Throughout the year we host events that cater to all musicians no matter what instrument you might play.
Most commonly we host masterclass or clinic-style events with famous musicians from all over the world including some big names like Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton and Guthrie Govan.
We have some great artists coming to Guildford to host events where you can see some of their amazing skills up close and have the chance to ask some questions about their approach to music and their gear! Get your tickets below and join us with these legends.
01/11/18: Native Instruments Traktor In-Store Event
This November, be the first to feel the music with the new Native Instruments Traktor Controllers at Andertons Music Co! Get ready for a night of demos and hands-on experiences, giving you the chance to get acquainted with the latest hardware and software from Native Instruments.
Product Specialists will be on hand to provide information on the newest generation of Traktor hardware and software. Now you can get acquainted with Traktor Kontrol S4, the 4-channel DJ system that enables you to feel the music beneath your fingertips with 'Haptic Drive' technology. Plus, get a close look at Traktor Pro 3, the most reliable and best-sounding version yet with over 40 deck effects and the new generation of Traktor Kontrol S2!
12/11/18: Allen Hinds Masterclass at The Harbour Hotel, Guildford
Blues & Jazz virtuoso Allen Hinds is coming to Guildford for an exclusive evening of guitar mastery!
For fans of: Mike Stern, Larry Carlton, Tom Quayle, John Scofield.
Hinds has decades of experience in the industry, from teaching at Berklee to performing and recording with some of the top blues, jazz and R&B artists in the world. In recent years, he's become a regular on the YouTube circuit, appearing with Xotic Effects, Norman's Rare Guitars, Vertex Effects, TrueFire and many more.
Don't miss this chance to experience Hinds' world-class creative techniques!
15/11/18: Andy James Masterclass at The Boileroom, Guildford
British shred machine Andy James is coming to Guildford's Boileroom on November 15th, in association with BOSS! Known for his work with LickLibrary, heavy metal band Sacred Mother Tongue and of course his successful online Guitar Academy, Andy is cited as one of the most technically proficient guitar players in the world.
Andy will spend the evening demonstrating BOSS' popular lineup of Katana modelling amps, explaining the features and tones of the Katana Artist amp in particular. We can't think of a better player to show off their incredible versatility!
Focusing on the process of setting up guitar sounds for recording live and in the studio, Andy will draw upon his wealth of experience to help you achieve first-class tones when capturing your own music.
Also playing several blistering tracks from his solo albums, Andy will answer any questions that you have about his approach to technique, practice and songwriting. This will be an enlightening evening for guitarists of all levels looking to sharpen their shredding skills and take their playing up a gear!
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Who We’ve Had At Andertons Music Co.
Alongside those brand events we’ve had some amazing musicians in the store to host clinics and masterclasses. These artists come down and play a few of their famous songs and then teach some of their tricks of the trade.
We’ve had some of the best guitarists, bassists and drummers in the world teach us about their approach to music.
Often, they’ll go through their history of being a musician and how they’ve come to learn what they know as well as sharing that knowledge with you. At the end of the show a microphone is passed around the room and you can ask the artists any burning questions you might have.
- Steve Vai
- Guthrie Govan
- Eric Johnson
- Larry Carlton
- Greg Koch
- Eric Gales
- Chris Coleman
- Robben Ford
- Nathan East
- Paul Reed Smith
- Bernie Marsden
- Paul Gilbert
- Misha Mansoor & Mark Holcomb (Periphery)
- Andy Timmons
Past In-Store Events
We've hosted events with representatives from some of the biggest brands in the industry such as Gibson, Orange and Native Instruments. These events are free and give you the opportunity to come down and ask questions about your next purchase or to just learn about your favourite brands.
Our in-store events are generally held during the day so that you’re not pressed for time when trying the gear out, but we do occasionally host evening brand events.
Some of the bigger brand events we’ve hosted include:
- The Taylor Roadshow – Taylor Guitars come down to the store annually to run through all of their models and break down each guitar, series by series. After the show, you have the opportunity to ask questions and try the newest guitars out for yourself.
- Craig Blundell Demonstrates Roland TD-50K – Craig Blundell is a phenomenal drummer and came down to the store to show us how to get the most out of a TD-50K drum kit. We weren’t only treated some amazing drumming but we all got a chance to try out the Roland Kit before it was even released!