Guitar Speak Podcast
Guitar Speak Podcast
Guitar Speak Podcast
We speak guitar! Interviews with leading guitarists, luthiers and gear manufacturers.
Kat Ayala - Forces & Fury, Vanessa Amorosi, Vox Artist - GSP #146
  Kat Ayala joins us to talk about her diverse and flourishing career. Kat tells us about melding big rock tones and intricate ambience in Forces & Fury - her rad project with Astrid Holtz - gigs with Vanessa Amorosi, Hayley Mary, Royale with Cheese and many more touring acts. Kat has great stories about landing high profile gigs, how Diesel introduced her to Yamaha, in turn leading to a Vox artist endorsement and opening for Daryl Braithwaite in her pop-punk band - and what that led to. She is a gear nut - embracing both modellers and stompboxes, bending signal flow to her will and playing guitars that span the gamut from classic design to cutting edge modernity. Above all this, Kat is a humble community builder and its no surprise she is in such demand as a musician.   Episode #146 Links Kat Ayala Instagram Forces and Fury Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com  
Nov 19
49 min
Joe Elliott - Ex GIT Head of Guitar launches Fretboard Biology GSP #145
  Joe Elliott is a great friend of the show. Joe first joined us in 2017 to discuss his fantastic Truth Serum album. Since then, the former head of guitar at the world famous Guitar Institute in Hollywood has been developing a comprehensive online guitar course. Matt has been a beta tester, Greg Koch & Brett Garsed have given it the thumbs up and the course is now up and running.   Episode #145 Links Fretboard Biology Joe Elliott Guitar Guitar Speak Podcast #40 - Joe Elliott   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com
Oct 24
29 min
John Encarnacao - GSP #144
  John Encarnacao's muse runs deep with a myriad of channels to direct his creative output. He happily steps from rock to free-improvisation and any number of points in between and beyond. In episode #144 John discusses the latest Warmer album, 'Wooden Box with Strings', his series of guitar solo albums, free impro trio W.E.S.T and much more. In addition to writing, recording and performing, John teaches music at Western Sydney University, and is an author, arranger and radio presenter.   Episode #144 Links https://psychopyjama.bandcamp.com/ https://johnfernando.bandcamp.com/ https://chinapigrecords.com.au/   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com  
Oct 18
46 min
Vernon Reid - in replay
Today we revisit our December 2018 interview with the one and only Vernon Reid. Reid is not only one of the most unique guitarists to emerge in the rock world, he is also one of the most thoughtful and articulate. As the founder of the genre breaking and status qou defying band Living Colour, Reid has fearlessly blazed a trail like few others. Reid joins us to talk about why the band's debut album Vivid (1988) is more relevant than ever, how the blues informed the band's latest release, Shade, and what it takes for a guitarist to find their own voice. We recently interviewed Living Colour bassist, Doug Wimbish. Check it out!  Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com
Oct 15
17 min
Dave Leslie on touring with Van Halen
In our August 2018 interview, Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) shared a multitude of fantastic on and off-stage stories about touring with Van Halen. On the sad day of Eddie Van Halen's passing we replay these stories with much love. To check out the entire interview with Dave - head over to Guitar Speak Podcast episode #91.   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com
Oct 7
9 min
Quick Picks #3
  Quick Picks is a spinoff from our usual interview-based format where Matt reviews new music, books, gear, gigs...anything guitar related. Today we take a look at three excellent new releases from Australian guitarists: Simon Kinny-Lewis Nate Stewart Fab Manzini   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com
Oct 3
5 min
Andrew 'Mozz' Macdonald - Mozztronics GSP #143
Andrew 'Mozz' Macdonald joins us to talk about his ever expanding range of Mozztronics hand built pedals. Andrew's pedals are finding their way on many boards around Australia including those of Tim Rogers and Davey Lane (You Am I) and Guitar Speak alumni, Bob Spencer (The Angels, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo). We talk about working closely with those artists, putting a unique spin on timeless circuits, exploration and experimentation and plans for the future. Matt also squeezes in a few newb pedal questions. Mind blown! A huge shout out to Rikki Wood of The Australian Guitar Show & 44 Guitars who introduced me to the world of Mozz. Mozztronics Ricki Wood The Super Fun Awesome Happy Time Pedal Show       Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Join our Guitar Speak Forum Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com    
Sep 27
31 min
Zane Banks & Jy-Perry Banks GSP#142
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 electric guitar in contemporary art music. He premiered Ingwe, the solo electric guitar work composed by Georges Lentz and won the ABC Limelight Newcomer of the Year in 2011. Jy completed a Masters in Tuba performance - also at the Sydney Con - before throwing himself into pedal steel. He is now highly in demand working with Charlie Collins, Kasey Chambers, Julian Day and many others. Jy is also a Fender artist. This was a great hang covering so much guitar goodness!   http://www.cruisindeuces.com/ http://www.zanebanks.com/ http://www.steelinhearts.net/   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Join our Guitar Speak Forum Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com  
Aug 15
1 hr 4 min
Adam Miller - US adventures and a new record GSP #141
  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.   www.adammiller.com.au GSP #80 Adam Miller April 2018   Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Join our Guitar Speak Forum Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com      
Aug 8
1 hr 7 min
Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm, Slaughter) GSP #140
          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.com Subscribe and find previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Join our Guitar Speak Forum Buy a T-Shirt! Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com
Jul 21
40 min
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