Ranting, raving and some mild controversy

My Goals for 2014

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I don’t believe in ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. They insinuate that you can only make changes to your life once a year, then when you inevitably don’t stick to the changes you choose, you can have 11 months off. That’s just not how I operate.

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Things I’ve Learned From My Toddler


Marlowe is 2.5 years old. He has blonde hair and huge blue eyes and he’s the best person in the world.

I’m lucky enough to be his dad, which means I get to spend quite a bit of time with him. It’s educational. Not just because I’m always learning how to be a better father (mainly through trial and error) but because seeing how he interacts with the world and how he responds to situations is a constant education.

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My Top 5 Guitar Influences

Jimi Hendrix

We are largely the sum of our influences, and while it’s not just guitarists that have formed the way I approach playing the guitar, I thought it might be fun to list out the top 5 axe-slingers who’ve helped me formulate my own style, and also admit where I’ve nicked techniques and ideas. See if you can spot the following next time you see me play!

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My Top 5 Tips for Guitarists

The 02

I‘ve been a gigging guitarist for over 20 years, and I’ve made all the mistakes you can possibly make. If you’re new to the guitar, or even if you’ve been playing a while, here’s my top 5 tips for getting the most out of being an axe slinger.

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Berlin Black debut album – pledge now


The band I play guitar for – Berlin Black – are currently running a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the recording and release of our debut album. It would be great if you could get involved and pledge, you’ll be helping an independent act out, and getting yourself some exclusive goodies in the process!

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