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Dr Zane Banks and Jy-Perry Banks are two of the most electrifying young guitarists in Australia. The siblings tell of a musically rich upbringing and subsequent careers in the industry. The brothers are equally adept in country, jazz, blues, rock and art music. Zane attained his PhD through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, researching the use of…
 
Adam Miller returns to talk through the adventure of relocating to California from Newcastle, Australia, writing and record his brilliant new album Unify, being part of the Two-Rock amp family, finding new gigs, inspired jams with Mason Stoops & Adam Levy, guitar talk and much more. Adam has his new Collings guitar in hand for a great guitar hang. …
 
Michael Staertow joins us to talk about spending seven years on the road with Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm, essential sideman tips, Les Pauls, paying it forward and even gives us a sneak peak of his much anticipated solo EP. michaelstaertow.com Simon Refalo Guitarist YouTube Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.c…
 
Today we look at Tonepedia's 'interactive experiencing platform' - an ingenious online site that allows users to check out and tweak a huge collection of pedals, guitars and amps in real time. Tonepedia's CEO Elad Yaacov and marketing director Lee Alexander talk us through the philosophy of the company, the outworkings of the site and the relations…
 
Joseph Tabua’s sound world embodies large slabs of colours that juxtapose indie rock influences with aleotoric and minimalist finesse. Joseph’s Fijian and Australian heritage are intertwined profoundly thus creating an electrifying and distinct compositional voice. We discuss Joseph's guitar approach from rock jams with an embryonic Silverchair to …
 
Today we revisit our fantastic 2017 guitar hang with the one and only Jude Gold. Jude is a multitasking guitar phenom and good friend of our show: solo artist / high profile sideman - Greg Howe, Billy Sheehan, Jefferson Starship journalist - Guitar Player Magazine podcaster - No Guitar is Safe educator - former Director of Guitar at the Musicians I…
 
It's our annual look at new gear from NAMM and beyond. We're joined by our friends Michael Ross (Guitar Moderne, Premier Guitar) and Gavin Moar (Cote Guitars) to talk through the latest and greatest in guitar gear. PS My apologies for calling Railhammer pickups 'Warheads'!! Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and…
 
Ryan Roxie - Alice Cooper Band, Slash's Snake Pit, Roxie '77 - joins us for a great guitar hang. Ryan tells us about crafting a three pronged guitar attack with Alice Cooper, his new System 12 Guitar Method, working with Slash, Orianthi, gear talk, the excellent 'In The Trenches' podcast and much more. ryanroxie.com Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit…
 
Eric Peterson - founder of thrash metal heavyweights, Testament - joins us to talk about the band's latest album "Titans of Creation". Eric discusses the process for writing and recording the record, how the guitar partnership with Alex Skolnick has developed, remembering the early days of the Bay area thrash scene and much more. Titans of Creation…
 
Guitar Speak Podcast Quick Picks are short and punchy reviews of albums, gigs, gear, books - anything guitar related. Today, we look at Joe Satriani's latest studio album, "Shapeshifting". Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Follow us on Facebook & In…
 
Scott Salmon of Nautilus Effects Systems first joined us in early 2020 to talk about the Aussie Bushfire Gear Giveaway, a fundraising venture that ended up with over 120 pedal builders from around the globe donating pedals. We catch up on the final results of that effort and then talk pedals and pedalboards in depth. Scott has a wealth of knowledge…
 
Guitar Speak Podcast Quick Picks are short and punchy reviews of albums, gigs, gear, books - anything guitar related. Our first Quick Pick reviews Joe Matera's latest instrumental album, "Electric Wire". www.joematera.com https://www.patreon.com/join/joematera Joe Matera interview - Guitar Speak Podcast #113 Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at g…
 
The Guitar Speak Podcast review of the Whitesnake / The Scorpions double header in Sydney, Australia with special guest Jeremy Barnes. Thanks to Val MacIver of VMPR. Episode #131 Links Whitesnake + Scorpions Guitar Speak Podcast review PRINT VERSION GSP Episode #74 Joel Hoekstra GSP Episode #111 Jeremy Barnes Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at …
 
As Whitesnake are just about hit Australian shores in 2020 we replay our February 2018 interview with the brilliant, humble and super hard working Joel Hoekstra. Joel has forged an incredible career playing with Night Ranger, Foreigner, Cher, Trans Siberian Orchestra and his current gig in Whitesnake, to name but a few of the bands that have called…
 
