My Guitars and Having Fun!
Welcome to my website
that is being developed during this year, and hopefully
it will be more FUN as I also get to play more gigs...
but I'm only 14 at start of website in April 2018.
I started playing
guitar when I was 9, and into the recording studio
for my first experience of recording for my 10th birthday,
with an idea that I'd been working on with my guitar
tutor [Jim] for a couple of months. I had some ideas
of just playing something with guitar layers that
were recorded and then mixed by the sound engineer,
who also added the vocal track as he knew the artist
I was covering on guitar. My version of 'Road To Hell'.
My friend Adam did the drum track. The studio engineer
was surprised at what I wanted and how I wanted to
I started playing
live with a few open mic gigs when I was 11, and played
a mix of Led Zeppelin and Muse [with backing tracks]
and Classical pieces, and also my first original piece
'River Song' - LOL. Ha Ha... watch out for Free download
internet backing tracks! Using a version for 'Black
Dog' got me a World Wide take-down... but then it
was sorted when my video went on a Led Zep Facebook
fan and history page. It is now back on YouTube (see
my Youtube link page). I also ended up getting
a copy of the book of photos 'JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy
Page' for playing my own solo!
By 12... I was playing
local open mic and some support sets for different
bands, and met a few interesting musicians that my
Dad knew through his motorsport links, as well as
chatting to people at a few gigs. One of my first
main gigs was RavenEye, with Oli Brown. Nearly 18
months after that (age 13) I ended up having some
Blues mentoring sessions with Oli at his home... and
Great Experience and advice with 15 hours over four
Age 13... Lots of
and technical learning, and developing some original
solo pieces for classic blues and rock pieces, and
into recording studio with what I consider was my
first 'serious' composition. Engineer Simone Filiali,
who has engineered for Eric Clapton, has a private
studio in Hampton (West London)
and I was introduced to him by my link with Bruce
& Kit Woolley. This piece was recorded as Julio's
Song-001, but it is now titled Infinity Mind (Youtube
Age 14... With more
writing and practicing I played some open mic events,
and two Festivals in the summer of 2017. I helped
organise the festivals and did live mix sound engineer
job for a range of bands, with a mix of music genre.
14) started on afternoon of 10th January with
a guided visit to RotoSound Music Strings factory
and a tour of manufacturing by their Chairman, Jason
How. I then headed to Sevenoaks station and I was
taken into London for the documentary film premiere
of the 'life and career' of Eric Clapton. I was also
then seated next to Eric's daughters and wife, and
Eric. I even got a brief hello and short chat!
Onwards with 2018
as I start to set up some events, gigs, and festival
appearances. More of this information will appear
in 'Gig Diary' menu page shortly.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: Had
a Great 2018 with some interesting gigs as solo guitar
and also as guest guitar joining bands such as Big
Wolf Band, JFK Blue, Deep Blues Sea, and Brent Hutchinson.
Finished off the year with a private gig on Boxing
2019 now, and starting
the year with solo guitar gig playing The Troubadour,
London. Other gigs booking up, but I've still got
school and GCSE exams during May-June. The 'Big Happening'
is that I will be getting a band together, and more
on that in March...
Gig Diary has more
information and updates...
April: Band is now
rehearsing. With Aaron Spiers on bass, and James Mason
on drums. Search for vocalist in May-June.
date - March 2018...
with various updates ongoing...