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Lead guitarist and petrolhead with Scottish Industrial rock trio Metaltech (and our alter-ego folk band Acoustech)

  • headlined the Orkney Rock Festival in 2014
  • nominated for Best Metal Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2011 (came 2nd)
  • nominated for Best Group and Best Loud Track at the Scottish New Music Awards 2011

Been gigging for 25 years, taught guitar on and off. Played a lot of the Scottish music festivals (Rock Ness, Wickerman, Belladrum etc), supported bands like Alec Empire, KMFDM, Angelspit, Psydoll. Headlined all over Scotland.

Website - http://www.metaltech.me

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/metaltech

Check out our videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/Metaltechtheband

Play classical, rock, blues, metal, spanish, slide...

On stage usually use Ibanez (7 string RG7321 and Joe Satriani signature models), or a 1989 Charvel Predator with a Dimebucker pickup through a Line 6 HD500 and a DigiTech Whammy, sometimes with a CryBaby. For the songs requiring fire I use a BC Rich Warlock with pyro attachments!

Generally DI'ed straight into the venue backline, or where we need to amplify - generally Marshall heads through Laney 4x10s.


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revised Can the “music of the spheres” be applied (or projected) to instrumental music?
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revised Can the “music of the spheres” be applied (or projected) to instrumental music?
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Feb
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answered Can the “music of the spheres” be applied (or projected) to instrumental music?
Feb
15
reviewed Reviewed What does the distance between a pickup and strings do for the sound?
Feb
15
comment What does the distance between a pickup and strings do for the sound?
This doesn't answer the question, and is in fact not correct. All players have different preferences for string height.
Feb
15
reviewed Leave Open Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
Feb
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What factors affect the loudness of a drum?
Feb
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comment What factors affect the loudness of a drum?
According to our drummer: hitting it hard:-)
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the savart unit in Persian music theory?
Feb
9
revised Blues or not to Blues
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Feb
8
reviewed Close To sing is good for ear training, but is it crucial?
Feb
8
reviewed Close Chords to fit notes
Feb
8
reviewed Close Andy Timmons Dimarzio AT1 pickup sound
Feb
8
reviewed Close Drum machine with an API (Ruby would be awesome!)
Feb
8
reviewed Excellent What is “Sonata-Allegro form” and what other similar forms should I be aware of?
Feb
8
reviewed Excellent How do I play this ornament/slur? (Guitar Tab)
Feb
8
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Feb
8
reviewed Excellent “Andalusian cadences”: How are they commonly heard?
Feb
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reviewed Excellent How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
Feb
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reviewed Excellent Can people really sight-read advanced pieces?