PART II - The Guitar Speak Podcast has teamed up with the legendary Stevie Taylor of The Gig Life Podcast to present this roundtable with five of Australia's finest guitarists. We had a blast talking all things guitar with Peter Northcote, Chris Kamzelas, Ben Rodgers, Marc Malouf and Daniel March. Many thanks to Stevie for putting in the legwork to…
 
The Guitar Speak Podcast has teamed up with the legendary Stevie Taylor of The Gig Life Podcast to present this roundtable with five of Australia's finest guitarists. We had a blast talking all things guitar with Peter Northcote, Chris Kamzelas, Ben Rodgers, Marc Malouf and Daniel March. Many thanks to Stevie for putting in the legwork to make this…
 
As Australia is facing destructive bushfires of unprecedented magnitude we speak to Scott Salmon of Nautilus Effects Systems who has brought together a global community of pedal and gear builders - including JHS, That Pedal Show / Keeley, Lollygagger, Tate FX and Shin - Ei to raise much needed support. Episode #127 Links Aussie Bushfire Gear Giveaw…
 
Thank you for listening in 2019! Today we take a quick look back at the year that was and fire off an FAQ speed round. Episode #126 Links The Gig Life Podcast Libsyn Podcast Distribution Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Follow us on Facebook & Inst…
 
After a fascinating appearance on our Stratocaster 65th Anniversary Special, author Ian S. Port returns to discuss his book "The Birth of Loud" in depth. It is a brilliant read! “A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history. With appropriately flashy prose, [Port] dismantles some misconceptions and credits some nearly forgotten but …
 
Marty Friedman joins us for episode #122! Marty talks about: Touring and sharing the spotlight with his killer 'super group'. An amazing solo career with 15 albums and countless tours under his own name. Lessons learned after 10 years with Megadeth. How a move to Japan in the early 2000s made an incredible impact on his career. Signature gear from …
 
Leo Fender's Stratocaster is arguably not only the iconic electric guitar but an enduring symbol of popular culture. Following on from the visionary Telecaster, the Stratocaster has captured the imaginations of players across generations and styles. We are joined by Ian S. Port, US bestselling author of The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul and t…
 
Michael Sweet is welcomed back on the show to talk about his new star-studded solo album "Ten", Stryper, Washburn Guitars and his upcoming Australian acoustic tour. Episode #119 Links Michael Sweet 2019 Australian Tour Michael Sweet - Guitar Speak Podcast #85 Michael Dolce 2019 Masterclass Tour Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at guitarspeakpodc…
 
Gretchen Menn, Jennifer Batten and Nili Brosh join us to talk about joining forces for what will be an amazing run of shows. We also cover upcoming solo work, the benefits of study, the changing landscape for female guitarists, current gear choices and much more. This was a super fun conversation with three incredible musicians. And Elvis the dog. …
 
Australian guitarist Cameron Jones takes us into his journey through the unique world of gypsy jazz guitar. Cameron explains the keys to the style, instrumental and historic influences and his own travels across Australia and Europe to collaborate, learn and perform. Cameron is the creative director of the Oz Manouche Festival, an annual event cele…
 
The Byron Bay Guitar Festival, located on the beautiful north coast of New South Wales, Australia, features a huge variety of performances, workshops and markets all celebrating the guitar. We catch up with festival director Nick Sergi, Murray Cook of the Soulmovers and Masterclass clinician Pete Northcote to talk all things BBGF! Episode #117 Link…
 
Nick Wolfe is a fourth-generation musician from his family of farmers and musicians hailing from the Australian island state of Tasmania. Nick talks us through his start on guitar at age six playing Billy Ray Cyrus hits and his metal and hair band days right through to the journey of The Wolfe Brothers. After years of paying their dues on the cover…
 
Sydney based guitarist and songwriter, Mark Tobin, joins us for episode 114. Mark talks us through a rich and ever growing career which started in the early 90s. As a member of the EMI signed band Scarlet, sessions at the legendary 301 studios and tours with Radiohead, Concrete Blonde and World Party among others followed. Mark followed this up wit…
 
Tim Rollinson is a leading jazz guitarist and producer who is best known as a founding member of Acid Jazz pioneers, DIG (Directions in Groove). Tim has also played with a diverse range of other artists such as Vince Jones, The Black-Eyed Susans, Louis Tillett, Ralph Pyl Big Band, Phil Slater, The 10 Guitar Project and blues artist Lucky Peterson. …
 
