19 April 2012
A Word From Steve Rothery

Back from our adventures in Caracas - what an amazing fan base we have there!
We're all working on the new album at home for a few days before we return to the Racket club. Mike has prepared stems of the songs which I'm currently transferring in to Cubase on my music PC ready to record some guitar parts - I've lots of new guitars, effects pedals and amps to use on this album. We're all very excited and maybe a little nervous as we think this could be a really great record and we don't want to screw it up!

In between recording my parts for the album I'm also giving three guitar masterclasses in the next few weeks, see below for more details:


The first one is a British Guitar Academy event in Paris at 3 pm on the 28th April at the Cité Universitaire with Dave Foster and French guitarist Vincent Martinez. For more information email fabien@britishguitaracademy.com. There will also be an exhibition of some of my photos and an evening of live music.


I'll be giving a guitar clinic as part of the Italian fan club's annual event in Cervia on the 12th May. I'll also be displaying some of my photos. For more details email thespace@libero.it


An event to celebrate the launch of my Farida Steve Rothery signature acoustic guitar at the Red Door venue in Chester on the 20th May at 8.30 pm. As well as demonstrating the acoustic there will be a British Guitar Academy masterclass with my good friends Dave Foster and Matt Prior. It should be a fun evening. Tickets are available from Dawsons Music by calling 01925 582420 or email sam salisbury at artists@faridaguitars.co.uk for more information.

Steve R