A little Sunny Ska off the Mixing Desk – Two Classics from The Specials

Hi There – On this sunny muggy Tuesday…

This time off the mixing desk… The Specials famous encore song, originally by Toots and The Mayalls

Celebrating when Coventry Ruled the Music world, in the early 1980s

And their big hit that started it all Gangsters…

Gangsters was a cover of Al Capnoe By Prince Buster – part of the late 1960s Blue Beat… here’s the original You may not have heard of…

And MOnkey Man.. which was originally by Toots and The Mayalls…

which was more recently covered by Amy WineHouse – closer to the Toots original in key though with energy that is closer to the Specials version..


The Classic Rock Mash Up

Hi There – Whether it’s back to school, back to college … or just another Monday…

A bit of Classic Rock Mash Up For Monday…


Ps That’s Smoke On the Water.. and can You get the other 3 ?

And Even though Schools Back… Here’s a Little Schools Out from a really early show  – with studets Ben, David and Andreas on Guitars for Alice Cooper’s Schools Out…

And also with the Show Opener of that Year : Knights Of Cydonia Instrumenta from Ben and David again…


Podcast #5 Thru The Lens With Nick

Hi There – in the “Nick” of time for the Bank Holiday…

I just found this on my camera, and throught now with the final workshop around the corner in September,

and show in October – a perfect time to get this to You..

Nick does speak for a long time – but then as an already advanced student before he came to see me, Nick had  lot to share and talk about.. including how he overcame his fear of making mistakes in Playing live.


In case You haven’t seen it Podcast #2 = all about Overcoming Fear and The Performance Pendulum Effect

Here’s the link to that from a few weeks back



Knocking On Heavens Door LIVE Video & Sound off Desk from Birthday Show

Hi There,

Hope You’re enjoying the Bank Holiday Weekend.. and this time two videos – two versions

featuring Ibai on Acoustic Guitar and Students Dan and Paul on Electric Guitars with a full band up on stage

Straight from the Video camera 

And the second captures the sound directly off the mixing desk – that’s the live sound as everyone who was there on the day would have heard it.. with picture photos of the day –

With Live Student Sound Straight off the Mixing Desk…


Students Play Lynyrd Skynryd Classic Live On Stage

HI There – This time featuring Guitar Students Sohrab, Helena and Mark – on Lynryd Skynryd classic Freebird – complete with solo close ups..


Ps There will be a special new podcast #5 coming along next week..

If You haven’t yet, I’d get ready by starting with PodCast #1 – All About the Two Least Likely to Succeed on Guitar – You even get to hear them play, live together on stage… with a Full Band..

Here’s that Link :-