Steve Rothery joined Marillion in 1979 at the age of nineteen, After sales of over 10 million albums and thirty years of touring the world with Marillion & The Wishing Tree, his experience is second to none. In recent years Steve has given guitar clinics and production workshops and was inspired by the success of these to form the British Guitar Academy. The aim of the BGA is to pass on the knowledge and experience of a range of professional guitarists to a younger generation of players.
A pro guitarist, writer and producer from the UK. Matt has worked for the last 12 years as a session player/touring player and has toured/performed throughout the world. As a player Matt is currently working with Bonnie Tyler, but has also performed/worked with Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), 5ive, Tony Hadley, Marillion, Wishing Tree, Sam Brown, Paul Carrack, Steve Hogarth, Chris Difford, Chris Neil, Mickey Most, Nick Davis to name a few.
London based session guitarist, Michael Casswell has worked all his adult life in the music industry as a professional guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer. He has been signed to major labels such as RCA America, MCA, Universal and Polygram.
A guitar player/composer Rob has been playing and writing in the band Jamiroquai for the last 6 years and has also recorded for artists Beverly Knight, Kylie Minogue, The Young Punx, Mark Owen, Gary Numan, Lethal Bizzle, Colin Blunstone, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Pasadenas, Uniting Nations plus others. Songwriting projects include Mark Owen, Danism, Jennifer Paige. During downtime with the band Rob is currently working on an as yet untitled album project with a couple of the guys from Jamiroquai...
Aziz Ibrahim is a British professional musician, born in Longsight, Manchester to Pakistani parents. He is best known for his work as guitarist with Simply Red, Asia, The Stone Roses, Ian Brown, Steven Wilson, the h-band, and Paul Weller to name
Daniel Steinhardt brings to the BGA a wealth of knowledge and experience in
Dave Gregory was the lead guitarist of XTC, from immediately prior to the recording of the Drums and Wires LP in 1979 to his eventually leaving the band in 1999. He also contributed keyboards and backing vocals to their work. Gregory is now a member of the group Tin Spirits, which features ex 'Stamford Amp' singer Mark Kilminster and also guitarist Daniel Steinhardt and drummer Douglas Mussard.
From picking the guitar up at the age of 7 to the present day, Dave has calculated that he has spent more time playing the guitar than anything else, (apart from sleeping, breathing and eating). Dave (aka The Dave) is the guitarist for UK progressive rock band Mr. So & So as well as being a member of the Wishing Tree live band. Dave's debut album 'Gravity' displays his unique guitar playing style as well as his ability to write and arrange great songs.