Name: Rick Graham
Track entered: Thin Ice
Current main guitar: Suhr Custom Modern
Guitar wasn’t Rick’s first choice when he started out in music, he admits: “I wanted to be a drummer but realised I couldn't afford a kit!” he jokes. But after he picking up an axe for the first time, he quickly became hooked and has been “obsessed ever since”. Like most of our finalists, he is inspired by Joe Satriani’s supreme virtuosity and also by the music of Wayne Krantz. He’s currently working on his second solo album and says that “the more people that I can communicate with through my music, the better.”
Random fact: Rick loves wine, particularly French wine, and he is almost as passionate about it as he is about playing the guitar.