Simply put, Jeremy Barnes is one of the most ferocious guitarists on the planet today. Whilst 'Guitar World' has name-checked him as one of the fastest guitarists in the world, Barnes' tone, touch and phrasing place him in a unique class of players beyond a bpm bending shredder. Barnes talks about influences, getting unwittingly caught up in the sp…
 
Eric Fortaleza is one of the hardest working bass players in Australia, regularly hitting stages, television and studios with a bevy of artists that don’t require surnames: Ricky-Lee, Matt & Jess, Jasmine Rae and many more. Matt jams with Eric in his home studio and talks Fender endorsements, influences, MD gigs, vintage and custom shop Fenders, bu…
 
LA based artist Christian Nesmith has built a prolific career as an in demand sideman, producer, composer, arranger and solo artist. He has worked with Ty Tabor, Dug Pinnick, Air Supply and Circe Link amongst many others. Christian's session work has landed him credit on dozens of albums, commercials and film scores. Christian joins us on the eve o…
 
We are joined by the amazing Tal Wilkenfeld for episode #108. Tal boasts a remarkable resume having shared the stage or studio with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Prince and The Allman Brothers, just to name a few of the revered artists who have called on the Sydney born bassist. Tal speaks about her new album - the fantastic "Love Remain…
 
Rick Kelly has been hand crafting guitars for over 50 years in his hometown of New York for artists including Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Charlie Sexton, Kirk Douglas and Bill Frisell to name a few. Rick's work - which includes the use of reclaimed timbers from historic NY locations - is the subject of a beautifully made feature film, Carmine Street Guita…
 
As the new releases from the biggest music trade show on earth make their way down under it is time for our 2019 NAMM Special - "Inside and Out". We are joined by hard working Sydney bassist Eric Fortaleza, who - as an Aguilar Amplification endorsee - attended NAMM 2019 in Anaheim, California. Eric takes us inside NAMM, talking us through working o…
 
Joe Robinson comes back on the show to discuss his brilliant new album, Undertones. The album showcases Joe's evolving songwriting, production and performance chops and is his first full length album since 2012's Let Me Introduce You. Joe discusses the writing and recording process at depth, choosing an unforced approach to production, the search f…
 
Today we speak to world-class guitarist and composer Scott Henderson. Scott is world renowned through his work with Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Tribal Tech, his own trio and many more performances. We talk through Scott's amazing career including his relocation from Florida to LA to study at the Musicians Institute (he is now a long- serving and popu…
 
Today we are joined by Australian guitarist Nathan Cavaleri, a musician who is as resilient as he is soulful. Nathan Cavaleri started playing guitar at age three, picking along with his father's blues records. Facing luekemia at six, Cavaleri found solace in his guitar and thanks to the Starlight Foundation met and jammed with Mark Knopfler on nati…
 
Drew Shirley - of the Grammy award winning Switchfoot - joins us to talk about the making of the band's latest album, Native Tongue, released in January 2019. Drew digs deep into parts, arrangements, guitars, amps and an unabashed love of fuzz. Guitar Speak Podcast Links Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Ap…
 
Happy New Year! Whilst Matt is on holidays we replay our interview with Andy Timmons from November 2016. This interview was recorded just weeks after the release of "View from a Perfect World" - Andy's latest solo album - and is a deep dive into the writing, recording and guitar tones on the record. In addition to his stellar solo career, Andy has …
 
Vince Conatarino speaks on celebrating and orchestrating the works of Led Zeppelin with the Led Zeppelin Masters. This show has toured the world combining Zep's bombastic rock with a symphony orchestra. Contarino talks passionately about the enduring legacy of Led Zeppelin and how the cinematic landscape of New Zealand inspired the addition of an o…
 
Welcome to episode 100! Thanks to our listeners and guests from all around the world for being on the ride with us here at the Guitar Speak Podcast - here's to the next hundred shows \m/ \m/ Today we talk to our friend Mike Molenda (Guitar Speak Podcast Episode #39) who speaks candidly on what went down when Guitar Player Magazine's new owners no l…
 
Simon Kinny-Lewis returns with a fantastic new record - Bad Whiskey - that finds Simon and his band in red hot form. Simon effortlessly mixes soulful blues with searing tones and harmonic twists Simon talks us through the making of the album, getting Brett Garsed on two tracks, touring with Chris Cain whilst breaking through in the US and much more…
 
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