Author Archives: Richard Perkins

About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.

Calling all guitarists – Sky Arts presents ‘Guitar Star’

Pick up a plectrum and crank the volume up to eleven – Sky Arts have launched ​Guitar Star, a major new competition to search for a world-class guitarist. Sky Arts are searching the UK and Ireland for extraordinary guitar players who are … Continue reading

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Fender Celebrates 60 Years of the Stratocaster [Video]

Fender has created a brand new video to celebrate the Stratocaster’s 60th anniversary. The clip features appearances by some of the Stratocaster’s most famous endorsees, including; Jeff Beck, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills, Jim Root, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Raphael … Continue reading

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Movember 2013: Bath Guitar School’s Richard Perkins Dons A Tony Iommi Style Mo For Cancer Charity

This November I took part in my second Movember moustache growing campaign – in 2011 I grew a Frank Zappa style Mo! This year I grew a Tony Iommi style Mo and chose to grow an Iommi Mo because Tony himself … Continue reading

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Steve Vai to return to the UK this August

American virtuoso guitar player Steve Vai will return to the UK  at the end of August (2013) after the success of his Story of Light world tour and eighth studio album, ‘The Story of Light’. Vai’s newly announced tour will … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to NASA Rover Curiosity: Top songs about the Red Planet Mars

Today NASA celebrates the first anniversary of their roving robot, Curiosity, on the planet Mars. As geeks and boffins rejoice and sing happy birthday for this great scientific and technological triumph, I give you a run down of the top … Continue reading

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Stuart Ryan releases new tuition book ‘The Tradition’

Stuart Ryan – ‘The Tradition’ – Reels, Jigs and Airs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar Guitar Techniques’ acoustic columnist Stuart Ryan has just released ‘The Tradition’, a new Book/CD of acoustic fingerstyle arrangements. Describing the book, Stuart says “There is … Continue reading

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Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World

Check out this fantastic story of the Wah pedal. Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss … Continue reading

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