The LIMS Show in London featured some great playing from GT writers that were there demoing for various companies. Several of them got up and played on the GT/Future Publishing stand too!
Jamie Humphries was playing for both Music Man and Blackstar amps. As well as showing his great chops and tone on the Blackstar stand he also did a great spot at Music Man's party for their "forumites". Jamie's 45-watt Series One combo sounded awesome, as did his playing, especially since the great Albert Lee was watching the whole thing. Jamie also got up on our stand for an impromptu jam!
For Rotosound Guthrie was on hand enthralling massive crowds with his incredible playing. He really is a show-stopper in the true sense of the word. Sometimes joined by relative new-boy but wave-maker Alex Hutchings, the two played superbly together. Guthrie kindly played for us too, giving the LIMS crowds an unexpected bonus on each show day.
Dario Cortese was there for ICMP and Ernie Ball/Music Man and also played at the party, his band treating us to some great blues, jazz and country. He even got Albert up for a fantastic jam, the two swapping licks by the torrent-load!
Lee Hodgson, GT's erstwhile Hot Country virtuoso was playing for Vox Amplification, who kindly let us borrow him on our stand for a few songs, including Freddie King's Have You Ever Loved A Woman and of course Albert's Country Boy.
GT editor Neville Marten and Guitarist's Mick Taylor played regularly throughout the weekend on their Blues-aoke spot, where they played to backing tracks and then got audience members to come up and take over. One 12-year-old lad had them and the crowd enthralled with his great touch, technique and tone! Total Guitar's Steve Lawson also got up to play his Top 10 Indie Riffs and a great job he did too.
Thanks to Blackstar for lending Mick and Nev a pair of fabulous Series One combos; to John Hornby Skewes for a brilliant HK Audio PA system; to PRS for a lovely silver Mira; to Sound Technology for a pair of JBL EON monitors; and to Elixir for some brilliant guitar cables and new sets of strings!
So, to next year... looking bigger and even better. See you there!