Students

Vernon

"This old buggar now aged 67 started playing guitar in the 50's.

Started listening to jazz, mainly traditional from an early age, also blues played by artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, saw him in 1955 at the Hove town hall.

Along with a group of friends formed a band, we played jazz  we were self taught. Played regularly with a traditional jazz band until 1968 until family and business got in the way.

Now in semi retirement still with my my Levin accoustic bought in 1960, decided to refresh knowledge and get some proper instruction on how to play - enjoying every minute and Andy has been great.

Student Vernon

My taste is very wide I like everything that moves me.

Influences:

Jazz: Django Reinhardt; Barney Kessell; Charlie Christian.

Blues: Elmore James; Broonzy; Robert Johnson

More Modern: Clapton; Knopfler; Eagles; Martin Taylor; Santana; Buddy Guy; Keb Mo and many many more

In short if it makes me cry with sheer joy then I will listen."

Instruments Gibson Les Paul, Levin 1960 acoustic
Began playing instrument In 1950's then a break for business from 1968 until 2006!
Lesson routine 1 hour per week
First lesson 1st September 2006

Vernons set list

Track Artist
Shoulda known Madeleine Peyroux
Fire and rain

James Taylor

 

Dinah Martin Taylor
Pride and joy Stevie Ray Vaughan

Vernons wish list

Track Artist
Walk away The Eagles
Sultans of swing Dire Straits
Somewhere over the rainbow Eva Cassidy
One day at a time The Eagles
Got you on my mind Madeleine Peyroux
My old home Barney Kessel
Love me like a man Bonnie Raitt
Guitar man Jerry Reed
Every day BB King
Count Basie Freddie Green
Busked up Robben Ford
After midnight Eric Clapton
She's always a woman Billy Joel
Chris
Owen
Tamsyn
Alice
Lloyd
Geoff
Rachel
Tom
Mike
Josh
Beno
Nicky
Ryan
Jake W
Kevan
Jenny
Jake B
       
 
Last updated 9/3/2017
 
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