You may be aware that Chris Buck recently started using Victory Amplifiers. But do you know why?
Here's Chris in his own words, discussing his decision to move to Victory.
Spoiler alert! It just may have something to do with Guitar Breaks.........
Oh, and there's also some pretty darned tasty playing too, so make sure you watch to the end!
Want the chance to win an amazing gig bag or some top strings? Here it is!
We are so excited about being joined by Matt Schofield and Ariel Posen for The Blues Special guitar adventure in Italy, May 12-18, that we wanted to give you the chance to win some great stuff!
So we have partnered with the lovely people at Reunion Blues and Curt Mangan to give you the opportunity.
To be entered into the draw and be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is click here and fill out the form.
The winners' names will be pulled out of a hat and announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages on Monday 11th March 2019. GOOD LUCK!
Well that was quick! The Blues Special with Matt Schofield and Ariel Posen is full booked.
Congrats to those who got in and commiserations to the peeps who missed out..... If you want to find out first about our next Guitar Breaks guitar adventure, register now! Visit: www.guitar-breaks.com
THE GUITAR BREAKS BLUES SPECIAL - LIPPIANO, ITALY. 12th - 18th May, 2019
We are delighted to announce that you can book now for the Blues Special with Matt Schofield and Ariel Posen. From the 12th to the 18th May 2019 on the stunning Tuscany Umbria border.
Check Matt out here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vlKHkOvmZc
British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 3 times
Induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame
Voted Blues Album of the Year (2011) Mojo Magazine
Guitar & Bass magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists
“The UK’s most exciting blues guitar player.” Guitarist Magazine
Check Ariel out here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLGgLUTg65o
WHAT THEY SAY:
"I couldn’t believe it when I heard Ariel’s record. I knew he was a great guitar player, but DANG IT....he’s really really good....!" Cory Wong (Vulfpeck)
"When I hear Ariel’s music it makes me excited about music. He is an amazing soulful musician. And a wonderful person." Kirk Fletcher
Guitar Breaks is your opportunity to spend a week in beautiful surroundings learning, jamming and hanging with some of today's great guitarists. What are you waiting for?
Well, it's not something that happens every day! However it's great when it does.
Mick and Dan had Peter Honoré as their special guest and they were discussing Pete's new pedal The Dane, which he had designed with pedal legends ThorpyFX.
And that's when it happened.......... ;-0
All is revealed in the short video below. Proud? You bet!
Keep an eye on www.guitar-breaks.com for more guitar-related shenanigans! See you soon!
September 20 - 24. Brighton, England
We have been asked many times where and when our next Guitar Breaks event will be......... So here it is!
Where is it?
Yep, Guitar Breaks is getting back out on the road! And this time we are heading to the funky city of Brighton, on England's south coast. We will be staying at the boutique and very rock 'n roll Hotel Pelirocco.
What is The Long Weekender?
Starting just before and finishing just after a weekend (!), it gives those who can't commit to the full week experience the chance to get some serious guitar time in without taking too much annual leave. Makes sense, right? ;-)
When is it?
Dates for the Long Weekender are confirmed as 20th to 24th of September 2018.
What's the focus of The Long Weekender?
Working with some of our great friends and musicians in the music industry, we are planning to help you develop your chops, tone and technique and then put them into a band context.
Who's going to be there?
Inspiring players and awesome communicators are absolutely central to the Guitar Breaks experience, as you can see from our previous special guests.
We are delighted to announce that our good friend and total legend PETER HONORÉ is joining us in Brighton!
**More names to be announced as they are confirmed, so watch this space.
If you are interested in getting involved and want to book, then don't delay. Drop us a message to say 'I'm interested and want to book'!!
Well, the Guitar Spring Break in Italy is now officially over and sufficed to say it was a pretty special week. We welcomed guitar players from all over Europe to our secret hideaway hotel, located on the Tuscany/Umbria border region of Italy. Plus we were delighted to welcome our special guest players, Ariel Posen and Chris Buck for the week. Here's a breakdown of how things went:
Day #1 was a doozy! After a long lazy dinner and perhaps a glass of wine on Sunday evening, the guitarists set straight to it first thing Monday. Topics covered included singing your solos, channelling your inner Hendrix and getting your guitars set up with local luthier Luigi Valenti. What's not to love!?!
Day #2 and the guys had been knuckling down! Starting with a brief recap of the day before, then straight into a Slide Session with Ariel and Better Blues with Chris. The afternoon was spent building the Pedalboard of Doom!
Day #3 and there was rhythm in the house.
Focussing on developing great timing, groovy chordal playing and playing rhythm as lead. The day was capped off with a visit from Luca, Nicola and Roberto from Longstone and then a late evening sing-song!
Day #4 and morning was spent touristing around classic Tuscan hill towns. Then back to the hotel for some serious pre-gig rehearsing.
And then it was Live, Live, Live! Hitting the stage at Bar IL Pretino - Lippiano for an International Night of Guitar, with backing band Silvia Milli (vocals), Alessio Boncompagni (drums) and Andrea Matteaggi (bass).
A great night was had by all! !
Day #5 of Guitar Breaks and the last day of groovy guitar-related activity.
A slow start to the day after the night before (!) The guys spent some time in small groups trading solos and comping chords. We were also delighted to welcome Chicco Bellini from Gurus Amps and Emilio Massari from Cornerstone. A total pedal fest!
Then finally just enough time for some photos in the sunshine before dinner, and then its all over for another Guitar Breaks.
Spending time with lovely people playing guitar. What's not to love about that?
If you want to join us on our next adventure, visit www.guitar-breaks.com or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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