NEW videos up on my Patreon now!

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I’ve uploaded two new videos to my Patreon today documenting my progress on the 3rd album! If you want to hear what I’m working on and what’s coming then make sure that you sign up! I’m pretty much halfway there working my way through a double album! :):):):):) Thanks a lot to those of you who support my work, if you really like what I’m doing then please check this out:ย My Patreon!

Here is a screen shot of my “secret” YouTube playlist that you’ll get access to if you sign up, there are care packages, downloads, music lessons and other exclusives available through Patreon as well!ย โ†‘

Patreon Updates So Far

I’m happy to say that my classical album is still on the American Amazon Chart after hanging around there for weeks :):):):) Thanks, thanks a lot!!!!

 

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The Happy Saga!

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The glorious saga of me charting and selling music is still going strong ๐Ÿ™‚ After weeks of charting on Amazon.com with my 2014 release “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” I’m back in the top 10 once again! As I’ve already said in previous blog posts it has been going in and out of the charts since its release in late 2014, being in the top 5 countless times, even hitting nr.1 ๐Ÿ™‚

It makes me VERY HAPPY to see how popular this idea is and I’m looking very much forward to releasing new material!

My manager and I were able to create a great buzz when I was doing Heavy Metal in the beginning of my career, we scratched our heads a bit since the music industry wasn’t really catching on to what we did, it didn’t really make much sense when you think about how much Metal bands normally struggle and how long it takes for these acts to break even when given the opportunity to release their material on a label! I successfully crossed over in late 2013 into classical music and have proven my worth continuously from my 1st single release to my full length album. I was dealing with a Major Label in 2016 working on something very exciting and classical related, but sadly became ill and lost over a year of my life to poor health. It therefore makes me extra happy to see that my release is still hanging in there for weeks at a time and that my latest video on YouTube passed 50k views yesterday!

It proves that we are doing something very right in an age where people complain about not selling records. Selling physical records was never an issue for me, or it hasn’t been to date. I feel very optimistic about the future when I see my numbers despite having a limited reach on my Facebook. That social media platform in particular used to be very important to me, and I think it is a great shame that you are being put in the position of “follower blackmail” as the social media giant keep on tightening its grip. It’s a shame for small, independent businesses and “free thinkers.”

It is good news however to see that my latest video could get good views so quickly without any mainstream media exposure; I’m grateful that Truth In Shredding gave me a mention and thank them for that, now I’m waiting to see if any of the big guys will actually catch on to this. The meme isn’t dying, at least not for now.

I’m looking forward to releasing new music! What I will release next will be original material, for the simple reason that I’ve been ill for a while and wanted to come back to music doing something that was a bit lighter, the second that I’m done with my 3rd album I will get back to classical!

Thanks again to those of you who pay for my work and keep an eye on what I’m doing! If you want to support my creative endeavours and hear new music as well, then please check out my Patreon ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a million! โค

I’m also charting on Easy Listening!

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A 30 min Guitar Lesson Video + More New Music!

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Today I released a 30 min guitar lesson video for those who pay 10$ and up on my Patreon account! I also released my 2nd update for this month; so if you want to hear more music from my 3rd album then make sure that you sign up here:ย My Patreon!

Yesterday before I went to bed I saw that myย classical albumย had jumped up on the Amazon Bestseller chart after falling down. On the 22nd it was down on 44, yesterday it was up on 29, and now it had gone up to 27! That is really cool since albums usually don’t chart that long for independent artists! Earlier this year it was hanging in there for over 2 weeks on the chart, and without any new videos or anything! I clearly have to release more classical recordings! But first I’m going to put out a whole bunch of original material that I feel very strongly about! ๐Ÿ˜› Make sure that you check out my Rock’n’Roll music as well ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks again to all these Americans who buy my music!!! The U.S.A. have always been my nr.1 country when it comes to fans, followers & buyers! โค Thanks a million & God Bless!!!!!

Charting position on the 19th of April.

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Charting position on the 22nd.

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Charting position last night around midnight.

