Mamma Mia Regional Tour NZ 2016 Pictures and Video

Had a great time playing in Mamma Mia with fantastic cast/crew/musicians. The season flew past really quickly and really enjoyed playing through all the tracks every night. I managed to get a couple of pictures with the band mates and also put together a quick video (link under pictures) of the first act of the show, giving you an idea of what I had to play:

Mamma Mia First Act Guitar Orchestra Pit

New Video

I have been a fan of many different session guitar players like Tim Pierce and Brent Mason over the years, but discovered another player this year called Ryan Haberfield. He plays for Jessie J in her live shows and he also does a lot session work. Anyway, I seen him upload a video clip on Instagram of him playing a solo for Doug Harper (session drummer). I thought it sounded great and decided to try use my ear and pick up as much as I could from the video to try learn it. It’s not something I would usually play as it does have a bit of ‘shredding’ in it, but I always like to try keep my chops up in all genres. Ryan saw the video I uploaded and commented on it saying “Cheers man! Great Job”.

Here it is, testing out the new Japanese strat. Hope you enjoy:

 

Ryan’s comment below:

ryan haberfield comment

In other news, I have also been setting up a lovely 89 USA made Fender Strat for a friend. Almost there, just waiting on a new nut arriving that I ordered and it will be playing lovely! Here it is next to my 90 Japanese Strat:

usa and japanese strat

More FM Radio

Happy New Year all!

I’m hopefully going to try upload smaller ‘news’ posts more often rather than just uploading large updates to catch up with everything after a long period of time.

Here is a little video I recorded a couple of months ago for some fun. It’s the solo from ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Thin Lizzy. A simple little solo, but has a great groove to it:


I also recently played at the More FM radio station with Jazzi Axton, which was a lot of fun! We played a mashup of “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Bust Your Windows” as part of the breakfast show. You can see the full performance below: