My initial stint as a Los Angeles session guitarist consisted of going for high profile auditions, and being considered as a guitarist for X Factor USA. I also recorded for a musical and for a movie soundtrack.

More recently I have recorded for Terry McDermott (runner up on The Voice) with x4 Grammy winning Duran Duran producer John Jones and have recorded on a number of projects with one of Pink Floyd’s engineer/producers at a major LA recording studio, including a session with Steve Ferrone. I was also involved in an extensive European tour with Queen Kwong who’s members include Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Fred Sablan (Marilyn Manson), Carré Callaway and Hayden C. Scott.

I have also been working with a music publisher on a global basis, which include writing credits on songs which have gained national radio air play and charted at the top spot in various iTunes charts (globally) as well as working with an LA based company composing film music and have had placements on major networks such as MTV.

Music Background / Education:

Being inspired to pick up the guitar after binging on my brother’s music collection, I enrolled at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford in the U.K. In my first year, I gained a diploma in Contemporary Popular Music Performance with a Distinction and was also an award winning guitarist with a year’s endorsement to Ernie Ball.

Whilst studying for my music degree, I was chosen to perform live with Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I was taught by many leading professional guitarists within the industry and developed playing in a range of styles including Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal, Latin, Reggae, Jazz etc. Some of the other key skills gained while studying at ACM were in pre production, post production, technical and stylistic development, music business, music law, music theory, live performance, sight reading, creative improvisation, composition and arrangement, and musical direction.

I enjoy touring, recording in the studio and can perform under pressure whether it be in a live, recording or song writing situation. I have an extensive live performance experience and I continue to enjoy gigging, touring and recording on both sides of the Atlantic.