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Charting position on the 30th of April.

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NEW VIDEO!

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Today my manager and I decided to share some behind the scenes LIVE footage with my fans & followers. This footage is from “the secret project” that I was being all mysterious about back in 2016. I was really excited to be doing this, working with some cool people from a serious label; but sadly fell ill with a vicious parasite infection. In addition I also got a shoulder injury in February 2017; so it felt really refreshing to find this video footage and see for myself the form that I was in! It has taken me over a year to finally be well again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It was a major breakthrough when I finally had full movement in my arm, so I’m super stoked to finally be recording and playing again!

You can hear a preview of what I’m currently working on if you sign up to my Patreon page; below you can see the behind the scenes footage from my 3rd session with classical crossover! Thanks a lot to those of you who support what I do!

Guitar World ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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So where am I right now? Well, 38.994 feet up in the skies! The tail wind is 63 Mph and we are heading to N.Y. What is this entry about? Well my reason for taking the trip over ย I guess you could say. In fact a dream come true.

Soooo, Guitar World (the worlds biggest guitar mag) have premiered all the vids we’ve made so far from the “Classical Crossover” album! Damian Fanelli (online editor at GW) came across my video for the “Zigeunerweisen” by chance on FB when Laney ( the amp brand I endorse) posted the vid. After the boost from Guitar World, Zigeunerweisen charted as #1 on iTunes Norway, and also made it on the Mexican & Australian charts (I believe), the vid got lots of views quickly and made it into GW’s top viral videos list in 2013 ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

After the popularity of the vid, I decided I wanted to do more, so I hooked up with Craig and we made an album. As I said above all of the music vids premiered on GW, with the Paganini vid gathering views quickly catching the attention of both The Guardian’s Tom Service & Classic FM’s John Brunning, making it into GW’s “Top 10 Viral List” of 2014.

With the premiere of “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” our album climbed its way into Amazons Best Seller List when it hit #1 on the USA, Amazon Classical chart & simultaneously charted in Easy Listening & miscellaneous.

Needless to say, I’m very grateful for the support and was honoured when I was asked to make some videos for GW, which was my reason for coming to N.Y. As usual I’ve been officially secretive when it comes to what I’m up to, but now I’ll let you guys know that I’ve shot 4 Betcha can’t play this vids, one live play through of Zigeunerweisen with NO Craig just me following him on a backing track….And a commercial for DR Strings ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

A big thank you to Mark Nunez, their video director & Nick. A huge thank you to Jimmy Brown who is their expert on theory, tuning, recording, you name it. No, I do not know theory all of a sudden, Jimmy helped me out by writing the names down of the arpeggios I was playing, etc.. There is a lot of knowledge that resides over at GW, of courseย , I therefore recommend any of my fans/ readers to check out the GW vids, with the “GW staff” on GW’s YouTube, you will find an insane amount of information there valuable to all players, regardless of level ( I need to learn to tune my guitar by ear ๐Ÿ˜). SUBSCRIBE TO GUITAR WORLD’S YOUTUBE HERE:ย https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarworld Sooo, what does it look like over at GW? Well let’s find out….

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That’s their actual studio, the whole “guitar-thing”, well…it’s just a cover up..๐Ÿ˜ just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜†

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This is Mark their video director \m/ Very talented & professional \m/ It was great to work with him ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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This is where the epicness of GW is created. A magazine loved by so many. I think a lot of times that people forget how much works that goes into everything in the industry. Wether you go to a magazine, radio station or TV station you’ll find that things are hectic and on a schedule. People tend to see the finished product only, which is a shame.

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That’s a portion of Nick. He is part of the video team and is a cool guitarist, from what I could tell \m/ The screen you see there, I guess it’s the screen of doom, reminding GW of their numbers, must be stressing to have that looming over you ๐Ÿ˜ณ I would be totally obsessed with it if I was working there. And that’s a section of Anna who handles advertising \m/

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And that is Damian Fanelli, hanging in his dark cave. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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This is the video department \m/

Thanks again to Damian & GW \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/