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Mr Blue Sky (Charity Single)

Mr Blue Sky (Charity Single)

Earlier this year I got asked to play the guitar parts for a re-recording of ELO’s monster hit ‘Mr Blue Sky’.

The proceeds of the recording were to go to a Cancer Research charity, after the sudden death of a local father. His two sons thought it’d be a great idea to record his favourite song, ‘Mr Blue Sky’.

The lovely guys at Vale studios got involved and put a group of musicians together to perform the backing as close to the original as possible, with the vocals being provided by the son’s entire school year. The final result sounds awesome, and is raising some much needed money for a really great cause. It even got Jeff Lynne’s approval!

Have a look at the video here,

and if you’d like to buy a copy to help raise as much as possible, then copy and paste the links below:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mr.-blue-sky-single/id1005610274?ls=1

https://www.facebook.com/MrBlueSkyAppeal

New Music & Videos

New Music & Videos

Hola!

First off… miracles have happened. Cyanide Later have released new music! – Incredible I know. This one has some monstrous riffs and some pretty insane signature changes. All in all, it was an awesome session, and great fun to lay down guitars for. Recorded at our studio, mixed expertly by Mike McGreal and mastered by Tom Waterman.

Give it some ear time here:

More music news…

I’m also finishing up the editing on some new YouTube lessons – lots of diverse and challenging content there, as well as some product videos for the lovely Richards Guitars which will be going live in the next couple of weeks. Videos will be posted on the site once they’re public.

Enjoy the new tune, let me know what you think!

James

Regular Updates you said…

Regular Updates you said…

Hello all!

I’m really not getting the hang of this regular update malarkey am I?! Oh well!

It’s been a great couple of months since the last update. I’m really pleased with how the Youtube channel is progressing (GuitaristBaz) – go hit subscribe if you’ve not already! Lots of free HD Guitar walkthroughs of some fantastic solos with backing tracks and tabs provided. The next two are going to be great, particularly challenging if you’ve been finding the current ones too easy! 😉 I’ll be starting to add some more generalised lessons on technique and other aspects of guitar playing, as well as some gear demos as the subs start to roll in, so please share the channel if you like what I’m trying to do! I’m always interested to hear suggestions for content so do get in touch if there’s something you’d like me to cover…just don’t suggest anything that’s already been done to death!

I’ve received loads of great feedback on the latest session promo video which is fantastic, two new agency signings off the back of that so I’m very happy indeed, looking forward to working with some new artists through those guys.

I’ve been busy in the studio running remote sessions for producers who need guitar parts for their artists’ tracks, it’s been great fun doing some diverse tunes, and a few are due to be released soon so I’m looking forward to sharing those with you. One is already up for a pretty huge placement so fingers crossed all round! Emily Browne’s debut album is currently being mixed which I played guitar on earlier this year, and I’ve been in the studio with the wrong type of guitar (bass!) recording for The Blacklist Saints debut album, which is well on the way to being finished.

Gigs have been aplenty as well, tons of bookings for The Playlist Function band, and I’m really pleased to be gigging with Lisbee Stainton and her fantastically talented band. The first few shows went very well, and I’m looking forward to the next run in November.

Lots of new stuff coming soon!

Just gonna leave this here… hit that red button, and tell your mates to do the same!

https://www.youtube.com/user/GuitaristBaz/about

Upcoming shows:

Blacklist Saints – The Vault, Rugby (Supporting Eureka Machines) – 15th Nov
Lisbee Stainton – Banbury Mill Arts Centre – 19th Nov
– Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe – 20th Nov
– Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – 21st Nov