The Jay & Jerry Show.
The Jay & Jerry Show features two session guitarists,
• Jay Stapley (www.jaystapley.co.uk whose credits include Roger Waters, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Scott Walker, Slim Whitman, David Allen Coe, Kirsty McColl, David Dundas, Westernhagen, The Proclaimers, David Mead, Henning Staerk, Toyah Wilcox, Shakin’ Stevens, Bucks Fizz, Peter Jay, Michael Kamen, Oh Laura, Athena Andreadis, etc. Film + TV soundtracks including “Withnail and I”, “How to get Ahead in Advertising”, “Hale and Pace”, “The Duty Men”, etc.)
• Jerry Donahue (Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Robert Plant, Elton John, The Proclaimers, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Hank Marvin, Roy Orbison, Nanci Griffith, The Beach Boys and The Yardbirds, the Hellecasters, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, etc.)
The format of the evening is a combined masterclass and concert.
Jay and Jerry present their own specialities as follows:
• Jay: sound and effects for guitarists, how to use effects pedals, creating classic rock lead sounds, rhythm sounds, high-gain control using hybrid-picking, etc.
• Jerry: multi-string bends,
• Q&A session.
The occasional anecdote from the studio and/or stage will illustrate the examples and add to the entertainment factor.
Material from both Jerry and Jay’s solo repertoire illustrating the topics covered in the masterclass.
The event is an opportunity to spend an evening with two established session guitarists in an intimate setting, learn “tricks of the trade” and discover the real world of the “backroom boys” of the music industry.
Suggestions and requests for topics in the masterclasses and tunes for the gigs are welcome: visit the forum pages.
12th Nov 2012: Public event at The Bedford, Balham, London. £13.50 in advance, £15 on the door, £10 concessions with valid ID on the door. Tickets available here.
14th Nov 2012: ICMP (ICMP students only, no public access.)
16th Nov 2012: The Institute, Kelvedon, Essex. £10 (£9 in advance here.)