New Release: Shadowman

April 5, 2019

Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling […]

1958 Fender Bassman Amp

July 9, 2018

Fender Bassman Amp 1958 serial number BM00932 Original Tweed 4×10 Fender Bassman amplifiers from the late 1950s are among the holy grail of all guitar amps, even though they were originally designed as a bass amp […]

Espresso Martino CD

May 28, 2018

New CD album – 10 tracks – some old – some new. This is a very limited pressing – available at gigs (including Mentals gigs) and selected shops. This is not available for download, only hard […]

Studio stories: The Missing Guitar

January 23, 2018

I’d just finished a recording session and the producer says “while you’re here can you do a quick guitar track on this song for me?” We listen to the song and decide that a Fender […]

Studio stories: The Singer

January 6, 2018

When you’re booked for a studio session often you don’t meet the featured artist until you arrive at the session. In this case the sessions were over a few days. The first few days were […]

Studio stories: The Overdub

December 29, 2017

Back in the 1990s when I was doing quite a few recording sessions as a guitar player some interesting situations and requests would arise. One day I received a call from a producer who wanted […]

MXR Phase 90

November 24, 2017

MXR Phase 90 original 70s model serial number 118271 Some time in the mid 70s I went to a Perth music store that I used to frequent and they had these new guitar pedals, MXR. There […]

About the Makua Beach video

May 21, 2017

The Makua Beach video was shot on location at Makua Beach (hence the song title) in Hawaii by master underwater videographer Ray Hollowell in 2011. We wanted to capture the feel of Hawaii in both […]

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