Dave Brons Album preview #1

So, the album “Based on a true Story” is coming along nicely…. After the amazing high of raising £6000 through crowdfunding the real job of getting the album mixed started. Dave Bainbridge has mixed about half the album now, and its sounding great.  I’m hoping to have the album ready to go in May. In… Read more »


March 2015 News

1: British Guitar Show with Jaden Rose Guitars  2, Playing guitar at the Bumblefoot Masterclass  (Guns n Roses guitarist) in Edinburgh March has been a busy month. I’ve been busy practising my set for the GB3 European Tour in May.  I had the huge honour of representing Jaden Rose Guitars at the Great British Guitar Show… Read more »


Starting up as a guitar teacher-10 ideas to get you going

If you have been thinking about boosting your income with guitar teaching but don’t know where to start, this blog is for you! Teaching guitar is great for me because it allows me to support composing and performing my own music. Its also very easy to upscale when you need a bit of extra cash… Read more »


First dates for GB3 2015 Europe tour confirmed.

I’m really excited to be going on tour this year!!! I will be on tour with GB3 with Dave Bainbridge (IONA), Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer Band) in may this year. The dates are here and links to purchase tickets will be added shortly. http://gb3guitar.com/tour/ See you there!!!


Perfectionism is a social disease!

We live in a strange age: Social media seems to force us all to present a fake edited version of ourselves. We have become obsessed with the idea that unless something is “perfect” its no good. On one hand we shun fakery: “That singer always uses autotune”, “he’s just miming that guitar solo”, “he can’t… Read more »


What progress really looks like in the real world!

Have you ever started something new, full of enthusiasm only to find yourself a few weeks later thinking things like, “I’m not going anywhere”, or “no matter how much I do, its never enough” or maybe “I’m actually going backwards!”.  Well, I’ve experienced all those things and wanted to share a few thoughts that you… Read more »


We raised £6000/$9000 for my album through crowdfunding!

Wow! We did it! Thanks to everybody who funded this.  Here is the inevitable Oscar style thank you video for you to watch! Over 2/3 of the people who contributed are people I don’t know directly. That statistic alone has blown my mind! You guys are amazing! I can’t wait for your to hear my… Read more »


Indigogo Album campaign update

Hi everyone. Great news!   We have raised over 50% (£3000) AMAZING!   We have just 20 days to go to get to the goal! In the video I said that I hoped that Dave Bainbridge (Virtuoso composer/Guitarist/keyboardist for IONA) would mix the album and Troy Donockley from Nightwish would play Irish Pipes on the… Read more »


“Pursuing a music career is a selfish pipedream”

It was 2012, and I could almost hear her saying the words in my head, as I battled through another soul crushing day at the office.  I was miserable, in fact I was more than miserable: I was desperate.  I knew the signs all to well.  After all, I’d been there before.  The truth is,… Read more »


Dave Brons Album Crowdfunding Campaign is LIVE

Hi guys, You can make this album happen. No point saying too much about it here!!  Head over to the Indigogo site by clicking here:  http://igg.me/at/davebrons/x/3280987


GB3 European Tour Website is now up!

The wheels have started turning! Promoters are being contacted and a schedule is being put together.  Its the first website I’ve ever built: Have a look at www.GB3guitar.com   If you want us to come to your town….get in touch!!!  info@davebrons.com Here is the promo video GB3 Guitar on Tour! from Dave Brons on Vimeo.


Guitar Idol 2014 – Live Final

Thanks to your support and over 3000 votes I managed to get into the last 16 for Guitar Idol.  My video has had over 3500 views!  I feel really great about this as Guitar Idol is the biggest guitar contest there is and draws players from all over the world. I never expected to do… Read more »


The problem with being a bedroom guitarist!

“These days guitarists don’t do gigs anymore, they just sit at home playing over backing tracks, do a million takes, edit a perfect take together and present an image on Youtube of this amazing musician when in reality its all fake” I didn’t actually say this but its the kind of thing I hear all… Read more »


Recording Loud Guitars at Home Part 1: Cabinet Simulators

When you are recording heavy solos or riffs at home, often it is not an option to mic a cabinet up due to excessive noise.  This Guitarist Survival Guide examines Cabinet Simulators as they offer a great alternative to using a real cabinet with a microphone. In the past, cabinet simulations were very poor. They… Read more »


“Guitar Idol 4 Competition” How your vote could change my life!

Just 5 minutes of your time could make all the difference! Find out how to vote at the bottom of this page!  Recently, a friend contacted me and said that he felt that my compositions really deserved to be heard.  He suggested that I should enter an international guitar competition called Guitar Idol.  My first thought… Read more »


Playing with Stu Hamm!

“Dave Brons is an imaginative player with a great groove. I loved hearing his unique take on my music when we played together and look forward to hearing a lot more music from him”  Stu Hamm 2014 When I was a kid, there was only one bass player we were interested in. His name was… Read more »


April Single (feat Paul Bielatowicz) is out soon!

 Click  Here to listen to a little taster: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Edmund Burke This quote was very much in my mind when I wrote this piece.  Throughout history many people have gone against the accepted norm and risked everything to speak out… Read more »


Dave Brons News coming soon

I’m going to start posting all my news on my website starting from next week.  Big news like gigs, tours, major album updates etc. will appear here.  More day to day stuff will still be on my Facebook and Twitter pages (Just click on the links above). So this is the best place to get… Read more »


10 Survival Tools for Serious Guitarists

Welcome to the Guitarist Survival Guide! As the title suggests this blog is aimed more a guitar players who want to make a living from music but also has many relevant tools for people learning guitar or playing guitar as a hobby. After all, guitar playing might be a hobby right now, but you never… Read more »