November 22, 2019
Tom Quayle and Martin Miller are spearheading a wave of young guitarists who are out to change the game. Combining a commitment to technique, a passion for jazz harmony and a love for the shred & fusion greats, they've forged an incredible sound that's as precise as it is dynamic.
Tom Quayle started playing at the age of 15, initially preferring rock styles before gravitating towards jazz and fusion. He graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2002, and set about leaving his mark on the guitar world. He's since performed with the likes of John Petrucci, Dweezil Zappa, Greg Howe and many more.
Martin Miller studied at the renowned Carl-Maria-von-Weber college of music in Dresden, Germany, where he cut his teeth on the local performance circuit. Since then, he's hosted clinics and masterclasses worldwide and contributed to countless guitar tuition sits, becoming an invaluable resource for musicians everywhere.
Both now Ibanez artists with their own signature guitars, Tom & Martin stopped by the Andertons studio to give us the lowdown!
November 15, 2019
Dan Steinhardt and Mick Taylor have become household names in the guitar community. With their popular 'That Pedal Show' YouTube channel becoming a hub for stompbox fanatics seeking valuable insight into their favourite circuits and designs, there's actually far more to the dynamic duo than just their successful video content.
While Dan is the founder of 'The GigRig' - a company that specialises in pedalboard solutions and manufactures the acclaimed G2 switching system; Mick spent years working for guitar magazines as a journalist, and also co-hosted our 'Acoustic Paradiso' video series on Andertons TV!
The 'That Pedal Show' pair popped down to our video studio to share stories about their musical journeys and more with the always-inquisitive Captain Anderton. Going way back and speaking about their inspirations, Dan and Mick also talk vintage gear and their favourite pedal builders.
November 13, 2019
Steve Vai – a true living legend. With over 15 million album sold and three Grammy awards under his belt, he’s among the most decorated musicians of all time. He’s also one of the nicest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing!
Sit back and enjoy over an hour of pure wisdom, from guitar practice techniques to profound life lessons – and everything in between. Vai goes into detail about his first musical steps in a non-musical family, learning guitar with Joe Satriani, embracing being an instrumental frontman and much more. Thanks for stopping by Steve!
November 8, 2019
Tora Dahle Aagård is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and Chapman artist that is making waves – not just in her native Norway, but across the music industry. She combines incredible, highly technical guitar playing with a musicality and presence that belies her 24 years of age. Tora views the guitar as not just a separate musical entity, but as an extension of her vocals. It's this unique view that has helped to separate her from the rest of her peers.
In this wide-ranging interview, The Captain and Tora discuss everything from musical influences, why she decided to pick up the guitar in the first place, and her new album. Tora even gives us a first-hand demonstration using her excellent Chapman V2 ML1 Traditional Standard! Enjoy...
November 5, 2019
Guitar lovers. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds and tales of the legend that is Eric Gales. In this episode of The Captain Meets, Lee sits down with this incredible blues-rock guitarist and gets deep in conversation about the players past, present and future.
In this beautifully honest interview, Eric talks us through some of his more recent releases, has his first encounter with a looper pedal (spoiler, it's unreal) and treats us to some all-round inspiring jams.
A truly inspirational individual and one hell of a player. We thoroughly enjoyed having him join us!
November 1, 2019
Rabea has worked with Andertons for a long time now, but do we really know the man behind the afro? The baritone-wielding guitar virtuoso lets us into his crazy world of music.
Growing up in Leeds with musical parents, Rabea began his musical journey as a drummer before being forced out of action and onto the guitar. Rabea slowly but surely discovered his unique blend of heavy riffing and bluesy lead playing. Now he’s a full-on guitar gear nerd, Chapman Guitars signature artist, lead guitarist in instrumental band Toska and Andertons presenter.