Editing & Arranging

I have edited and arranged music for over a hundred different music publications ranging from exact album transcriptions to mixed folios and ‘Play Guitar With’ audio lead books. This has included work for, amongst others, Coldplay, Oasis, Bon Jovi, David Gilmour, Nine Inch Nails and Paul Simon.

The following photo wall contains a number of publications that I have worked on.

Editing & Arranging Portfolio

 

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Hot Club Ensemble

Our vibrant Hot Club Ensemble play Gypsy Jazz and Swing from the 1930’s and 1940’s. The flexible line-up features guitars, fiddle, bass and drums and are represented by a number of leading London agencies where we’re enjoying the current popularity and resurgence of this energetic entertaining style.

Performing for clients as diverse as Ernst and Young, Toyota, Chicago Bears and American Express, we’re equally adept at soulful subtle background music or sensational swing floor fillers.

Please visit http://www.hotclubensemble.com/ for further information.

Sweet Georgia Brown

Minor Swing

ABOUT

I began learning the guitar when I was ten. My interest in music was heavily inspired by my Dad’s record collection and, as a result, I was convinced that the guitar was the instrument for me. I formed a band with friends before even being able to play a note and, instead of using a guitar, I mimed to songs using a tennis racket. Fortunately, I soon acquired an electric guitar and began weekly lessons.

I loved learning the guitar and practised hard in between lessons. My band performed at school concerts, local music events including the famous ‘Rox on the Prom’ festival and we even won a national battle of the bands competition on Channel 4 judged by John Peel.

It wasn’t until the age of fifteen that I started to seriously contemplate a career in music and I was lucky enough to spend the next few years studying with Richard Chapman, the author of The Complete Guitarist. Studying with Richard changed my life and exposed me to a new approach to guitar playing. He pushed me hard and I studied jazz and music theory in depth. I was regularly practising up to five hours a day on top of my school work.

At eighteen I moved to London and studied for a degree in Music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Goldsmiths exposed me to classical music and opened my mind to new compositional ideas and approaches. I also continued to work hard at my guitar playing, regularly performing with a ten piece funk band, completing a dissertation exploring the notion that the guitar is undeveloped as a harmonic instrument, and gaining a First in Guitar Performance. After my degree I stayed a further year at Goldsmiths where I completed a Masters degree in Contemporary Music studying the confluence of modern classical music and jazz.

After completing my Masters degree, I took up the position of Guitar Editor at Music Sales Limited. This provided me with first hand experience of the music industry, and the business and commercial side of music. My role as Guitar Editor allowed me to edit and arrange a wide range of music and I was required to liaise with many high profile artists to ensure their work was represented accurately.

I left Music Sales to concentrate more on my own playing and I’ve been working as a freelance guitarist since. I’ve worked on many different projects including working with members of The Cure and Placebo and performing across the UK and abroad playing at Glastonbury and The Secret Garden Party along with venues in Europe and Asia. Other recent work includes presenting a series of guitar tuition DVDs, and freelance editing and arranging for a number of publications.

In 2015 I finished my first solo album titled ‘Two Colours’ comprised of nine instrumental tracks which is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Having spent a lot of timing working with other artists on their music it was really rewarding to work on my own compositions and I’m currently working on some acoustic compositions.