It has been 20 years now of studying and practicing both the acoustic and electric guitar. I must admit that I am still as excited as I ever have been about this challenging and wonderful instrument, as well as the fortunate opportunities it has brought me. I have studied the work of many different guitarists over the years however the ones that keep recurring as the biggest influences on my playing and my musicality are:
John Mayer, John Frusciante, Derek Trucks, Tommy Emmanuel, Guthrie Govan and Marcus King.
As well as teaching for the last 5 years, initially for The Guitar Gym before leaving to teach privately, I have played in numerous bands and recording projects. I still think one of the best things I have ever done as a musician was to start playing covers – now I understand how the Beatles became so damn good at music! When your sole job is to make hundreds of people dance and sing with everything they have got, you learn a lot about how to play your instrument!
👆🏼You know who’s teaching me guitar here, right? Hint: best guitar player on the planet.
Projects – Past & Present
Session guitars – Bluey TV Show
I play guitar on a number of Bluey episodes, alongside my friend and brilliant composer Joff Bush.
Come Home – Du0
I worked with producer Du0 to record the guitars for the ambient, chill track “Come Home”. I also play in his live band.
Dusk Blooms is a band that was formed in 2012. We were honoured to have our self-produced record be accepted for mixing by the legendary producer Nick DiDia. The album was recorded mostly at my home teaching studio on a laptop with drums and vocals handled externally. It was mixed by:
Nick DiDia (Incubus, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger, RATM,
Tom Thum’s Human Synthesised Band
I played midi guitar in one of the most unique projects I’ve been invited to join. Tom is a human sound-effects machine and beatboxer who is always reinventing his sound and approach to music. This band was built around a concept he had been nurturing for years: a live band, all playing MIDI instruments, that control sounds that he records using just his mouth in real-time. He makes the sounds of the drum kit and then the drummer plays