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06 Feb 2014

Aziz Ibrahim to appear at GBGS14

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‘Lord Of The Strings’ aka Aziz Ibrahim.
Former Stone Roses and Ian Brown band guitarist/co-writer, Aziz Ibrahim has one of the most unusual musical histories and styles any artist could hope for. A man who can make any guitar sound like a sitar, koto or sarangi and then launch into Hendrix, Metallica or Prince the next. The years have seen him grow in strength as a songwriter, singer and producer.
Years in reggae bands, suited up in Simply Red, the only Asian in prog’ rockers ‘Asia’, the only muslim in ‘The Christians’ (briefly as in a few hours), experimental with JBK, Yukihiro Takahashi, (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and recently the Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) band.
Song writing has been the key that shapes this musician e.g numerous writing credits Ian Brown(various albums), Paul Weller (with 2 songs on his new no 1 selling album) and Akala (brother of Miss Dynamite) to name a few.
From All that came ‘Aziz’. A 2 piece power rock acoustic and Tabla Psychedelic frenzy of ‘Asian Blues’ when he joined forces with tabla maestro Dalbar Singh Rattan (the tabla jedi-Leeds born living in Birmingham).

08 Nov 2013

Tickets for GBGS14 now on sale

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The website has been updated with the exhibitor list and tickets are now on sale

20 Feb 2013

Ticket Sales

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Due to us going onsite for build up on Friday, the Ticket Factory will take the Advance sales off line mid Friday afternoon. Tickets will still be available on the door over the weekend.

We were told that Beyonce’s tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) and there may be some delay as they are expecting an internet and telephone meltdown, so please bear with them. Ticket sales we can only dream of…

19 Feb 2013

Gretsch Guitars Confirmed

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Gretsch Guitars (part of the Fender Musical Instruments Corp.) will have a very special stand at the Great British Guitar Show…

14 Feb 2013

Alex Hutchings will be on the Rotosound Stand

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World renowned guitarist, Alex Hutchings, will be appearing at the Rotosound stand at this year’s Great British Guitar Show.

Over the last twelve years Alex has performed with numerous jazz groups, pop outfits, orchestras as well as his own projects and has composed for the BBC, ITV and Cable Networks. He will be appearing at the Rotosound stand demonstrating the new eight string set of Rotosound strings, showing his mastery of a whole host of complicated techniques which include sweep picking, long legato lines and complex chord changes.

This year’s show takes place 23rd and 24th February at Bingley Hall with Alex performing alongside top bass player Nigel Clutterbuck at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on both days.

12 Feb 2013

Elliott Randall to appear on Saturday 23rd

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Steely Dan’s Premier Guitarist Elliott Randall will be on the Madison & Fifth stand on Saturday 23rd between 11.30 and 3.30

12 Feb 2013

Fret King Presents John Verity

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A stalwart of the British blues rock scene for more than 40 years, John Verity cut his teeth touring the US back in the 60s and 70s and sharing stages with legendary acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin.

By the time he was 23, John had released his first solo album, The John Verity Band, before being asked to front the classic UK rock outfit Argent.

After Argent, John put together Phoenix with Jim Rodford and Bob Henrit (of Argent and Kinks fame, among others). Decades spent as a session man or producer for the likes of Motörhead, Saxon, Ringo Starr, Russ Ballard, BowWowWow, Keith Emerson, Mike Rutherford, The Searchers, and many more have given him a discerning ear for the killer tone.

John’s current band features members of The Kinks, The Shadows and Wishbone Ash. They tour the UK and Europe constantly, playing some of John’s favourite blues material, some of which features on his 2012 release It’s A Mean Old Scene.

A tone hound, perfectionist, and experienced player, John has embedded in his very soul the ultimate tone for the classic, double cut 3 single coil pickup guitar. His knowledge and Trev Wilkinson’s expertise have created the Fret-King Black Label Corona JV, John’s ultimate personal guitar.

08 Feb 2013

D’Addario Present Rodney Branigan

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D”Addario will have Rodney Branigan performing at the Great British Guitar Show, you can check out Rodney’s quite amazing playing here

31 Jan 2013

New Guitars From John Birch

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Legendary UK name John Birch Guitars are to show two new ranges of guitars at The Great British Guitar Show. The two lines are retro vintage and holographic guitars.

29 Jan 2013

Marshall to UK Launch Slash AFD 5W at GBGS

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Straight from NAMM, The Great British Guitar Show will be the first time Slash’s new collaboration with Marshall will be seen in the UK. More details to come soon