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ABOUT

Experienced guitarist, available for session work & deps - l can travel or provide tracks on-line via my own studio. Just let me know what you need.

Tight (click friendly), good ear, can read and (I'm told) very easy going (although my wife would probably question that ...). Plus I can handle BV's.

Bandwise, I'm currently involved in various projects (including originals and covers/tribute bands) covering styles ranging from acid jazz & funk through to soul through to pop through to rock. I've done stacks of live & studio work for all sorts of people over the years.

You can contact me either through Bandmix messaging or email spike@wheelbarrow-ltd.co.uk

Nb. my availability is 'unspecified' only cos you weren't given the choice of 'whenever'. So any time of day is good for me.

Screen name:
Spike Spike
Member since:
Nov 09 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
60
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Grew up studying classical (grade 7 distinction, grade 8 merit), got into jazz/fusion in my early teens, meandered into blues & rockier stuff, and somehow ended up playing lots of poppy stuff for money ...

Guitarist-wise, I love the usual suspects most serious guitarists would go slack jawed over - Holdsworth, Howe, Henderson, Johnson, Beck, Satch, Rodgers, Govan ... to name but a few. I'm particularly loving the renaissance in British fusion players at the moment - eg. check out Rick Graham & Tom Quayle if that's your thing.

That said, I listen to a huge variety of music, in truth very little of it 'guitary' - I'm particularly prone to anything with a good strong groove (I'm a massive dance music fan ...).

For me playing always starts with the needs of the song.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Basically, all top notch pro gear.

Main guitar nowadays is a custom Waghorn Corax, main amp is a Friedman Smallbox 50 & Friedman 2x12, through a pedal board capable of covering all the bases I get asked for (happy to bore for England on my ever-changing love affair with stomp boxes if you're interested ...!).

MUSIC