Artist View

Andy James/ Solo artist

For some time Andy James has been widely regarded as one of the U.K.’s rising stars in the world of Shred & Metal guitar. Now, Andy James has undeniably earned himself a place among the very best in the world.

As a major contributor to “Lick Library” - the benchmark for Web and DVD based guitar instruction - Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. Not only can he be fo...und mastering others’ techniques but, influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz, Andy is incredibly skilled as a songwriter, as heard on solo albums ‘In the Wake of Chaos’ and ‘Machine’ as well as his contribution to his band Sacred Mother Tongue.

It hasn’t taken long for Andy James’ name to become a leading light in the world of Metal guitar; now fully endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and ESP Guitars, Andy can be found holding workshops and master-classes as far afield as the Los Angeles N.A.M.M. show or Frankfurt Music Messe and it has just been confirmed that 2012 will see the release his very own Andy James custom signature ESP guitars.

Andy is currently preparing to release his self titled third solo album before heading out on a UK tour with Sacred Mother Tongue and then hitting the festivals prior to the release of their second hotly anticipated album. Coupled with this frenzy of activity Andy will also be releasing a series of books which will be available towards the latter part of 2011.

Be it workshops, exhibitions or with Sacred Mother Tongue, seeing this man live is a must. To witness first hand the sound, the dynamic, the dexterity and the speed with which he plays live on stage is a site to behold and is the personification of what has made Andy James world-renowned in his field, and this year the world is his fretboard.

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