Lineup Announced for The London Guitar Show 2008 Print
Friday, 18 April 2008 11:01
londonguitarshow.jpgThe UK's biggest public guitar show is back and has a line-up to get your fingers itching and jaw dropping. Coming this year will be one other than the guitar God himself, Joe Satriani playing live at the London Guitar show. Combine that with performances from Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and the premier live performance of "C3" featuring undisputed guitar greats Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Greg Howe and you've got a guitar show you can't miss.

You don't' need us to tell you ‘Satch' is arguably the most respected and widely acclaimed guitarist on the planet. With 13 Grammy award nominations, over 10 million albums sold and the man voted best guitarist, year in year out, the London Guitar show organizers are honored to have him play an exclusive show on Sunday 15th June. Capacity is limited for this special concert, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Playing Saturday 14th June is fantastic line-up of Guitar heroes.

Metal guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert, best known for playing in Mr. Big, where he played on their multi-platinum selling albums and subsequently has released thirteen solo albums.

Arguably the world's great bass player, Billy Sheehan will be performing. Also an ex-Mr Big band member, Billy went on to record with David Lee Roth and has had a truly stella solo career and continues to top the readers polls across the world as the best bass player on the planet.

Then you'll have the ultimate Guitar concert "C3" featuring :

- Richie Kotzen :Touted as "one of the best guitar players in the world", he joined the multi platinum glam metal band POISON went onto record with Stanley Clarke after which he joined Mr Big! Kotzen has amassed a 25 plus album discography and he is just getting warmed up.

- Top Guitarist, Guthrie Govan is known for his work with Asia ( 2001 to 2006 ) He is a noted guitar teacher through his work with the, Guildford's Academy of Contemporary Music and currently the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. He is also a former winner of "Guitarist of the Year" competition.

- Greg Howe's debut album instantly caught the attention of the whole Guitar community and he has recorded a further eight solo albums. Greg's accomplished solo career has gone from strength to strength and he has also become an internationally in-demand session musician playing on the Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake world tours.

If that isn't enough the show has also announced The RD Crusaders are confirmed to play Sunday 15th June: This unique super group, brought together by Express and OK! proprietor Richard Desmond, will include very special guests and will be playing for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Past guest appearances have been made by some of the world's great artists such as Roger Daltry, Robert Plant and Lulu so keep watching the website for more announcements on the bands line-up.

Besides the two live stages, in the main show hall literally hundreds of the top brand names in the business will be exhibiting and every conceivable type of guitar, bass, amp, effect and accessory will be on display under one roof. Visitors will be able to see, hear and try out the very latest gear for themselves, with many exciting new products set to get their first public airing in the UK at the show. There will also be a huge display of drums, sound recording technology and acoustic instruments as well, so bring your band mates for the ultimate band day out at a music exhibition.

The London Guitar Show is part of the UK's Biggest Music exhibition, The London International Music show - now firmly established as one of the UK's premier (and largest) exhibition venues. Located in the heart of London's Docklands, ExCeL is set within a stunning waterfront environment in the dynamic and thriving Docklands and just across the water from The O2 arena.

For further information on The London Guitar Show, the London International Music show, latest news and to buy tickets, click here.

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Source: LIMS