The final of the World’s first online guitar competition will be held at The London International Music Show (LIMS) on Saturday 14th June. The winner of Guitar Idol will receive masses of prizes but none so great as the honour of opening for the most technically accomplished and respected guitar player in the history of rock music â€“ Joe Satriani.
Joe, who regularly tops polls as the Worldâ€™s best guitarist in leading guitar magazines, says: â€œIâ€™m looking for new players all the time, and itâ€™s very hard – believe it or not! This is great for me because I can approach the winner and say â€˜hey, letâ€™s do something, letâ€™s take you somewhere, letâ€™s help you climb to the top,â€™. So thatâ€™s great – Iâ€™m really looking forward to it!â€
Budding guitarists â€“ and not just Satriani fans – are invited to either submit their own original composition (closing date 25th May) or play over some fantastic downloadable backing tracks. The backing tracks are in a wide variety of styles and all designed to highlight guitar excellence. Entries should be kept to around three minutes and uploaded online.
The ten players who gain the highest votes from the public and the panel will be invited to perform in front of thousands of guitar fans at The London Guitar Show on Saturday June 14th and will be judged by a panel of top industry professionals.
Already and over 130,000 visitors have been onto the site running up over a million page views since launch and this is climbing rapidly every day.
The London International Music Show, Excel, London, 12-15 June 2008
For further information go to:londoninternationalmusicshow.com or call the ticket hotline on 01353 660780