amazing Jes Stretton in Eden Bar, Manchester and it got me thinking of the rules of a support guitarist and the dos and don’ts. Supporting another artist is a great way to increase your exposure even if you’re not in the spot light and it’s a great way to get… Read more »

Paramore Gig: Phones 4 U (MEN) area, Manchester

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For those that may not know Paramore are a band originating from Tennessee, USA. With their first album released in 2005 they sky rocketed into stardom with songs like ‘Pressure’ from their first album All We Know Is Falling, ‘Misery Business’ from the second album Riot!, ‘Brick By Boring Brick’ from Brand New Eyes and… Read more »

Twin Forks Gig: Night & Day Cafe, Manchester

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So I got into a new band this week. Twin Forks, they are awesome. Twin Forks are a brand new band made up of members from previous bands including Dashboard Confessional, The Narrative and Bad Books. I stumbled upon these guys when checking the Dashboard Confessional website to see if they were touring anytime soon… Read more »

Student Gig: Connor Banks

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On Friday 12th April I went to go see my pupil Connor Banks play one of four gigs he was doing as part of the Penwortham live festival. I’ve taught Connor for about a year now and knew that he had done the occasional small gig here and there, but I wasn’t prepared for how… Read more »

Paul Gilbert Gig 23.03.13

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So, Paul Gilbert….. If you are unsure who Paul Gilbert is and are a fan of rock guitar playing, you need some PG in your life. Paul was touring with his first band Tau Zero at the age of fifteen, and later found fame with shred rock outfit Racer X and later left to join… Read more »