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Mr Andy Turnbull
Mr Andy Turnbull

Biography

I have extensive concert experience; supporting hundreds of international acts, festival appearances, and quite a few headline shows too. I have in depth knowledge of multiple styles of guitar playing; in particular, flamenco, Spanish classical, bottleneck blues, folk, but also Rock, pop and multiple others.

I have played the guitar since I was 8 years old, predominately self-taught, and gone through many different musical phases. By the age of 12 I could imitate anybody on the electric guitar, I could play pieces by people such as Stevie Ray Vaughen and Joe Satriani. I moved on to finger picking in my late teens; steel string acoustic as well as classical. Then I went to study flamenco guitar for 6 months in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 2007. As you can see I have no formal qualifications in music. But what I lack in this respect I make up for in experience and self- gained knowledge.

I have been teaching, off and on, for over twenty years to all ages and abilities and have had hundreds of satisfied students over the years.

Informal, comfortable lessons are a fun way progress in music. However, I do believe in raising the bar. If a student is at a certain level, I aim to raise the level during each lesson so that there is a constant process of growth. I think it is important to learn the pieces you want to learn and realize that it is within your grasp if you put the work in and enjoy doing so.

I have worked with a number of bands over the years - most notably, the now obsolete, BALAO and I'm currently part of delta blues duo MONKEY JUNK. I also gives flamenco/Spanish classical recitals under the stage name of El Niño del Toon (a name given to him by Maestro Jose Luis Balao).

I have done studio session work for many producers in the North-East of England. I have played on multiple Hip-Hop, Folk, Blues, Bossanova, House, Trance and Dub-Step recordings.

I have supported many international artists such as Vetiver, Little Wings (Kyle Field), Wild Birds and Peace Drums, Jana Hunter, Phosphorescent, Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny, Bob Log III, Lone Pigeon, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, Joe Gideon and the Shark, to name but a few.

Contact Andy

Address: Jesmond
Jesmond Vale
Newcastle Upon TYNE
Northumberland
NE2 1HR
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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