First up Is Z-Star aka Zee Gachette recently known for her work with obscure New York beat maker Shlomo and widely respected for her eclectic mix of blue, jazz, rock, bossa, funk, indi and electro she will be displaying her mastery of the acoustic guitar in the current line up of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. Catch them in Penzance and Tavistock in October.
A legendary figure in the history of metal guitar Michael Schenker makes his triumphant return with his Temple of Rock show. Come one come all and worship at the feet of this ex-UFO and Scorpion shredder.
The original overlord of space rock Dave Brock will be appearing with Hawkwind the kings of psychedelia at the HMV Ritz Manchester, January 2013, there may be less nakedness than they were originally known for but it’s guaranteed to be a night of space-rock you won’t forget in a hurry.
The legendary Les Paul user Gary Rossington will be appearing with Lynyrd Skynyrd in London and Gateshead. This is the man who wrote the solo to ‘Freebird’……need we say more! Prepare to be blown away.
The man who has won Best Rock guitarist 40 times! He took lessons from Joe Satriani and cut his teeth in Whitesnake and Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. You can catch Steve Vai on his latest tour in Wolverhampton, Ipswich, Newcastle, Manchester and Portsmouth.
Two time winner of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Best Shredder award you can see Herman Li playing with Dragonforce, displaying his incredible talent and penchant for emulating video game noises.
Founding member and guitarist of Dr. Feelgood Wilko Johnson is embarking on his latest tour, playing 19 shows up and down the country this is a great chance to see the man who has been cited as one of the founding influences of the British punk movement.
Widely regarded as one of the best Bass guitar players of the 80’s and 90’s you can see the legend and founding member Mark King slapping the bass all over the UK from Brighton to Glasgow with Level 42.
After working with and receiving the seal of approval from B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Beth Hart, Paul Rogers, Leslie West and Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa is truly a Guitar God in his own right, a virtuoso from age 7, you can catch his latest show The Guitar Event of the Year in 2013 at the Hammersmith Apollo, Royal Albert hall and O2 Shepherd’s Bush.
Last but by no means least, the former lead guitar player with John Mayall Blues Breakers, Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker. Walter Trout the blues guitar legend, back from touring his blues chart topping album ‘Full Circle’ in Russia, Europe, India and the US plays 8 shows across the UK, this is one not to be missed!