Total Guitar issue 274 on sale now: James Bay

Total Guitar 274 is out now, available in print and digitally for your tablet and smartphone!

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Cover feature: James Bay
This month, we sit down with James Bay - the biggest guitar-playing success of 2015 - to talk about songwriting, playing approach and his whirlwind rise to the top. Along the way, we discovered that James is quite the blues player, too, so we got him to show you his blues licks and his famous chord voicings.

Also inside this month's mag:

Learn To Play
The Faces 'Stay With Me'
Bob Marley 'Redemption Song'

Gary Clark Jr
Coheed And Cambria

Gear reviews
The best new affordable gear on the market, including: Orange Micro Dark, Epiphone Bjorn Gellotte Les Paul Custom, Peavey Valveking, 6505 and Classic mini heads and loads more!

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.