Hitting the road
I am a professional backline technician, musician, songwriter, and also offer a come-to-you guitar setup service. My main instruments are drums and guitar, both of which I have played professionally for a variety of bands and performers.
I have been very lucky to have worked with some of the most prestigious artists in the music business, including The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Mumford & Sons (my current campaign), plus many many more. Read the full list.
In my spare time I am also a songwriter, creating music in many different genres for artists and various other publishing domains.
During my career I have been fortunate to work for some of the very best musicians, songwriters and other technicians in the music business.
My touring technician services mainly include all aspects of guitars and drums for some of the leading names in the industry (but more recently this has included banjo! – I’m currently writing this from the road on a world tour with Mumford & Sons – see below)
I have also had the pleasure to play with some incredible musicians during my career – some you may know well, some you may not.
Honky Tonk Woman Live with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Hampton Court, 2008
From an early age I’ve always been interested in making music, and when I’m not on the road any downtime I do get I spend writing for personal use, as well as writing for various publishing projects, plus I’ve been very lucky to collaborate with some of the most renowned musicians in the world.
When I’m not on the road I also offer a guitar setup home service.
Initial call out charge of £50 of which in which I will review and record the current guitar set up on arrival and then discuss on what can be done to get your guitar playing at it’s absolute best.
The following prices should be treated as a guide only. Please call or email for further details or to discuss your guitar issues.
Prices do not include parts and consumables.
GUITAR RESTRING SERVICE, from £25
This basic service alone can really make a difference to how your instrument plays and sounds.
Any basic minor tweaks that may be needed to improve set up will be made. This includes truss rod, bridge and nut adjustment.
GUITAR ACTION / INTONATION SERVICE, from £40
As above, plus improving playability and intonation.
FULL GUITAR SERVICE/SET-UP from £60 (Acoustic Guitars) £65 (Electric Guitars)
Adjustment for optimal action for your instrument & personal playing style
Nut – check/adjust/cut
Bridge & saddles – check/adjust/cut
Lubricate all mechanical moving parts
Check & adjust truss rod
Before & after measurements provided
New strings included (except specialist + bass)
Complimentary clean of your instrument
Prices will vary for each job and a quotation will be given on request. An exact quotation cannot be given until the instrument has been thoroughly inspected but you can be sure that no work will be carried out until we have discussed the nature and cost of the proposed work. Should the need for additional work become apparent during a repair, that work will not be carried out without full disclosure and agreement.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more or to book in your guitar service.
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
– Andy Fairweather-Low
– Albert Lee
– Beverly Skeete
– Chris Stainton
– Dave Bronze
– Frank Mead
– Georgie Fame
– Geraint Watkins
– Graham Broad
– Mike Sanchez
– Nick Payne
– Terry Taylor
Florence & the Machine
Little Green Cars
Mumford & Sons
The Rolling Stones
Ten Years After
The Ting Tings
Chas n Dave
Country Joe MacDonald
Curiosity Killed the Cat
The Real Thing