Announcing Guitar Nation 2010

Guitar nation is a two day music festival of performances, demonstrations, seminars and cutting edge debates for guitarists and musicians serious about music. It brings together the people who make the industry happen; world class musicians, band managers, top producers, media professionals, music industry guru’s and many more.

Guitar Nation will get musicians closer to music and its industry than ever before. A broad variety of master classes, tutorials, seminars, performances and forums are planned, covering a wide range of hard hitting topics in a fun, innovative and creative environment.

Master classes and seminars already confirmed are:

– Guitar God Steve Vai’s Only UK appearance in 2010 : Making it in the Music Industry

– Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain : Touring the world with Iron Maiden

– Toto’s Steve Lukather : masterclass with Grammy award winning guitarist

– Bernie Marsden : ex-Whitesnake guitarists killer blues workshop

– Phil Hilborne : How to become a session musician

– Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd) and guests : My bass and other animals

– Ace (Skunk Anansie) : The ultimate guide to guitar effects

– Ruta Sepetys (manager Steve Vai, Desmond Childs) : The new most important power in music: what to expect from your manager, advice and discussion panel.

– Meet Jon Morter (Founder of Rage Against the Machine to number 1 campaign ) : What's next in social networking media

– John Webster (CEO, Music Managers Forum; founder, Mercury Music Prize) presents Meet the bookers : an insight into the inside of the live music industry.

– Total Production magazine Editor Mark Cunningham present series of hard hitting debates with top MI professionals

‘- Meet the Men Behind the Glass’…Youth – uber-producer (U2/ The Verve ), composer and bassist with seminal post-punk rockers Killing Joke : See how he makes music and talks about the role of the producer in the creative process.

– Earn a living without record company support with Barry Martin ( The Hamsters )

The festivals mission is to empower musicians, help them make a living from music and improve their playing. Issues covered include making money as a songwriter, planning your first tour, how publishing works as well as innovations in music technology; the depth and breadth of what you can learn will be truly invaluable.

Guitar Nation is a consumer conference giving the public seamless access to musicians and experts in a way they could only ever dream about.

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1 thought on “Announcing Guitar Nation 2010”

  1. Steve Lukather

    Nice list. I like Steve Lukather most of all. His new album All’s Well That Ends Well is great. Besides, he is a nice teacher. I’ve seen him show how to build a groove . When Steve demonstates it seems to be very easy!

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